AmericanF100 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
I'm just curious to see what everyone thinks. I haven't been to many aiports but I think my favourtie would have to be either Atlanta Hartsfield(ATL) or Chicago O'Hare International. I loved them both inside and I really love the airlines that are based there (AAL, UAL, DAL) I also liked Dallas. I live in MSP and I loved that airport too.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4811 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3218 times:
"London" Stansted...I used London in quotes because Stansted is so far from London. However, it is closer to Ipswich, where i usually visit in the UK. Aside from location, it is ideal from a passenger's point of view. High ceiling with huge windows and lots of light make it feel very inviting and airy, and the shops and other facilities are well-placed. It is only a short walk to the train or bus terminals, and to get to the gate sattelites walking is further minimized by an automated transit service.
Other choices for good airports: Paris CDG T2 and Heathrow T4.
Worst would be Heathrow terminal 3 or Gatwick and Toronto Terminal 2.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3205 times:
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
By far, AMS has to be one of the best airports in the world. It certainly is the best I've ever been to.
What's amazing about AMS is how its been constantly expanded, yet it still extremely easy and convenient to get around, and not a "maze" like how some other airports have turned out.
They did one hell of a job designing this airport, it is certainly one of the most efficient in the world and yet its been added on to so many times. Its spacious, and very roomy, and you get GREAT views of planes from really anywhere in the airport.
Denver Int'l (DEN) is also a very nice airport. Its the largest airport in North America, and the 2nd largest in the world. Its also currently the most advanced airport in the world (which led to some problems in its early days).
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2252 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3186 times:
Singapore Changi Airport! Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok and Seoul Incheon are great too but I didn't get to see too much of those two since my layover was short. In the US, Pittsburgh Intl Airport is my personal favorite.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3173 times:
Best airport I have flown into would probably be Orlando, the best for spotting would probably be Miami or Cincinatti. I like Miami for its variety and numerous spotting areas. Cincinatti has that awesome spotting area i discovered when i was heading down for Spring Break one year, its on the east side of the airport on a slight hill so you can actually overlook the airport. It had portapotties and broadcasted control tower.
The worst airport for both would probably be my hometown airport DTW.
For the passenger though DTW is majorly improving especially when the McNamara Terminal opens in Feb. DTW has the potential to be one of the best in the nation once all the bugs are worked out in the new building.
As for Spotting, things have been really going to sh** at DTW. At one time we had Check Point 6 to spot, it was a parking lot right on the approach to Runway 21R. The planes would fly 50-100 ft over your head, when a 747 would land it would stir up a huge dust storm. That parking lot closed about 6 years ago, if you park on the shoulder you can count on one of the Nazi cops there to be on a powertrip and threaten you with all kinds of threats from tickets to arrests. Another place you could once park was by the Mesaba hanger on the east side of the airport by runway 21L until one day a fat pig chased me out of there after a major argument from me to where I almost got arrested for telling him to find something better to do like go to a donut shop. I argued that I had every right to park there because there were no signs, sure enough the following week they put up the no parking/standing signs.
Wayne Road on the southwest side was good until it was closed for the building of 22R/4L
CHQFlygirl From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
I personally love PHL. There is plenty of good restaurants, and a little mall between Concourses B and C. Not as big as the skymall in PIT, but still they have enough. (Bath and Body Works, the Gap, Godiva, etc. etc.) Its open, spacious, well lit, and I had alot of good sleep on the big couches in the crew room! Sitting 12 hours of ready reserve never bothered me when I was based in PHL.....then they "displaced" me to LGA aka. LaGarbage after 9-11..........
RoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3173 times:
I must add that Prague Airport, for a small airport, is very nice. We have a completely new terminal, and they are extending pier B as well. Its east to get around in, the styling is very modern, and the terminal seating is good and in large enough supply. Too bad we don't have more flights coming in and out .
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3122 times:
Why do you think Hartford has the worst airport? Did you see all the consturction going on? After the terminal expansion and existing terminal is remodeled, BDL will be one of the nicest airports in New England. Right now there isnt much in the form of shops or resteraunts, but that will soon change with the new expansion.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3104 times:
Spending five years growing up in Amsterdam has Schiphol (AMS) among my favorites, with ample room for spotting.
I still remember the *old* Zurich Kloten and the *old* Beirut International with their huge, spacious common (waiting) areas. That was back in the late 1960s. The Art Deco terminal at Long Beach still serves passengers, tastefully restored and updated, and is fully deserving of honorable mention here.
I admire the European terminals for their easy access to public transportation, something probably shared by several Asian airports (such as Haneda).
The worst airports I have ever been to include ATH and BRU, but both have been updated since I was there and are probably very nice. The old JFK International Terminal for departures was a real dog, too.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery