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As you’re putting the finishing touches on your Labor Day Weekend travel plans, here’s some important info about Logan and other airports.


Because nothing says “Labor Day Weekend in Boston” like mishap after mishap after mishap, right? The weekend always starts early in the Boston ‘hood of Allston. Allston Christmas is already in full swing. I put together an in-depth report last Allston Christmas; I’m assuming this year isn’t much different. I actually need a new sofa and a new dining room set. Might have to head down this week.


Labor Day Weekend is also Storrowing season. And if this year is anything like last year was, you’re going to want to avoid Storrow Drive altogether over the holiday weekend. Hell, you might as well avoid it all week long if you’re able. Maybe work from home if you’re not doing so already? Maybe call in sick? Or call in dead? Whatever you do, don’t get stuck behind a stuck moving truck.


Labor Day Weekend Travel: Prepare for Delays at Logan

Now, if your Labor Day plans involve air travel, you’re going to want to pay attention to this. Price4Limo has released their Best (and Worst) Airports and Airlines to Fly This Labor Day. How did they come up with the list? They compiled Labor Day travel data from the  Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Smart, right? So now you’ll know the best places to fly and the best airlines to take you there.


You can dig into the full list here. But since that Logan piece is the most important, I’m focusing on the bottom six on the list, because that’s where Logan landed: In a four-way tie for third-to-last. So Logan isn’t the worst for Labor Day Weekend travel delays, but it’s down there. Let’s see who it’s keeping company with.

  • 1) San Juan Airport

    Commonly known as San Juan Airport, it’s proper name is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It’s the largest and most accessible airport in Puerto Rico at it averages 20% departure delays. Not good, considering it’s a long weekend destination.

  • 2) Newark Liberty International Airport

    Taking a Labor Day Weekend trip to NYC? Planning on flying into Newark to save some money and headaches? Maybe make another plan: EWR’s average percent of delayed departures is 18%.

  • 3) Logan Airport

    Sorry, excuse me: “Boston Logan International Airport.” Call it what you want, it doesn’t change the fact that 17% of their departures are delayed, on average. Oh, and there’s the whole “Sumner Tunnel is closed for the summer” situation.

  • 4) Dallas Love Field Airport

    Have to make the distinction here, as there are two Dallas airports on this particular list. You know what they have in common, though? Besides being in Dallas? 17% average departure delays.

  • 5) Dallas Fort Worth

    You’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t. The numbers are the same for DFW. So maybe just don’t go to Texas for Labor Day weekend, OK?

  • 6) San Antonio International Airport

    One more for the 17% club. Welcome aboard, SAT travelers. What was that I just said about Texas and the long weekend?

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