A report released by Milecards.com shows that flight cancellations are more common around Thanksgiving and Christmas than compared to other times of the year. The data for this study was gathered over a five year period United States Department of Transportation
The report goes on to say that these cancellations generally take place when regional airlines are serving smaller cities.
The stats say that regional airlines are three times as likely to cancel flights than larger airlines. The main reason for cancelled flights was due to weather, and they tend to cancel regional flights before larger airlines so that they affect a fewer amount of travelers.
The two biggest offenders when it comes to cancelled flights are December 26 and 27, with Christmas flights being cancelled five times as often as flights on Thanksgiving.
The report also broke down the stats by city, and found that New York and Chicago are the most likely spots for cancelled holiday flights. The towns with the fewest cancelled holiday flights are Honolulu, Oakland, and Seattle.