TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3155 posts, RR: 4 Posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
I have read all this stuff on what people believe is the best airport- I want to know what YOU think
I think Traverse City(TVC) Cherry Capitol Airport is the best, followed by
ATL-not too interesting, though
LAX-the worst of all
life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
TWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
DEN is a nightmare. Anyone who has been there understands. Ontario, CA is nice. Small, easy parking, easy boarding. Any city under 300,000 population seems easy to get in and out of. I've never parked at or been dropped off at STL. Been through it a half-a-million times as a TWA FF. It's okay as long as you don't have a TWE connection. If you do, it's a long walk.
Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
You bet Lisbon was awful, I remember arriving there and until I was outside looking for a taxi, I have passed throw all kinds of small narrow corridors and stairs, even an inside car parking. When I leaved the plane I didn't know where to go so I followed the other passengers.
I said "was" because Lisbon is building new terminals so I hope it will be better. The new arrivals terminal is ready.
Here at FAO the airport from a passenger point of view is very intuitive and easy to understand. Departures on the right side and Arrivals on the left side and on the same level, very easy.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6705 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
I have to say that HKG's new airport is quite impressive from a passenger's point of view. It is spacious, new and clean.
Copenhagen also have a very classy airport. Wooden floorboards, open areas, it's quite quiet and has nice shops selling some pretty cool stuff. If only more were like it.
As for bad airports, Kai Tak was a horrendous place. Even though it had that 'special' atmosphere and was great for watching planes, as a terminal itself it was way past it's time.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
I've been to ABQ, and I thought it was a pretty nice airport too. Certainly among the nicer ones I've been too, but I don't know if it was the best. Of all the airports I've been to, I would nominate my home airport of Calgary International (YYC) as among the best. It's not too big, but not too small, just a nice size, and a really nice facility.
Eu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1674 times:
Although I love the american airports, because they let you go to the boarding room (some of them), my prefered it's still Zurich international followed by LAX (you have to walk A LOT, but it's a good airport)GIG and RNO
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8946 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
Here are my lists:
1.) Orlando International Airport (MCO). How CAN'T you love this airport? It's a mall, hotel, clean, and easy to get around.
2.) Singapore's Changi. I just like it, plain and simple.
3.) Kai Tak. Clean, and nice view. Approaches though.....
4.) Manchester, NH (MHT). Small and convinent. Service to many cities (EWR, CLE, MCI, ORD, MCO) from a commuter airport.
5.) LaGuardia. Good airport from a business traveler's view.
1.) Cleveland Int'l. The terminals are too plain. You feel like you are in an empty hall.
2.) Miami Int'l. Too dirty.
3.) LaGuardia. From a non-business traveller's view.
4.) Atlanta. Too confusing, and a VERRRRY long walk if you get lost.
AND THE WORST: The OLD Stapelton Int'l. Just Awful.
Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (15 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
Currently, the WORST airport in the USA is Detroit Metro (DTW). The concourses and alley-ways are very narrow, there are not enough gates, parking sucks, and airport access is always bottle-necked during peak periods. Connecting with NW flights at DTW is a nightmare! By far, it is thw worst major facility in the US that I have seen.
Fortunately, the county is now building a new mid field terminal with 76 new gates, an additional runway and new access roads. The new terminal is supposed to be "the best of the best" when completed next year. This expansion is years over due, since the airport is WAY over capacity. If any of you have been to the Northwest Terminal at DTW, you know how aweful it is. NW actually instructed their pilots to always point out the new mid field terminal to the passengers as they pass the construction while taxiing. They want to continually remind their costumers that they are fixing the problems. Interstingly, DTW is one of the fastest growing international gateways. NW alone flies non-stop to NRT, NGO, KIX, PEK, LGW, FRA, CDG, MXP, FCO and AMS. Alitalia will also begin daily flights to FCO in April.
Gmunich From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
3. Denver (believe it or not)
4. Raleigh/Durham (AA terminal)
5. Vienna (it's just beautiful, I thought it was great!)
1. Sofia (to my chagrin, 'cause I'm from there)
2. Old DCA (haven't seen the new terminal yet)
3. LHR (I don't know why people are so hyper about it, it's so old and cramped)
4. DFW (you need to have a chopper to go from one terminal to another)
5. Dorval (why these Canadians abandoned YMX? I thought it was the better of the two)
AmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
Hey..none of you mentioned my city's Washington National Airport? It's an average size -- not a long walk...nice view to watch planes especially from TGIF resturant....and nice shops (same prices you can get at any malls). I like the new part of the DCA (the old part is bad...but they should be great sometime soon). The reason I like DCA is because of the subway system...just a walk over and then zoom home.