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Airlines With the Worst Delay Records
Sometimes flight delays can’t be avoided: blame mother nature, other aircrafts taking up runway space, or late crew members. But some airlines are repeat offenders.

Airplane on Runway

You’ve finally made it through security, collected your belt and shoes, sat in the waiting area and having managed to get your luggage into the overhead bins. And now you wait. And wait. A recent report from the Department of Transportation showed that in July, a total of 553 planes were stuck on the tarmac for two hours or more. Here’s a look at which airlines had the most incidents of keeping passengers sitting on the tarmac for hours before taking off.

US Airways

US Airways

US Airways topped the list with a total of 121 delays, or 0.34% of flights in July

JetBlue

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue had 43 flights with tarmac delays of two hours or more

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Delta Air Lines Plane on Runway

Delta Air Lines

Eighty six Delta flights faced tarmac delays of two hours or more in July, or 0.13%

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United Airlines

United Airlines

In July, 37 United flights faced tarmac delays of two hours or more

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines

American Airlines had 56 flights with tarmac delays of two hours or more in July

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Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines

Twenty three Continental Airlines flights were stuck on the tarmac for two hours or more before taking off

AirTran

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways had 22 flights in July that were delayed on the tarmac for two hours or more, or 0.10% of its flights

American Eagle Airlines

American Eagle Airlines

Passengers on 38 American Eagle flights faced tarmac delays of two hours or more in July

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ExpressJet Airlines

ExpressJet had 35 flights delayed on the tarmac for two hours or more, or 0.09% of its flights in July

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Atlantic Southeast Airlines

Twenty five of Atlantic Southeast’s flights were delayed for two hours or more in July or 0.08% of its flights

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Airlines With the Worst Delay Records

Sometimes flight delays can’t be avoided: blame mother nature, other aircrafts taking up runway space, or late crew members. But some airlines are repeat offenders.

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