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Which airport is your favourite?

Postby ryce » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 10:26 pm

I guess my best choice would be changi airport. the best experience so far!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0dxSRlhA0

what about u guys?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 10:55 pm

I preferred Seletar, you'd be through the place in 5 minutes without the hideous bombardment of commercialisation that is Changi.

Plus at Changi you can't even get a beer or glass of wine at a food-outlet whilst street-side. And air-side a thimble sized glass of wine is $15++. And they call that world class? Pah! :roll:

It is well known that you are made to check in at airports unnecessarily early, in order to then have loads of time to shop, eat, make profits for the airport authority etc once air-side. They say that Heathrow airport is the 'highest grossing high street in the UK', and airports like Changi are not simply avenues of travel they are mega-businesses and quasi-destinations in their own rights.

Give me Seletar's corrugated tin 'departure hut' any day, the airport surely precisely met the need to quickly process passengers with minimum fuss, and get them on their way.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:24 pm

Ahhh. Seletar. My home for 15 years. Flew out of Seletar "Aerodrome" many times on the Conoco Grumman Goose to a splashdown in the lagoon of a little island in Indonesia called Matak. They have actually got a runway of sorts on Matak now. Use to be a concrete ramp for the albatross to taxi up on and a helicopter pad for transport to the oil rigs.

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Postby durain » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:45 pm

bunch of old timer! :D

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:48 pm

Me? No, not yet, but SMS is :P :cool:

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 8:44 am

JR8 wrote:Give me Seletar's corrugated tin 'departure hut' any day, the airport surely precisely met the need to quickly process passengers with minimum fuss, and get them on their way.

...unless your Berjaya plane gets broken and they have to send for a replacement to KL giving you enough time to die die die exploring the airport and the nearby coffee shop but hardly enough to comfortably leave the place for some more populated areas :P

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 8:57 am

Maybe I got lucky, but I never had worse than average delays there...



Ye Olde Seletar Departure Hutte :-D

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 9:29 am

HKG beats Changi hands-down. But I prefer the cold-steel industrial look to warm and fuzzy. Wtf is with carpets everywhere in the airport? ugh.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:55 am

How about this ?? and it is 'pretty new'

No, not in Singapore though :D

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Re: Which airport is your favourite?

Postby paulzheng » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:31 pm

ryce wrote:I guess my best choice would be changi airport. the best experience so far!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0dxSRlhA0

what about u guys?


The same selection as you. Currently, the airports i have been to are KL, Lankawei, Manila, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Wuhan, i think the Changi is the best.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 1:10 pm

JR8 wrote:Maybe I got lucky, but I never had worse than average delays there...

Ye Olde Seletar Departure Hutte :-D

Unfortunately my only experience with Seletar so far but actually I agree, in a fashion I like places like this too. Sort of like a small village, deserted railway station (at least comparing to Changi :)

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:41 pm

KL has an advantage of being laid out like a Z so there is usually little in the way of taxi to/from the runway.

With HKG/SIN/BKK etc. the terminal buildings are basically all stuck at one and and you have to taxi for miles. Being laid out like a Z you are pretty much always at the end of the runway either landing or taking off and for me, that's the best.
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Postby Mahina » Thu, 12 Jan 2012 3:45 pm

Changi was amazing! The food wasn't THAT expensive, and there was soooooo much stuff to do. I had to spend four hours there before the rest of my group arrived, and I still hadn't exhausted the airport.


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