Launched in 2006, AvoidDelays.com is the first tool of its kind to help the flying public. Using a mix of historical and live flight data directly from the Department of Transportation, the website provides information on which airports have a history of delays and how to get avoid getting stuck in an airport when you really would rather be on the beach or touring a European capital.
The site has continued to be a great resource, whether you have already purchased your ticket or are waiting to find the best deal. It’s user-friendly and provides an interactive function that allows travelers to check rankings before they book a flight and check flight status on the day they fly.
NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert says:
No one likes to deal with delays and problems during summer travel. The controllers are taking the knowledge and skills gained from just doing the everyday job and providing advice to the flying public. Who better to get advice from than the men and women who guide your flights every day?
One of the most popular features helps you plan your trip with live updates of delays within the past 24 hours and even offers a site where you can complain about delays. You also can sign up for alerts about delays for your local airport.
Check out this free service from the people who guide you home-the nation’s air traffic controllers.