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(The Daily Beast)   Just in time for holiday travel, here are the 25 worst airports in America. Reasons why your local airport should be #26 to the right   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 203
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2012-11-19 10:19:08 AM  
I'd like to see a list of the best airports in the U.S. I wonder if AUS (Austin-Bergstrom Int'l) is on there.
 
2012-11-19 10:19:30 AM  
I've flown into at least 3/4 of these airports, and I maintain that Miami is the worst of all. We joke that it wouldn't be a vacation if I weren't stranded in south Florida for some amount of time.
 
2012-11-19 10:19:32 AM  
How is Salt Lake City not on that list? They have one security gate for the whole friggin' airport. It takes days to get through it.
 
2012-11-19 10:21:03 AM  
My favorite airport was the old one at Devil's Lake, ND. Guy named Bob ran it. Pretty sure he was the mechanic, air traffic controller, janitor, mayor, and sherriff of all Devil's Lake. Everybody said if you need something, ask Bob. He's back in the hangar. Just ask Bob.
 
2012-11-19 10:21:11 AM  

jaylectricity: Cythraul: Slideshow, and for some reason, the 'view all' only shows me a spread of images that I have to individually click on to get more information.

Now, with pictures

The whole article is pretty pathetic. It's just stats. Nobody cares about stats. And it shows Denver at 80% on time but also shows pretty well in the "amenities" department. So to me, if you're gonna get delayed, at least get delayed in a nice airport.


Came to say this. The worst airports are where security is a nightmare or they make it almost impossible to get from gate to gate to make connections or if they have almost zero inside if you are forced into a delay. The delays themselves are due to weather or the airlines.

Bad airports I've been to:
Kansas City (MCI) - Designed for when you could just walk up to a gate so they have no single security point, instead tons of little checkpoints at the gates. I've never had to make a connection there and I hope I never have to!

Reagan - security is a pain and the place is tiny.

Charlotte - Made connections through here a few weeks ago. Apparently it's a hub for US Air which sucks because the place is tiny. Difficult to get around the throngs of people.

Cleveland - weird layout that makes connections a real pain. I'm biased though because Continental stranded me there once.

Fort Lauderdale - Made a connection here and my flight was delayed. Looked like it was last remodeled in 1979, the carpet smelled and it was way too small to handle the number of people that were going through it. There was nothing to eat either.

Miami - I know they have been working on it but last time I was there was about 5 years ago. We had to make a connection from one terminal to another in about an hour. No transit, had to hoof it. My wife who was 7 months pregnant at the time was not amused.

Good airports:

SFO - never had any problems the times I've been there
Denver - It's big but it's pretty easy to get around in.
Atlanta - never had a problem here, even transferring between terminals
DFW - I'm a bit biased because I'm in Dallas so I fly through DFW all the time but in general it's pretty easy to get around in. They have transit between terminals both inside and outside of security. There's food and lots of flights. I think a lot of people don't like DFW because they don't like American.
 
2012-11-19 10:22:35 AM  
Looks like someone has a bone to pick with United. There's no way that ATL or DFW is worst than EWR.
 
2012-11-19 10:22:37 AM  
DFW is on the list, but I've never had any problem there other than mid-summer thunderstorms. It was always my preferred connection point when I was flying HNL-STL as few times a year (the other choices being LAX and ORD).
 
2012-11-19 10:22:48 AM  

nucular bum: I'd like to see a list of the best airports in the U.S. I wonder if AUS (Austin-Bergstrom Int'l) is on there.


I really liked that one. Quick, painless, and very modern. Only thing was that I wished there was more food.

I also only left from there and didn't land there because delays at LGA caused me to miss my connecting flight in Dallas, which forced me to call my friend who was driving from Dallas to Austin and ask him to turn around (he was about 30 mins into his ride) and pick me up. But that's a story for another day.
 
2012-11-19 10:23:22 AM  
I have been to several of those (SFO, Miami, Logan, Ft Laud, Denv.) and didnt really think they were all that bad. In my opinion the absolute worst, and it didnt even make the list, is John Wayne airport.
 
2012-11-19 10:24:19 AM  

cfreak: jaylectricity: Cythraul: Slideshow, and for some reason, the 'view all' only shows me a spread of images that I have to individually click on to get more information.

