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Flying high: Phoenix Sky Harbor named the best airport in the US

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PHOENIX — When deciding on where to travel, many people may discount or not factor in the airport of which they would be flying into. The overall flight experience could either kick vacations off on the right foot, or be a bad sign of things to come.

The Points Guy website was able to mathematically break down what people look for in specific airports into three key categories: timeliness, accessibility and amenities.

Using their formula, which did not come from any polls or surveys, the best airport that collectively ranked high in all three areas was Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.

Though Phoenix didn’t take the top spot in any single category (except how quickly you can drive to and from downtown), it was consistently among the best scorers in almost all categories, with excellent flight delay and flight cancellation scores, a convenient light rail, a high number of restaurants and bars for its level of passenger traffic and free Wi-Fi. About the worst thing that could be said about Sky Harbor, apparently, is it could stand to add more lounges.

Not only was Sky Harbor listed as the best airport throughout the country, but also as the busiest.

To round out the top-10 were Portland International, San Diego International, Salt Lake City International, Honolulu International, Seattle-Tacoma International, Philadelphia International, Charlotte Douglas International, Las Vegas McCarran International and Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

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