socalatc
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Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:19 pm

Terminal 3 baggage claim at LAX is disgraceful, they need to do something about that. Any other bad ones out there?
 
fritzi
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:23 pm

The entire terminal at Faro, Portugal, is in desperate need of renovation. It feels like you are in the 1970 when going through it...
 
LHR001
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:26 pm

Termanil 2 - LAX
Termanil B - SMF
Termanil A/B - LAS
Termanils - CLE
Termanils - SLC
Termanils - TUS
 
socalatc
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:30 pm

You think T-2 is worse than T-3?
 
rojo
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:32 pm

Terminal 3 - JFK (Delta)
Terminal 8 & 9 - JFK (American)

Compared to Terminals 1 and 4 in JFK they really need some work done
 
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ramprat74
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:39 pm

The entire MCI airport.
 
WesternDC1010
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:42 pm

LAX:

Terminal 1: Home to America West, Southwest and USAirways. This is the third worst!
Terminal 3. Home to AirTran, Alaska, some of ATA's flights, Frontier, Horizon and Midwest. This is the worst Terminal in need of remodel!
Terminal 6: Aeromexico, Continental, Copa (departures) some of Delta and United's domestic and international flights. This is the second worst.

I still thinkTerminal 2 looks ok comapred to these three mentioned above.

- Ron
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ra-85154
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:48 pm

The entire arrivals/departure terminals of Mytilini Airport (LGMT), Greek Island of Lesvos (or Lesbos)  Big thumbs up

Very small, and looking as if you're thrown back into the 60-ies/70-ies.
 
united4ever
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:52 pm

In order of urgency and importance:

CDG Terminal 1
CDG Terminal 1
CDG Terminal 1
CDG Terminal 1
CDG Terminal 1

Mike
 
LHR001
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:53 pm

Dallas/DFW needs serious help!

Houston/IAH needs serious help!

St. Louis needs serious help!
 
ushermittwoch
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:17 pm

1. CGN
2. BOS (although they are doing something...)
3. CRW
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
Tolosy
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:20 pm

LHR T2


Very urgent renovation required
 
flyinghighboy
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:20 pm

TBIT at LAX

it does look a bit shabby, last time i was there was in 2002 and it does look a bit run down.
 
LHR001
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:23 pm

GIG - Old Termanil..... You can still smell the 1970's!



LHR001
 
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:26 pm

Moscow Sheremetyevo, by a long way
 
Dtw757
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:52 pm

DTW-Smith, Berry, and Davey terminals.
721,2,732,3,4,5,G,8,9,741,2,3,4,752,3,762,3,4,772,3,788,D93,5,M80,D10,M11,L10,100,AB6,319,20,21,332,3,346,388,146,CR2,7,
 
COIAH99
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:36 pm

IAH terminal C....good thing they already are in the process of renovating it.
It's supposed to compliment the new terminal E when completed. Can't wait until it's all finished.
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5T6
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:44 pm

I agree with Dtw757....the old terminals at DTW are dumps, and especially an eyesore when compared to the beautiful new NWA World Gateway.

I'm always ashamed to have been born & raised in Detroit every time I fly into that old LC Smith terminal. It looks the same as it did when I used to hang out there as a kid.

Bring on the bulldozers!!!

Mike
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djon1114
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:55 pm

MAN Terminal 1 before it falls down its been up 50 years !!!!!

d
 
FMAL
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:28 am

I have to agree with LHR001.

GIG Terminal 1 (Old Terminal) is in desperate need of a major renovation.

SDU also needs a renovation as does CGH (Congonhas, São Paulo) because of their heavy traffic. But those two are already scheduled for a major overhaul.

I would say that MIA might also need a little work.

Regards

FMAL
 
Gnomon
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:32 am

I've flown through MEM on NW one time, and that was one time too many. What a rat's nest. Low ceilings, dark corridors, brown everywhere, including brown brick on the inside of the concourses! Just awful.
 
kbuf737
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:37 am

IAD Terminal C and D
LGA
JFK

just a memory :
ATL - Does anybody remember before it was renovated?

The brown scheme ... ugh so dark and 80's
The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
 
doninfc
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:50 am

SAN - Needs to be demolished and start over
MIA
BOS
LGA - except DL/US terminals
MEM
JFK, DFW and MCI all have serious design issues. Sprucing up the interiors won't cure anything.
 
babybus
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:58 am

My choice would be CDG terminal 1. Last time I was there the roof was leaking really badly and all the glass windows needed a bit of cleaning/replacement. The pax departure areas were too cramped and not particularly comfortable.

I'd also give LHR T2 a bit of a work over. Maybe give it a deliberate retro look,rather that the retro look because the operators haven't done much to the non income generating areas of it for the past 30 years.

Just my thoughts.

Cheers

and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
willo
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:24 am

DAM; I don't think it's been touched since the day it was built, closely followed by DEL; all I can remember was the 70's styling, how dark it was inside, and the stench of Jeyes fluid everywhere.

Andrew
 
Danny
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:31 am

United Express at ORD is a nigtmare.
 
9V-SPF
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:40 am

FRA - Terminal 1, especially the lower level and the baggage claim is a complete disgrace. Needs further renovation.

MIA - Concourse F, dark and underequipped with passenger facilities.

Daniel

 
TURBOJETMAN
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:41 am

By far Delta has some of the worst terminals in terms of passenger conveniences. JFK should be torn to the ground. Atlanta is probably the worst hub city I have ever experienced. The concourses are basically mile long trailer parks with no people movers. DL should look at United's well thought out and beautiful terminals in ORD; DEN; SFO. Those are true examples of a style; class and efficiency.
 
DCA-ROCguy
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:46 am

All of CLE except the D concourse.

I'm with you, Mike, bulldozers are the best remedy for DTW's Smith terminal.

MKE's landside facade is clunky, perhaps they could build some kind of atrium over the road-facing baggage claim area. The airside facade is clunky too, though, but it's all the butt-end of stores in the concession mall, so improving it would probably involve substantial reconfiguration of the mall.

BWI's landside concession area is dark and dingy. Its older concourses are narrow and dark. The concourses are slated to be widened, but I don't know about the concession area.

IAD's C-D concourse, which our intrepid UA744Flagship has dubbed "the giant jetway." That has to be *the* ugliest airline hub terminal in the US. I've never been to MEM, though, and many others have echoed Gnomon's view of the place.

KBUF--I remember ATL's old terminal too, a real hodgepodge of '60s and '70s institutional blah. How about BUF's old East Terminal? Oy vey.

JIm
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MCMAHONSMR
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RE: Which Airline Terminal Really Needs Renovation

Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:49 am

I'll second the CDG Terminal 1 vote, and also back up JFK 3, 8/9.

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