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Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:34 pm
by BobMUC
Mods, please move it to a different forum if this is the wrong one.

I just saw a short report on http://www.bild.de (sorry, in German only) about attractions at airports.
https://www.bild.de/reise/fluege/fluege ... .bild.html

Two really nice ones are mentioned but there are probably many mores:

- Swimming pool at PUJ (Punta Cana):
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https://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/g ... 0.bild.jpg

- Beer brewery at MUC:
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm
by PW100
AMS:

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Dutch Masterpieces at Rijksmuseum Schiphol.


https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/schiphol

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:01 pm
by konkret

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:24 pm
by slcdeltarumd11
SLC had/will hopefully re-open its Golf Course. Wingpointe.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:38 pm
by Jawaiiansky66
Its not really an attraction, but i like how YVR has thematic areas throughout its airport terminals. Small aquarium, tidal beach, etc.

http://www.yvr.ca/en/blog/2018/summer-2018-travel-tips

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:40 pm
by SRQKEF

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:41 pm
by Chemist
TPE each gate has a different theme.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 pm
by FlyRow
PW100 wrote:
AMS:

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Dutch Masterpieces at Rijksmuseum Schiphol.


https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/schiphol


And a library!

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 pm
by BobMUC
SRQKEF wrote:


Ok, there are pools at other airports too but I still take PUJ... the view is unmatched and I'm not talking about the lady! :D

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:48 pm
by SheikhDjibouti
At Heathrow, they used to have the Queen's Building
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OMG - plastic chairs and everything! I can almost smell the kerosene now.
And yes, that must be an LH 737-100 :bigthumbsup:

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:06 pm
by Breathe
Newcastle has a doner kebab shop...

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:09 pm
by NozPerry
ATH has a small Acropolis museum which is really cool!

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:15 pm
by florens
Chemist wrote:
TPE each gate has a different theme.


Same in Tallinn TLL (Estonia).

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 pm
by UpNAWAy
Houston (IAH) has Cows dressed as Astronauts....
https://foursquare.com/v/george-bush-in ... 2032361fe3

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:29 pm
by SRQKEF
BobMUC wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:


Ok, there are pools at other airports too but I still take PUJ... the view is unmatched and I'm not talking about the lady! :D


Fully agreed!

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:43 pm
by Ziyulu
Aviation Museum at SFO International Terminal.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:43 pm
by Ziyulu
Slot machines at LAS.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:45 pm
by Ziyulu
And the TSA security check is an attraction (security theater) at all US airports. Seeing people put their hands up when going through the scanner and watching the agents yell at passengers.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:46 pm
by dredgy
Golf course at incheon.


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Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:47 pm
by SFOThinker
Chubu International Airport (aka, Centrair) has a Japanese ofuro bath with a view and massage available. https://www.centrair.jp/en/shop_dine/shop/massage.html

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:52 pm
by ClassicLover
Budapest has the Budapest Aero Park beside the airport - https://www.knaviation.net/museum-budapest

Manchester has the Concorde, Trident, an Avro RJ and more which are next to the airport - https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/at-the-airport/attractions/

Singapore has the Cactus Garden, various other gardens and the pool - http://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-experience/attractions-and-services.html

Sydney has a small Qantas Heritage Collection in the domestic terminal - https://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/heritage-collection-qantas/

Tokyo Haneda has the Japan Airlines Sky Museum beside the airport - https://allabout-japan.com/en/article/4749/

They're all pretty cool!

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:55 pm
by TransWorldOne
PDX has a small theatre that screens short films as well as a distillery where you can taste locally made spirits.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:18 pm
by zappomatic

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:35 pm
by BWIAirport
I like the gardens within Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:21 pm
by smallmj
YHZ has a store where you can buy packaged live lobster to take as carry-on. They'll even bring it air-side for connecting passengers.

I'd rather have a pool.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:50 pm
by Kno
Nothing particularly exciting but BOS has arts and exhibits in every terminal

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 pm
by jettaknight
dredgy wrote:
Golf course at incheon.


