04/27/2012 03:22 pm ET Updated Jun 27, 2012

America's Worst Airports (PHOTOS)

In Travel + Leisure's first-ever airport survey, we asked readers to rate America's 22 major airports in seven categories: flight delays; design; amenities; food and drink; check-in and security; service; and transportation and location. The best-scoring airports have tackled these issues head-on, refurbishing terminals and adding amenities that make the worst airports look evermore outdated by comparison.

Case in point: T+L readers affirmed that if you're looking to avoid the worst flying experiences in the United States, bypass airports in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, which are hobbled by outdated infrastructure, overcrowding, chronic delays and demoralized staff.

We've collected and collated the data, and here, based on overall scores, are America's worst airports. And see America's Best Airports Here

-- Everett Potter

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