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10 best large airports in the United States

The quality of an airport itself can make a big difference, and these 10 large airports across U.S. are leading the charge.

10. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport - Austin, TX

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Austin influences are on display throughout the city’s airport, from its local food offerings to abundant art installations and live music on stages throughout the airport.

9. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Washington, DC

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Reagan is the closest airport to DC’s numerous attractions – it even has its own metro stop, making it super convenient. It also scores points for its relatively short security wait times.

8. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - Detroit, MI

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Detroit’s airport has evolved from a poorly rated airport to one of the nation’s best in customer satisfaction ratings, with service to more than 140 domestic and international destinations.

7. Nashville International Airport - Nashville, TN

Travelers enjoy live music at six performance areas throughout the facility, art exhibitions, free Wi-Fi and plenty of local dining.

6. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Seattle, WA

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Amenities at Sea-Tac include free Wi-Fi, a half-mile Art Walk, live music, abundant power outlets and plenty of dining choices (including some that stay open 24 hours).

5. Orlando International Airport - Orlando, FL

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Orlando International Airport scores points for customer satisfaction, as well as its robust retail program. The award-winning art collection adds splashes of color and whimsy to the passenger terminals.

4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - Dallas, TX

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DFW is one of the country’s most connected airports, and passengers traveling through it enjoy more than 70 food choices and luxuries like spas, top-notch lounges, and a pet hotel.

3. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport - New Orleans, LA

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The newest terminal features some 30 dining options, as well as free Wi-Fi, charging points at half the departure gates and live music in the Jazz Garden.

2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - Atlanta, GA

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Hartsfield-Jackson consistently ranks among the country's best airports for shopping and dining. Despite its large size, the airport is surprisingly easy to navigate.

1. Denver International Airport - Denver, CO

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Denver International Airport ranks among the most visually striking in North America, and it also wins points for its stellar art collection and abundant dining options.

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