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Hmm...golf balls a few feet from jet engines. What could go wrong?

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:36 pm
by FlyRow
jettaknight wrote:
dredgy wrote:
Golf course at incheon.


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Hmm...golf balls a few feet from jet engines. What could go wrong?


looks like a aprils-fools joke instead of a real thing.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:08 pm
by wv399
ATL has multiple art installations throughout the airport.
https://www.atl.com/about-atl/airport-art-program/

There's also the Delta Flight Museum as well as the Porsche Experience right next to the airport.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:29 am
by TC957
All the main Japanese airports have a good variety of attractions. I've seen several weddings at HND T1. The Galaxy Hall on level 6 between the two viewing deck entrances is perfect for receptions, exhibitions and corporate meetings.
Between the two terminals at MUC, there's an open space area and often something going on there, like a music concert, sports event and exhibitions.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:37 pm
by 727tiger
PW100 wrote:
AMS:

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Dutch Masterpieces at Rijksmuseum Schiphol.


https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/schiphol


Unfortunately for us when we transited AMS on 1/2 and again on 1/10, the Rijksmuseum Schiphol is closed for renovations. I don't recall when the posted notice anticipated a reopening. Perhaps someone else on here has a better idea. A shame, too, we had about 4 hours to kill at AMS on 1/2, and we were looking forward to spending some of it in the museum.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:02 am
by Wednesdayite
Call me an old curmudgeon, but just give me a seat at the gate, a power supply, a clean restroom, and somewhere to get decent (yet reasonably priced) food.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:01 am
by DocLightning
SRQKEF wrote:


Oh wow! That's a proper regulation length pool suitable for a serious swimmer to get a workout.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:11 am
by johns624
Wednesdayite wrote:
Call me an old curmudgeon, but just give me a seat at the gate, a power supply, a clean restroom, and somewhere to get decent (yet reasonably priced) food.
+1 Plus a store to buy a magazine and snacks.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:25 am
by SRQKEF
Wednesdayite wrote:
Call me an old curmudgeon, but just give me a seat at the gate, a power supply, a clean restroom, and somewhere to get decent (yet reasonably priced) food.


As long as you include decent windows with little to no glare for some spotting I’m in!

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:52 am
by OlafW
HEL features a sauna (what a surprise...). Only for lounge guests for some years now, but still quite unique.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 am
by TheEuphorian
Before its closure in 2006, DMK used to have an airside bar that is separate from the terminal itself..
BKK, on the other hand, has a spa lounge.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:11 pm
by Coal
SIN has a free movie theater with relatively contemporaneous movies.

Also, Jewel at Changi: http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:15 pm
by readytotaxi
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
At Heathrow, they used to have the Queen's Building
Image

OMG - plastic chairs and everything! I can almost smell the kerosene now.
And yes, that must be an LH 737-100 :bigthumbsup:


And they used to have a penny arcade for the kids to play in if it was raining.

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A great day out at the weekend. :cloudnine:

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:48 am
by CantbeGrounded
SFO is opening an outdoor terrace on 2/6/19:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/o ... 588918.php

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 pm
by StrandedAtMKG
DTW has an LED light display set to music in the tunnel between the A and B/C concourses in the McNamara Terminal.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:19 pm
by KentB27
Pools at airports seem kind of silly to me. What are you supposed to do with your swim suit after you're done? I would hope that they have swim suit dryers.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:37 pm
by readytotaxi
CantbeGrounded wrote:
SFO is opening an outdoor terrace on 2/6/19:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/o ... 588918.php

Shame it is only available to departing passengers.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:20 am
by CantbeGrounded
readytotaxi wrote:
CantbeGrounded wrote:
SFO is opening an outdoor terrace on 2/6/19:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/o ... 588918.php

Shame it is only available to departing passengers.


A pre-security, open-to-the-public sister deck will open before the end of the year.

Re: Attractions at Airports

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:54 pm
by cranberrysaus
I feel sorry for all the folks flying into PUJ and the first thing they have to see is my dad bod getting out of the pool.