These are the 15 best airports in America

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Ronald Reagan National Airport acts as the primary commercial airport serving Washington D.C. and the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. Ioan Florin Cnejevici/shutterstock
  • The travel website, The Points Guy, recently released a ranking of the 15 best airports in America
  • By looking at amenities, accessibility, and timeliness, The Points Guy was able to compile a report that ranked airports based on aspects that are most important to travellers.
  • Using data collected from the Department of Transportation, the airports themselves, and third parties, The Points Guys ranked America’s 15 best and 15 worst airports and aspects like timeliness of arrivals and departures, number of lounges, restaurant and shopping options, and transportation costs.
  • PhoenixSky Harbour International Airport was voted the nation’s best airport by the editors for the second time in a row.

Travelling isn’t for everybody, but there are those who absolutely love going through different airports and experiencing all the unique offerings of various terminals.

The travel website, The Points Guy, recently released a ranking of the 15 best airports in America. Using data collected from the Department of Transportation, the airports themselves, and third parties, The Points Guys ranked America’s 15 best and 15 worst airports and aspects like timeliness of arrivals and departures, number of lounges, restaurants and shopping options, and transportation costs.

By looking at amenities, accessibility, and timeliness, The Points Guy was able to compile a report that ranked airports based on aspects that are most important to travellers.


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Anyone who has passed through Washington Dulles International Airport knows it is a gigantic airport with multiple restaurants, bars, and shops-it is ranked first in The Points Guy’s “amenities” category and also was the “Most Improved” airport from the 2016 rankings.

Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport was voted the nation’s best airport by the editors for the second time in a row.

The Points Guy editors write that Sky Harbour, “didn’t come in first in any one category but made strong showings in nearly all of them, including being easily reached by car or bus, having cheap parking, negligible wait times at security compared to other airports and respectably low delay and cancellation rates (though it could use more lounges for its size).”

Take a look below for photos of the 15 best airports in America.


15. Chicago Midway International Airport

Midway Airport in Chicago is the world’s busiest square mile for incoming and departing flights and includes a Yoga Room and a Mother’s Room for nursing.

Source: Fly Chicago


14. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

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The atrium at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Jeffrey J. Coleman/shutterstock

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport has a 1.4-mile walking path in Terminal 1, two aviation-inspired playgrounds for kids, and stores that feature locally made leather goods and jewellery.

Source: Explore Minnesota


13. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

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A look inside the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Sandra Foyt/shutterstock

The Honolulu International Airport was named after the late U.S. Senator, Daniel Inouyre, in May 2017.

Source: KHON-2 Fox


12. Miami International Airport

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Passengers wait to board their planes inside Miami International Airport. Solarisys/shutterstock

Miami International Airport is built over 3,230 acres of land, generates $US30.9 billion annually for Miami-Dadte country and is the top-ranking U.S. airport for international freight and cargo.

Source: Miami Airport


11. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

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Passengers at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV. littleNY/shutterstock

Renaming McCarran International Airport in honour of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid was recently considered at a Clark County Commission meeting.

Source: ABC 13


10. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Ronald Reagan National Airport acts as the primary commercial airport serving Washington D.C. and the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. Ioan Florin Cnejevici/shutterstock

There are over 1oo shops and restaurants at Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Source: Fly Reagan


9. George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

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A look at passengers walking with luggage at Houston Intercontinental Airport. CaseyMartin/shutterstock

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, named after the 41st President, is only 23 miles north of downtown area of Houston, Texas.

Source: Houston Airport


8. Washington-Dulles International Airport

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Inside Washington-Dulles International Airport. Brian Kinney/shutterstock

In addition to four runways, Dulles Airport has 139 airline gates and 13,000 square feet of retail space in Concourse B alone.

Source: Fly Dulles


7. Philadelphia International Airport

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Terminal A at the Philadelphia International Airport. EQRoy/shutterstock

The Philadelphia Airport covers 2,302 acres and has four runways.

Source: Airport IQ


6. Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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View inside the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Zoe Esteban/shutterstock

Charlotte Douglas had 705 daily departures in April 2018 and has nonstop service to 173 destinations

Source: CLT Airport


5. Tampa International Airport

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A shot of the Tampa International Airport in Florida. Peter Titmuss/shutterstock

The Tampa International Airport features a public art program that includes a gallery and public art collection.

Source: Tampa Airport


4. San Diego International Airport

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San Diego International Airport Terminal 2. Leonard Zhukovsky/shutterstock

A $US3 billion dollar renovation and makeover has recently been proposed for the San Diego International Airport.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune


3. Portland International Airport

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Interior photograph of the Portland International Airport. artyooran/shutterstock

There is a live music program at the Portland International Airport, as every day musicians perform in the terminals in-front of travellers.

Source: Fly PDX


2. Salt Lake City International Airport

Located five miles from downtown, the Salt Lake City International Airport has two terminals, 71 gates and four runways.

Source: Salt Lake City International Airport


1. Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport

This is the second time the Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport has been named the best airport in the U.S. by The Points Guy, due mainly to its accesibility and low delay and cancellation rates.

Source: The Points Guy and AZ Central