SLC Rated Best Airport To Fly This Christmas, Least Stressful

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Salt Lake City International (SLC) is the best airport to fly this Christmas, according to a new ranking by travel site InsureMyTrip. Rankings were based on flight cancellation rates. Salt Lake had the lowest percentage of canceled flights (.33%) out of all airports on the list. New York’s LaGuardia fared the worst. Meanwhile, airports nationwide are gearing up for record travel this holiday. AAA reports an estimated 112.5 million Americans will travel later this month.


InsureMyTrip predicts New York’s LaGuardia (LGA) will be most stressful for travelers this Christmas. LGA reports the highest percentage of canceled flights (4.9%) so far this year.

Flights scheduled for departure between 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm are more susceptible to delays and cancellations.

If a flight is canceled, most airlines will rebook travelers on the next available flight at no additional charge. However, airlines are not required to reimburse travelers for losses incurred as a result of a canceled flight.

Find the full list of the least and most stressful airports here:

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.