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These Airlines Had the Fewest Delays and Cancellations Last Month

Plus, the airports with the most on-time departures worldwide.

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DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images

The irritation of spending longer than you need to at an airport because your flight is delayed is one of life’s small miseries. It’s certainly not the end of the world, but it’s an entirely unpleasant experience. During the busy, chaotic summer vacation months, delays are more common-especially in 2023 as levels of travel reach pre-pandemic levels.

Cirium, a company that evaluates airline and travel data, has the numbers on just how delayed flights were in July 2023, broken down by airline and airport. On the whole, airlines’ overall on-time performance in North America dropped from June to July, from 68.11% to 65.82%. If these airlines were getting a grade, it would be a D.

“Flight cancellations in North America also surged, from 17,414 in June to 21,131 in July; in all other global regions, flight cancellations actually decreased between June and July, making North America the only region in which an increase in flight cancellations was seen,” the Cirium report shared with Thrillist revealed.

Globally, the most on-time airline is Latam Airlines. In the top 10 most on-time airlines worldwide, Delta Air Lines was the only US carrier to make the list, coming in at the ninth spot. In North America, the most on time airline is Alaska Airlines, followed closely by Delta. You can check out the complete rankings, plus details on which airports were the most on-time, in the charts below.

Courtesy of Cirium
Courtesy of Cirium
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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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