The Best And Worst US Airports Of The Year, A Podcast

The Best And Worst US Airports Of The Year, A Podcast


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August 3rd Orange County’s John Wayne Airport is back to normal this morning following a power outage Friday night that forced officials to cancel all flights for the evening. LINK

TPG Special Report: The Best and Worst US Airports of 2019

It’s middle of the year, so I have no idea how they can slap “of 2019” on their post.

Here are the top five airports in the US, according to our results:

  1. San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  2. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  3. Portland (Oregon) International Airport (PDX)
  4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  5. Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Here are the five worst airports in the US, according to our results:

  1. Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
  2. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) – What are you doing in Detroit.
  3. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) – Could use a refresh with their food offerings, but other than that easy to navigate.
  4. Orlando International Airport (MCO) – Two of groups of people here, Pre-Disney & Post-Disney. Each group comes with its own demeanor.
  5. Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – Always busy, and always a place that seems to fall victim to delays.


No Power, No Problem

Decide early, do you need to leave or cancel a trip? If you’re going into a “Hurricane Zone” cancel because no one else is going to be there. Can it be handled with a GoToMeeting? In the early 2000’s when GTM hit the scene, I lost my Delta status

  • Carry Cash – A change for me But I normally have a few twenty’s in my wallet.
  • Prepare Your Technology – Charge everything you have. IG, Twitter & FB will survive without you checking every five minutes.
  • Let People Know Where You Are – I talk to my family at least twice each day, and they have
  • Paper Still Rules – Yes, it’s a bit archaic in this day and age but having a piece of paper doesn’t require any technology or power.



Airport Tips

  • Get to the airport early
  • Take UBER to the airport. MCO parking is almost $20.00 per day
  • If you check luggage, try curbside check-in. Remember to tip.
  • Use the restroom outside TSA – People get off the plane and the bathrooms are full
  • Pay attention in the security line – grab your stuff and move away from the conveyer belt.
  • Double-check your gate once you get through security. Gates change
  • Keep an eye on the time for boarding, set an alarm on your phone
  • Grab some napkins from the food court
  • Book morning flights, less chance of delay

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There you have it, safe travels and thanks for listening.

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