City’s airports called the worst in nation
Third World, indeed.
New York City’s three metropolitan airports are the worst in the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Points Guy travel site.
John F. Kennedy International Airport came in dead last on a list of 30 U.S. airports, which were rated according to on-time flights, food options and transportation costs.
LaGuardia — which former Vice President Joe Biden likened to a “Third World country” — ranked second to last and Newark Airport was third from the bottom.
Airports in Phoenix, Salt Lake City; Portland, Ore.; San Diego; and Tampa topped the list.
The combination of too many planes, too many people and outdated infrastructure helped land all three area airports in the cellar. The ability — or relative inability — to quickly get to and from airports also didn’t help.
“New York simply doesn’t provide that many great ways to get to airports,” said Julian Kheel, Points Guy editorial director. “Not only does it take too long to get to them, there are too many [transfers].”