COEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5245 times:
Best: EWR, BWI, PBI, SNA
EWR: The newly refurbished Terminal C is great. It has great restaurants stores and is easy to navigate. Also my home airport.
BWI: I felt BWI was very modern. From the parking garage with lights that tell you what spots are available to the check in and terminal.
PBI: I've always like PBI, don't know why though. Maybe just because it's small and easy and you still get to see the wide bodies.
SNA: Only been to SNA once but all I remember is how easy it was to get from check in to the gate.
Worst: JFK, ORD, TUS
JFK: JFK is just a zoo. It is horrible to get around and a pain in the neck to get to.
ORD: I feel that O'Hare is just a monster of an airport. Again hard to navigate if you are not from the Chicago Land Area.
TUS: Although TUS is small and very easy to get from check in to the gate it is flat out boring. I got there early to try and stand by for an earlier flight which didn't work. I was so bored. No interesting aircraft other that the occasional military movement and the aircraft that did come in were few and far between and nothing exciting. I guess when you are used to EWR a small airport like TUS is very un eventful.
Tranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5117 times:
The best Canadian airport and arguably the best airport in North America is YVR. I live in Vancouver, and on my somewhat frequent trips to the airport as a passenger or as offering a ride to someone else, the beautiful architecture and wide open viewing spaces always amaze me. The way that Native American art has been incorporated into the design of the building gives a calm and restful atmosphere.
Most of my experiences are in the international terminal, which I recently noticed has undergone even more improvements. Although I'm certain they exist in other airports and I just don't know where, this is the first North American airport I have ever used (and I've been in plenty) that is equipped with glass/clear jetways so that as you board the aircraft you have a wide open view of the aircraft, the terminal and the entire airfield. This may only be in the international terminal.
However, as far as the domestic terminal the mini-mall shopping area is fantastic. Sometime if you are there, take some time to study the intricate tile design on the floor in the domestic terminal before the security and AIF checkpoints.
JeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5055 times:
I may be biased since its my home town, but the recent improvements at PDX qualify it as one of my favorite US airports for its ease of use, pacific NW architecture and the giant glass and metal awning that spans from the termianl to parking garage keeping the rain out. I am also a large fan of TPA, MCO, DEN, and ABQ for a small airport. As far as Canadian airports go YVR is definitely the best, especially the international arrivals hall with all the native ameriacan artwork. (maybe best airport in north america. I know its off topic but I absolutey love the new kuala lumpur aiprot in malaysia
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Jayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5003 times:
boston has the best controllers in the country, 99% of the time they run 2 runways and they very rarely impliment speed restrictions. now the alley setup at the airport at terminal C has much to be desired. I have gotten in early many times only to sit and wait for the alley to clear and end up like 15 min late. (the alley i'm talking about is located between were the airfrance widebodies sit and the american heavies.
Navega From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5004 times:
Best U.S. Airport probably SEA or TPA. Worse hands down
Best Canadian airport YVR. Worse Canadian airport
Hands down top winner goes to YUL. Your transported
to the 50s, old architecture, old buildings, old employees
and the worse AC service in Canada followed closely by
Warszawa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4977 times:
Tough choice.. but, my favorite is probably KTPA, Tampa International, wow that is an awesome airport. Second favorite is definetly DTW's NWA Worldgateway Terminal.
I also like this airport, even though this airport is small, KFNT, Flint Bishop, its very nice airport, very clean, very small, which makes it super easy to get around in! The checkins right at the front door, you walk up some stairs, walk 100 feet and your at the gate. Its awesome too because the terminal is open to everybody, until you get to the circular part ( the farthest south end of the terminal which holds all the gates ), then they have security there.
I was picking up a relative arriving from MDW into FNT on Chicago Express ATA Connection, and i was waiting in the terminal, its very nice cause you have a view of the main runway from both directions, so you can easily see planes landing, departing, etc. I had a nice shot of that Saab 340 ATA that my relative flew on pulling into the ramp right next to the window i was sitting at, real cool airport!
Plus its like a get in-get out place. There are only a couple baggage carousels, but thats PLENTY for Saab's, 717's, etc. that come into FNT.
I always try to fly out of flint if the airfare is decent, but it depends on where im going. Airtran is nice to have here in FNT, thats for sure. A lot of people around where i live ( i live about 45 mins east of FNT airport ) fly out of flint, and love it, most go by Airtran or Delta though.
Have a look at Flint, next time you go to michigan http://www.bishopairport.org/
Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'
Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4975 times:
YVR is nice, but I'll admit not having been there in a few years.
YEG is a confusing airport.... with a monsterous international hall which you can shoot a cannon off in at times because it's so empty.... meanwhile, the area WestJet uses is often very busy, and tiny... but I'll admit it's been some time since I've been around YEG as well. Oh, and YEG isn't actually in Edmonton.... it's in Leduc - a twenty-minute cab ride away.
YYC will be a nice airport, if they ever get it finished. They've only been working on it for 30 years.....
PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3414 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4873 times:
GUESS WHO I'M VOTING FOR??? PVD!!!!! It's not perfect, but it's got a little of everything: looks nice, clean, great views (lots of glass) good variety of airlines and flights. The concessions could be a little better, but we're working on it. Anyway...
I can't say I have a worst (if I'm at another airport, that means I'm traveling, I love travelling so, how could I hate any other airport?!) I must admit the old DCA terminal was bad and so was the old STT Terminal (old Hangar???). Last time I was at Key West and Carlsbad, I think the terminals were converted mobile homes!