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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1702 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
ORD
BOS
MCO
ATL-not too interesting, though
EWR-not bad
LAX-the worst of all



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User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1474 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.

User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

It's a while since I last went there, but Lisbon gets a big thumbs down from me.


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User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

I was so lost in thought about how awful Lisbon was, I forgot to mention my best, which without doubt, was Gatwick.


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User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

I think Hong Kong Internation Airport is the best airport and Manila International (Terminal 1) is the worst airport I've ever seen!

User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

from what i experienced: SIN Changi ist the best!
LHR is fine but too long to connect if you change the airline.
ORD, YVR are fine.

and yes i also agree, MNL is quite bad.



User currently offlineBird strike From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

one of the worst i've flown in was Milan MXP. Terrible ATC followed by Athens. Always a pleasure flying into LHR after a long haul!

User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Hello from Frankfurt

i quess you work for GF?
I flew with them many times , also on the 763 from AUH to HKG!

How is life like in BAH?
(p.s.) iam syrian and have been to DXB and AUH XX times before. But never to BAH. if you wish you can email me on: schaher@t-online.de


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1435 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.

Luis, Faro, Portugal


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6626 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1443 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.


User currently offlineCSA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

CPH is as CX flyboy a very nice airport....
PRG is nice too as well as CDG and WAW are not too bad.....

WORST IS OF COURSE ATH and SOF!!!
I won't ever go to athens nor sofia until they build new terminals or completely new airports!


User currently offlineFinnair MD-11 From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Well HELLO!!!

Here in Finland Helsinki's airport, HEL (EFHK) was voted the best in the World. It has good connections, it is not too large and all are clear there. Shops are good...

Best wishes from snowy Helsinki, Finland
Finnair MD-11



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User currently offlineFrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

ABQ by far is the best airport in the US. It's the most visually pleasing, and user-friendly.

User currently offlineTca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

best; Changi, Kuala Lumpur, Paris CDG, Brussels,
Helsinki looks great also...

worst; all greek airports (especially Rhodos who seem
like an "airport-garbage")...very dirty, Luxor
some Mig-21 can be seen in the hangars   ,
Milan Malpensa also...

cheers,


User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1418 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.

User currently offlineEu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1409 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


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1408 times:

I think Stuttgart airport in Germany is the best one because the ways are short and it's very nice. With the new Terminal 4 in it will be almost perfect.

In the US the best one is Philadelphia Int'l.
In Canada it's Vancouver Int'l.







User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Hey everyone,
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.

WORST
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.

Jeff


User currently offlineFlumuc From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Best:
1. Kuala Lumpur
2. Hong Kong
3. Munich
4. Perth
5. Amsterdam

The worst Airport i have ever been is Bangkok


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1400 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.


Jim


User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

I cant stand San Juan, Ft. Meyers, or San Francisco, I love Cincinnati, Dulles, Atlanta for some odd reason, and Phoenix.

User currently offlineGmunich From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

The best:
1. Cincinnati
2. Amsterdam
3. Denver (believe it or not)
4. Raleigh/Durham (AA terminal)
5. Vienna (it's just beautiful, I thought it was great!)

The worst:
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)


User currently offlineAmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1382 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.
Dave


User currently offlineDarrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

Best:
Portland, OR (It will only get better when the expansion is finished.)
Seattle, WA
San Francisco

Worst:
Norfolk, VA
St. Louis, MO
Newark, NJ (I admit I haven't been to EWR in quite awhile and maybe its gotten better)



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