O’Hare & Midway, worst for on-time departures

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Airline passengers have better luck arriving on-time at Chicago’s two big airports than they do taking off.

Midway’s on-time departure rate through October was just over 68 percent, landing it in last place among the country’s biggest airports at getting passengers in the air on-time.

That means on average, about two of every three flights left on time.

O’Hare isn’t much better— just over 70 percent.

Both airports’ on-time records have declined significantly in the last year.

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  • Wood Dalian

    After bulldozing half of Bensenville, encroaching into DuPage County, and extending the runways so that now the planes are practically scraping our rooftops — all done in the name of improving O'Hare's efficiency and on-time record, I feel like the taxpayers have been "had" on this one. You can put all the concrete you want on the ground, but the sky remains limited.