LaGuardia Airport voted most frustrating

LaGuardia Airport voted most frustrating
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New York’s LaGuardia Airport has been voted the most frustrating airport in the U.S. and Canada, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Airport Frustration Index. 

LaGuardia, which has been targeted repeatedly for its condition by Vice President Biden, topped Newark Liberty International and Washington Dulles International on the list. 

LaGuardia had a frustration score, which was based on its location, security wait times, terminal amenities and on-time flight performance, of 91 out of a possible 100 points. 


LaGuardia was followed closely by Newark, which had a frustration score of 90.1 and Dulles, which scored an 87.5. 

Topping the airport frustration list is not the first time LaGuardia has received unwanted attention. Vice President Biden compared to the airport to a “third world” facility on two occasions. 

"If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in Hong Kong and said, where do you think you are, they'd say, this must be America; it's a modern airport. If I took you and blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, I must be in some third world country," Biden said in a speech about the lack of U.S. infrastructure funding in February.

The least frustrating airport according to the list is Vancouver’s International Airport, which received a 17.6 frustration score. The most stress free airport in the U.S. according to the list is Portland International Airport, which scored an 18.4 on the frustration index. 

The full list of airport rankings can be read here.