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Old November 24th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #461
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From the recent ash crisis in Europe, Dubai was quite a good place to be stranded. Emirates took care of the passengers and gave them hotels while a lot of the other passengers stranded elsewhere slept at the airport.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #462
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It is suprising Seoul wasnt on the list. I dont find London Heathdrow that great. I would say Asian Airports are still way better then the rest.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #463
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It is suprising Seoul wasnt on the list. I dont find London Heathdrow that great. I would say Asian Airports are still way better then the rest.
Don't think being stranded would be a good experience anywhere ... except Dubai ...
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #464
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I'm sure most airlines will find passangers a hotel to stay in. Why only Dubai? Been to their airport before it isnt that nice.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #465
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I'm sure most airlines will find passangers a hotel to stay in. Why only Dubai? Been to their airport before it isnt that nice.
No. Weather-related or natural disasters are not always covered, and it also depends on the airline. Dealing with the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet at these times would be extremely difficult.

I recall either CNN or the BBC did a story of people being stranded in Dubai during the ash cloud crisis. They were having a great time at the hotel. That contrasted to the miserable travellers stuck sleeping at airports elsewhere and running out of money.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #466
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No. Weather-related or natural disasters are not always covered, and it also depends on the airline. Dealing with the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet at these times would be extremely difficult.

I recall either CNN or the BBC did a story of people being stranded in Dubai during the ash cloud crisis. They were having a great time at the hotel. That contrasted to the miserable travellers stuck sleeping at airports elsewhere and running out of money.
That true but the survey is about the best airport to be stranded in and i dont think Dubai is that great. My top five in no particular order would be:

-Singapore Changi
-Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok
-Amsterdam Schiphol
-Seoul Incheon
-Doha International
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Old November 25th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #467
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That true but the survey is about the best airport to be stranded in and i dont think Dubai is that great. My top five in no particular order would be:

-Singapore Changi
-Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok
-Amsterdam Schiphol
-Seoul Incheon
-Doha International
I wonder whether the ranking has actually taken into account what happened during the ash crisis to begin with, which was the big test on whether airports and airlines can cope with such an emergency.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:26 AM   #468
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Don't think being stranded would be a good experience anywhere ... except Dubai ...
Changi is fun.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #469
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SINGAPORE CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT(VOTED WORLDS BEST AIRPORT 2010 BY SKYTRAX)

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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #470
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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #471
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Not surprising ...

HKIA Scoops "Best Airport in China" Award
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(HONG KONG, 18 November 2010) – Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) dedication to providing a pleasant and memorable airport experience for worldwide passengers has once again been recognised with the bestowal of the "Best Airport in China" award in Shanghai yesterday. Over the past decade, HKIA has crowned the world's best airport for more than 30 times.

Reaffirming the excellence of HKIA's services and facilities, this is the fourth time in six years HKIA has received this accolade from leading travel publication Business Traveller China. Since the annual survey was launched in 2005, HKIA has also taken home the same award in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Reflecting on the achievement, Airport Authority Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung said, "Teamwork, a quality service culture and an ongoing pursuit of excellence define HKIA. We are delighted that travellers have shown continued confidence in HKIA's facilities and services. This award is a strong feedback on the ceaseless efforts made by our entire 60,000 airport workforce, including our business partners and government departments. This award belongs to everyone working at HKIA."

"Winning this award has also reaffirmed our status as a preferred gateway to the Chinese Mainland, as well as an international and regional aviation centre. We will continue to upgrade our facilities to ensure pleasant and seamless journeys for all travellers at HKIA," he added.

In addition to this recognition, HKIA has received more than 10 other local and international awards related to airport facilities and services this year. These include being named "Best Airport" at the 21st TTG Travel Awards 2010; as well as being selected as "World's Best Airport" by the Airports Council International among airports with an annual passenger throughput of over 40 million.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #472
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Old November 28th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #473
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I like Vienna's airport in terms of connecting flights because it's not so big and gates are easy to find. There's also a McDonalds
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HKIA - http://www.pbase.com/calvin_y/canon_...usm_test_shots :







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I would think most international airports have mcdonalds.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #476
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I would think most international airports have mcdonalds.
Depends on who the airport operator franchises with. Usually they wouldn't put too many competitors under one roof - just like how malls pattern their shops as well.
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I know. I sure most if not all international airports house fast food joints.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #478
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I know. I sure most if not all international airports house fast food joints.
But not necessarily McDonald's.
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Yup. Does Chek Lap Kok have one? Singapore has a different gas food restaurant in each terminal.
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Yup. Does Chek Lap Kok have one? Singapore has a different gas food restaurant in each terminal.
No. They kicked McDonald's out in favour of another chain, and opened a second terminal with plenty of shops and restaurants so people can actually sit down in comfortable chairs to eat real food.
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