MSP Airport is the best in the whole country, flyers say

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MSP got high marks for everything other than its wi-fi.
MSP Airport is the best in America, according to Travel+Leisure readers.

The magazine surveyed its readers, asking them to rate America's 22 major airports in seven categories: flight delays, design, amenities, food and drink, check-in and security, service, and transportation and location.

And, dont'cha know, MSP turned out to be the overall favorite. Northwest Airlines or no, MSP apparently still has a lot going for it.

Here's what T+L had to say about MSP:
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This may be the cheeriest and most welcoming airport in the nation. T+L voters loved the shopping and food and drink options at this mini-mall of an airport, and when it came to ease of check-in and security, Minneapolis also took the No. 1 spot. It came in second for design and cleanliness, baggage handling, staff communication, and airport location. Only its Wi-Fi offerings were lackluster (11th place), but that still left this midwestern oasis as the clear winner.
New York's La Guardia was rated as the worst airport, followed by LAX. On the other end of the spectrum, Charlotte's airport ranked second best, with third-place honors going to Detroit Metropolitan.

T+L readers love MSP's food options, but the survey may have been taken before the McDonald's was removed from Concourse G, much to the chagrin of Big Mac lovers. Check back next year to see if the Golden Arches' absence pushes MSP down the list.


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Seattle Airport Transportation
Seattle Airport Transportation

MSP is the slowest, most ineffective flight terminal I have ever traveled to, from or through.  The individuals may be awesome but Rush Up all of us have routes to get.

Bob Rue
Bob Rue

More stupid boosterism 

Matt Welle
Matt Welle

Unfortunately every flight in/out of MSP is absurdly expensive compared with pretty much any other airport its size.  Why does it cost so much to book a flight in this city?

Melissa Summers
Melissa Summers

I really like the Charlotte airport.  I was stuck there on a 6-hour layover a few years back.  They've got rocking chairs scattered throughout the airport which I found quite charming.

Slick Willie
Slick Willie

MSP is the slowest, most inefficient airport I have ever flown to, from or through.  The people may be nice but HURRY UP all of us have flights to catch!

David Walsh
David Walsh

I believe it has something to do with Delta's near-monopoly on main terminal gates. I had to take the train to Milwaukee for business because it was $300 less than a flight! I'm thinking of going on vacation abroad this summer, and I may end up taking the Megabus to Chicago so I get a cheaper flight (and I'd most likely have to connect at O'Hare, anyway.)

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