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What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:46 pm

What airport is the best looking????
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:07 am

only listing airports I have been my self:

Best looking airport buildings are in my opinion:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Seoul Incheon (ICN)

Cool locations:
Male Intl (MLE)
Hong Kong Kai Tak (former HKG)
Kosrae (KSA)

Others I like as well:
Cape Town Intl (CPT) - International Terminal
Zurich Unique Airport - Midfield Terminal

and many others ...
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:18 am

DEN - Denver international


Stunning architecture
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:18 am

Yes another vote for DEN, gotta love the needles at the top of the terminal.
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:31 am

In my opinion I'd have to say PHL. I just like the way all the terminal's are connected and all have A similar look.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:35 am

Here's a vote for MCO. Very well lit, spacious, it is very comfortable to the eye.

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:40 am

Mine goes to Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:12 am

1) ICN
2) KIX and HKG (chek lap kok)
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:16 am

Caribb - hopefully you mean CDG2 and not CDG1....! Would be worried about your architecture style otherwise!  Smile

From the inside, DXB (Dubai) would also be a strong contender, well laid out with the duty free area in the centre and the long piers out to the gates at each side.

Also HKG looks stunning, very bright interior.

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:17 am

HKG Chek Lap Kok is the best looking airport I have been
In Europe CDG is the best looking airport I've been
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:24 am

best looking airport?

Venice International, Italy (VCE)
Ezeiza International, Argentina (EZE Ministro Pistarini Buenos Aires Int´l)
Santiago International, Chile (SCL Arturo Merino Benitez)

Cool location, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery at the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina (BUE), (domestic routes and flights to Uruguay and Chile)
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:28 am

I would rate the following airports,

ASIA

KIX Kansai Airport

Europe

AMS Schiphol Airport


North America

DEN Denver,co



 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:33 am

YVR is a great looking airport, at least inside. Lots of great artwork. DEN is in a great location. YYC is undergoing a lot of renovation, but being able to see the Canadian Rockies while you wait for a plane is worth the wait.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:39 am

Hmmm, how about HNLBig grin
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:41 am

For us that have been to Koh Samui (USM), Thailand, I'll guess there is no doubt that this little airport with its small open bungalows is the best looking airport in the world, and in my opinion an airport that you shouldn't hesitate to visit if you get the chanse.

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:42 am

I think KIX is the best in asia.



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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:47 am

PHX. Its got an appropriate southwestern theme, The airport is kept really clean and I always enjoy flying out of it!
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:05 am

Singapore!!!

Lot´s of things to do (love the open air pool bar at the roof) and beautiful  Smile

 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:21 am

My vote is for DEN
Nothing like DEN. (Denver International)

What a great pice of art!!
Klm all the way!
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:22 am

KIX and DTW (NW terminal)
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:45 am

DEN
ORD (UA terminal)
CAE
LAS
KUL
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:52 am

Amsterdam airport Schiphol is the best in my eyes, but I also love to see Flamingo International Airport, Bonaire NA and the international airport of Sint Maarten.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:42 am

IAD.

Is there a main terminal/tower combo anywhere in the world more distinctive? Major cool factor.
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:51 pm

Jeff,
MCO is very nice inside but it can be confusing. Having opposite ends of the same building called Terminal A and Terminal B is not a great idea. An example of the confusion it can cause happened to me a few months ago. I was supposed to pick up someone who was returning a rental car to the Alamo drop-off location. What neither of us knew was that Alamo (and other rental companies) have drop off points at both ends of the building. My friend took the car to the Terminal A end, while I followed the first signs I saw, which happened to be Terminal B. The consequens was that we spent the best part of an hour patiently waiting for each other. I wasn't worried as I knew my friend was never on time for anything . He finally made inquiries and we eventually got together.
I've had a similar experience meeting flights - with the arrivals board showing a flight coming to a Terminal A gate, and then the plane actually arriving at Terminal B.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 1:29 pm

I may be a little biased, but my vote goes for Denver International Airport, which is both beautiful and functional.

Other airports high on the list for architectural beauty are Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Seoul-Incheon in my opinion; however, I haven't actually seen these airports in person, only in pictures.

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 1:32 pm

EU: CDG

SA)">NA: SA - Colorado">DEN

SA: SA / SBSV), Brazil">SSA (Not big, but really nice)
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 1:39 pm

For me:

Europe: Zurich and Amsterdam

Asia: Seoul (Incheon)

America: Vancouver, Honolulu, Buenos Aires

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:05 pm

I think my home airport is the best looking LAX
but also I think these are the best looking:
MCO
SPU
SFO
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:27 pm

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:47 pm

I agree with those of you who voted Paris CDG - the architecture there and the spaciousness is absolutely breath-taking. Dulles Airport in DC is also really nice - they have a huge model airplane store in the main terminal. Amsterdam Schipol, Munich Franz Josef Strauss, Zurich-Kloten, and London Heathrow are also really nice. MUC and ZRH are in nice areas, and AMS and LHR have a lot to do. Osaka Kansai, KIX also has very nice architecture like CDG. I also liked Hong Kong's old airport, Kai Tak, located in an awesome place. And, no doubt, my hometown airport - LAX - is cool to! It's great at night, when you are entering it. You are greeted by fluorescent neon poles that stick up in the air and silver-colored blocks that say "LAX"...it's really nice.

