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#25 Philadelphia

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Anything that has to do with actual travel doesn’t fare well
at Philadelphia International Airport: on-time
performance
and staff
efficiency
are both in the can (No. 28), and the airport’s
layout and general vibe
leave travelers feeling bereft (No. 26). But what
saves the place from utter ruin, it turns out, is shopping:
having a huge variety of shops to wander—including Gap, Brooks Brothers,
Swarovski, PGA Tour Shop, and wine shop Vino Volo—put Philly’s retail at No. 12.

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America's Best and Worst Airports 2010

#25 Philadelphia

Anything that has to do with actual travel doesn’t fare well
at Philadelphia International Airport: on-time
performance
and staff
efficiency
are both in the can (No. 28), and the airport’s
layout and general vibe
leave travelers feeling bereft (No. 26). But what
saves the place from utter ruin, it turns out, is shopping:
having a huge variety of shops to wander—including Gap, Brooks Brothers,
Swarovski, PGA Tour Shop, and wine shop Vino Volo—put Philly’s retail at No. 12.

See all the 2009 America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

Vote in the 2010 America’s Favorite Cities survey!

Andre Jenny/Alamy

America's Best and Worst Airports 2010

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