Though much can be said about some of the amazing airports that are found in other parts of the world, the U.S. can boast about a few domestic ports that have a lot going for them. Travel may be far shorter, but most frequent fliers can tell you that a layover in an amazing airport is far better than one in a not-so-great airport.
What Matters Most
The average person who travels for fun might have different needs than those who travel for business. When rating airports, we took the needs of the business traveler into consideration and those with the best amenities made the list easily. Items that were most important in deciding what airports were the best included:
The 5 Favorites
5) Nashville international Airport (BNA). The best thing about BNA is that it’s super-easy to navigate and security is efficient and quick. The gates are relatively close, making getting from one place to another a breeze. But the live music playing all over makes any walk more entertaining. There are many options for eating and grabbing an adult beverage, and when eating at Tootsies, USB ports and electrical outlets at each seat makes recharging easy.
4) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). To avoid the stress and hassle of airport security checkpoints, AUS has employed a one-stop-shop quickened process. International passengers and their luggage can be screened together to avoid waiting in two separate lines. This saves time and exasperation, giving you more free moments to savor one of the 350 flavors of Amy’s Ice Cream located at the airport.
3) Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Over 70 Guest Service representatives at ATL get you where you need to be efficiently with the utmost care in service. A plane train buzzes you between terminals when you have a long way to go, and there are hundreds of options for shopping, dining, lounging, and just getting a drink. Restrooms are clean and welcoming and thankfully, Wi-Fi is now free.
2) Dallas/Ft. Worth international Airport (DFW). Get your stretch on in the Yoga studio, complete with exercise balls and stress bands as well as instructional videos for first-timers. Or, take a hike on the in-terminal walking path to keep your blood flowing. If you’re idea of pre-flight activity is relaxation, there are massage services available. And for the worker bees, Wi-Fi and workstations are available.
1) San Francisco International Airport (SFO). All the comforts you’d expect from a 5-star hotel conveniently located at an airport. Looking for a relaxing, hot shower? An ironing facility to press that suit? SFO has you covered. Not to mention the Yoga room for getting in your warrior pose before the big meeting. WI-FI is always free, workstations are plentiful, and rapid chargers are available throughout.
There are many domestic airports that have great options for business travelers, so take a quick look online to get the low-down before you arrive.
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