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Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:04 am

I really feel as though as Tel Aviv's brand new El Al Terminal is the nicest I have ever been in. I think it took about 4 years to make and it is absolutely stunning. Completely surrounded by huge glass panes and a huge lobby area with basically a shopping mall full of awesome stores to me it's gotta be at the very least top 10 nicest in the world currently.
 
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:12 am

One of my top favorites is the KIAD (star alliance terminal)
In fact the entire airport!

and since autumn 2004 the new E pier at LSZH (ZRH)!
the new A pier of EBBR(BRU) is also very good!
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:44 am

Best terminal in the world?

I am not sure. I am thinking of DCA's new terminal.
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:31 am

Terminal 2 at Changi airport Singapore, is simply unbeatable.
They have just about finished upgrading it, and it has new carpet, new huge glass panels where photographing planes is very good. Television corners every 200 meters with channels such as CNN, ESPN etc. there.
No lack of seats. Free internet, a lot of plants planted at the side making the airport even better, and giving it a tropical feeling.
As well as that, the SQ raffles class lounge is excellent with imported German Moevenpick or Haagen Datz ice cream(Sorry if I spelled that wrong).
Lot's of duty free shopping areas throughout the terminal, a food court with Burger King/Subway, and lot's of asian food, simply unbeatable.
Changi terminal 1 is just about as good as terminal two, I just took terminal 2 as the best terminal because that is where SQ and LH arrive and depart(I usually fly with either of them).

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Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:43 am

Out of the airports that I've been to, I really like AMS. But as far as remodeling is concerned, my hat goes off to DUS. What a difference from before the fire!


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Quoting September11 (Reply 2):
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:27 am

I am going into Delta's new terminal at BOS tomorrow...anyone been in it yet? That may be my new favorite......

Mike
 
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:39 pm

Detroit Midfield Terminal, simply stunning.
 
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Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:50 am

REK is small, but very nice
CGN's new terminal is great
YOW is beautiful
AKL International is not bad

quite a few actually... For spotting I still think that FRA is number one - huge observatons decks at both terminals...

Cheers
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Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:52 am

ORD's UA terminal, and also HNL's whole airport!
 
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Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:03 pm

Eventhough the terminals are not attractive and very old they get the job done. LAX has very simple terminals and its always nice to go through there. Quick in and out. Some terminals that I didn't like were the Int terminal at Vancouver, JFK, ORD, and Frankfurt. Frankfurt was very confusing because they divide the airlines by the ones that are part of the Eurpean Alliance or are not. And if you are going to a non-alliance airline you have to go though different securities and different secluded terminal areas and it was very confusing.
 
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:15 am

NW World Gateway at DTW (McNamara Terminal)
 
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:17 pm

Amsterdam! 1 terminal, easy to get around and great chicks that look hot in the KLM uniform!
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:10 pm

The nicest terminal I have been in is the terminal at AUS. It is beautiful! The famous Texan granite is everywhere, and it looks very modern inside. However, I have not been abroad that much, so I wouldn't know. My father likes the AMS terminal quite a bit.

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Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:36 pm

SEA, once the remodeling is finished. The north and south satellites look very worn out, the C/D/B concourses are okay, but the new A concourse is stunning! Nice new gates, plenty of open space, and better workspace, and waiting areas.
But, in June, remodeling will be complete w/everything you could possibly ask for. Just wait and see  Wink
 
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:53 pm

AMS definitely, but I also have to say CPH is really nice too.

In North America it would have to be the international terminal at YVR.
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Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:17 pm

Im going to have to go with DTW's WorldGateway.


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Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:05 am

LHR´s Terminal 2!

























Just joking  laughing 

MUC´s Terminal 2 and SFO´s new international terminal are definitely among the best I have visited.
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:18 am

  • Singapore Changi's Terminal 2

  • The whole airport of Hong Kong

  • Munich's Terminal 2

  • Paris CDG 2F


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    Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:47 am

    HKG is the best by me and many millions of other travellers: see SkyTrax 2005 Best Airport Survey (HKG for 5th year)
    When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
     
    boeingpride800
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    Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:02 am

    Definetly Northwest's WorldGateway in Detroit.
     
