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5 Worst Airports in the World

Two days ago, we gave you the Top 5 Best Airports in the World. Today, we’ll give you the 5 Worst Airports in the World. It is not personally made, but is ranked by trusted sites as well. We once gave you the best, but of course if there are the best, there will be the least favored or the worst ones. We’ll try our best to let you know why they are part of the list of the worst.

1. Tashkent International Airport (TAS)
5 Worst Airports in the World-Tashkent International Airport

The main international airport of Uzbekistan and the busiest airport in Central Asia.  These might be the few reasons why Tashkent International Airport is part of this list. TAS has 3 terminals and 2 runways that had accommodated almost 3 million passengers in 2014. However, TAS is first on our list for the 5 Worst Airports in the World, because of reviews and votes due to queues and crowds while at the airport. The airport lacks crowd control that leads to a chaotic waiting game, since most of the passengers are agitated staying in the line that some tend to be pushing themselves forward.

2. Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport (SGN)
5 Worst Airports in the World-Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport

In terms of area, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam. But, I guess size really matters that this roots bribery in-house. SGN has 2 terminals and 3 runways which accommodated 26.5 million passengers last year. But, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport had been infamous for corruption or bribery cases where customs officers ask for bribes in order for fliers to move through the process faster, and those that declined paying quickly faced problems or delays with their paperwork. Travellers had advised future passengers to be full and keep money on hand to make their way around this airport.

3. Hamid Karzai International Airport (KBL)
5 Worst Airports in the World-Hamid Karzai International Airport

Afghanistan‘s main international airport and one of the largest military bases, is capable of housing over one hundred aircraft with 2 terminals and a runway. KBL is on our 3rd spot from the 5 Worst Airports in the World since they lack airport facilities. Reviewers are not alone talking about facilities; they also complained about the Hamid Karzai International Airport’s overall cleanliness and lack of comfortability. So, it’s going to be basically your get-there-and-fly-away airport.

4. King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
5 Worst Airports in the World-King Abdulaziz International Airport

The third-largest and the busiest airport of Saudi Arabia, JED has 3 terminals and runways, wherein one of the terminals was the reason why King Abdulaziz International Airport was famous: the Hajj Terminal. This terminal is specially built for Islamic pilgrims going to Mecca annually and can handle 80,000 passengers at the same time. The estimation of the total passengers they accommodated last year was around 30 million+.

However, what makes them have the Top 2 position on the 5 Worst Airports in the World? It is their unprofessional staff that rooted everything. One reviewer even said, “Too few staff and when they are behind their desks they have no sense of urgency and will fiddle with their mobiles or chat to others;” and, it doesn’t end there: JED was considered as the Worst Airport in the Middle East.

5. Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC)
5 Worst Airports in the World-Port Harcourt International Airport

The international airport of Nigeria is on the infamous number one spot in the 5 Worst Airports in the World. I don’t know if this should be considered a recognition or more like an insult, but they received this title in 2015.

Port Harcourt International Airport consists of a single terminal with separate facilities for international and domestic flights. In 2009, PHC accommodated an estimate of 1 million and 1.2 million in 2012. Why are they are at the top rank? Well, let the reference pictures answer most of your “whys.” No seating facilities, broken air-conditioning, and what made it worse was that tent for Arrivals Hall. It feels more like a sidewalk than an airport. Moreover, PHC is also the worst airport in Africa.

Well, I hope you never experienced the same complaints as our reliable reviewers had been through with the airports listed above. I never imagined that these kind of airports actually exist. I wonder if they’ve done something to improve their airports. The others at least have developments or future expansion plans; I hope soon they will too because you never start a business just for profits: running a business means you are also capable of handling customers’ concerns.

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Top 5 Best Airports in the World
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Today, we thought of a way to inform travelers of the best airports in the world. We list down the Top 5 Best Airports in the World. Please be reminded that the list is not personally made, but is ranked by trusted sites such as Skytrax: The World’s Top 100 Airports of 2015. Some sites had already written reviews about each airport that will be mentioned. We’ll try our best to let you know why they are part of the list of the best.

#5 Haneda International Airport (HND)
Haneda International Airport

Formerly, the 5th spot was owned by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), but last year Japan had raised their glass from 6th up to the 5th rank. HND is located in Ōta, Tokyo, 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) south of Tokyo Station. The hub of the flag carrier of Japan, Japan Airlines, and also of All Nippon Airways, Skymark Airlines, Air Do, and Solaseed Air, HND has 4 runways and 3 terminals wherein in 2014, the airport had accommodated a total of 72,826,862 passengers; 90% are domestic flights

#4 Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Hong Kong International Airport

The list of Top 4 to 1 is always consistent with its ranking and had always been on the spot. Last year’s number 4 is still on the fourth spot, Hong Kong. HKG is located 34 km (21 miles) northwest of Hong Kong Island. The hub for the famous airline “Cathay Pacific” and also for Air Hong Kong, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, HK Express, Kalitta Air, and UPS Airlines, HKG has 2 runways and terminals which are home to one of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings. Statistics show that last year, the airport had accommodated a total of 68,488,000 passengers.

