It may not always be fun flying from Reno-Tahoe International Airport — especially not on windy winter days — but air travelers can take comfort in knowing that a new study finds RNO is among the least-miserable airports in the nation.
Analysts at ValuePenquin.com, a unit of Lending Tree, found that Reno-Tahoe International ranks No. 71 in traveler misery out of 83 major airports
Among the factors that went into the analysis: The percentage of flights that are flat-out cancelled, the percentage of flights that are delayed as well as the percentage of flights that are delayed more than hour, the average length of departure delays, the time that planes spend waiting on the tarmac and the time that travelers spend in security lines.
By those measures, the most miserable experiences await travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport near New York City, followed closely by Chicago O’Hare International.
Among the cities that have close air connections with Reno, Denver ranked fourth in the misery index, San Francisco ranked seventh, Las Vegas ranked 59th, Phoenix ranked 61st, and Salt Lake City ranked 75th.
Travelers are likely to find the least misery at Kahului Airport in Hawaii, where flight delays are minimal, and San Jose International, where security clearances are the speediest in the nation, the analysts said.
RNO, meanwhile, reported good scores across the board with relatively few cancellations or long delays and below-average waits in security lines. About 14.5 percent of departures from Reno are delayed, with an average delay of slightly less than 12 minutes.
The ValuePenquin.com analysis was based on data collected by the federal government’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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– Compiled by Darcy Lenardson
John Seelmeyer is a business writer and editor in Reno. In his 40-year career, he has edited publications in Nevada, Colorado and California and written several thousand published articles about business and finance.