City’s air­ports called the worst in na­tion

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY MICHAEL GARTLAND

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].”

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