i've been doing quite a bit of traveling lately and here are some of the airports that have made an impression on me (good and bad). i will also rate them with
with 1 being worst and 5 being best.DFW
this is the one airport i've spent the most time in. at first, i had a hate-hate relationship with DFW. the first two times i flew there were horrible due to bad weather. once we sat on the taxiway for 3 hours
because of thunderstorm. and it took another hour just to fly out because we were the 13th plane in line
then another time, we had to circle the airport for an hour because they wouldn't let us land
we almost ran out of gas and the pilot was actually talking of landing somewhere else. but now, it has become one of my favorite airports. i love the skylink. you can circle the airport in less than 10 minutes with the skylink
it has cool stores and restaurants and there's also lots of charging stations for your cell phone and laptop.Charlotte, NC
i like this airport because it's small enough but yet it operates like a big airport
it's like a mini-LAX in that parking is easy and you can find everything without too much effort. the inside is also nice to lounge around in when you have a long layover.La Guardia (or is it Newark? I can't remember)
this airport does not even merit any sort of rating. it's the worst airport i've ever gone through. i was told that la guardia has the most delays of all airports because it's too small and weather is always bad. it also has very short runways
this is one airport i will always avoidSan Francisco
horrible, horrible, horrible. the parking seems to be convoluted and the engineers didn't know how to wrap around parking lots to the terminals. you just park in one of the structures and hope you can find your way back to your car later. you have to walk a long way just to get the terminal counters and the signs are all very confusing.Sacramento
another cool small airport. i like how you can just park outside and walk across to the airport. it's all very organized and it is easily one of my favoritest airport.Lihue, Kauai
how can anyone not like being in kauai?
but i must admit, the airport needs a little updating. everything looks dated and in need of major renovation. i do like the atmosphere though of the tropical paradise and the openness of the airport. schwing doesn't like this airport because they made him give up his fruits before going insideLAX
parking is very easy and terminals are very easy to find. i also like that departure is on one level and arrival is on a different level (underground). makes the traffic flow a lot easier and parking structures are located infront of the terminal you will be flying out of. i thought this was standard for all airports but i guess not, ie, san francisco
this airport also has some good restaurants and shops.Norfolk
i never thought i'd describe an airport this way but it really is a pretty airport
even the outside is nice and pretty. i also like that the rental car companies are located in the same area as the baggage claim
you don't have to take a shuttle to pick up your rental car.
other airports i've been but not really worth rating
- phoenix, salt lake city, portland, las vegas, minneapolis, atlanta, miami, jacksonville (FL), dulles, ronald reagan, burbank, honolulu.
mebe next time i'll do international airports
as in, airports in different countries