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Gatwick Airport Reviews

Gatwick Airport initially started as an aerodrome back in the late 1920s; the first terminal was built in 1935. Though, the major development of the airport was made in the 1950s. Now, Gatwick Airport is known to be the second-largest airport in London. Today, let’s discover more about the airport’s origins.

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Gatwick Airport Reviews-foodWith the airport that serves more destinations in the United Kingdom, LGW or London Gatwick Airport had carefully prepared for the number of passengers that travel through them every day. Their information centers are handled by a multi-lingual staff and they’re operational for 24 hours. This  is one  of the ways of knowing the whereabouts of the airport’s facilities.

There are several restrooms located throughout the airport, and showers are available at the Regus Express Business Lounge. There are also free charging ports at the airport, just to keep your devices fully charged. To stay connected? WiFi connection is free for the first two 45 minutes. Because, it will require you to sign up again after the first 45-minute consumption.Gatwick Airport Reviews-shops

Since the airport is open for 24 hours, they tolerate overnight travellers. But, it should be expected that the most available spot to sleep on is the floor, though their benches have armrests. Food establishments are not all open for 24 hours as well; they operate depending on the stores’ varying schedules. The same goes for the stores, but three of the duty-free shops are open all-day long.

Directions

Gatwick Airport Reviews-national-expressThe cheapest way to get to and from London and LGW is by airport bus services. But, there are also other means of transport, such as the National Express which approximately takes 2 hours’ travel time. Taxis can be more accessible because they can take you to London in just an hour. If by means of driving, the airport is directly accessible from the M23 motorway.

Location – Traffic – Service

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Gatwick Airport is about 28 miles south of London. LGW operates as the hub for British Airways, and had successfully accommodated 40,269,087 passengers last year. The public international airport has more destinations served in the United Kingdom compared to other London airports. Gatwick Airport’s top destinations are Barcelona, Dublin, Malaga, Amsterdam, Madrid, Dubai, Geneva, Copenhagen, Alicante, and Faro. LGW has only 1 runway and 2 terminals.

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Gatwick Airport Reviews and News

We tried to read 503 London Gatwick Airport reviews posted on Skytrax, and the only thing we noticed was that travellers were not that happy with LGW’s services. Majority of the feedback are complaining about the airport’s long and unorganized lanes. One reviewer even said:

“I think that Gatwick airport is one of the worst I use as a chauffeur. Short stay car park never fully open and very difficult to navigate. No heating in arrivals. Even writing this the phone signal connection is bad. I can’t believe they think they should have an extra runway as they can’t even manage what they have now.”

Though, on a positive note, a plan of creating a link rail between Gatwick and Heathrow Airport is being on project and they will consider it being called “Heathwick” once it’s done.
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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:            LGW
  • Phone Number:        +44 844 892 0322
  • Website URL:            RH6 0NP, United Kingdom
  • Address:                    http://www.gatwickairport.com/

Conclusion

Despite the low rating online with 4/10, Gatwick Airport had been more than keen on managing their ways to fix their flaws. They’ve been continuously working on developments and adjustments for their future in the travel industry. It was never easy to accommodate thousands of passengers on a daily basis. But, even so, LGW is on the 45th rank on the top 100 airports in the world.

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Beijing Capital International Airport Reviews

What is known to be the main international airport serving Beijing traces its roots back to March 2, 1958. The airport then consisted of one small terminal building – which still stands to this day – apparently for the use of VIPs and charter flights. The first international flight to China and Beijing Capital International Airport was of Pakistan International Airlines from Islamabad. From then on, the progress of the airport had been steady. Fresh from hosting the 2008 Olympic Games and adding its new terminal building, Beijing Capital has overtaken Tokyo Haneda to be the busiest airport in Asia based on scheduled seat capacity.

