Major Airports BUSIEST TIMES

Some travelers arrive when the security lines are packed with flyers anxiously watching the time get closer to their departure.

Others may arrive early to play it safe but end up tediously waiting at their gate for hours.

Although it is never a bad idea to play it safe, knowing the busiest times of the day can help improve the airport experience.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Busiest time of day: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 19 minutes

Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)

Busiest time of day: 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 23 minutes

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Busiest time of day: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Average reported wait time: 23 minutes

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Busiest time of day: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Average reported wait time: 24 minutes

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Busiest time of day: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 25 minutes

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Busiest time of day: 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. and 11 p.m. to  12 a.m. Average reported wait time: 26 minutes

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Busiest time of day: 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 30 minutes

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Busiest time of day: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Average reported wait time: 31 minutes

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Busiest time of day: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Average reported wait time: 31 minutes

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Busiest time of day: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Average reported wait time: 36 minutes

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