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Best Airport In The World?  
User currently offlineThegregster From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7332 times:


Most of the topic of conversation on this site is in regards to airports is either about size passenger numbers or plane movement but which airport is the best overall in terms of passenger convenience, quality, offers the best facilities and can link you to destinations all around the world.

Manchester airport has been voted the best British airport for as long as I can
Remember and was voted the best in the world a few years back, this is due to some of the key features at the airport which include;

Train, bus, and couch terminal that offers easy access to the airport.

A sky link that connects all three terminals the train station and a 5 star hotel

Fantastic aviation viewing facities that were also voted to be the best in the UK.

It is also a very modern looking airport with great scenery and architecture.



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User currently offlineRoblondon70 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7284 times:

If MAN is the best airport in the world LOS must come in a close second.

User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7273 times:

My vote :
1) CDG of course, fast connections, nice architecture with the 2E/2F, train station and a wide choice of hotels.

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2) AMS, same as above but with great shopping facilities

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3) LHR, probably the biggest spotter-friendly airport

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7250 times:

I think I might have to say that BCN is the one I like the most, except for the walking.


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7218 times:

I would have to say FRA being number 1.


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User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7215 times:


Amsterdam Schipol or Singapore Changi are my personal favorites as they

have EVERYTHING you could need or want in an Airport.. or a small city for

that matter!!!



I do, I don't, whatever.......
User currently offlineZonky From New Zealand, joined Nov 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7198 times:

Changi is just amazing as far as shopping goes...


FRA no 1 offers amusing potential, mainly for travelling businessmen 'browsing' the on-concourse sex shop.


User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7196 times:

I would totally agree with you mtnmanmakalu. SIN & AMS are the best ive been to.

The Worst: MAD Or LGW (Because I Had To Wait An Hour For My Bags)

SQno1


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7181 times:

Well, of course I have to say DTW is the coolest!


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7174 times:

UTA_flyingHIGH:

Any airport where people have died due to architectural problems automatically gets a veto, IMHO.  Big grin (So count DXB out as well.)



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineThegregster From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7142 times:

I went to heathrow to see some of the aircraft that we don't get at Manchester although all I saw was yellow boards that have been placed on the fences to prevent you from doing this for what reason im not sure , do they have aviation viewing facilities at Heathrow.

User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7077 times:

UTA_flyingHIGH, you obviously mean CDG is great when the roof is not caving in, correct?  Big grin

personally I love AMS but if Changi keeps winning awards for best airport, it's probably a pretty good one as well...


User currently offlineRatypus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7066 times:

I don't know about worldwide - most airports I've been through are in the third world (LIM, NBO etc) or famous for being unruly (SYD, MAD).....

But I think in the UK honourable mention goes to STN. One of those airports where you can sort of 'see' where you're going. I've never once had that moment where're you've no idea how much further it really is to your gate and start to panic.....which happens plenty at the likes of LHR!


User currently offlineOzglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7038 times:


HKG, no competition or discussion possible

For info, check airlinequality.com



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineZonky From New Zealand, joined Nov 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7024 times:

...which rates Changi as a 5 ***** airport, and HKG as 4****.....

other 4 stars are:

Amsterdam Schiphol
Dubai International
KLIA Kuala Lumpur
Seoul Incheon
Sydney



User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

Hong Kong International Airport gets my 1st vote!

Singapore's Changi gets my second, the low ceiling probably makes it my second choice as I do like the big open feeling of Hong Kong's airport.

Airbus_A340



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User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6931 times:

1. ZRH
2. HKG

Worst: any American Airport (no smoking fac.)


User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6909 times:

Just been to KUL and SIN. IMHO neither are as good as Dubai.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6896 times:

Oh, please, like you can't sit in a building for a few hours without smoking. Sheesh. Cry me a river.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6849 times:

Airliner World Magazine thinks its Singapore. I forgot what issue I read it on.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6843 times:

The old MDW is the best one  Big thumbs up


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6782 times:

The biggest are the best. I am surprised only Detroit was mentioned for North America.


