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Airports That Have Everything

Sun Mar 30, 2003 5:26 pm

While at Heathrow a couple of weeks ago I realized that the airport literally has everything that a passenger could ever want for traveling. From showers for passengers to having spectacles made in 15 min, the airport seems to have everything in at least one or all of the terminals, or at least within the airport complex (the church, bus station, etc).

The only other airport that I have visited that has services comparable to LHR is AMS Schipohl, with its own airside hotel amongst other services and stores.

Among the airports that I have visited that contain unique services is LAS where there is a fully outfitted 24 hour gym where you can even rent workout gear.

Anybody else have any interesting findings with regard to airports that "have it all", or airports with unique customer services not normally found in your average airport?

Not all who wander are lost....
 
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Sun Mar 30, 2003 5:29 pm


Well, SIN has it all of course.
Pool, Fitness center, internet cafe, free city tours, ...
 
Ansett767
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:06 pm

As B737-700 said, SIN really does have it all!

the pool and fitness centre is great!

Net cafe, Airside hotel, mini supermart, used to have a science discoery centre, replaced now by a shower facility and hydro-therapy type place.

Also, lots and lots of duty free shops, plus all the usual stuff!
 
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:48 pm

I like the casino at Schiphol, AMS.
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United777
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:57 pm

SIN! It's like a city in an airport.
 
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 12:50 am


NAIA II, it has everything just as long as you fly First, Mabuhay Class or are an Mabuhay miles member.

the perks are fabulous!
 
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 12:59 am

**Among the airports that I have visited that contain unique services is LAS where there is a fully outfitted 24 hour gym where you can even rent workout gear.**

LAS has something else LHR and AMS doesnt have... casinos
 
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:02 am

At ORD we have a Hilton  Laugh out loud Great views of ORD though...

 
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:10 am

look above HllywdCatft-->I like the casino at Schiphol, AMS. ...I guess AMS does have casinos...
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 5:57 am

AMS really has it all!!!
Beyond all the usual terminal and non-terminal services, AMS also provides the follwoing services:

In terminal available for [transferring] pax: [no need to pass customs when transferring between international flights]:
* [Arguebly] the largest tax free shoppinbg facilities;
* Hotel in terminal beyond customs;
* Shower rooms in terminal;
* Extensive Communications Centre, including multiple internet broadband connections, Wireless LAN 802.11b;
* Museum [Rijksmuseum] with some very famous paintings including Rembrandt and van Gogh;
* Silence Centre/Place of Worship for all religions;
* Back to life massage services;
* Casino [HlywdCatft, enjoy yourself...!]
* Over 40 [!] bars and restaurants beyond security including everything from bar/bistro to MacD to 4/5 star-restaurants;

In terminal before security check:
* Shopping Centre for daily and non-daily stuff, mainly aimed at employees and visitors [over 20 different stores];
* Guided Tours of Airport [including ramp bus ride, not sure if they still do this];
* Guided Tours of Holland;
* Panorama Terrace [magnificent ramp views, though currently closed due to war situation];
* Over 20 bars/restaurants before security including everything from bar/bistro to Burger King to 4/5 star-restaurant;
* Six-platform railway station directly under the terminal with approx 30 departing trains every hour;
* Multiple daily train services to Brussels/Paris;

Plus everything that I forgot. . . .

PW100


PS. AMS does not [yet] has a gym or a swimming pool with airside view [like SIN].
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kdonohue
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:56 pm

SIN is great. Apart from the things mentioned. I thought the continuous movie theatre was great.

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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 5:39 pm

SIN! It's like a city in an airport.

That is why they paid so much money and came up with the branding to call it, not an airport, but an Airtropolis
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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 5:55 pm

Yes, SIN has everything! You name it, we have it!

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RE: Airports That Have Everything

Mon Mar 31, 2003 6:10 pm

Obviously... if it's in any airport, than it's in Chek Lap Kok and Changi!!  Big grin
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