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When people talk about planning a trip to Malta, they tend to fall into one of two camps. Either they want to relax by a beach or they want to spend their time sightseeing and experiencing the country’s unique history and culture. If you’re in that latter group, this flexible Malta itinerary is for you.

How you go about planning your sightseeing visit to Malta will depend on how many days in Malta you have planned. Since a one size fits all itinerary isn’t much help, I’ve mapped how I would plan 4-day, 7-day, and 10-day itineraries, based on my considerable time travelling in Malta. While these itineraries are very focused on sightseeing, they still do allow for a little time at Malta’s beaches. Hopefully, this guide will answer all your planning questions, and show you why a week in Malta is definitely not too long.

 

The Islands of Malta

People often talk about Malta as if it’s one single island. What’s confusing about that is that the country of Malta is actually an archipelago. But it’s main island is also called Malta, meaning you can be in Malta but also not be on Malta at the same time.

While there are small, uninhabited islands in Malta, the two other islands that tourists need to know are Gozo and Comino. Gozo is hilly, rustic, and home to villages and lots of great natural scenery. Comino, although uninhabited, has a gorgeous swimming spot – the Blue Lagoon – plus beaches and walking trails to explore.

Most visitors will spend the bulk of their time on Malta, as it’s by far the largest island and holds many main attractions. Comino is a textbook day trip destination, but Gozo has some depth to it, meaning it can easily entertain visitors for a few days. The main take away is that each island is different and all are worth visiting.

 

Best Time to Visit Malta

Cliff Walk, Gozo Guide and Winter in Malta

Because Malta is an island destination in the Mediterranean, people immediately think of it as a summer destination. And yes, summer is an ideal time of year to go if you plan to spend your time at the beach or swimming off Comino. But what about visiting Malta at other times of year?

I’d argue that summer probably isn’t a great time to visit for some activities. I know I wouldn’t want to be hiking on Gozo where there’s no shade at all during the height of summer. And with summer being the busiest time of year to go, I feel like sightseeing generally would be negatively affected by the crowds.

So I definitely suggest considering other times of the year. My two trips to Malta fell across January to March, essentially the winter off-season. And I loved it. Yes, there are days when it rains or strong winds impact the island ferries. You also have fewer hours of daylight, which never helps. But there’s just as much upside to downside in my opinion.

 

Travelling To Malta

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There’s no great secret for how to get to Malta. We are talking about an island country after all. Flying to Malta International Airport, the country’s only airport in Luqa, is the most obvious and straightforward to travel to Malta.

As for who to fly with to get to Malta International Airport, you have options. Air Malta is the national carrier (although there are talks of a new one replacing it) and has routes across Europe and the Mediterranean. Alternatively, there are a range of budget airlines that fly routes, particularly Ryanair. A few major carriers, such as Air France, Emirates, and British Airways also fly to Malta.

Should you want to avoid flying, there is another way to get to Malta. Ferries run regularly from Sicily to Malta, which may be useful when travelling in the region. I can see people afraid of flying or wanting to reduce their carbon footprint considering this approach.

 

How Long Should Your Malta Itinerary Be?

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Because Malta is a small island nation, it’s pretty common to wonder how many days you need in Malta for your trip. But don’t let Malta’s size fool you, it’s actually full of interesting and diverse places to visit.

To put things into perspective, I’ve visited Malta twice for a month each time and I’ve yet to see everything there. Sure, I took plenty of days off sightseeing to work as a digital nomad, but even still there’s loads to see. Remember, you not only have the main island of Malta but also Gozo and Comino to factor in.

Personally, I think 4 days in Malta is the least I would ever recommend. That will let you see a little and get an idea of what the country is like. A much better approach though is to allow 7 to 10 days, especially if you want to see Gozo, as this gives you time to see a wider variety of places.

 

Itinerary for 4 Days in Malta

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With four days in Malta, you’re probably just looking to get a sense of what Malta is like. I’ll say up front that there’s no way to cover the entire country in four days. But 4 days in Malta is enough to make a great start, that’s for sure.

To make the most of your time, stay in or near Valletta, preferably the Sliema area. Over your first two days, explore the waterfront area of Sliema and then take the ferry across to Valletta. There are plenty of things to see in Valletta, from the city’s fortifications to museums. Just don’t miss St John’s Co-Cathedral, it’s interior is very impressive.

