Sunday, August 19, 2012

"America's 10 Scariest Airports"

Complete with a disclaimer of sorts in the introduction - "While all major hubs in the U.S. are considered safe (in the words of pilot Patrick Smith, "There is no such thing as an unsafe commercial airport"), some hubs are far more hazardous than others." - Smarter Travel runs a photo essay, America's 10 Scariest Airports,

That scary list includes the following:

MDW - Chicago Midway (IL), BUR - Bob Hope (Burbank CA), ACK - Nantucket Memorial (MA), ATL - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (GA), SNA - John Wayne (Santa Ana CA), LGA - LaGuardia (Queens NY), Los Angeles International (CA), DCA - Reagan National (Wash. D.C.), EGE - Eagle County Regional (Vail CO), RNO - Reno-Tahoe International (NV).

We've flown in and out of most of them, and probably a few others that could just as well be on the list. As the pilot says, talking about EGE's poor weather, high approach, and high surrounding terrain, "all the other Colorado ski resorts and most Alaskan airports share the same risk factors."

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