LAX Soars as World's Most "Social" Airport

Dec. 18, 2010, saw a 20-fold spike in check-ins, according to Facebook

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    Flying into the spot of the world's most "social" airport is LAX, according to a list compiled by Facebook.

    On Tuesday, the social networking site named LAX the "Most Social Airport in the World," meaning more people check-in there than any other airport in the world.

    "We're excited to receive this recognition and are committed to ensuring these sites remain relevant and valuable to our travelers and fans," said Gina Marie Lindsey, Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director, in a statement.

    Travelers share their location via check-in applications on Facebook and other third-party services.

    The airport data was collected between August 2010 and November 2011.

    Additionally, Facebook reported a spike in social-media sharing during the holiday travel periods.

    Dec. 18, 2010, saw a 20-fold spike in check-ins, according to Facebook. Increases were also prevalent on Dec. 23 and 24, as well as Dec. 29 to 31.

    With the holiday season traveling up the runway, it looks like the LAX passengers will soon be checking in once again.

     

    Here's the complete list of the world's most "social" airports:

    1.  Los Angeles International Airport
    2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    3. Chicago O'Hare International Airport
    4. San Francisco International Airport
    5. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    6. Denver International Airport
    7. Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
    8. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
    9. McCarran International Airport
    10. Suvarnabhumi International Airport
    11. Philadelphia International Airport
    12. Miami International Airport
    13. Boston Logan International Airport
    14. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
    15. John F. Kennedy International Airport
    16. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
    17. San Diego International Airport
    18. Newark Liberty International Airport
    19. Washington Dulles International Airport
    20. Heathrow Airport
    21. Toronto Pearson International Airport
    22. Baltimore Washington International Airport
    23. Portland International Airport
    24. Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
    25. Salt Lake City International Airport

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