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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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    California, United States of America More
    75
  2. 2
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    Down 37
    California, United States of America More
    61
  3. 3
    Up 36
    Down 33
    San José State University, San Jose, California More
    61
  4. 4
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    Down 64
    JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa More
    58
  5. 5
    Up 39
    Down 44
    Valley Center, California, United States of America More
    58
  6. 6
    Up 27
    Down 29
    Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, California More
    56
  7. 7
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    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado More
    56
  8. 8
    Up 65
    Down 70
    Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil More
    53
  9. 9
    Up 66
    Down 77
    Seattle Airport Marriott More
    52
  10. 10
    Up 14
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    California, United States of America More
    50
    added by: beernbugs
  11. 11
    Up 59
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America More
    50
  12. 12
    Up 45
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    Virginia, United States of America More
    47
  13. 13
    Up 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America More
    47
  14. 14
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    Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United ... More
    46
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    O'Hare International Airport

    Illinois, United States of America More
    46
  16. 16
    Up 41
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    Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida More
    46
  17. 17
    Up 43
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    Maryland, United States of America More
    45
  18. 18
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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America More
    44
    added by: mkhopkins
  19. 19
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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America More
    44
  20. 20
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    Aulani More
    44
  21. 21
    Up 49
    Down 58
    Orlando, Florida, United States of America More
    43
  22. 22
    Up 9
    Down 7
    Ontario, California, United States of America More
    43
    added by: junk3
  23. 23
    Up 8
    Down 6
    Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum More
    43
  24. 24
    Up 8
    Down 6
    Residence Inn Camarillo More
    43
    added by: junk3
  25. 25
    Up 33
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    Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois More
    42
  26. 26
    Up 27
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    Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island More
    41
    added by: Trent Walker
  27. 27
    Up 29
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    Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova More
    40
  28. 28
    Up 44
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    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America More
    40
  29. 29
    Up 23
    Down 47

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pittsburgh International Airport

    Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport More
    40
  30. 30
    Up 36
    Down 49
    Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, Texas, United States ... More
    39
  31. 31
    Up 33
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    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt More
    39
  32. 32
    Up 37
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    Courtyard Detroit Dearborn More
    38
  33. 33
    Up 21
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    New York, United States of America More
    37
  34. 34
    Up 26
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    Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America More
    34
  35. 35
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    TWA Flight 128 Crash Site More
    34
  36. 36
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    Airport More
    33
  37. 37
    Up 21
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    Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America More
    33
  38. 38
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America More
    31
  39. 39
    Up 22
    Down 47
    Search Influence, New Orleans, Louisiana More
    31
  40. 40
    Up 33
    Down 68
    Bullpen Rib House More
    31
  41. 41
    Up 16
    Down 39
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America More
    31
    added by: Trent Walker
  42. 42
    Up 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Tucson International Airport

    Arizona, United States of America More
    30
  43. 43
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    Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina More
    30
  44. 44
    Up 24
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    New York metropolitan area, United States of America More
    30
  45. 45
    Up 18
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    Courtyard Boston Downtown More
    28
    added by: Trent Walker
  46. 46
    Up 11
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    Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America More
    28
    added by: Trent Walker
  47. 47
    Up 8
    Down 24
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America More
    28
    added by: kaylive
    Oklahoma City OK
  48. 48
    Up 13
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lambert–St. Louis International Airport

    St. Louis MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area More
    27
    added by: beernbugs
  49. 49
    Up 24
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    Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America More
    25
  50. 50
    Up 11
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    Florida, United States of America More
    25
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