America's scariest airports
How does your airport measure up?
- Duration 3:13
- Date Jul 18, 2012
How does your airport measure up?
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-- one of the easiest -- as you know to get from one place to another but not all airports are created beat wall.
Airfare watchdog is now out with a list of the scariest airports in our country.
So how does your airport measure -- joining us now is the founder of airfare watchdog dot com George public.
Thank you where I usually high -- this is fascinating let's start the first when you say is -- -- Right that's mainly because of mountains.
Whenever you have a mountainous airport in Colorado or any other ski destination it tends to be very challenging to land that -- What would we phase scariest I wanna say that they're not dangerous attack but for fearful fliers like the -- in your makeup room who just did my make up.
Yes if your powder looks cried out this is dot natural beauty.
That this -- -- You know it can be a little bit frightening if you if you're the least bit scary I care about flying -- scariest subjective it's really thrilling and it's just I'd like to yeah I like the wolf I think -- -- -- then you're flying and and you have to land the plane if -- the pilot in between these two mountains exactly you have to have a certain certification to BS island.
Yeah I do it's interesting too is that a little island they -- well yes yeah exactly what's interesting is that a lot of airports really -- almost land on auto pilot and it's kind of boring for for the pilots but.
Some airports you have to have a lot of skill and that's why these airports made the list -- Chicago always makes the last.
-- right -- midway you know some viewers may remember the accident -- southwest had their three years ago thousands -- short runways.
And there's no place to build because it's really in the middle of the neighborhood and then all right San Diego after traveling they -- beautiful weather exact -- airport -- again it's in the -- the neighborhood there's a lot of air traffic in Mexico there -- mountains that have to be navigated around.
From LaGuardia to share our airspace or three big -- short -- and and again short runways some people call the -- LaGuardia because it looks like up you know one of those aircraft carriers I heard that they're building they had to build the runway out in the water they like created.
Yes exactly and and some viewers may remember the 1989 US Airways aborted -- where three people died when the plane went into the ocean I don't wanna scare people from flying.
At least if you're watching that's don't -- that at.
As a not directed to use flying is safe.
And -- Washington DC.
-- there of course we have -- the White House in the CIA and and it went on right exactly dealt with the other pilots I was supposed to fly.
A certain -- avoided these out -- national treasures.
That's that's the of the reasons I just say it really is safe to -- and in your expertise -- and you watch -- are -- up are we down how to -- how -- errors up but if you can fly August 17 on the word until about October 4 there -- some sales going on right now on jetBlue southwest and many other airlines and adjusted for inflation air fares are lower than they were twenty years ago and real quickly if you wanna buy ticket I heard like the middle of the night on Tuesday night is the best times and I -- any moment of the of the of the week sign up for air for alerts Google the term air fare alerts and -- the a lot of people will send you free -- -- alert.
And pounce when the -- but -- not last minute travel but anytime I had a we're going to be doing that right after the Chad thanks so much good -- good to see if it's now.