In what has to be the most rigorous and thorough ranking of its kind, the Wall Street Journal has given travel industry sellers and the consumers of travel products a Top 20 that is bound to end up being cited by customers as well as some of those ranked as the definitive word on the subject: the Wall Street Journal’s U.S Airport Rankings.
The rankings gave the 20 largest U.S. airports scores in 15 categories, from on-time reliability to walking distances at the facilities. The scores and rankings have been designed to reflect what matters most to travelers, with categories that included factors such as security-line wait times, Wi-Fi speed, Yelp scores for restaurants, average fares, the cost of an Uber ride to the local convention center, rental-car taxes and fees, number of nonstop destinations and market dominance of the largest airline.
After weighing 14 key factors and a survey of over 4,800 its readers, the Journal ranked the airports. Below are the overall rankings, as well as their rankings in groups of measurements labeled reliability, value and convenience.