If you’re flying to visit family and friends for the holidays, you may want to check the holiday flight cancellation record for your air carrier.
Regional airline flights were three times as likely to be canceled during the holidays than large airlines, according to a recent survey of U.S. Department of Transportation data by MileCards.com.
The travel website looked at canceled flights during Thanksgiving and December at the 50 busiest U.S. airports from 2010-2015 and found that more than 3 percent of regional flights were canceled, compared to about 1 percent of flights via large airlines.
Spirit Airlines and JetBlue ranked at the top of the list for most holiday flight cancellations among commercial airlines, with 2.3 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Delta had the best holiday flight cancellation record among large airlines, the study found.
The site also found that flights booked around the December holidays are five times more likely to be canceled than Thanksgiving flights.
The report follows news from the DOT earlier this week that September 2016 marked an all-time low for the number of canceled flights.