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Best and Worst Airports

Discussion in 'General Polls' started by LiveForTheLaunch, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. valleyfair!

    valleyfair! Well-Known Member

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    Haven't updated this in a few years! New(ish) one's in blue above.
    Favorites still Detroit and Dallas. The international (E) terminal in Atlanta is pretty good as well.

    If I'm motivated later I'll try to organize it a little better. Was just looking at a map a few years ago I think and not going alphabetically.
     
  2. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

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    Boston's Domestic terminal was awful, Atlanta's International was epic! Typically I got to Boston early and Atlanta late, wish the circumstances were reversed.
     
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    ^ ha, I've just (like an hour ago) dropped my Dad off at Manchester airport, he's flying via Atlanta and we were just saying that it was a good airport. :)

    EDIT:having said that, apparently he had a nightmare transfer there (big Qs at immigration and security, only just made the connection) and then managed to lose his bags in the car park (that would be HIS fault tho). Hmmm.
     
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  4. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Well-Known Member

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    Detroit and Cleveland are good, And Fort Lauderdale is okay.
     
  5. Smithy

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    UK
    East Midlands
    Luton
    Gatwick
    Stansted
    Birmingham

    Cyprus

    Larnaca

    Denmark
    Copenhagen

    Holland
    Amsterdam

    Sweden
    Gothenberg Landvetter

    Spain
    Reus
    Barcelona
    Alicante
    Madrid

    Palma
    Ibiza
    Gran Canaria
    Tenerife North
    Fuerteventura

    Portugal
    Faro

    Germany
    Cologne-Bonn

    France/Germany/Switzerland
    Euroairport Freiburg Basel Mulhouse whatever

    Norway
    Oslo

    Luxembourg
    Luxembourg City

    Italy
    Milan
    Rome

    Still loathe Stansted with an absolute passion. Horrible to get to, always far too busy for what it can handle at security, at departures, at the gate. Fortunately not had to ride the stupid :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing tram on my last few visits. At least passport control finally had all their e-passport scanners open yesterday because the last few times they've had 2/3rd's shut.

    Oslo Gardemoen was brilliant, easy to navigate, clean, spacious, loads of food options at every area of the airport, and the transport option all linked in the one building.

    Don''t think I commented on just how god-awful Faro airport was too, the actual building looks very impressive but it wasn't :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing finished so we walked out of arrivals into a marquee tent to sort out transfers etc...with piss-leaking portakabins propped up alongside.
     
  6. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Had the pleasure of flying from Detroit on a few occasions now and I've been impressed everything. The terminal is one straight line with loos and shops every so many feet. So much seating, easy to navigate, find departure boards and so on. It's spotless, too. So yeah, Detroit is my favourite.
     
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    Best:
    Singapore Changi and Seoul Incheon
    They win awards for a reason

    Worst:
    Zurich for spite reasons
    Paris CDG for any reason
    Any UK airport (inbound only) with d*cks at immigration
     
  8. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Well-Known Member

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    Detroit is great! It's the closest (big) airport to me and is filled with a variety of cultural shops! The fountain was pretty impressive too IMHO.
    The only bad part of the airport is the road to get there. It can be a bit of a tight fit.
     
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    Vancouver airport is lovely.
    You get off the plane and see this:
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    and the departure area has a stream and fancy aquarium in it:
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  10. LiveForTheLaunch

    LiveForTheLaunch Well-Known Member

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    Yay, loving all the KDTW love <3 I definitely think the Delta terminal is the best (which is the straight line one with the fountain), but even the North Terminal is fab too. It's a shame that their international flights are always so much more expensive than Toronto's, but I do try to fly out of there as often as possible. <3

    Also, the Vancouver airport looks fab!

    Might as well do a little update. I forgot about Boston Logan and I also added some smaller, regional airports to my list.

    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (the best)
    Toronto Pearson Airport
    Philadelphia International Airport
    Hartsfield-Jackson (Atlanta) International Airport
    Orlando International Airport
    Vegas McCarran International Airport
    Newark International Airport
    Boston Logan International Airport
    Los Angeles International Airport
    Fort Lauderdale International Airport
    Holguin Frank Pais International Airport
    Punta Cana International Airport
    London Heathrow International Airport
    London Gatwick International Airport
    London Stanstead International Airport
    Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport
    Berlin Schoenefeld International Airport
    Rome Ciampino International Airport
    Barcelona El Prat International Airport
    Stockholm Arlanda International Airport
    Dusseldorf International Airport
    Hong Kong International Airport
    Tokyo Narita International Airport

    And, airports I have flown to as the pilot...

