PatrickZ80 wrote:My best connection experience so far has been Copenhagen, a very efficient airport. But I have to admit I didn't connect very much, so there's little comparison.
LH748 wrote:I have connected at CDG, LHR, ATL, DTW, CLT, DFW, ORD, STL, SFO, YUL, YYZ, XMN, KWI, IST, MXP, ZRH, LIS, SGN, DMK
Best: DTW, YUL, CLT
Worst: LHR, CDG
New connection airports coming this year are HEL, PHL, MIA
smallmj wrote:I like the fact that you don't have to clear immigration/customs and security in CDG when flying INTL-INTL, unless you choose to leave the airport and visit the city on a long layover.
Jutlander wrote:That's not my experience with CDG, one of the worst airports. Had to change terminals which was a nightmare. Collect and recheck luggage, never again! Info was only available in French which I don't speak. Nobody at this airport speaks descent English.
smallmj wrote:Yeah a terminal change would be a real hassle. I was flying AF YYZ-CDG-DKR and it was all in terminal 2. The key to managing the language barrier is to try a little French. Once they discover that you aren't an arrogant Anglophone you'll find Francophones much easier to communicate with.
So then I am the arrogant Anglophone, but why is this never a problem outside France? Why can't the French accept that their language is just a local language for their country only. There is only one world language, that's English. Every country except for France agrees with that. When I connect in AMS they don't expect me to speak Dutch either. I have also connected in MAD and FCO, they don't expect me to speak Spanish or Italian. Even when I connect in FRA or MUC I don't need to speak German (I can, but I could get away with English if I wanted to).
If nobody except the French insist on foreigners speaking their local language, then who is arrogant?
LAX, long immigration queues, crowded, no terminal transfer. Also, very crowded. Only visited once, so small sample size.
Jutlander wrote:Never in AMS? You should try it, IMHO one of the best airports
hoons90 wrote:Munich, hands down. Incredibly efficient and easy.
smallvoyageur wrote:ARN is horrible for international/non-Schengen to domestic/Schengen connections and vice versa. It is cramped, long-winded, as you are basically completely checking out and then checking in of the airport and with insufficient space in airport security.
smallmj wrote:So if we travellers are able meet them part way by trying a bit of French then things will likely go better for us.
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