CathayPacific From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
What is the dirtiest and least accomodating airport that you have ever been to? Mine is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (SJD.) There was 1 terminal and it was tight and hot. And 1 bathroom. Thankfully they are building a terminal for only Mexican airlines (Mexicana and Aero Mexico.) Wow, oh boy!
767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
I agree with N312RC
Detroit is a horrible airport. I was there to change flights. The terminals were dimly lit, the was trash recepticles over flowing, the windows were coverd in some sort of stuff. That is the dirtiest place I have probably ever been in my whole life. I like Northwest Airlines and I wish they would get out of such a trash pit place like KDTW.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
DTW and all of LGA except the new Marine Terminal as well as most of the old JFK Terminals along with Termainals A B. I really love C though it's great. This opinion comes directly from a native New Yorker.
MRDC-10MD-11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
The HHH charter terminal at MSP is probably the worst. There are no windows so you can't watch air traffiic and there are only 2 restaurants and one info kisok, and none of these are any thing special. But thankfully it is being replaced in Janurary with a state of the art charter terminal with eight gates and windows.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 13 Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
The DTW Midfield Terminal (exclusively for NW and NW partners) will be completed in December 2001. It is right on schedule, and promises to be one of the finest terminals in all of the world.
(following image/description from NWA.com)
October 16, 2000
Detroit Midfield Terminal as seen from the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower looking Southwest. To the left is the Terminal. To the right is the East Concourse connected to the Terminal by the Link.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
I meant T A and B were dirty not C. C is alot better because CO has done alot with the termianl like added more stores as well as remdeled more than half the terminal. A and B looks like it hasn't been remodled or cleaned up in awhile. I'm also a big fan of T4 at LHR and I hope the new T5 will be completed at LHR within a few years.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 13 Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
OK, lo siento, I know this makes this thread take even longer to load, but I just found this fact sheet at nwa.com about the new Detroit Midfield Terminal that should prove helpful...and it's pretty interesting.
Northwest Airlines and Wayne County Detroit Midfield Terminal Building Project -- as of March 3, 1999
The Midfield Terminal Building project consists of:
Luggage curbside check-in positions at departure level versus 7 at Davey Terminal.
Domestic and international ticketing positions.
Domestic luggage claim with 11 large luggage carousels.
International luggage claim with 7 large luggage carousels.
Federal Inspection Services.
66 jet arrival/departure gates including 14 gates to accommodate widebody aircraft (10 configured for international arrivals and departures).
Two red, bullet-shaped people mover trams to take passengers from one end station of the concourse to the other in 2 and 1/2 minutes.
One and a half miles of moving sidewalks -- unassisted walking distance between farthest gates will be reduced by more than half compared to existing terminal.
Average of eight minutes to get from an aircraft to the baggage claim area.
International arrivals will accommodate 3,200 passenger/hour in 2005 and 3,600 passengers/hour by 2020.
Jet arrival/departure gates.
Commuter arrival/departure gates.
Concessions, rest rooms and other amenities on the departure level.
A 700-foot tunnel connecting the East Concourse with the West Concourse featuring moving walkways and art-glass walls with lighting effects.
Four Northwest WorldClubs with 36,000 square feet of facilities.
Concession area featuring 125,000 square feet of retail space (an increase from 55,000 square feet at the current complex).
Terminal Building is 2,000,000 square feet.
37-foot ceilings in main East Concourse increasing to 64 feet in the mall linking the ticketing area and East Concourse.
Interior accents with porcelain tile and metal panels on walls; Detroit pewabic accent tile in core areas; stainless steel cladding on columns, terrazzo floors on East Concourse corridors and Terminal Building public areas.
New Midfield Terminal to open late 2001; designed by SHG, Inc. a Detroit-based firm.
OE-LDA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
The worst airports I have ever been in are Arkhangelsk and Kotlas, both in Russia. My favorite airports are Lappeenranta in Finland and Altenrhein in Switzerland, both tiny, but somehow cute. No busses, no jetways, less than 50 meters walk form the parking lot to the plane.
Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 16 Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1432 times:
Moscow Sheremetvo 2. That is probbably the most cramped and dirtiest airport that Ive been to (out of the majors) The customs also sucks. Im glad that a few foreign aircompanies are thinking of going to Domodedovo instead. Domodedovo Is having alot of changes made.
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
25 HNL747: Taipei (TPE) It's like a third world bus terminal.
26 USAFHummer: I'm amazed no one has said PHL yet-no good food service, average baggage time for us 1 hr. 15. mins about from the time we deplane, and the US ground
27 Watewate: I enjoy flying through PHL. It has all the usual food joints set up at food court there. It doesn't offer fine dining like some other airports, but I'
28 Kevin: I guess it would be Cairo international and Athens "Olympic Airways" East Terminal which is disgusting. I hope when they open their new airport in sPA
29 Kevin: I guess it would be Cairo international and Athens "Olympic Airways" East Terminal which is disgusting. I hope when they open their new airport in sPA
30 Chepos: I would have to say San Juan LMN. The terminal C is embarrasing for all of us Puerto Ricans . The tourist take this as there first impression and in t
31 AIR757200: NWA Man, I'm on your side! DTW isn't that bad. It can be fixed up, which! After the **NEW** NWA terminal is built (so, I guess you can talk while you
32 Vincent32: DETROIT METRO!!!!!!!! By far is the worst, no offense to those who actually like DTW, but it is way too outdated. I mentioned in July that I was hit b
33 NW-ELITE: Montego Bay. no jetways, and a short runway, but they still have 747s!
34 LBA: Try Goa Dabolim. A military airfield which gives permission for charters during the summer! Last visit there were four 300+ PAX flights checking in vi
35 Jaysit: Most airports in India are wretched. They are run by the infamous IAAI, yet another miserable arm of the miserable Indian government. I was in Goa 4 y
36 RIX: OE-LDA and Sushka, you are the only ones here who knows the right answer... Has anybody of you, guys, been at the airports of Gorky? Omsk? Tbilisi? (w
37 Cliffe: Penang - Malay - has the odour of urine throughout - though worth the suffering for the experience of the isle.