The Best and Worst Thanksgiving Travel Days at the 45 Busiest Airports

RewardExpert looked at the 45 busiest airports and determined which are the best and worst days to travel through each airport for avoiding delays. 

Find the airports you will be flying to and from to help plan your trip around high-traffic dates. 

Best and Worst Thanksgiving Travel Days by Airport
BEST DAY
WORST DAY
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ALL DATES LISTED ARE IN NOVEMBER
Austin-Bergstrom (AUS)
25
29
Denver (DEN)
25
27
Douglas (CLT)
25
22
Dulles (IAD)
25
29
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
25
29
Fort Worth (DFW)
20
George Bush (IAH)
28
Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)
25
22
Honolulu (HNL)
27
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
25
29
John Wayne (SNA)
25
Kansas City (MCI)
29
LaGuardia (LGA)
25
29
Lambert-St. Louis (STL)
25
29
Liberty (EWR)
25
29
Logan (BOS)
23
Los Angeles (LAX)
29
Louis Armstrong (MSY)
25
22
Love Field (DAL)
22
McCarran (LAS)
19
Miami (MIA)
25
29
Midway (MDW)
19
Mineta San José (SJC)
29
Nashville (BNA)
25
29
O'Hare (ORD)
29
Oakland (OAK)
29
Orlando (MCO)
25
22
Philadelphia (PHL)
29
Pittsburgh (PIT)
25
22
Portland (PWM)
29
Raleigh–Durham (RDU)
25
29
Ronald Reagan (DCA)
25
29
Sacramento (SMF)
29
Salt Lake City (SLC)
29
San Antonio (SAT)
29
San Diego (SAN)
29
San Francisco (SFO)
25
29
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
27
Sky Harbor (PHX)
29
Southwest Florida (RSW)
25
22
St. Paul (MSP)
25
28
Tampa (TPA)
25
22
Thurgood Marshall (BWI)
29
Wayne County (DTW)
27
William P. Hobby (HOU)
22
Source: RewardExpert evaluated DOT on-time flight data for the 45 busiest domestic airports during the 11 days surrounding Thanksgiving (the holiday itself and +/-5 days) from the years 2011-2015 to determine which dates are most and least likely to experience delays in each airport.