Memorial Day Weekend: The days you should avoid flying

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More than 41.5 million Americans are expected to travel for Memorial Day Weekend this year, and based on 2017 data AirHelp found that more than 8,500 flights were disrupted, impacting more than 825,000 U.S. air passengers, with Friday, May 26 as the busiest travel day as people head out of town for the weekend.

Below is data from last year’s Memorial Day Weekend travel, which can help inform passengers about what to expect this year:

• In 2017, the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, was the busiest airport travel day

• Over 825,000 passengers in the US experienced flight disruptions from more 8,500 disrupted flights

• Approximately 20% of all flights from Memorial Day Weekend in 2017 were disrupted, experiencing delays or cancellations

• The top ten most disrupted flight routes included:

1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO)
2. San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
3. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) to San Francisco (SFO)
4. Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO)
5. San Diego International Airport (SAN) to San Francisco (SFO
6. Boston Edward L Logan International Airport (BOS) to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
7. San Francisco (SFO) to Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
8. Denver International Airport (DEN) to San Francisco (SFO)
9. Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) to Boston Edward L Logan International Airport (BOS)
10. New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)