People are busy in the spring. The reasons to travel seem to increase dramatically from the previous months.
Spring break occurs at different times at different schools, and at different times each year. Passover and Easter are observed at different times every year, up to a month apart, and Memorial Day weekend wanders around the end of May.
RewardExpert analyzed five years’ worth of data for every day from March 1st through May 31st, to forecast delays and crowds for each day. Airport and airline performance was achieved by aggregating airport/airline on-time performance data for each month and the three month period overall.
On-time performance was calculated based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics for the months of March, April, and May. The flight volume figures for each month at the 45 busiest airports in the U.S. and for each major airline were also included.