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

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    San José State University, San Jose, California

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    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

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    Valley Center, California, United States of America

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, California

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    Seattle Airport Marriott

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    Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil

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    Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United ...

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    Illinois, United States of America

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    Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

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    added by beernbugs California, United States of America

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    Aulani

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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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    Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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    Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum

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    Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois

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    added by junk3 Residence Inn Camarillo

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    Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport

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

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    Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova

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    added by Trent Walker Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

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    New York, United States of America

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

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    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

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    Courtyard Detroit Dearborn

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    TWA Flight 128 Crash Site

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    Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

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    ranked low on reranks Airport

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

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    Search Influence, New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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

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    ranked low on reranks Arizona, United States of America

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

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    New York metropolitan area, United States of America

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

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    ranked low on reranks Courtyard Jacksonville Mayo Clinic/Beaches

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    Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America

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