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Welcome aboard: Ahead of the holiday weekend, we talk best and worst airports




Holiday travelers crowd check in before departure at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on December 22, 2016.
Holiday travelers crowd check in before departure at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on December 22, 2016.
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There’s lots to look forward to in the coming holiday weekend: family, friends, stuffing. But for those of with a home base in a different part of the country, you’ll have to brave the airport first.

And in case you don’t already have a mental ranking of the best and worst airports, last week the Wall Street Journal put out its own list. A ranking of twenty of the largest airports on the U.S., looking at variables like security-line wait times, average fares and wi-fi availability. (And LAX did not do as poorly as you might expect.)

We sit down with the Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney, writer of the weekly Middle Seat column on airlines and travel, to talk airport rankings.

What’s your favorite airport and why? Your least favorite? What makes or breaks your airport experience? Call us at 866-893-5722.  

Guest:

Scott McCartney, writer of the weekly Middle Seat column on airlines and travel in The Wall Street Journal; his recent article is “The Best of the Biggest U.S. Airports”; he tweets @MiddleSeat