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Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:40 pm

Hey, we all know each others fav. aircraft/airline,etc. But i have never seen a thread which asks you guys what your favourite airport in the world is. Lets keep it confined to international airports which have mostly international airports. No domestic, cuz , for example there are a million small airports in the USA which most of us dont know about  Smile.

I mean lets hear which intl. airport you like the best and for what reason. List two airports you like best in order of preference.

I will start:

1. Singapore Changi (SIN): because they have anything you can think of under the sun available at your disposal. Everyone is helpful, and you can sit for hours and hours in the airport and not get bored. Changi has really been a pioneer in the new generation airports.

2. Hongkong International (HKG): Merely because i had a 16 hour lay over there last year and i didnt get bored for even a minute. Infact, by the end of it my eyes were sore from gazing out of the windows. And best of all, i met 4 different people who were A.net members taking photographs of planes. Everything in that airport is photography friendly expect a few hours in the afternoon when the glare just doesnt allow you to take good pictures.

What i missed about both the airports were observation decks. Either they didnt have them, or i didnt find them!

Waiting to hear your fav.

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:46 pm

1. LAX (home hub, 747 heaven)
2. FRA (first international flight)
3. MSY (current home airport)
4. OXR (Closest to home with commercial flights)
5. DEN (United's Concourse is awesome)
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:54 pm

I'd say this topic goes in polls&prefs.

But anyway
1. AMS, because the views are awesome
2. ZRH, because there is a lot of choice and it's not too far from where I live
3. GVA, because it's my home airport

Unclassified:
INN (beautiful, but few traffic), FRA (never been but is planned!), SXM (never bene either but looks so good), and other places i'd like to go like JFK, LAX, HKG, SIN etc. etc....
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:56 pm

My fav has to be MCO its just so clean and easy to find your way around and it has all you need. Its not too small and not to big and very passenger friendly.
My other fav is LHR its just a heaven of widebodys and airlines you just dont see everyday, my faverouite place to spot by far!!!
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:18 am

YVR - The international Arrival area is incredible
LAX - All the different airlines are a treat for someone like me from a town with a small airport
HNL - although old, I love the open air concept and the smells of the tropics when you step out of the plane is awesome.

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:18 am

my favourite airport are :

1) NCE : i think it's one of the most beautiful airport, i love the T2 !

2) MCO : very nice airport too, clean...

3) CDG : because it's so huge Big grin
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:50 am

I like PDX. The new terminal is open and light with a good selection of food and shopping.
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:10 am

MCO... very nice and good shopping and eating places

PIT... when it was busy, was a great airport
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 1:32 am

Singapore Changi Aiport - one of the truly great aiports of the world.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 12:05 pm

My choices are:

1 SIN - beautiful, natural features and flowers and plants
2 AMS - very easy, loaded with things to do
3 DXB - love the layout and neatness
3 MCO - easy to navigate and laid out (my ex-home base)
4 TPA - easy to navigate and my current base
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 12:27 pm

1. DTW
2. YVR
3. MSP
4. DEN
5. SFO
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 5:44 pm

Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
What i missed about both the airports were observation decks. Either they didnt have them, or i didnt find them!

SIN Does have An observation deck

that's is why its one of my Favs.. I spent 8 hours there in jan waiting for my flight back home, and i came across the sunflower deck great spotting place. and I just loved the atmosphere, and the little forrest with the pond and some benches..

My other fav is CPH not beeing patriotic but the airport is so airy and clean. and the Architecure yum its beautiful.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 6:45 pm

GVA - My home airport.
AMS - Great views, intense traffic of heavies.
Whatever
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 7:59 pm

CGK - I love the gardens you see within the terminals when you arrive and the typical Java look is amazing!
HKG - It's very modern and huge!
SIN - Very clean!
AMS - Home Airport, but I think it's kind off messy and starting to be old fashioned.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 01, 2006 11:52 pm

ZRH: my home airport and pretty cool for spotting
KUL: home of MH and a great modern airport
ICN: another modern airport with KE and OZ
NRT: excellent traffic (not my favorite to travel to/from
HND: great traffic
SBH: well, it's approach is great. and yes
SXM: it's simple, Maho Beach!
HEL: good fancy Scandinavian airport
CPT: it's more the city than the airport
LAX: good place to hang around
MLE: very special
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Tue May 02, 2006 3:40 pm

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Thu May 04, 2006 1:01 pm

Great topic !

#1-MCO big..yet still very easy to navigate, CLEAN, great shops and eateries

#2-ATL love the amount of options for shops and eateries, big, and where im usually located I always have a great view of the runway
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Thu May 04, 2006 3:58 pm

1.SYD, because its where my heart on earth is.
2.LHR, just in awe of its size, traffic and brilliance.
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 2:57 am

Out of the one's I've been to, LPA is by far the best, it's SO well organised and just looks nice, it's not complicated and you can see the whole airfield from departures!

Also then you have my local CWL, which is a fab little airport, we don't have THAT much to boast about but we're forever growing  Smile

But I think the cream of the crop goes to LAS, purely for that amazing approach over the strip! I can't wait for that at the end of the year, it's gonna be amazing!
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 4:52 am

1)MCO-Home and also very nice and clean

2)ATL-Love seing all the DL and FL planes

3)IND-Nice little airport


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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 5:06 am

I like WI14. Folks falling out of airplanes on a daily basis.

