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Flight delays the Bane of the modern traveler congestion in the skies.
Limited runways nasty weather all combined to hold you up.
Sometimes for days on end the transportation bureau has released new flight data and a Wall Street Journal put up a list of the 100 most delayed flights.
Which routes do you need to -- A break it down with travel expert Rick CEO of fare compare dot com Rick welcome great see you.
Could you do.
The average is a 101 minute after delay so you can pretty much count on not getting there on time.
Another example never say never go Newark to Atlanta -- Atlanta New York apparently that's that's bad news -- well what's going on here.
Why are these polite section -- Well there's a couple reasons one is it it's basically like rush hour or so the eastern seaboard.
Com has so much rush hour that's going on at certain times today whether that's between seven and 9 in the morning or you know four to 6 in the evening that.
Traffic gets stuck -- and this is after airlines have patted the schedules a morning flight for example from Atlanta.
To to New York for example is an hour faster even on the flight -- than the 5 o'clock flight and it's still delayed so.
The bottom line is is that there's just congestion over Washington DC and the sort of than New York metro area what we're Gordy at JFK and now -- are causing all sorts of issues.
Well you know it's not like there's one road everybody goes on you know I think -- really congestion that's the answer.
Well yeah you know did during sometimes like a Christmas time -- a variety of other -- peak times we'd actually opened up channels you know if the superhighway in the sky the president is open them up from time to time to try to.
Reduce some of the traffic I I think the biggest problem really.
Is we need a new navigation system me.
The bottom line is that the hum our air traffic control system was built at the time the Atari and it's still the Atari miles or so.
Are -- to the airports to avoid is we want to get to the advice here.
So this is -- -- the most -- and it's exactly as you call that it's the eastern seaboard Newark Chicago.
A New York City LaGuardia Boston but why Atlanta that surprised me.
Well I think -- the Atlanta flight to the ones that end up going to New York delta has a pretty big presence they have it on the flights that have a big presence of JFK.
Through Atlanta so I think that's what you're seeing Atlanta if you if you wanna have your flight not -- -- it looks like get to fly from Phoenix and LA is that you don't look like the way.
-- different like three flights -- can take.
None of them on the eastern seaboard -- -- this that so if if I'm really trying to avoid delays and I have to travel and that congested eastern seaboard -- -- -- I travel early do I travel late what's the key.
Yet you know I'd like to safe.
You wanna fly hungry because the times you wanna do it -- the first flights out that typically build the lunchtime flights -- the dinner flights.
After 6 PM those the ones that are typically.
Sometimes what happens you have this cascading effect during the day though so the later in the day you fly the more likely some problem earlier in the day is going to hit you so.
Really the best time is the early morning flight that's -- bit.
The time you wonder if you can avoid airports like Chicago are cities like Chicago with two airports.
New York Washington.
Those are the areas that are always -- even if you're gonna do.
Just a flight route over those areas you're gonna be you're going to be trapped basically.
-- an interest in point Rick thanks for -- and that we really appreciate your help.
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