ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1723 times:
Hardly. Aerogare 1 is an ugly, unfunctional monstrosity and it's dirty too, although it was cool in the 70's and 80's when it was new. I also thought that while the architecture of the Aerogares 2 etc...was interesting and quite pretty, the interiors are nothing special. I flew out of 2C on Continental to Newark in May and found the space cramped, small, and poorly ventilated. Sad to say, but Newark's revamped C terminal seemed a lot more enjoyable than 2C at CDG. Otherwise, I think CDG is a fabulous facility with lots of space and great photo opportunities.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1719 times:
As far as Terminal1 is concerned, I fully agree with Conty up there.
It looks more like the average British multi-storey car park you'd get in Wolverhampton or something-horrible, ugly concrete, similar to what is on offer at Seattle's Sea-Tac....
My vote goes to Helsinki's Vantaa; very airy, plenty of windows to let the light in (or what little you get in HEL winter), and being able to see my aircraft on-stand from the check-in desks is wicked!
Manchester isn't too bad either, but it tends to get crowded at rush-hour.
Cape Town is probably one of my favourites-sunny, warm weather (mostly), great scenery and lots of jumbo's parked right up at the terminal window (no airbridges either-yay).
TWOne From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1700 times:
I truly think CDG1 is one of the most original airport designs out there, although I agree it hasn't aged too well and can't cope with the crowds today's air traffic involves.
Another architectural gem I have a soft spot for is the TWA terminal at JFK designed by Saarinen. God knows what's gonna happen to it...
FTraveler From United States of America, joined May 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
Yes, ICN is beautiful and functional. I read that it is the world's largest terminal building. Everything is concentrated in one terminal, with moving walkways to get you from point A to point B, and lounges overlooking the tarmac. All of the shops, bars and restaurants accept Korean, Japanese and U.S. currency.