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Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.  
User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2327 times:

Worst:
Atlanta Hartsfield....Worst employees with the worst attitude working the concessions.

Honorable mention:
Newark Terminal B employees.

Best:
Dallas Fort Worth Delta Terminal. Dickeys Barbecue.

Honorable Mention:
Minneapolis St.Paul

Worst International:
San Juan, Puerto Rico.......Highest prices and unfriendly staff.

Best International:
Amsterdam Schiphol

Honorable mention:
Buenos Aires Ezeiza

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User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2310 times:

Worst:
Newark (EWR)

Honorable Mention:
DFW

Best:
Amsterdam Schipol

Honorable Mention:
Houston Intercontinental (IAH)


User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2306 times:

Overall winner: PIT
They have a great variety of food and shopping options and everything is within reach no matter where you arrive or leave from in the aiport. It's also incredibly clean and classy.


User currently offlineFrequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2304 times:

WORST: JFK

TIED FOR WORST: SJU

BEST: LHR

SECOND BEST: YVR

This is just my personal experience, don't call me an ignorant kid, please.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2297 times:
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User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2290 times:

LOL frequent flier. I have heard nothing but good about PIT. Everyone I know that has traveled through there says it is an excellent airport. Unfortunately, I have never flown through PIT. Another airport that I feel deserves an honorable mention is VIE. VIE seems to be rarely mentioned in this forum but in my opinion it is one of the nicest airports. It has a truly classy feel to it and it is also home to one of my favorite airlines..Austrian.

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2271 times:

Wow. That makes me happy that ATL is the worst in your mind Exusair. That sounds strange coming from me I'm sure because I live in Atlanta and because of that, ATL is the airport I use most. It really does make me happy though. Because I must be used to the bad attitude, etc., I don't notice it, so when I am in other airports, it will seem better. I'm not trying to sound snotty by saying that I don't notice it, because I respect your opinion and believe it, I just don't notice it all that much because like I said, I'm probably used to it.

User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2270 times:

In defense of ATL, there are lots of concessions in every concourse. You can have fast food or eat at someplace like TGI Friday's. There are also lots of shops spread throughout the terminals.

My rankings

The good:

ATL, DFW, AMS, LGW

The bad

STL, HNL (for places to eat), LGA

The ugly

SVO, SJU


User currently offlineAirtahitinui From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2001, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2265 times:

Worst - HOU

Best - I've yet to be impressed



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User currently offlinePrinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Come to ELP and then you will really see the worst.

Three restaurants and two bars. All operated by CAone services.

Bad service. Horrible food and high prices. We drive out or call out for pizza.



PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

ATL by Concourse:

Worst (A): Paschals followed by Wall Street Deli
(B): Popeyes
(C): Wendys
(D): D is OK
(E): Le Petit Bistro followed by the Chinese food place
(T): T is OK too.

ATL Worst Concession Hall of Fame: Mo' Betta' Chicken. Now the inhabited by Popeyes on B-Concourse. Likely employing the same people.


User currently offlinePilothica737 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

best:ATL
Worst:STL... ugh the terminal is puke green!!!


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Gotta chime in with the 'west' point of view.

Best: OAK -- there's several decent places to grab food.

Worst -- DTW on the non-NW side. Food? You want stinkin FOOD? Not there!

Steve


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Best Place: MSP Minneapolis / St. Paul
Great selection of restaurants and shops.

Worst Place: HNL Honolulu
Hardly any restaurants and the shops are boring. The restaurants are a big deal here because most flights out of HNL are aprox. five hours.

Thanks for flying,
Kris



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

AMS has got to be #1.

They have great stores, and even several aviation related store that sell aircraft models. Great food places aswell.

AMS is certainly a shopping mall aswell as an airport.

ATL is excelent aswell. Lots of selections is the great plus about it.

DEN is very good also. It has a Wolfgang Puck with very interesting decorations inside.  Smile

A few nice travel accessory stores aswell.

One of the worst has got to be LGW. Too expensive, nothing great aswell. Too crowded. I just didn't like it. Maybe I've been spoiled.

Anyways, just my experiences.

Regards



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3221 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

BOS: Legal Sea Food is real class!


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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

PHL just won some award last week for the best airport concessions in North America. I'm not sure if it was for food options, retail, or both...

eric


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

My vote would have to go to PTY- Panama City, Panama.
The only food stand I saw was a Hot Dog stand, the stores are all conglomerated and sort of bunched up all together. The airport looks like a bazaar in the middle of a very busy city.
Chepos



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Best are ORD, SFO and HKG.

Worst hands down is MNL. Absolutely no selection of anything (other than duty free).



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User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

I have always thought ATL and ORD had pretty good places to eat. The selection is pretty extensive and it's not too pricey, relative to other airports.

On the other hand, I have never been impressed with IAH; DTW was pretty bad also. And now that I think about it CLE would also be a horrible place to find food on a connection. Thank goodness it's my home airport and I don't have to connect here.


User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

LAS at Terminal 2 is probably the worst.
all shops and eating areas if you can call it that are located beyond security checkpoint.
The airport was kind enought to supply a coke machine and an ice cream machine where you can get $ 3.00 ice cream sandwiches.

Beyond security we have a Burger king and a Pizza Hut.
Pit and Yvr are great !!

D gates at Terminal 1 in LAS is great !, great variety !

Lasbagman


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

Best is LHR. Loads of shops, bars and food outlets.

Worst I have been to was the old Shanghai airport. Very bland communist-era with crap facilities. The new airport is stunning though.



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Worst I have seen so far was ORD, though the old DTW was pretty bad.

So far (knock on wood) I have had very pleasant experiences with the WorldGateway. There was a slow down or two, but I think the employees were some what new. Aside from the speed of service they were friendly, and the selection of vendors is quite good.



Climbing
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Pretty bad:
KEF (Keflavik, Iceland) Interesting duty-free, crap food, $8 cans of watery beer

BUF (Buffalo, NY) All you get is a Burger King and a dream

Pretty good:

BWI (Baltimore/Washington) A Starbucks, a brew pub, and a decent sub, all within spitting distance of my gate

CPH (Copenhagen) They have a LEGO store. How cool is that?!!



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User currently offlineAdmiral ackbar From Canada, joined May 2002, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Worst:

CDG: bad shops, bad staff, bad restaurants (come on, make an effort this is Paris!), bland terminals (except 2F which is really nice)

Best:

AMS


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 25, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Interesting anyone has said EWR, Terminal C just won an award for concessions last week!

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