CNN is emphasizing JFK T3 as world's worst airport

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  1. MSPeconomist
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    CNN domestic news is reporting on the survey of the world's worst terminals, stressing that DL's JFK T3 was rated the very worst. They are emphasizing the deficiencies for international arrivals, lack of retail outlets, and difficulty in finding a taxi. They also mention that LGA and EWR made the list of ten also.
     
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    Yea. T3 is weak. Took me 30 min for them to handle curbside.

    That terminal is the terribly mismanaged and I thank CNN for breaking the news.
     
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    Just skimming through the major airports in this country in my mind, I can't think of a single one that provides an inferior experience to Terminal 3 at JFK. I've seen it so bad before that they wouldn't let more people into the rotunda to check in, instead directing them downstairs or to Terminal 2.
     
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    Is it really breaking news though?? ;)
     
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    Nothing at JFK, LGA or EWR comes even close to "world's worst". CNN probably would not know but they might ask a few of their international reporters.

    Without leaving the hemisphere oen can have vastly worse experiences, not to mention numerous places in Africa, Asia and Europe. The US is not the world. Even if it were, NYC airports are not the worst. bad yes, not the worst.
    I am sure our US travel experts must have a few candidates worse than these. Overcrowded they are, and some facilities are quite ragged, but the worst?
     
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    CNN needs to visit some of the airports in Africa where boarding priority is: Goats, Boars, Elite Frequent Fliers, Salamanders, Witch Doctors, Non-Elite Fliers.
     
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    I CAN say that KBL is NOT the worst...interesting, yes, but not the worst experience out there. ;) There were no goats or other animals that I know of... :)
     
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    Not often that there is accurate news on CNN- however today they are indeed correct!
     
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    Very helpful. From now on, I'll check in at T2.
     
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    I think that's what DL wants elites to do, except possibly for T4 departures, although I could imagine if your gate would be much closer to the T3 security entrance, T3 might make sense. It's not like T2 is wonderful or anything, although it it pretty close for the awful RJ area and the upstairs SC just before the RJ zoo.
     
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    Hahahaha. KBL was EXACTLY the one I was planning to cite as worse.
     
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    Been through there several times...I've had worse experiences with the TSA in the US...
     
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    I think T3 maybe the worst airline hub airport in the US but I assume there must be worse airports in the world.
     
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    I would humbly submit that EWR Terminal A is worse than JFK T3.

    Discuss.

    :)
     
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    Obviously these folks haven't been to African Airports...
     
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    EWR A at least has a decent part outside of security. JFK T3 does not even have that
     
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    Good point, but at least you have options if you get dropped off at T2, or park there and take the bridge. Hell, you can actually get to/from T2 and the Green Parking barely setting foot outside -- which is quite helpful when it snows, which happens every now and again here. :)

    By comparison EWR A is a mess. And God forbid you actually arrive there... there's no way to get to the parking lot across the street without going outside, and if you happen to need a shuttle to the hotel you have to grab your luggage, make your way upstairs, make your way halfway across the terminal to the train and take that past terminals B and C before getting to P4. Then it's another hike to the downstairs little area where all the hotel shuttles stop.

    I had the "pleasure" of going through that process just this weekend right after it snowed. The whole place is a zoo. :)
     
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    And I just posted a PAN AM terminal map of JFK T3 on my facebook.....lol

    I must admit it is a god-awful terminal these days
     
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    JFK T3 to me... it builds character... makes you a tough road warrior. It gets your juices flowing and well its NY.

    (I wish they (JFK) would have a Extreme Makeover Airport show.) JFK is hot sexy and they know it. ;)
     
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    But terminals 1/4/5/8 at JFK are fairly new. I guess T3 gets you ready for the subway.
     

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