Airport Facilities

Beijing Capital International Airport Reviews-insideAs one of the busiest airports in the world, Beijing Capital International Airport is expected to be prepared accommodating volumes of passengers daily. They see to it facilities are complete and ready for use. To know your way around, airport information is available at staffed desks in all terminals. Tourist information is available in the arrivals lounge of Terminal 3. Restrooms are located throughout the airport, while showers are located in the hourly lounges.

There is a good choice of places to eat and drink throughout the airport. These include tea houses, fast-food outlets, Chinese and Western restaurants, ice cream parlours, and bars. Beijing Capital International Airport Reviews-shopThere are numerous shops in each terminal, selling everything from jewellery and gifts to children’s toys and tea leaves. A large selection of duty-free shopping is available to international passengers in Terminals 2 and 3.

The airport is open for 24 hours and to keep yourself connected, Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout BJS. Passengers without mobile phones can still access the Wi-Fi service, but they will need to use the self-service terminals near the information desk to activate the service.

Getting To And From

Beijing Capital International Airport Reviews-beijing-subways-airport-expressThe Airport Expressway links Beijing Capital International Airport with the city centre. From the centre, take the ring road to the expressway and follow it in a northeasterly direction to the airport site. The total drive time from central Beijing to the airport is approximately 45 minutes, varying greatly depending on traffic levels.

Passengers can travel between the terminals via the free terminal shuttle bus service. Out from the airport? The Beijing Subway’s Airport Express runs from Terminals 2 and 3 directly to the city, while buses to the Shunyi District depart from outside Terminals 2 and 3. Also, metered taxis are available at the officially-designated taxi ranks.

Location – Traffic – Service

Beijing Capital International Airport is situated 32 km (20 miles) northeast of Beijing and serves as the hub for Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Hainan Airlines. The public international airport has 3 terminals and 3 runways.
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Terminal 1 serves the domestic routes of Hainan Airlines and its subsidiaries.

Terminal 2 serves China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, SkyTeam members, and other domestic and international flights.

Terminal 3, the newest terminal, serves Air China, Star Alliance, and Oneworld members, and some other domestic and international flights which do not operate from either Terminals 1 or 2.

BJS had successfully accommodated 90,130,390 passengers last year.

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Beijing Capital International Airport Reviews and News

After we checked on 216 Beijing Capital International Airport reviews online, we found out that the airport got an overall rating of 4/10 from several customers. One recent review posted was actually a complaint when the customer said, “Unhelpful and rude staff, horrible restaurants at Beijing Capital Airport. Long and inefficient lines for security checks. The airport could be cleaner too. Overall experience quite negative, especially considering that we are talking of the airport of the capital city of the country that wants to be the global power.”

Due to capacity limitations at the current airport, an additional airport facility is planned for the Daxing area, scheduled to open for business in 2018.

Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:          BJS
  • Phone Number:      +86 10 96158
  • Website URL:         http://en.bcia.com.cn/
  • Address:                 Shunyi, Beijing, China

Overview

As we all know, China is the most populated country and they also hold the most densely populated city. With these facts alone, it makes us aware that it’s not easy to run Beijing Capital International Airport. However, they were still able to be part of the Top 100 Airports in 2016. Kudos to BJS!

 

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Düsseldorf Airport Reviews

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) traces its roots back on the 19th of April 1927, which is two years after construction. Though, during World War II, civil use of the airport ceased with the airfield being used by the military. The airport reopened in 1948 with the area being under British administration; the first flights were operated by British European Airways to the RAF Northolt. Düsseldorf Airport had a steady growth in the past few years.

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As one of the top 100 airports in the world, Düsseldorf Airport has several facilities throughout the airport. Information desks can be found in departures and arrivals. The main information desk is located next to the baggage claim belt 6 in arrivals. The same with restrooms, but showers are available in only one of the lounges.
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There are more than 40 bars, cafés, and restaurants at Düsseldorf International Airport, both before and after the security screening area. Options include a Japanese restaurant, ice cream parlour, and bistros serving pasta and salads. foodBoasting more than 70 shops, Düsseldorf Airport covers most retail needs; these range from gift shops, luggage retailers, and fashion boutiques to food shops and duty-free outlets. Shops are open from early morning until late at night, seven days a week.
Wi-Fi is available throughout Düsseldorf Airport, and there are fixed Internet access desks at various locations. Public telephones can be found at numerous locations within the terminal and railway station.

