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It’s a drag to fly through these lackluster airports, according to Travel + Leisure readers.

No. 14 Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

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What could go wrong in Des Moines? For starters, T+L readers were dissatisfied with food and shopping offerings. They didn’t think much of the design either and delays are an ongoing issue. But to the airport’s credit, it has spent several million dollars upgrading the terminal and parking—which travelers say is a breeze—and welcomed Southwest Airlines in late 2012.

America's Worst Airports

No. 14 Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

What could go wrong in Des Moines? For starters, T+L readers were dissatisfied with food and shopping offerings. They didn’t think much of the design either and delays are an ongoing issue. But to the airport’s credit, it has spent several million dollars upgrading the terminal and parking—which travelers say is a breeze—and welcomed Southwest Airlines in late 2012.

Courtesy of Des Moines International Airport

America's Worst Airports

A southern airport named for a political power couple ranks as the nation’s worst. But don’t blame partisanship—Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AR, earned the lowest score from a consensus of travelers.

They voted in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, and the results are in. We tallied the votes for 67 domestic airports in six categories: flight delays; design; food and drink; shopping; check-in; and location. When an airport failed miserably in one of these categories, the other scores were typically low as well.

Related: Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Delays

Many offenders are aging big-city airports like New York City's LaGuardia, with overtaxed infrastructure and chronic delays. Airports that are tough to access and have long security lines exacerbate the stresses of travel.

Once you’re inside, they sink further in estimation if the food choices are fast-food haunts that make you wish you’d eaten before you checked in. When the delay announcement shows up on the screen, it’s like adding insult to injury.

But it’s not a matter of chance. We’ve analyzed the data, so read on for America’s worst airports.

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