Another benefit of staying in or near Sliema, is that several of the island cruise day tours leave from its waterfront. Taking a cruise to the Blue Lagoon, Comino, and Gozo is a classic Malta activity, but most leave from St Paul’s Bay on the north coast. While you can get a bus up to the dock in St Paul’s Bay, taking a cruise from Sliema is just easier.

For the last of your four days in Malta, visiting the historic city of Mdina is a great idea in my opinion. Visiting Mdina from Valletta is pretty easy to do and the fortified city has charm, views, and museums to entertain. Plus, there’s attractions like St Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat to help you fill out the day.

So:

 

Itinerary for 7 Days in Malta

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While four days may look like a good time, it looks relatively light compared to what you can get up to with a 7-day Malta itinerary. This longer trip takes the above itinerary and builds on it, to give you more time in key places and expand your horizons.

The itinerary is designed for 4 nights in Sliema/Valletta area, and your choice of 2 nights on Gozo with one final night in Mellieha, or all 3 nights in Mellieha/St Paul’s Bay.

 

Day 1 – Sliema

Because I want to give you a realistic itinerary, we need to allow time for you to actually arrive and get settled. Should you have free time after settling in in the Sliema area, take a walk to start acclimating to Malta.

What’s great about starting in Sliema is you can go for a walk down along its waterfront. There you’ll see the mix of old and new Malta, as well as enjoy views across the water to Valletta. With more time up your sleeve, consider walking over to Manoel Island or around to St Julian’s Bay. While the two are very different, they’ll help you get oriented and should build excitement for what’s to come.

 

Day 2 – Valletta

Time to see Valletta and find out why it’s the perfect starting point for exploring Malta. Take a ferry across the harbour and follow the steep streets into the heart of the city.

Meander through Valletta’s old stone streets towards the city gate, as you won’t want to miss the massive city fortifications. From there explore the city as you’d like, but places that really should be on your walking route include the Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens, St. George’s Square, and Fort St Elmo.

Valletta also has its share of museums like Casa Rocca Piccola that will help shed insight on what the city’s history is like. And of course, there’s the big attraction that you can’t miss – St. John’s Co-Cathedral – with its incredible golden interior.

 

Day 3 – Three Cities

Hopefully you’re not already sick of Maltese balconies and old sandstone buildings, because there are many more to be found over in the Three Cities across the harbour from Valletta.

Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua are a collection of historic neighbourhoods collectively known as the Three Cities that actually predate the capital and offer lots of brilliant scenery to enjoy.

Travel there by bus or ferries and explore the two peninsulas and adjoining marina that the neighbourhoods cover. Highlights of the Three Cities include the Gardjola Gardens, Vittoriosa Yacht Marina, Fort St. Angelo, and Inquisitor’s Palace, all of which help create an insightful itinerary of the Three Cities’ history and character.

 

Day 4 – Rabat/Mdina

With so much coast to explore, it’s easy to forget about the island interior of Malta. But that’s where you find the memorable attractions of Mdina and Rabat, a day trip from Valletta well worth doing. 

Mdina is a citadel and former capital sitting within the city of Rabat. It’s known as the “Silent City” as it was left uninhabited when the capital moved. Mdina with its many palaces feels like an open-air museum today, although does it have actual museums as well. Plus there are the views from its observation deck that let you see all the way to the coast, fully visualizing just how small Malta is.

It’s important not to forget the wider city of Rabat, as it too is worth exploring. Rabat has more of the winding stone streets typical of Malta, as well as its own historic landmarks and museums. Perhaps the standout attraction in Rabat though is the St Paul’s Catacombs, because of their Roman history and vast size.

 

Day 5 – Gozo

Rather than do a whirlwind boat tour of Malta’s islands, a longer trip gives you more time to explore both Gozo and Comino. Since it’s the larger of the two and potentially where you’ll stay, start by heading out north to Cirkewwa for a ferry over to Gozo.

Gozo is a considerably smaller island than Malta, but it still has loads to see. Start your sightseeing at the harbour of Mgarr, because even this small village has a nice church and viewpoints. There’s also a coastal walking trail you can explore to Xatt l-Aħmar Salt Pans on the south coast should you feel like it.

Afterward, get the bus up to Victoria, the main city on Gozo, to visit its citadel and explore the backstreets around St George’s Basilica. The citadel is very much the main attraction of the city, so feel free to spend as much time there as you like. For any more time you have on Gozo, you have a barrage of options, but two of the easiest are Ġgantija and Nadur village.

