Friday, 12 June 2015

The world’s worst airports

In a survey, travellers were quick to provide feedback on those airports and terminals that left more than a little to be desired – in terms of services, amenities, sleep ability and at times, good old kindness. Travellers had to consider just how limited they thought the four C’s (Comfort, Conveniences, Cleanliness and Customer service) of airport travel were.

Comfort means crowded terminals, uncomfortable and limited seating options and unpleasant temperatures.
Conveniences includes non-existent 24 hour food options, a shortage of activities to do and no WiFi
Cleanliness refers to dirty floors, the smell bathrooms and the untidy food courts.
Customer Service is all about unhelpful, unfriendly staff and anti-airport sleeping policies.  

Here are the top 10 worst airports based on travellers overall airport experience:

#1 Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport – Pakistan
“This airport is like a central prison. Many of the touts and taxi drivers loot people at the airport and outside.” – a traveller.

#2 Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport – Saudi Arabia
“It is unbelievable how the immigration officers do their job. While hundreds of passengers are in the queue these guys are talking to each other.” – a traveller.

#3 Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport – Nepal
“Just make sure that you never, EVER need to use the washrooms in this airport.” – a traveller.

#4 Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Philippines
“Terminal 1 is a dirty, crowded, noisy, extremely hot airport. There are nowhere close to enough seats for even half the people waiting to sit down.” – a traveller.

#5 Tashkent International Airport –Uzbekistan
“The person behind you will be trying to cut in front by subtly ramming their baggage cart into the back of your legs. Stand your ground!” – a traveller.

#6 Paris Beauvais-Tille International Airport – France
“This airport is the worst in the world. Seriously, the place doesn’t look like a place where people from many countries arrive.” – a traveller.

#7 Frankfurt Hahn International Airport –Germany
“Since the seats are metallic and not comfortable, the best places to sleep are actually on the luggage conveyor belts, or on the floor just next to the rental car stands.” – a traveller.

#8 Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport – Italy
“The only way this airport could be improved would be to destroy it and rebuild.” – a traveller

#9 Berlin Tegel International Airport –Germany
“Lights are on, cleaners and security walk around and there is limited seating, however you are not hassled and you feel safe.” – a traveller

#10 New York City LaGuardia InternationalAirport – USA
“Once you are through security, a beer is pretty much a necessity. But wait! No can do, because the bar is on the other side.” – a traveller

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