Now, with pictures

The whole article is pretty pathetic. It's just stats. Nobody cares about stats. And it shows Denver at 80% on time but also shows pretty well in the "amenities" department. So to me, if you're gonna get delayed, at least get delayed in a nice airport.

Came to say this. The worst airports are where security is a nightmare or they make it almost impossible to get from gate to gate to make connections or if they have almost zero inside if you are forced into a delay. The delays themselves are due to weather or the airlines.

Bad airports I've been to:
Kansas City (MCI) - Designed for when you could just walk up to a gate so they have no single security point, instead tons of little checkpoints at the gates. I've never had to make a connection there and I hope I never have to!

Reagan - security is a pain and the place is tiny.

Charlotte - Made connections through here a few weeks ago. Apparently it's a hub for US Air which sucks because the place is tiny. Difficult to get around the throngs of people.

Cleveland - weird layout that makes connections a real pain. I'm biased though because Continental stranded me there once.

Fort Lauderdale - Made a connection here and my flight was delayed. Looked like it was last remodeled in 1979, the carpet smelled and it was way too small to handle the number of people that were going through it. There was nothing to eat either.

Miami - I know they have been working on it but last time I was there was about 5 years ago. We had to make a connection from one terminal to another in about an hour. No transit, had to hoof it. My wife who was 7 months pregnant at the time was not amused.

Good airports:

SFO - never had any problems the times I've been there
Denver - It's big but it's pretty easy to get around in.
Atlanta - never had a problem here ...


I was surprised to see Atlanta on there, too. Of the airports I've been to, Dulles, Atlanta, and Minneapolis airports have been very good. Perhaps it is just because I usually use low-rate carriers, but I've never had extraordinary problems with delays.

/the Minneapolis airport had a restaurant whose definition of "spicy" was "pour black pepper on it"
 
2012-11-19 10:25:47 AM  
Denver Intl rocks. Doesn't the Daily Beast pride themselves for being 'intellectual?'
 
2012-11-19 10:26:15 AM  
I don't travel nearly as much as I used to... but my local airport is great other than ticket prices. Small, some jet service, and the TSA isn't so busy that they're surly. Oh, and no peep-show machines, either.

In the last year I've been to SCE, PHL, SFO, ICN, HKG, PEK, IAD, LGA, YUL, BRU, SXB, and JFK.

JFK was the worst of all of them - Delta's terminal 3. The lounge was terrible, overrun with people and charging(!) for drinks! Fortunately I got to skip the security line on the way out (business) and I got to skip the immigration line on the way in (probably 500 deep, thank God for Global Entry). But getting from the terminal to my car was a freaking hike. Ten minutes from airplane to curb, over an hour to get to my car with bags using the Airtrain.

I flew out of JFK on LH twice a few years ago and it wasn't nearly as bad as terminal 3 - I understand it is being replaced... Can't happen soon enough.
 
2012-11-19 10:26:16 AM  
Well, they did rate LAX as worse than DFW, but only by one spot. I would seriously rate LAX lower (though maybe it's because DFW tends to be a destination for me rather than a connection). I invariably have to go through security screening AGAIN at LAX, on top of taking a shuttle to another terminal, and if I'm lucky I will barely make my next flight.

If am looking at a flight, I will take Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, or Denver as a connecting flight before I take LAX. SLC tends to result in a shorter overall flight than going through PDX, though it's more boring to wait around in, so it evens out. Denver and Seattle are about average. I think I've only used San Francisco once, where they lost my carry-on bag (it was a short-hop flight with limited bin space, so they checked it at the gate and somehow lost it en route. Got it the next day, though). Since they rate it as even worse than Los Angeles International, I am in no hurry to repeat my experience there.

/IMO
 
2012-11-19 10:26:23 AM  

StrandedInAZ: Contrasted with Philly (the airport to which I fly the most since it's near my hometown), which is such a steaming pile of crap. The TSA agents there are the most unpleasant I've ever encountered. The flights rarely leave on time. Parking is a freaking nightmare. I miss a lot of things about Philly. The airport isn't one of them. I'm surprised it wasn't first on the list.


I live in Philly and will not fly out of PHL. I need someone to watch my parrots anyway so it's nicer to just take them to my parents' and fly out of BWI.

And honestly, BWI isn't that bad depending on which carrier you're using. A lot of it is terminal dependent.

