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Best And Worst 5 Airports In The US- AOL  
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 4965 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11911 times:

http://money.aol.com/usnews/general/...-at-all-costs/20070606110209990001

With only a vague reference to being calculated by comparing delays and "crowded flights," here's their lists-

WORST-

1. DTW
2. ORD
3. CLT
4. JFK
5. EWR

BEST-

1. OAK
2. HOU
3. SJC
4. DAL
5. STL

What do you guys think? Are they whistling Dixie? Or do you agree?


Scotty doesn't know...
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User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11880 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
1. DTW

Evidently these people haven't been to the magnificent McNamara terminal. Detroit is one of the most modernized airports in the US and in 2008, all the facilities will be 5 years old or younger. This servey is outrageous, look at the best airports list, where is DFW? IAH? PIT? DEN? ...




Mason (RedTailDTW)



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 4965 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 11844 times:

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 1):
Evidently these people haven't been to the magnificent McNamara terminal. Detroit is one of the most modernized airports in the US and in 2008, all the facilities will be 5 years old or younger. This servey is outrageous, look at the best airports list, where is DFW? IAH? PIT? DEN? ...

Exactly what I was thinking... DTW is a great airport. That's why I wonder where they got their "data" from for the survey.



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11837 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):

1. DTW

 no  When i connected in DTW last year i absolutely loved it! especially the new terminal.

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
2. ORD

 no  ORD was quite bearable in my eyes.

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
3. CLT

Never connected there

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
4. JFK

 no  Far from awful, just a normal airport in my eyes.

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
5. EWR

 yes   Wink






For the best...

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
1. OAK

Never connected there

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
2. HOU

 yes  pretty nice airport

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
3. SJC

Never Connected there

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
4. DAL

 half  DAL is nice, but has its ups and downs

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
5. STL

LOVED it during the TWA days, never been since.





I was looking for DFW and IAH to be on the best list...oh well  Smile


User currently offlineEagle11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11816 times:

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 3):
When i connected in DTW last year i absolutely loved it! especially the new terminal.

 checkmark 

I agree. I love taking NW through DTW. By far my favorite connecting terminal. It's easy to navigate and looks amazing. I have no idea where these ratings are coming from...

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 3):
ORD was quite bearable in my eyes.

 checkmark 

While far from the best airport in the nation, it is also far from the worst. A lot of parts are crowded, but many other look quite nice.

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
3. CLT

An okay connecting airport. Nothing special really stood out to me last time I was there. Wouldn't say it belongs on the bottom five list...


The final verdict...another worthless survey.



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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11801 times:

I love HOU, just not the main airline that flies there.  Wink

DAL, is very old, it reminds me of the old HOU. Hopefully they will revamp there, like they did with HOU. I fly to DAL quite often.



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2858 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11799 times:

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 1):
This servey is outrageous, look at the best airports list, where is DFW?

Hopefully on the worst airports list!  Wink

Quoting Eagle11 (Reply 4):
The final verdict...another worthless survey.

You said it perfectly.


User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1363 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 11756 times:

How the hell did CLT end up on the bottom five? I think PHL deserves to be in that spot.

User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 11751 times:

I think a lot of these "worst" airports are victims of their size. They're major connecting hubs for legacy carriers, and thus see significantly more passengers than the "best" airports. Thank God MIA wasn't there (and before you say anything, check out Concourses A and J and the higher gates of Concourse D).

User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 11746 times:

The survey is pure BS. Just because a major airport is in America's least favorite city doesn't mean it should get bad rankings.

For flying into DTW, it's an amazing terminal on one end and two piles of crap on the other with a new terminal under construction in between. I just wished it had more windows personally, but at least it will be a welcome change from the Smith Terminal.

Every time I've flown out of here, my flight has been delayed at an average of 20 minutes. In my opinion that's pretty small compared to what I've put up with every now and then.


User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 11717 times:

Foolish story. Compares apples to oranges in my opinion. The title of the article states "Avoid at All Costs?" If you avoid JFK, ORD, EWR, I think you've limited a lot of airlines and destinations! I can go only so far from DAL. And the drive there isn't always smooth.

User currently offlineSkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11675 times:

Anyone seen the poll is 'Airports of the World' magazine, as done by the Airports Council International? They are broken down by size, international and domestic, but overall, the top 5 (they don't list the bottom feeders) in the U.S./Canada are:

1. DFW
2. Halifax
3. Ottawa
3. Detroit (tied w/Ottawa)
5. San Diego

Oddly, in the same article, a different poll lists the top 5 domestic airports in the U.S./Canada as: (It does not say what the difference is between this and the above mentioned poll)

1. Austin
2. Halifax
3. Ottawa
4. DFW
5. San Diego

Of course, it's all subjective, but AUS would be high on any list I can think of.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11657 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
WORST-

1. DTW

Must've been in the wrong terminal Big grin

And where's DEN? PIT? MSP? MDW? PIT?



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11632 times:

Quoting Eagle11 (Reply 4):
The final verdict...another worthless survey.

Agree 100%

How could any "Worst 5" list not include ATL? Other than the ridiculously overlong escalators to the "Transportation Mall" and the outrageous prices at Checkers, I have no major complaints about the facility itself. But the interminable weather and ATC delays make it miserable to connect at.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11630 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
calculated by comparing delays and "crowded flights," here's their lists-

guys, it's not nicest looking airport, or easiest to connect through, it's COMPARING DELAYS

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11525 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):
And where's DEN? PIT? MSP? MDW? PIT?

WOW!! Like PIT??

Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 7):
How the hell did CLT end up on the bottom five? I think PHL deserves to be in that spot.

PHL deserves the #1 worst airport!



Ground Ops, Southwest Airlines, CMH
User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11513 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 14):
guys, it's not nicest looking airport, or easiest to connect through, it's COMPARING DELAYS

Well the reason we are judging it like we are is because even though they may have only compared delays, they named the list "BEST and WORST".




Shannon  half 


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11507 times:

Pretty telling that virtually no passengers make connections at any of their top five airports. Typical AOL front page "story" filler.


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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11506 times:

What is up with all these surveys trying to say airports suck because of "crowded flights"???

I honestly don't care one bit if my flight's crowded or not. Actually, I enjoy it, because I know the airline's making money.

This survey, and all the rest, is just pure BS.



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11459 times:

Where is LAX and specially (but not only) the lovely Tom Bradley???


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11441 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 19):
Where is LAX and specially (but not only) the lovely Tom Bradley???

The report was mainly focusing on delays - and for all LAX's faults (and there are a lot of them!), it has relatively few delays compared to most large US airports.


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