The Nation: Rating the world's Airports

Airports are being judged these days by a group that has a greater personal involvement than most hi safe air travel. Every year the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA), representing the flyers of 65 nations, awards a black star, its lowest ranking, to those airports it thinks are "critically deficient," a red star to those "seriously deficient," and an orange one to those simply "deficient."

Of the 26 black star airports, three belong to the world's most technologically advanced nation, the U.S.:

LOS ANGELES: Pilots complain about the L.A. Airport's nightly...

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