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No. 5 New York (JFK)

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It takes longer to get through the security and check-in processes when traveling abroad, so get to the airport early—especially at JFK. With more than 23 million international travelers each year, the airport is the biggest international gateway in North America. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel (or rather queue). Terminal 6, long vilified for the worst security lines, was demolished in 2011 to make way for a modern airport expansion. And plans were approved in summer 2012 for an expansion of JetBlue’s Terminal 5 to accommodate more international flights.

Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

No. 5 New York (JFK)

It takes longer to get through the security and check-in processes when traveling abroad, so get to the airport early—especially at JFK. With more than 23 million international travelers each year, the airport is the biggest international gateway in North America. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel (or rather queue). Terminal 6, long vilified for the worst security lines, was demolished in 2011 to make way for a modern airport expansion. And plans were approved in summer 2012 for an expansion of JetBlue’s Terminal 5 to accommodate more international flights.

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Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints

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