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Whats Your Favourite Airport?  
User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1426 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

Hey, we all know each others fav. aircraft/airline,etc. But i have never seen a thread which asks you guys what your favourite airport in the world is. Lets keep it confined to international airports which have mostly international airports. No domestic, cuz , for example there are a million small airports in the USA which most of us dont know about  Smile.

I mean lets hear which intl. airport you like the best and for what reason. List two airports you like best in order of preference.

I will start:

1. Singapore Changi (SIN): because they have anything you can think of under the sun available at your disposal. Everyone is helpful, and you can sit for hours and hours in the airport and not get bored. Changi has really been a pioneer in the new generation airports.

2. Hongkong International (HKG): Merely because i had a 16 hour lay over there last year and i didnt get bored for even a minute. Infact, by the end of it my eyes were sore from gazing out of the windows. And best of all, i met 4 different people who were A.net members taking photographs of planes. Everything in that airport is photography friendly expect a few hours in the afternoon when the glare just doesnt allow you to take good pictures.

What i missed about both the airports were observation decks. Either they didnt have them, or i didnt find them!

Waiting to hear your fav.

Cheers
Nitin


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26450 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 5529 times:

1. LAX (home hub, 747 heaven)
2. FRA (first international flight)
3. MSY (current home airport)
4. OXR (Closest to home with commercial flights)
5. DEN (United's Concourse is awesome)



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5478 times:
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I'd say this topic goes in polls&prefs.

But anyway
1. AMS, because the views are awesome
2. ZRH, because there is a lot of choice and it's not too far from where I live
3. GVA, because it's my home airport

Unclassified:
INN (beautiful, but few traffic), FRA (never been but is planned!), SXM (never bene either but looks so good), and other places i'd like to go like JFK, LAX, HKG, SIN etc. etc....



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User currently offlineKeego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

My fav has to be MCO its just so clean and easy to find your way around and it has all you need. Its not too small and not to big and very passenger friendly.
My other fav is LHR its just a heaven of widebodys and airlines you just dont see everyday, my faverouite place to spot by far!!!


User currently offlineTuffGong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5381 times:

YVR - The international Arrival area is incredible
LAX - All the different airlines are a treat for someone like me from a town with a small airport
HNL - although old, I love the open air concept and the smells of the tropics when you step out of the plane is awesome.

[Edited 2006-04-29 20:20:01]


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User currently offlineFoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5372 times:

my favourite airport are :

1) NCE : i think it's one of the most beautiful airport, i love the T2 !

2) MCO : very nice airport too, clean...

3) CDG : because it's so huge Big grin


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

I like PDX. The new terminal is open and light with a good selection of food and shopping.

User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2663 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

MCO... very nice and good shopping and eating places

PIT... when it was busy, was a great airport



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User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

Singapore Changi Aiport - one of the truly great aiports of the world.


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User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

My choices are:

1 SIN - beautiful, natural features and flowers and plants
2 AMS - very easy, loaded with things to do
3 DXB - love the layout and neatness
3 MCO - easy to navigate and laid out (my ex-home base)
4 TPA - easy to navigate and my current base


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

1. DTW
2. YVR
3. MSP
4. DEN
5. SFO



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User currently offlineGrinddalSK340 From Denmark, joined Apr 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
What i missed about both the airports were observation decks. Either they didnt have them, or i didnt find them!

SIN Does have An observation deck

that's is why its one of my Favs.. I spent 8 hours there in jan waiting for my flight back home, and i came across the sunflower deck great spotting place. and I just loved the atmosphere, and the little forrest with the pond and some benches..

My other fav is CPH not beeing patriotic but the airport is so airy and clean. and the Architecure yum its beautiful.



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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5300 times:

GVA - My home airport.
AMS - Great views, intense traffic of heavies.



Whatever
User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5296 times:

CGK - I love the gardens you see within the terminals when you arrive and the typical Java look is amazing!
HKG - It's very modern and huge!
SIN - Very clean!
AMS - Home Airport, but I think it's kind off messy and starting to be old fashioned.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

ZRH: my home airport and pretty cool for spotting
KUL: home of MH and a great modern airport
ICN: another modern airport with KE and OZ
NRT: excellent traffic (not my favorite to travel to/from
HND: great traffic
SBH: well, it's approach is great. and yes
SXM: it's simple, Maho Beach!
HEL: good fancy Scandinavian airport
CPT: it's more the city than the airport
LAX: good place to hang around
MLE: very special



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User currently offlineScoliodon From India, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5259 times:

DFW is the best!


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User currently offlineFantasticFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5224 times:

Great topic !

