Ok, so it’s not exactly cargo related, but since this blog is all about international trade and logistics we’ve all done our fair share of traveling and could probably all share a story or two about crowded airports, missed flights, etc. US News and World Report just released a report entitled “America’s Most Miserable Airports” which ranks airports in a “Misery Index” based on their combination of delayed flights and crowded planes. Click on the link for the whole list, here’s the worst 5 in US News “Misery Index:
1. Chicago: O’Hare
2. Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International
3. San Francisco: San Francisco International
4. Dallas/Ft. Worth: Dallas/Ft. Worth International
5. Miami: Miami International
No surprise with O’Hare at number 1. It’s been awhile since I’ve flown in or out of Newark but I’ve never had any problems there. I was very surprised by SFO at #3, but then again I primarily fly international out of SFO, not domestic, and my colleagues who live there claim domestically it can get pretty bad. I’ve had mixed experiences with Dallas and have never flown through Miami.
Scrolling through the list it’s not too surprising that the nation’s major metropolitan “legacy” airports fared the worst while the smaller, secondary airports , which are more likely to be serviced by budget airlines and smaller planes, fared better. Anyways, head on over to their site and check out the entire list, pretty interesting.