This Is the Best Airport in America

Phoenix ranks No. 1 in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings; Newark comes in last among large airports
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2023 1:25 PM CST
Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Airports in America
Phoenix's airport is No. 1, per the "Wall Street Journal."   (Getty Images/Boarding1Now)

A good chunk of one's flying experience takes place not on the plane itself, but in the airport—and some of those venues are better than others when it comes to customer satisfaction. The Wall Street Journal took a look at the 50 largest airports in the nation, examining everything from reliability (on-time arrivals and departures, flight cancellations, etc.) to value and convenience, which includes airport layout and staff, as well as amenities like restaurants, bars, shopping venues, and WiFi access, among other factors. Shooting to the top of the list of large airports: Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport. Coming in last among the biggest airports is New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. Read on to see the top and bottom 10 among the larger airports:

10 best airports

  1. Phoenix (PHX)
  2. Minneapolis (MSP)
  3. Los Angeles (LAX)
  4. Atlanta (ATL)
  5. Detroit (DTW)
  6. San Francisco (SFO)
  7. Houston (IAH)
  8. Seattle (SEA)
  9. Las Vegas (LAS)
  10. Boston (BOS)

10 worst airports
  1. Chicago (ORD)
  2. Charlotte (CLT)
  3. Denver (DEN)
  4. Miami (MIA)
  5. New York (LGA)
  6. Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  7. Orlando (MCO)
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  9. New York (JFK)
  10. Newark (EWR)
See how midsize airports ranked here. (More airports stories.)

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