Airplanelover
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Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 12:13 am

My least favorite airport would have to be ORD, because it is too big and dirty. I would much rather fly into MDW. ORD is also too busy.

Making tight connections are tough in O'hare. What is your least favorite airport and why?
 
Traytable
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:03 am

Indianapolis. I've spent way too many layovers stuck in that place.
 
fritzi
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:09 am

München. Almost no planes leave on schedual.
 
Guest

RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:12 am

I'd have to say St. Louis because of the same reasons Traytable mentioned,and the fact that the only airline you see is mainly TWA. Also, all of my flights out of there heading back west have been extremely turbulent.

By the way I love TWA but when you have a five hour layover like I did a few weeks ago, you wanna see something different.
 
Sonic99
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:13 am


Fritzi,

Try CDG for late departures! Heck the AF flights to Montreal have been, on average, 3-4 hours late every day for the past 2 months!

Sonic99
 
RJ_Delta
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:20 am

My least airport is Caracas (CCS), because is too dirty with a few fresh air , is a warmest airport. Lima is a another least airport but with the new concession will be a great terminal. Go Lima to the future.
A think one of the excellent airport in latin america is Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez SCL.


RJ_Delta.
 
malina
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RE: Least Favorite Airport - To Sonic99

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:32 am

Harrharr...
I will be on one of the AF flights to YUL next week...
Hope they have enough champagne inflight to calm me down.
Must be something about YUL that they hesitate to lift off in time. What is the reason?
 
djcrooks
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 3:50 am

Kansas City (MCI). Very boring. Good number of arrivals & departures, but the 3 terminals are like ghost towns and there is nothing good to see and nowhere good to watch air traffic.
 
Guest

RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 4:21 am

Don't any of you enjoy layovers? I pass the time by asking for tours of different A/C I am not flying on. Or I am eating in the Restaurant, or shopping in the Airline Gift Shop. I dislike DTW currently, but that will change in Jan with the new Terminal. I am not crazy about MEM, but it is a decent facility and is improving.
 
jabpilot
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 4:26 am

Simply put...Chicago Midway (MDW)

Jeff

 
Jeanluc
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 4:30 am

My least fave airport has to be MCO / Orlando Intl.

I flew through there in 1999 from London Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic, and compared to the UK airport I thought MCO was awful. The staff were useless, and it was so hot, no air conditioning!!!.

It was also too big, give me good old Gatwick any day,. Small, fast, and still not quite as busy as Heathrow to lose it`s freindliness.

BIG ONE FOR GATWICK!!!.
 
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Co Lite

Sat Aug 25, 2001 5:42 am

Yes, I love layovers when there is something interesting to see.

I was at St. Louise from 6pm-11:30pm and must have seen about 40-45 TWA airplanes. While my friend slept, I went up and down the concourse trying to spot other airplanes, but didn't really see anything of interest. I guess it didn't help that it had gotten dark. Besides, the way TWA's terminal is made, the only aircrafts that comes into view outside is, TWA.
 
Airplanelover
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:02 am

I also agree w/ Djcrooks about MCI.
 
AC340
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:05 am

BWI...I don't know why, I just get a chill down my spine everytime I step in that place.
 
dragon-wings
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:11 am

LGA...so small and LOTS of delays
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Marco
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:38 am

Montreal Dorval Airport. It's small, cramped, old, ugly but I must admit there is a nice variety of airlines that serve the airport. However the city of Montreal is different, it's one of the best in the world.
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
174thfwff
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:49 am

Syracuse, NY airport totaly sucks. end of story
Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten, Uptown, what now? Lets make it happen.
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:53 am

La Guardia! ORD is not old by no means man. Maybe there are delays but the airport isnt old at all. T-5 is 6-7 years old the rest older but still look new. ORD isnt dirty at all. That is total BS. Isnt cool when an airport is busy? I mean would you rather fly to Central Wisconsin and see maybe 15 planes a day? I as a spotter at ORD think ORD offers a great chance for those who love aviation.
 
BA
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:53 am

Miami (MIA), its probably the worst major airport I have ever been to in my life. You feel so claustraphobic in that thing, the ceiling is SO low in the arrivals section (Concourse F). Also, it has too few windows, which makes it quite dark.

I absolutely hate it.

I didn't like FRA either. I mean, the inside is nice and everything, but its like a maze. Very confusing to get around.

Regards.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
Guest

RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:54 am

I do not like MCI either because, yes, it is a ghost town. I know, because I fly in and out of MCI all the time. There really is nothing to do there. Out of the others I have been too, I do not like EWR because the people there are rude, it is a terrible place for spotting, and there is way too many flights, causing delays all the time.
 