 

Day 6 – Comino

With one island down, it’s time for the other – the island of Comino. In contrast to the fertile, green island of Gozo, Comino is much more dry and sparse, car-free, and effectively uninhabited.

Visits to Comino always focus on outdoor activities because of this, but you still do get to choose how you want to spend the day. So, which appeals more? You can swim in the pristine water at the Blue Lagoon and relax on deck chairs. Or, you can take a walk along the coast to different towers on the island. The choice is yours.

A nice thing about visiting Comino is that you can go from either Gozo or northern Malta, giving you flexibility where you stay after Sliema.

 

Day 7 – Mellieha

Saying goodbye to the islands, it’s time to turn attention back to Malta. If you were staying on Gozo, take a ferry back to Malta, otherwise you’ll now get to spend time to explore your surroundings in northern Malta.

Mellieha is where I’d start, a pretty town with great views. In terms of sightseeing, it has the Parish Church, WWII Shelters, and beach down below town. But you also have nearby attractions like the Popeye Village, Red Tower, and Fort Campbell. The area is one of my favourite in Malta, especially for hiking.

 

Itinerary for 10 Days in Malta

Xlendi Village, Things to Do in Malta

Lucky enough to plan for a longer trip to Malta? Then you’ll want to know how those extra days will change and hopefully improve your itinerary. For the sake of example, we’re going to design this as a 10-day itinerary. But you should be able to adapt this to your plans regardless of how long your trip is.

Begin with the 7-day itinerary of Malta above, as you’re not going to want to miss any of the places included there. That gives you three bonus days to build in.

Start by extending your time in Gozo by two days. This might seem like a lot, but Gozo actually has a lot to see despite its small size. This will give you three days exploring the island, which still won’t be enough to see everything.

For the final day, dedicate it to exploring the south coast of Malta, either from Sliema or Mellieha. With it, you can take a boat trip to visit Hagar Qim and Blue Grotto, two highlights of the area. The attractions are sometimes combined together on tours like this one, but many just focus on the prehistoric sites like Hagar Qim.

 

Your 3-Day Gozo Itinerary

Xwejni Salt Pans, Gozo Walks

With three days on Gozo, it’s best to organize your sightseeing by area to make the most of your time. Because of Gozo’s size, you can stay in one place for all three days and travel each day by car or public transport to explore. As such, I suggest:

  • Day 1 – arrive on Gozo at Mgarr and see Victoria
  • Day 2 – travel up to Marsalforn and the north coast
  • Day 3 – travel down to Xlendi and the south coast

Since we’ve covered the first day visiting Victoria already above, let’s focus on days two and three.

On your second day in Gozo, you’re definitely going to want to explore the island’s north coast. From Marsalforn you can follow the coast west past salt pans cut into the rock to the cliffs at Wied il-Għasri. Also in the area is the beautiful Ramla Beach and valley below Zebbug.

For Day 3 on Gozo, head the opposite direction south to Xlendi. Starting at this small beachside village, walk past the local stone tower and follow the trail along the edge of the Sanap and Ta Cenc Cliffs. The views from the edge of these cliffs are as awe-inspiring as they are precarious.

As for where to stay on Gozo that’s relatively central, you have a few options. The most obvious is the town of Victoria, being the island’s capital and near to its geographical centre. But another choice is the village of Nadur, as it benefits from good public transport connections and has a selection of accommodation and restaurants to choose from.

 

Malta Itinerary Ideas and Other Inclusions

Marsaxlokk Boats

So, is that all there is to see in Malta? Not even close. I’ve just tried to focus on showing you what the main attractions are and give you a bit of variety in where you explore.

As I said, I’ve spent a lot of time sightseeing in Malta and I know I’ve still got plenty to go. So don’t feel like you’re missing out just because you haven’t got everywhere on your itinerary.

The upside is that you have options if you want to substitute some things out or have even more time on your hands. If that’s the case, my further recommendations are:

  • Marsaxlokk fishing village – a great place to see the iconic luzzu boats above, plus it has some swimming spots nearby;
  • Northern Malta – the area around Mellieha has plenty to see, especially if you like hiking/walking;
  • Buskett Woods – the rare example of forest on Malta, with orange groves and the nearby Clapham Junction cart ruts;
  • Tarxien – area south of the Three Cities, home to ancient Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and Tarxien Temples.

 


If you’ve been to Malta, how long did you visit for? What would you add or remove to these Malta itineraries? Please share your thoughts and questions in the comments below.

