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Dirtiest And Least Accomadating Airport?  
User currently offlineCathayPacific From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2465 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!  

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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

DTW, DTW, DTW, DTW, without a doubt!


N/A
User currently offline767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2345 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.
-767ALLTHEWAY



"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Just wait til they get it all fixed up a few years from now. From preliminary drawings, it looks good.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2304 times:

The new DTW terminal should be completed by 2002, I think. The worst airport I've ever been to is Kansas City International. Old-style terminal, with very dirty windows and a very bad odor inside.

Best Regards,
BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2291 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.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2279 times:

I meant to say Terminals A,b and C at EWR not JFK


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineMRDC-10MD-11 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2279 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.



User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2260 times:

How the heck is Newark Int'l Airport (EWR) a dump??? My many experiences in Newark were great!!! Continental was very organized, The airport was efficient, and very clean.

_______________________________________________
DTW: DTW flat out sucks, Its dirty, and old. I wish Northwest would drop it!!!

MEM: MEM is a garage!!!!! Used to be a nice place, But it is going to hell. Make a move Northwest

SKYTEAM


User currently offlineFaisZ From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2267 times:

Lahore Intl

Its ok when its quiet, but its uncivilised, barbaric, dirty and disorganised when crowded.


User currently offlineUSFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

I think Cleveland and St. Louis are disgusting. They're both dirty, dark, and crowded, and lack airport services such as restaurants and the such.


Virgin A340

Thw US Airways Terminal at LaGuardia is very nice as well, in my opinion.


User currently offlineUSFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

I forgot about Chicago Midway, it think its the wort of them all (until they finish the new terminal)

User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

DTW is sure up there on the list, however I would add:
ATL: overcrowded,pain to change on DL if tight cnxn.

Dorval..Not impressed at all(6 yrs ago)

MAD..Not that impressed with Barajas for a Capital city.

TPA..Needs a good shot of lysol to kill the mildew!


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2240 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.


NWA Man






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User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2229 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.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Dirtiest terminal: RDU term. 'C'(JI; AA; YX)

User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Let's try that again, plus a diagram from the University of Michigan of the new Midfield Terminal at DTW.








NWA Man



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2219 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:

Terminal Building

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.
East Concourse

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.
West Concourse

Jet arrival/departure gates.
Commuter arrival/departure gates.
Concessions, rest rooms and other amenities on the departure level.
Other Features

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.
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NWA Man






Create your own luck.
User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Delhi and Bombay.To tell in truth every airport in India apart from trivandrum(I heard its clean)

User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Dempasar. Never again.

--->Zanadou!  


User currently offlineOE-LDA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2211 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.

Regards, OE-LDA


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Here is a photo of the clear winner....

Cape Newenham LRRS



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJohn Rocker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

No Question, STL. Very dark, crowded, and ugly. When I was at MCO I didnt care for it to much. Whats wrong with DTW?

User currently offlineCOA Captain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Tulsa is pretty darn bad. Old 70s style interior. Yuck!

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2156 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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.
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