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    I thought the airport at Auckland NZ was nasty, it was like a cheap warehouse. The one we have here in Vancouver is really nice, clean and new.

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    Auckland takes great pleasure in making arriving there as unpleasant as possible. It took us over an hour to get through passport control and Aussie passport holders are fast-tracked through anyway. God knows how long people with other passports had to wait. The system seem to be that the more people in the lineup waiting to be processed, the fewer immigration staff are on duty.
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    When I go to Toronto I find staying near the airport to be unnerving. Here you are in a high rise all suites hotel and watching planes threading through the buildings just outside your window every five minutes all day and most of the night long.

    The airport at Port Au Prince Haiti is another scary one. You have to bribe the officials to get your luggage through customs both going in and coming out of the country. Dirty, gross, danger all around.

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    I wouldn't sit on that beach!

    i've flown into Hong Kong and it freaked me out.

    Hong Kong is scary because the runway is between 2 mountains. You also fly low over the city and the runway is very short and goes out to the sea.

    When you fly into Juneau alaska the pilot turns off the engine for a moment before starting his decent. Something about air currents.

    I think the runway at LaGardia is pretty scary too!

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    Paris Charles de Gaulle, France
    Why? CDG is on the verge of becoming the worst airport simply because it is suppose to be a first class airport worthy of a first class city. Instead, even third world nations would reject it. The citizens of France are astonished and ashamed of its poor state. Reasons: dirty, ugly, rude staff, inconvenient, expensive food, plastic seating with armrests, steal benches, noise, mean security, high air-conditioning, homeless people, "What a dump", dogs piss and shit on the floor
    CDG isn't exactly 'nasty'. There's just nothing there and its very small. There's really no staff to be rude to you. There's almost NO security, no homeless people. I also think dog shit and piss on the floor and complete exaggerations! Whoever wrote that must have been there on a particulalry bad day!

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    ^^ My favorite was the Lagos, Nigeria one. Murders, knifepoint roberries, muggings on the tarmac..lol

    Also La Guardia is way too busy for it's size and the runways are too short! scary landing/taking off there! Thank God for valium and those little mini bottles of vodka!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita
    ^^ My favorite was the Lagos, Nigeria one. Murders, knifepoint roberries, muggings on the tarmac..lol

    Also La Guardia is way too busy for it's size and the runways are too short! scary landing/taking off there! Thank God for valium and those little mini bottles of vodka!!!
    Right on that one! Whenever I fly in or out of La Guardia I have to get my semi loop on to do it without freaking out. You're coming in to land on what seems like water until the tiny short runway appears.

    Louis Armstrong airport is like that too, you drop down over Lake Ponchatrain and the runway starts almost at the edge of the water, unnerving. It's sandwiched into a small space between the lake and the Mississippi River, sharing that space with parks, housing and commercial strips. You get the feeling you might land in someone's back yard if they overshot the runway.

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    Sydney airport runways have the dual safety features of the ocean at one end, and an oil refinery at the other so if you over-shoot, or land short you will either fry or drown.
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    More pics from the same airport runway. The shadows of the planes
    are clearly visible.

    source: http://attustest.blogspot.com/2006/0...t-maarten.html









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    i've seen a special on tv about the St. Maarten airport. there are people who travel to St. Maarten just to hang out on the beach all day and have the planes come in and start so close. some people even went up to the fence of airport and had to hold tight to the fence or they would have been blown away (at least couple of meters).

    the auckland airport didn't seem too bad to me, it's pretty small but waiting was about the same as everywhere or it just felt like it because after 28 hours the wait felt shorter than it was. then again the christchurch (nz) airport really was confusing even though it was so tiny.

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    you know, it's realy unhealthy to breathe in that much plane exhaust. you think that little strip of beach would be off limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok
    you know, it's realy unhealthy to breathe in that much plane exhaust. you think that little strip of beach would be off limits.
    I've wondered about that every time I've stayed near the airport in Toronto. Allergies play up bloody hell when I'm there and the stupid jets are swooping in and out every five minutes, has to be bad for you.

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    Why the hell would you sunbathe there?? why, why,why?

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    I went to St Martin, the French side, 10 years ago. I wonder if it's the same airport?

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    A lot of planes now have those really cool 'cockpit view' cameras so you see what the pilot sees when you take off or land.
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