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Title: Favorite Airport
Post by: Atlantische Zeiler on January 01, 2013, 11:19:12 PM
What are everyone's favorite airports to fly into?   Mine is probably London Heathrow (LHR), aside from my good old local airport- Westchester County (HPN).
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Aerlingus1916 on January 01, 2013, 11:25:29 PM
What does 'favourite' mean exactly? Coolest, best built, busiest, biggest.....
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Atlantische Zeiler on January 02, 2013, 12:05:17 AM
Coolest, I suppose- I mean HPN is not that cool, but it is very easy, you could show up 15 minutes before your flight boards, and still make it.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Infinity on January 02, 2013, 08:45:09 AM
Berlin TXL. I'm therefore grateful for any delay of the new BER.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Aerlingus1916 on January 02, 2013, 09:45:05 AM
Kuwait or dubai, you just gotta love the emirates ladies walking around in dubai.  ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Jona L. on January 03, 2013, 03:16:03 AM
DUS|EDDL

Not only I work there, but if you know your way, possibly the easiest airport to go through in Germany :)

Also in comparison to other airports I've been to, the one with the most and comfiest smoking areas ;)


cheers,
Jona L.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: knutm1980 on January 03, 2013, 08:05:02 AM
I quite like the look of the old CDG terminals, nothing but proper modernist traffic machines. Shame it's a ballache to get through the airport though. Heathrow terminal 5 is quite decent for a big airport, but can't stand the rest of the mess that is heathrow though.



I prefer leaving airports, rather than arriving though. So in that sense, probably Changi airport. It is nice to get off a plane after such a stretch.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: stevecree on January 03, 2013, 12:41:06 PM
Orlando MCO is mine as it is beautifully laid out, very smart terminal and close to the theme parks   ;D

2nd is my very own Manchester in the glorious UK, due to not being dominated by any one airline the variety of carriers and a/c types is huge.

Last is LHR on my list - it is an absolute dump apart from the new T5 and I avoid if at all possible.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Mr.HP on January 03, 2013, 01:25:13 PM
My vote goes to Changi:
1. Spacious terminals
2. Beautiful cabin attendant  ;)
3. A/C watching friendly, lots of place where you can stare at A/C all day
4. No long security check in line, they check at the gate

Orlando MCO is mine as it is beautifully laid out, very smart terminal and close to the theme parks   ;D

Costed me 60 USD for a cab from downtown to the airport. I was a student  >:(
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: knutm1980 on January 03, 2013, 07:44:59 PM
2nd is my very own Manchester in the glorious UK, due to not being dominated by any one airline the variety of carriers and a/c types is huge.

I do miss their outside smoker cages filled with chavs and chavetes heading off to glorious destinations in the summer.  ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: swiftus27 on January 03, 2013, 07:57:36 PM
I just wish I could have experienced a 747 landing at Kai Tak
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Aerlingus1916 on January 03, 2013, 09:56:12 PM
I just wish I could have experienced a 747 landing at Kai Tak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtnL4KYVtDE

2nd best from reality I guess ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: swiftus27 on January 03, 2013, 11:11:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtnL4KYVtDE

2nd best from reality I guess ;)

I watch that one when I want to know fear....

Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Jona L. on January 03, 2013, 11:51:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtnL4KYVtDE
2nd best from reality I guess ;)
I watch that one when I want to know fear....

Landing in Kai Tak with crosswinds required some MASSIVE skill, and a good pair of balls from the pilots.... respect to any of those who flew there!
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: can on January 04, 2013, 09:27:21 PM
How about this one?That is COURCHAVEL ski resort
My favorite airport  in EUROPE if we are talking about skills


Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Davetg on January 06, 2013, 04:45:24 AM
The best airport, or biggest I can remember was London Heathrow. Flew to San Fran with Virgin Atlantic on a 744 called Ruby Tuesday.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Atlantische Zeiler on January 08, 2013, 02:21:19 AM
Landing in Kai Tak with crosswinds required some MASSIVE skill, and a good pair of balls from the pilots.... respect to any of those who flew there!

My parents landed in some pretty heavy crosswinds at Kai Tak when they lived in Hong Kong in '98. Few people have been fortunate enough to be able to witness that.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: ucfknightryan on January 09, 2013, 12:14:56 AM
Costed me 60 USD for a cab from downtown to the airport. I was a student  >:(

I thought we were going to be fixing that problem next year, but the light rail project they're building doesn't have a stop at the airport  ::)  Though at least it will be close so maybe the airport will have a free or cheap shuttle to the station...

I've always liked MCO, though that might be home bias  ;D
Otherwise, either PIT or MSP.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: mtnlion on January 10, 2013, 06:12:51 PM
From the U.S. airports MSP, from Asian airports Incheon and from Europe Helsinki (best free wifi, home airport etc.)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: lunchbox on January 22, 2013, 05:50:55 PM
Ft. Myers (RSW) is probably one of my favorites, it is spacious and has a nice sunny feeling to it.  I also like flying in to LAS, hometown bias I guess. Plus, IAH, when they get done renovating it lol.  8)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: ARASKA on January 22, 2013, 11:09:47 PM
KDEN and KSFO (Terminal 2 especially)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: SHAGRATHI on February 13, 2013, 11:23:34 PM
MLB, Florida ftw. 7 gates, only 2 are used  :laugh:, get there 10-15 min prior tou departure and u get in, free wifi, good breakfast, and of course 5 minutes from downtown.  8)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Dasha on March 20, 2013, 09:16:41 PM
Amsterdam

by a mile.