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These Are The Top 7 Beach Destinations In 2024 According To Travel And Leisure

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A comprehensive list of the top destinations for 2024 has been put together by the Travel and Leisure experts.

Numerous magazines have released their favorites for the upcoming year, and they all appear very different. While some are fully off the grid, others are popular hotspots.

In the end, you have to determine what interests you enough to plan a fantastic trip. Travel & Leisure divided up their best recommendations by category rather than covering all 50 locations.

Let’s examine the top 7 “beach vibes” for 2024 as listed by Travel & Leisure:
Florida’s Anna Maria Island
There are several locations in Florida that make for the perfect vacation, which is why the state continues to draw enormous numbers of visitors.

Miami and other major American beaches and cultural centers are located in this sunny state. However, a lot of people decide to take the ideal family vacation to Orlando.

Tampa is one place that gets overlooked despite having so many beautiful beaches close by. Travel and Leisure declares Anna Maria Island to be the greatest in Florida because of its friendly locals, breathtaking sunsets, and lack of skyscrapers that obstruct the view.

Your stay will be more enjoyable and accessible with new hotels and more flights to nearby Sarasota.
Italy’s Campania coast
This striking area is experiencing a hotel boom on some of the most picturesque coastline in the nation.

With four destinations to pick from for your European beach getaway—Amalfi, Positano, Capri, and Sorrento—Coastal Campania offers quadruple the pleasure.

Italy’s breathtaking beaches will wow you; many visitors associate the nation with ancient sites and excessive wine and pasta consumption.

You can still indulge in excessive amounts of delectable food and drink locally produced wine, but why not do it against the breathtaking backdrop of azure waters, undulating hills, and classic architecture?
There are several hotel alternatives available to travelers, ranging from luxurious accommodations with cliffside pools to intimate boutique styles.

Soon, American and Delta will begin offering direct service to the neighboring Naples.
There isn’t a single Costa Rican beach that Travel and Leisure recommended visiting in 2024. T and L essentially advise you to “just pick one” beach because they are all so lovely.

Any beach in Costa Rica is a good choice, however some are busier and more well-known than others.
While some may choose for more quiet spots to have a wonderful beach all to themselves, many small towns have a thriving surfing community that gets together to surf the waves.

Travelers adore visiting the land of pura vida, despite the fact that it is usually more expensive than nearby nations.

Travel & Leisure also adore it. Indeed, they have selected Costa Rica as the “Destination of the Year” for 2024. Whether traveling alone, with company, or on a family vacation, everyone will find their place in this stunning nation.

There are plenty of enjoyable excursions to discover the breathtaking beauty and culture of the country, and lodging options ranging from cozy hostels to opulent hotels are easily accessible.
Dominica  Over the past year, Dominica has been increasingly popular. Travel is on the rise, and more people are looking to discover bright new places to visit.

This Caribbean island features picture-perfect waterfalls, verdant jungles, and unspoiled beaches, making it a veritable paradise.

trekking enthusiasts should prepare their trekking shoes, as the breathtaking Waitukubuli National Trail spans more than 100 miles across the island.

More lodging facilities, including upscale establishments like InterContinental, are opening up. A major lure for tourists is sustainability, with charming eco-lodges.
Hawaii Island 🙠
We are all aware of the destruction Hawaii experienced earlier this year. After a wildfire decimated Maui, there has been debate in the travel industry over whether or not it is still safe to visit.

Travel and Leisure claims that Hawaii is prepared for tourists to return. Without requiring a passport, Hawaii offers one of the most unusual environments.

Stunning beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, and cliffside vistas are just a few of the main attractions for tourists.

Travelers are urged by the tourism sector to treat any island as if it were their own home and to be careful of their stay.
Mexico’s Los Cabos
With the cleanest beaches in all of Latin America, Los Cabos is among the most picturesque locations in Mexico.

“Is Cabo worth the price?” is the query that vacationers should be asking themselves. The top hotels, according to reports, are now charging an astounding $1000 a night on average!

With its boujee resorts, immaculate beaches, and exciting entertainment, Cabo is among the most opulent vacation spots that are accessible to most people.

In 2024, more opulent resorts are planned to open, and more flights are leaving from American airports.
Spain’s Mallorca
This gorgeous island in Spain is ideal for a romantic beach vacation. It is the location of the lovely city of Palma, which is overlooked in favor of Spain’s other major towns. Outside of the city are some of the most tranquil beaches the country has to offer, complete with dazzling waters, wide-open areas, and relaxed residents.

