What airport is the 'world's worst?'
1/27/2012 10:32 AM
Quick: What’s the worst airport you’ve ever encountered? It’s a tough question – these days there are so many bad airports to choose from. If you’ve traveled anywhere by air in the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly come across airports with crumbling infrastructure, overcrowded terminals, terrible weather, filthy floors, bad or nonexistent food, impossible-to-navigate layouts, baffling signage, and more.
Bing Travel called attention to the worst of the worst in our slide show, World’s Worst Airports, but we’re not alone in our schadenfreude. Each year the website Sleepinginairports.net releases its candidates for the year’s worst terminals (read about the dubious “winner” from 2011), and Frommer’s has just released its list of candidates for World’s Worst Airport Terminals (read more here). Frequent travelers will recognize some of the usual suspects: Paris' Charles de Gaulle always seems to make the top 10 list of worst airports, for good reason. JFK and LaGuardia each have their own special drawbacks, as does perennially congested LAX and Atlanta-Hartsfield.
While statistics on airport delays and bad weather can help pinpoint some of the worst candidates, picking others is often a judgment call. So, fellow travelers, judge away! We want to know what airport would top your list for:
1. Worst delays
2. Worst weather
3. Worst services / lack of services
5. Most unfriendly
6. Worst Layout / Navigation
8. Overall just plain bad
You can read about which one topped these categories, and others, in Bing Travel's list of worst airports. Now it's your turn!