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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #121
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For Malaysians at KLIA, we use the smart passport at the Autogates instead of going through the counters. Just slot in, the Autogates scans it and in we go. Any other airport that offers these facilities to its citizens?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #122
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Most of the best airports are either in Asia or Europe. How about in North America? What's the best airport there?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #123
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San Francisco, Denver, and Toronto all have recent new additions.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #124
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San Francisco, Denver, and Toronto all have recent new additions.
I'll be going to SF this June and hope to see the changes. Also I think JFK in NY is building a new terminal as well.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #125
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I'll be going to SF this June and hope to see the changes. Also I think JFK in NY is building a new terminal as well.
JetBlue is building a new terminal at JFK. Press Release : http://www.panynj.gov/pr/pressrelease.php3?id=777
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #126
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What I've noticed is that European airports have longer runways than their American counterparts.

Why should be this?
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:32 PM   #127
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Definitely HK!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:24 PM   #128
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Never been to Incheon, but their airport looks gorgeous!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 07:50 PM   #129
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I will have to say that HKIA is the best for me, although Copenhagen's airport struck me as a very nice airport too!


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Old April 21st, 2006, 07:59 PM   #130
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Seoul Incheon
A very stunning airport, especially the transportation centre - the best in the world from my travels :





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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #131
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Toronto Pearson International Airport

I agree that HK and Singapore have the best in the world, but for a country with a population as small as Canada's Toronto's airport handles more than 25 million people a year, which will surpass 50 million in the next 7 years. Its also a great looking airport! Some of the pics r under construction. (Final stages)

























THIS LAST ONE IS TERMIAL 3// THE REST WERE TERMINAL 1// TERMINAL 2 I DON'T LIKE
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #132
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Pearson has one of the best designed terminals in North America.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #133
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Don't you people think a well-functional airport is better than a big-chaotic one?
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Old April 25th, 2006, 11:01 PM   #134
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Yea i agree and thats exactly wat Toronto's is like, not to mention the beautiful design...i dunno y everyone likes BIG HUGE AND CHAOTIC...
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Toronto's Pearson expansion is one of the most poorly-planned and executed new facilities I've been through. First of all, landing charges skyrocketed to pay for it, making Pearson now the world's most expensive airprot to land. Second, international passengers had to be bused to the infield terminal from the new terminal building for their flights, making it extremely inconvenient for long-haul passengers with likely more baggage to use the airport. Thankfully the infield terminal fiasco is now over, but using Pearson hasn't been a very pleasant experience for me.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 05:28 AM   #136
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Well thats because it was going through a MAJOR reconstruction whihc is still not over, and considering they didn't do a bad job. With any new large project it will be little inconviniences here and there. Now the airport is very efficient and everytime i use it, i get to my destination on time. An with prices, obviously they will increase due to the 4 billion $ project which isn't complete yet. Prices vary everywhere, and it isn't the most expensive in the world, u just like to put your 2 cents in when no one gives a shit
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Old April 26th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #137
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I luv the design @ pearson anyway, and it's efficiency
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Old April 26th, 2006, 06:03 AM   #138
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is anyone online lmao im so boardddd
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Old April 26th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #139
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is anyone online lmao im so boardddd
This is a big forum, there's alot of places to explore here.

Anyway, as for airports,

1) Chek Lap Kok
2) Changi
3) Incheon
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #140
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Well thats because it was going through a MAJOR reconstruction whihc is still not over, and considering they didn't do a bad job. With any new large project it will be little inconviniences here and there. Now the airport is very efficient and everytime i use it, i get to my destination on time. An with prices, obviously they will increase due to the 4 billion $ project which isn't complete yet. Prices vary everywhere, and it isn't the most expensive in the world, u just like to put your 2 cents in when no one gives a shit
Oh really? Plenty of other cities have built bigger airports from scratch and were able to incorporate more features yet not have to raise their landing charges through the roof and get a scathing report from the IATA, which represents a good 95% of the world's civil aviation traffic. I'm surprised Toronto was able to trump Kansai, which was a far bigger engineering project, and Incheon, which was a much bigger development.

Apparently building something on false expectations and questionable financial planning is not very efficient.

4 billion is peanuts for an airport development. How much do you know about the industry?
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