What with the crazy weather and JetBlue’s recent mortification, it becomes more important for the jet-setting consumer to stay informed of possible airport delays. Here’s a suite of tools to keep your travels free of travail.
• Worst offenders list of airlines/airports to avoid, based on last year’s data. “Since air traffic activity follows cyclical patterns, the same month last year is often a better predictor of performance than using last months data.”
• TSA Security Checkpoint Times by airport.
• Realtime flight-status check. It’s not tied in with Airline computer systems but actually in with air traffic controllers.
• Common-sense tips for avoiding delays, i.e. try to schedule connecting flights further apart, fly direct when possible.
— BEN POPKEN