Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 23 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7206 times:
OK, at first I thought the whole "Top 5" idea was kind of silly, but now I'm intrigued. What are your Top 5 airports -- not for spotting or variety of aircraft, but layout, appearance, convenience, etc.
Doninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6802 times:
Of those I've been to,
Bottom honorable mention:
DFW (bad design for connecting traffic)
BWI (overcrowded, bad parking/roadways, long lines, ugly terminal)
IAD (build the tunnel and get rid of those 1960's people movers already!)
I'm still baffled that a world class city like San Diego has yet to do somthing about its 3rd world airport.
Doninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6760 times:
just curious, what have you got against DCA? The new terminal opened in '98 (i think) is beautiful, easy to navigate, has great views of the monuments and Potomac, and is 10 minutes from downtown via metro. What more could you ask for?
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 14 Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6737 times:
No. 1: SNA! Where else are you going to be surrounded in Marble and greeted with Palm Trees? Cleanest, Beautifullest airport
Worst? DTW and LAX (I can't come up with 5).
The United terminal at DTW seems to be the armpit of the place (I don't fly NW, so I don't see the new terminal that much).
LAX is just disgusting when you're flying domestic. Last time I flew out of LAX and was sitting at the gate, for a minute there I thought I was in some run-down hospital waiting room in the middle of South Central.
AlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6613 times:
My Top 5:
Seoul (ICN) - beautiful architecture.
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - fast in and out, easy to navigate, 5 mins to the beach!
Amsterdam (AMS) - easy transfers, great shopping.
Barcelona (BCN) - chic airport for a chic city.
Vancouver (YVR) - very Canadian, clean.
Sao Paulo (GRU) - very ugly, rude and disorganized.
Miami (MIA) - hell to arrive at. spread out, dark.
New York Kennedy (JFK) - hell to arrive at. Spread out and dark.
Los Angeles (LAX) - just nasty, crazy line ups, rude service, ugly.
Toronto (YYZ) (Terminal 1 and 2 resemble 3rd world bunkers.) can't wait for the new Terminal 1 - about time.