I am about to make my 3rd work trip to Stockholm from my home base in Seattle and am wondering if anyone has advice about which U.S. or Canadian city I should fly through. On the first trip I flew Seattle>Amsterdam>Stockholm>Frankfurt>Vancouver, B.C. >Seattle. It wasn't bad, but going through 2 different country custom check points on the way home meant I needed at least 3 hours to make my connecting flight from Vancouver, B.C. to Seattle (yes, I could have drove home faster!).
On the 2nd trip I returned through La Guardia, NY and thought I was going to lose my mind from the incredible chaos there. Any suggestions for a quieter return trip? I would rather have a longer trip home through a less hectic airport than a faster return through NYC or Chicago, for example.
I'm traveling in mid-September 2015. Thanks for any insights!