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Don't Go There: 5 Worst US Airports  
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2707 times:


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User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

LGA is a definite, and JFK is not bad, i dont know what he is thinking there...
DFW IS HORRIBLE and i agree with MIA

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17573 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

That does not know what he's talking about, he obviously does not fly out of EWR,JFK or LGA too often.

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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

I agree. Especially EWR. Terminal C was named one of the best terminals recently by JDPowers (or some other similar organization) due to its selection and quality of amenities/concessions. This guy used to write a column for ABCNews.com called "The Crabby Traveler." It seemed really contrived - just rehashed all the little things that people have bitched about for years and made them seem new and a bigger deal than they really are. This article seems similar to the previous series - somehow he's managed to really get a lot of play out of his "I'm an aviation expert" stint. His list here is totally subjective.

An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

I was just about to post this article! I didn't like it much. All he seemed to do was complain. The fact is that most airports have long lines for security and that the food isn't very good. McDonalds isn't gourmet, but it's not terrible either. It is all really just his opinion I think. MIA is sort of confusing I think, but it's not this horrible claustrophobic prison like he makes it out to be. The terminal areas are sort of nice I think.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From Ireland, joined May 2015, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

The author nailed MIA...thats why FLL (& even PBI) is pretty much a no brainer alternative if you're heading to one of the reasonably large big 5 carrier domestic hubs.

The author left out ANC.....Ted Stevens International in high tourist season in July was a nightmare...overflowing toliets, an hour to get through security and no seating in the departure/arrival area. Salvation in the form of the rising new terminal next door can't come fast enough.

DTW's old Terminal A is pretty much the pits, too.

User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2416 times:

mia is a dump - but come on - who doesn't already know that?

the guys is a complete idiot - new york airports are just fine and getting better.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1976 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2411 times:

I guess that explains why Southwest won't fly into 4 out of 5 of those places (or should I say 6/7?). Maybe it also helps to explain why they make a profit?

User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2408 times:


The author is off topic at times. He rates the worst and best five airports for LAYOVERS. Then he goes into talking about car traffic to get there. If you're on a layover, you don;t give a damn about traffic driving there, you only care about the terminal.

He certainly should have mentioned Northwest's old Detroit terminal.


User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

I have to agree about JFK. At least the old TWA terminals (5 & 6). These were horrible right to the very end.

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

I definately think that MSP should have made the list somewhere, while I'm not a fan of the airline that flies there, Minneapolis/St. Paul has never been a problem when it comes to layovers/connections for me.

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User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1895 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I won't say the NY airports are great but - "No 1 to avoid" ? Quite ridiculous and irrelevant... Was the guy ever told these were airports, not ***** hotels?

User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7582 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 1833 times:

I do think they should make a tranportation system in MIA to get from the different concources so you dont have to go though security again. But i live in Miami so will never have to do a connection there. Also what he said about the traffic. That is not the airports falt that is what happens when you have 3.3 milion people living within 70 mi of each other. MIA is not that bad at all. FLL is much better but not even close to as many flights or airlines.

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User currently offlineTpowaleny From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

I agree with you guys disliking the commentator. This recent article sounds like it was written by an amateur travel reporter. He is constantly advertising himself and his website...


User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Notice how all of these airports were among the busiest in the nation? What does he expect, everything laid out like ATL or DEN?

Next Up: STL-DEN-SLC-SFO-PDX-ORD-STL in 25 hours. Two more states off my list.
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11198 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1780 times:


Well, that should be pretty obvious. Usually as an airport gets busier, the more problems arise such as delays, congestion, long security lines, etc.

Sorry, but Savannah (SAV) won't be on that list. It just doesn't have the traffic to suffer from the REAL problems that the busy airports have.

MIA is a real dump.

After going through MCO and TPA, I had this impression that Florida has nice modern airports. I was excited when I was on my way to MIA to see how it is, and was completely disappointed. Nothing what I expected. A complete dump.

I have to say, I completely agree with the author. It's an excelent article.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I don't think EWR is that bad! I actually find it pretty easy to use. Sorry, nothing compares to the use of MSP! Voted #1 many times!


User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

I am hurt by this blatant lack of research. I think what he said about JFK is terrible, I know the Van Wyck and Belt are horrible roads but that can't be held against the airport itself. LGA is not that bad with delays. I had 7 flights in and out of there this year with all ontime or early departures/arrivals. What really got to me was what he said about SJC. I was very impressed by that place.
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