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O'Hare Named Best Airport in America

By Soyoung Kwak in Miscellaneous on Dec 5, 2010 5:30PM

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O'Hare International Airport has been named the Best Airport in America by the Global Traveler for the sixth year in a row, and many people are scratching their heads right now and trying to figure out what about O'Hare could possibly make it the best airport in America. Sure, the facilities are top-notch and the airport is freakin' huge, but isn't this the same airport that was once known for its terrible on-time departures record and its uncomfortable sleeping areas?

Honestly, even Canadians hate O'Hare. The people who voted O'Hare as the best airport were business travelers, which maybe helps explain the results by leaving out the opinion of the non-business passengers dealing with the pain and frustration that comes with flying coach:

Global Traveler says O'Hare was recognized by business travelers who participated in a survey conducted between January and August of this year. The magazine says its readers are frequent premium travelers who average 16 round-trip international and 16 domestic flights a year.

Perhaps flight departure records have improved much at O'Hare in the past year or so, but to think that O'Hare won the same award last year even with its terrible on-time departure record is odd. But who are we kidding -- we'll take the award.