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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

GarryRF ·
I often find that better facilities and more relaxing just mean they've added a shopping mall and an entertainment area to extract more money between gates. So I now have further to walk - and drag my carry-on to get to the gate. Maybe developers see us customers as "Lambs to the slaughter" Squeeze us - until our pockets run dry. I'd be happy if all those moving walkways worked. The cartoon Jetsons never had a problem with them in the 60s. Before they were even invented I think ! Vey...
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PortMoresby ·
I confess to a preference for developing world airports - small, simple, friendly places, like the towns they get us to when we choose to fly at all. I realize that I'll likely need to go through one or 2 of these urban behemoths to get to them, and then I'm reminded I'm on the right track again when baggage claim is a few steps into the building and it's a couple of guys who just pushed a cart to an opening in the wall and I can still see the plane.
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a nicely researched and well-written piece, PHeymont. Thanks. I'm with PortMoresby, though. Given a choice, I'd rather travel to a smaller airport, and avoid these mega-hubs if at all possible. I know at some level you agree with this (based on some of your past comments on Heathrow for example).
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Re: The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Far from Third World except In the minds of Gov. Cuomo and Joe Biden, but Laguardia is my favorite NY airport precisely because it's so much smaller.
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The newest, biggest, bestest airport: Aren't they all?

PHeymont ·
Market hall at Frankfurt's Terminal 3, now under construction.   There seems to be a wave of airport building and airport expansion across the globe these days, and all of them boast of the wonderful future and wonderful facilities to come....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 1, 2015: Berlin Construction Worker

PHeymont ·
It's taken us almost a month to track down what we found, this imposing 20-foot construction worker, standing on a pedestrian path just off buy Karlliebknechstrasse in Berlin's Mitte district.   He gets no attention in guidebooks, but he's been...
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China Beats Out Japan for Indonesian Rail Project

Travel Rob ·
A joint venture between China Railway International and a consortium of Indonesian state companies won the $5.5 billion contract to build Southeast Asia's first high speed railway. It will go from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta...
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Berlin: Ooops again! This time it's a hotel, not the airport

PHeymont ·
Berlin hotel construction halted; it's crushing the subway tunnel beneath it.
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Berlin's new airport: closer and farther from opening

PHeymont ·
Berlin's new airport creeps closer to completion, but problems remain.
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