jetblue777 From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 1452 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7865 times:
What's the best airport you've been to? Surprisingly, my favorite airport is an American airport: SFO. What I like about SFO is that the facilities are great and they have very friendly staff. My personal favorite is they're Int'l terminal. Personally, I've never been to ICN, SIN or HKG, I've read a lot of reviews about those airports, and it seems like they are the best inthe world. I'm going to ICN this summer and I have high expectations after reading a lot of reviews about the airport. So, what's your personal favorite?
UltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7854 times:
I have to say I REALLY like SAV. Nice facilities, plenty of (close-by) parking, friendly people (might just be a southern thing), and lots of Gulfstreams to drool over The only complaint I have is that it's efficiency is pretty 'southern' as well: Came in on a 35 min. flight from ATL and it took just under an hour to get the first bags (and mine wasn't even among those first ones!). Other than that, it's a wonderful little airport that I always look forward to flying to.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25117 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7813 times:
Quoting oa260 (Reply 2): My favourite is Zurich always a pleasure to transit there.
My favourite in Europe is T2 at MUC (the LH and Star Alliance terminal), followed by ZRH. Problem with ZRH is that connectoins to/from longhaul flights require the underground train shuttle, and too many shorthaul flights require buses to/from the aircraft. Otherwise it is good. GVA is also very convenient, provided you can avoid weekends during the ski season when there are dozens of charter flights and resulting congestion.
Of the major hubs, AMS is also excellent.
Of medium-size airpors in Europe like GVA, other excellent airpoirts in Europe are DUS, HAM and PRG.
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8548 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7741 times:
Without a doubt mine was the late and very much lamented Tempelhof . No other airport I have been through has made me feel that I was transported back in time to the golden age of flying . I felt glamourous ( there simply is no other word ) just walking through that amazing building . I could feel the history ( not all of it admirable of course ) of the place . It would have been worth flying there and back just for the experience without even spending any time in the fabulous city that is Berlin .
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Simply because it's small, and it feels great to be there. Sitting at gate and looking at the big window and planes in front. I use it the most (15 times in less than 3 years) so I'm loving it. It's close to my home and it's kinda perfect!
babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7674 times:
CPH. Easy to get to and from and its lack of shops is a real treat. I like to ba at an airport not a shopping centre. I also like the wooden floors and the ramp views from the departure lounge. From a passenger point of view they seem to have thought of everything.
HEL is also good. No massive queues. Not many shops and lots of plane spotting areas inside the lounge.
oa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7597 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6): GVA is also very convenient, provided you can avoid weekends during the ski season when there are dozens of charter flights and resulting congestion.
Ive never had the need to go to GVA so never seen it. Im too in love with ZRH and Zurich city
Quoting aivisavia (Reply 11): Simply because it's small, and it feels great to be there. Sitting at gate and looking at the big window and planes in front. I use it the most (15 times in less than 3 years) so I'm loving it. It's close to my home and it's kinda perfect!
Ok just wondered , I was there a few weeks back it was 6am and quite congested especially around the gate areas.
chootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7574 times:
Tops for me:
5. MUC T2--clean and easy to navigate
2. LCG--small, super-friendly staff, and a great airport to experience powerful take-offs and landings
1. OSL Clean, friendly, and nice wooden flooring.
YYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7568 times:
CLT by far. Flew US to FLL through CLT a few times and I have never enjoyed an airport more. Friendly terminal staff at food establishments and shops. US staff at CLT were a pleasure to interact with and I try to connect in CLT when I can going to Florida.
That's the people. The terminal itself is fantastic. I love the main area with the large window and Muskoka chairs, and the concourses annexed from it. Just a lovely space to be in and enjoy a layover.
Second Place- YYZ Terminal 1
Third Place- YVR
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brooklynchris13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7507 times:
The "best" is always such a subjective word, however I can easilly say that my most memorable positive experience at an airport was the old SRQ terminal, early-mid 1980s. A classic southern or warm weather airport with art-deco touches, including roof-top observation area. I think the only jet ways were one or two in the special Eastern terminal addition, and there was nothing remotely like a baggage carrousel.
I will never forget the experience of getting off the plane into the Florida sun and walking across that tarmac. Truly felt like arriving in a different world, or the set of a movie. I was fortunate enough to watch a few Eastern 757s operate there in the early days of their time with Eastern, which was an impressive site made all the more so by being able to stand outside and watch it from only a short distance away.
There are a lot of good things about modern airports and the jetways and the shops and all, but I miss that feeling, at least a little. Not so much when it's pouring rain or -10 outside.. but I digress..
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7452 times:
MLB (Melborne, Florida) -- Very easy to get in and out.
DTW -- Nicest terminal, fast baggage return, but loses some points for long lines at security and check-in.
SFO -- Most interesting things to do while waiting for your connection. The last time I was there they had a a museum type display in concourse F called "For Amusement Purposes Only" that showed the history of slot machines and other gambling devices from the late 1800s through the 1940s or 50s. I found it very interesting and a good way to kill some time.