Some good news for holiday travelers. "USA Today" is reporting that flight delays are down this autumn.
That's thanks to airlines cutting their scheduled flights and the government moving to ease congestion at New York airports.
From September 1st through November 17th, flights arrived more than 15 minutes late 17-percent of the time compared with 21-percent for the same period a year ago.
The rate of flights landing 45 minutes late or more fell by 20-percent over last year.
FlightStats, an aviation data company, compiled the statistics.
It says overall passenger flights at the country's 36 largest airports have dropped off by six-point-four percent this fall.
Last spring, the government also began trimming the number of flights allowed per hour at New York airports.
At John F. Kennedy airport, flights late by an hour or more have fallen by 24-percent.
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