#1-MCO big..yet still very easy to navigate, CLEAN, great shops and eateries

#2-ATL love the amount of options for shops and eateries, big, and where im usually located I always have a great view of the runway


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2062 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

1.SYD, because its where my heart on earth is.
2.LHR, just in awe of its size, traffic and brilliance.


User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

Out of the one's I've been to, LPA is by far the best, it's SO well organised and just looks nice, it's not complicated and you can see the whole airfield from departures!

Also then you have my local CWL, which is a fab little airport, we don't have THAT much to boast about but we're forever growing  Smile

But I think the cream of the crop goes to LAS, purely for that amazing approach over the strip! I can't wait for that at the end of the year, it's gonna be amazing!



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User currently offlineI530j From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

1)MCO-Home and also very nice and clean

2)ATL-Love seing all the DL and FL planes

3)IND-Nice little airport


Cheers,
Justin



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

I like WI14. Folks falling out of airplanes on a daily basis.

Mark


User currently offlineDelta787 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

1. PBI- Very easy to use.
2. CVG- When connecting between 2 mainline Delta flights its a great airport.
3. BOS- Terminal A is very nice



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User currently offlineRmcf From Spain, joined Oct 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

For me:
LHR (in terms of planes and variety you can see)
MAD (my home airport, plus a wonderful new terminal)
CDG (great architecture, and variety)
bye! rmcf


User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5150 times:

LHR best place to see a jumbo jet and the best place to see my favourite airline  Smile


Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

LHR
FRA
MAN

Variety and Quality

Would love to go to LAX from the photo's I've seen of it !


25 TPAnx : MCO is a derivative (ripoff?) of TPA's design. Will admit that it's a good airport, but not the best. Love AMS,too...what don't they have there? TPAn
26 Post contains images Alaska737 : 1. ANC: never know what your gonna see 2. SEA: the new A terminal and main area is awesome 3. PSP: open area is awesome 4. PDX: much nicer than i expe
27 Post contains images Scrappy74 : 1. LAX -- non-stop action, tons of areas from which to spot 2. BOS -- where my dad first took me to spot in jr. high 3. IAD -- new home base, not to m
28 Post contains images N766UA : Man... SXM hands down. I gotta get back ASAP, even if the beer is expensive as hell it's worth it.
29 Delta732FF : LAS AMS ATL-Home PHX
30 Cedars747 : -Copenhagen -Amsterdam -Munich Alex!!!
31 Post contains images Fanofjets : The neatest airport I have had the opportunity to visit has to be Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This little beauty has thatched roofs, plenty of vie
32 United905 : Ok here are my top 5 1 HKG 2 SYD 3 HNL 4 ATL 5 LHR.
33 Post contains images AirPacific747 : haha couldn't have said it better myself I totally agree and I am not being patriotic either. CPH is just AWESOME! The new Terminal 3 reflects Danish
34 Post contains images OV735 : GOT - G�teborg Landvetter perhaps. Seems well-organised and clean, with nice and friendly staff. HEL's a nice place too.
35 YYZflyer : 1. YYZ: only one that i know how to get around 2. ATL: lots of DL jets 3. MCO: clean and organizied; i like the monorail 4. CUN: perfect spot to put a
36 Post contains images ExFATboy : TPA - easy to navigate, convenient to the city centre...add a few more food options in the groundside terminal and it'd be perfect. Well, in fairness,
37 Scrappy74 : It's quite nice, only thing that stinks is the fact that 50% of the ticket counters are unoccupied. The TSA checkpoints are pretty smooth as well, mu
38 NateDAL : Maybe nice sitting on the beach looking at the airport, but the actual airport is really crappy. My favorite is SBH, which is very closeby. DAL is gr
39 N766UA : Eh, yeah true that. I was thinking from a spotting prospective. I guess PIT, CVG and FCO would be up there for ease of use, etc. FRA sucks for walkin
40 Mah584jr : ATL-The amount of air traffic that flows through that airport is phenominal. I think the underground train is also a neat concept which allows for mor
41 747LUVR : My home base..MCO is my favorite...they layout, places to eat, shopping, the monorails-they rock. I think MCO is perfect, really, what's not to like?
42 Post contains images TurkishWings : My top five would be: 1. IST (home airport) 2. MUC (very efficient, easy to connect to other flights) 3. ZRH (great spotting) 4. DXB (great shopping)
43 ATLAaron : ATL - It is so big, busy, but yet so easy to navigate LAX - Great spotting from the In-N-Out Burger!!!
44 Aerofan : JFK for me. Followed closely by LHR
45 Aircanada333 : Top 3 for me: 1: LHR 2: CDG 3: YUL (my home airport)
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