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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    In my experience, it's just a pain to lug around in there since it seems like I always fly in on the exact opposite end of the airport, and your flights are often delayed. It's not so much the airport itself in that situation.
    DFW seems like it is 200 years old and has not been updated since it was created. The ceilings are low and it is so dark. I will say the LGA is still the worst, it is crappy as DFW, but also is filled with New Yorkers.

    I like Atlanta, seems nice and easy to get through. Last year when I was coming though immigration in my ISU sweatshirt, I thought one of the TSA agents was going to hug me. He was a huge Bama fan.

    The airport I miss is Memphis. It is old and run down, but they have the best food. The whole place smells like bbq. Never go there anymore now that Northwest is gone.


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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    Had to stay overnight in Memphis....felt like GTA 3



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    Not really sure why all the hate on PHX?? I have flown in/out of that airport more than any other and not once have I had a delay...not kidding. It's super easy to get in and out of the airport and is actually pretty nice. Every airport I have had issues with have been on the East Coast.



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    Been to 15 of them and I think LGA is by far the worst. Spent the night on the floor in ATL once, that sucked.

    Denver has the nicest bathrooms I have used in an airport..that goes a long way!


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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    Are we flying through the same dfw airport? I fly through dfw when I go back to Omaha from new Orleans and its pretty nice. I had a3hour layover on Friday and terminal d is actually pretty nice...



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    Not really sure why all the hate on PHX?? I have flown in/out of that airport more than any other and not once have I had a delay...not kidding. It's super easy to get in and out of the airport and is actually pretty nice. Every airport I have had issues with have been on the East Coast.
    I don't get it either. I've never had a problem at Sky Harbor.



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    I've actually been in all 25 of those airports...(i rack up about 100,000 Delta miles a year for work). O'hare is by far my least favorite, and fortunately I don't go through there anymore since I fly Delta exclusively. I hate Newark, JFK and LGA with a passion. Really like Detroit, MSP and SLC...really don't mind ATL either, I have to catch a lot of international connections out of there, and their new Terminal F for international departures is really nice.



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    I don't fly much but O'Hare is a nightmare and I will avoid it at all costs. In fact my last business trip to Chicago I flew to Milwaukee and drove the hour down the interstate to get to my destination. Not only was it cheaper I'm sure the time I spent messing with the rental car and drive was less than any security checks and flight delays I may have dealt with at O'Hare plus getting the rental car in and out of there as well. Las Vegas is not bad IMO, last trip there I think I was in line for security less there than I was at Des Moines. I've only transferred flights in Denver but I've had nothing but delays and untimely gate changes most of the time while going through there


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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    lol at the O'hare. I must be the luckiest person on the planet, granted, I live here, but there isn't an airport I'd rather fly out of (during the warm months of course). I can pretty much get to any place on the planet and it always seems my problems stem from trying to get back home as opposed to leaving. I suppose when you put that much traffic through your airport you are bound for problems. It's not uncommon to see 7 lights lined up in any direction making an approach to ORD at night. If you actually sit and watch it all happen from the ground, it's amazing.



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    I like Atlanta. I go through once a year, and I've never had any troubles at all.


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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    One thing that's great about O'Hare, and Midway too, is how well it's connected to a good transportation system. You can get to anywhere in the city from either airport for like $2.50, which is a pretty damn good feature. MCI (the greatest airport in the world, as far as I'm concerned) definitely doesn't have this.



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    I got 18 and would have more if I didn't try so hard to stay away from a few of them.

    Not sure if that is good or bad.

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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

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    Are we flying through the same dfw airport? I fly through dfw when I go back to Omaha from new Orleans and its pretty nice. I had a3hour layover on Friday and terminal d is actually pretty nice...
    Now that is a ****** airport...



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    Re: The 25 worst airports in America

    When I think of worst, I think of safety, not amenities and on time arrivals and departures. The big hubs are generally a problem due to the carriers and not the physical plants. TSA made flying a horrific experience. The new TSA Pre-Check process has helped but it's not universally available.

    The worst airports are the big hub airports served by AA. That carrier has gone from best to worst.

    I've been to all 25. Over the years, I spent the most time at EWR, LGA, JFK and ORD. STL is awful in the summer due to thunderstorms. DFW can be bad due to ice storms in the winter months. ORD is good as a home base but awful as a connection hub. The NY areas airports are bad due to congestion in air. Same goes for the Washington area airports.

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