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10 airports that have worst record in missing flights

Last updated on: July 18, 2013 11:13 IST

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One of the biggest fears of travellers around the world is missing connecting flight because that means several problems. There are some airports that go out of their way to ensure passengers don't face this problem, while some airports struggle to ensure prompt service.

Let's take a look at 10 airports that have earned a bad reputation when it comes to missing flights, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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Image: A Qantas plane departs from Kingsford Smith international airport in Sydney, Australia.
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Miami International Airport

Rank in missing flights: 10

Founded in 1928, MIA is the largest US gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the leading international passenger and freight airports in the world.

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Image: A man waits as he checks in at an American Airlines counter in Miami's International airport.
Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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Denver International

Rank in missing flights: 9

Denver International Airport is the only major airport to be built in the United States in the last 25 years. The current facility can accommodate 50 million passengers a year without any additional construction.

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Image: Passengers wait in security lines at the Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado.
Photographs: Nathan Armes/Reuters

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Rank in missing flights: 8

IAH currently ranks third in the United States among US airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international service (over 170 destinations). More than 40.4 million passengers passed through the airport in 2010 and over 700 daily departures take place.

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Image: Continental Airlines planes prepare for take off at Houston/George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
Photographs: John Gress/Reuters

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Rank in missing flights: 7

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital. Built in 1941, the airport’s original Terminal, now called Terminal A, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Image: Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a Nasa 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft , makes its way past Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC.
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John F Kennedy International

Rank in missing flights: 6

JFK covers 4,930 acres, including 880 acres in the central terminal area. The airport has more than 30 miles of roadway and has six operating airline terminals, surrounded by a dual ring of peripheral taxiways. More than 125 aircraft gates serve the terminals.

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Image: Members of the London Metropolitan Police Service tug an Airbus A320 jet for 100 feet during a race at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.
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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Rank in missing flights: 5

It is ranked 21st in the US in total passenger traffic and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. There are more than 300 departure and 300 arrival flights a day. It offers non-stop service to more than 100 US cities and international service to Canada, Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America and Europe.

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Image: Passengers line up at a security checkpoint operated by the Transportation Security Administration at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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LaGuardia Airport

Rank in missing flights: 4

LaGuardia Airport is one of the busiest airports in the nation, handling more than 23 million passengers in 2008.

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Image: A family sits a table in the food court of LaGuardia Airport in New York.
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San Francisco International Airport

Rank in missing flights: 3

One of the world’s 30 busiest airports, the city provides a highly efficient rail link to the airport, and another nicely planned transport system connects the terminals. The airport is ranked low in connectivity because most of the flights are operated by United Airlines, an airline that has been criticised for bad customer service.

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Image: United Airlines employees assist customers at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California.
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O'Hare International Airport

Rank in missing flights: 2

It is one of the busiest airports in the world, has 189 gates, serves 70 million passengers per year and connects to 198 destinations around the world.

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Image: People wait in line at an American Airlines ticket counter at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
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Newark Liberty International Airport

Rank in missing flights: 1

Newark was the first major airport in the metropolitan area, opening on October 1, 1928. The airport was built on 68 acres of marshland by the City of Newark and quickly became the world's busiest commercial airport.


Image: City of Newark is seen from a United Airlines commuter jet as it takes off from Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.
Photographs: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

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