Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3503 times:
Try Brazil's Santos Dumont (Rio) or Congonhas in Sao Paulo. They are boxed into a tiny area yet handle an astonishing number of movements with no air bridges, buses or (in the case of Santos) air conditioning.
Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
At HEL, 15-20 minute connections are possible and popular, and people rarely miss their connection. (less than in US hubs). Also, if HEL is your final destination, your baggage will be at baggage claim by the time you get there (about 7 minutes from an International gate, through immigration to baggage claim.) Can't beat that kind of efficiency!
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3459 times:
Although not the best, my local airport, SLC, is quite efficient. I love that you can still pull up to the curb and run to your gate and not ride some train, or run 5 miles to the gate. Everything is packed in snugly and we rarely experience delays at the gate or have long lines for the active runways
A student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3436 times:
London Stansted is very efficient, modern, full of light and shopping facilities and bloody fast in terms of luggage movement and reaching the gate. Oh, and their shuttle train between terminals is cute.
Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3426 times:
DFW is also relatively efficient. They were the first to institute a monorail system.
Also, NickofAtlanta, DIA is not efficient at all. The only way to get from the Main Terminal to concourses B and C is by a underground train, which has a constant amount of breakdowns and problems.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3370 times:
PBI = West Palm Beach International Airport is a great one. Very new, light, airy, and classy. Genuine art adorn the marble and wood panneled complex. Outside the airport approach is complimented with lakes, palm trees, and lush landscaping. Parking could't be easier also. The short term garage is built above the terminal complex so getting from your car to your gate involves a simple elevator ride. It's a shame Trans World is closing their station, but Southwest and JetBlue are moving in.
As for major airports, I agree, ATL is terrific. Modern and easy to understand coupled with a terrific array of food and shopping choices, IMHO make this southeast gateway first-rate. I've never been delayed through ATL thnakfully, but may parents were stranded for like 7 hours a month ago coming back from PWM to FLL.
SIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
How about Singapore Changi?
The immigration is fast and you find your baggage already waiting for you afterwards.
Transfers and transits are easy and fast. Good terminal layout and everything is marked so clearly.
I also like Amsterdam Schiphol.