The Best to Worst U.S. Airports Airports

The Best to Worst U.S. Airports

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List of the best US airports - and the worst - ranked by frequent flyers and travelers. This list includes major US airports that most often serve as hubs for domestic travel or as stops on international flights. Vote up those best airports you don't mind so much - or even like - and vote down those worst airports that just seem to make traveling miserable.

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There are many things to love about time spent in airports. With endless restaurant and dining options, duty free shopping, and even salons, there is plenty to do in an airport during a layover or while waiting for a plane to board. The US airports with the best layouts make it easy to get from check-in to security to gate without having to battle too much human traffic. Many even have bus or tram systems to transport connecting passengers between terminals. Other amenities like free wi-fi, cleanliness, and cordial & competent staff can mean the difference between a good flight and hours spent stewing.

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The worst US airports are notorious for poor layouts, frequent flight delays, lost luggage, and other flaws that make travel very unpleasant, whether it is the point of departure, arrival, or just a layover. Airports in cities with severe weather can get a particularly bad rap, even if its not always their fault that flights are delayed, canceled, or moved to other gates.

Vote up the US airports that have enhanced your travel experiences, and vote down those that always seem to complicate your trips. To personalize your own list and rankings or add commentary, click the blue button that says Rerank.

List Criteria: Rank them based on overall travel experience: convenience, delays, service, food, etc

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  1. 1
    Up 81
    Down 40
    Courtyard Phoenix Camelback More
    75
  2. 2
    Up 71
    Down 61
    San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California More
    71
  3. 3
    Up 75
    Down 68

    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Denver International Airport

    Courtyard Denver Airport More
    69
  4. 4
    Up 58
    Down 54
    Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States More
    69
  5. 5
    Up 55
    Down 49
    Charlotte, Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical ... More
    68
  6. 6
    Up 48
    Down 51
    United States of America, United States, with Territories, ... More
    65
  7. 7
    Up 41
    Down 45
    Prince George's County, United States, with Territories, Maryland More
    62
  8. 8
    Up 35
    Down 38
    Prince George's County, United States, with Territories, Maryland More
    61
  9. 9
    Up 23
    Down 15
    Milwaukee, United States of America, Wisconsin More
    61
    added by: mkhopkins
  10. 10
    Up 35
    Down 43
    Tampa, Florida, Contiguous United States More
    59
  11. 11
    Up 46
    Down 42
    Sanford, Central Florida, Florida More
    59
  12. 12
    Up 35
    Down 66

    the people's #1 &most listed
    O'Hare International Airport

    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago More
    59
  13. 13
    Up 42
    Down 37

    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Portland International Airport

    Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United ... More
    58
  14. 14
    Up 44
    Down 43
    Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands More
    58
  15. 15
    Up 53
    Down 54
    Nevada, Clark County, Paradise More
    57
  16. 16
    Up 29
    Down 26
    Texas, Travis County, Contiguous United States More
    55
  17. 17
    Up 20
    Down 28
    Area code 716, Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Contiguous United ... More
    54
  18. 18
    Up 25
    Down 37
    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago More
    54
  19. 19
    Up 19
    Down 33

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pittsburgh International Airport

    Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Findlay Township More
    54
  20. 20
    Up 24
    Down 40

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    T. F. Green Airport

    Eastern United States, New England, Rhode Island More
    54
    added by: Trent Walker
  21. 21
    Up 27
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    John Wayne Airport

    California, Contiguous United States, Santa Ana More
    54
  22. 22
    Up 22
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    San Jose International Airport

    Area codes 408 and 669, California, Contiguous United States More
    53
  23. 23
    Up 27
    Down 30

    ranked high on reranks
    Nashville International Airport

    Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615 More
    52
  24. 24
    Up 27
    Down 29

    ranked low on reranks
    San Diego International Airport

    California, San Diego, Contiguous United States More
    50
  25. 25
    Up 24
    Down 31
    Area code 901, Tennessee, Shelby County More
    49
  26. 26
    Up 14
    Down 24

    ranked high on reranks
    Santa Fe Municipal Airport

    New Mexico, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    48
    added by: Trent Walker
  27. 27
    Up 33
    Down 17
    Indianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories ... More
    47
  28. 28
    Up 11
    Down 23
    Area code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County More
    46
    added by: beernbugs
  29. 29
    Up 27
    Down 38

    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

    Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County More
    46
  30. 30
    Up 19
    Down 27
    Kentucky, Boone County, Hebron More
    46
  31. 31
    Up 22
    Down 41

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Newark Liberty International Airport

    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    45
  32. 32
    Up 18
    Down 29
    Northern California, California, Contiguous United States More
    45
  33. 33
    Up 38
    Down 28
    Area code 801, Salt Lake County, Area codes 801 and 385 More
    44
  34. 34
    Up 15
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Bob Hope Airport

    California, Contiguous United States, Burbank More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 15
    Down 37

    ranked high on reranks
    Logan International Airport

    Eastern United States, Boston, Area code 617 More
    43
    added by: Trent Walker
  36. 36
    Up 21
    Down 38
    Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories ... More
    43
  37. 37
    Up 8
    Down 12
    Grand Rapids, Michigan, Contiguous United States More
    43
  38. 38
    Up 14
    Down 25

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Kansas City International Airport

    Kansas, Area code 816, Contiguous United States More
    42
  39. 39
    Up 29
    Down 52

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    Area code 678, Area code 404, United States of America More
    41
  40. 40
    Up 12
    Down 34

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Los Angeles, California, Southern California More
    41
  41. 41
    Up 15
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks
    Tucson International Airport

    Pima County, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    39
  42. 42
    Up 28
    Down 26
    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    39
  43. 43
    Up 3
    Down 2
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport More
    35
    added by: beernbugs
  44. 44
    Up 3
    Down 2
    Bemidji, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    35
    added by: beernbugs
  45. 45
    Up 4
    Down 3
    Duluth, St. Louis County, United States of America More
    35
    added by: beernbugs
  46. 46
    Up 4
    Down 3
    Quad Cities, Illinois, United States of America More
    35
    added by: beernbugs
  47. 47
    Up 3
    Down 3
    Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States of America More
    34
    added by: arkiebrian
    Fort Smith, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas
  48. 48
    Up 2
    Down 2
    Sioux City, Plymouth County, Woodbury County More
    34
    added by: beernbugs
  49. 49
    Up 2
    Down 2

    Manchester–Boston Regional Airport

    Eastern United States, Northern New England, Area code 603 More
    34
    added by: beernbugs
  50. 50
    Up 2
    Down 2
    South Dakota, Area code 605, Sioux Falls More
    34
    added by: beernbugs
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