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Old Nov 20, 12, 1:50 pm   #1
 
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Just in time for Holidays - Most Stressful Airports

Woo Hoo

Home town airport makes top of list

Glad I never fly through O'Hare. Departures and Arrivals only.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/americ...l-airport.html
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Old Nov 20, 12, 1:51 pm   #2
 
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Just counted. I've used 11 of the 16. My choices for 1 and 2.

Boston Logan

LAX
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Old Nov 20, 12, 2:25 pm   #3
 
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Anywhere they force you to ride a bus between terminals is stress-inducing for me.
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Old Nov 20, 12, 4:19 pm   #4
 
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No one thinks that the most stressful are also the busiest and the largest which would naturally mean that there is some distance between gates!
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Old Nov 20, 12, 4:54 pm   #5
 
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Woo Hoo

Home town airport makes top of list

Glad I never fly through O'Hare. Departures and Arrivals only.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/americ...l-airport.html
2 of my hometown airports make the list

I don't find LGA very stressful, but it might to someone unfamiliar with it. It usually takes me 10 minutes to get through security and 5 minutes to exit the airport from the gate.
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Old Nov 20, 12, 5:46 pm   #6
 
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CLT ahead of PHL and MCO? Surprised. Considering it really is an easy airport and no lines of screaming kids!
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Old Nov 20, 12, 7:29 pm   #7
 
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Not really surprised at all here. Probably could have guessed the top 5 although PHL and IAH could have been up there too. I really dislike IAH nothing against it.

I don't understand how DFW is #6 on the list but is also listed as the most hassle free...
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Old Nov 20, 12, 8:29 pm   #8
 
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Just in time for Holidays - Most Stressful Airports

9/16 for me. I'd probably have IAD much higher than IAH.
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Old Nov 20, 12, 9:42 pm   #9
 
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Did you all read the criteria for this "study"?

Poor Wi-Fi coverage (19 percent)

Give me a break. What's next, lack of Starbucks locations?
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Old Nov 20, 12, 10:25 pm   #10
 
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Lack of Starbucks is a serious problem!
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Old Nov 20, 12, 10:59 pm   #11
 
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This is kind of stupid because it doesn't take into account that the airport experience can be vastly different within a single airport between the different terminals. LAX or JFK come to mind.

But really, all of these 'Most ___ Airport' lists are just lists of the largest airports in the US in different orders...
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Old Nov 21, 12, 9:49 am   #12
 
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Lagos. Or Kinshasha. Doha at rush hour can be bad, but the aforementioned are in a league of their own.

US airports? None would even make the footnotes of a list with the "most stressful" airports.
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Old Nov 21, 12, 10:16 am   #13
 
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FRA, unless you have 6 hours for connection.
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Old Nov 21, 12, 10:30 am   #14
 
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I'd put LHR & LAX for my top two with O'Hare as number 3.

BTW I've used 4/16 (ORD, LAX, JFK, ATL)
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Woo Hoo

Home town airport makes top of list

Glad I never fly through O'Hare. Departures and Arrivals only.

http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/americ...l-airport.html
Definitely O'Hare. I quite like the terminals (apart from the fact that you have to show ID to order a drink regardless of age, and have to eat steak with a plastic knife), and the lines for check-in and for security are rarely bad. Immigration is a total nightmare, however. I was there last Saturday, and for most of my wait, the line for non-connecting visitors, where I waited, was served by one (1) officer. The much longer line for connecting visitors looked like it had two. Even the lines for US citizen went a long way down the corridor. Completely unacceptable in any country. I'm flying through again in two weeks and I'm already stressed over the thought of missing my connection.
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