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The Best to Worst U.S. Airports

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

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.
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    most listed California, United States of America

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    California, United States of America

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    San José State University, San Jose, California

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    ranked low on reranks JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

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    Valley Center, California, United States of America

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    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

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    Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, California

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    Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Seattle Airport Marriott

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America

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    added by beernbugs California, United States of America

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    Virginia, United States of America

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    Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Illinois, United States of America

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    Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

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    Maryland, United States of America

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    Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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    added by mkhopkins Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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    Aulani

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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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    Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois

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    added by junk3 Ontario, California, United States of America

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    new! Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum

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    added by junk3 Residence Inn Camarillo

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    ranked low on reranks Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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    added by Trent Walker Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

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    Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, Texas, United States ...

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    Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova

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    Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport

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    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

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    New York, United States of America

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    Courtyard Detroit Dearborn

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    Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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    TWA Flight 128 Crash Site

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    ranked low on reranks Airport

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    Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

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    Search Influence, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    added by Trent Walker Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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    Bullpen Rib House

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    added by kaylive Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America Oklahoma City OK

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    ranked low on reranks Arizona, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina

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    added by beernbugs St. Louis MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

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    New York metropolitan area, United States of America

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    often listed & added by Trent Walker Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

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    often listed & added by Trent Walker Courtyard Boston Downtown

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    ranked low on reranks Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Florida, United States of America

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