Denver International Airport isn’t the most stressful airport in America, but it’s close

Jun 3, 2024, 3:39 PM | Updated: 6:10 pm

As much as traveling can be fun and relaxing, it can also be stressful and sometimes that stress kicks in before you even reach your destination thanks to places like Denver International Airport (DIA).

Frequent flight delays, crowds and even trying to find a space in the parking garage make airports a huge source of anxiety and agitation for travelers. Some airports are better for it than others and a new report reveals the worst offenders.

The 2024 USA Stressful Airport Index is now out, revealing the most stressful airports in the country. The research comes from, which ranked the 15 most popular U.S. airports on five stress-inducing factors: passenger numbers, the cost for a week of parking, the number of destinations served, the overall airport satisfaction score and distance to the city center.

The Top 10 Most Stressful U.S. Airports

  1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, Illinois
  2. John F Kennedy International Airport – Queens, New York
  3. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport – Dallas, Texas
  4. Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado
  5. Los Angeles International Airport – Los Angeles, California
  6. Miami International Airport – Miami, Florida
  7. Orlando International Airport – Orlando, Florida
  8. Newark Liberty International Airport – Newark, New Jersey
  9. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Atlanta, Georgia
  10. Harry Reid International Airport – Las Vegas, Nevada

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