Remember the old slogan, “I’d Walk a Mile for a Camel?” This came to mind today reading Travel Leader’s report titled Survey Reveals Preferred Domestic Airports for Connections, Amenities, Dining, Kids and More. The survey lists the best and worst airports for connecting flights, based on their reader responses. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson was ranked the best for connecting flights while Chicago’s O’Hare was ranked worst.
Changing this slogan to “I’d Walk a Mile for a Connection” had me wondering which US domestic airports require the most walking gate to gate? For me, it’s Newark, Minneapolis and Dallas where I usually hike the farthest between flights. Chicago can be a trek if changing terminals from Terminal 1 (B and C gates) to Terminal 2 (E gates) – though there is a 5-minute bus ride between gates E1 and C9 which helps if you are in this vicinity. Atlanta has efficient train service between concourses (well, usually) but it is not uncommon to hike from Gate 1 of one concourse to Gate 32 of another.
What are your favorite airports to connect through, and how many gates and terminals justify “too-far”?