Using data collected by the federal Department of Transportation, US News & World Report has ranked the nation’s worst - and least bad - large airports. The magazine’s writers calculated a Misery Index based on a combination of late and crowded flights from each of 47 large airports this year.
By that measure, St. Louis’s Lambert Airport did quite well, finishing fifth best - behind only Oakland, Houston Hobby, San Jose, and Dallas Love. Most miserable large airports in the country? Detroit (worst), Chicago O’Hare, Charlotte, JFK, and Newark.
Lambert is also currently undergoing a major renovation of terminal and passenger areas.