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O'Hare named among 'Best Airports to Get Stuck In'

  • People attending the unveiling of the redevelopment plans for Terminal 5 as airplane traffic continues in the background at Chicago O'Hare International Airport seen here on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (Jos M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune)
People attending the unveiling of the redevelopment plans for Terminal…
November 01, 2012|By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy | RedEye

Along with hotspots like deserts and the homes of cat ladies, airports are almost a universally despised place to be stuck. Thus, it's important that the public knows which airports people believe are the least terrible to be stranded in for any extended period of time.

Enter a new survey released by online travel-dating website MissTravel.com. It explores the seemingly oxymoronic concept of "Best Airports to Get Stuck In," and lo and behold, Chicago's very own O'Hare International checks in at number five. In order to determine which airport they hate least, survey participants were asked to consider factors such as extra amenities, cleanliness, entertainment, shopping, and restaurants.

"In order to ease frustration, travelers need to be distracted and entertained while waiting," Brandon Wade, CEO of MissTravel.com, said in a press release. "I fly every other week and have been through my fair share of travel woes. The first thing I look for if my plans go sour, is a place to work, and a good meal, which surprisingly, is not easy to come by in every airport."

Topping the list was Dallas/Ft. Worth International, followed by Pittsburgh International and Austin-Bergstrom International. General Mitchell International in Milwaukee rounded out the top five.

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