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Busiest Travel Day of the Year: Cash in on the Fourth of July

AuthorPaul French

The busiest travel day of the year is upon us.

For all the parades, fireworks and family reunions, Independence Day ends in disruption and frustration for lots of folks.

In summer 2016 (June 1 – Aug. 31), almost 200,000 US passengers were on 1,048 flights that were disrupted. The potential compensation amount was $120 million.

That’s right. $120 million.

July has the highest percentage of delayed or canceled flights of all the summer months, with 23% of all flights disrupted (canceled or delayed more than 15 minutes).

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Chicago O’Hare International is the worst airport for disrupted arrival flights during the summer months (June, July and August) with almost 10000 disrupted flights per month.

American Airlines had the most number of delayed arrivals (133,844 flights, 23%) during summer ‘16, followed by Delta Airlines (82,912 flights, 17%) and United Airlines (79,156, 19%).

Busiest Travel Day of the Year

Last year, July 8th, over the Fourth of July weekend, was the busiest travel day of the year. In 2017, with Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday, those traveling should be prepared for severe disruptions.

If you’re scheduled to fly through Chicago, New York or Los Angeles, you’d be wise to read up on your air passenger rights.

Tell Your Friends

Don’t let friends and family go into the busiest travel day of the year unprepared.

They know it’s going to be chaos, but do they know they’ve got rights, especially when traveling to or from the European Union?

Send them a link to this page, they’ll thank you soon enough!

And if you’ve been delayed, canceled or overbooked in the last three years, see if your flight is eligible for compensation today.

Tap Here: File Your Compensation Claim Today –>>


Flight delays happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. You may be entitled to as much as $680 in compensation if your flight was delayed, canceled or overbooked within the last three years.

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