B6JFKCOEWR From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
Which airports have really nice departure areas in their terminals, but awful arrival areas that you have to deal with when you return?
I think the DL terminal at JFK is like this. The departure area is somewhat spacious, has a nice food court, and for an older terminal it's really nice. Arriving back there, a bunch of intl. flights arrived at around the same time and the customs/baggage area was a complete wreck. I've never seen so many screaming customs officers in my life. Any similar experiences?
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
With out a doubt Las Vegas. LAS has very nice departure areas at terminal 1, the domestic terminal. Lots of light and clean spaceous areas. When you are arriving however, you go through the thick smoke of cigarettes and slot machines and the chaos because all domestic arrving passengers funnell through one area to get out of the airport.
LH455 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2100 times:
JFK Terminal 7 (UA, BA, CX) -- departure area isn't as nice as Terminal 4 but it's decent. However, the customs area/baggage claim area is dark, dingy, depressing. It's difficult to go from HKG to that.
SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
Yes, it looks nice, with all the shops and (fast-food) restaurants, but when I arrive I would like to go home....and in AMS you need to struggle through the shopping mall before you finally reach the car park. I just want to pick up my bags and on my way home....