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(NEXSTAR) — Does anyone like going to the airport? Whether or not you discover it glamorous or treacherous, shifting by means of an airport is a hard-to-avoid occasion if you wish to see the world. However not all airports are created equal, apparently.

This 12 months, journey information and assets firm Frommer’s ranked the ten “worst” airports within the U.S. based mostly on “flight delays, safety wait occasions, buyer satisfaction surveys, and the opinions of specialists.”

These are the ten worst airports within the U.S., in line with Frommer’s:

10. Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport (IAD) — This Virginia airport’s structure and site have been among the many outlet’s foremost complaints, although it was famous for being attractively constructed. Airport supervisor Richard Golinowski lately informed The Washington Publish he’s conscious among the older buildings are “beginning to see some issues,” however famous they’re working to deal with these points, together with including a 14-gate concourse anticipated to be full in 2026.

9. West Virginia Worldwide Yeager Airport (CRW) — The placement of this airport in Charleston, West Virginia, is labeled “scary” by Frommer’s — the positioning is surrounded on all sides by cliffs. The ability was beforehand identified solely as Yeager Airport, however was renamed in January in an effort to be labeled as “worldwide,” WOWK in Charleston reviews. Its worldwide U.S. Customs service gained’t be prepared till December, nonetheless.

8. Dallas/Fort Price Worldwide Airport (DFW) — Delays and cancellations landed this large hub in north Central Texas at eighth on the checklist. However DFW lately grew to become the U.S. airport with essentially the most nonstop flights (a title it beforehand held) and is at present providing about 239 nonstop locations, in line with aviation information outlet Easy Flying.

7. Denver Worldwide Airport (DIA) — Turbulence. Denver is surrounded by mountainous, hilly areas, and this can lead to bumpier flights than many could also be used to. (Apparently, mountains + wind = air waves.) The Federal Aviation Administration has a Suggestions of Mountain Flying handbook that Frommer’s notes could possibly be helpful right here.

6. Cleveland Hopkins Worldwide Airport (CLE) — This Ohio airport is dinged by Frommer’s for wanted updates and lack of area. A 2019 J.D. Energy buyer satisfaction research positioned CLE even worse, coming second-to-last.

5. Philadelphia Worldwide Airport (PHL) — Some powerful site visitors and closed roads close to the Metropolis of Brotherly Love’s foremost airport make for a rocky journey for passengers, each Frommer’s and J.D. Energy say. The latter named PHL lifeless final on its 2021 airport buyer satisfaction survey.

4. O’Hare Worldwide Airport (ORD) — Chicago’s large airport is taken into account nonetheless too small by Frommer’s, and often-delayed flights didn’t assist its rating. In the meantime, J.D. Energy ranked it final on its 2021 buyer satisfaction survey for “mega”-sized airports.

3. Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX) — It might be the one airport with a two-part “LOST” episode named after it, however getting misplaced at additionally it is a grievance, based mostly on rankings. The airport is famous to have a “complicated” structure and, like most of Los Angeles, site visitors issues.

2. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) — One in all New York Metropolis’s main airports is clocked for working late on the clock, as Frommer’s says delays and cancellations are frequent at LGA. Knowledge from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) exhibits 22.52% of flights have been delayed or cancelled from July 2019 to July 2021. To treatment a few of these issues, LGA has undergone just a few alterations (see beneath).

1. Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport (EWR) — BTS knowledge exhibits 24.29% of flights at this New Jersey airport have been delayed or cancelled between July 2019 and July 2021. Lately, EWR was shifted from being a part of the NYC code by the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation, reported Journey + Leisure. What is going to this imply for flyers? Maybe much less competitors for flights and thus greater costs for vacationers to New York, T+L says. Yahoo! Finance reviews the change is ready to enter impact Oct. 3.

LaGuardia, the second-worst on Frommer’s checklist, has since undergone billions of {dollars} value of renovations, remodeling from what Bloomberg referred to as in June a “once-infamous” airport into one named one of the best in design and structure by a world jury for the Prix Versailles Award.

In the meantime, Fundera, a small enterprise assets website run by NerdWallet, additionally ranked the 5 worst regional airports for enterprise vacationers based mostly on comfort and flight efficiency/availability. Its “worst” airports have been, so as from least-worst to worst: Palm Seaside Worldwide Airport, Albuquerque Worldwide Sunport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Worldwide Airport, Anchorage Ted Stevens Worldwide Airport, and Memphis Worldwide Airport.

Fundera discovered Memphis airport’s single enterprise lounge and lack of direct flights missing, in the end rating it because the worst, Journey Channel reported. However proving that “greatest” and “worst” could also be within the eye of the beholder, Fundera ranked LAX — Frommer’s third-worst — as its fifth greatest for enterprise vacationers, citing inexpensive parking charges and flight availability.

Protected travels wherever you fly from — and will your stresses keep low.