Three California Airports Named Among The Top Ten Angriest In The US

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Air travel is the quickest way to get from one state or country to the next. Regardless of the time it takes to get from point A to point B, all travel can be stressful. Flight delays and cancellations can lead to addition fees on altered reservations, and cancelled trips all together. Aside from issues with weather and flight itineraries, some people just do not enjoy the crowded hustle and bustle of airports.

According to a list compiled by Forbes, the angriest airports in California are the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, and the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport in San Jose. The John Wayne Airport was ranked as the angriest airport in the country. Forbes found that 65% of Twitter users tweeting about this airport were angry about noise, staff, TSA and delayed flights.

Here's what Forbes found out about the angriest airports in the country based on Twitter activity:

  • More than half (52%) of tweets from travelers who @-mentioned an airport were angry
  • The three most commonly used words in angry airport tweets are “delays,” “security” and “hours”
  • John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, angers its travelers more than any other major airport
  • The world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is the sixth most anger-inducing big airport in the country
  • Users of the airports serving Indianapolis, Seattle-Tacoma and Kansas City are the least angry based on Twitter activity

For a continued list of the angriest airports across the country visit

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