(Lauren Evans) JFK may be home to a new Shake Shack, but even that isn't enough to elevate it from the ashes as one of the Nation's Worst Airports, joining its regional brethren LaGuardia and Newark as the scourge of the air travel world, a report from the New York-based Global Gateway Alliance shows.
Despite the high numbers of passengers reliant on the area's three airports—in 2012, an estimated 47.7 million passengers flew into JFK, 33.7 million flew into Newark and 24.1 million flew into LaGuardia—travelers will find themselves without any of the creature comforts we have come to demand when flying. Spas! Museums! Outdoor areas! Dry cleaners...? The only service you can get at LaGuardia is a lousy shoeshine.
Not only are our airports boring, they're also plagued by inefficiencies, the study says. LaGuardia and JFK both suffer from poorly run check-in processes and irregular Wi-fi signals. JFK is weirdly located! LaGuardia smells funny! Newark is "miserable."
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