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Honolulu Airport 3rd Worst in N America
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Worst Airports in North America 2014

From October 21, 2014 (excerpt)

North America has a wide range in terms of the quality of its airports – and during the winters, travellers tend to spend a bit more time in airports than they perhaps anticipate. Extreme weather patterns – including snow storms and hurricanes – too often derail departures and lead into the ‘ripple effect’ of mass delays and flight cancellations. Frazzled travellers stranded in airports as they try to reach warmer climates become a familiar sight.

As we enter into this blessed season, this list of the Worst Airports in North America is something you definitely want to pay attention to! Here, we flag those 10 airports that you’d be wise to avoid if at all possible. Dull, dated, unclean and/or downright confusing, these are airports you certainly don’t want to get stuck in. While the so-called winners span the continent, there is a strong concentration of unappealing airports located in the U.S. northeast, with all three of New York City’s airports represented. If you can’t avoid these airports, then we wish you luck on your travels and encourage you to bring blankets, pillows, earplugs and an excellent book to pass the time.

Here are the Top 10 Worst Airports in North America based on overall airport experience as determined by voters in our 2014 Airport Survey:

3. Honolulu International Airport, USA (HNL)

Honolulu’s airport is hardly the welcome to Hawaii that you might expect. A layover here is almost inevitable when visiting one of the Hawaiian Islands, and what gets travelers is that it is a basic and dull if you get stuck here for an extended period. There are only a handful of shops and restaurants, most of which close early. Some boarding gates don’t open until right before your flight, which leaves passengers roaming aimlessly in the concourse until that time. While seating can be a challenge with all the armrests and curved seats, a few long benches are a welcome relief to tired travelers. The airport does charge a fee for Wi-Fi as well, which is never particularly pleasing to travelers.

Probably the worst airport I've ever attempted to sleep at. Loud music played throughout the night. It was about the same dozen Hawaiian songs on a loop. Nowhere comfortable to sleep.  - SleepMaster5000

Airport Services/Facilities To Enjoy Your Layover: Wi-Fi ($) • Gardens. Visit our Honolulu Airport Guide for more information.

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