This US airport is ranked No. 1 for flight cancellations

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Don't expect anyone to buy a big foam finger to celebrate the fact that while airports all over the United States saw a dramatic uptick in flight cancellations and delays over the summer, some were far worse than others.

So, who's No. 1 on the flight cancellation list? We're looking at you, East Coast. When it comes to delays, Chicago takes the inauspicious prize.

Certain airports have developed a track record for frequent cancellations, according to FlightAware, which compiled a list of the worst offending airports in the country.

The flight tracking service looked at data from May 27 through September 5 of this year to determine which airports were the worst in terms of percentages of flights delayed and canceled, CNN reported.

Topping the list of airports with the most flight cancellations are Newark Liberty in New Jersey and LaGuardia in New York. Each airport saw nearly 7% of its flights cancelled between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.

Rounding out the top five airports for cancellations are Reagan in Virginia, Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina and Cleveland Hopkins in Ohio.

Airports with the highest percentages of flights canceled
1. Newark Liberty International Airport: 6.7%
2. LaGuardia Airport: 6.7%
3. Reagan National Airport: 4.8%
4. Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 3.7%
5. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: 3.5%
6. Pittsburgh International Airport: 3.4%
7. Boston Logan International Airport: 3%
8. John Glenn Columbus International Airport: 3%
9. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport: 2.9%
10. Indianapolis International Airport: 2.9%

When it comes to flight delays, all 10 of the worst offending airports saw a quarter or more of their flights pushed back.

Chicago's Midway Airport tops the list with a whopping 37.7% of its flights having been delayed over the summer. That's followed by Baltimore/Washington in Maryland, Orlando in Florida, JFK in New York and Harry Reid in Las Vegas.

Airports with the highest percentages of flights delayed
1. Chicago Midway International Airport: 37.7%
2. Baltimore/Washington International Airport: 32.5%
3. Orlando International Airport: 32.2%
4. John F. Kennedy International Airport: 31%
5. Harry Reid International Airport: 31%
6. Newark Liberty International Airport: 30.4%
7. Dallas Love Field Airport: 29.1%
8. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport: 28.3%
9. Denver International Airport: 27.5%
10. Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 27.2%

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