Directions

The A44 autobahn runs east-west past Düsseldorf Airport. Follow the sign ‘Flughafen’ at junction 31 to reach the airport. The A44 connects to the B1 (which leads south to central Düsseldorf), the A3 (which skirts the east of Düsseldorf), and the A52 (which leads north to Essen). The journey time from central Düsseldorf is approximately 10 minutes.

The SkyTrain transports passengers from the railway station to the terminal via car parks P4 and P5.

For public transportation, regular trains link to various destinations each day from Düsseldorf Airport’s railway station: Düsseldorf Flughafen. The local S11 S-Bahn metro train runs directly into the airport complex and links to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof in the city. Also, taxis leave from in front of arrivals.

Location – Traffic – Service

Düsseldorf Airport Reviews-air-berlinThe largest and primary airport for the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in Germany, Düsseldorf Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) north of Düsseldorf and serves as the hub for Air Berlin and Eurowings. The public international airport has its busiest routes to Munich, Palma de Mallorca,  Berlin, London, Antalya, and Vienna. Last year, DUS had successfully accommodated 22,476,685 passengers. Düsseldorf Airport has two runways and three terminals connected by a central spine, even though the terminals are essentially concourses within a single terminal building.

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Düsseldorf Airport Reviews and News

After reading through 71 Düsseldorf Airport reviews, the airport had garnered an overall rating-score of 5/10m, which is average yet not pleasant to see. However, on a positive note, given its low rating, the most recent feedback were all positive. One reviewer even quoted, “Very comfortable and spacious airport.” To see more of these Düsseldorf Airport reviews, click here.
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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:              DUS
  • Phone Number:          +49 211 4210
  • Website URL:             https://www.dus.com/de-de
  • Address:                     Flughafenstraße 120, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Conclusion

We’ll be looking forward to seeing more about Düsseldorf Airport in the future. Consecutively being part of the Top 100 is no joke. Just so you know, Düsseldorf is the third-largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich.

Have you been to Düsseldorf Airport? Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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“We’re not just an airline. We’re a way of life.”

This has always been the company slogan of Envoy Air. Today, let’s discover this airline from Fort Worth, Texas, United States.
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The wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group traces it roots back to 1984; Envoy Air began as a collection of regional carriers with contracts to carry the American Eagle brand name. Until 1987, these third-party carriers flew under contract with American Airlines to provide regional feeds to its hubs. In 2014, the company changed its name to Envoy Air Inc., but American Eagle continues to live on as a brand, and so does its livery for Envoy-operated and third party-operated regional flights.
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The airline uses a similar loyalty program: AAdvantage (from American Airlines). Envoy Air has a fleet size of 169 Embraer and Bombardier which cater air services to 170 domestic and international routes. With over 1,800 flights a day, serving 159 cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Envoy is considered to be the world’s largest regional airline system. Envoy is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance.

Official Website and Services

One thing I noticed and was amazed about Envoy Air was their official site. The background is actually moving and promotes the airline’s services, crew, and fleet. As shown on their official site, it’s pretty much not like your typical airline webpage. It doesn’t promptly give customers the option to search and book a flight with them, because this option is done directly on American Airlines.
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Their official site mainly gives information about aviation employment career opportunities. Categories are divided to Pilots, Flight Attendants, Mechanics, Customer Service or Corporate queries. The goal they have for their employees is to take passengers from where they are now to where they want to go – whether it’s a short-term stay or a lifelong career. Unfortunately, since Envoy Air is not the direct company airline, they don’t have a mobile app.

