exusair
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Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:46 am

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
 
triley1057
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:52 am

Worst:
Newark (EWR)

Honorable Mention:
DFW

Best:
Amsterdam Schipol

Honorable Mention:
Houston Intercontinental (IAH)
 
762er
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:55 am

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.
 
FrequentFlier
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:56 am

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.
 
mirrodie
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 11:05 am

FIGS at LGA wins- HANDS DOWN!
Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
 
triley1057
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 11:24 am

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.
 
airplanetire
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 11:41 am

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.
 
nonrevman
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 11:42 am

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
 
airtahitinui
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 11:44 am

Worst - HOU

Best - I've yet to be impressed
send a real message - DON'T VOTE!
 
Prinair
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 12:22 pm

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
 
exusair
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 12:24 pm

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.
 
Pilothica737
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 12:25 pm

best:ATL
Worst:STL... ugh the terminal is puke green!!!
 
sllevin
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 12:30 pm

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
 
kjet12
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 12:37 pm

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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BA
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 12:43 pm

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
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
zrs70
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 1:01 pm

BOS: Legal Sea Food is real class!
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haveric
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 1:04 pm

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
 
chepos
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 1:19 pm

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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trickijedi
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 1:24 pm

Best are ORD, SFO and HKG.

Worst hands down is MNL. Absolutely no selection of anything (other than duty free).
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
 
FrequentFlyKid
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 2:52 pm

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.
 
lasbagman
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 3:03 pm

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
 
ryanb741
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 8:45 pm

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?
 
Braniff727
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 9:53 pm

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
 
LHMark
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:00 pm

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?!!
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
 
Admiral Ackbar
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:12 pm

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
 
777gk
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RE: Airports W/ The Best And Worst Concessions.

Wed May 29, 2002 10:16 pm

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

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