Expected Packed Planes, On Time Flights

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -- If you're heading out of town for the holidays you can expect your flight to be packed, but on time.

According to independent airline tracker Flightstats dot com, only 17-percent of flights from the beginning of September to the middle of this month arrived more than 15 minutes late.

That's compared with 21-percent last year and 26-percent in 2006.

Airlines say they expect the trend to continue, but they warn the weather could leave you stranded.