Linda Williams knows a lot about air travel. And when it comes to airports, she has her favorites as well as a list of ones she thinks need improvement.
She’s made a connection in Philadephia before. The city of brotherly love ranks number seven on the list. Williams says it’s a confusing airport to navigate. "Yes, I did make a connection in Philadelphia, and I came in on one end and had to go clear over to the other end I came in on International had to go to a place where it said International and I was taking a flight to DC which was a full 45 minutes and I had to go out there through the international zone even though I didn't come in that way even though it was an international flight," she said.
The following information comes from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which ranked the 10 U.S. airports with the worst on-time arrivals in 2011.
Newark Liberty International came in at #1. 1 in 3 flights, or 33%, arrived late. The airport also had the worst record for departures. 27% took off later than scheduled.
Washington Dulles ranked #9. 21% of the flights arrived later than planned. 20% of the departures missed the mark.
There is some good news for travelers who use hubs in our general geographical area. Charlotte's airport did not make it on the list.
WORST AIRPORTS FOR CONNECTIONS:
1. Newark Liberty Airport
2. San Francisco International Airport
4. Logan International Airport
6. O’Hare International Airport
7. Philadelphia International Airport
8. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
9. Washington Dulles International Airport