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(WISHTV)   Best airport in North America? Nope. Nope. Not that one either. Okay, here is a hint...Hoosiers   (wishtv.com) divider line 161
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2013-03-12 01:57:55 PM  
 
2013-03-12 02:05:33 PM  
Indianapolis has the best place to leave Indianapolis at a rate of hundreds of miles an hour.
 
2013-03-12 02:05:55 PM  
I know it's very easy to get in to and out of.

/kinda like your mom
 
2013-03-12 02:06:09 PM  
Staff there are well aware of how quickly you want to leave this god forsaken state, so they sympathize with your plight and work hard to get you out fast.
 
2013-03-12 02:06:51 PM  
I fly from there all the time, its a damn nice airport.  Things are clean, people are polite, lines are short, and the food is decent.  Can't really ask for more than that.
 
2013-03-12 02:07:22 PM  
www.mememaker.net
 
2013-03-12 02:07:50 PM  
Hosers?  Must be in Canada, then.
 
2013-03-12 02:08:01 PM  
Hosers?
 
2013-03-12 02:08:47 PM  
Damn!! lilbjorn Just beat me. Oh well.
 
2013-03-12 02:09:02 PM  
I think this is something where you really need experts to survey, rather than users. Users of various airports generally come from a particular region, so their expectations are shaped by very different experiences. Someone flying from regional back-country airports in China will be much more impressed by Shanghai airport than someone who is used to airport-hopping through the major US airports.
 
2013-03-12 02:09:24 PM  
The old airport really sucked.  I don't know if the new one is the best in the country, but it's a million times better than the one it replaced.  This one is only a couple years old, so of course it's going to have all the latest amenities and is better designed than much older airports.  Kind of nice being able to start from scratch rather than having to work around an existing airport.
 
2013-03-12 02:09:54 PM  
i210.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-12 02:10:29 PM  

gopher321: results here


Best Airport by Region: airports with fewer than 2 million passengers per yearUpington (Africa), Skopje (Europe), Victoria (North America).:/
 
2013-03-12 02:12:24 PM  

cfroelic: The old airport really sucked.  I don't know if the new one is the best in the country, but it's a million times better than the one it replaced.  This one is only a couple years old, so of course it's going to have all the latest amenities and is better designed than much older airports.  Kind of nice being able to start from scratch rather than having to work around an existing airport.


I came here to say this.

Out of all the airports that were listed, I've only been in Tampa's airport which is actually a pretty nice airport for the size that it is.
 
2013-03-12 02:12:45 PM  
I liked the old Indy terminal with it's mishmash of 60s shaped buildings, Danish modern parking garage, and 80s wood panelling and ferns decor.  It was as sharply put-together as a Purdue undergrad.
 
2013-03-12 02:13:17 PM  
For me, it is Westchester County Airport. I am sure it ain't the greatest of all time but juxtaposed against the NYC airports, it is heaven.
 
2013-03-12 02:15:10 PM  
Did they give extra points for seeing people in sweatpants chow down on fried food?
 
2013-03-12 02:15:17 PM  
YWK
 
2013-03-12 02:15:41 PM  
O'Hare. And it's not even close.

They have private fark booths for rent, though they advertise them as sleep lockers.
 
2013-03-12 02:15:54 PM  
Jacksonville #5. I like flying from Jacksonville. Easy to park. No traffic. Non stops to most major cities.
 
2013-03-12 02:15:55 PM  
Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.

My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.

Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.
 
2013-03-12 02:17:17 PM  
Once again, when you serve a homogenous population of 500,000 it's easy to look like superstars. Get a real city with real traffic and then we'll talk.

I'd have to give the prize for best LARGE airport to Hartsfield in Atlanta
 
2013-03-12 02:17:38 PM  

elvindeath: Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.

My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.

Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.


that and Charlotte NC. your in big trouble if you need to make a connection from a regional to a national. I like vegas for layovers. gambling in the terminal.
 
2013-03-12 02:17:52 PM  
Also, I really like Pittsburgh's airport
 
2013-03-12 02:18:09 PM  

Cymbal: They have private fark booths for rent, though they advertise them as sleep lockers.


If not there, there is a great place on 15th ave just south of there.

....or so I've heard
 
2013-03-12 02:19:03 PM  
"I am proud of their dedication and I especially thank our front-line staff who greet our guests and keep our facilities clean, safe, and operational around the clock," Dundan said in a news release.

Well it's certainly uncontaminated by tourists and business travelers.
 
2013-03-12 02:20:43 PM  
FTFA: Only six airports around the word earned the regional honors.

I wonder what word that may be..
 
2013-03-12 02:20:58 PM  
New Richmond, IN has an airport?  I guess it would be easy, the whole area is flat as pane glass, but does a town of around 300 people warrant an airport?

/Been to New Richmond.  It's a small town behind another small town, both completely encircled by corn and soybean fields.
 
2013-03-12 02:21:23 PM  

AntonChigger: I fly from there all the time, its a damn nice airport.  Things are clean, people are polite, lines are short, and the food is decent.  Can't really ask for more than that.


I used to live just 45 minutes away from there & have been there many times, so I've seen the transformation from the old airport into the new one there now.  It's completely different & actually a nice place to be in for any length of time!

Agreed... the food vendors serve good food, the place is always sparkling clean, massive windows to look out onto the tarmac in all directions, & what I like the best is the "arriving" & "departing" concourses.  One hallway for each, not combined like they used to be with endless walks to & from.  It was easy to get lost in the old airport & miss flights.  It's now impossible to get lost in there.
 
