Here’s Your Chance to Weigh in on the Best and Worst US Airports of 2019

Aug 7, 2019

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Wednesday morning, we published our fourth annual report on the best and worst airports in the US. For this report, we compared the 50 busiest airports in the nation, considering 35 different factors to generate our scores, such as airport amenities, on-time records, location, reader feedback and the experiences of TPG staff. It’s factors like these that landed San Diego International Airport (SAN) the top spot on our list and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) at the bottom.

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Of course, everybody weighs these various criteria differently so it’s impossible for everyone to unanimously agree on what are the best and worst airports. For instance, many readers thought that New York-LaGuardia (last year’s second-worst) would rank lower than Midway due to its relative lack of dining outlets and congested rideshare service pick-up spots. That’s why we’d like to give our readers an opportunity to weigh in and share their own thoughts.

We’ve broken up the airports included in this study by region. Vote for your favorite airport in each one.

Best Airport in the Midwest

Best Airport in the Midwest

Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
Chicago Midway (MDW)
Indianapolis (IND)
Detroit Metro (DTW)
Minneapolis (MSP)
St. Louis (STL)
Kansas City (MCI)
Cincinnati (CVG)
Columbus (CMH)
Cleveland (CLE)

Best Airport in the Northeast

Best Airport in the Northeast

Boston (BOS)
Newark (EWR)
New York JFK (JFK)
New York LaGuardia (LGA)
Philadelphia (PHL)
Pittsburgh (PIT)
Baltimore (BWI)
Washington Dulles (IAD)
Washington Reagan (DCA)

Best Airport in the Southeast

Best Airport in the Southeast

Miami (MIA)
Tampa (TPA)
Fort Myers (RSW)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Orlando (MCO)
Atlanta (ATL)
New Orleans (MSY)
Charlotte (CLT)
Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
San Juan (SJU)
Nashville (BNA)

Best Airport in the Southwest

Best Airport in the Southwest

Phoenix (PHX)
Las Vegas (LAS)
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
Austin (AUS)
Houston Bush (IAH)
San Antonio (SAT)
Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Houston Hobby (HOU)
Salt Lake City (SLC)

Best Airport in the West:

Best Airport in the West

San Diego (SAN)
Sacramento (SMF)
San Francisco (SFO)
San Jose (SJC)
Santa Ana (SNA)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Oakland (OAK)
Denver (DEN)
Honolulu (HNL)
Portland (PDX)
Seattle (SEA)

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