Summer airport delays: Where does Detroit stand?

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Snow and ice can stop travelers in their tracks for hours or days.

You might expect airports experience more delays in the winter, and the summer months should bring smooth sailing. According to new research, you would be wrong.

The travel rewards site MileCards.com crunched the numbers and found among the top 50 airports in the U.S. 38 percent have more delays in the summer. There are two reasons why: it's the busiest travel time of the year and there's often severe weather activity, which can strike unexpectedly.

Ruth to the Rescue contacted MileCards.com to get the entire list of 50 airports. It turns out Detroit is close to the middle, ranked #19, over the last 10 years. The website's research shows last summer 2014 was the best summer of the last ten for Detroit delays.

The numbers also show June is the worst month for delays in Detroit, with just 76.4 percent on-time flights over the last ten years.

Here are the rankings of the top 50 airports, followed by their on-time percentage.

1 HNL Honolulu 87.7
2 SLC Salt Lake City 84.9
3 PHX Phoenix 81.5
4 SNA Orange County 81.4
5 SJC San Jose 80.7
6 PDX Portland 79.9
7 OAK Oakland 79.6
8 LAS Las Vegas 79.1
9 MSP Minneapolis - St. Paul 78.9
10 MDW Chicago Midway 78.7
11 SAN San Diego 78.7
12 SMF Sacramento 78.5
13 SEA Seattle 78.5
14 DAL Dallas Love Field 78.5
15 MEM Memphis 78.4
16 DEN Denver 78.3
17 IAH Houston - Bush 78.1
18 LAX Los Angeles 78.1
19 DTW Detroit 77.9
20 RSW Fort Myers 77.7
21 HOU Houston Hobby 76.7
22 AUS Austin 76.5
23 DFW Dallas - Fort Worth 76.5
24 CLT Charlotte 76.4
25 STL St. Louis 76.3
26 MCO Orlando 76.2
27 SAT San Antonio 76.2
28 TPA Tampa 76.1
29 CLE Cleveland 76.1
30 BNA Nashville 76.0
31 BWI Baltimore 75.8
32 MSY New Orleans 75.7
33 MCI Kansas City 75.4
34 IND Indianapolis 75.1
35 MKE Milwaukee 74.9
36 FLL Fort Lauderdale 74.0
37 PIT Pittsburgh 73.8
38 ATL Atlanta 73.5
39 DCA Washington - Reagan 73.4
40 IAD Washington - Dulles 73.1
41 RDU Raleigh - Durham 73.0
42 MIA Miami 72.7
43 ORD Chicago O'Hare 71.9
44 PHL Philadelphia 71.6
45 SJU San Juan 71.5
46 BOS Boston 70.7
47 SFO San Francisco 68.9
48 JFK New York - Kennedy 67.5
49 LGA New York - La Guardia 66.0
50 EWR Newark 64.5

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