thaiaggie
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I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:42 am

I was just listing the places I have been to for fun. Then it came up on my list that I have been to places like Salt Lake City or Taipe (for connections) so many times without actually going outside the airport. So i was wondering if anyone has same experience like this that you cannot really say that "you've been there".

I guess walking around nice 9or some not so nice) airports for several hours doesn't really count although couple hours at DXB or SIN or new BKK would be nice.

[Edited 2006-08-24 03:44:43]
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:53 am

I've been to AMS three times, leaving the aircraft, and to TPE, RUH, and CMB without leaving the aircraft.

[Edited 2006-08-24 03:57:22]
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:57 am

I have been to..

OMA
DTW
LAX
SFO
MCI

without stepping out of the airport.

Alex

Edit- forgot ORD-kind of.. Silly

[Edited 2006-08-24 04:00:42]
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:59 am

Way too many to list . . . .

Also this belongs in Polls and Prefs.
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:01 am

Paris ... CDG .....................
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:01 am

CLE, HKG, ADL, I think that's it. Though there are some cities that I transited through first, then went to later in life.
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:07 am

DEN - 1
DFW - 6
MGA - 1
SAP - 1
IAH - 2

[Edited 2006-08-24 04:49:39]
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:08 am

Been to ORD and ATL without stepping out of the airport.
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:15 am

Yes, and I would assume many frequent flyer's have a list. My list has gotten smaller the more I fly. There is also another subcategory after being at an airport without stepping foot outside, stopping at an airport without getting off the plane. I've been in airports multiple hours changing planes and 20-40 minutes with a passenger stop flying SW. Cities I have spent a lot of time at without going out of the airport are Salt Lake City and Atlanta. My whole impression of these cities is based on the bar/food service, and souvenirs sold at their airports (politicians take note, make sure the quality of your airport services helps to promote flyer's to want to spend more time in your city). Cities I have stopped at without leaving the aircraft, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, El Paso.
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:16 am

DEN - 1
ORD - 6
DFW - 1

I think that's it...
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:17 am

Taipei, Milan, Cincinnati, and Toronto.
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:19 am

J'berg South Africa...I flew over to look at an airplane and during the flight south accross africa work backed out of the deal...I landed and the SAA agent id's me and hands me a ticket home in 5 hours.......

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:23 am

MSP and MEM are the only places where I've never actually left the airport, although in a number of cases (such as AMS, NRT, DTW, ORD, IAH) my ratio of transit to visit is pretty high.

Steve
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:23 am

VLC - 3
GRU - 2
BCN - 1
MXP - 1
JFK - 1
SFO - 1
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:42 am

IAH and ORD both 2x for me  Smile
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:45 am

HAV and GRU
here...
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380, 73G, 788, 789, 346
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:49 am

CDG - 2
ORD - 2
CLT - 1
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:12 pm

Nice thread. Here's my list.

DFW
STL
DTW
CVG
ERI (private aviation)
YUL
DXB

I think we'll keep seeing the same hubs, with some interesting outliers with interesting stories. Airport I'd most like to visit but not leave: YQX (Gander)
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:17 pm

-MSP
-MEM
-IND, until last summer when I actually went into the city
-DTW...sort of. Was bumped once & stayed at a nearby hotel, but I've never been into Detroit.

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:42 pm

-LAX
-AMS
-MCN (not only have I flown there at least twice (GA) without leaving the airport, I've also driven through there a few times without getting off the interstate!)
F L Y D E L T A J E T S
 
thaiaggie
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:48 pm

TPE - about 10
SLC - more than 10
NRT- 4
ICN/ Seoul - 4
SEA - 2
MSP-1
Cincinnati -1
Barrow, Alaska in Feb. It was Cold!
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:55 pm

i've been to:

DTW
AMS
DEL
LHR
LAX
ORD
CVG
CDG
and of course CMH

[Edited 2006-08-24 05:56:29]
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:57 pm

Let's see...

YUL
YWG
YHZ

I know there are more but I just can't remember right now.