So yeah, I live in Philly and have friends in Mass, but I fly there BWI to Providence. And the Providence part started because my friends hate trying to do pick-ups out of Logan.

/PVD is actually really nice though
//But bring a book, it has fark-all to do while you're waiting
 
2012-11-19 10:26:57 AM  

JackieRabbit: Better headline: Our 25 busiest major hub airports are overloaded. Get over it.


That's true to some extent, but Charlotte, Minneapolis and SeaTac seem to be doing something right.

Eat More Possum: To be fair, you can't blame all problems on the airport. Atlanta is a Delta hub. Doesn't matter what the airport does you are going to get crappy service, delayed flights, and lost luggage.


Not every problem, but most. Poor airport design, lack of amenities, surly employees and dirty facilities are common in many of our major airports. A good airport should be able to get you between terminals and gates in a reasonable time with a limited amount of hassle and confusion, have plenty of clean restrooms and places to sit while waiting for your flight, and enough places for people to get something to eat.

It's not a hub airport, but PDX should be an example for others to follow. It's laid out well (including the parking garages) and has plenty of seating, good restaurants on both sides of security, a great bookstore, free wi-fi, "business centers" which have cubicle desks where you can sit and get some work done while you're waiting for your flight, and... this will totally blow your mind... FRIENDLY STAFF. It's always such a letdown going from PDX to somewhere like LAS, LAX, or ORD; it's like getting bumped from first class to steerage.
 
2012-11-19 10:27:51 AM  
My home airport, RDU, is decent. Not great, not terrible.

Worst airports I've been through: Newark, San Diego.

Best airports I've been through: Tampa, Seattle.
 
2012-11-19 10:28:40 AM  

Eat More Possum: To be fair, you can't blame all problems on the airport. Atlanta is a Delta hub. Doesn't matter what the airport does you are going to get crappy service, delayed flights, and lost luggage.


Atlanta is bad in many ways. This list fails by not putting it in the top ten (or even top five).

Just get stuck in an overnight layover. The Airport hotels blow... and the entire surrounding area is a vast wasteland of industrial/airport/hotel badlands and roving "groups of youths".

On re-entry to the airport, we discovered there was exactly ONE security line (maybe this has changed in the last 5 years).

I've flown through Atlanta many times, and even the shortest layover sucked donkey balls, for a variety of reasons that had as much to do with the design and administration of the airport facilities as the idiotic airlines that use it as a hub.
 
2012-11-19 10:28:43 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: the Minneapolis airport had a restaurant whose definition of "spicy" was "pour black pepper on it"


But they also have one that makes bacon wrapped tator tots. I said BACON WRAPPED TATOR TOTS! Bonus: It's outside the secured area so anyone can eat there.
 
2012-11-19 10:28:44 AM  
Hobby shouldn't be on there. It's small and always been pretty laid back compared to it's big brother Bush, which is my own personal hell. Fort Myers was my favorite. There was no one there.
 
2012-11-19 10:28:45 AM  
I fly in and out of DFW all the time. My flights are rarely delayed. Security check lines are typically
 
2012-11-19 10:29:06 AM  

TripSixes: Denver


THIS

Especially if you fly Frontier- Walk to the gate, decent food selections and free wi-fi. There are plenty of bathrooms and some on the far reaches if you like a little privacy.
I never check my bag but I think the main complaint may be how long it takes to get your bag.

Picking people up at the airport may get all trafficky but I tell people to go to Departures for pick up.

//Dallas airport blows beyond blowing. LAX does too
 
2012-11-19 10:29:14 AM  
No need to say why my local airport is #26... Both of mine are on the list at #16 and #7.
 
2012-11-19 10:29:17 AM  
Well, Yes. just mostly the large airports re-shuffled. Phoenix Skyharbor the biggest not mentioned...but cannot imagine tons of weather delays there. Shocked though that Detroit and Minneapolis/St Paul did not make the list, if only for weather delays.
 
2012-11-19 10:30:58 AM  

bemis23: I fly in and out of DFW all the time. My flights are rarely delayed. Security check lines are typically


Rest of my comment got eaten apparently:

......Security check lines are frequently less than 5 min and while it's not chock full of amenities there are enough bars, restaurants, and stores to occupy most people. The terminal to terminal tram is pretty quick, and all the terminals are the same design so it's pretty easy to find your way around without assistance.Only part that sucks is that it's an American Airlines hub, which is one of my least preferred airlines.
 
