SpeedbirdUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1176 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?
BA From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 11135 posts, RR: 61 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1059 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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Kubla From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 99 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1012 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.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2469 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 975 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.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 966 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.
Corocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 964 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.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 934 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.
Mikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 928 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.
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 917 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.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1533 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 917 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.
UGA777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 121 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 916 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.
ILOVEPLANES! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 909 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. When i went to ATL, nothing but delays...it was probably because of weather in LEX but i am not sure...
BA From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 11135 posts, RR: 61 Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 884 times:
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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TWA From Iran, joined Sep 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 882 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!!!!!
BA From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 11135 posts, RR: 61 Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 878 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.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1573 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 881 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: