Our hearts go out to all those affected by hurricane Sandy. We hope all MissTravel.com members, family, and friends stayed safe and dry. While millions of displaced travelers are getting very familiar with the inside of certain airports thanks to Hurricane Sandy, some travelers have admitted that they wouldn’t mind spending a little more time at others. According to a recent poll we did, if a choice was given on which airport they had to be stuck in, in the event of a natural disaster or emergency the following would be their top picks…
Based on the poll of 5000 U.S. users, the following list outlines the airports members wouldn’t mind getting stuck in the event of a delay or natural disaster. Even the highest rated airports provide the same travel frustrations and security issues, nationwide. However, some airports have added services, better culinary selections, offering a more entertaining mix of amenities for those passing through. With over 18,000 flights cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MissTravel travelers have voted these ten airports as the ones they’d rather be stuck in:
America’s Best Airports to Get Stuck In:
1. Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport
2. Pittsburgh International Airport
3. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
4. General Mitchell International Airport
5. Chicago O’Hare International
6. Orlando International Airport
7. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport/Wold-Chamberlain Airport
8. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
9. Miami International Airport
10. Nashville International Airport
In order to ease frustration, travelers need to be distracted and entertained while waiting. When faced with plans that have gone sour, the first thing people look for is a place to work or relax, a good meal–which surprisingly is hard to come by in an airport.
Our survey also found the least desirable airports to be stuck in include, Washington Dulles International, Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International and New York’s JFK International. The survey measured desirability based on factors such as cleanliness, aesthetics, amenities, and selection of food and shopping.
“My travel companion is usually my wife, so I prefer airports with amenities and features that help relieve the stresses associated with delays,” says MissTravel.com CEO and Founder, Brandon Wade. “Factors such as good shopping and fine dining help determine an airport’s “stuck-ability” to us.”
What are your favorite airports?
What do you think of the list?