#3 Munich Airport (MUC)
Top 5 Best Airports in the World-Munich Airport

The defender of the 3rd spot is Germany’s international airport. MUC is located 28 km (18 miles) northeast of Munich. The airport is the hub for the largest airline in Europe: “Lufthansa,” and also for Air Dolomiti and Condor. Known as the 32nd busiest airport in the world and yet again keeping winning the “European airport championship” against other European airports in eight years, MUC has 2 concrete runways and 2 passenger terminals which accommodated 40,981,522 passengers in 2015.

#2 Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Incheon International Airport

The gatekeeper of the second rank is the descent from South Korea. ICN is located located 50 km (31 miles) west of Seoul. The hub for the national and largest airline in South Korea, Korean Air, and also for Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, and Polar Air Cargo, ICN operates with a single terminal and 3 runways. However, plans are made to develop a second terminal for expansion in 2017. In 2015, Incheon International Airport had accommodated a total of 49,281,420 passengers according to IIAC.

#1 Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Top 5 Best Airports in the World-Singapore Changi Airport

The sin that has consistently ranked as number one since, then goes to Singapore. SIN is located  at the eastern end of Singapore in Changi, approximately 17.2 kilometers (10.7 mi) northeast from Marina Bay. The hub for the second best airline in the world, Singapore Airlines, and also for Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot, SilkAir, and Tigerair, Singapore Changi Airport was considered as one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia that has 3 runways and terminals. Well, it explains everything how they accommodated 55,448,964 passengers in 2015.

If you were actually expecting Hamad International Airport (DOH), sorry they didn’t make it to the Top 5 rankings. HMD is on the 22nd spot in 2015, which was a big jump from being 75th in 2014. Next time, we’ll be providing you the list of the Top 5 Worst Airports in the World.

Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit the countries of  the airports mentioned above, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.

 

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Munich Airport Reviews

Apart from Russia, this country has been the most populous European country in the world (population: 82 million). Next to the Czech Republic, the Germans are the second biggest consumers of beer. They once held the title with the world’s youngest billionaire by their German Prince Albert II von Thurn und Taxis, with net worth estimated at around $1.9 billion (USD).

Munich Airport Reviews-EcologyWhen it comes to environment, Germany has been the pioneers of the ecological movement and green politics. But of course, the term “Ecology” itself was originated from a German biologist, Mr. Ernst Haeckel in 1866. Moreover, the Germans had been the world’s largest exporter of goods. By these facts alone, can we trust that Germany is also good at travel business and transporting travellers internationally. Then let’s check their international airport: Munich Airport

Munich Airport Reviews of Passengers

To start off, let’s check the feedback of the passengers. It seems that out of 146 Munich Airport reviews, the airport had harbored a total of 5/10 score rating. Not bad, but still not enough to consider as a good airport. However, it is noticeable that Skytrax had recognized MUC as a 5-star airport. But given that acknowledgement by World Airport Awards, customers are complaining about the lack of transport facility throughout the airport.Munich Airport Reviews-long-walk

One reviewer on 1st of March 2016 said that MUC is one of the airports that she doesn’t like at all. It was too big, that she had to walk kilometers from gate to the baggage claim area then the exit. And upon exit will start another agony with S-Bahn, a rapid transit railway system in and around Berlin. Prices are high. On a positive note, she mentioned that services are good since they do their best to make travellers feel comfortable. In this review, she gave Munich Airport a rating of 6/10.

Aesthetics

Since the airport was mentioned big, well it is actually huge with 15.6 km² and because of that the international airport of Germany has a large space to fill it with airport facilities and services:

To keep customers feeling fresh all flight long, shower rooms are available just a few steps from the arrivals area, located in the Central Area, Level 03 or in Terminal 2. What’s in it for them? Well, these six unit exclusive showers are not for charity. The fully equipped shower rooms with toilet, sink and plenty of space to put belongings cost 15 euros for usage. No worries, because fresh towels are provided along with shower gel and shampoo.

Accidents can’t be prevented and MUC is prepared for that. Doctors and medical specialists are available throughout the airport. There are actually 10 medical establishments to look after passengers, click here to see the list. For the Shop and Dine list, click here.

To keep passengers updated with current news, Airport TV is available on broadcast for CNN and the German news channel N24 everyday from 6 in the morning till 11 in the evening. Though this is located only at the waiting areas at the departure gates (in the security area).

Munich Airport Reviews-AirbräuLike we mentioned earlier about beer with Germany. The Munich Airport has the the world’s first airport brewery: Airbräu, that serves seven different kind of beers. Game On with the MUC’s “The Merkur Spielothek” which offers games and gambling located in the Terminal 1-Level 3 and Terminal 2-Level 3.

Munich Airport is not Top 3 airport for nothing. Free unlimited WIFI is available throughout the airport by connecting to “Telekom” network. After registration, traveller will receive an email confirmation. Please be reminded to keep the email, since it contains a link that will change or cancel the user’s account.