    Windsor International Airport (my home base, and therefore it's fab)
    Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport
    London International Airport
    Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport
    St. Catharines Niagara District Airport
    Leamington Airport (runway the width of a sidewalk)
    Pelee Island Airport (the most hick airport I have ever been to... I thought there was a terminal building but it was a broom closet)
    Tillsonburg Regional
    Stratford Municipal
    St. Thomas Municipal
    Oshawa Executive Airport (where I almost hit a bundle of birthday balloons on final approach)
    Kingston Norman Rogers Airport (flew right next to the CN Tower windows on the way, it was fab)
    Goderich Municipal
     
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    Ranking all airports I have been to so far:
    1. Orlando
    2. Heathrow
    3. Gatwick
    4. Bristol
    5. Barcelona
    6. Tenerife South
    7. Gran Canaria
    8. JFK (New York)
     
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    I've only been to five airports in my lifetime. These are:
    Orlando
    Gatwick
    Manchester
    Bristol
    Jersey

    Manchester was a surprisingly pleasant airport when I went, but they were all pleasant from what I remember. In terms of airports I haven't been to, I think Dubai deserves a mention, as that arrivals lounge literally looks like a palace!
     
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    Wow!!!! . You've ticked some airports off.
     
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    As I'm an aviation enthusiast as well as a coaster enthusiast, I can put a bit of info into this thread reply.
    Airports I've been to..
    London Heathrow
    London Gatwick
    London Stansted
    London Southend
    London City
    London Luton
    Glasgow int
    Edinburgh
    Inverness
    Manchester
    Newcastle
    Newquay
    Aberdeen ( arrival only)
    Doncaster/ Sheffield ( Departure only)
    Liverpool
    Isle of Man
    Dublin
    Milan Malpensa
    Rome Fuiciumo
    New York JFK
    Lisbon Portella
    Porto
    Berlin Tegel
    Vienna
    Madrid Barajas
    Barcelona El prat
    Prague
    So, the best.. I love flying out of Gatwick funnily. It's just got easy rail connections, straightforward check in, efficent security and the Wetherspoons is pretty decent. Heathrow is brill for a plane observing perspective and Southend is unique as on my way back from Adventure Island the other week, I took the plane from SEN to MAN and security was WALK THROUGH, just me there. ( Very quiet airport)
    And I suppose Luton due to the amount of Airbus A320s and 319s that go into there.
    Newquay is just in the middle of nowhere so a shout for that aerodrome too.
    Non UK airports, hmmm Lisbon is distinctive because it's so desolate. Do love the city so go quite regular.
    Tegel has to be the weirdest with the set-out of security at your individual gate and layout of carousels and waiting areas etc.
    Worse.. Barcelona ( massive queues in T1 for check in) and Manchester T3 as it's the most glum terminal you could wish to fly from and the staff there are quite rude.
    All the rest are ok tbh that I've travelled to.
     
  15. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Time for an updated, less basic, list:

    Africa
    Addis Ababa
    Cape Town
    Johannesburg
    Marakesh

    Asia
    Amman
    Bangkok Don Mueang
    Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
    Beijing
    Ben Gurion
    Bengalaru
    Caticlan
    Cebu
    Changsha
    Chengdu
    Chennai
    Chiangmai
    Chongqing
    Denpasar
    Dubai
    Fukuoka
    Fuzhou
    Hanoi
    Hefei
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Hong Kong
    Jakarta
    Jinan
    Johor Bahru
    Khaosiung
    Ko Samui
    Kota Kinabalu
    Kuala Lumpur
    Langkawi
    Luang Prabang
    Macau
    Mandalay
    Manila
    Mumbai
    Nagoya
    Nanchang
    Nanjing
    Nanning
    Ningbo
    Osaka
    Phuket
    Puerto Princessa
    Seoul Gimpo
    Seoul Incheon
    Shanghai Pudong
    Shenyang
    Shenzhen
    Siem Reap
    Singapore
    Surat Thani
    Taipei Songshan
    Taipei Taoyuan
    Tianjin
    Tokyo Haneda
    Tokyo Narita
    Vientiane
    Wuhan
    Xiamen
    Xian
    Yangon
    Yecheon
    Yogyakarta
    Zhengzhou

    Australasia
    Auckland
    Brisbane
    Christchurch
    Gold Coast
    Queens Town
    Sydney
    Taupo
    Wellington

    Europe
    Athens
    Berlin Schönefeld
    Birmingham
    Brussels
    Budapest
    Dublin
    Dubrovnik
    Edinburgh
    Faro
    Frankfurt
    Gatwick
    Geneva
    Gibraltar
    Girona
    Gothenburg Landvetter
    Heathrow
    Helsinki
    Ibiza
    Krakow
    Lanzarote
    Liverpool
    Ljubljana
    Lubeck
    Luton
    Madrid
    Manchester
    Memmingen
    Moscow Domodedovo
    Moscow Vnukovo
    Paris Beauvais
    Paris CDG
    Reus
    Rimini
    Saint Petersburg Pulkovo
    Schipol
    Stansted
    Stockholm Skavsta
    Tampere
    Toulouse
    Venice

    North America
    Chicago
    Detroit
    Minneapolis –Saint Paul
    Nassau
    New York JFK
    New York La Guardia
    Orlando
    San Diego
    Seattle
    Toronto Pearson
    Washington Regan
     
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