Have you experienced the pleasure of flying lately? Was your flight canceled or delayed? Here's a look at the number of flights canceled yesterday, January 4, 2023, in Colorado.

Flying has become a bit complicated lately. How complicated? Let's take a look.

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The Nation At A Glance For January 4, 2023

The website FlightAware.com offers live flight delays and cancellation information at the touch of a button. You can search the previous day, or look two days ahead. For the date of Wednesday, January 4, 2022, FlightAware.com reported the following delays and cancelations for the entire United States:

  • Total delays: 20,250
  • Total delays within, into, or out of the United States: 7,912
  • Total cancellations: 2,752
  • Total cancellations within, into, or out of the United States: 915

Tour The 'Misery Map'

The website goes so far as to offer what they call a "Misery Map." This graphic offers a comprehensive look at "on time" and "misery, ie delayed or canceled" flights across the country.

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Why Does This Matter?

Let me assure you, I'm in no way bashing the airline industry. Just the opposite. During my recent trip to Manhattan, I was amazed at how efficient the traveling process has become. With the exception of a weather-related delay leaving La Guardia, a delay resulting in a missed connection, the trip was flawless.

I haven't a clue how airlines can schedule, book, and board commercial aircraft as seamlessly as they do. Considering it took me almost 15 minutes to put my socks on this morning, I'm not about to criticize an airline or its employees for being a few minutes late.

My motive for investigating flights in and out of Colorado has to do with a recent delay with a coworker, and upcoming travel plans of my own. I have a complex series of connections to make, connections I can't afford to miss. So, with that, my travel plans involve a number of lengthy layovers in order to insure those connections are made.

Colorado Has It Going On

Take a look at the gallery below, and you'll see that several of Colorado's commercial airports experienced few or zero delays and/or cancellations. Most experienced no cancellations and only one or two delays. Given the recent weather, combined with Colorado's terrain, that's impressive.

How Many Flights Were Canceled Or Delayed In Colorado On January 4, 2023?

Flying in or out of Colorado has been a bit iffy the last few weeks. Chances are you've experienced a delay or two on your trip. With last week's storms, many flights were canceled in Colorado. Here's a look at the cancelations and delays at Colorado's commercial airports for the date of January 4, 2023.

A Pictorial History of Air Travel in Western Colorado

From time to time an aircraft has to make an emergency landing in a Grand Junction, Colorado neighborhood. Hey, it happens. Back in the 70s and 80s, Grand Junction was home to an amazing hot air balloon festival at Sherwood Park.

Grand Junction photographer Robert Grant was an aviation enthusiast and a licensed pilot. Here are a few shots of various aircraft spotted around Western Colorado (and one that wasn't). Stick through to the end of the gallery to see a photo from what I believe may have been the proudest moment of Bob Grant's career.

Fun Facts About Grand Junction Regional Airport

Here are a few random facts about Grand Junction Regional Airport you might enjoy.

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