Two recent surveys came across our inbox that we thought travel advisors would find interesting.
In the first, InsureMyTrip analyzed the latest data from the Department of Transportation to determine the airports with the most cancellations and highest percentage of delays.
In the second, Squaremouth.com polled more than 2,500 travel insurance customers regarding their upcoming travel plans to find out just how many travelers are mixing business with leisure.
Worst airports for cancellations and delays
Newark Liberty International in New Jersey had the highest cancellation rate (3.78%), while San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International airport had the highest delay percentage (33.8%) for the first half of 2023.
Other airports with the highest percentage of cancellations are NYC-LaGuardia, NYC-JFK, NY-Buffalo-Niagara International, Norfolk International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Dallas Love Field, Boston Logan International, Dallas/Fort Worth International, and Milwaukee Mitchell International.
Florida residents fare the worst when it comes to delays, with five Florida airports – Orlando, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Tampa, and Jacksonville – showing up on the list of airports with the highest percentage of delays.
Other airports with the highest percentage of delays are Las Vegas' Harry Reid International, Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International, San Francisco International, and Ontario (Canada) International.
Bleisure increasingly common
More than 43% of travelers (out of 2,500 travel insurance customers) revealed that they've taken a blended trip – mixing both business and leisure time – in the past. More importantly, roughly a quarter (24%) said they foresee themselves taking a blended trip within the next 12 months.
Digging in further, 53% of travelers said they prefer to add vacation days to their business trip, while 39% said they would opt to work remotely while on a personal vacation. Only 8% said they would prefer to travel and work simultaneously as a digital nomad.