Devon
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:08 pm

DTW
MSP
DFW
STL
PSG
Wrangell...what is that code this will kill me
GEG
SLC
ATL
 
thepilot
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:15 pm

Hmm...

ATL
CLT
DFW
OAK

Most of the airports I go to are for final destination.
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kgin11
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:21 pm

Places I've been 'terminally'

Warsaw
Frankfurt
Detroit
Denver
Dallas
Chicago-O'Hare
Miami
Newark
Minneapolis
Houston
Kelley Gin
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:24 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 23):
Wrangell...what is that code this will kill me

WRG

http://www.airnav.com/airport/PAWG

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:12 pm

This has happened to me a lot-
San Jose de Costa Rica
Manous, Brazil
Salt Lake City
Atlanta
Shannon Airport, Ireland
Lincoln, NB
Columbus, Cincinatti
Seattle
Memphis
Miami
DFW
Houston
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:18 pm

does MSP count for me? i connected there with a three hour layover but went to the mall of america in spare time then came back in time for the flight  Wink




thats just a good memory , others are just too many to remember  Wink
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:57 pm

1.St.louis
2.Amsterdam
3.Munich
4.CDG
5.Derry
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:28 pm

1-MSY on the way to ZIH from YUL B737-200
2-YWG on the way t o HNL Wardair
3-LGA eastern to FLL
4-JFK AA to SJU
5-MCO from ATL to PBI
6-TPA from ATL to PBI
7-ATL from BOS to PBI
8-HNL From mainland to OGG
9-YQB stop to YZV
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:30 pm

i went to AMS, took a 3 hour walk around the city, then got on my plane to HAJ
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:52 pm

VIE
BRU
WAW
FRA
LHR
ZRH (I've left the airport a few times to stay in ZRH or drive to Lugano, but several times on my way to Greece I've just passed through).

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:17 pm

CVG - en route to AVL
MKE - en route to GFK, via MSP
MSP - en route to GFK/AVL
EWR - en route to IND
CLE - en route to YYZ
DTW - en route to AVL
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:31 pm

ive been to DUB only but i had a little walk outside!
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:48 pm

For me:

ABZ
WIC (didn't even step off the plane)
LSI (well, I went outside for about 1min to make a phone call)
LAX (no further than the airport hotel, so I guess that counts)

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:52 am

I'm surprised there aren't more middle eastern airports in people's lists, seeing that they are growing fast based on connecting passengers!

Dubai
Abu Dhabi
Muscat
Houston
Madrid
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:55 am

FRA - 6
CPH - 12
DFW - 1
IAD - 1
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:04 am

Bangor, Maine
Denvor, Colorado
Zurich, Switzerland
Washington DC
Munich, Germany

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:32 am

Cities I've been to, but never left the airport:

SLC
PDX
LGA
JFK
TLH
DFW
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:42 am

* SCQ, a fuel stop whilst onroute from SOU to TFS in 2003.
* DXB, change of aircraft whilst travelling on EK from BHX to SIN and back very recently.
* AMS, change of aircraft whilst travelling on KL from LHR to SIN and return in 2004.

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:10 am

DFW
ABJ
CDG
LIS
LAD
CLT
NBO
EBB
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:57 am

RDU, PIT, SLC, ATL, and ORD.
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:39 am

DXB / BKK / FRA / LAX / HNL / BHX are the only airports I can think of that I have passed through but never been to the city that they serve
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:44 am

FRA
AMS
LIS
AGP
SIN
CGK
SHJ
CLE
IAH
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:10 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 26):

D'OH  banghead 

i just was there like a week ago too.
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:47 am

Airports where I've connected, but never stepped outside the airport.
MAN
ICN
JFK
DTW
CVG
BOS

Damn, I thought it was more...  silly 

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:01 am

ORD-1 time
DFW-1 time
ATL-2 times
IAD-2 times
MIA-4 times

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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:16 am

ORD (just a couple days ago)
MEM
DTW
GSO
ABE (seriously)
:evil:
 
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RE: I've Been There...but Only The Airport

Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:47 am

ZRH
CLT
MAN
MXP
FCO
Heathrow has been described as the only building site to have its own airport.

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