8 Best Alternative Airports in America

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Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport

A great alternative airport when flying in or out of Chicago, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has a low on-time rate of 67 percent and is one of the busiest airports in the country. Midway International Airport, typically thought of as O’Hare’s alternative, comes with headaches of its own and a 73 percent on-time rate. Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport has 64 unique destinations and a 79 percent on-time rate for departures. Amtrak makes the trek to Milwaukee easy with seven round trips daily, the 90-minute one-way trip to the airport only costs $21—much cheaper than taking a cab.