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    Worst and Best Major Airports You've Been To

    For me it would be..

    Best - Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport)

    Worst - Heathrow.

    Discuss.

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    Worst - LAX
    Best - Singapore

    EDIT: Heathrow's ****ness depends somewhat on the terminal you're in, but LAX is utterly **** regardless of the terminal. Much, much worse than Heathrow (which is also incredibly poor).
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    Never been to Los Angeles, so i can't say. But I've been on Terminal 3 & 4 at Heathrow. Both horrible experiences.

    I'm travelling to Canada next week, and i have a 10 hour layover at Heathrow terminal 5. I've heard good things about terminal 5, but let's see. The passenger traffic at Heathrow makes things even more difficult btw. No wonder the staff is always pissed off. But what pisses me off, more than anything else, is a lack of sleeping pods at Heathrow. Abu Dhabi airport has there really need sleeping pods - you pay, and sleep for whatever hours you want. There's no such facility inside Heathrow. For such a major airport, you would expect sleeping pods because a ****load of people will have long layovers.

    Plus.no free internet past 45 mins. Major nuisance.
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    LAX had two shops for the whole terminal and not anywhere near enough seats for the number of passengers running through the terminal. Disaster.

    Mind you, the airport terminals at Port Vila and Apia weren't much better - but they still offered more shops (even if they were more like market stalls) than LAX.


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    Airports from the far east have left ones from the west so far behind it's not even funny. I once read an article about which airports travellers wanted to avoid most, and the top 2 ones were Heathrow and Frankfurt.

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    My first thought was Changi - Singapore. Narita, Japan sticks out too but it was probably because it was the first overseas airport I had seen. In Europe my favourite is Amsterdam's.

    I'm not sure if it is considered major enough but Bali's was pretty ordinary.
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    I haven't been to too many. Dubai airport terminals 1 and 2 suck big time. Terminal 3 which is Emirates's terminal is decent.

    Changi is really awesome.
    KL is ok ((looks similar to dxb airport)
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    Stansted is one of the worst places ever.

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    i've found auckland can be painful because when you're on your way home having just gotten off your international flight, the domestic plane inevitably breaks down and you have to wait ten million hours for your 30 minute flight home.

    on the opposite end of the scale, and probably showing how little i've travelled to big countries here, hong kong airport was ****ing awesome. it's huge. lots of shops.
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    Heathrow Terminal 5 was excellent when I went. Plenty to do and see, plenty of amenities etc...

    Can confirm that Stansted is a truly dreadful place though.

    Bristol airport not especially great either, but that's just because it's a massive pain to get there.

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    I hate Heathrow. It's always Chaotic.

    Like Manchester and Birmingham though.
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    Is Dubai airport as good as Abu Dhabi airport?Or Better?

    I thought Abu Dhabi was wonderful. Not too crowded, plenty of seating, clean washrooms, nice bar, smoking areas. Very good experience.

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    La Guardia was awful. Bit biased but O'Hare is pretty good for as much as it gets.
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