InsureMyTrip names holiday's 25 busiest US airports and longest security wait times

InsureMyTrip has announced which US airports will likely be the busiest over the 2019 holiday, the company said.

Chicago O´Hare International and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International will be the busiest airports in the country during the 2019 holiday season. Passengers should check crowd-sourced airport security wait times by using the My TSA application and prepare for longer lines during Christmas week
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InsureMyTrip analyzed non-stop domestic flights by major air carriers collected in 2019 thus far by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The company predicts these airports will be busiest during 2019 Christmas week:
• Chicago, IL: Chicago O´Hare International (busiest)
• Atlanta, GA: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
• Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: Dallas/Fort Worth International
• Denver, CO: Denver International
• Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Douglas International
• Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles International
• Seattle, WA: Seattle/Tacoma International
• Houston, TX: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston
• Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Sky Harbor International
• San Francisco, CA: San Francisco International
• Detroit, MI: Detroit Metro Wayne County
• New York, NY: LaGuardia
• Las Vegas, NV: McCarran International
• Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis-St Paul International
• Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International
• Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International
• Boston, MA: Logan International
• Washington, DC: Ronald Reagan Washington National
• Orlando, FL: Orlando International
• New York, NY: John F. Kennedy International
• Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake City International
• Baltimore, MD: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall
• San Diego, CA: San Diego International
• Fort Lauderdale, FL: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
• Washington, DC: Washington Dulles International

According to InsureMyTrip, here´s a general look at the time of the week when security wait times for passengers tend to be the longest:

Airport / Busiest Day and Time / Average Wait Times
• Chicago O´Hare International — Sun. between 8 am – 9 am (30 – 45 min)
• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International — Mon. between 7 am – 9 am (30 – 45 min)
• Dallas/Fort Worth International — Sun. between 6 am – 7 am (15 – 30 min)
• Denver International — Sun. between 9 am – 10 am and Sat. 8 am – 10 am (30 – 45 min)
• Charlotte Douglas International — Sun. 1 pm – 2 pm (60 min or more)
• Los Angeles International — Varies* (15 – 30 minutes, most of the time)
• Seattle/Tacoma International — Sat. 6 am – 8 am (30-45 min)
• George Bush Intercontinental/Houston — Wed. 2 pm – 4 pm and Fri. 5 am – 6 am (30 – 45 min)
• Phoenix Sky Harbor International — Tues. 5 am – 6 am (15 – 30 min)
• San Francisco International — Thurs. 8 am – 9 am and Fri (15 – 30 min)

This data was collected by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and analyzed by InsureMyTrip. Data only includes standard wait time estimates for the busiest US airports, based on the latest historical data available. Does not include wait times for TSA PreCheck passengers. Los Angeles International is listed as varied wait times, due to no clear day and time when extended wait times are more likely to happen.

Both the TSA and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provide information on wait times at airports and border crossings, while security wait times are dynamic, travelers can check crowd-sourced airport security wait times by using the My TSA app prior to departure.

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