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Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:19 am

I wonder what people think are the best airports in the U.S. My personal favorites are SFO, LAS, and MSP. Your thoughts.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:29 am

Well'm sure this will get moved,but my faves are (as a pax):
LAS (D-Terminal) once you get past security.

SNA,just the best in So-Cal (love the shared gates).

LIH,love the open-ness (hey,it's Hawaii!)

ROC,yes I'm partial,but,it's nice!

DEN is nice,too.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:31 am

Suggest you post this thread in the Polls and Preferences forum:

http://www1.airliners.net/discussion.../aviation_polls/index.main?rand=81
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:33 am

Well, I guarantee I'm the only one who thinks this way. My favorite airport in the U.S. is SLC, closely followed by ATL.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:38 am

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 3):
Well, I guarantee I'm the only one who thinks this way. My favorite airport in the U.S. is SLC, closely followed by ATL.

I agree with SLC (skiing baby!! woo!)
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:50 am

Favorite hub airport: DTW
Favorite O/D airport: MCO
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:59 am

Well, from the ones i have been to, its gotta be DFW, FLL and DEN.
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:06 pm

my favorite is PVD =]
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:08 pm

IAH is great......lots of runways and few delays until the weather goes to hell like at most airports. So I am partial but ya know what, look at the numbers of on time airports and airlines that sever them.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:26 pm

MCO something about it I just love.

CMH different styling, but there is nothing like returning home after a few years!

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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:38 pm

Personally, here are some of my favourites:

MCO - very airy, easy to get around in, easy in and out. Only negatives are the lines at security can be very long.
LAS Terminal D - very spacious, was clean, free wi-fi a big plus.
DTW - Best hub - nice and new, the train is real fast, and now that C is redone, it's real nice. Only complaint is no train between A and B/C.

Just for the record, here are some of my least favourites:
STL - wasn't really impressed with the AA hub operation area (concourses, etc.). Other AA hubs I've been to (ORD, JFK, DFW) are in much better shape in my opinion.
PHL - the one airport I avoid. A-West is beautiful, the other US Airways gates are a dump. Between that and the delays I always get going through there, I've given up on that airport, and if I take US Airways, I go through CLT or I choose another airline.
LAX T6/7/8 - I wasn't too impressed with the UA hub operation there...not a whole lot of food operations around 10 p.m., concourses were pretty run down.
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:41 pm

For large airports HNL & BNA. For small airports Redmond, OR. RDM
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:53 pm

SFO Intl Term is great - but the UA domestic concourse smells like wet dog for 8 months of the year  yuck 

Austin Bergstrom - great facility imho...
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:47 pm

My ranking: best:

DEN
MCO
JFK
PIT
DTW
SFO
ONT
LAS

worst:

IAD
CMH
PHX
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:36 am

Here's my best US list in no particular order:

ATL
BDL
JFK
BOS
MCO

My Worst List:

MIA
DCA/IAD
EWR


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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:46 am

My favourite airport is definately: ACK. Such a nice place, a wood terminal! it's my dream's airport!
then maybe BOS and JFK for the variety...
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:30 am

HOU is an outstanding airport, particularly the new central concourse.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:41 am

Even though I haven't been to that many U.S. airports, I have to say that BWI is one of the best.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:54 am

ATL... is my choice!!!!

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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:19 am

Best Big Airport: Love MCO!

Best Smaller Airport: AUS! It's new, spacious, contemporary, clean, and friendly!
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:08 am

DEN and DTW

LAX for variety when planespotting, but merge the terminals together please!!!
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:43 am

Quoting ContinentalAUS (Reply 19):
Best Smaller Airport: AUS! It's new, spacious, contemporary, clean, and friendly!

YES CAN ABIA GET SOME LOVE?

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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:52 am

Hub:CVG(Terminal B)
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:56 am

GRR!

RSW
FLL
EWR

All great airports. EWR is only on there cause it is home for me.


