Traveling is expensive no matter where you go. But it can be an even bigger strain on your wallet depending on which airport you go to.
RewardExpert on Tuesday released its ranking of 2017’s most and least expensive U.S. airports to help travelers who are wary of extra costs.
The website took a survey of aggregated and analyzed data from the Department of Transportation, Yelp, local public transportation websites, local airport websites, SleepinginAirports.net, and iFly.com on 45 of the busiest domestic airports.
Then, the survey ranked these airports based on ten key indicators across four dimensions: transportation to and from the airport, plane ticket prices, amenities, and food.
“Airports are run like football stadiums; you pay more just by virtue of being there,” RewardExpert CEO and co-founder Roman Shteyn said in a statement. “Some airports take advantage of a captive audience to jack up expenses for items like food, parking, Wi-Fi, and other amenities. On top of that, some airports simply have higher costs for airfare, when compared to the national average.”
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“This ranking factors in all costs a traveler may incur at an airport to determine which are the most and least wallet-friendly.”
Top five most expensive domestic airports:
- Newark Liberty International Airport
- John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Washington Dulles International Airport
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
- Los Angeles International Airport
Top five least expensive domestic airports:
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
- McCarran International Airport
- Orlando International Airport
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- Tampa International Airport