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 5:28 am

1. PBI- Very easy to use.
2. CVG- When connecting between 2 mainline Delta flights its a great airport.
3. BOS- Terminal A is very nice
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 5:52 am

For me:
LHR (in terms of planes and variety you can see)
MAD (my home airport, plus a wonderful new terminal)
CDG (great architecture, and variety)
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 6:20 am

LHR best place to see a jumbo jet and the best place to see my favourite airline  Smile
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 11:05 am

LHR
FRA
MAN

Variety and Quality

Would love to go to LAX from the photo's I've seen of it !
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 11:39 am

Quoting Keego (Reply 3):
My fav has to be MCO



Quoting FoxXray (Reply 5):
2) MCO : very nice airport too, clean...



Quoting Nkops (Reply 7):
MCO... very nice and good shopping and eating places

MCO is a derivative (ripoff?) of TPA's design. Will admit that it's a good airport, but not the best. Love AMS,too...what don't they have there?
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Mon May 08, 2006 12:12 pm

1. ANC: never know what your gonna see
2. SEA: the new A terminal and main area is awesome
3. PSP: open area is awesome
4. PDX: much nicer than i expected
5. HNL: i love that model store
6. RDM: nice for a commuter airport
7. SFO: some parts of it are just awesome
8. SAN: theres something i like about it
9. LAS: it has gotten a lot nicer
10. ADQ (Kodiak Alaska) for anyone thats been there.  Wink
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Tue May 09, 2006 2:38 am

1. LAX -- non-stop action, tons of areas from which to spot
2. BOS -- where my dad first took me to spot in jr. high
3. IAD -- new home base, not to mention work  Big grin

For an honorable mention, TLV and its approach path. Terminal 3 (NTBG) is only a year and a half old and very slick, but my favorite moments involving LY and TLV were my morning (southbound) walks down the beach in Tel Aviv, spotting a handful of LY744s...gorgeous. I've had few finer spotting moments than doing so with my feet in the Mediterranean as the sun rose.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Wed May 10, 2006 11:24 am

Man... SXM hands down. I gotta get back ASAP, even if the beer is expensive as hell it's worth it.  silly 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Wed May 10, 2006 2:37 pm

LAS
AMS
ATL-Home
PHX
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Wed May 10, 2006 11:44 pm

-Copenhagen
-Amsterdam
-Munich
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Thu May 11, 2006 12:43 pm

The neatest airport I have had the opportunity to visit has to be Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This little beauty has thatched roofs, plenty of viewing space, and a children's playground right at the edge of the apron!

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Thu May 11, 2006 10:44 pm

Ok here are my top 5
1 HKG
2 SYD
3 HNL
4 ATL
5 LHR.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 4:55 am

Quoting GrinddalSK340 (Reply 11):
My other fav is CPH not beeing patriotic but the airport is so airy and clean. and the Architecure yum its beautiful.

haha couldn't have said it better myself  Smile I totally agree and I am not being patriotic either. CPH is just AWESOME!

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 5:54 am

GOT - G�teborg Landvetter perhaps. Seems well-organised and clean, with nice and friendly staff.

HEL's a nice place too.  Smile
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 6:40 am

1. YYZ: only one that i know how to get around
2. ATL: lots of DL jets
3. MCO: clean and organizied; i like the monorail
4. CUN: perfect spot to put an airport to get an excellent view of the hotels
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 7:57 am

TPA - easy to navigate, convenient to the city centre...add a few more food options in the groundside terminal and it'd be perfect.

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 25):
MCO is a derivative (ripoff?) of TPA's design.

Well, in fairness, so are the newer parts of LAS, as well as several other airports worldwide.

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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 9:04 am

Quoting Delta787 (Reply 21):
BOS- Terminal A is very nice

It's quite nice, only thing that stinks is the fact that 50% of the ticket counters are unoccupied. The TSA checkpoints are pretty smooth as well, much more so than when DL was in Terminal C.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 10:24 am

Quoting N766UA (Reply 28):
Man... SXM hands down. I gotta get back ASAP, even if the beer is expensive as hell it's worth it. silly

Maybe nice sitting on the beach looking at the airport, but the actual airport is really crappy.

My favorite is SBH, which is very closeby.

DAL is great too.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting NateDAL (Reply 38):
Maybe nice sitting on the beach looking at the airport, but the actual airport is really crappy.

Eh, yeah true that. I was thinking from a spotting prospective. I guess PIT, CVG and FCO would be up there for ease of use, etc. FRA sucks for walking.
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Fri May 12, 2006 12:55 pm

ATL-The amount of air traffic that flows through that airport is phenominal. I think the underground train is also a neat concept which allows for more gate space.

HNL-Love the open air feeling.

ZRH-Planes rotate right at the end of the terminal.

LAX-great place for spotting large aircraft
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sat May 13, 2006 1:42 am

My home base..MCO is my favorite...they layout, places to eat, shopping, the monorails-they rock. I think MCO is perfect, really, what's not to like?
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sat May 13, 2006 5:03 pm

My top five would be:

1. IST (home airport)
2. MUC (very efficient, easy to connect to other flights)
3. ZRH (great spotting)
4. DXB (great shopping)
5. OAK (to my surprise, you can walk in and out of the airport while waiting for your luggage to arrive. This means a quick smoke  Smile )
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun May 14, 2006 12:46 am

ATL - It is so big, busy, but yet so easy to navigate
LAX - Great spotting from the In-N-Out Burger!!!
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun May 14, 2006 4:59 am

JFK for me.
Followed closely by LHR
 
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RE: Whats Your Favourite Airport?

Sun May 14, 2006 12:20 pm

Top 3 for me:

1: LHR
2: CDG
3: YUL (my home airport)
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