Listed below you will find a list of the 50 busiest airports in North America.  We did some digging and found out which of them offer WiFi, how many offer it for free, and how many will make you pay or watch an ad to gain access.  Two things before we get started.

1) The 50 busiest airports is based on inbound and outbound flight traffic, not total passengers.  The source for this information is The 2013 Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Traffic Report, which is available here.

2) This post will follow the format of our other blog lists of this nature, simply listing the name of the airport and a YES/NO answer for WiFi.  Each YES/NO will be hyperlinked to the source of our information, which will also provide more details about the network.

The 50 Busiest Airports in North America: WiFi Report

  1. Does Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport (DFW) have free WiFi?   YES
    -You have to watch a 30 second advertisement before access is granted
  2. Does Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have free WiFi?   YES
  3. Does O’ Hare International Airport (ORD) have free WiFi?   NO
    -They offer WiFi with Boingo that costs $6.95 to use
  4. Does Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) have free WiFi?   YES
  5. Does Denver International Airport (DEN) have free WiFi?   YES
  6. Does Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) have free WiFi?   YES
  7. Does McCarran International Airport (LAS) have free WiFi?   YES
  8. Does George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) have free WiFi?   YES
  9. Does Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) have free WiFi?   YES
  10. Does Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have free WiFi?   YES
  11. Does Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport (MSP) have free WiFi?   YES
    -You have to watch a 30 second advertisement before access is granted
  12. Does Toronto Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (YYZ) have free WiFi?   YES
  13. Does Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) have free WiFi?   YES
  14. Does San Francisco International Airport (SFO) have free WiFi?   YES
  15. Does Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) have free WiFi?   YES
  16. Does John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) have free WiFi?   YES
  17. Does Miami International Airport (MIA) have free WiFi?   NO
    -They offer WiFi with Boingo that costs $4.95 to use
  18. Does LaGuardia Airport (LGA) have free WiFi?   YES
    Previously, the 3 NY/NJ airports also charged $4.95 through Boingo for WiFi access but have recently announced an initiative for 30 minutes of free WiFi access before having to pay.
  19. Does Logan International Airport (BOS) have free WiFi?   YES
  20. Does Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT) have free WiFi?   NO
  21. Does Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) have free WiFi?   YES
  22. Does Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) have free WiFi?   YES
  23. Does Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) have free WiFi?   YES
  24. Does Vancouver International Airport (YVR) have free WiFi?   YES
  25. Does Long Beach Airport/Daugherty Field (LGB) have free WiFi?   YES
  26. Does Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) have free WiFi?   YES
  27. Does Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) have free WiFi?   YES
  28. Does Orlando International Airport (MCO) have free WiFi?   YES
  29. Does Honolulu International Airport (HNL) have free WiFi?   YES
  30. Does Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) have free WiFi?   YES
  31. Does Orlando Sanford International Airport have free WiFi?   YES
  32. Does Van Nuys Airport (VNY) have free WiFi?   NO
  33. Does Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) have free WiFi?   YES
    – You have to watch a 30 second advertisement before access is granted
  34. Does Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) have free WiFi?   YES
  35. Does Midway International Airport (MDW) have free WiFi?   YES
  36. Does Tucson International Airport (TUS) have free WiFi?   YES
  37. Does John Wayne Airport have free WiFi?   YES
  38. Does Memphis International Airport (MEM) have free WiFi?   YES
  39. Does Calgary International Airport (YYC) have free WiFi?   YES
  40. Does Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) have free WiFi?   YES
  41. Does Portland International Airport (PDX) have free WiFi?   YES
  42. Does Oakland International Airport (OAK) have free WiFi?   YES
  43. Does Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) have free WiFi?   NO
    They offer WiFi with Boingo that costs $7.95 to use
  44. Does San Diego International Airport (SAN) have free WiFi?   YES
  45. Does Tampa International Airport (TPA) have free WiFi?   YES
  46. Does Raleigh-Durham International Airport have free WiFi?   YES
  47. Does W.P. Hobby Airport (HOU) have free WiFi?   YES
  48. Does Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) have free WiFi?   YES
  49. Does Love Field (DAL) have free WiFi?   YES
  50. Does San Antonio International Airport (SAT) have free WiFi?   YES

Based on our research, 84% of the 50 most active airports in North America offer no strings attached free WiFi, which is great.  To read more about WiFi and airports in 2014, check out our 2014 Status Report: WiFi in the Sky.