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Old 05-06-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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I love them, I think it's because the sights, sounds, feelings, the smell of coffee, etc. that you get in an airport are only something I experience when going on vacation. Getting away from work and home to some fun, exciting place- that it's a rush to be there. It starts even at the beginning of the process- parking in the long term lot, getting luggage out of the car, getting on the little shuttle that takes you to the terminal- just so thrilling as we anticipate the excitement of that trip.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I do but I hate the security.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I used to like em as you could sit and watch all the airport activities inside and out.Now airports have changed,you cant sit and watch the planes anymore as airside views seem to have been walled over, also once the people you are seeing off go through security its the last you see of them, and parking costs have become way too expensive.
These days my experiences with airports are relegated to just a drive by to pick some one up or to drop some one off.
Pretty broad statement. I watch the planes all the time at YVR. In fact they even have a special viewing platforms, one indoors, and one outdoors.


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Old 05-07-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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YES! Love them, for all that I associate them with, I love to travel.

I life in suburb not too far from Hatsfield(Atlanta's airport) and whenever I drive by I play a game with myself and whomever is in the car "let's guess where that plane is going."
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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I love airports, always have. They have an energy about them you don't find elsewhere. I love to get there way before I need to and just make myself comfy (which is a little silly given I'm going to be stuck sitting on a plane for hours). I also love to walk around and see where all the flights are heading off to. I love the marvel of waking up in WA and going to bed that night somewhere else. And I love the feeling of being home I get when I arrive back at PDX. I really love landing at them as that means the plane didn't explode.

The only one I've had a bad experience in was O'Hare when I was in college and started choking on a Jelly Belly. Guy across from me finally asked if I was okay. I shook my head no and he went back to reading his paper. It was a REALLY long time since I ate Jelly Bellies again and it's just worked out I haven't been back through O'Hare though I do have a layover there in October.

Every now and then I check to see if they have any open accounting positions because I think it would be interesting to work for one.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:15 AM
 
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I love them, I think it's because the sights, sounds, feelings, the smell of coffee, etc. that you get in an airport are only something I experience when going on vacation. Getting away from work and home to some fun, exciting place- that it's a rush to be there. It starts even at the beginning of the process- parking in the long term lot, getting luggage out of the car, getting on the little shuttle that takes you to the terminal- just so thrilling as we anticipate the excitement of that trip.
I get excited too when I go to the parking lot and onto the shuttle! And I see you are from the Seattle area too...odds are we may use that very same long term parking lot and shuttle!
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I used to love airports and found flying to be exciting. Now we travel so much that I find airports somewhat stressful.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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I also have an excitement/like of airports. Like others, I certainly don't like the lines and the cattle calls (I'm looking at you, Southwest!)...who does? But there's something about the anticipation of going somewhere. It's still pretty amazing to think that I'm going to step on a plane and in a few hours when I step off again I could be on a different continent; when just a few decades ago it wasn't available to most people and a century ago it wasn't available to anyone. I really try to not take it for granted nor let the annoying minutia of air travel get me down.

I will often let my mind wander especially in security lines...wondering where the family with kids is going to...or the older couple...or the businessman. Maybe it is a tad strange, but it helps pass the time and humanize the throngs of people in the same dreadfully slow line as yourself.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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I agree. I love airports. Just the big openness of the buildings, the adventure and excitement of seeing all the different places to fly to, and the possiblity meeting someone new out of all the people.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Flying makes me nervous, but I do love airports. They are relaxing to me for some reason. Since I am always paranoid I am going to miss my flight, I always show up at least 2 hours before flight take off. This gives me time to go online, grab something to eat.

I remember LGA has a station full of iPads you can use which comes in handy when I don't want to use my teeny smartphone screen. It's also fun to "people watch" lol
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