We are entering the final few months of the year, which means that people are starting to get their travel plans for the holidays squared away.

Last year, AAA predicted that nearly 112.7 million people would make a holiday journey of fifty or more miles from their home between December 23rd and January 2nd.

A good chunk of long-distance holiday travelers will be flying out of some smaller airports, especially if they're traveling through the Hawkeye State.

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One of the Iowa airports was nominated for USA Today's 10Best Small Airports in the country. Surprisingly, it's actually our largest airport, located in our capital city; the Des Moines International Airport might be named one of the best of the best.

Des Moines International Airport offers 32 direct flights to some of the biggest airports in the country. Several of the most popular airlines operate flights out of this Iowa facility, including American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines.

Here is the full list of all of the airports that are up for this nomination:

Blue Grass Airport (LEX)

Lexington, Kentucky


Bozeman Yellowstone Internation Airport (BZN)

Belgrade, Montana


Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

Madsion, Wisconsin


Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

Des Moines, Iowa


Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA)

Kalaoa, Hawaii


Frederick Douglas Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)

Rochester, New York

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Huntsville International Airport (HSV)

Huntsville, Alabama


Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)

Jackson, Wyoming


Key West International Airport (EYW)

Key West, Florida


Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Long Beach, California


Long Island Macarthur Airport (ISP)

Ronkonkoma, New York


Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)

Manchester, New Hampshire


Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport (BTV)

South Burlington, Vermont


Pensacola International Airport (PNS)

Pensacola, Florida


Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)

Greensboro, North Carolina


Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD)

Warwick, Rhode Island


Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)

Wichita, Kansas


Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


You can go place your vote here! Voting will close on Monday, October 2nd at 11am CST with the top ten airports being announced on Friday, October 13th. 

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