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Noise
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:22 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Tampa International Airport yet! Especially now that they are building the airsides, that airport is beautiful! The terminal is nothig to write home about, but those airsides are amazing! Unless you're in the very last remaining "old" airside, you will find that TPA is a very beautiful airport.
 
Rattibone
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:07 am

A388

To answer your question about Montreal, it was a case of the prime minister at the time, Pierre Trudeau believing that Montreal would be the 'offical gateway to Canada' hence building this massive airport 60 miles outside of Montreal. At the time, Dorval was super busy and Mirabel was built to probably handle the 1976 Summer Olympics. Today, the airport is virtually empty. The only airlines flying out of there are charter airlines. Too bad in that Mirabel is quite the massive place.

 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 8:49 am

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tekelberry
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 9:06 am

From the airports I've been to--

1. GMIA (Gen. Mitchell International Airport - Milwaukee, WI)
ok..ok...just kidding

1. Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA)


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2. Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW)


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by188b
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:02 pm

i think barra airport in scotland is beautiful!! not an airport as such because the BA flight lands on the beach....that takes some beating!!
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N670UW
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:07 pm

The layout of PIT is splendid, but I wouldn't call it beautiful. The gray concrete everywhere gets a little boring after a while. Nice approach though, flying over lots of trees.


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trickijedi
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:38 pm

Definitely HKG in terms of appearance both from the inside and the outside.
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chicago757
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:09 pm

Right on Gr8slvrflt...........Chicago Midway is beautiful, and you're right about seeing peoples living rooms from the taxiway. Its that close to the neighborhood! I love it because it has great viewing of takeoffs and landings! Oh and by the way Concordeboy.........ATL is no longer the busiest airport anymore.........ORD took control AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
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andersjt
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:46 am

To StevenUhl777

I never thought I would find anyone else who appreciated the approach to IAD as much as I do. The rolling green Virginia hills are fantastic, especially for a westerner like me.

My experience in this area is limited to domestic locations, but my votes go to (not in any particular order) - IAD, ORD (especially the view of the downtown Chicago skyline), SFO (the new Red Carpet Club), DEN, and ABQ (the new ABQ Sunport is beautiful).



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dan2002
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:20 am

1.Meigs Field CGX
2. BKL Burke Lakefront
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SwissINTLA340
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:33 am

Zurich and Denver are nice. Zurich because of the great pics.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:09 am

Could any airport top THIS?


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