In between beach days, explore the amazing downtown streets for an abundance of tapas and mouthwatering wine. From boutique lodging to a Four Seasons resort, the quaint hotels will win your heart.

With United’s new direct route from Newark, getting to Mallorca is now easier than ever.

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These Are 5 Of The Top Destinations In Southeast Asia’s Cheapest Country

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Southeast Asia, sometimes abbreviated as SEA, is the ideal destination for backpackers.

Vietnam is a very diverse subcontinent where foreigners are welcomed and hyperinflated Western prices are not a regular concern. This year, its popularity has increased due to lax visitation laws and less bureaucratic tourist visa processes, but no nation has shown itself to be as fashionable as Vietnam.

This tropical treasure borders the turquoise East Sea and is considered the cheapest destination in the South East Asia region. With extremely low consumer costs and a devalued national currency that enhances the spending power of the typical Westerner, it’s your best choice for an off-the-beaten-path tropical holiday that won’t break the bank.

After spending a lot of time exploring Vietnam, we have selected the top five places to go this winter that are affordable and rich in culture:
Mui Ne
Mui Ne, a tranquil fishing hamlet in South Vietnam, is undoubtedly the most underappreciated coastal location in the nation since it offers culture and wellness all in one place.

It’s got an emerging development strip with new resorts opening every few months, including the delightful boutique hotel The Anam that we featured earlier this year, as well as pristine reserves, sand dunes, family-run eateries, and historic Cham towers that date back hundreds of years.

With nightly rates as low as $114 and a prime location near Mui Ne’s high street rather than in a far-off place away from the activity, The Anam is the perfect starting point for visitors wishing to explore the town and the larger province.

The area is well-known for its seafood, particularly its fish sauce, and there are several authentic restaurants outside the resort complex that serve Vietnamese specialties, like rice noodle soup and sea snails, for as little as $5.
As Hoi An
Hoi An, the crown jewel of Vietnam, is a superbly maintained medieval river port with dwellings that have a yellow tint, winding alleyways, and a history that dates back more than 2,000 years.

A reminder of the successive colonization periods and the multicultural nature of Hoi An, it is situated in Central Vietnam, halfway between the country’s two largest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Its eclectic architecture, influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and European styles, is evident throughout its bustling streets, which are home to medieval Sino pagodas, striking displays of colorful, brightly painted paper lanterns, a Japanese temple bridge that spans a picturesque canal, and several French-built civic structures that date back to the French Indochina period.

Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-visit location if you’re traveling from North to South Vietnam or the other way around. Like other Vietnamese hotspots, it fits your budget—a three-day stay typically costs about $50, not including lodging.

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and the political and cultural center of the former capitalist state of South Vietnam. Despite no longer serving as the country’s capital, it is still known by this name.

Still the most Westernized and outward-looking city in the nation, HCMC has changed with the times thanks to the support of a strong expat population, making it one of the top investment and business destinations in Southeast Asia.

HCMC, home to 8.4 million people, is a popular destination for digital nomads and young entrepreneurs. With its impressive French colonial architecture, war museums, and exciting nightlife, it’s a vibrant city that visitors shouldn’t miss when exploring Vietnam.

Cu Chi Tunnels, used by Viet combatants during the War, the Independence Palace, the former South Vietnam Government’s headquarters, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, a French Neo-Gothic structure, are just a few of the city’s top attractions.

When compared to other major cities in the subcontinent, HCMC is surprisingly affordable. Budget tourists could anticipate to pay a meager $30 per day, not including lodging.
Ha Trang
With over 500,000 residents, Nha Trang is one of Vietnam’s largest cities and the nation’s go-to sunny spot. Holidaymakers tend to flock there during the peak travel season, which runs from November to February when less precipitation is recorded.

Nha Trang is the new favorite digital nomad destination in Southeast Asia. It is another well-liked beach resort and bustling coastal metropolis lining the East Sea, where tall hotel towers and skyscrapers are bounded by a long stretch of white sand.

Not so well-known Nha Trang is fast rising to prominence as one of Southeast Asia’s most sought-after options for a seaside city break, thanks to its array of opulent hotels surrounding the shoreline and its abundance of top-notch restaurants serving traditional seafood from Central Vietnam.

In general, visitors should budget only $41 a day on average in Nha Trang, plus an extra $27 per night for lodging.

