The New York area has some of the most unloved airports in the US, and a new report says they are among the most expensive to use, too.
Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia International Airport consistently rank among the worst airports in the US, and RewardExpert’s report helps explain why: Newark and JFK are the nation’s priciest airports in terms of transportation costs, airline ticket prices, amenities, and food (LaGuardia was the 10th most expensive, the study found).
The analysis of costs at the 45 busiest airports in the US also named Washington Dulles International Airport, Minneapolis St.-Paul International Airport, and Los Angeles International among the airports where travellers have to dig deepest into their wallets.
“Airports are run like football stadiums; you pay more just by virtue of being there,” said RewardExpert CEO and co-founder Roman Shteyn.
“Some airports take advantage of a captive audience to jack up expenses for items like food, parking, wifi, and other amenities. On top of that, some airports simply have higher costs for airfare, when compared to the national average.”
The airports that were found to be the most budget-friendly were Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Orlando International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and Tampa International Airport.