#7 Denver International AirportIt's a good sign for racked passengers that despite DIA actually improving two points this year, it fell farther down the rankings. That points to airports and airlines finally getting serious about alleviating massive delays. Best Time: Before 9 a.m. Worst Time: 3-11 p.m.
#6 O'Hare International AirportGet to O'Hare early, and don't go often. Yeah, it's definitely improving from its days as one of the country's most-delayed airports, but it's certainly not out of the woods yet. O'Hare is still disastrous if you're attempting to fly at night. Best Times: Before 7 a.m. Worst Times: 2-10 p.m. and after 11 p.m.
# 5 George Bush Intercontinental AiportOnce one of the least-delayed U.S. airports, IAH has done a nosedive in the rankings. Happy hour is a mess here. Best Time: Before 8 a.m. Worst Time: 5-9 p.m.
No. 2 Miami
Enplaned international passengers at Miami Airport rose 5.5 percent to 8.8 million.
#3 Midway International AirportThough it's inched out of its worst spot among delayed airports, Midway still has a long way to go before it's considered a breeze in the Windy City. Best Time: Before 8 a.m. Worst Time: After 3 p.m.
No. 7 San Francisco
Enplaned international passengers at San Francisco Airport rose 4.6 percent to 4.3 million.
No. 4 Newark Liberty
Enplaned international passengers at Newark Liberty fell 2.3 percent to 5.7 million.
Airports are probably the only places in America where you have to arrive three hours early to depart fours hours behind schedule.
Not surprisingly, passengers treat airports like prisons -- reluctant to enter, dying to exit.
And not all of these transportation hubs are created equal. The big ones -- cycling through hundreds of thousands of visitors each week --well, your flight is but a cipher to one of those. Expect a delay, and don't expect much more than a “Sorry, here are seven peanuts for your trouble.”
Here are the seven most-delayed airports in the U.S. , according to Travel and Leisure.