I've flown through FRA
and of course SVO
. Whenever possible, I try to connect in AMS
. Ever since I was young, AMS
offers more to its passengers than any other terminal in europe. In terms of ease for airlines, AMS
is tricky and taxi times are longer than say MUC
, but for passengers once in the terminal, I think AMS
is much better than MUC
is a nice airport, but for how new it is, it's very outdated is some respects. In AMS
schengen countries are nicely split between concourses, making connecting an ease. The staff is incredible helpful, and the airport is constantly being upgrades. KLM/NW is also a great alliance to fly with when travelling to/from North America. They have great shops as well as many restaurants, and I even remember the very important internet cafe someplace on the 2nd floor. Getting into AMS
is very easy as well, and much faster than from CDG
and much, much, much faster/shorter than from MUC
is a great airport, but for being built only 10 years ago, it suffers some flaws that you wouldn't expect. This is true of CDG
as well. Why is it that once you enter the gates area in these two airports, you're stuck sitting there with no place to roam or go? It would make more sense to me to have the gates area filled with shops and places to eat while waiting for the flight. Also, terminal one has 4 concourses, and you cannot walk to each one without re-entering germany. This of course isn't very convenient. When arriving from AMS
, I had to go through a pseudo passport control, and them baggage arrival is sort of awkward too. Nevertheless pleasant and not negative. I didn't like the long underground walk from the terminal though to get to the train station. I like walking, but it was all underground, and with all your stuff... skis, two bags, carry-on luggage, it's a far distance to walk.
also has a nice airport, but I know that it is in no way a hub like the others.