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Atlanta - The Best Overall US Airport?  
User currently offlineSpeedbirdUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 1619 times:

Having just returned from my first visit to Atlanta, I must say that I was very impressed with the airport and its layout, particularly the rail transit system. Food and shopping facilities are good, and the sheer volume of traffic in and out is awesome!
Having passed through many airports in the States, I would say this is the best so far.
Is Atlanta's airport the best overall in the US?

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User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 1523 times:

How can it be the best? Singapore Airlines does not fly there.

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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 1502 times:

Atlanta Int'l (ATL) is a great airport. I've only been to it once, but I liked it. However a week ago, Wallstreet Journal ranked Denver Int'l (DEN) as the best major airport in the U.S. They mentioned some excelent things about it. They might have the article on their website.
I'm not sure about the best airport in the WORLD. Some say its Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), its certainly the best I've ever been to, but I haven't traveled the world! So I wouldn't know. However many say, its Amsterdam.

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5947 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months ago) and read 1487 times:

Did y'all read the Wall Street Journal thing? Or maybe it was another paper, gbut do a search for it. Atlanta, DFW (my home town!!) and St Louis were in the worst five.

We must not know what we're missing. I have been thru Atlanta, though, and it was very difficult for me to get through. I love DFW though.

Randy


User currently offlineTi717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months ago) and read 1474 times:

it depend on how you look at them.
MCI and DFW were designed for O/D traffic and bad for hubs.

ATL and DEn were design for hubs ops and are not the greatest for O/D traffic




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User currently offlineKubla From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

I don't know, I moved south about a year ago and I haven't had too many problems with ATL as a home airport. The biggest problem is the parking situation, IMHO. The place needs a lot more parking. ATL collects me from 100 miles away, so unfortunately MARTA isn't a really good option.

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2602 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Sorry, but ATL is much too crowded for me. Starting to remind me of the old North Terminal for PeoplExpress at EWR (in terms of people sitting on chair, floors, slouching around)......However the International Concourse is blissfully uncrowded compared to DL concourses during transfer times.

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

I think it is the best laid out and easiest to get around airport anywhere. It might be that i lived in atlanta for the first 19.5 years of my life...but ive been to many airports around the world and it isnt too shabby. Sure its crowded..but what can you expect at the busiest airport in the world? To be the only one there and have 2 agents escort you around? Denver copied the layout and did a great job. I always enjoy going to Denver. Minneapolis on the other hand..sheeesh that place is insane.


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User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

I used to travel to/from Atlanta every week for about 3 years and hated flying into ATL. The train used to break down all of the time, and if you fly into terminal D, it is an very, very, very long walk to the rental car bus. If you do not fly Delta, you have very long waits on the runways to depart.

It is only the busiest in world because that is the only airport in the city. If Atlanta had 2 like Dallas, Chicago or the 3 in New York, the would probably not be so high.


User currently offlineQantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN

Sorry, I couldn't help myself Smile

Atlanta isn't BAD... but I think Denver is 10 times better!
Denver looks better, was ranked better... and is better!

Just my 2c

Kindest Regards,
 SmileQantasA330 Smile


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

CVG was selected as the nation's best airport not so long ago. The Delta terminal at CVG is really nice, but the rest of it is old and not that nice. LAX was a nice airport, although checkin was a little crowded. SFO is nice too.

As for the best airport in the world, I'd have to say either Paris CDG, or Schipol.


User currently offlineMikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

definetly den. No airport looks nicer and is more passenger friendly. However, stapleton was more convienient and the fares werent so high back then. but its easy to forget how trashed continental's old concourse c was though...
i dont like dfw's layout, no moving sidewalks. the train is also incredibly slow and only goes one way.
never been to atl but ive never heard anything good about it either, except that they built a passenger tunnel unlike the morons who designed den's "unbreakable" trains.


User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Well I; as an aviation lover have a blast when ever im in Atlanta being a humongous airport with lots of L10s, and other classics. I also like the rail system; i find it to be a lot more convenient for connections than other major jus air ports.

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Although PDX is a comparitively small airport, it's the best airport I've been to by far (with the possible exception of YVR, although I've only been there once). Firstly, for it's size, PDX is the most punctual airport in the nation, with 0.51 weather/ATC delays over 15 minutes per 1,000 departures. Likewise, the terminals are not crowded, and the extension of light-rail to the airport should help alleviate parking lot congestion. Remodling is still taking place, but the changes I've seen to date are very impressive. There are plenty of shops/services, and they look worthy of being a 21st Century gateway.

User currently offlineUGA777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Atlanta is a great airport. It may not be as new as Denver, but they are constantly updating and making it one of the best and most efficient airports in the world. If you look at the poll on the Airliners.net homepage, you will see Atlanta is ranked second in the U.S behind Chicago and third in the world.

