This city has some of the worst airports in the US

This airport’s delays have been well documented before, as has its check-in and security lines horror, which made it the lowest-ranked US airport.

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Avoiding the horror of travel is nearly inevitable — especially in New York.

Two of New York City’s metro-area airports — Newark Liberty International and John F. Kennedy Airport — ranked as the top two worst airports in the US, according to AirHelp’s annual airlines ranking.

Newark’s delays have been well documented before, as has its check-in and security lines horror, which made it the lowest-ranked US airport on the international list at No. 116.

“Newark is traditionally one of the worst performing airports in the country and one that travelers avoid because of the delays there,” Scott Mayerowitz, executive editorial director at the Points Guy, a travel site, told Bloomberg.“I thought it should have been higher.”

The highest-ranked American shuttle was Harsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which ranked just No. 34 in the list of 132. The top-two best in the world are Hamad International Airport (Qatar) and Tokyo International Airport (Japan), according to AirHelp.

The top 5 best airports in the US:

34. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Aiport, Atlanta, GA
36. Houston George Bush International Airport, Houston, TX
40. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA
41. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV
47. Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, Cincinnati, OH

The 5 worst airports in the US
:

75. Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
80. Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
83. Houston William P. Hobby Airport, Houston, TX
86. New York JFK International Airport, New York, NY
116. Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ


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Kyle Schnitzer|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at kschnitzer@theladders.com.