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My Vote For Most Beautiful Airport Terminal  
User currently offlineSoylentgreen From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 247 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14159 times:

My vote would be for the old TWA terminal at JFK International, designed by Eero Saarinen. The views, the setas-it was an amazingly first class place for the masses. It's finally being restored by Jet Blue after AA closed it down not long after it acquired TWA. Hopefully they can recreate the magic that once was. My second pick, and based solely on the interior, would be the Finnair terminal in Helsinki. It' s been about five years since I last passed through there, so it may have changed for the better or worse since then. I would bet it's now even nicer.

What are some of the others? Let me and others in the forum in on your picks. We'd love to know.

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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14134 times:

Quoting Soylentgreen (Thread starter):
Soylentgreen

So your favorite terminal is Terminal 5 at JFK, it is a nice terminal, although I don't have good memories of the terminal. I had a lot of bad experiences with TWA.


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I think mine would be Madrid's new Terminal 4 and Terminal 4S.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14128 times:

Put my votes down for:

DUS


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YVR


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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 14123 times:

YVR is only nice on the new side. The old side is hideous.

I like KIX. HKG's terminal is, IMO, quite ugly, although I think it's fairly functional


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 14106 times:

KUL

ICN

ZRH (Terminal E)

VTE (Wattay Intl Terminal)



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14091 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 3):
YVR is only nice on the new side. The old side is hideous.

Where is the old side? If you mean the domestic terminal (the old main terminal), it has also been renovated ....


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The south terminal has also been revamped.



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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 14063 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 5):
Where is the old side? If you mean the domestic terminal (the old main terminal), it has also been renovated ....

Ah, I haven't been back for a few years, so I guess my info is outdated. Come to think of it, last time I flew through they were just renovating the place (I remember having to walk through endless planked corridors to get to my flight to YYZ). So maybe it does look nice now  Smile


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 14059 times:

The old Eastern Terminal at BOS was a thing of beauty. And while the new DL terminal in it's place is spiffy, in truth I think that most new terminals look alike these days!


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7565 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 14055 times:

DTW Midfield terminal is spectactular.


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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14048 times:

Definitely this airport:


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KLIA  thumbsup 



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User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14018 times:

The new Centrair is might purdy  sly 

User currently offlineAirline7322 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14011 times:

Washington Dulles Main Terminal

Not terribly functional, but certainly a sight to behold.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13981 times:

Being from Chicago I might be a little biased, but I love United's Terminal 1 at ORD:


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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13935 times:

HKG !


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Followed by (don't laugh, and think of the design NOT the management).....CDG T1



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13911 times:

NCE Gets my vote


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User currently offlineWnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13907 times:

Terminal 6 at Jfk. I know its small, old and whatever else always says about it, but there is something about it.B6 has done alot with it....

User currently offlineFlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 189 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 13899 times:

My vote goes to the terminal at MKG (Muskegon, MI). The built it sometime in the 90s to replace the old one. It's made almost entirely of green glass. Plus, it is one of the smallest airport terminals in the Midwest to have jet bridges.

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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 13897 times:

For modern terminals, its Guangzhou (CAN):


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For nice classic buildings, Lviv (LWO):


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User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 13891 times:

I love my home airport of AUS! It has the Hill Country's signature-granite! The inside is very spacious and modern. The pictures don't do it justice; I need to get there and upload some terminal shots!

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And, I just love all the trees in DEN!

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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 13889 times:

Quoting TimePilot (Reply 10):
The new Centrair is might purdy

Totally. Too bad no pictures of its interior on A.net.
- Great shopping (Japanese district and International District...great idea)
- Onsen (hotspring) for that downtime
- Use of natural light to save money and keep everyone happy
- Integration of Traditional art and design to help welcome international travelers to Japan properly
- Art galleries in the lowest level of the center pier
- Airport Museum and plane gallery
- Best observation deck I have seen.


General idea


Japanese side of the shopping zone


Western side of the shopping zone


The airport in all its splendor...

Will post pictures after trip to HKG.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 13888 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 14):
NCE Gets my vote

WHOA! Wow, I'm going to there next month. It does look like a nice airport. I thought i was going to head to some dinky, ugly, damp POS...


User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 13885 times:

Forget the Terminal,

When you have an approach like St. Maarten you don't need a fancy Airport:


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User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 13858 times:

DEN certainly has to rank at the top!

Doesn't each of the concourses have a center or core like C? And is that a Lear Jet hanging from the ceiling?

IAD is another beauty! I flew there in 1994 prior to construction of the new portion of the main terminal. The lower level was ugly - the upper level gave me a nostalgic feeling. The main terminal itself is a thing of beauty to behold from the air and when leaving and entering the airport. It's dramatic and imposing in a way that Lambert's main terminal (or East Terminal for that matter could never be.)

ORD Terminal One - doesn't have DEN's bling-bling, and it doesn't have IAD's classic charm, but it is a modern wonder all its own. I was awed the first time I walked through there and went through the underground tunnel from Concourse C over to B to get to baggage claim.

Just to add my  twocents , I'll add MDW to the list. The 3 level terminal and overpass to the concessions triangle and 3 concourses is itself a thing of beauty. The makeover helped MDW become an international airport again! The old building was a classic and I used to love getting a glimpse of what life was like in the 1950s and 60s, but what they have now is top notch!


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 13836 times:


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DTW Big grin

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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13828 times:

I'm biased, but SAN's T2 West is a very nice terminal, at least compared to the rest of the airport!


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25 UCLAX : Terminal 7 at JFK. Lots of natural light, cool graphics, and Concorde memories!
26 Okees : i have to say that terminal 2E and 2F of cdg look pretty good from the exterior, but from the inside, boring.. dull.. dead.. ugly! other than that.. t
27 AirbusA6 : Yup, lovely looking, but somewhat cramped inside - the check in queue (line) for my VS flight seemed to stretch over half the terminal!
28 Post contains links HAJFlyer : 1.) JAC (Jackson Hole, Wyoming), which by the way is to the best of my knowledge the only airport in a US national park (Teton) with scheduled commerc
29 747LUVR : I like the main terminal at MCO.....before you take the monorails out to the satellite terminal gates. great sit down restraunts, nice stores, aquariu
30 Post contains links and images Ncfc99 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt View Large View MediumPhoto © Alexander Schindler View Large View MediumPhoto ©
31 Post contains images Jfrworld : San Francisco SFO International terminal... a stunning beauty
32 Post contains images HEGAN : Bilbao: Santiago Calatrava's "La Paloma"
33 Schipholjfk : Kuaka Lumpur International Airport - KLIA.
34 Post contains images Yorkie : Not having travelled extensively outside the US, Canada and West Europe: My favourite is YVR International terminal unless I have to fly home although
35 AMSGOT : I vote for Osaka Kansai.
36 Longhornmaniac : As Skywatch previously mentioned, AUS has a fantastic terminal. For someone who has never been to Austin before, you certainly get an idea of the atti
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