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The Most Stressful European Airports According To Internet Reviews
Flights to "Paris" are cheaper if you fly into CDG, but that's because the airport is an hour from downtown Paris. Also, many travelers report long security lines.
Charles de Gaulle
"Indifferent staff, No signage, No map anywhere," Tripadvisor reviewer erbyjones wrote of CDG. "I could barely get through Passport checking because the scanners were not working."
At London's Heathrow Airport, amenities are scarce, and there's a good chance your plane will be delayed. Skytrax users gave Heathrow an abysmal 4/10 rating.
Skytrax User Ian McCready said, "After Security it can only be described as awful – overpriced Shops, Eateries, Poor uncomfortable seating, Tables and benches not clean."
Dublin Airport has an alarming number of one-star reviews on Trustpilot. Over the years, the airport has struggled with efficiency, especially staffing shortages.
Pauline Burke wrote in a Trustpilot review, "Nowhere to get drinks or food after 7 pm or not much later as cafes close early. Left with vending machines if you have a late flight."
London Gatwick Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and 80% of visitors rated it an abysmal one-star on Trustpilot, citing long lines and chaotic dealings.
Simon Mitchelmore wrote of Gatwick on Trustpilot, "As a frequent flyer I have noticed that the security staff (at bag checks) are regularly rude and abusive."
From confusing corridors to a lack of efficient queues, the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport in Spain can be a nightmare. Skytrax travelers give it a 4/10 overall.
Adolfo Suárez
Signage, dining, and staff are all rated poorly. Traveler Colin McKenzie wrote on Skytrax, "This one is one of the least friendly and efficient airports I have ever used."