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Old 06-10-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: orlando, fl
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the security check at las vegas is incredibly slow. they have as many lines as smaller airports like birmingham. atlanta is surprisingly quick for being such a large airport.

also, boston's airport is incredibly slow and it is very tough to drive to and from it if you're not very familiar with the area.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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The San Juan airport HAS to rate as one of the worst...it's bad enough upstairs, but if you have to go downstairs to catch an island hop it is like wall-to-wall people.....reminds me of the crowded buses in Mexico.

As far as a little charming, the airport on St. Croix USVI has to rank as just a fun place most of the time. Little bitty airport, they don't care where you park and unload and how long you visit there as long as you aren't in the cabbies spots - the cabbies play cards all day and you get rum punch while you wait on your baggage after walking down the roll up stairs onto the tarmac.....actually, it's pretty much of a hoot and one of my favorite things about living on island.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Central Coast, CA
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I'm a big fan of Denver's airport, but its location leaves a lot to be desired. Talk about middle of nowhere.
Forgot to add that Miami is my least favorite. It's like a big cattle herd going through customs.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Default Eppley Airfield and Long Beach Airport

I happen to like smaller airports myself. The big ones like LAX and DFW can be a bit intimidating, especially for someone not familiar with the airport.

My favorites are Eppley Airfield in Omaha and Long Beach Airport in Long Beach, CA.

Eppley is very clean and modern, and the employees are very helpful and friendly. Since it's a smaller airport, it didn't have such a frantic pace about it.

Long Beach is also a smaller airport, and a good alternative to LAX. The best is that it's only five miles or 10 minutes from where I live, so it's VERY convenient.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:41 PM
 
Location: TX
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I happen to like smaller airports myself. The big ones like LAX and DFW can be a bit intimidating, especially for someone not familiar with the airport.

My favorites are Eppley Airfield in Omaha and Long Beach Airport in Long Beach, CA.

Eppley is very clean and modern, and the employees are very helpful and friendly. Since it's a smaller airport, it didn't have such a frantic pace about it.

Long Beach is also a smaller airport, and a good alternative to LAX. The best is that it's only five miles or 10 minutes from where I live, so it's VERY convenient.
Two problems w/ small airports are:
1.) Airfare is typically higher.
2.) Fewer direct flights to popular destinations.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: England
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Orlando airport is strange, you collect your bags then have to give them back and collect them again it used to be like that might have changed now, but overall the airport was nice. Ive been to a lot of US airports and my best would be Chicago's O Hare, thought it was very clean and modern with plenty of places to eat and do.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Two problems w/ small airports are:
1.) Airfare is typically higher.
2.) Fewer direct flights to popular destinations.
Yep, but in my case, I don't travel very frequently anyway, so I do take advantage of the smaller airports whenever I do. But to someone who does lots of traveling, especially for business, larger airports usually make much more sense as far as popular destinations, not necessarily cost-wise.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:05 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I personally prefer smaller airports. Reagan National in Washington DC is great as is Oakland International and Boise, Idaho.

For for major hubs, I'll say BWI (Baltimore), Las Vegas McCarran and Chicago O'Hare. People say bad things about O'Hare but all my experiences have been wonderful and the buildings are amazing especially with the underground tunnel with the neon lights in the United Airlines area.

Now areas with the best VIews from the plane:

1. Chicago O'hare - esp. going over the Lake Michigan shoreline and going over all the major landmarks

2. Reagan Washington - all of Washington's landmarks

3. Las Vegas tied with Miami
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:07 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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The worst was Miami at least when I was there 7 years ago. The ground transportation was terrible and lot of walking long distances and there was also a shortage of automatic walkways and the check-in area was actually in this tent....well maybe that was just temporary. LAX is also hectic and disorganized. JFK is the worst.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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My favorite airport so far is Washington-National. It's very convenient, and just another stop in the DC Metro system. It has also been my best experience with regards to little to no weather delays.

I also love the new Northwest World Gateway Terminal in Detroit... probably the best US airport to connect at when coming from an international flight. They really thought about the international traveler.
I agree, Washington-National (or Reagan National as it is now) is the best and most beautiful. I love that airport!!!
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