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North America
Seattle
Spokane
Portland
San Francisco
San Jose
Los Angeles
Reno
Las Vegas
Phoenix
Salt Lake City
Boise
Jackson Hole
Denver
Colorado Springs
Aspen
Grand Junction
Omaha
Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Kansas City
New Orleans
Chicago (Midway & O'Hare)
Memphis
Nashville
Birmingham
Detroit
Cleveland
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Columbus
Lexington, KY

Atlanta
Savannah
Miami
Ft. Lauderdale
Orlando
Tampa
Columbia, SC
Charleston

Charlotte
Norfolk
Washington D.C. (Dulles & Reagan)
Baltimore
Philadelphia
New York (Laguardia & JFK)
Newark
Syracuse
Honolulu
Kona
Toronto
Cancun
Acapulco
Panama City (Panama not FL)
Bimini
Paradise Island
San Juan

South America
Buenos Aires

Europe
Reykjavik
London (Heathrow)
Paris (CDG)
Naples
Rome
Venice

Asia
Hong Kong
Tokyo (Narita)
Taipei
Peng Hu
Bangkok
Koh Samui

Oceania
Sydney
Melbourne
Gold Coast
Auckland
Queenstown
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.
 

DelPiero

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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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davidm

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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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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 ****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 ****ing finished so we walked out of arrivals into a marquee tent to sort out transfers etc...with piss-leaking portakabins propped up alongside.
 

Ian

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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.
 

HeartlineCoaster

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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
 

Zek_Teh_Kek

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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.
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.
 

SilverArrow

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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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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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astead04

Roller Poster
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)
 

Matt N

Strata Poster
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!
 

INfusionBPBrules!

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I wasn't going to bother with a list, but then actually got a bit curious as to how many I've been to, so here goes:

Manchester
Liverpool
Birmingham
Stansted
Gatwick
Heathrow
Luton
Edinburgh
Ibiza
Lanzarote
Paris CDG
Paris Beauvais
Toulouse
Reus
Girona
Madrid
Faro
Gibraltar
Venice
Rimini
Geneva
Schipol
Frankfurt
Lubeck
Memmingen
Gothenburg (City or Landvetter?)
Stockholm Skavsta
Tampere
Helsinki
Athens
Budapest
Krakow
Amman
Ben Gurion
Ljubljana
Dubrovnik
Moscow Domodedovo
Moscow Vnukovo
Saint Petersburg Pulkovo
Marakesh
Orlando
Nassau
New York JFK
New York La Guardia
San Diego
Toronto Pearson
Seoul Gimpo
Seoul Incheon
Yecheon
Osaka
Fukuoka
Tokyo Narita
Tokyo Haneda
Taipei Taoyuan
Taipei Songshan
Shanghai Pudong
Beijing
Hong Kong
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Kota Kinabalu
Johor Bahru
Bangkok Don Mueang
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
Chiangmai
Surat Thani
Ko Samui
Phuket
Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Vientiane
Luang Prabang
Hanoi
Manila
Caticlan

Most of them tend to blur into one to be honest, in that I hate the vast majority of them. I love being in a new place, but I despise the process of actually getting there. A few of those are obviously just tiny, :emoji_zipper_mouth: local airports, but to fair, while they're not great as far as the facilities go, they're usually really quick to get through. I'm not going to include the little :emoji_zipper_mouth: ty ones in the worst list, just more major ones.

Some that stand out in a good way:

Singapore - Huge, yet incredibly efficient and actually a pleasant place to have to hang around for a couple of hours.

Hong Kong - Similar to Singapore really. Had a 5 hour delay and didn't mind. Free computer terminals (before the days of ubiquitous WiFi, which I'm sure it probably has for free now. Any airport that charges for WiFi is a :emoji_zipper_mouth: ing disgrace btw)

Seoul Incheon - Probably been through here more than any other. It's huge, but always get through the faff within a few minutes

Liverpool - Favourite in the UK and not just because it's the closest to me. It's small, but has everything the bigger airports have and some that they don't, including fast food and coffee chains. Always get through really quickly as well. Could do with a rail link though.

Worst:

Luton - Disgusting, vile place. Feels like an overcrowded bus station from the '60s.

Moscow Domodedovo - Poorly planned and laid out. Stupidly inefficient.

Ben Gurion - Actually a nice airport (FAB central fountain thing), but ridiculous security. I was questioned by 4 different people and had everything in my bag swabbed. Apparently, this is normal, and this was leaving the country.

Paris CDG - Honestly, fly to Beauvais and take the bus into the city. CDG is a horrible introduction to Paris, and the train ride into the city, through the gratified slums, is disgusting.
Wow!!!! . You've ticked some airports off.
 

INfusionBPBrules!

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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.
 

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Wow!!!! . You've ticked some airports off.

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
 

sirloin

Roller Poster
I've got a fairly extensive list, so I'll just stick to the highlights:

Awesome:
AMS
ATL
BWI
CLT *****
DEN
DFW *****
DTW
IAD *****
IAH
MSP
MUC
PIT
SFO
SIN
SYD

***** = Amazingawesomesauce

Unpleasant Even Though They Shouldn't Be:
DAL
LAX
MCI
MDW
SAN

Surprisingly Good:
BUF
CMH
MHT
SDF
TYS
 

b&mfanboy123

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I flew into Luton last week

Yep.
Ryanair i'm guessing?

Great
Singapore Changi,


Tokyo Narita
Mumbai CSIA
Munich
Frankfurt
Seoul Incheon

Good Enough
Chicago
Lax
Tampa
Orlando
New York JFK
San antonio
London Heathrow
Dallas
Taipei Taoshyan

Bad
Delhi
Minneapolis
London Gatwick
 
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