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Best airport in the world?

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Best airport in the world?

What is for you the best airport in the world (or airport terminal if appropriate)? Let's make two categories: large airports and small airports (threshold: about 10 millions passengers).

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1. Re: Best airport in the world?

So, let's shoot first :-)

Large airports: LHR T5 is faultless in my view. HKG is great as well.

Small airports: I love USM but can't figure out whether this is for the place or the facilities...

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2. Re: Best airport in the world?

Im probably going to get shot to pieces here...

Ive had great, efficient service at AMS and FRA, and personal favourite is NRT

Can't comment on great smaller airports - but I do know I hate OOL.

Edited: 1:49 pm, April 12, 2013
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3. Re: Best airport in the world?

FRA has greatly improved over the past few years. AMS is still easy, though the 20 drive in from the far runway is a shock when it happens. SIN is one of my favourites. IAH is super simple once you know how it works.

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4. Re: Best airport in the world?

Okay - mine >>

Large - SIN - HKG - BKK

Small - HEL

I absolutely hate LHR with a passion !

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5. Re: Best airport in the world?

LHR pretty shocking in truth if you have to change terminals. And T5 looks like it was designed in 1974 and based on that level of traffic.

By a mile for me its Singapore for the biggy

And for a small airport Koh Samui quite charming

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6. Re: Best airport in the world?

Well, LHR T5 is generally seen as an example. Of course to use it, one has to fly with BA! And interestingly, BA is facing that love and hate relationship with the British people... For me, as a connecting passenger, T5 offers the best. To the opposite, T1 is quite a disaster as very old. But will soon be totally rebuilt.

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7. Re: Best airport in the world?

Obviously SIN for me. In Europe would be Schipol.

For smaller airports agree Koh Samui is very cute, you can almost imagine Tattoo running out shouting "da plane! Da plane!".... In the US I prefer to use smaller airports, as anyone who has been through the nightmares of JFK, O'Hare, LAX, etc can attest, and if it can be considered small, I enjoyed Cleveland.

I don't find NRT efficient, and why do they keep giving you superfluous tickets when you transit? And prime candidate for worst, worst, worst in the world has to be NBO.

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8. Re: Best airport in the world?

"And prime candidate for worst, worst, worst in the world has to be NBO."

I've never been to NBO, but I have travelled through ISB, and that was memorable.

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9. Re: Best airport in the world?

"And prime candidate for worst, worst, worst in the world has to be NBO."

I guess that LOS competes in the same league...

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10. Re: Best airport in the world?

Ah yes, good old LOS (and the trips to and from the airport). At least they don't have you wait interminably in swarms of malaria ridden mosquitos like they do in LAD (Luanda).

Edited: 8:59 am, April 28, 2013