Busiest Travel Day of the Year: Cash in on the Fourth of July
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.
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.
The calm before the storm | Airports are buzzing 24/7 so when there’s one flight off schedule more will follow. But not all airports are created equally, some are better equipped to handle delays than others. This time around know before you go – AirHelp Score is launching next week, and for the first time ever, we’ve ranked the best airlines AND the airports they fly out of. Stay tuned!
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.
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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