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Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:34 pm

Mods, please move it to a different forum if this is the wrong one.

I just saw a short report on http://www.bild.de (sorry, in German only) about attractions at airports.
https://www.bild.de/reise/fluege/fluege ... .bild.html

Two really nice ones are mentioned but there are probably many mores:

- Swimming pool at PUJ (Punta Cana):
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- Beer brewery at MUC:
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm

AMS:

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Dutch Masterpieces at Rijksmuseum Schiphol.


https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/schiphol
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:24 pm

SLC had/will hopefully re-open its Golf Course. Wingpointe.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:38 pm

Its not really an attraction, but i like how YVR has thematic areas throughout its airport terminals. Small aquarium, tidal beach, etc.

http://www.yvr.ca/en/blog/2018/summer-2018-travel-tips
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:40 pm

Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:41 pm

TPE each gate has a different theme.
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 pm

PW100 wrote:
AMS:

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Dutch Masterpieces at Rijksmuseum Schiphol.


https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/schiphol


And a library!
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 pm

SRQKEF wrote:


Ok, there are pools at other airports too but I still take PUJ... the view is unmatched and I'm not talking about the lady! :D
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:48 pm

At Heathrow, they used to have the Queen's Building
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OMG - plastic chairs and everything! I can almost smell the kerosene now.
And yes, that must be an LH 737-100 :bigthumbsup:
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:06 pm

Newcastle has a doner kebab shop...
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:09 pm

ATH has a small Acropolis museum which is really cool!
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:15 pm

Chemist wrote:
TPE each gate has a different theme.


Same in Tallinn TLL (Estonia).
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:20 pm

Houston (IAH) has Cows dressed as Astronauts....
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:29 pm

BobMUC wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:


Ok, there are pools at other airports too but I still take PUJ... the view is unmatched and I'm not talking about the lady! :D


Fully agreed!
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:43 pm

Aviation Museum at SFO International Terminal.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:43 pm

Slot machines at LAS.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:45 pm

And the TSA security check is an attraction (security theater) at all US airports. Seeing people put their hands up when going through the scanner and watching the agents yell at passengers.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:46 pm

Golf course at incheon.


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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:47 pm

Chubu International Airport (aka, Centrair) has a Japanese ofuro bath with a view and massage available. https://www.centrair.jp/en/shop_dine/shop/massage.html
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:52 pm

Budapest has the Budapest Aero Park beside the airport - https://www.knaviation.net/museum-budapest

Manchester has the Concorde, Trident, an Avro RJ and more which are next to the airport - https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/at-the-airport/attractions/

Singapore has the Cactus Garden, various other gardens and the pool - http://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-experience/attractions-and-services.html

Sydney has a small Qantas Heritage Collection in the domestic terminal - https://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/heritage-collection-qantas/

Tokyo Haneda has the Japan Airlines Sky Museum beside the airport - https://allabout-japan.com/en/article/4749/

They're all pretty cool!
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:55 pm

PDX has a small theatre that screens short films as well as a distillery where you can taste locally made spirits.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:35 pm

I like the gardens within Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:21 pm

YHZ has a store where you can buy packaged live lobster to take as carry-on. They'll even bring it air-side for connecting passengers.

I'd rather have a pool.
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:50 pm

Nothing particularly exciting but BOS has arts and exhibits in every terminal
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 pm

dredgy wrote:
Golf course at incheon.


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Hmm...golf balls a few feet from jet engines. What could go wrong?
 
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:36 pm

jettaknight wrote:
dredgy wrote:
Golf course at incheon.


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Hmm...golf balls a few feet from jet engines. What could go wrong?


looks like a aprils-fools joke instead of a real thing.
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:08 pm

ATL has multiple art installations throughout the airport.
https://www.atl.com/about-atl/airport-art-program/

There's also the Delta Flight Museum as well as the Porsche Experience right next to the airport.
 
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:29 am

All the main Japanese airports have a good variety of attractions. I've seen several weddings at HND T1. The Galaxy Hall on level 6 between the two viewing deck entrances is perfect for receptions, exhibitions and corporate meetings.
Between the two terminals at MUC, there's an open space area and often something going on there, like a music concert, sports event and exhibitions.
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:37 pm

PW100 wrote:
AMS:

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Dutch Masterpieces at Rijksmuseum Schiphol.


https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/schiphol


Unfortunately for us when we transited AMS on 1/2 and again on 1/10, the Rijksmuseum Schiphol is closed for renovations. I don't recall when the posted notice anticipated a reopening. Perhaps someone else on here has a better idea. A shame, too, we had about 4 hours to kill at AMS on 1/2, and we were looking forward to spending some of it in the museum.
 
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:02 am

Call me an old curmudgeon, but just give me a seat at the gate, a power supply, a clean restroom, and somewhere to get decent (yet reasonably priced) food.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:01 am

SRQKEF wrote:


Oh wow! That's a proper regulation length pool suitable for a serious swimmer to get a workout.
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:11 am

Wednesdayite wrote:
Call me an old curmudgeon, but just give me a seat at the gate, a power supply, a clean restroom, and somewhere to get decent (yet reasonably priced) food.
+1 Plus a store to buy a magazine and snacks.
 
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:25 am

Wednesdayite wrote:
Call me an old curmudgeon, but just give me a seat at the gate, a power supply, a clean restroom, and somewhere to get decent (yet reasonably priced) food.


As long as you include decent windows with little to no glare for some spotting I’m in!
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:52 am

HEL features a sauna (what a surprise...). Only for lounge guests for some years now, but still quite unique.
 
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Re: Attractions at Airports

Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:45 am

Before its closure in 2006, DMK used to have an airside bar that is separate from the terminal itself..
BKK, on the other hand, has a spa lounge.
 
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:11 pm

SIN has a free movie theater with relatively contemporaneous movies.

Also, Jewel at Changi: http://www.jewelchangiairport.com/
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Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:15 pm

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
At Heathrow, they used to have the Queen's Building
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OMG - plastic chairs and everything! I can almost smell the kerosene now.
And yes, that must be an LH 737-100 :bigthumbsup:


And they used to have a penny arcade for the kids to play in if it was raining.

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Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:48 am

SFO is opening an outdoor terrace on 2/6/19:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/o ... 588918.php
 
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 pm

DTW has an LED light display set to music in the tunnel between the A and B/C concourses in the McNamara Terminal.
 
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:19 pm

Pools at airports seem kind of silly to me. What are you supposed to do with your swim suit after you're done? I would hope that they have swim suit dryers.
 
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:37 pm

CantbeGrounded wrote:
SFO is opening an outdoor terrace on 2/6/19:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/o ... 588918.php

Shame it is only available to departing passengers.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:20 am

readytotaxi wrote:
CantbeGrounded wrote:
SFO is opening an outdoor terrace on 2/6/19:
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/o ... 588918.php

Shame it is only available to departing passengers.


A pre-security, open-to-the-public sister deck will open before the end of the year.
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:54 pm

I feel sorry for all the folks flying into PUJ and the first thing they have to see is my dad bod getting out of the pool.

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