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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6774 times:

No airport in the world can beat the architecture of the new Asian airports of HKG, ICN & KUL, soon to joined by BKK. On the other hand, I'm extremely impressed by SIN : despite having a 1980's look, it continues to maintain an extremely high standard of operation, constantly rank among the best airports in the world. Looks ain't everything, but it does give a very good 1st impression : you really should try arriving in KUL, HKG or ICN for the first time  Smile.

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6764 times:

YVR would get my vote.

Great access for any mode of transportation, indoor viewing area, great amenities, fab food choices.

Smaller than the ones noted above, but still a great airport



Andreas  Big thumbs up




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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6670 times:

I've loved every Scandinavian airport I've passed through so far (and I'm also including Iceland in that, although not sure if it officially counts as Scandinavia). The exceptions being Longyearbyen, Norway, which is little more than a hangar with some check-in desks, and Reykjavik, Iceland, which is convenient and relaxed, but not much more to write home about.

On my list so far are CPH, HEL, OSL, TOS, LYR, KEF, REK and AEY and I've found them to be clean, bright, airy, modern, relaxed places. I've yet to experience any of the Swedish airports, but hope to put that right early next year.



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25 Bushcheney2004 : Obviously biased, but I will say TPA. Fast, easy, reliable, and a great design!
26 Soups : i would have to say its LAGOS... just kidding... amsterdam schiphol is the best so far i been too
27 RCS763av : YYZ is very nice. Also, FRA, CDG and ATH.
28 Usairwys757 : My vote goes to DEN(New). Its always been and probably always will be my favorite airport in the world.[Edited 2004-12-13 03:21:02]
29 Flymia : In a few Years MIA maybe. 10 years and we will see what a great Airport it will be. Not sure what Airport I like the most I been too. CVG is very nice
30 FutureUApilot : IAH is the Best Airport! -Sam
31 OYRJA : I have seen many airports around the world. But my favorite is without a doubt CPH. You have everything you can ask for here.
32 Post contains images 777ER : Best airport that I have been to is WLG. Best airport in terms of turbulance and VERY spotter friendly. You can even have aircraft landing that are le
33 Nwafflyer : Detroit is the best I've ever been in. Amsterdam has wonderful shopping, but it's a long long hike from end of E to outbound flights on D. Minneapolis
34 SNBA : My fav' goes to Brussels National Airport! Very convenient...
35 Buckieboy : For overall facilities: Singapore Changi and Amsterdam Schipol For quickest baggage clearance: Basel For the most impressive transport connection: Sha
36 TrappedInMKG : I'm not exactly a world traveler, but I am consistently impressed by the "Edward H. McNamara Northwest Airlines WorldGateway (although now I guess it'
37 TACAA320 : For this area SAL [Central America] has my vote. In South America GRU. In North America I prefer Dallas/Fort Worth.
38 IslipWN : ISP - Long Island/Islip MacArthur Airport Now that WN has made the new 4 gate concourse, and has announce the addition of adding 4 more, it is a beaut
39 BA380 : I would say St Kitts... 1) was airborne within 9 minutes of my taxi pulling up at airport 2) architecturally wonderful 3) wonderful scenery
40 JFKLGAflyer : 1. SIN 2. KIX 3. DTW
41 57AZ : Without a doubt, 57AZ. 1) no traffic to fight 2) short walk from curb to airside 3) less than a minute from the house 4) beautiful scenery 5) no secur
42 Karan69 : Dubais airport has the best shopping in the world
43 The777Man : AMS in Europe, ICN, HKG or KUL in Asia (haven't been to DXB yet). DEN in the USA. LAX for spotting! The777Man
44 Navairjax : I'd have to agree that the World Gateway at DTW is the best I've been through.
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