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What Are Some Intresting Airport You Seen?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3493 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

In reacent years I done a good amout of traveling,(mostly by ships of corse) and I have seen some intresting airports.

HNL: There flight path. You land flying over the opening of Pear Harber and take off and climb in front of WIKIK beach.
SIN: This busy airport is in the middle of the jugle. By the way, Singapore is a great place to visit. I really like my visit there.
SEA: I was shock to find out that Boeing Renton plant was on SEA land.
SAN: Any major airports with one runway for take off and landing has to be intresting.

These are example of mine, what about yours?

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User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

SXM - A spotter's paradise Wink
KOA - The terminal is outside, there are just little huts for gift shops, etc.



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

FRA - You're alowd to smoke in the terminal. This just seems unusual to me because I'm used to smoking being so restricted to certain places (outside) here in Canada.


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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4714 times:

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 1):

KOA - The terminal is outside, there are just little huts for gift shops, etc.

AIT and USM come to mind. USM is particularly "cute", though I much preferred AIT.

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 2):
FRA - You're alowd to smoke in the terminal. This just seems unusual to me because I'm used to smoking being so restricted to certain places (outside) here in Canada.

You're still allowed to smoke in FRA? Do the Fraport people still think that cig smoke follows invisible walls near the "smoking areas"?

Interesting is a word I'd use to describe the management of the airport, given that the more appropriate terms are probably not permitted in polite conversation.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11612 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

MAD, the new Terminal 4 is simply fantastic, as an architecture student it is quite an inspiration as to what can be done with large public/private projects.

VEY, Westmann Islands, Iceland. The airport seems to take up about half the island's length, which I think it does actually, and the approaches from the North and East are amazing, taking you past some very impressive peaks.



FAE, Vagar, Faroe Islands. A steep approach is necessary because of the local topography, which means you slide gently down to the runway with the hills high above you on either side. Seemed a short enough runway for the RJ100, let alone a 737 which they also operate on charters!


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19189 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
MAD, the new Terminal 4 is simply fantastic, as an architecture student

I thought you were doing gardening?



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4701 times:
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JTR - It's so cool to see the mix of OA ATR's, the charter airlines that use 737 or even bigger, and the military planes that remain completely hidden under dirt bunkers until select times (i.e. when a Turkish plane strays too close).

ABE - Their approach and departure paths are a mess. As I stated in another thread, I saw them use three different directions for take-off and landing in a 20 minute period. And it wasn't like, "Ok, the wind changed, let's switch runways." They just sent/accepted planes in/from whatever direction without the wind changing and with no pattern whatsoever. It's crazy. You can't place yourself at a threshold for underneath shots, because chances are you'll be in the wrong spot for half the flights.

MCO - I love the airport's layout. The satellites linked with the rail system are so cool, and from above the airport just looks really slick.

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11612 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I thought you were doing gardening?

Damn, that's what everyone keeps saying  grumpy 

I study Landscape Architecture - which is a brace of architecture, mixed with a good deal of planting and landscaping. Great excuse for going outside and laying in a field all day - all on the basis of getting a feel for the environment Big grin


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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4678 times:

TEX is pretty sweet, especially landing in a B1900, as you can see out the front.


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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

LIR the whole day there were 3 flights all at the same time
CO- IAH
AA- MIA
DL- ATL
i think those were them
and security was packed with only one X-ray machine very fun though

always love JFK , LAX and LHR for being packed
and i love being in TLV because i love ther security systmes



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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

A REALLY nice approach into SDU and then a great view of it from Sugar Loaf.

A night approach into CGH over what looked like an endless sea of buildings and then suddenly a rapidly rising red/white checkerboard cliff and then instant piano keys!!

A flat approach into AVX due to a uphill runway.

TGI in the middle of Chesapeake Bay.

I had to spiral my way out of AKL as it is in a valley surrounded by mountains.



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2269 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
In reacent years I done a good amout of traveling,(mostly by ships of corse) and I have seen some intresting airports.

HNL: There flight path. You land flying over the opening of Pear Harber and take off and climb in front of WIKIK beach.
SIN: This busy airport is in the middle of the jugle. By the way, Singapore is a great place to visit. I really like my visit there.
SEA: I was shock to find out that Boeing Renton plant was on SEA land.
SAN: Any major airports with one runway for take off and landing has to be intresting.

