Pity the poor U.S. airport; its self-esteem has taken a beating in recent months.
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country."
The Economist is latest to dogpile on the reputation of U.S. airports; one industry leader says he knows why.
"Why did we lead the world economically for so long?" Biden lamented. "We had the most modern infrastructure in the world."
In March, the UK-based Skytrax consultancy released its annual list of the world's top 100 airports.
The highest ranking any U.S. airport managed to muster was No. 27, achieved by the relatively small Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
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