2012-11-19 10:31:24 AM  

melopene: Atlanta's only saving grace is the smoking rooms.


Ha! The little cubby holes of shame!

I'm an ex-smoker who business traveled with smokers. I know those rooms aren't designed for much beyond holding people in one place, but the conversations with other travelers usually began very much like a bad prison show on TV.
"Got a light?"
"Where are they taking you next?"
"I've been here for X hours and they keep telling me that I'm transferring soon."

It also doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice that this list of the worst-rated locations are major travel hubs or largely populated cities and vacation destinations.
 
2012-11-19 10:31:30 AM  

mootmah: Hop


Are you high? I'm from Cleveland and our airport is like some run down, garbage-filled Greyhound station ...
 
2012-11-19 10:32:40 AM  
Leaving for an international flight on a weekday evening took me all of 10 minutes from check-in to gate at Dulles. And the TSA agent who scanned my boarding pass was cute. So yeah, #5 is way too harsh for IAD.
 
2012-11-19 10:35:05 AM  

slykens1: I don't travel nearly as much as I used to... but my local airport is great other than ticket prices. Small, some jet service, and the TSA isn't so busy that they're surly. Oh, and no peep-show machines, either.

In the last year I've been to SCE, PHL, SFO, ICN, HKG, PEK, IAD, LGA, YUL, BRU, SXB, and JFK.

JFK was the worst of all of them - Delta's terminal 3. The lounge was terrible, overrun with people and charging(!) for drinks! Fortunately I got to skip the security line on the way out (business) and I got to skip the immigration line on the way in (probably 500 deep, thank God for Global Entry). But getting from the terminal to my car was a freaking hike. Ten minutes from airplane to curb, over an hour to get to my car with bags using the Airtrain.

I flew out of JFK on LH twice a few years ago and it wasn't nearly as bad as terminal 3 - I understand it is being replaced... Can't happen soon enough.


We must have shared a flight. I'm only half kidding, State College is ridiculously small compared with what I'm used to (BWI, DCA, IAD). I'm not saying I'm surprised, it's just different.
/Don't like the turboprops
 
2012-11-19 10:39:39 AM  
I switch off between Tampa and Orlando since I live about half way between. Both are good but Orlando's security can back up at times. They have it set up funny.

Note: to farkers everywhere: Florida

Too bad this is US airports only. Otherwise we could talk about Heathrow.
 
2012-11-19 10:40:08 AM  
I'll choose Denver (DIA) for the New World Order consipiracy stuff. gives me the heebie jeebies just walking around in there, since it *could* actually be true...
 
2012-11-19 10:40:16 AM  
www.blogsouthwest.com

I loved old Midway airport with the air conditioner sticking out of the side of the old control tower. The cinder block walls, the overflowing dumpsters right outside every window, and the suspended ceiling gave it a decrepit charm that you don't always see in a first world airport. I used to fly ATA out of there and on more than one occasion I noticed duct tape on the plane. I always like taking off there and knowing that if we don't get off the ground then there's not enough room to stop and we're going to be plowing into the chickenheads that congregate further up Cicero.
 
2012-11-19 10:40:49 AM  

Infobahn: I am surprised that Phoenix Sky Harbor isn't listed, and that Sacramento is. Luggage service was my only issue at SAC, everything is an issue at PHX.

The only two I haven't been to on the list are Newark and LaGuardia. Thankfully.


PHX tops my personal "worst" list. If I have to leave the security area and do the TSA boogie again to pick up a connecting flight on the same airline, your airport sucks.

I'd ask why Denver made the list, but I think that's just because I've gone through it so many times I've gotten used to it.
 
2012-11-19 10:40:57 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Bad airports I've been to:

Kansas City (MCI) - Designed for when you could just walk up to a gate so they have no single security point, instead tons of little checkpoints at the gates. I've never had to make a connection there and I hope I never have to!


I rate this as one of, if not the, best to begin or end a trip from, especially if you have someone to drop you off or pick you up. Even with the weird security layouts, you can still get to your car within 50 feet of the gate if you aren't dealing with checked luggage. Even with checked luggage, the skycaps outside do a great job, never had any problems. As a KC resident, I've had a lot of experience with this one.