Envoy Air Reviews of Passengers

It actually wasn’t easy to find Envoy Air reviews online. Though, we were able to find some on Indeed and Glassdoor. Both commenting sites gave the airline an overall ⅗ star rating. One former station agent posted on the 26th of September 2016 saying, “While working for Envoy, my fellow coworkers were wonderful to work with. No one bothered us as long as we did our job and did it efficiently. The hardest part of the job was the communication between management and staff.”
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How To Reach Them?

  • Website URL:                  http://www.envoyair.com/
  • Contact number:             +1 972-374-5200
  • Fax Number:                   817-967-3816
  • Head Office Address:      4301 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063, United States

Conclusion

Opportunities are given out to those who deserve them. Envoy Air is definitely one of the aviation companies you should look forward to work with, but on inflight terms we are not sure about that. However, knowing they are under American Airlines, it’s safe to assume the airline’s quality is similar to its parent company.  In fact, if you recall, last year we gave American Airlines a 5-star rating and Skytrax had ranked the airline up to the 77th spot this year from the World’s Top 100 Airlines!

 

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Helsinki Airport Reviews

The airport originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, is the fourth-busiest airport in the Nordic countries. 1952-summer-olympicsBut, prior to the idea of providing transport for the Olympics, the planning of a new airport for Helsinki had already begun in the 1940s, when it became obvious that the old airport at Malmi could not handle the increasing number of passengers or the new heavier aircraft. Helsinki Airport opened on 10 July 1952.

Initially, the airport had an air navigation services building, a 2,000-metre-long runway, an apron area, and a shed for passengers. The 1,800-metre-long auxiliary runway was built a few years later. Regular jet flight operations began in 1959. The first actual passenger terminal was built in 1969 and the extension, the international section, was finished in 1983.

Now, let’s take a closer look on how is Helsinki Airport (HEL).

Airport Facilities

Stylish without being self-conscious and home to an eclectic mix of Scandinavian, Russian, and Sami cultures, loveable Helsinki is an accurate reflection of Finland itself. The main international airport of Finland has plenty of facilities. Restrooms are located throughout the airport, while showers are available in the Aspire Lounge for a fee above the standard entrance fee. To know your way around, general airport information desks are situated in both terminals. There is a tourist information desk in the arrivals area of Terminal 2, which also sells transport tickets.
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There are plenty of restaurants, cafés, and bars in both terminals, including a 24-hour fast-food restaurant in the Terminal 2 arrival area and a round-the-clock café in Terminal 2 Departures. There are numerous shops at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport selling designer items, electronics, duty-free goods, and souvenirs such as woollen jumpers, Moomin gifts, liquorice sweets, and cloudberry jam.
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Helsinki Airport is open for 24 hours and has free WiFi available for an unlimited time period. Connect to the ”free wireless internet” network. Additionally, there are six desktop computer stations with Internet access available at the eService Bar. Also, charging points for mobile devices are available throughout and include wireless charging stations.

Getting To and From

The terminal buildings are only 300 m (328 yards) apart and are linked by an internal walkway.

Driving your way to HEL: from Helsinki city centre, drive north along the Helsinki to Tuusula motorway (motorway 45), and follow signs for the airport. From the west and the east, travel on motorways E18 or 50 respectively, and turn onto the northbound motorway 45, before following signs for the airport.Helsinki Airport Reviews-hsl-bus

Though, the best option to reach Helsinki city centre is by using the bus. There is an express bus operated by Finnair that connects the airport with Helsinki Central Station. In mid-2015, it is expected that the rail arrives directly in the airport, being easier and quicker to communicate with all cities and destinations.

