What's the scariest airplane landing you ever experienced? If it was in the U.S., chances are it was scary because of weather problems or a mechanical problem or the afraid-of-flying passenger sitting nearby whose fear was contagious. We don't tend to worry much about the airports themselves being a cause for fear.
Maybe we should. Airfarewatchdog.com has compiled a list of the 10 scariest airports in the USA: Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, Aspen, CO; John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA; Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL; Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK; Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV; San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA; LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY; Catalina Airport, Avalon, CA; Telluride Regional Airport, Telluride, CO; Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC.
Yikes! Most of us will never have the opportunity to fly into Sitka. But what frequent traveler hasn't flown into LaGuardia or Washington National.
"We really don't want to scare people from flying, so maybe we should call these the most "thrilling" airports to land at. Air travel, mile for mile, is still the safest way to get from place to place, other than, perhaps, your own two feet," George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, said in a press release.
Go here to read the full article, which tells you why each airport might "thrill" you.