These are example of mine, what about yours?

There is a spell-checker, you know...

DEN: many runways, mountains close by
HNL: open terminal (as well as other HI airports)
MXP: mountains close by
CDG: takes forever to get to the other terminals/concourses due to lack of interest by bus drivers; not enough jetways; dirty (2B especially)

Interesting.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

MCI: Walk off the plane, and you're at the main airport doors!
YEC: VERY small terminal, like the size of two houses
DTW: Awesome terminal on one end, piece of crap on the other
DEN: Just plain BIG!



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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4586 times:


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User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

JSI - Skiathos, Greece. A tiny 7 mile long Island with a runway accross one end.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

DUS was quite interesting during the summer on 1996, just after the fire destroyed the terminal. They had a bunch of beer tents out on the tarmac being used as make shift terminals. Nothing says "Welcome to Germany" then going throught passport control in a beer tent .....  Silly

Quoting Analog (Reply 3):
Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 2):
FRA - You're alowd to smoke in the terminal. This just seems unusual to me because I'm used to smoking being so restricted to certain places (outside) here in Canada.

You're still allowed to smoke in FRA? Do the Fraport people still think that cig smoke follows invisible walls near the "smoking areas"?

Many airports in Germany still have smoking areas and many are equipped with ventilators built into the ashtrays. YVR still has smoking rooms as well.



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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

The highway strips in Finland a pretty neat. Driving along and all of a sudden the 2 lane road turns into a runway. Cool. I wish I had taken photos of these things.

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 15):

Many airports in Germany still have smoking areas and many are equipped with ventilators built into the ashtrays.

Ashtrays? I get this amusing picture of people smoking by pushing their faces into the ashtray.

I remember those smoking areas from when I was there (FRA) in 2003. It seemed like someone in charge was trying to taunt the anti-smoking lobby: "They want segregated smoking areas, fine, we'll give them segregated smoking areas.  hissyfit "


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting Analog (Reply 16):
Ashtrays? I get this amusing picture of people smoking by pushing their faces into the ashtray.

I remember those smoking areas from when I was there (FRA) in 2003. It seemed like someone in charge was trying to taunt the anti-smoking lobby: "They want segregated smoking areas, fine, we'll give them segregated smoking areas.

Nobody is trying to taunt anyone, it's just the way it is.



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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

I find MDW to be alot of fun. Buzzing people's houses, cars, and businesses, on the way down to the runway. Brake like hell once you hit because that runway is short for a loaded 737


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

The airport at MAJ is very cool (it was at the time). Think hut. Also YAP too. Literally a hut. We did a lot of flying out in Micronesia. All of them (save GUM) were literally huts. At MAJ, the immigration officer, at the time, was also the refueler. At least my passport smelled like jet fuel.


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User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4477 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):

Nobody is trying to taunt anyone, it's just the way it is.

I need to be more liberal with the Smilies.  Smile


User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 2):
FRA - You're alowd to smoke in the terminal.

That's a strike against FRA in my opinion, though I enjoyed sitting in McDonald's and watching the traffic.

I like NBO. Once, on a very clear day, I saw Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro from the 5th floor restaurant walkway.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

KUL - great architecture
FNJ - very special place
HND - cool traffic and spotting opportunities
ICN - great architecture
IVL - 33 below zero airport
KSA - lonely island
KUD - very small airport in Borneo with me as ONLY passenger in a MH DHT
MLE - atoll airport
LAX - four cool runways
CXB - cows on the runway
SBH - one of my favorite airports!
SXM - beach life at the airport



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4411 times:

Quoting Analog (Reply 20):
I need to be more liberal with the Smilies.

No worries, I know what you meant ...  Wink

Quoting DFWMzuri (Reply 21):
That's a strike against FRA in my opinion,

Then you'd have to put a strike through many aiports in Europe ...  Wink



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User currently offlineGFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

KUL for the architecture
LCY - runway on what looks like an old quayside
THF - the original, and best. Also weird walking out of the terminal straight into the city centre.


25 Post contains images DFWMzuri : True, but it takes 3 strikes to make an out! Besides, I can usually avoid the smoking areas.
26 LHboyatDTW : lol so true (until 2008 at least) HNL: Open and airy along with other Hawaiian airports I've seen like KOA and OGG JFK: T4 was nice. It really remind
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