Location – Traffic – Service

Helsinki Airport Reviews-FinnairHelsinki Airport is located 19 km (11.5 miles) north of Helsinki. HEL serves as the hub for CityJet, Finnair, Norra, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and TUIfly Nordic. The public international airport of Finland has 3 runways and 2 terminals. Terminal 1 was called domestic terminal, but today is used for the Schengen area flights. Terminal 2, former international terminal, is the non-Schengen area, and was expanded in 2009. HEL is the largest airport in Finland and is one of the busiest in Scandinavia. Last year, they had successfully accommodated over 16.4 million passengers.

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Helsinki Airport Reviews and News

According to 111 Helsinki Airport reviews, the airport had garnered an overall rating of 5/10. Mixed feedback are shown and posted online. Unfortunately, the most recent posts were actually negative. The main concern of the travellers is that actually the airport is not organized that they end up sitting on the floor because it’s too crowded. One reviewer even commented on the frequent under-construction of HEL, which never helped to make things convenient. Feel free to check these Helsinki Airport reviews, click here.

The first stages of a €900 million project to improve the airport began in 2014. Plans are currently under consideration regarding merging the two current terminals into one. Additionally, as of February 2015, there has been a proposal to rename the airport as “Sibelius Airport” after Jean Sibelius, Finland’s most famous composer.
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Overview

It seems like it actually takes a lot of reading and analyzing to come up with a conclusion as to how it is like transiting through Helsinki Airport. After reading Helsinki Airport reviews and discovering their facilities and origins, it is actually safe and reliable to trust HEL. The airport is part of the world’s top 100 airports in 2016. HEL ranked up from the 18th to 15th spot. Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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Sydney Airport Reviews

The only major airport serving Sydney traces its roots back in the No-Aviation history of Australia. Nigel Love, a former wartime pilot, was looking into the possibilities for aviation in Australia. He was interested in establishing the nation’s first aircraft manufacturing company. This idea required him to establish a factory and an aerodrome. Nigel established Mascot as a private concern, leasing 80 hectares from the Kensington Race Club for three years. Though when the lease expired, it was acquired by the Commonwealth Government from the racing club.

Now that we know how Sydney airport originated, let’s get to know more about Sydney Airport (SYD)’s airport facilities and services.

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infomation deskAs the main airport serving the Australian metropolis of Sydney and is among the world’s busiest. You might be wondering where and what are the facilities of the Sydney Airport. First and foremost, rest assured that restrooms are available throughout the airport and free showers are available, but you need to bring your own soap and towel. To know your way around, Tourism NSW information desk is located on arrivals level 1 in terminal 1. This desk provides information and help with accommodation, tours and attractions in Sydney.

There are many restaurants, cafés and bars at Sydney Airport offering a wide variety of international and Australian cuisine. Places to eat and drink include sushi specialists, Chinese eateries, Italian restaurants and licensed bars. There are more than 150 shops at Sydney Airport, ranging from souvenir retailers and designer outlets to wine merchants and speciality stores. Duty-free shopping is available at terminal 1.
Sydney Airport Reviews-facilitiesSydney Airport allows sleepovers, though most benches have armrests, and the marble floor is too cold for sleeping. Therefore, the waiting area at the international terminal is the designated area for airport sleepers spending the night. Just  so you know, the domestic terminal closes at night, so sleeping there isn’t possible. To keep connected, free WiFi is available throughout the airport, just connect to the “-FREE SYD WiFi-” network. Additionally, free internet kiosks are available throughout terminal 1.

Directions

Most routes to Sydney Airport are well signposted. From central Sydney, follow Elizabeth Street south and turn right onto Bourke Street. From here, take a slight left onto O’Riordan Street at the first set of traffic lights. This road leads directly to the terminal. The total drive time from central Sydney to the airport is approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic. More detailed driving instructions are available on the airport’s website.

Location – Traffic – Service

Sydney Airport Reviews-QantasSydney Airport is located 9km (6 miles) south of central Sydney serve as the primary hub for Qantas, secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways. The public international airport of Sydney is made up of 3 terminals: the domestic terminals (T2 and T3) are connected to the international terminal (T1) and 3 runways. SYD has nonstop domestic destinations to Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. While for international: Auckland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Los Angeles. The large, spacious airport had successfully accommodated almost 40 million passengers last year.

