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 82
    Down 43
    Courtyard Phoenix Camelback More
    74
  2. 2
    Up 72
    Down 64
    San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California More
    71
  3. 3
    Up 78
    Down 69
    Courtyard Denver Airport More
    70
  4. 4
    Up 57
    Down 50
    Charlotte, Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical ... More
    69
  5. 5
    Up 59
    Down 56
    Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States More
    69
  6. 6
    Up 49
    Down 54
    United States of America, United States, with Territories, ... More
    64
  7. 7
    Up 41
    Down 49
    Prince George's County, United States, with Territories, Maryland More
    61
  8. 8
    Up 36
    Down 41
    Prince George's County, United States, with Territories, Maryland More
    60
  9. 9
    Up 44
    Down 37
    Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United ... More
    59
  10. 10
    Up 36
    Down 45
    Tampa, Florida, Contiguous United States More
    59
  11. 11
    Up 36
    Down 69

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

    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago More
    58
  12. 12
    Up 45
    Down 44
    Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands More
    58
  13. 13
    Up 23
    Down 19
    Milwaukee, United States of America, Wisconsin More
    58
    added by: mkhopkins
  14. 14
    Up 46
    Down 44
    Sanford, Central Florida, Florida More
    58
  15. 15
    Up 55
    Down 56
    Nevada, Clark County, Paradise More
    57
  16. 16
    Up 31
    Down 26
    Texas, Travis County, Contiguous United States More
    56
  17. 17
    Up 26
    Down 38
    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago More
    55
  18. 18
    Up 19
    Down 33
    Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Findlay Township More
    54
  19. 19
    Up 20
    Down 29
    Area code 716, Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area, Contiguous United ... More
    54
  20. 20
    Up 28
    Down 22

    ranked low on reranks
    John Wayne Airport

    California, Contiguous United States, Santa Ana More
    54
  21. 21
    Up 24
    Down 40

    controversial
    T. F. Green Airport

    Eastern United States, New England, Rhode Island More
    54
    added by: Trent Walker
  22. 22
    Up 22
    Down 20
    Area codes 408 and 669, California, Contiguous United States More
    52
  23. 23
    Up 28
    Down 31
    Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615 More
    52
  24. 24
    Up 28
    Down 30
    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 15
    Down 24
    New Mexico, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    48
    added by: Trent Walker
  27. 27
    Up 34
    Down 17
    Indianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories ... More
    47
  28. 28
    Up 27
    Down 38
    Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County More
    46
  29. 29
    Up 19
    Down 29
    Northern California, California, Contiguous United States More
    46
  30. 30
    Up 11
    Down 25
    Area code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County More
    45
    added by: beernbugs
  31. 31
    Up 19
    Down 29
    Kentucky, Boone County, Hebron More
    45
  32. 32
    Up 22
    Down 43
    New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States More
    44
  33. 33
    Up 15
    Down 21
    California, Contiguous United States, Burbank More
    43
  34. 34
    Up 38
    Down 29
    Area code 801, Salt Lake County, Area codes 801 and 385 More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 8
    Down 12
    Grand Rapids, Michigan, Contiguous United States More
    42
  36. 36
    Up 21
    Down 39
    Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories ... More
    42
  37. 37
    Up 15
    Down 39
    Eastern United States, Boston, Area code 617 More
    42
    added by: Trent Walker
  38. 38
    Up 29
    Down 53
    Area code 678, Area code 404, United States of America More
    41
  39. 39
    Up 14
    Down 26
    Kansas, Area code 816, Contiguous United States More
    41
  40. 40
    Up 12
    Down 36

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Los Angeles, California, Southern California More
    40
  41. 41
    Up 16
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Tucson International Airport

    Pima County, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    39
  42. 42
    Up 28
    Down 27
    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    38
  43. 43
    Up 3
    Down 2
    Bemidji, United States of America, United States, with Territories More
    35
    added by: beernbugs
  44. 44
    Up 4
    Down 3
    Quad Cities, Illinois, United States of America 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 3
    Down 3
    Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States of America More
    34
    added by: arkiebrian
    Fort Smith, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas
  47. 47
    Up 3
    Down 3
    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport More
    34
    added by: beernbugs
  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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