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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
266 193
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
205 143
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
240 243
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
278 243
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
221 192
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
175 146
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Cou... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Detroit Dearborn

7
128 129
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
178 177
Seattle–Tacoma International A... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Seattle Airport Marriott

9
141 132
Tampa International Airport is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

10
162 178
Charlotte Douglas Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil

11
122 142
Ronald Reagan Washington Natio... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Virginia, United States of America

12
119 97
Indianapolis International Air... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

13
112 137
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
113 129
Honolulu International Airport is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

15
75 110
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 96
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
102 93
Salt Lake City International A... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

18
47 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
107 137
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
103 132
Baltimore–Washington Internati... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Maryland, United States of America

21
80 100
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
73 107
Pittsburgh International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport

23
82 92
Nashville International Airpor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

24
132 162
McCarran International Airport is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

25
61 92
Sacramento International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova

26
128 231
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
109 181
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

28
43 54
Long Beach Airport is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum

29
52 90
T. F. Green Airport is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Trent Walker added Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island

30
95 129
Dallas/Fort Worth Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas, United States of America

31
60 84
General Mitchell International... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
mkhopkins added Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

32
69 82
Raleigh–Durham International A... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina

33
74 134
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
38 67
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood Inte... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
RichMoyleJr. added Florida, United States of America

35
47 68
Tucson International Airport is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Arizona, United States of America

36
49 84
Buffalo Niagara International ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
New York, United States of America

37
66 87
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky I... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

38
74 177
Los Angeles International Airp... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States of America

39
40 78
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
65 110
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
38 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
37 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
41 84
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
50 73
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
22 42
Southwest Florida Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Fort Myers, Florida, United States of America

46
18 46
Newport News/Williamsburg Inte... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Virginia, United States of America

47
18 39
Asheville Regional Airport is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
beernbugs added Western Carolina University, North Carolina, United States of America

48
43 68
San Antonio International Airp... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Greater San Antonio

49
45 73
Philadelphia International Air... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

50
45 85
Louis Armstrong New Orleans In... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
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