Tampa International Airport, which is frequently lauded by travel magazines and experts, has been recognized as the top passenger-rated large airport in the nation.
AirportXP, a mobile platform from Phoenix Marketing International that collects opinions from travelers, compiled the data from more than 170,000 airport users between November and February.
Passengers were allowed to rate an airport on a seven-point scale. Airports were given a percentage of passengers who rated the airport a 6 or a 7. TIA scored an 82 percent rating, just squeezing ahead of Salt Lake City International, which had an 81 percent rating. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina had a 79 percent rating, while Chicago's Midway and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airports also were in the top five with ratings over 75 percent.