How Do You Check for Airport Flight Delays?


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To check for airport flight delays in the United States, check the Federal Aviation Administration website. The site's map of the United States features colored dots along with an airport code for any airport experiencing delays. The color of each dot corresponds to the severity of the delay.

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How Do You Check for Airport Flight Delays?
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Green dots denote delays in arrivals and departures of fewer than 15 minutes. Yellow dots show that the airport is experiencing delays between 16 and 45 minutes. Red dots signify delays greater than 45 minutes. An orange dot shows that flights arriving at the airport are experiencing delays due to issues at the originating airport.

To view delays by region, click the drop-down menu marked Select a Region. Choose a region, and click the button with the right-facing arrow to narrow the map to a single region. For a specific airport, enter the first few letters of the city in the box marked Search by Airport, and click the right-facing arrow to open a box containing information about the airport.

To view the delays at a major airport, click the drop-down menu, select the airport, and click the arrow to view a box showing the general delays for the airport. If other problems exist by destination, such as weather delays, this box explains the situation, the name of the airport and any expected delays.

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