It’s a plane nightmare flying out of those spots.
A latest rating reveals the ten absolute worst airports within the US for connecting flights — with two primetime hubs within the NYC region landing on the list.
FinanceBuzz, a private finance site, takes under consideration the variety of gates on the alternative ends of terminals, the distances to the very farthest gates in an airport, and the necessity for transportation like trams inside the airport for flyers to achieve their gate.
Coming in at No. 1 is Denver International Airport, where the longest walk between any two possible gates is 34 minutes, in keeping with the information.
It is maybe fitting that somebody created a Strava running challenge map there called “gate change gnar.”
Walking end to finish in only one terminal takes 23 minutes.
Each NYC airports in Queens — LaGuardia and JFK — placed fifth and sixth, respectively, on the list.
The 39-minute travel time between any two potential gates earned LGA its spot.
JFK, meanwhile, was ranked for its low connectivity rating stemming from the 17-minute journey between security and the farthest gate.
Although not in FinanceBuzz’s listing, Newark Airport has consistently been considered certainly one of, if not the worst airport within the nation for layovers and other stressors.
LAX in Los Angeles, the ninth worst on this dataset, had the worst and longest possible distance between two gates at nearly an hour of ground travel.
The ten worst US airports for connecting flights
- Denver International
- O’Hare in Chicago
- Salt Lake City
- John Wayne in Santa Ana, CA
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Conversely, Richmond International Airport in Virginia was ranked the nation’s best airport for connecting flights, as there’s only an eight-minute gap between any two potential gates.
Not far behind, Washington DC’s Ronald Reagan airport got here in tenth with an 18-minute travel time for that distance.
Hartford’s Bradley International Airport was ranked the fifth best because it only takes three minutes to traverse its largest terminal.
The ten best US airports for connecting flights
- Richmond International
- Tampa International
- Boise Airport
- Jacksonville International Airport
- Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT
- Ontario International Airport in San Bernardino, CA
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- San Antonio International Airport
- Raleigh-Durham International Airport
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport