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Are These the Worst Airports for Holiday Travel?

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | November 19, 2016

Are These the Worst Airports for Holiday Travel?

PHOTO: Plan ahead if you are flying through Dallas/Fort Worth (Photo courtesy Wikimedia) 

You may want to plan ahead if you are traveling through one of these airports deemed “dysfunctional” by Nerd Wallet over Thanksgiving. 

“In the analysis of the 50 busiest U.S. airports, we weighed cancellation and delay rates in November and December 2013-2015 from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. We also factored in Yelp ratings of the airports’ dining options, just in case you’re stuck ordering a turkey sub,” write Laura McMullen and Courtney Miller. 

Nerd Wallet identified the 10 most dysfunctional airports, and here they are: 

Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
San Francisco International (SFO)
Newark Liberty International (EWR)
Chicago O’Hare International (ORD)
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)
Denver International (DEN)
Kansas City International (MCI)
Washington Dulles International (IAD)
Dallas Love Field (DAL)

If you happen to be flying through these airports, McMullen and Miller recommend a few ways that you can make the experience smoother. 

First, they suggest enrolling in programs such as TSA PreCheck and Global Entry, both of which help with airport screening procedures. 

READ MORE: Workers at Chicago’s O'Hare Airport to Strike Before Thanksgiving 

They also suggest waiting out delays in airport lounges, where travelers will find free beverages and Wi-Fi access. 

They also recommend checking with your credit cards to see if any offer free travel perks such as Global Entry, TSA PreCheck or airport lounge access. 

For the full report on these airports, read on here

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