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Old 04-30-2014, 02:39 AM
 
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This is probably weird to some people, but I love the airport. Sure there are some things that we all hate like long waits in security lines, security in general(although it keeps us safe), waiting for baggage, the large crowds, and the occasional rude airport employee. But there's something about it that I really like- I love to travel and I think the excitement of going somewhere else sets in. I also love that in a sense its a "gateway to the world." There are many different destinations, and even if I'm not going to an exotic place, its still cool to know that you are just a flight away and that there are people there who are going to that particular place. I love seeing different people from around the world in one place. I also love watching the planes take off and land outside of the big window while waiting for my own flight.

What are your thoughts? Anybody else love the airport?
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I did, until they started those continual, every 10-15 minute, Homeland Security messages which can drive you to utter madness!

"Keep your bags with you at all times, and if you see an unattended bag, use the white telephone to alert security.............................."

33 decibel earplugs, it helps!
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Miami/NYC
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This is probably weird to some people, but I love the airport. Sure there are some things that we all hate like long waits in security lines, security in general(although it keeps us safe), waiting for baggage, the large crowds, and the occasional rude airport employee. But there's something about it that I really like- I love to travel and I think the excitement of going somewhere else sets in. I also love that in a sense its a "gateway to the world." There are many different destinations, and even if I'm not going to an exotic place, its still cool to know that you are just a flight away and that there are people there who are going to that particular place. I love seeing different people from around the world in one place. I also love watching the planes take off and land outside of the big window while waiting for my own flight.

What are your thoughts? Anybody else love the airport?
I love airports too. I loved Changi at Singapore and Dublin International. I like to travel too
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Yes, I love airports too. They associate with travel, adventure and excitement.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:32 AM
 
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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.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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I have always liked being at airports. I do miss the days when there were observation decks where you could watch the planes come and go.

During the mid 70's I flew in and out of Bozeman, MT several times. Back then they still had the old terminal which did not adapt well to passenger screening. After you screened you went into a small holding area. It was only designed to hold a few passengers. Around Christmas time there might be 30 or 40 college students flying home. Northwest Airlines was flying 727's at the time. Since they had several stops along the way they did not assign seats. In order to get something besides a center seat you had to be one of the first passengers to board in Bozeman. So, you would have 40 passengers crammed into a room designed for half as many. The airport authorities would keep making announcements saying it was ok to wait outside the screening area until the flight was ready to board. However no one wanted to give up their chance for a good seat on the flight. So, everyone stayed crammed inside the small room. When it was time to board an airline employee would open the door to the ramp and everyone would spill out onto the ramp. Then everyone would run across the ramp to the plane pushing each other out of the way in order to board first.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:27 AM
 
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What I love about airports is the sense of people coming and going and knowing that one has access to flying to various locations around the world. Airports are very lively places to be.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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I love flying; I hate airports.

Too many poor experiences have ruined it for me.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:46 AM
 
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I love airports. I especially love when I have some time to grab cup of coffee and a rocking chair in the sunny atrium of the Charlotte Airport and people-watch. I enjoy the mental exercise of making up stories for the different people I see. Where they're going, who and what they're going to see. It's a great way to pass the time during a layover.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: classified
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It depends on the particular airport in question. For example Copenhagen's and Munich's are pretty nice (the former has a lot of Scandinavian design influence including hardwood floors and the later even has a beer garden/Christmas market right in the center complete with an ice rink). At the same time I have heard good things about the airports in Amsterdam, Seoul, Singapore, and Hong Kong which feature things such as movie theaters, spas, hotels, and even museums.

However most airports around the world are nothing more than glorified bus stations really.
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