KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5885 times:
Well.. lets be fair
Favorite destination airports
BUF - Its my hometown Airport specially since the '97 Terminal and the expansions. It even has people movers!
SRQ - Its my favorite vacation spot, and a really nice little airport.
TPA - If i dont use SRQ I love TPA. Its all about the trams!
Favorite Hub Airports
PIT - Just went there for first time last April and really enjoyed the sky mall, and the interesting terminal design
ATL - soooooo big yet the inter terminal subway ride is worth the stop in itself
CLT - two words - rocking chairs
RDU - well so much for that
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5868 times:
As a child, I always liked HNL for its open hallways and its garden. Last year, I really enjoyed flying into CDG. I was also very impressed LGW's newer terminal, where BA and Delta are. In the mainland US, I thought Denver was a beautiful airport. The new terminal at DCA is really quite beautiful and user friendly.
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5837 times:
MAF, Midland/Odessa International Airport, Texas. Fun little airport to go into. Only 6 or so gates, so its easy to navigate in Has a very airy feel inside the terminal, well lit, they did a good renovation job on it. It also has a couple neat little shops, or at least did the last time I flew out of there, which was a few years ago. The Confederate Air Force Museum is also on the property, and it is well worth a visit! All kinds of rebuilt old planes! It gets hot quickly in the summer though, so that's something to consider (summer out there generally lasts from late March through October or early November)
The old Robert Mueller International in Austin was another fun one! Land almost right on top of the semis going down I-35. Extremely close to both the state capitol building and UT (Hook em Horns!). Sad day when it closed, haven't been to Bergstrom yet.
And finally, ADS, Addison Airport. Great GA airport in a Dallas suburb. Flew a plane for the first time out of there, a Cessna 172 on a local flight over White Rock Lake and Lake Ray Hubbard. Cavanaugh flight museum is a great place to visit, and you get good views of the airfield from the parking lots of the businesses around the airport. That and its close to home
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5834 times:
I went through SFO last week for the first time in several years, and I was once again impressed by it. The variety of aircraft was a nice change from the same ol' things I see at SEA. However, it was ridiculous that I couldn't find a place to get a simple burger and fries! I was leaving out of Gate 78, and I went to the main arterial and walked in every direction for as far as I could, and I couldn't find a Burger King, McDonalds or anything like it anywhere! lol.
Skip7966 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5791 times:
SEA- It's my home airport
HKG (when that meant Kai-Tak)- Right side of the plane on approach couldn't be more exciting.
RNO- In the summertime that bumpy approach is like a rollercoaster without rails.
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5727 times:
CDG in Paris will always remain my favorite international destination. But for the states, I would say that DFW holds a nice position! Although, it will be much nicer once the renovation process is done.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5551 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5458 times:
CLT - two words - rocking chairs
KBUF, CAE has those rocking chairs too, except we've got 'em in the gate area in positions looking out on the runway. Excellent way to spend a delay to watch the variety of private/airline/cargo aircraft coming in.
Of course I'm going to say CAE since it's my home. The terminal design is gorgeous as well as the design of the new parking garage. Krispy Kreme and barbecue at the food court...who could ask for anything more?
Other airports I've been to that I've loved:
PIT - GREAT design, loved the airmall, good concessions too.
EWR - Again, a great simple design but what makes this airport for me is the ease of getting into NYC using AirTrain and NJ Mass Transit.
South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
DC3CV3407AC727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5375 times:
JFK,because I grew up in its shadow and the awesome variety of aerial flora and fauna that can be seen there everything from the stray freight dog DC-3,to the late,lamented Concorde.SMQ, a little turf,and tarmac strip in NJ where I used to fly a Champ because it embodies all that is good in grass roots aviation. Finally, YIP,in Michigan,where i spent many a night and day in the cockpit of a DC3 or CV340, and where I still get to keep my round engined soul tuned flying the C47 and the B17 for the Yankee Air Force.
the rumble of round engines is like music to me,likewise the thunder of thr JT8D
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5364 times:
I've always been partial to Kai Tak, not because I lived right off the IGS when I was a kid. I just miss the old terminal, I've always liked it. It was stuffy, it was small, it was crowded, but walking into the customs area and walking down that ramp on arrival...it's as if I was in a T.V. show.
Other than that, I really like Gardermoen. I've never been there, but it's one of those must see destinations for me.