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Travel U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst  

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List Rules 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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1
273 198
Minneapolis–Saint Paul Interna... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

2
212 145
Portland International Airport is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, United States of America

3
246 249
San Francisco International Ai... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
California, United States of America

4
285 249
Denver International Airport is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

5
224 195
Phoenix Sky Harbor Internation... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

6
182 147
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Cou... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Detroit Dearborn

7
131 130
John Wayne Airport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
California, United States of America

8
146 132
Tampa International Airport is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

9
181 181
Seattle–Tacoma International A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Seattle Airport Marriott

10
124 97
Indianapolis International Air... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

11
166 181
Charlotte Douglas Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil

12
123 144
Ronald Reagan Washington Natio... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Virginia, United States of America

13
114 138
San Diego International Airpor... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Valley Center, California, United States of America

14
115 132
Honolulu International Airport is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

15
76 112
San Jose International Airport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
San José State University, San Jose, California

16
50 63
Ontario International Airport is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
junk3 added Ontario, California, United States of America

17
104 94
Salt Lake City International A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

18
59 99
Bob Hope Airport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, California

19
110 140
Orlando Sanford International ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Orlando, Florida, United States of America

20
89 95
Nashville International Airpor... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

21
83 103
Austin–Bergstrom International... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, Texas

22
75 109
Pittsburgh International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport

23
103 136
Baltimore–Washington Internati... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Maryland, United States of America

24
63 93
Sacramento International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova

25
134 166
McCarran International Airport is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

26
101 131
Dallas/Fort Worth Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America

27
45 55
Long Beach Airport is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum

28
130 238
O'Hare International Airport is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Illinois, United States of America

29
113 187
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

30
53 91
T. F. Green Airport is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Trent Walker added Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

31
73 83
Raleigh–Durham International A... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina

32
61 86
General Mitchell International... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
mkhopkins added Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

33
77 138
Chicago Midway International A... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois

34
50 68
Tucson International Airport is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Arizona, United States of America

35
40 68
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood Inte... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
RichMoyleJr. added Florida, United States of America

36
68 88
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky I... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

37
50 85
Buffalo Niagara International ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
New York, United States of America

38
73 195
Los Angeles International Airp... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
hoangtam added Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America

39
40 81
Oakland International Airport is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added California, United States of America

40
39 53
Gerald R. Ford International A... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

41
66 112
Logan International Airport is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Trent Walker added Courtyard Boston Downtown

42
40 59
Jacksonville International Air... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Jacksonville Mayo Clinic/Beaches

43
26 42
Southwest Florida Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America

44
54 77
George Bush Intercontinental A... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

45
47 69
San Antonio International Airp... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Greater San Antonio

46
41 87
Lambert–St. Louis Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added St. Louis MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

47
19 47
Newport News/Williamsburg Inte... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Virginia, United States of America

48
19 40
Asheville Regional Airport is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added Western Carolina University, North Carolina, United States of America

49
47 86
Louis Armstrong New Orleans In... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Search Influence, New Orleans, Louisiana

50
18 40
Bradley International Airport is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added The Kildonan School, Amenia, New York