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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #10241
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It's not actually a negative review per se. It says the terminal is a vast improvement over its predecessor, but (I quote):

"except for embodying the British fondness for contractor-led construction that kills architectural ambitions [...] The retail offer will include a sprinkling of Anglo-quirkiness – Heston Blumenthal, Paul Smith, Cath Kidston [and] otherwise there's little to tell you that you are not in Newark, or Düsseldorf."
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:28 AM   #10242
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Shame the elevated walkways are all straight... would have looked much more aesthetic if they were swooping curves.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 03:40 AM   #10243
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anybody knows what's going to happen to terminal 1 and 3?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:42 AM   #10244
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anybody knows what's going to happen to terminal 1 and 3?
Terminal 3 will stay, Terminal 1 will close.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #10245
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It's not actually a negative review per se. It says the terminal is a vast improvement over its predecessor, but (I quote):

"except for embodying the British fondness for contractor-led construction that kills architectural ambitions [...] The retail offer will include a sprinkling of Anglo-quirkiness – Heston Blumenthal, Paul Smith, Cath Kidston [and] otherwise there's little to tell you that you are not in Newark, or Düsseldorf."
Yep, everybody moaned about T5 in the same way and what, "Best terminal in the World" for two years running... my favorite terminal in the World too.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #10246
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It's an airport terminal...as long as it is clean, functional and I don't miss my flight I don't really mind. Seems quite nice actually.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:49 AM   #10247
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Yep, everybody moaned about T5 in the same way and what, "Best terminal in the World" for two years running... my favorite terminal in the World too.
Did they leave all the real best terminals in the world out of the competition to secure the win?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:54 AM   #10248
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Did they leave all the real best terminals in the world out of the competition to secure the win?
Which ones? They list pretty much all major ones: http://www.worldairportawards.com/Aw...3/category.htm. Skytrax is most respected organization when it comes to airports and airlines.

Nothing comes close to T5 at the moment as for me and I travel a lot, I mean, a lot...
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Old April 30th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #10249
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Cheers for the updates SE9.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:51 PM   #10250
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Cheers for the updates SE9.
No problem, more coming on the next page.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:54 PM   #10251
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Yep, everybody moaned about T5 in the same way and what, "Best terminal in the World" for two years running... my favorite terminal in the World too.
Heathrow T5 has been voted the world's best terminal for three years running now:

2012: http://www.worldairportawards.com/aw...2/terminal.htm

2013: http://www.worldairportawards.com/Aw...y.htm#terminal

2014: http://www.worldairportawards.com/Aw...t_terminal.htm


If T2 is more of the same, then I'm all for it.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 04:28 PM   #10252
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Which ones? They list pretty much all major ones: http://www.worldairportawards.com/Aw...3/category.htm. Skytrax is most respected organization when it comes to airports and airlines.

Nothing comes close to T5 at the moment as for me and I travel a lot, I mean, a lot...
Singapore? Suvarnabhumi?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #10253
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Singapore? Suvarnabhumi?
Singapore is second, see the link, I've given you.

Suvarnabhumi - I didn't find this that impressive.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 05:59 PM   #10254
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Old April 30th, 2014, 07:46 PM   #10255
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Singapore is second, see the link, I've given you.

Suvarnabhumi - I didn't find this that impressive.
Alright, I just felt that T5 was brand new and absolutely the best terminal in the UK, but no match for airports like Singapore, Bangkok, Munich, Frankfurt or Zurich.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 07:51 PM   #10256
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I've been through all of those airports, and Singapore's T3 is the only one that runs it close. T5 is miles better than the others you listed. More impressive architecture, better shopping, better restaurants, better everything.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #10257
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I think that T4 of Madrid Barajas is really lovely. Far more welcoming and comfy with its wood and colours than all those bland, grayish techno-subcooled airport designs elsewhere. Hope it'll set a benchmark for the future.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #10258
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facilities seemed poor when i passed through, maybe I missed a bit
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Old April 30th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #10259
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I think that T4 of Madrid Barajas is really lovely. Far more welcoming and comfy with its wood and colours than all those bland, grayish techno-subcooled airport designs elsewhere. Hope it'll set a benchmark for the future.
Architecturally I think it's the best in the world.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #10260
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I've been through all of those airports, and Singapore's T3 is the only one that runs it close. T5 is miles better than the others you listed. More impressive architecture, better shopping, better restaurants, better everything.
I was referring just to its architecture. From an overall point of view, I can't judge as I haven't travelled a lot though it.

Besides Barajas, I also love Munich.
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