2013-03-12 02:21:54 PM  
I actually assumed that would be the result.  Indy's airport is way overbuilt for the current traffic.  One of the newest ones out there as well.
 
2013-03-12 02:22:31 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Also, I really like Pittsburgh's airport


It is pretty spacious...especially since the US Airways hub left.
 
2013-03-12 02:22:57 PM  

elvindeath: Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.

My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.

Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.


HaywoodJablonski: Once again, when you serve a homogenous population of 500,000 it's easy to look like superstars. Get a real city with real traffic and then we'll talk.

I'd have to give the prize for best LARGE airport to Hartsfield in Atlanta


wat
 
2013-03-12 02:23:03 PM  

humanshrapnel: but does a town of around 300 people warrant an airport?


Its getting harder to ship meth by truck, so we have to fly in
 
2013-03-12 02:23:09 PM  

lilbjorn: Hosers?  Must be in Canada, then.


I was thinking it was either Arizona or Nevada. I used to love crossing the Colorado on Hoosier Dam.
 
2013-03-12 02:25:01 PM  
ATL has got to be the best large airport in the US. Go to the Budweiser (I know, Budwesier) Brew House on the main Delta concourse where you can drink and smoke on a layover!
 
2013-03-12 02:25:03 PM  

lecavalier: For me, it is Westchester County Airport. I am sure it ain't the greatest of all time but juxtaposed against the NYC airports, it is heaven.


This. HPN FTW.
 
2013-03-12 02:25:39 PM  

elvindeath: Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.

My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.

Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.


I can think of 5 large airports worse than Hartsfield off of the top of my head.  Houston, ORD, PHL, SFO, and LAX.
 
2013-03-12 02:27:30 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: FTFA: Only six airports around the word earned the regional honors.

I wonder what word that may be..


myiconcolchester.com
 
2013-03-12 02:27:37 PM  
DIAs satanic horse is not happy!

blogs.westword.com
1.bp.blogspot.com

//perennial winner of greatest airport art.
 
2013-03-12 02:27:54 PM  

Tillmaster: lecavalier: For me, it is Westchester County Airport. I am sure it ain't the greatest of all time but juxtaposed against the NYC airports, it is heaven.

This. HPN FTW.


Juxtaposed against the nightmare that is (are?) the NYC airports, the 2 runway regional airport in my hometown is heaven. I'd go to NY more often if I didn't have to deal with either of those awful airports.
 
2013-03-12 02:28:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: elvindeath: Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.

My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.

Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.

I can think of 5 large airports worse than Hartsfield off of the top of my head.  Houston, ORD, PHL, SFO, and LAX.


EWR blows as well. So does Miami
 
2013-03-12 02:28:21 PM  
PHL is the worst airport I have ever been in.
Reighley Durham international airport in NC is the nicest small airport I have seen.
 
2013-03-12 02:29:38 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Also, I really like Pittsburgh's airport


Yeah, it's pretty nice

elvindeath: Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.

My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.

Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.


Hartsfield > Newark
 
2013-03-12 02:31:08 PM  

Egoy3k: PHL is the worst airport I have ever been in.


1000 X This!
 
2013-03-12 02:31:09 PM  
Sacramento is a nice airport now.  But, Sacramento.
 
2013-03-12 02:31:30 PM  

elvindeath: My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.


When I was there it only meant that I was changing planes.  Still pretty amusing to see banks of slot machines right next to the gates.

I have to say that I think Detroit Metro, my local airport, is pretty nice.  The McNamara and North terminals are fairly new, the airlines have been putting in charging stations (especially Southwest, Delta is starting to do this), and the security lines usually aren't terribly long (but if they are, you can walk over to the airport Westin and go through their security checkpoint, almost no one uses it and you don't have to be a hotel patron to go through it).  Of course, my perceptions of the place might be colored by my last flight out of there when I spent a four hour delay (thanks, Delta) in the Guinness pub; in addition to Guinness they had Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, Fat Tire, Detroit Dwarf, and about 8 other beers on tap.
 
2013-03-12 02:32:55 PM  

Rapmaster2000: elvindeath: Helps to be located in a place where no one wants to go.  Crowds tend to make airports suck.My favorite is McCarran International in Vegas - not because the airport is good, but because it means you're about to have an awesome time when you land.Worst - hands down - is Hartsfield in Atlanta.  Total shiathole.I can think of 5 large airports worse than Hartsfield off of the top of my head.  Houston, ORD, PHL, SFO, and LAX.


I fly through ATL a lot and appreciate its "raw bandwidth" way of doing business. The main security checkpoint has 20+ lines and the terminal layout is brutally efficient. It's not a place that's much fun to hang out in, but I don't fly to hang out in the farking airport.
 
2013-03-12 02:34:23 PM  
oh please.  Marolambo, Madagascar airport is the best airport in the world.  it has crazy amenities, i.e., it was recently paved (see unpaved picture below) which prevents you sliding off the mountain top it was sheared into during the rainy season.   no waits, no security checkpoints, its got it all, people.   granted there are no rental cars since there were no cars there for over forty years when the roads turned back into jungle, but its a very walkable city.


farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-12 02:34:38 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: humanshrapnel: but does a town of around 300 people warrant an airport?

Its getting harder to ship meth by truck, so we have to fly in


Ha! Your proximity to Crawfordsville can attest to that.  I haven't been through there in 15 years, but even then it was the meth capital of IN.
 
2013-03-12 02:36:12 PM  
I was just at the Indy airport last weekend. It is very nice. Lots of seats in the terminal w/ power outlets, good restaurants, easy access to car rentals. Also a large central commons/food court area for both passngers checking in & for people waiting for arriving flights.

I also like the Nashville airport. It has a spa.
 
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