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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%
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:44 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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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
I totally forgot about Pittsburgh. It has a multi-billion dollar terminal that was opened in the early 90s to house USAirways operations, but 9/11 and USAirways financial problems meant that service was reduced in Pittsburgh in favor of Philadelphia, which has a larger O&D population to feed from plus more corporations and business travelers. Pittsburgh was one of the first airports to have lots of restaurants and shops in the terminal (called AirMall) for passengers to kill time when they had a layover. Its design was very efficient and influential in terminal design. It's a shame the airport is a shell of its former self. Some of the concourses are walled off because there is excess gate space.

If only a similar terminal could be opened at Philadelphia for American's hub there, but the airport is too constrained by surrounding development and its location on the Delaware River.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:53 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Its getting more destinations. In the past year direct flights to Savannah Georgia and other places have been added. London is a likely possibility as well which will be great for those traveling to Europe.
London is likely? Where did you read that? Just curious.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Why is Denver tied for first in this poll? That was one of the worst airports I have been to.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I enjoy DFW Airport. Those moving sidewalks are convienient and its not as huge as Hartsfield.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:22 PM
 
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Not Atlanta. I broke my ankle in that airport rushing to make a flight.
You could have done that anywhere, no?

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Newark Liberty is hands down one of the worst.
Agreed. What a weird set up going through security.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Why is Denver tied for first in this poll? That was one of the worst airports I have been to.
Might have to do with its innovative architecture and layout. I also believe a new train service connecting to downtown Denver just opened.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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1. Tampa
2. Denver
3. SeaTac
4. DFW
5. JFK
6. ATL
7. Chicago

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Old 07-14-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Perceptions of an airport are going to vary widely, especially between those visiting a hub to change planes and those using a facility to depart and arrive...

If you're just flying through Denver, you may like the airport better than if you live in Denver and have to catch a quick flight out, park in a remote or economy lot, and wait in the massive security checkpoint (though I realize that the A Line will improve things for some).

Of course, for those changing planes, the connection itself can seriously skew the perception. For example, I can't stand Detroit's setup- but mostly because every time I fly through, my connection involves me running full speed through the underground "glow tunnel" with only seconds to spare before they close the door....
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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Why is Denver tied for first in this poll? That was one of the worst airports I have been to.
Lots of my friends who travel often say that Denver Airport TSA agents tend to be jerks and pain-in-the-behind.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Pdx...
yes, PDX, awesome mid-sized airport with great design, easy connections, minimal delays, and excellent bars/restaurants both before and after security

also SFO, DCA, DAL (new terminal, great bars, super easy connections), DFW Terminal D, MDW - like connecting there, but less fun when departing due to security
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