User currently offlineILOVEPLANES! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Has anyone ever been to LAS? ( Mccarran INternational Airport in Las Vegas) It is very clean and many shops. Not many people are there in the mornings so make sure if u go to LAs book in the mornings. Just like Delta is the busiest in ATL SOuthwest is the busiest here.  Smokin cool When i went to ATL, nothing but delays...it was probably because of weather in LEX but i am not sure...

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Atlanta is great, but its nothing compared to Denver. Once you go to Denver, you'll see why its #1 in the U.S.


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User currently offlineSpeedbirdUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Maybe someone could tell me what is so special about Denver?

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

All of you are wrong ORD is da best! Dont give me that crap that its crowded and all!!!!!!

User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1331 times:

Atlanta is cool, but I live here so I am biased. but I grew up with DFW, so I love it too... But I have recently found a major problem with both of them...

RENTAL CARS!!

If you live there, the airports rock! But if your there on business, you have to take the train to the bus, to the lot 15 miles off, etc!!!!!!!! IT ISNT FUN!



User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1327 times:

SpeedbirdUK,
Well, its currently the most advanced and most convenient airport in the United States. It has the least delays than any other major airport, its easy to get around, not too much walking, like Chicago O'hare, and its new, and its not a maze type airport, like Chicago. Chicago is alright, but it is DEFINATELY not passenger friendly. Thankfully, I've been able to avoid it these days.



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User currently offlineTWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1325 times:

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Int'l Airport is my home airport, and also my favorite. It is very easy to transfer to different Councourses, Plenty of eating places, Plenty of aircraft, It also is very clean, and modern!!!!!

DEN: I dont know why people go so crazy over Denver. I didnt consider DEN as being totally awesome. Its cool but not like ATL

LAS: McCarren rivals Atlanta. LAS is ultra modern, and spacious.

LAX: Los Angeles Int'l Airport rules!!!!! Almost as good as ATL

IAH: Very Clean, Ultra Modern, Spacious. Can be a pain for connections but its still a heck of an airport

DFW: Dallas/Ft. Worth Int'l is also awesome. A lot like IAH

STL: I dont care what people think, I still love STL!!!!!

MCO: AWESOME

TWA


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1321 times:

This is an interesting article I got from Airwise.com:

Pittsburgh and Denver have the best airports, according to U.S. flight attendants in a survey published in the November edition of Travel & Leisure magazine. The worst are New York's JFK, Chicago's O'Hare, Los Angeles' LAX, Atlanta's Hartsfield and Dulles in Washington.

The survey also found that the flights the attendants dread the most after long-haul flights to Australia and Asia are "anything with New Yorkers or Floridians on board."

"Most of these responses specifically mentioned Palm Beach," the magazine reported.

Travel & Leisure and the Association of Flight Attendants conducted the survey in the union's newsletter.

63 percent of respondents said they eat airline food but one third said they would eat it only "if desperate" or "in first class only." Four percent said they never touch the stuff.

In the United States, Hawaii is the flight attendants favorite destination, followed by San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Las Vegas. Abroad, London tops the list, followed by Australia, Thailand, New Zealand and Spain.

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Interesting...........



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User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1324 times:

I've never been to ATL before, but I was at DEN last weekend and was AMAZED! The terminals were very spacious, the train very quick, and the baggage claim terminal is like no other. I'll have to say it is my favorite, although I havn't been to many airports My short list includes:
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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Sorry to say but that title goes to two of Delta's other hubs- Cincinnati CVG and Orlando MCO.

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois



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25 SpeedbirdUK : OK there is quite a spread of opinion here. Anyone else care to share their favourite Airport?
26 Soku39 : so you think ORD is a big mess! well it is, but it is still the best airport. AA and UA all the destinaions you could ever need after a short regl. fl
27 Post contains images Amtran727 : Amen, Soku39!! TWA902fly, you cliam to not want to live in Chicago, but show a little hometown spirit! ORD Rules, especially United's Terminal 1 - Con
28 BH346 : I think that Osaka Kansai is the best in the world. The terminal is amazing! I think that Nashville is the best airport in the USA. (In USA I've been
29 Toxtethogrady : Houston Intercontinental may be the best hub airport for both hub and O&D travelers, since ticketing is in a central location relative to the gates. T
30 Post contains images Flashmeister : I have to chime in with DEN taking the cake. It's much more comfortable, its layout makes sense (especially the gate numbering - 50 is the middle of t
31 Tool : Yes Atlanta definately is the best overall airport. Easy layout. Only 9 miles from downtown. Has it's own subway station. Busiest airport in the world
32 SpeedbirdUK : Does anyone rate LAX as a good airport?
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