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:52 pm

Kal744,

Neither Vancouver nor Buenos Aires are in America
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:19 pm

HNL is a really awesome airport. Because it was built with widebodies in mind, the terminals are large and spacious, so they don't feel cramped. Many areas are also open air and the redesgned entrances to the check-in areas and the gardens are really beautiful. It's the only airport i know of that doesn't have white walls/ceilings and blue/gray carpet. A+ in my book!

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:35 pm

Kuala Lumpur International Airport - KLIA Sepang, Malaysia
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:08 pm

KUL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:06 pm

VonRichtofen:

Is Canada in Asia and is Argentina in Antarctica maybe?
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:53 pm

No problem acknowledging Vancouver International with its spectacular three dimensional artwork and water features. You descend the main staircase into entrance customs over rolling river rapids. I've never seen anything like that.

Washington National's new terminal space, constructed for its B, C, and D gates, is also spectacular with soaring anodized metal arches, handset marble floor medallions, and commissioned artwork. And the original 1930s terminal building, attached to the separate 'A' terminal and gates, has had much of its art-deco interior restored. The 'A' terminal and gates, redone in the 70s, do need sprucing up.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:03 am

KUL and HKG are great and SIN is good as well. AMS is pretty neat as is CPH. DEN is the best looking in all the North American airports I have been to.

 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:12 am

Hi VonRichtofen,

Of course Vancouver and Buenos Aires is America. Vancouver is in Northern America and Buenos Aires in southern America.

As a hint: Not only the United States is America. There are many other countries in America as well !!!
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:15 am

Herr VonRichtofen,

Vancouver and Buenos Aires are indeed in "The Americas"... in the same way as AMS and ZRH are in Europe... There is a difference between America and the US of A...

My vote goes to the UA terminal at ORD...

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:27 am

I think that KLIA looks kinda sweet...

cdg is nice for the look of it...too busy for me....lhr is beautiful and full of activities....jfk is wonderful....and Miami is boring...

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Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:36 am

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:10 am

my vote goes to LAX, one of the most beautiful airports in the US. The lighting is amazing.

2nd place would be MIA b/c of the Hotel that overlooks the AA terminal, with a pool on top. there is a new checkin lobby where BA and all the other international carriers are.

JFK would be 3rd. They have some awesome terminal designs. Terminal 1, Terminal 5, and Terminal 7. The new AA terminal will be awesome when its done.

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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:16 am

Still i think CDG is like the best out there. JFK is very nice too.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:36 am

DEN
KUL
CGK
SIN
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:49 am

Haven't anyone been to CPH? It's even nice than AMS!

My votes among the ones I have been to:
1. CPH
2. AMS
3. MCO

 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:34 am

No one has really said the midfield terminal at DTW. That is beautiful.


Also up there is KOA for that old airport feeling complete with the grass hut and lei stands.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:45 am

There are four here in the U.S.


1) Denver (DEN) Because of mountain tent like look of the terminal.

2) Dulles (IHD) Because the maim terminal one of a kind design.

3) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Because of the rotaing restroute in the middle of the Airport and the L.A. back ground to the north east of the airport.

4) John F. Kennedy (JFK) Because of the TWA terminal.
 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:56 am

Chek Lap Kok and Kansai are really stunning airports.

I love Hartsfield's layout.

Charles de Gaulle and Heathrow are kinda cool when seen from above.
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:33 am

Penguinflies writes, "No one has really said the midfield terminal at DTW. It is beautiful."

That is so. It's called the McNamara terminal (and where Spirit Airline hubs is called the Berry terminal). I remember going through McNamara the first week is was open awed by nearly a mile of floor-to-ceiling glass. The huge black granite water feature at the terminal's midpoint kept getting clogged up with coins people would throw into it and overflowing onto the floor. Now the fountain's drains are regularly sifted and the coinage turned over to charity. I've watched people miss their connections riding the (almost totally silent) tram back and forth. But DTW has both a Marriott and a Westin for those who must stay overnight. Talk about compound luxury.  Smile




 
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RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:52 am



Marseille ( MRS ) is for me the beauty! Nice terminal and a superb landscape. Besides that, the beach ends up at the runway....

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