Orlando International Airport second most riskiest for holiday delays

For the second time in as many months, Orlando International Airport or MCO to the natives, has been ranked highly for delays.

A report from aGamble.com used the following mythology

To determine our ranking, we analyzed airline on-time departure statistics and delay causes from the 50 largest airports across the country based on passenger volume. Statistics were analyzed during the holiday travel season from Nov. 18, 2022, to Jan. 4, 2023. Delay causes include air carrier delay, weather, security, national aviation system delay, late-arriving aircraft, diverted flights as well as canceled flights.

“While Orlando International Airport is a gateway to the “happiest place on earth”, transportation magic is often in short supply.” said the explanation in the study.

Chicago O’Hare topped the list at #1. Orlando wasn’t the only Florida town to get the notorious ranking, Tampa came in at #9.

Here is the top ten:

1. Chicago Midway International Airport
2. Orlando International Airport
3. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
4. William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)
5. Dallas Love Field Airport
6. Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas)
7. Metro Oakland International Airport (Oakland, California)
8. Baltimore-Washington International Airport
9. Tampa International Airport
10. San Antonio International Airport

Last month, in a completely different study MCO was ranked third in delays (story HERE).

The experience at MCO has always been a mixed bag for me. Often the biggest issues aren’t delays, but an overwhelmed TSA checkpoint, where you’ll see thousands of flyers waiting to be corralled into the tight spaces for inspection. It’s also the toughest location to get an Uber or Lyft for me. Ever.

While areas like security, parking, and the approach to and from the airport continue to suffer, MCO did spend $2.8 billion on its new Terminal C complex.

But they forgot to install movable walkways, leaving travelers to huff it a long distance.

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