RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10277 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7376 times:
Why do you hate GEG so much? I have flown out of that airport once, and it isn't that bad. At least it has jetways and ample parking. If you flew Alaska, then don't be surprised if it is crowded, since pretty much all Alaska Airlines terminals for cities that they have a reasonable number of flights are way too crowded or not very nice in some other way (although that is a bit of a generalization).
Now if you want really bad, try Bangalore India. It is way too small, dirty, disgusting, outdated and worst of all has only two jetways for all of the international flights. It is a horrible airport to serve a developing city like Bangalore.
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BandA From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7272 times:
Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter): Just back from a trip from the Pacific northwest and I am convinces that GEG is the worst airport I have ever seen. It was a disaster zone.
Where does it rank in the minds of fellow airnetters?
My dad flew out GEG a few times, its not that great... seems very disorganized and crowded... thought its definitely not the worst airport I've ever seen, thinking about it, my vote goes to ATQ (Amritsar, India) thought now it has been "renovated" it was and probably still is very small, the airport building looked like a old barn, a unpaved and uneven parking lot with absoutely no organized parking, its kinda surreal to see a SIA 777 there.
If you can, try our PSC, its a lot smaller than GEG but is somewhat impressive.
IMO, you haven't seen the worse airports in the world until you have seen airports in countries such as India... eventhough things are changing dramatically there as well...i.e. Hyderabad airport and such...
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Chugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7016 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 2): If you flew Alaska, then don't be surprised if it is crowded, since pretty much all Alaska Airlines terminals for cities that they have a reasonable number of flights are way too crowded or not very nice in some other way (although that is a bit of a generalization).
I would disagree to a point...the AS facilities in ANC and PDX are excellent. SEA, however, I would agree with you. I've gotten to where I avoid changing planes at SEA if I can help it. And of course, as has been mentioned, LAX is a dump.
Ozair From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6993 times:
You should land in some of the airports around the Med. I was at Rhodes in 2000. I have never been in a tin shed more crowded and full of cigarette smoke, it was like a fog inside the building. Getting on a cramped 757 charter flight back to the UK with no legroom or food was a definite improvement!
Atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 624 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6977 times:
I'm on holiday around the world, and so far, from all the 1st world airports I've seen, LAX has to be the WORST airport EVER... the US airports are below other nations (by a considerable margin), but LAX can almost be like a 3rd world airport. Having that airport as a MAJOR gateway to the US is just shameful. Wish that airport would be destroyed and rebuiled... So, I give my vote for LAX!
Geg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6838 times:
geg only has a snack bar in the AS side, the A and B terminal has a full restuarant (burgers etc) and is pretty nice, as for the trash what can I say, graduation week brings in tons of people to the area schools.
It's a nice airport for the community it serves (now spokane itself is a dirty city)
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6744 times:
GEG seems to be behind the times when it comes to food service, as for variety.
With all the stone/concrete they used for the main building, they kind of hemmed themselves in when it comes to any expansion of current facilities.
I think the whole rotunda area should be gutted out and reconfigured and to relocate security and gift shop.
This is one airport I really do not like to visit for any reason, but that goes for the city as a whole, not just the airport. I have no valid reason, but I just don't like to go to/through there.
P3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6549 times:
Obviously you've never been to ERI. Could someone please tell me why airports with similar/smaller population centers have better facilities and air service. Some examples would be CHO, PWM, BTV and MSN. It is very frustrating watching ERI stagnate while other airports of similar size flourish.