I must confess that I am highly impressed with the design for Terminal 5 at LHR. I enjoyed exploring the BA website for T5.
I am aware of the fact that this is a very international site and that many of you travel quite often. I would imagine that when all the members are put together, almost every airport has been visited by at least one member.
So, what makes a good airport terminal? Which terminals have stuck out in your memories as really great? Does anybody want to share which design they think works best? I am going to guess that the following makes a good terminal:
1. A short physical distance from check-in to security to gate.
2. Efficient and fast security.
3. Enough seating in the gate.
4. A wide variety of shops and restaurants in the terminal.
5. Large windows for natural light and viewing of aircraft.
6. Clear and numerous signs, arrival boards, and departure boards.
7. A fast and efficient baggage claim system.
8. Overall cleanliness.
9. Overall pleasant atmosphere.
My favorite airport that I have been to is MKE. I hope this thread can compile all the reasons people love and hate the terminals they do! I look forward to your responses.