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Sydney Airport Reviews and News

According to 388 Sydney Airport reviews, SYD got an overall score of 4/10 on Skytrax. And it seems like some passengers are not happy with their experience at Sydney Airport. However, on a positive note, the most recent feedback are all positive. One reviewer actually said:

“Travelling back to Jakarta from Sydney and it was a nice airport. Two things I really like are that the staff are extremely helpful and the tax refund is not as crowded as other airports I’ve visited. The shops and duty free offer quite good things and there’s a few restaurants. Signage is also good.”

Sydney Airport’s Master Plan 2033 was approved by the government in 2014. The plan revolves around long-term, large-scale expansion and modernization of the three current terminals to cope with the predicted 74 million annual passenger flow in 2033.

Contact Information:

  • logoAirport Code:               SYD
  • Phone Number:           +61 2 9667 9111
  • Website URL:              http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/
  • Address:                      Sydney NSW 2020, Australia

Conclusion

I guess keeping the balance of volume passengers everyday and maintaining quality service was the problem of Sydney Airport. Sometimes we have to understand, accommodating such number of travellers every day is not an easy task. As far as we observe, being one of the busiest airport in the world and as the 23rd best airport only defined Sydney Airport as one of the reliable and efficient airport you could transport with.

 

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Copenhagen Airport Reviews

The main international airport of Denmark was inaugurated in 1925. However, during World War II, the airport was closed for civil operations except for periodic flights to destinations in Sweden, Germany, and Austria. After the war in 1945, Copenhagen Airport was the most modern international airport in Europe, because the airport remained untouched by actual acts of war. Throughout the 1970s, airport traffic continued to grow, but the airport was not expanded further. Expansion of the airport began in 1982, after the necessary period of planning. The intention was not to build Europe’s largest airport, but to build transit passengers’ favourite airport.

Today, we’ll be looking at how Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is today.

Airport  Facilities

Copenhagen Airport Reviews-insideIt’s the largest airport in Scandinavia and one of the most popular airports in the world. As a traveller, you need help to get your way around. First things first, Information desks are located in the arrivals areas and transit halls of Terminals 2 and 3. There is also a visitor centre in terminal 3. Restrooms are found throughout the airport, though shower rooms are not available. As an alternative, the Ni’mat Spa has a saltwater pool, aroma steam bath, massages, and a fish spa where Garra Rufa fish have a go at your gnarly feet.

There are plenty of bars, cafés, and restaurants at Copenhagen Airport, offering everything from seafood to fast food. Places to eat include a restaurant serving Danish fare post-security in terminal 3, and a couple of restaurants in the on-site Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel.  There are over 120 different stores at the airport, with designer boutiques, newsagents, and duty-free shops among the many options. There is also a good selection of shops selling the best of Scandinavian fashion and design. A pre-order and pick-up service is available.
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Copenhagen Airport is large, airy, and spacious. Staff and security are tolerant of sleepers. To stay connected, free WiFi is available to members of the CPH Advantage program. Membership is actually free. Banks and ATM machines are found in both terminals. For those who need money exchange services, the bureaux de change is in Terminal 3.

Getting To and From

If you are driving from central Copenhagen, head southbound across Langebro Bridge and continue along Amager Boulevard and Amagerbrogade. From here, follow the signs to the airport complex. The total drive time from central Copenhagen to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.
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By public transportation, direct high-speed trains to Copenhagen Central Station are available.  The Metro M2 line connects the airport to the city centre. Several buses run from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre, as well. Also, Taxis pick up passengers from ranks outside Terminal 3.

