BOE773
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World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:27 am

In my book and with regards to runways it would have to be the following:

DEN.
DFW.
ATL.
ORD.

I flew over DEN when they were dozing the rwys out of the bald prairie and it looked most impressive.

(now will someone hijack this thread title like the Ryanair one and put a question mark against it)
 
cessna157
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:29 am

MCO has a nice setup, with the airsides, although interline conx can be a bit timely.

DFW is works well traffic wise, and the trains between the terminals help for quicker conx.
 
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:31 am

I don't know much about runways, but LHR seems pretty cool to me.
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captaink
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:41 am

i love DFW... great set up.. the train is genius. Love terminal D.
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BOE773
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):

Yes indeed, one finds it fairly cold in LHR!
 
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:39 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
I don't know much about runways, but LHR seems pretty cool to me.

Me too especially with the amount of airlines it gets
 
jeffry747
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:30 pm

You wanna see a little of everything in one day at one airport? Spend one day at JFK.
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:17 pm

LHR T3 is certainly an exotic place, for the sheer number of inter continental carriers based there...can any other Terminal in the world match it?

SIN is my favourite, it's convenience, the facilities, the speed and efficiency they get you through
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:19 pm

I guess LHR or LAX for me  Smile

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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:14 pm

From the ones i´ve visited:

Variety: JFK

Modernity: ATH

Setup: DEN

Views: MZL or SMR

Huge-ness: ATL or FRA
 
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:05 am

LHR for sure.

For the variety of airlines and aircraft, the fantastic approach over central London and the fact you can get a flight to so many cities across the globe from it.

I particularly like the fact that thanks to the UK policy of market liberlaisation over the years, although BA is the dominant carrier there, there is far more variety to be seen than at so many other major airports around the world where you are sometimes hard pressed to see much other traffic than that of the local carrier  Smile
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:56 am

I'm more for the smaller airports. Like in northern Washington, ORS, or Orcas Island airport, is the most beautiful airport I have been to. With a south flow, it is like SXM, you come in right over the Puget Sound. North flow you fly right between two hills and fly right over an active road. It is awesome.

For big airports, it would have to be DTW. They have really put a lot of effort into making it a beautiful and efficient airport.
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luketenley
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:07 pm

Runways: DEN
Terminal Layout: PIT
Craziness: ORD, LAX, ATL
Overall Layout: PIT or DEN... both have alot of room for expansion and minimal delays.
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ordryan28
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RE: World's Greatest Airports.

Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:36 am

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 6):
You wanna see a little of everything in one day at one airport? Spend one day at JFK.

same can be said for ORD...

Quoting Luketenley (Reply 12):
Craziness: ORD, LAX, ATL

very true...

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