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Culture 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
283 205
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
215 149
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
250 254
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
292 251
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
188 152
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Cou... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Detroit Dearborn

6
224 198
Phoenix Sky Harbor Internation... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

7
147 134
Tampa International Airport is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater, Florida

8
131 132
John Wayne Airport is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
California, United States of America

9
182 185
Seattle–Tacoma International A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Seattle Airport Marriott

10
128 100
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
168 185
Charlotte Douglas Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Charlotte metropolitan area, Brazil

12
125 148
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
115 139
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
117 133
Honolulu International Airport is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

15
77 114
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
108 96
Salt Lake City International A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

17
50 66
Ontario International Airport is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
junk3 added Ontario, California, United States of America

18
59 101
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
112 141
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 98
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
106 138
Baltimore–Washington Internati... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Maryland, United States of America

22
83 105
Austin–Bergstrom International... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, Texas

23
76 112
Pittsburgh International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport

24
137 169
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
63 95
Sacramento International Airpo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst
Courtyard Sacramento Rancho Cordova