For a traveler to breeze through any major airport, plenty of stars have to align. Security waits need to be short, terminals easy to navigate, intra-airport transportation abundant, and flights punctual. And while some fastest-airport lists focus on a single element—say, airports with the best on-time departure records—we decided to highlight airports that performed well across categories to deliver fast passage. To do that, we've compiled data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), averaged real-time crowdsourced security wait times, and compared expedited-screening options and airport layouts to come up with this list of the country's 10 speediest major airports.
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): As the home airport for many SmarterTravel editors, Boston Logan International Airport is one we know well. What it lacks in looks it makes up for in speed: As a participant in the TSA PreCheck program, frequent fliers are already finding faster passage through security lines, and when we averaged security line times, we found users reporting waits of just under eight minutes—a very reasonable number, especially compared to other airports. Solid on-time departure statistics (its on-time departure average puts it in the top 15 among U.S. airports) round out the offerings.
See the full list on USA Today Online.