That said, I rate it as one of the worst to have a layover at, especially if you don't have any local connections. The services are few and sub par, and even if someone is willing to come get you, you are so far from the city center and any interesting sights, it takes 45 minutes of driving each way to get to anything. Extremely grateful I have not had to deal with this airport like this.

Now, they are talking about redoing the whole thing, make it into an airport with one mammoth terminal, central security gateway, basically just like every other major airport now. Meh.
 
2012-11-19 10:41:34 AM  

meyerkev: Detroit is also a Delta hub, and it's pretty decent.


Yes, if you LIKE RUNNING.
 
2012-11-19 10:43:46 AM  

dofus: I switch off between Tampa and Orlando since I live about half way between. Both are good but Orlando's security can back up at times. They have it set up funny.

Note: to farkers everywhere: Florida

Too bad this is US airports only. Otherwise we could talk about Heathrow.


Did you ever try Sarasota? I've flown out of there several times. I preferred it over Tampa. I haven't been to Orlando in about 15 years so I can't recall if it sucks.
 
2012-11-19 10:48:44 AM  

cfreak:
Miami - I know they have been working on it but last time I was there was about 5 years ago. We had to make a connection from one terminal to another in about an hour. No transit, had to hoof it. My wife who was 7 months pregnant at the time was not amused.


My first experience with Miami left me feeling like I could have used a sherpa guide.
 
2012-11-19 10:48:45 AM  
Missing from list: Any medium-to-large-sized airport under renovation.
 
2012-11-19 10:48:53 AM  

Cythraul: 25 San Antonio Int'l
24 Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)
23 Sacramento Int'l. (SMF)
22 Lambert-St. Louis Int'l. (STL)
21 Cleveland Hopkins Int'l. (CLE)
20 San Diego Int'l. (SAN)
19 Midway Int'l. (MDW)
18 Baltimore/Washington Int'l. (BWI)
17 Ronald Reagan National (DCA)
16 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l. (FLL)
15 McCarran Int'l. (LAS)
14 William P. Hob by (HOU)
13 Logan Int'l. (BOS)
12 John F. Kennedy Int'l. (JFK)
11 Denver Int'l. (DEN)
10 Philadelphia Int'l. (PHL)
9 Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l. (DFW)
8 Los Angeles Int'l. (LAX)
7 Miami Int'l. (MIA)
6 La Guardia (LGA) Yea that's a harbor now so we can strike that off the list.
5 Washington Dulles Int'l (IAD)
4 O'Hare Int'l. (ORD)
3 George Bush Intercontinental (IAH)
2 San Francisco Int'l. (SFO)
1 Newark Liberty Int'l (EWR)

Slideshow, and for some reason, the 'view all' only shows me a spread of images that I have to individually click on to get more information.

 
2012-11-19 10:50:31 AM  
I'll give a shout out to Manchester, NH. It's only basically regional, but the layout is good, you get in and out fairly quickly, and the car rental guys are always awesome. I've gotten upgraded just about every time I fly there.

I also like MSP a lot.

Worst? Easy. JFK. It should be nuked from orbit. There are other bad ones (I'm looking at you, Miami), but nothing tops that POS.
 
2012-11-19 10:50:34 AM  

Xcott: meyerkev: Detroit is also a Delta hub, and it's pretty decent.

Yes, if you LIKE RUNNING.


Use the train, man. 3 minutes from one end to the other. Plus moving walkways. You can get from one end of Terminal A (80-something gates) to the other, buy some food, and get back inside 25 minutes. A->B/C or vice versa would suck mightily, though.

/Lives near Detroit, so I've never flown through it though.
 
2012-11-19 10:51:43 AM  

Grapple: I'll choose Denver (DIA) for the New World Order consipiracy stuff. gives me the heebie jeebies just walking around in there, since it *could* actually be true...


I always liked the random Masonic symbols and weird murals. Plus the fact that the roof collapsed because they didn't anticipate heavy snowfall in, you know, Denver. This tells me they thought their weather control machine would work.
 
2012-11-19 10:53:03 AM  

hodge-podge: cfreak:
Miami - I know they have been working on it but last time I was there was about 5 years ago. We had to make a connection from one terminal to another in about an hour. No transit, had to hoof it. My wife who was 7 months pregnant at the time was not amused.

My first experience with Miami left me feeling like I could have used a sherpa guide.


