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Facebook says LAX tops list of most 'social' airports

December 13, 2011 |  9:06 am


Facebook has compiled a list of the world's most "social" airports and says LAX is No. 1.

The social networking behemoth found that more people share that they are at LAX than any other airport in the world. 

Airports in the United States make up the top six spots on the list, with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the No. 2 spot followed by Chicago O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport. 

Australia's Sydney International Airport was the first air hub overseas to make Facebook's list, coming in at No. 7. Rounding out the top 10 were Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

To determine the rankings, Facebook tabulated data from people sharing their location at airports on Facebook as well as third-party location services between August 2010 and November of this year. 

Further down the list at No. 15 was John F. Kennedy International Airport. San Diego International Airport was No. 17.


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Photo: Passengers wait at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times