I just had to go through O'Hare on my recent trip to Texas, and all I can is "Amen!"
Chicago's O'Hare International, the most frequented airport for passengers leaving Indianapolis International Airport, is also the nation's most stressful. That's according to a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report, which placed O'Hare at the top of its "Airport Misery Index."
The magazine came up with the rankings by looking at delayed flights (33.5 percent for O'Hare and 19.6 percent for Indianapolis) and average load factors, which is the percentage of available seats that are filled with passengers.
Granted, one of the things adding to my stress was the fact that they had to put us on a new plane, and that's the kind of snag that can happen anywhere. But it's the kind of thing that seems to happen at O'Hare a lot. It's certainly not the place to be if you're bothered by noise and crowds. It's almost worth having to make an extra connecting flight just to avoid O'Hare.
And I still want to know why we can't be Baer Field International Airport.