Stats: LaGuardia - Toronto Worst Route to Fly During Christmas Week

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While Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, it's frequently the most nightmarish time to travel with flight disruptions, large crowds, and high-ticket prices. As travelers prepare to visit family and friends for the holidays, AirHelp, the air passenger rights company, has rounded up the most popular routes, the most disrupted routes, and the worst day to fly from last year to help travelers prepare this year.

  • Number of Disrupted Flights During Christmas Week: 83,000
  • Number of Passengers Who Experienced Flight Disruptions During Christmas Week: 7.9 million

Most Popular Routes During Christmas Week

  1. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 
  2. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  3. New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  5. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  6. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  7. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  8. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  9. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Portland International Airport (PDX)
  10. Portland International Airport (PDX) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Most Disrupted Routes During Christmas Week

  1. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Toronto Lester B Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Toronto Lester B Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  3. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Toronto Bishop Billy City Airport (YTZ)
  4. Boston Edward L Logan International Airport (BOS) to Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  5. Boston Edward L Logan International Airport (BOS) to Toronto Lester B Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  6. Portland International Airport (PDX) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  7. Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  8. Kahului Airport (OGG) à Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  9. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Toronto Lester B Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  10. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

Total Money Owed for Flight Disruptions During Christmas Week Under European Law EC 261: $6.3 million

Source: AirHelp

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