Nearly three-quarters of Americans plan to travel during Thanksgiving and Christmas

Published on : Wednesday, November 16, 2016

orbitzThe three busiest airports for Thanksgiving and Christmas are expected to be Chicago O’ Hare International (ORD), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Los Angeles International (LAX), based on the Orbitz Insider Index, which analyzed Orbitz.com flight booking data for the top 50 U.S. airports during the holiday season.

 

“Travelers have come to rely upon the busiest airport rankings from Orbitz.com to better navigate the holiday travel season. This year, we’ve analyzed data not only for Thanksgiving but also for Christmas in order to arm people with information to help them better prepare for departure,” said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor at Orbitz.com. “Travelers looking to avoid the crowds and long lines should consider flying on off-peak days like Thanksgiving Day or booking airfare to alternative airports in the busiest regions, like John Wayne International in nearby Orange County instead of LAX.”

 

According to the Orbitz.com 2016 holiday survey, 73 percent of Americans plan to travel for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.1 As always during the holiday season, travelers should anticipate long lines and packed flights. In particular, flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Los Angeles International (LAX) will likely be the most congested during Thanksgiving. While travel from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Denver International Airport (DEN) will likely be the most crowded during Christmas.

 

ORBITZ.COM BUSIEST AIRPORTS FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVEL 2016

RANK AIRPORT NAME LOCATION/MARKET AIRPORT CODE
1 Chicago O’Hare International Chicago, Ill. ORD
2 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta, Ga. ATL
3 Los Angeles International Los Angeles, Calif. LAX
4 Denver International Denver, Colo. DEN
5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Dallas, Texas DFW
6 Charlotte-Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. CLT
7 Newark Liberty International Newark, N.J. EWR
8 Houston George Bush Intercontinental Houston, Texas IAH
9 San Francisco International San Francisco, Calif. SFO
10 John F. Kennedy International New York, N.Y. JFK

 

 

 

ORBITZ.COM BUSIEST AIRPORTS FOR CHRISTMAS TRAVEL 2016

RANK AIRPORT NAME LOCATION/MARKET AIRPORT CODE
1 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta, Ga. ATL
2 Chicago O’Hare International Chicago, Ill. ORD
3 Los Angeles International Los Angeles, Calif. LAX
4 Charlotte-Douglas International Charlotte, N.C. CLT
5 Dallas-Fort Worth International Dallas, Texas DFW
6 Denver International Denver, Colo. DEN
7 John F. Kennedy International New York, N.Y. JFK
8 Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle, Wash. SEA
9 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Phoenix, Ariz. PHX
10 Orlando International Orlando, Fla. MCO

 

 

 

 

 

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