U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
updated 10:02 AM EDT, Thu April 3, 2014
Travel+Leisure's 2013 list of best and worst airports in the United States rated Portland International Airport (pictured) in Oregon as the nation's best. Click through the gallery for a sampling of the beautiful and the damned.
U.S. airports: Best and worst
Best: Cincinnati/No. Kentucky International
Best: Tampa International
Best: Austin-Bergstrom International
Best: Nashville International
Worst: LaGuardia Airport
Worst: Newark Liberty
Worst: John F. Kennedy International
Worst: Los Angeles International
Worst: Philadelphia International
- The Economist says U.S. airports are beset by "soggy pizza, surly security staff"
- Highest placement of U.S. airport in recent "top 100" list is No. 27
- Airports Council International North America chief reacts to spate of negative press
- Public management of airports at root of many problems experienced by travelers
(CNN) -- Pity the poor U.S. airport; its self-esteem has taken a beating in recent months.
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "fe