By Ann Sullivan
Whether you’re a business traveler, a jet setter or the occasional flyer, there are often choices of which route to take, and therefore which airports to use. Some airports are obviously better than others when it comes to services in general. Airports can be good or bad for on-time flights, ease of access, car rentals, security wait times, dining and shopping opportunities, as well as comfort and amenities. If you have a choice, especially during a layover, you’ll want an airport that has the best features to enjoy during your wait time. Here’s what we found to be the best US airports for these reasons and more.
1) Phoenix, Sky Harbor (PHX)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located 3 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona. Few delays, quick access to and from downtown, a fast security line and free Wi-Fi are some of the reasons Phoenix, Sky Harbor is ranked high among the best US airports. Per a recent study by ThePointsGuy.com, it boasts a convenient light rail for ease of access to and from downtown, plenty of restaurants and bars, and fewer delays and cancellations than average. Pre-security restaurants are open 24/7 with vegetarian, gluten-free and children’s menus available. Post-security dining options are open one hour before departures and 30 minutes past the last arrivals. It also features many shops for forgotten travel items or a last-minute souvenir, or to simply pass the time browsing.