These Are The Best Airports When You’re Travelling To The United States

Anyone that’s done much travelling can tell you the airports you fly to and from (and through) can often make or break your travel experience. I’ve been known to intentionally book slightly longer travel days in order to avoid a connection in a terrible or complicated airport. Living around San Francisco in the U.S., I also have the luxury of having a few airports to choose from, when I’m booking a flight.

But that’s a luxury most people don’t have. For the most part, the airports you have to use are determined by where you’re coming from and going to (and the price tag of that flight). This goes doubly so when you’re travelling internationally and have no idea where you are. Sometimes, you don’t have any options.

That said, it’s always good to know where the best spots are in case you do have a few choices when it comes to that layover. The Points Guy recently did a rundown of the best and worst airports in the United States, taking into account things like airport amenities and how often flights take off on time.

Here’s its overall top 10:

  1. San Diego International Airport

  2. Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport

  3. Portland International Airport

  4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  5. Sacramento International Airport

  6. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  7. San Francisco International Airport

  8. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport

  9. Indianapolis International Airport

  10. John Wayne Airport

JFK, Dallas Fort Worth, and SFO took top honours when it comes to airport amenities, and Portland, Honolulu, and Seattle-Tacoma won when it comes to on-time flights.

As for the worst airport, that honour goes to Chicago Midway International Airport, which has an exceptionally limited selection of restaurants, only one lounge, and is a pain to get to from downtown Chicago.

You can check The Points Guy’s full rankings of airports on its site. It’s good to keep in mind for your next trip.


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