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Best Terminal In The World?  
User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6756 times:

I really feel as though as Tel Aviv's brand new El Al Terminal is the nicest I have ever been in. I think it took about 4 years to make and it is absolutely stunning. Completely surrounded by huge glass panes and a huge lobby area with basically a shopping mall full of awesome stores to me it's gotta be at the very least top 10 nicest in the world currently.

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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6733 times:

One of my top favorites is the KIAD (star alliance terminal)
In fact the entire airport!

and since autumn 2004 the new E pier at LSZH (ZRH)!
the new A pier of EBBR(BRU) is also very good!


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Best terminal in the world?

I am not sure. I am thinking of DCA's new terminal.



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User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6681 times:

Terminal 2 at Changi airport Singapore, is simply unbeatable.
They have just about finished upgrading it, and it has new carpet, new huge glass panels where photographing planes is very good. Television corners every 200 meters with channels such as CNN, ESPN etc. there.
No lack of seats. Free internet, a lot of plants planted at the side making the airport even better, and giving it a tropical feeling.
As well as that, the SQ raffles class lounge is excellent with imported German Moevenpick or Haagen Datz ice cream(Sorry if I spelled that wrong).
Lot's of duty free shopping areas throughout the terminal, a food court with Burger King/Subway, and lot's of asian food, simply unbeatable.
Changi terminal 1 is just about as good as terminal two, I just took terminal 2 as the best terminal because that is where SQ and LH arrive and depart(I usually fly with either of them).

Cheers, Konstantin G.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

Out of the airports that I've been to, I really like AMS. But as far as remodeling is concerned, my hat goes off to DUS. What a difference from before the fire!


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Patrick



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 2):
I am thinking of DCA's new terminal


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User currently offlineBA747400 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6632 times:

I am going into Delta's new terminal at BOS tomorrow...anyone been in it yet? That may be my new favorite......

Mike


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

Detroit Midfield Terminal, simply stunning.


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User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1018 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6571 times:

REK is small, but very nice
CGN's new terminal is great
YOW is beautiful
AKL International is not bad

quite a few actually... For spotting I still think that FRA is number one - huge observatons decks at both terminals...

Cheers
micha


User currently offlineERJ145LR From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6528 times:

ORD's UA terminal, and also HNL's whole airport!

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6517 times:

Eventhough the terminals are not attractive and very old they get the job done. LAX has very simple terminals and its always nice to go through there. Quick in and out. Some terminals that I didn't like were the Int terminal at Vancouver, JFK, ORD, and Frankfurt. Frankfurt was very confusing because they divide the airlines by the ones that are part of the Eurpean Alliance or are not. And if you are going to a non-alliance airline you have to go though different securities and different secluded terminal areas and it was very confusing.

User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

NW World Gateway at DTW (McNamara Terminal)

User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 6462 times:

Amsterdam! 1 terminal, easy to get around and great chicks that look hot in the KLM uniform!


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User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

The nicest terminal I have been in is the terminal at AUS. It is beautiful! The famous Texan granite is everywhere, and it looks very modern inside. However, I have not been abroad that much, so I wouldn't know. My father likes the AMS terminal quite a bit.

EDIT:Spelling!

[Edited 2005-04-21 07:11:43]


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User currently offlineBoeing73G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

SEA, once the remodeling is finished. The north and south satellites look very worn out, the C/D/B concourses are okay, but the new A concourse is stunning! Nice new gates, plenty of open space, and better workspace, and waiting areas.
But, in June, remodeling will be complete w/everything you could possibly ask for. Just wait and see  Wink


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 6445 times:

AMS definitely, but I also have to say CPH is really nice too.

In North America it would have to be the international terminal at YVR.



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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6428 times:

Im going to have to go with DTW's WorldGateway.


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Simply stunning.

XJR



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User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6423 times:

LHR´s Terminal 2!

























Just joking  laughing 

MUC´s Terminal 2 and SFO´s new international terminal are definitely among the best I have visited.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6422 times:

  • Singapore Changi's Terminal 2

  • The whole airport of Hong Kong

  • Munich's Terminal 2

  • Paris CDG 2F


  • Patrick


    User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2721 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6393 times:

    HKG is the best by me and many millions of other travellers: see SkyTrax 2005 Best Airport Survey (HKG for 5th year)


    When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
    User currently offlineBoeingPride800 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 430 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6357 times:

    Definetly Northwest's WorldGateway in Detroit.

    User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
    Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6341 times:

    I agree with the McNamera/Northwest Worldport terminal at DTW and DCA, (the new sections only). Unforuntley the new part of DCA has lost a little of it's beauty due to additional security installations post-9/11. Where UA is at ORD isn't bad either. The DTW Worldport has great views of the runways and where else can you see so many DC-10's and DC-9's  biggrin 

    User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 461 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

    I love AMS. It feels very "roomy" and it's bright. Easy to navigate and nice windows for spotting.

    Another terminal I like is terminal 4 at ARN. I have many good memories from all my domestic flights with SK as a kid and we always changed planes at that terminal. Perhaps not the most beautiful terminal in the world, but it works fine  Smile



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    User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
    Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6315 times:

    Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 18):
    # Singapore Changi's Terminal 2

    Hey Patrick, you must be kidding !! I vote Terminal 2 as the worst terminal in the world ! No kidding ! They keep renovating many times until to this current design which in my opinion looks hideous for an airport. It lost the airport feeling (Check in counter) .

    Charles



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    User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6303 times:

    Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 21):
    agree with the McNamera/Northwest Worldport terminal

    It's the "worldgateway" not Worldport....that's actually what Pan Am called its terminal at JFK


    25 The777Man : HKG, ICN, DEN, DCA and CDG 2F. I'm also looking forward to the new terminal and airport in BKK. By the way, Movenpick is Swiss not German.... The777Ma
    26 Post contains images Icarus75 : CDG terminal 1
    27 Post contains images ZKEOJ : I agree that DTW is a really nice airport. But it has looooong ways if your gates are at the opposite ends. The only thing that annoyed me there are t
    28 Post contains images HorizonGirl : I know this may sound nuts, but my favorite airport has to be YYJ. It is nice and small, and not to easy to get lost in. Victoria airport Rocks! Devon
    29 Post contains links and images Dtwclipper : Hence the tram; it makes even the tightest connections possible! View Large View MediumPhoto © JLS Photo
    30 Vingt20cent : I would have to agree. . DTW is an awesome airport! Love the infamous tunnel between A and B/C. . psychodelic!
    31 Post contains images ZKEOJ : yeah, but somehow the stops were inconvenient for both of my gates....just bad luck, I know. It wasn't a complaint anyway. I wasn't in a rush, and en
    32 Crox1 : Surely the greatest terminal in the world has got to be your Home terminal, after a long red-eye flight?, there is nothing like the relief you feel wa
    33 Post contains images HorizonGirl : LOL, I'd rather stay on the plane! Devon
    34 Post contains images Ejmmsu : I'm suprised no one has said MEM.
    35 Intothinair : Changi terminal 2 is being renovated, true, but only little bits at a time, but it still doesn't affect passengers(If, then very little). I certainly
    36 DRAIGONAIR : Singapore Changi is simply awesome...everything is clean and also services are great! cheers Nick
    37 Intothinair : I so agree to that. Clean, tropical flavor with plants all around the airport, and excellent entertainment options. Cheers, Konstantin G.
    38 Leviticus : I like AMS in general, very comfortable that everything is accessible by walking.
    39 Schipholjfk : Although NWA's Worldgateway, SIN and HKG are all very nice... my favorite still in Schiphol Amsterdam... the diversity fof people, flights, shopping,
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