If traveling is one of your top priorities in 2023, here are 10 US airports you probably WON'T want to travel from.

Biggest Traveling Headaches

My family and I are preparing to leave for a Disney cruise in a couple of weeks, and I'm currently losing sleep over it. Yes, I am super excited to go, but unfortunately, my list of worries is quite a bit longer.

I'm worried about how to lightly pack for a family of 4.

I'm worried about my kids getting sick on the airplane and the ship.

I'm worried about all the travel transfers we will have to make getting on/off the ship.

I'm REALLY worried about our flight to Miami being canceled due to winter weather.

While I can pretty much control the first 3 worries on that list, the 4th one is a real nail-biter and a chance you take traveling in the winter to and from someplace cold.

The Worst US Airports for Travel

This morning an email about the worst US airports for travel in 2022 appeared in my inbox, so of course I had to check and see if one of the airports I'll be traveling to/from soon made the list. One of them did, and one of them did not.

My family's flight to Miami is leaving from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, which did NOT make this list of the worst airports for travel in 2022, but the airport we will be arriving at and leaving from after the cruise, Miami International Airport, did. Great.

Chicago Midway International Airport via Facebook, Canva
Chicago Midway International Airport via Facebook, Canva

Travel website Family Destinations Guide recently conducted a survey that used data from the Bureau of Transportations Statistics to reveal the worst (and best) airports for travel in the US. They compared the number of delays for every US airport in 2022 and determined these as the 10 worst:

  1. Orlando International Airport
  2. Newark Liberty International Aiport (New Jersey)
  3. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  4. Tampa International Airport 
  5. Miami International Airport 
  6. Harry Reid International Airport (Las Vegas)
  7. Chicago Midway International Airport
  8. John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York)
  9. Boston Logan International Airport
  10. Baltimore/Washington International Airport 
Chicago O'Hare International Airport via Facebook, Canva
Chicago O'Hare International Airport via Facebook, Canva

Now that we've talked about the airports you don't want to travel from, (unless you like dealing with delays), here are the 10 airports that ranked the best (lowest percentages of delayed flights) according to Family Destination Guide's study:

  1. Salt Lake City International Airport
  2. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport 
  3. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  4. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport 
  5. Detroit Metropolitan Airport 
  6. San Francisco International Airport
  7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, Texas)
  8. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
  9. Washington Dulles International Airport
  10. Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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