In addition to the stunning beaches and commercial malls, tourists may fully immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture by visiting the nearby Po Nagar ruins, an old temple that was established as early as the eighth century by the now-extinct Cham civilization.

Hanoi
A discussion of Vietnam’s most interesting travel locations would be incomplete without discussing Hanoi, which served as the country’s capital after the Reunification War and is now regarded as the country’s second-most important commercial and cultural hub after Ho Chi Minh City in the South.

The main draws of Hanoi are its broad, green boulevards in the European style and its greater degree of social development in comparison to other less developed areas of Vietnam:

Being the government’s capital and a major financial center, it has greater infrastructure than the typical Vietnamese city and is much cleaner, with less hectic traffic.

Not only is Hanoi a popular destination because of this, but visitors also enjoy it because of its high concentration of historic temples, French colonial landmarks, and large, open green spaces that offer a brief respite from the fast-paced city life.

Furthermore, because Hanoi has connections to off-beaten routes in North Vietnam, travelers frequently use it as a base for exploring the region’s wild nature, which includes stunning mountain ranges, the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, and golden rice fields.

With an average daily cost of $50 for tourists, Hanoi is undoubtedly the most costly option out of the five; yet, even by Western standards, it is extremely affordable and definitely less expensive than other Asian metropolises like Singapore or Hong Kong.

Are you planning a trip to Vietnam soon? Find out more about this Southeast Asian treasure and some of the guidelines for visiting.

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These 5 U.S. Airlines Are Most Likely To Experience Flight Delays Right Now

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The holidays are quickly approaching, resulting in some of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Flight delays are typical this time of year, particularly around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Flying may be a stressful experience in and of itself, but delays can make it even more so.

Booking with an airline that has a high proportion of on-time flights and booking a ticket early in the morning are two of the greatest strategies to avoid flight delays.

According to recent statistics from UpgradedPoints, the following airlines in the United States are most likely to face flight delays right now.

1. Frontier Airlines.

Frontier Airlines is currently the worst airline for flight delays. This low-cost carrier’s flights have a 31.9% risk of being delayed.

Rather of taking a chance and risking a one-in-three possibility of your flight being delayed, it’s best to select a more dependable airline for flights this winter.

Frontier is also dealing with other concerns, including as a class-action lawsuit against the airline’s $599 “unlimited flight” pass, which was introduced earlier this year.

2. Southwest Airlines

Last year, just around Christmas, Southwest Airlines experienced a catastrophic meltdown, resulting in thousands of flight delays and cancellations.

Many tourists questioned if booking with Southwest was safe in light of the complete breakdown of operations. While Southwest is likely to strive extra hard to avoid a similar disaster this winter, you may not want to take any chances.

Furthermore, according to historical statistics, Southwest flights have a 31.8% risk of being delayed, making the airline nearly as unreliable as Frontier.

3. JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is another untrustworthy airline with a significant likelihood of flight delays. When it comes to on-time flights, this New York-based carrier does not have the finest track record.

Although not as awful as Frontier or Southwest, going on JetBlue still means you have a staggering 30.8% probability of experiencing flight delays.

4. Allegiant Airlines

Allegiant Air is the next carrier on the list of possible delays. This low-cost airline is not very dependable, so although you may save money by booking your ticket, you may also face unexpected delays.

Allegiant Air flights are delayed 29.2% of the time.

5. Spirit Airlines

Finally, there is Spirit Airlines. Although this low-cost carrier is the brunt of many jokes for being a less-than-ideal mode of transportation, it isn’t as awful as some other US airlines when it comes to delays.

When flying with Spirit, there is a 28.1% risk of a flight delay.

Which Airlines Experience the Fewest Delays?

Now that you know which airlines are most likely to have flight delays right now (and which to avoid! ), here are the airlines with the fewest delays.

Although ultra-low tickets with airlines such as Frontier or Spirit may entice you, it may be worth the additional money to book with a more dependable airline.

The top three airlines with the fewest delays right now are:

  • Alaska Airlines has a 20.3% probability of being delayed.
  • Delta Air Lines has a 19.1% probability of being delayed.
  • Hawaiian Airlines has a 15.6% probability of being delayed.

Flights can be delayed for a variety of reasons, including aircraft faults, personnel concerns, weather, and other factors, but these three airlines have the fewest delays.

There is no foolproof technique to avoid flight delays (as lovely as that would be! ), but you may read this article for further advice on how to avoid the dreaded delay or cancellation.

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