The Best to Worst U.S. Airports Airports
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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
    80
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    JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa More
    67
  3. 3
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    San José State University, San Jose, California More
    66
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    California, United States of America More
    66
  5. 5
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    Valley Center, California, United States of America More
    65
  6. 6
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    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado More
    63
  7. 7
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    Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil More
    60
  8. 8
    Up 27
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    Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, California More
    60
  9. 9
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    Seattle Airport Marriott More
    60
  10. 10
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    California, United States of America More
    57
    added by: beernbugs
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America More
    57
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America More
    54
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    Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United ... More
    54
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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America More
    53
    added by: mkhopkins
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    Virginia, United States of America More
    53
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    Ontario, California, United States of America More
    52
    added by: junk3
  17. 17
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    Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum More
    52
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    Aulani More
    52
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    Up 8
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    Residence Inn Camarillo More
    52
    added by: junk3
  20. 20
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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America More
    52
  21. 21
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    Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida More
    51
  22. 22
    Up 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    O'Hare International Airport

    Illinois, United States of America More
    51
  23. 23
    Up 43
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    Maryland, United States of America More
    51
  24. 24
    Up 49
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    Orlando, Florida, United States of America More
    51
  25. 25
    Up 27
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    Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island More
    47
    added by: Trent Walker
  26. 26
    Up 33
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    Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois More
    47
  27. 27
    Up 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pittsburgh International Airport

    Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport More
    46
  28. 28
    Up 29
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    Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova More
    46
  29. 29
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    Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, Texas, United States ... More
    45
  30. 30
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    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt More
    45
  31. 31
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    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America More
    44
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    Courtyard Detroit Dearborn More
    42
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    New York, United States of America More
    41
  34. 34
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    Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America More
    40
  35. 35
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    Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America More
    39
    added by: Trent Walker
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    TWA Flight 128 Crash Site More
    38
  37. 37
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    New York metropolitan area, United States of America More
    38
  38. 38
    Up 18
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    Courtyard Boston Downtown More
    37
    added by: Trent Walker
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    Airport More
    37
  40. 40
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    Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America More
    37
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    Search Influence, New Orleans, Louisiana More
    37
  42. 42
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    St. Louis MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area More
    36
    added by: beernbugs
  43. 43
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    Bullpen Rib House More
    35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Tucson International Airport

    Arizona, United States of America More
    34
  45. 45
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America More
    33
  46. 46
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    Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina More
    33
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    Florida, United States of America More
    29
  48. 48
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    Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America More
    28
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    Virginia, United States of America More
    28
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    Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America More
    28
    added by: beernbugs
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