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DoT’s Air Consumer Reports

With summer travel in full-force, weather delays and overbooked flights can cause a traveler to get heated. Become a more informed traveler with the data available at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports. Get info on on airport and airline delays, baggage claims and the number of passengers bumped off their flights. For pet travel, there are details on the number of animal airline incidents as well.

Here’s an example of the data provided: The number of passengers denied boarding for Jan-Sep, 2009 was highest at United and US Air. So if you’re looking to get bumped and score a voucher for the next flight, your luck will be better on these airlines.

Also note the percentage of on-time arrivals at major U.S. airports. The percentage is almost always higher in the mornings, so plan your travels early in the day.

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