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View Poll Results: What is your favorite major United States international airport?
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 25 16.89%
Los Angeles International Airport 3 2.03%
Chicago O'Hare International Airport 9 6.08%
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 15 10.14%
Denver International Airport 13 8.78%
New York John F. Kennedy International Airport 4 2.70%
San Francisco International Airport 4 2.70%
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport 2 1.35%
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 6 4.05%
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport 8 5.41%
Charlotte Douglas International Airport 6 4.05%
Miami International Airport 1 0.68%
Orlando International Airport 1 0.68%
Newark Liberty International Airport 3 2.03%
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport 6 4.05%
Boston Logan International Airport 5 3.38%
Detroit Metropolitan Airport 7 4.73%
Philadelphia International Airport 6 4.05%
New York LaGuardia Airport 2 1.35%
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport 1 0.68%
Baltimore–Washington International Airport 0 0%
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 4 2.70%
Chicago Midway International Airport 0 0%
Salt Lake City International Airport 1 0.68%
Washington Dulles International Airport 0 0%
San Diego International Airport 4 2.70%
Honolulu International Airport 3 2.03%
Tampa International Airport 4 2.70%
Portland International Airport 5 3.38%
Voters: 148. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2016, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Detroit.
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I can't believe LaGuardia even made the list. What a crap hole. It's a 3rd world country all by itself.
I was there twice in 1979, I thought it was really cool, straight out of an old black and white movie.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If you talked to me in 2001, I hated DFW. That airport is huge. With the easy trains they have now, the airport has now rocketed to one of my faves. The reason I hated DFW in 2001 is the reason I don't care much for O'Hare. I liked IAH in Houston as well. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood is the best airport in South Florida IMO.

Dulles is ok as is BWI. National is great because of the convenience to DC and access with Metro. One thing Dulles won't ever match National is the closeness to DC but that's about all National has on Dulles. Well other than the fact that National is easy and simple to use. Lines are rarely long. Still a small airport.

I liked DFW, IAH, FLD, MDW, and Orlando (I liked this airport for some reason).
OK with Dulles, BWI, Charlotte, AUS
Nah with O'Hare
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: The City
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Indianapolis International Airport.
Newest terminal built in America after 9/11.
TSA security takes less than 5 minutes at most. No long security lines ever.
Lots of direct flight choices. Reasonable Fares. Easy Cheap parking. Very Customer friendly but then again this airport is ranked #1 year after year for customer satisfaction so that shouldn't come as a surprise and very good food options as well.
Indy is actually pretty good. Still on the small side and to me limited options but not bad to travel through. Reminds me of Austin a bit both new with decent amenities and neither very large but very nice and good services. Especially for their size


PHL, EWR, and LGD feel like the worst with tight and busy corridors though the A West terminal and B and C connector isn't bad at PHL. Actually the F commuter terminal is OK there too but that old actual terminals A through Europe are quite tight and can be very busy especially if weather gets bad
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:57 PM
 
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SeaTac is good. San Diego as well.

LAX = complete trash. Raze that thing, push it into the sea, throw it into a lake of fire; anything would be an improvement.
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Ok how did three people vote for Sky Harbor? The Phoenix airport sucks, IMO.

So far, my favorite airport is the Houston airport in the US.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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If Indianapolis had more destinations I would say it would be #1. It's very easy for an airport serving less than 8 million passengers per year to be well run though.

Of these choices, I would say Detroit. Very impressed by the layout, and it seems very clean and well maintained, for an airport serving 30+ M people a year. Honorable mention to MSP. With the bad weather they get, its a testament to them that the airport rarely gets shut down.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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If you talked to me in 2001, I hated DFW. That airport is huge. With the easy trains they have now, the airport has now rocketed to one of my faves. The reason I hated DFW in 2001 is the reason I don't care much for O'Hare. I liked IAH in Houston as well. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood is the best airport in South Florida IMO.

Dulles is ok as is BWI. National is great because of the convenience to DC and access with Metro. One thing Dulles won't ever match National is the closeness to DC but that's about all National has on Dulles. Well other than the fact that National is easy and simple to use. Lines are rarely long. Still a small airport.

I liked DFW, IAH, FLD, MDW, and Orlando (I liked this airport for some reason).
OK with Dulles, BWI, Charlotte, AUS
Nah with O'Hare
Dulles would be so much better if they razed the "temporary" midfield concourses C and D (which is over 30 years old now). But neither it's main customer, United or the MWAA want to pay for the new concourse, so Dulles is stuck with what it has. The Aerotrain has a stop at the future site for the concourse, so passengers who exit the train have to double back to get to the "temporary" gates in c and D.

DFW used to suck and blow simultaneously due to the long distances, narrow spaces, and the unidirectional Airtrans system. The remodeling of the worn out 1974 terminals, the Skytrain that runs in both directions, and the new concourse D definitely improved the airport exponentially.

Detroit is another airport that has drastically improved over the last decade with the McNamara Terminal that houses the Delta hub and the new North Terminal. The old terminals were crappy and worn out.

O'Hare isn't that bad if you're in one concourse, but you can tell some of the additions were haphazardly added plus the long walking distances don't help
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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ATL - efficient and helpful workers, all of them, security, connections
TPA - efficient, beautiful, parking, concourse design/access............................................ .............................................
The WORST= MEM, high fares, stupid employees, slow baggage, ugly structure/depressing, did I say stupid employees?
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: The City
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Also Pittsburgh has a very good layout, especially to act as a HUB though no longer one is actually a pleasant airport in many ways and really built to serve as a very functional HUB with the X layout and central amentities
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