A New Report Reveals The Most Turbulent U.S. Flight Routes


According to a research that examined the turbulence ranges of 150,000 airline routes utilizing the journey device Turbli, passengers flying from Nashville to Raleigh/Durham are most probably to have the bumpiest travels. 

The scientific time period for the diploma of turbulence depth used within the report to find out the turbulence ranges is “eddy dissipation rate,” which is assigned to every route. 

The following are the highest ten worst routes for turbulence:

  • Nashville (BNA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
  • Charlotte (CLT) to Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Denver (DEN) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
  • New York (JFK) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
  • Warwick (PVD) to Syracuse (SYR)
  • Atlanta (ATL) to Dulles (IAD)
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
  • New York (LGA) to Portland (PWM)
  • Boston (BOS) to Syracuse (SYR)
  • Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL)

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, turbulence is an air motion attributable to jet streams, temperature fronts, air surrounding mountains, thunderstorms, and atmospheric stress. It can happen when the sky appears clear and may come unexpectedly.

The report additionally supplies data on the worldwide airports most prone to turbulence inside a 100-kilometer radius of the hub, with Santiago (SCL), Medina (MED), and Tokyo’s Narita (NRT) securing the highest three positions. In the United States, Denver (DEN) holds the seventh rank, making it the only US airport within the prime ten.

2022 noticed the best variety of turbulence-related accidents (17 instances) since 2011. Most accidents from turbulence are sustained by airline crew members, in accordance with FAA knowledge. The FAA advises utilizing solely licensed little one security seats on board plane and at all times fastening your seatbelt to guard your self from sudden turbulence. 


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