Without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges that every flyer faces when flying around the country or around the world is dealing with security checkpoints. It’s obviously a good thing that the government has taken steps to make flying as safe as possible, but there’s no denying that the increase in security has led to more than its fair share of headaches.
How one experiences ‘airport security’, though, largely depends upon what airports you’re using. In some airports around the country, things move in a relatively orderly fashion and it’s actually quite easy to get through security. In some other airports around the country, things are decidedly the opposite… So, what are the best and worst security checkpoints in U.S. airports? That’s what we’ll be exploring below…
1. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Best)
For a busy airport, they’ve seemingly got security down to a science here. It usually only takes around 11 minutes to get through security.
2. JFK (Worst)
This busy New York City airport is one of the worst for getting through security, with wait times that hover around an average of 17 minutes.
3. Tampa International Airport (Best)
The design of this airport makes getting through security a relative cinch, with many claiming they only encounter wait times of around five to 11 minutes.
4. Newark Liberty International Airport (Worst)
Things aren’t any better for New Yorkers at this airport, where wait times can quickly balloon to 16-and-a-half minutes or longer.
5. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Best)
This is one of the busiest airports in the entire world, yet they’ve been able to make security so efficient that most people don’t even consider it an inconvenience.