Getting To and From

There are several ways in getting to and from MUC. Based on Munich Airport Reviews, passenger can go by bus, car rental, hotel shuttles, limousine, taxi or train. If by driving, customers can get directly to Munich Airport through the A 92 Munich-Deggendorf autobahn.

The official site of the airport had been generous with these kind of directional information. See the links below:
http://www.munich-airport.de/en/consumer/anab/auto/anfahrt/index.jsp
http://www.munich-airport.de/en/general/faq/anreise/index.jsp?viewType=t

Location – Traffic – Service

MUC is located 28km (18 miles) northeast of Munich. The airport is the hub for the largest airline in Europe: “Lufthansa” and also for Air Dolomiti and Condor. Known as the 32nd busiest airport in the world and yet again keeping winning the “European airport championship” against other European airports in eight years, MUC has 2 concrete runways and 2 passenger terminals which accommodated 40,981,522 passengers in 2015.

Airport/Terminal Map
Munich Airport Reviews-map

News

Munich Airport Reviews-Franz Josef Strauß
Franz Josef Strauß

Past and Present: The decision for building the new airport was made by the government of Bavaria in 1969. Initially the airport was named as “Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauß” which was originated from their long-time Minister-President Mr. Franz Josef Strauß. Wherein the airport was owned by “Flughafen München GmbH” and branded themselves as “M – Flughafen München” or “M – Munich Airport”. But since the airport’s name was too long, most people nowadays use the term “Flughafen München” which means Munich Airport or simply MUC.

Future: Like other airports Munich Airport had already made plans for further expansion of a third runway and a satellite in Terminal that will boost the capacity of the airport’s terminal. To see the latest news and updates regarding MUC, bookmark the link below:
http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/tags/tag/munich+airport/

Contact Information:

  • logoAirport Code:                 MUC
  • Phone Number:             +49 89 97500
  • Website URL:                 www.munich-airport.de/en/
  • Address:                        Nordallee 25, 85356 München, Germany

Conclusion

Moreover, the airport has been recognized with “Europe’s best airport” while maintaining its rank from the world’s top 100 airlines in Skytrax: World Airport Awards in 2015 (as Top 3). To sum it up these made them won the “European airport championship” for the eighth year. Kudos to the German Airport and more power to their travel business and world-renowned services.

 

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FlightCar Reviews

As we noticed, the travel market had been in demand lately that almost every internet entrepreneur and even those who aspire to be one, usually starts their startup companies with a travel-related site. Thanks to these new travel startups, life has been easier yet confusing too. Some new online travel agencies have new interesting ideas, some are useless to be honest. Some are fraudulent, some are productive. But whatever is the case, we got to admit that random travel startups had made booking digital and easier.

In this review we’ll be talking about a new car rental site which had quickly gained massive numbers of viewers in just 1-2 years. Now, let’s take a closer look at FlightCar.
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The American-based travel site is one of the new travel startups who recently had been established yet acquired a lot of recognition. Since the privately held travel company was founded in 2012, FlightCar had been one of the most used car rental sites next to Avis, Hertz and Travelzoo.

What is FlightCar?

Basically, as mentioned above, FlightCar helps travellers to have their own means of transportation once they get to a certain destination. But vehicles used in this business are personal cars of car-owners like you. You can guarantee that the vehicle in service is well maintained. How it works? There are two services offered on FlightCar: As a Visitor and As an Owner.
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As a Visitor – customers just have to search for their airport destination first then from there, select from the list of cars shown or available on FlightCar. From then, customers can enjoy driving around with the booked car. Once customer is done or about to go home, they just have to return the car to the FlightCar center located at their airport.

As an Owner – customers just have to list their car first on FlightCar. Once done, leave their personal car to the airport’s FlightCar station. From there, FlightCar will assist the car-owner with a shuttle ride to their flight. Once the customer gets home from the vacation trip, they just have to return to the same FlightCar station and they will have their car back clean in and out.

Good thing about FlightCar as an owner, you get to travel somewhere, while FlightCar makes money for you.

FlightCar Reviews of Customers
FlightCar Reviews-complaints

But for some reason, given the unique car renting idea at the airport and unconscious investment, some consumers are just not happy about FlightCar. After reading 75 FlightCar reviews, the car rental company was not actually one of the best, yet the worst company ever. Well, we can’t blame them for what they personally experienced. But they os a more legit source of information to how FlightCar REALLY works. Feel free to be the judge and check these FlightCar reviews:
http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.flightcar.com

How To Reach Them?

  • FlightCar Reviews-logoWebsite URL:                      www.flightcar.com
  • Contact Number:                1-844-4-FLTCAR / (+1-925-298-6403)
  • Contact Email:                    support@flightcar.com
  • Fax Number:                       1-844-742-5870
  • Head Office Address:          114 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

To Sum It Up

Did you know that FlightCar was the first company to establish a marketplace that allows vehicle owners parking at the airport to rent out their cars to other travelers and was even recognized as “2013 America’s Coolest College Startup”. Since the car rental site was founded by three college students namely Shri Ganeshram, Rujul Zaparde and Kevin Petrovic. Everything rooted from the saying “Only your true friends will drive you to the airport.”