Evidently these people haven't been to the magnificent McNamara terminal. Detroit is one of the most modernized airports in the US and in 2008, all the facilities will be 5 years old or younger. This servey is outrageous, look at the best airports list, where is DFW? IAH? PIT? DEN? ...
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San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11637 times:
Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 1): Evidently these people haven't been to the magnificent McNamara terminal. Detroit is one of the most modernized airports in the US and in 2008, all the facilities will be 5 years old or younger. This servey is outrageous, look at the best airports list, where is DFW? IAH? PIT? DEN? ...
Exactly what I was thinking... DTW is a great airport. That's why I wonder where they got their "data" from for the survey.
OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11544 times:
I think a lot of these "worst" airports are victims of their size. They're major connecting hubs for legacy carriers, and thus see significantly more passengers than the "best" airports. Thank God MIA wasn't there (and before you say anything, check out Concourses A and J and the higher gates of Concourse D).
LHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11539 times:
The survey is pure BS. Just because a major airport is in America's least favorite city doesn't mean it should get bad rankings.
For flying into DTW, it's an amazing terminal on one end and two piles of crap on the other with a new terminal under construction in between. I just wished it had more windows personally, but at least it will be a welcome change from the Smith Terminal.
Every time I've flown out of here, my flight has been delayed at an average of 20 minutes. In my opinion that's pretty small compared to what I've put up with every now and then.
DFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11510 times:
Foolish story. Compares apples to oranges in my opinion. The title of the article states "Avoid at All Costs?" If you avoid JFK, ORD, EWR, I think you've limited a lot of airlines and destinations! I can go only so far from DAL. And the drive there isn't always smooth.
SkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 11468 times:
Anyone seen the poll is 'Airports of the World' magazine, as done by the Airports Council International? They are broken down by size, international and domestic, but overall, the top 5 (they don't list the bottom feeders) in the U.S./Canada are:
3. Detroit (tied w/Ottawa)
5. San Diego
Oddly, in the same article, a different poll lists the top 5 domestic airports in the U.S./Canada as: (It does not say what the difference is between this and the above mentioned poll)
5. San Diego
Of course, it's all subjective, but AUS would be high on any list I can think of.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11425 times:
Quoting Eagle11 (Reply 4): The final verdict...another worthless survey.
How could any "Worst 5" list not include ATL? Other than the ridiculously overlong escalators to the "Transportation Mall" and the outrageous prices at Checkers, I have no major complaints about the facility itself. But the interminable weather and ATC delays make it miserable to connect at.