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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
252 186
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
197 138
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
233 234
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
269 235
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
218 188
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
170 141
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Cou... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Detroit Dearborn

7
125 126
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
174 173
Seattle–Tacoma International A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Seattle Airport Marriott

9
131 130
Tampa International Airport is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

10
156 173
Charlotte Douglas Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil

11
117 94
Indianapolis International Air... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

12
111 134
San Diego International Airpor... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Valley Center, California, United States of America

13
117 140
Ronald Reagan Washington Natio... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Virginia, United States of America

14
111 128
Honolulu International Airport is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

15
75 108
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
59 94
Bob Hope Airport is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, California

17
101 91
Salt Lake City International A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

18
46 62
Ontario International Airport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
junk3 added Ontario, California, United States of America

19
104 131
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
72 104
Pittsburgh International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport

21
78 98
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
99 129
Baltimore–Washington Internati... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Maryland, United States of America

23
130 156
McCarran International Airport is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

24
81 90
Nashville International Airpor... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

25
61 90
Sacramento International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova

26
126 224
O'Hare International Airport is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Illinois, United States of America

27
42 52
Long Beach Airport is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum

28
105 176
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

29
91 125
Dallas/Fort Worth Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America

30
57 78
General Mitchell International... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
mkhopkins added Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

31
48 88
T. F. Green Airport is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Trent Walker added Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

32
37 61
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood Inte... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
RichMoyleJr. added Florida, United States of America

33
66 82
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky I... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

34
64 80
Raleigh–Durham International A... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina

35
74 169
Los Angeles International Airp... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America

36
69 131
Chicago Midway International A... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Shimer College, Chicago, Illinois

37
46 65
Tucson International Airport is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Arizona, United States of America

38
48 81
Buffalo Niagara International ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
New York, United States of America

39
39 75
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
63 106
Logan International Airport is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Trent Walker added Courtyard Boston Downtown

41
36 52
Gerald R. Ford International A... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

42
36 56
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
40 80
Lambert–St. Louis Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added St. Louis MO-IL, Metropolitan Statistical Area

44
49 69
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
44 67
Philadelphia International Air... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

46
21 40
Southwest Florida Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America

47
17 44
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
21 31
Manchester–Boston Regional Air... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added Courtyard Boston Andover

49
17 37
Bradley International Airport is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added The Kildonan School, Amenia, New York

50
41 65
San Antonio International Airp... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Greater San Antonio