CHICAGO (CBS) — Contrary to popular belief, the Thanksgiving holiday is not the busiest travel time at O’Hare or Midway airports.

In fact, the dates around Thanskgiving–and Christmas, for that matter–do not even rank in the top 25 in terms of total daily operations, according to FAA statistics from 2016.

At O’Hare, the busiest day in 2016 was June 23, with 2705 total operations.  The busiest days were all in the summer, between June 9-Aug. 22.

At Midway,  there were more busy days in the fall, but the holidays did not rank in the top 25. Like at O’Hare, June 23 was a busy day. However, Nov. 3 ranked No. 1.

(L to R: Airport, Date, Air Carrer, Air Taxi, General Aviation, Military,Civil, Military, Total)

ORD 06/23/2016 1867 812 25 1 0 0 2705
ORD 06/24/2016 1836 843 22 0 0 0 2701
ORD 07/14/2016 1834 837 28 1 0 0 2700
ORD 06/30/2016 1823 849 26 0 0 0 2698
ORD 07/19/2016 1812 838 47 0 0 0 2697
ORD 07/15/2016 1824 843 28 0 0 0 2695
ORD 07/11/2016 1798 863 32 0 0 0 2693
ORD 06/17/2016 1819 840 27 6 0 0 2692
ORD 08/04/2016 1725 946 19 0 0 0 2690
ORD 07/20/2016 1798 847 44 0 0 0 2689
ORD 06/10/2016 1817 849 17 0 0 0 2683
ORD 07/22/2016 1842 821 18 2 0 0 2683
ORD 08/10/2016 1717 935 30 0 0 0 2682
ORD 07/27/2016 1712 944 25 0 0 0 2681
ORD 06/09/2016 1820 837 24 0 0 0 2681
ORD 07/07/2016 1825 849 6 0 0 0 2680
ORD 08/05/2016 1748 913 16 0 0 0 2677
ORD 06/29/2016 1807 848 22 0 0 0 2677
ORD 06/16/2016 1811 839 26 0 0 0 2676
ORD 07/12/2016 1797 839 39 0 0 0 2675
ORD 08/22/2016 1661 976 29 0 0 0 2666
ORD 08/11/2016 1711 929 23 0 0 0 2663
ORD 06/27/2016 1800 838 20 0 0 0 2658
ORD 07/18/2016 1793 826 37 0 0 0 2656
ORD 07/26/2016 1713 917 23 0 0 0 2653

 

MDW 11/03/2016 550 146 192 16 0 0 904
MDW 06/23/2016 606 96 192 3 0 0 897
MDW 09/15/2016 553 117 220 2 0 0 892
MDW 06/08/2016 596 108 183 4 0 0 891
MDW 06/15/2016 597 124 160 2 0 0 883
MDW 07/14/2016 624 94 152 12 0 0 882
MDW 07/27/2016 585 98 193 1 0 0 877
MDW 06/16/2016 585 114 155 12 0 0 866
MDW 09/20/2016 554 118 185 2 0 0 859
MDW 07/25/2016 586 114 154 1 0 0 855
MDW 09/19/2016 545 124 181 1 0 0 851
MDW 07/19/2016 591 92 160 6 0 0 849
MDW 11/09/2016 515 121 207 4 0 0 847
MDW 09/21/2016 546 134 167 0 0 0 847
MDW 10/20/2016 549 110 169 19 0 0 847
MDW 06/20/2016 587 98 156 5 0 0 846
MDW 06/13/2016 592 116 135 2 0 0 845
MDW 06/07/2016 596 107 136 4 0 0 843
MDW 10/28/2016 549 122 164 4 0 0 839
MDW 09/22/2016 550 122 163 0 0 0 835
MDW 10/27/2016 549 117 152 13 0 0 831
MDW 05/24/2016 544 87 184 11 0 0 826
MDW 05/05/2016 553 101 156 16 0 0 826
MDW 10/26/2016 545 120 155 4 0 0 824
MDW 10/25/2016 542 112 155 14 0 0 823

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