FlightWait: Get Out of the Airports

If you’ve been trying out FlightWait — our new Interstate-style air-traffic congestion thingie — and wondering why everything seems so placid 30,000 feet overhead, check it out today. On this Thanksgiving weekend Sunday, imagine air highways six miles above most of the U.S. only slightly less congested than the Santa Monica Freeway around 5pm on a Friday night.

Check it here.



  1. something’s goofy. On national map now (about 5.30 pm est) it shows several flights in black – over 2 hour delays – from/to New York area. But if you run individual charts on JFK, LGA and EWR – the 3 major local airports – none show blacks. Sum greater than the parts?

  2. Vinnie, good observation. As you can read here:
    Some of the delays are taking place at TEB… JFK has also recently joined.