ORD is good to, save for the terrible delays.

I despise JFK though.
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:08 pm

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 11):
For large airports HNL & BNA.

Oh, my friend, HNL is a dump! Short of the open walkways, there isn't much to write home about. The retail and dining options are fair at best, and if you happen to fly in or out of the Diamond Head Concouse, bring your best 70s retro garb as it's in dire need of a 21st century rehab.

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 11):
Austin Bergstrom - great facility imho...

Concur. The car rental facility on the roof of the parking garage kicks ass, too.

Add SFO to my list of great US airports, especially if it's with UA; the food court there is one of the best around.

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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:26 am

in no personal preference/order

ATL
JFK
CVG
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:41 am

LAS!!!!! not really because of the airport....it's all about the city....  goodvibes   hyper   tongue   Cool

Back to the topic:
1. DTW  praise 
2. SLC
3. MSP
4. ATL
5. MCO

worst (from my own experience): DFW, IAD, JFK, ORD
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:21 am

SFO International.

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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:32 pm

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 3):
Well, I guarantee I'm the only one who thinks this way. My favorite airport in the U.S. is SLC



Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 4):
I agree with SLC (skiing baby!! woo!)



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 8):
IAH is great......lots of runways and few delays until the weather goes to hell like at most airports



Quoting SK601 (Reply 26):
LAS!!!!! not really because of the airport....it's all about the city....

Back to the topic:
1. DTW
2. SLC
3. MSP
4. ATL
5. MCO

worst (from my own experience): DFW, IAD, JFK, ORD

My faves and hates:

1) SLC (Terminal 1)
2) STL (pre-AA)
3) IAH (CO BABY WOO!)
4) EWR (see above)
5) JFK/LAX (variety)

Hates:

1) ATL (DL is hubbed there)
2) CVG (same reason)
3) JFK T-3
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:40 am

DTW and DEN. I fly to STL a lot and that is not one of my favorites.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:56 am

Hate to be a hometown hero, but I think IND's new terminal will be one of the nicest in all the land when it opens.

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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:44 pm

LAS
ANC
MSP
DTW
DEN
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:21 pm

Denver was my favourite, spacious, modern and clean.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 20):
LAX for variety when planespotting, but merge the terminals together please!!!

Fix the fuckin Baggage claim please, that along with LAS can be a real clusterfuck if you come in at the wrong time.


As for me, I love DCA. There may not be a lot of shops in the terminal, but the last time I checked I do not shop there.
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:01 pm

SMF, ISP, SEA, and BWI

least favorite -

LAS, EWR, OAK (improving though)
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:34 pm

What about LAX, the main Asia/Pacifico gateway in the US?


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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:55 pm

AUS of course.  checkmark   yes   bouncy 
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:26 pm

PDX is a great medium sized-airport. I like it better than the others I see mentioned here.
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:52 pm

EWR terminal C is bright, spacious, has alot of shops and restaurants, a large parking deck, easy access to ground transportation AND .....is only a 30 minute ride to my house!
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:58 am

I remember the days when Tampa ranked high scores. Little by little they seem to be tearing down old air sides and building new ones. My fav is Orlando.
 
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:08 am

I like smaller airports. PWM is fantastic, as is LGB.

For large airports, BOS is the best. Arrivals over the harbor are breathtaking, and Terminal C has not conformed to the cut and paste, new design terminalos that appear everywhere. It is a classic of its day, open and kinda funky!
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RE: Best Airport In The U.S.

Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:37 pm

Best:
Hub - IAH
Large Non-Hub - TPA
Small - ATW
Really Small - ACV
Australian - SYD
UK - BRS

Worst:
Hub - LAX
Large Non-Hub - LAS* (only because the baggage claim is so fracking slow!)
(no real dislikes in the other categories)

* - yes, I know LAS is a hub for US/HP, but I've never connected there, so for me it's not a hub.

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