Miami is schizophrenic. If you fly out of the new terminal, it's pretty and convenient. If you don't, you realize the rest of the airport hasn't changed since Michael Corleone got Rocco to off Hyman Roth.
 
2012-11-19 10:54:05 AM  
Newark, huh? Literally a one minute wait through customs last time I was there (early 2000), and only one person waiting ahead of me. I think we were one of the first morning flights in (if not _the_ first.) And I had no problem whatsoever finding my next flight. It was actually my last pleasant airport experience.
 
2012-11-19 10:55:38 AM  
This one time I went to this one airport and had a bad time so that airport sucks I should know and I just had this important thing to say
 
2012-11-19 10:56:23 AM  
nope, my local airport is already on there at 22.

I've always liked Lambert. The last time I was in there they still had indoor smoking lounges with fans at the doorways that keep the smoke out of the general public area.

That was some years ago though, before the tornado tore up the terminal.
 
2012-11-19 11:00:27 AM  

TripSixes: Denver Intl rocks. Doesn't the Daily Beast pride themselves for being 'intellectual?'


Try flying through when the trains are broken, the whole place shuts down.
 
2012-11-19 11:00:34 AM  

ReverendLoki: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Bad airports I've been to:

Kansas City (MCI) - Designed for when you could just walk up to a gate so they have no single security point, instead tons of little checkpoints at the gates. I've never had to make a connection there and I hope I never have to!

I rate this as one of, if not the, best to begin or end a trip from, especially if you have someone to drop you off or pick you up. Even with the weird security layouts, you can still get to your car within 50 feet of the gate if you aren't dealing with checked luggage. Even with checked luggage, the skycaps outside do a great job, never had any problems. As a KC resident, I've had a lot of experience with this one.

That said, I rate it as one of the worst to have a layover at, especially if you don't have any local connections. The services are few and sub par, and even if someone is willing to come get you, you are so far from the city center and any interesting sights, it takes 45 minutes of driving each way to get to anything. Extremely grateful I have not had to deal with this airport like this.

Now, they are talking about redoing the whole thing, make it into an airport with one mammoth terminal, central security gateway, basically just like every other major airport now. Meh.


I want to second this. Kansas City (MCI) is perhaps the best airport possible since it isn't a hub for anyone. You can literally get dropped-off 30 minutes before take-off and not worry about it. You can even arrive an hour before takeoff and long-term park your car (for $6/day) without worry. I am not kidding that unless you wanted to prowl the concourses you won't need to walk more than 150' between the curb and the seat on the plane.
Now there aren't a ton of facilities - a few restaurants and a couple shops, but since there are no hubs there is no need to do anything in the airport besides arrive and depart - no layovers.
 
2012-11-19 11:01:14 AM  

meyerkev: Xcott: meyerkev: Detroit is also a Delta hub, and it's pretty decent.

Yes, if you LIKE RUNNING.

Use the train, man. 3 minutes from one end to the other.


The train only travels along one concourse---it's great if you're already there, and you just need to get from one side of already there to the other side of already there.

Every time I've flown through Detroit, my departure gate was in that concourse, and my arrival gate at the far, far end of bumblefark nowhere.
 
2012-11-19 11:01:45 AM  

meyerkev: Xcott: meyerkev: Detroit is also a Delta hub, and it's pretty decent.

Yes, if you LIKE RUNNING.

Use the train, man. 3 minutes from one end to the other. Plus moving walkways. You can get from one end of Terminal A (80-something gates) to the other, buy some food, and get back inside 25 minutes. A->B/C or vice versa would suck mightily, though.

/Lives near Detroit, so I've never flown through it though.


All of these are luxuries at DTW if you're flying in/out/through the McNamara terminal. For those of us who don't fly DL, there are no moving walkways or anything of the sort in the new North Terminal.

Granted, it's an improvement from the decrepit Smith Terminal, but there's still about a half-mile hike from security to the gates on either of the extreme ends of the terminal.

That having been said, I've been to 22 of the 25 airports on the list (only missing CLE, MDW, and HOU), and out of the rest, I'm surprised that BOS was only at 13. That thing is a complete and utter clusterfark, even in the middle of the night.

/100,000+ miles on American this year
 
2012-11-19 11:03:49 AM  

trappedspirit: This one time I went to this one airport and had a bad time so that airport sucks I should know and I just had this important thing to say


I hate that place!
 
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