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    Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:42 am

    I agree with the McNamera/Northwest Worldport terminal at DTW and DCA, (the new sections only). Unforuntley the new part of DCA has lost a little of it's beauty due to additional security installations post-9/11. Where UA is at ORD isn't bad either. The DTW Worldport has great views of the runways and where else can you see so many DC-10's and DC-9's  biggrin 
     
    SDLSimme
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    Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:54 pm

    I love AMS. It feels very "roomy" and it's bright. Easy to navigate and nice windows for spotting.

    Another terminal I like is terminal 4 at ARN. I have many good memories from all my domestic flights with SK as a kid and we always changed planes at that terminal. Perhaps not the most beautiful terminal in the world, but it works fine  Smile
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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:40 am

    Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 18):
    # Singapore Changi's Terminal 2

    Hey Patrick, you must be kidding !! I vote Terminal 2 as the worst terminal in the world ! No kidding ! They keep renovating many times until to this current design which in my opinion looks hideous for an airport. It lost the airport feeling (Check in counter) .

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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:01 am

    Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 21):
    agree with the McNamera/Northwest Worldport terminal

    It's the "worldgateway" not Worldport....that's actually what Pan Am called its terminal at JFK
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    The777Man
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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:04 am

    HKG, ICN, DEN, DCA and CDG 2F. I'm also looking forward to the new terminal and airport in BKK.

    By the way, Movenpick is Swiss not German....

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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:09 am

    CDG terminal 1


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    zkeoj
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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:15 am

    I agree that DTW is a really nice airport. But it has looooong ways if your gates are at the opposite ends. The only thing that annoyed me there are the black dots all over the nice panorama windows - you end up with photos ike this:  hissyfit 


     
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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:52 am

    I know this may sound nuts, but my favorite airport has
    to be YYJ. It is nice and small, and not to easy to get lost in.
    Victoria airport Rocks!

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    dtwclipper
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    Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:28 am

    Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 27):
    But it has looooong ways if your gates are at the opposite ends

    Hence the tram; it makes even the tightest connections possible!


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    Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:56 pm

    I would have to agree. . DTW is an awesome airport! Love the infamous tunnel between A and B/C. . psychodelic!
     
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    Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:06 am

    Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 29):
    Hence the tram; it makes even the tightest connections possible!

    yeah, but somehow the stops were inconvenient for both of my gates....just bad luck, I know. It wasn't a complaint anyway. I wasn't in a rush, and enjoyed the stroll along the great panorama windows!  eyepopping 

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    Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:08 am

    Surely the greatest terminal in the world has got to be your Home terminal, after a long red-eye flight?, there is nothing like the relief you feel walking off a long haul flight and knowing that you are close to home.

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    Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:01 am

    Quoting Crox1 (Reply 32):
    Surely the greatest terminal in the world has got to be your Home terminal, after a long red-eye flight?, there is nothing like the relief you feel walking off a long haul flight and knowing that you are close to home.

    Andy

    LOL, I'd rather stay on the plane! Big grin

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    Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:16 am

    I'm suprised no one has said MEM.

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    intothinair
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    Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:55 pm

    Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 23):
    Hey Patrick, you must be kidding !! I vote Terminal 2 as the worst terminal in the world ! No kidding ! They keep renovating many times until to this current design which in my opinion looks hideous for an airport. It lost the airport feeling (Check in counter) .

    Changi terminal 2 is being renovated, true, but only little bits at a time, but it still doesn't affect passengers(If, then very little).
    I certainly would not vote it the worst terminal on earth.
    My top vote still goes to changi terminal 2, just due to the entertainment options alone, and the renovating of the terminal doesn't affect me at all.
    Just my opinion.



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    draigonair
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    Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:00 pm

    Singapore Changi is simply awesome...everything is clean and also services are great!

    cheers

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    intothinair
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    Sat Apr 30, 2005 5:38 pm

    Quoting DRAIGONAIR (Reply 36):
    Singapore Changi is simply awesome...everything is clean and also services are great!

    I so agree to that. Clean, tropical flavor with plants all around the airport, and excellent entertainment options.

    Cheers, Konstantin G.
     
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    Thu May 12, 2005 2:58 am

    I like AMS in general, very comfortable that everything is accessible by walking.
     
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    Thu May 12, 2005 12:34 pm

    Although NWA's Worldgateway, SIN and HKG are all very nice... my favorite still in Schiphol Amsterdam... the diversity fof people, flights, shopping, etc are unmatched.
    The fun of flying... love it !!!

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