Clean terminal, easy to find your way and a terrace to watch the planes. Only drawback is the Polderbaan, which is like a long taxi.. for those of you from the Netherlands.. I once had an EasyJet flight into Amsterdam and this was his message:

"Goodmorning Ladies and gentlemen, we have landed at Haarlem airport and we shall now commence or short drive to Amsterdam Schiphol airport."


Aside from Schiphol I'd say the new Sheremetyevo terminal. It's fantastically modern, clean and nice.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: mrose on March 27, 2013, 09:08:58 PM
Favourite international airport is either Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Amsterdam Schipol, the former because of its spacious design and usually efficient operation, the latter because it's the only airport I've experienced with a panoramic viewing deck. That said I did have the misfortune to land on the Polderbaan, having only flown from Heathrow the taxi to the terminal did seem nearly as long as the rest of the flight.

Favourite domestic airport is probably Koh Samui (USM) in Thailand, extremely relaxed atmosphere and totally exposed to the aircraft  :)

Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Cardinal on March 27, 2013, 11:23:20 PM
I always get reamed for this, but I'm going to say it anyway:

ATL

It's not the prettiest, but for domestic connecting it just couldn't be any easier than Atlanta. As a passenger who lives in the Southeast US, I would much rather connect in Atlanta than Charlotte, and definitely prefer ATL to any other East Coast hub. It's a well-oiled machine.

If I lived out west, Denver would be my preferred connecting airport. It's definitely my favorite destination. Flying there in a couple of months :)
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Atlantische Zeiler on March 28, 2013, 12:53:20 AM
I always get reamed for this, but I'm going to say it anyway:

ATL

It's not the prettiest, but for domestic connecting it just couldn't be any easier than Atlanta. As a passenger who lives in the Southeast US, I would much rather connect in Atlanta than Charlotte, and definitely prefer ATL to any other East Coast hub. It's a well-oiled machine.

If I lived out west, Denver would be my preferred connecting airport. It's definitely my favorite destination. Flying there in a couple of months :)

The new Maynard H. Jackson Int'l Terminal, and Concourse F are very nice- Concourse F has a huge glass chandelier when you enter from the monorail.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: SuriProf4 on April 15, 2013, 04:31:39 PM
schiphol, rotterdam, and maastricht. i like my home airports  ::)

others in no particular order:

dusseldorf, grand case, st pietersburg in us, dfw, cape town, and dubay
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: AIRmoe on April 15, 2013, 05:14:53 PM
Best international airports in my opinion are CDG and DXB. The worst I have experienced are JFK and LHR.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Jona L. on April 15, 2013, 10:30:02 PM
Best international airports in my opinion are CDG and DXB. The worst I have experienced are JFK and LHR.

CDG so sucks.... looks like a cement bomb-shelter.... and all the walking between the Intercontinental Terminal to the European one sucks so hard.....
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: AIRmoe on April 15, 2013, 11:10:20 PM
CDG so sucks.... looks like a cement bomb-shelter.... and all the walking between the Intercontinental Terminal to the European one sucks so hard.....

lol well being a smoker, maybe I'm a little biased towards airports that have a smoking area/room  ;) There is nothing more statisfying in the World than a cigarrette after a 14 hour long-haul flight  ;D
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: NorgeFly on April 15, 2013, 11:40:42 PM
For me, it has to be Samui Airport (USM) in Thailand. Totally open, surrounded by tropical gardens. Passengers controlled by ponds and waterways rather than fences and walls. It's more like an open air restaurant than an airport terminal... Was almost disappointed to board the flight!

http://absoluteresorts.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/the-most-beautiful-airport-in-the-world/
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Jona L. on April 16, 2013, 05:15:12 AM
lol well being a smoker, maybe I'm a little biased towards airports that have a smoking area/room  ;) There is nothing more statisfying in the World than a cigarrette after a 14 hour long-haul flight  ;D

Indeed... *lights a cigartte*... that must be one of the reasons why you added my home airport (DUS) to your list of favorites :) .  Apparently in the Star Alliance terminal in CDG I struggled to find the smoking area on two flights... maybe I'm just too blind ;D
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: AIRmoe on April 16, 2013, 08:06:06 PM
Indeed... *lights a cigartte*... that must be one of the reasons why you added my home airport (DUS) to your list of favorites :) .  Apparently in the Star Alliance terminal in CDG I struggled to find the smoking area on two flights... maybe I'm just too blind ;D

lol DUS it is! ... Although I've only been to Munich and Berlin in Germany.

Actually, I missed them at first, then when I asked around they pointed them out for me. It's a small glass room along the walkway in the intercontinental arrivals area (the path to the luggage). The departure ones are much nicer, air conditioned, well set-up with couches and what not.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Infinity on April 16, 2013, 09:47:16 PM
Smokers die of cancer.
Title: Re: Favorite Airport
Post by: Jona L. on April 16, 2013, 10:05:05 PM
Smokers die of cancer.

Let us be!


And LOL on how this developed to a discussion about the airports with the nicest smoking areas ;D