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How to Escape Airport Hell

New York’s airport delays are creating chaos across the country, but they don’t have to wreak havoc on your life.

Photomontage by Ho-Yeol Ryu  

Gridlock at 30,000 Feet
Why New York has the worst-functioning airports in America.
Choosing Well
The best (and worst) flights to (and from) eight cities.
Gaming the Security Gates
The days of searching out the shortest TSA line are almost over.
How to Beat the Traffic
Road-tested routes on the ground (if not in the air).
Going Public
Public transportation can be your smartest choice in getting there.
Learning to Love Flight Delays
All airport food isn’t awful.
Five Minutes Away
Hungry? Delayed? Hit the surrounding 'hoods.
Other Ways to Kill an Hour
Or five...
Terminalville, USA
Detailed maps of La Guardia, JFK, and Newark.
Can Terminal 8 Save Our Sanity?
Congratulations, American Airlines! You built yourself one mother of a terminal.