DFW tops list of best airports to get stranded in
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012 19:11
With the start of holiday season, travelers can expect long lines and flight delays at airports. But, if travelers were to pick an airport that they wouldn’t mind spending some extra time in, it would be Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), according to a recent survey by MissTravel.com.
Important factors for survey takers were cleanliness, connectivity (Wi-Fi), extra amenities, entertainment, restaurants and shopping options.
The least desirable airports to be stuck in included, Dulles International, Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International and John F. Kennedy International.
MissTravel spokeswoman Jennifer Gwynn said the survey gave Dulles, JFK and Hartfield-Jackson low marks for long lines for bathrooms and poor selections for food and entertainment.
The survey concluded that the best airports to be stranded in were DFW, Pittsburgh International, Austin-Bergstrom International and General Mitchell International in Milwaukee.
“If you are stuck there, there are lots of things to do,” Gwynn said.
DFW has brand name shops and restaurants, free Wi-Fi courtesy of AT&T, an internal walking path for exercise, a yoga studio and Skylink, a free high-speed train that connects all five terminals.
DFW has earned awards in customer service, food choices, and international flight options, according to dfwairport.com.
“When I book a flight, I always check if I have to change planes and which airport it is,” said Mayra Houseknecht, a business traveler, said.
This holiday season, if you find yourself to be one of the few unlucky people to get stuck in an airport due to delays and cancellations, do not fret — America’s Best Airport to Get Stuck In is right here in Dallas.