The 10 Worst Airports in the United States (and the second place is in NY)

Perhaps no traveler has been spared a bad experience at the airport, whether it’s a typical flight delay or losing your luggage for several days. But to determine what they are the 10 worst airports in the United States (and note that second place on the list is New York)users have complained of recurring inconveniences such as flight delays or cancellations, the congestion of the facilities or the lack of staff.

Frommer’s, a site specializing in travel, has taken on the task of collecting the opinions of the various users of American airports to point out the worst in the country, taking into account factors such as delays, security wait times, and reviews from travelers and experts.

Here we present the list of 10 worst airports in USA.

10. Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia (IAD)

Users mainly complain about its modern design which confuses travelers looking for a terminal amid the stress of boarding a flight. A complex network of trains and tunnels can waste precious minutes on a rushed passenger to position themselves by listening to the calls for the flight through the loudspeakers of the airport.

9. Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia (CRW)

The worst thing about this airport is not the delays or the wait times, but the location of the terminal. Yeager is located on a flat hill where experienced drivers should avoid exceeding the track limits to land before the danger of falling towards the edges. In addition, the mountain is prone to landslides.

8. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

The pandemic has made this already busy airport as it welcomes more American Airlines customers. Users complain of long lines at immigration, baggage claim, and crowded shops and restaurants.

7. Denver International Airport (DIA)

Denver’s natural landscape is a natural hotbed of turbulence which for some passengers can be very stressful. Also, it is constantly remodeled, the queues to pass the security check are long.

6. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Despite modernization efforts, Cleveland airport facilities remain cramped and outdatedwhich represents the main complaint of its users.

5. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Not only difficult to get to the airport from downtown Philadelphia due to traffic complicated part of town, but also requires general modernization which passengers frequently request in their satisfaction surveys.

4. O’Hare International Airport, Chicago (ORD)

One of the busiest airports in the country, but whose weather conditions can cause serious delays and cancellations, because in Chicago, intense gusts of wind and snowstorms are part of the natural landscape.

3. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

The users of this airport which has nine different terminals which require different security checks and shuttles which are not always fast. they obviously complainto the organization, design, and lack of public transportation options to and from LAX.

2. LaGuardia Airport, New York (LGA)

Although recently modernized, the boarding areas still operate as slowly as before. Furthermore, the problem of delays in New York’s congested airspace is a chronic disease: between July 2019 and July 2021, LaGuardia has had the second highest number of flight delays and cancellations in the country.

1. Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey (EWR)

Sad to have the worst punctuality record among airports in the country, Newark Liberty tops the top 10 worst nationally. Travelers complain about its clean and crowded conditions and the few options to eat something in the terminal.


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