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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1800 times:

Now we've discussed the worst locations. Now who thinks their airport is ideally located?

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User currently offlineHeinz From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Buenos Aires-Aeroparque

User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

PHX is great location, center of city, close to downtown and the attractions. Very good location in my opinion.

Tom



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User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Dorval (YUL) is great, because he is very near to the city.

But th ebest is to me THX in Berlin. Incredible to land in the middle of the city !


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

I think that LCY can hardly be beat.


Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

BOS has to been one of the best for a quick trip to the city center although the layout of the airport roadways seem to be different each time I fly up there.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Denver is located pretty far from the city out in the open. It's could in the sense that the airport has a lot of land (2nd largest in the world) and allows a lot of expansion, but it takes a while to get to it, especially when traffic is bad.

One advantage however from it being way east, it allows planes to take-off directly west and clear the mountains in time. Something that wasn't possible with Stapleton.

People still complain about noise however...even though it is quite far.

Beirut is located just south of the city. On the divided highway, it takes 10-15 minutes from central Beirut when there is no traffic. So I'd say it is located in a very good location.

You can see the airport in the south of the city below here:


Regards



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

As far as proximity to the city center is concerned, I don't see how you could beat DCA. You can easily be downtown in 5 minutes if traffic on the 14th Street Bridge isn't bad.

If you're a tourist, LAS also has a great location right near the Strip.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineORDnDFW777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

CGX, but Daley took it away from us.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

DCA is great. Within minutes of getting off the plane, you could be on a short Metro ride to the center of the city. I cannot think of many airports closer to the center of the action than Washington National.

San Diego (SAN) also has a great location near downtown.


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

SAN is great in some aspects, terrible in others.

Close to the city, but, no room to expand.

[Edited 2004-01-30 05:36:54]

User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dummont.

Its purpose its to serve the business traveler, mainly through the Rio-Sao Paulo shuttle. The airport is right in Downtown Rio, you cross the street and you're there.

The best "location for its purpose" airport in the world.


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