dauphin
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10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 9:52 pm

The 10 best airports in the world 2001 voted by Conde Nast Traveller.Any surprises?


1 Dubai International Airport 90.92%
2 Hong Kong International 90.64%
3 Changi, Singapore 90.27%
4 Kuala Lumpur 86.40%
5 Copenhagen 86.14%
6 Barcelona 86.01%
7 Munich 86.00%
8 Geneva 85.97%
9 Oslo 85.86%
10 Heathrow, Terminal 4 85.39%
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 10:02 pm

Well, Skytrax tells a whole different story.

(412,887 votes)
1. Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International
2. Kuala Lumpur International
3. Singapore Changi International
4. Dubai International
5. Helinski Vantaa International
6. Ansterdam Schiphol International
7. Vancouver International
8. Copenhagen International
9. Denver Internationl
10. Manchester Ringway International
 
dauphin
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 10:14 pm

The Skytrax seems more normal. I find it strange to see Oslo(really boring airport) and Geneva rated so high on the Conde Nast list, further that Asterdam Schipol not to be among the top 10.
 
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Re: Dauphin

Sat Sep 22, 2001 10:17 pm

Have you been at the new Oslo Airport? I don't find it boring at all.
 
dauphin
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 11:03 pm

I have been at Oslo Gardermoen at least 50 times! So i have had enough time to make my own personal impression of the airport. Actualle I liked the old one, Oslo Fornebu ( been there several hundred times), a lot better.
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 11:30 pm

Wow....HK's CLK has beaten Changi marginally, not bad at all....

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dauphin
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 11:44 pm

Going there with Cathay Pacific in November . Really excited to try CX and visit HK CLK for the first time in my life!
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sat Sep 22, 2001 11:49 pm

From where are you going to HK??? Hope you will have a nice trip and enjoy your stay!!!!  Smile

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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:59 am

IAH.  Smile
 
dauphin
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 2:52 am

From Oslo via LHR. Then almost 24 hours in Hong Kong before off to Cebu. Have booked a hotel on Hong Kong Island.
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 3:03 am

only 24 hours??? hahaha........not really enough mate.....

may i ask which hotel you are booked in???
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dauphin
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 3:50 am

I know that 24 hours is very little time, I wish I could stay longer, perhaps next time.

The Regal Hong Kong.
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 3:55 am

In Causeway Bay??? not bad....very convenient....anyway....hope you have a safe and happy trip!!!  Smile

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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:12 am

EWR where "things don't get better, they only get worse" (said on the loudspeaker on a rainy day)
 
dauphin
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:30 am

I have been misinformed, or I am total desorientated. Just talked to the guy who is organizing this trip. We (8 men) are not staying at The Regal Hong Kong Hotel on Hong Kong Island. But in Kowloon. It is a Regal hotel though, The Regal Kowloon Hotel. Hope that will be nice too.My friend said he had read that more is going on in Kowloon and therefor he has booked us a hotel there.

Yes I hope we will have a safe and happy trip.
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 5:54 am

Great to see KUL well up there - it certainly is a beautiful airport and once the Express Rail Link into KL Sentral begins in April - it would be even better.

btw - can we limit the number of personal correspondences between fellow members on the forums? Try e-mailing one another in future...cheers.
 
Dasa
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 9:11 am

Melbourne (MEL) has to be up there in the top 10.
 
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 9:59 am

Where is SCL???????
hahahaha.....you must visit it so you can get impressed.

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bakyunham
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 10:02 am

What do you guys think the top five US airports are?

I haven't seen that many but I like

SFO International Terminal
Atlanta
Orlando
Las Vegas
Denver
Mike from Stellenbosch, South Africa
 
MH772
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RE: 10 Best Airports

Sun Sep 23, 2001 10:10 am

I'm glad and proud(even though I'm not a M'sian citizen) that Malaysia's KLIA Int'l is up there in 4th place in the Conde Nast Traveller and 2nd place in the Skytrax poll for the "10 Best Airports in the World" for 2001. Even though I do agree with both polls, I still think Kansai Int'l should be up there in the top 10. It is after all just like Chek Lap Kok, I mean in terms of how both airports were built... but CLK has better overall design. Kansai International's structure could even withstand mild earthquakes.