Location – Traffic – Service

Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Copenhagen, and operates as the hub for Air Greenland, Danish Air Transport, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Scandinavia, TUIfly Nordic, and SAS Cargo. The public international airport is by far the busiest airport for international travel in Scandinavia. CPH has two terminals – known as Terminals 2 and 3 – and three runways. These handle all flights and share a common airside passenger concourse as well as the arrivals section which houses customs and baggage claim and is physically located in Terminal 3. The airport successfully accommodated 26 million passengers last year.

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Copenhagen Airport Reviews and News

After reading Copenhagen Airport reviews, we found that the airport had received a 4/10-star rating from 148 comments posted online. What bothered us was the most recent posts were all complaints. One customer even said:

” I spent more than an hour in their security check queue during the time when they expect low traffic. They worked at 40% capacity and continued to close checkpoints instead of opening new ones, even though the queues kept growing. Staff were also not willing to assist in that situation.” To see more of these Copenhagen Airport reviews, click here.

Terminal 1 closed in March 2015, leaving all passenger flights being handled by the interlinked Terminals 2 and 3. Check the airport’s website for the most current news on the situation.
Copenhagen Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:          CPH
  • Phone Number:      +45 32 31 32 31
  • Website URL:          https://www.cph.dk/en/
  • Address:                  Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark

Overview

Denmark is also known for its generosity with world aid. Despite being one of the smallest countries, it gives freely to nations in need. As their main international airport is large and generous, and despite the Copenhagen Airport reviews, the airport is still one of the best. In fact, CPH is at the 18th spot on the “World’s Top 100 Airports” this year.

 

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LAM Mozambique Airlines Reviews

Initially known as DETA Direcção de Exploração de Transportes Aéreos, the airline was established back in August 1936. The airline started with charter flights, but that didn’t last long until a regular airmail service commenced on 22 December 1937 using a de Havilland Dragonfly. Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal in 1975. The airline had became Mozambique’s flag carrier in 1980, and  four more Boeing 737-200s were ordered the following year. Eventually, the airline was rebranded to LAM – Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique.
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LAM Mozambique Airlines is banned from operating into the European Union, and this dates back to 2011. Moving forward, LAM Mozambique Airlines now has 7 aircraft that serve 16 international destinations, while its main hub is at Maputo International Airport.

Official Website

The official page of the national airline of Mozambique was kept simple with its plain white, red, and grey theme colors. The site lets travellers search and book for their preferred flight with LAM Mozambique Airlines: not only flights, but also hotel reservations, car rentals, and access to the frequent flyer club of the airlines. Apart from the services, information are given online for special offers, customers’ advantages, news, and policies of the airline.
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The page can be interchangeable to English and Portuguese. Travellers will get to know more about the airline’s inflight experience and destinations found on the header of the page. Unfortunately, the flag carrier of Mozambique doesn’t have a travel app for a mobile version of all these services.

LAM Mozambique Airlines Reviews and Services

LAM Mozambique Airlines caters to two kinds of cabin classes on board: Economy and Executive. The airline thinks about the satisfaction of each passenger on board; they offer meals depending on the duration of the flight. The meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients and the best quality.

LAM Mozambique Airlines Reviews-inflightBased on LAM Mozambique Airlines reviews, flying in Economy Class is like actually travelling via Business Class on a normal major airline. One passenger even mentioned that the airline has an excellent value for money.

Though, looking through online LAM Mozambique Airlines reviews, the airline only got a 3/10 score rating on Skytrax. It is actually a bad score. The most recent review was posted on April 2016: the passenger was not happy with his experience with the airline. He even considered it as, “Airline from hell. LAM stands for late and maybe and it goes beyond that in living up to its infamous reputation.”

To see more of these LAM Mozambique Airlines reviews, click here.
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How To Reach Them?