UAFlyer
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:54 am

first to the guy that said that he didnt like ORD your
messed up.But my least fav airport would have to be
LGA one its too small of a airport secondly it looks trashy.
 
Guest

RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 6:55 am

The proposed airport in Peotone.

 
BA
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 7:02 am

LOT767-300ER,

I must admit, Terminal 5 is very impressive, new, and very clean.

However, the rest of the terminals are very poor. Also, the way that ORD is designed, makes congestion very high. Its difficult for planes to get around ORD (gate to runway, runway to gate), thats what happens to most when they are heavily expanded.

The restrooms in ORD (excluding Terminal 5) are absolutely filthy. I get grossed out when I even think of them.

I'm not saying ORD is bad, I think its an okay airport, but it is a mess now.

However, AMS is totally different. That thing has been expanded maybe 10 times, yet its so easy to get around, and very little congestion.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
airbus380
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 7:15 am

Definately Louisville and Indianapolis.
 
N863DA
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 7:23 am

BOSTON

In the words of that geeky Computer guy from the Simpsons, "Worst... Airport... Ever".

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krisair747
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 7:23 am

Wow! Nobody has mentioned Newark! I guess were not that bad after all!
Open your heart and push the limits
 
Airplanelover
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:18 am

Thank you BA.
If you had my bad experiences at ORD you would think its bad! Really bad!
 
EGGD
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:24 am

BKK, it was dirty, the staff messed around on just about everything, it was sooo unorganized, we were glad to get back to England!!!

Regards

Dan
 
Sabena332
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:33 am

Hi !!!

>>>>>> DUS <<<<<< (Düsseldorf)

because DUS is my "Homebase". Every flight for me started in DUS or ended there. Sure, i always changed the plane in CDG, FRA, ATL, JFK, BRU....... but the first and final destination on my trips are always DUS.

Greetings from Germany

Patrick
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Sabena332
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:39 am

Hi !!!

Sorry, i think this was a topic about your >favorite Airport< !!! DUS is my favorite Airport, not my Least favorite Airport.

Sorry, but i am drunken !!!

The worst Airport is ATL !!!

Greetings from Germany

Patrick
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Guest

RE: Least Favorite Airport

Thu Aug 30, 2001 12:01 pm

I have been able to avoid ORD for fifteen years, and I expect to keep this string going. My last flight there arrived on time and we sat on a remote location for 60 minutes waiting for a gate.
I guess it's unfair to pick on small airports, but so far I have only been in one airport so ugly and cramped that I actually suspected it was not originally designed to BE an airport, and that is White Plains, NY. I haven't been back since about 1990, so maybe it's changed.
I agree with the assessments of MCI.
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Thu Aug 30, 2001 12:05 pm

IPL. Not a major but still the worst place you can ever be.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
DatamanA340
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Thu Aug 30, 2001 9:49 pm

Narita terminal 2, especially in morning peaks.
 
rooinc
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Fri Aug 31, 2001 3:30 pm

dfw when connecting

--TJ
 
Boeingfan
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Fri Aug 31, 2001 3:40 pm

STL ... however that will change once AA upgrades the TW gate areas.

MIA ... the new terminal will help.

LGA ... what can be done? No space, better turned into a park (maybe a few more aircraft have to go off the runway first?)

 
ptica2000
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Fri Aug 31, 2001 3:57 pm

LAX!!!

Uh, dirty, looks old, bad marked, too big, no points to view aircrafts..........DISASTER!!!
 
westjet_8
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Sep 01, 2001 2:24 am

London Heatlrow Airport: only 50 gates for two hundred planes, the bad staff, dirty, old, I was in terimal 3 so the other 3 to 4 might be better but this one sucked!!!!!

PHX T2: old, wooden, hot, and open

the best is YYC or Denver's
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777-200LRpilot
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Sep 01, 2001 2:32 am

Detroit Metro: (DTW) - disorganized, crowded, and just general bad.
 
usair1489
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RE: Least Favorite Airport

Sat Sep 01, 2001 3:59 am

Philadelphia International - PHL. Right now there's a lot of construction going on and the place is a zoo (not literally but you know what I mean). The baggage claim system is like they have no system.

Key West - EYW. Just too old and in DESPERATE needs of modernizations and a renovation.

I love BWI...very nice airport and I love that observation deck! I haven't been to MIA in a while but last time I was there, I didn't have the best "stay" there, not like in TPA.

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