This airport in New Jersey is considered one of the worst in America
This airport in New Jersey is considered one of the worst in America

Whenever I open social media, I see someone talking about traveling or boasting about where they recently traveled to. But to reach their desired destination, they have to endure the dreaded airport experience.

Nobody likes standing in TSA lines, experiencing flight delays, or having to pay for expensive food and drinks at the airport. Plus, the seats you pay for are usually cramped and I wouldn’t call them comfortable unless you have plenty of disposable income.

The team at collected information about airports across the United States to find out what the best and worst airport experiences are. They used the following factors to rank the major US airports:

*Percentage of flight cancellation
*Average TSA wait times
*Percentage of flight delay

Their research team used the data they collected to rate each airport on a scale of 50 to 1 (worst to best). The result was a list of eight airports in the Northeast that were ranked among the worst in the United States.

How the results of this study impact travelers in New Jersey

According to’s rankings, three major airports in and around New Jersey are among the top 20 worst airports in America. Some of the highest percentages of flight delays are found at these airports in the Tri-State region:

Newark International Airport

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*Newark Liberty International Airport
For the second year in a row, this northern New Jersey airport received the infamous award of Worth Airport in the USA. Newark Airport ranks 13th in flight delays (18.77%) and has the longest average TSA wait times (23.1 minutes) in America.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

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*John F. Kennedy International Airport
The popular New York airport has the sixth highest percentage of delayed flights in America (21.93%). Overall, JFK Airport is the fifth worst airport in the United States.

TSA at Philadelphia Airport

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*Philadelphia International Airport
With the 11th highest percentage of flight delays in the United States (19.86%), traveling to and from Philadelphia International Airport is frustrating for many people. Overall, the large Philadelphia airport ranks as the 11th worst airport in America.

Instead of flying for your next vacation or weekend getaway, here are some ideas for destinations you can reach by car and avoid the hassle of stopping at the airport:

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By Seren