  • Website URL:               http://www.lam.co.mz/en
  • Contact Number:         +258 21 46 88 00
  • Contact Email:             linhadocliente@lam.co.mz
  • Fax Number:               +258 82/84 147
  • Head Office Address:   Alameda do Aeroporto, CP 2060, Maputo, Mozambique

Overview

After writing a review about this airline, I was more than convinced to try flying with them rather than be discouraged by the LAM Mozambique Airlines reviews shown online, since Mozambique is actually one of the few destinations in the world that is popular for its beaches and offshore marine parks. We believe that LAM Mozambique Airlines can develop more in time.

Have you flown with them? Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews

You might be wondering why whenever you search for YMQ, it goes directly to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport which is YUL. Well, to enlighten you, YMQ is a sort of one-size-fits-all code that encompasses all airports in the Montreal metro area.  In a nutshell, YMQ is the general code for all Montréal, and YUL is the specific airport code for Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. And, besides, you’ll never see “YMQ” on anyone’s luggage tag!

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-Pierre TrudeauMoving forward, Montreal’s original airport, Saint-Hubert Airport, was no longer adequate for the city’s needs. The Minister of Transport purchased a land that was considered the best location for a new airport. The airport was opened then (in 1941) as Dorval Airport with three runways. During its continuous growth, the airport’s name was changed to Montreal–Dorval International Airport in 1960.

In 2004, in honour of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the airport was renamed Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport by the federal government.

Airport Facilities

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-foodAs the largest airport in Quebec and one of the most busiest airports in Canada, Montréal Trudeau Airport sure is a busy airport everyday. But, that won’t be a problem because several facilities are available throughout the airport. Information desks are located on the arrivals and departures levels. Courtesy telephones are situated throughout the airport, and self-service information points can also be found in various parts of the terminal building.

A good range of bars, restaurants, and cafés is available in the main departure and arrival halls, while there are also options near the gates. These include well-known international coffee and fast-food chains, as well as local bars and eateries. Duty-free outlets and specialist shops can be found on the departures level and in the departure concourses. Among the options are retailers selling gifts and souvenirs, confectionery and electronics shops. Newsagents are located in all areas of the terminal.

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-Aéroport Montrèal-TrudeauThere are a multifaith prayer room, video games for children, baby feeding rooms, and shoeshine booths. The airport patrol staff are trained in first aid, and can be reached by pressing the emergency button on all public phones in the terminal. Restrooms are everywhere but, unfortunately, shower rooms are not available. Sleeping at the airport is allowed, although passengers are restricted to landside only.

The airport is open for 24 hours, and free WiFi is available but only for 60 minutes. Travellers just have to connect to the “YUL Wi-Fi” network. Additionally, internet kiosks are available throughout the terminal.

Getting To and From

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-Société de Transport de MontréalThe airport can be reached from Montreal directly along the Côte-de-Liesse Highway 520. Other means is through public transportation: a free minibus service links the airport with Dorval station. Or, the Société de Transport de Montréal runs a 24-hour express service between YUL and central Montreal. Taxis and limousines are readily available outside the terminal, on the arrivals level, with a set fare of C$40.

Location – Traffic – Service

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Montréal Trudeau Airport  is situated 20 km (12 miles) west of Montreal, and serves as the hub for Air Canada. The public international airport still has three runways which had successfully accommodated 15,517,382 passengers last year. There are plans to construct a light rail service, titled Train de l’Ouest, with a station at the airport, by 2020.

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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:         YUL
  • Phone Number:     +1 514-394-7377
  • Website URL:         http://www.admtl.com/
  • Address:                Québec, Canada

Overview

Though, it seems there’s another story told online in Montréal Trudeau Airport reviews. Based on 109 reviewers, the airport deserves a 3/10 rating. As one reviewer said, “there is just too much chaos.” Another reviewer complained that he lived for years in Montreal and used the airport often. This past week demonstrated how antiquated YUL is. Getting off a US flight from Vegas, for hundreds of metres, neither myself nor other passengers could locate, find, and figure out where to find Air Canada’s transit check in. To see more of these Montréal Trudeau Airport reviews, click here.

 

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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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