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America's Worst Airports: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Courtesy of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

No. 5 Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham, AL (BHM)

A solidly poor performer in our reader survey, Birmingham–Shuttlesworth comes across as plagued by delays and check-in issues. Its location ranks a lowly 52 out of 67 airports. It’s a small airport, with just a few lackluster shops and places to grab a bite, so perhaps understandably doesn’t stand out in the food or shopping categories. While it may be unfair to compare it to its big-city brethren, many travelers seem to do just that. The construction of a modern terminal (already partially operational) may improve their impressions.

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