Australia's best airport?

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obanpointer

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Australia's best airport?

just seen an article elsewhere and thought I would ask the question. I have to say personally i prefer some of the smaller regional airports, no lounge, no valet park but a personal device for all concerned and a taxi can be booked on the aircraft before arrival!!

watson374

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"Australia's least-awful airport?"

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RaptorNation158

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Compared to countries like Canada or heck even China, Australian airports don't make the cut.

According to Skytrax's 2015 airport rankings, the least awful airport in Australia is Brisbane at 20 followed by Sydney.

Melbourne is rated below Johannesburg at 25, wow.

Adelaide is 63 and Perth at 75.

That's considering Australia has the most liveable cities on the planet, healthy economy, yet two things are missing; Fast Internet and airports. Under Tony Abbott, god knows what's to come.

Chris_PER

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I completely agreed with you until you blamed the government.

TheRealBabushka

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Australia's airports are functional and does not require all those bells and whistles being an end-of-line destination. The security staff are fair, competent, pleasant and generally efficient. Immigration staff are friendly and efficient. Customs people are fair and do not seem to abuse their power. Airports here are generally quick to embrace technology like smart gates and the impost of duty free shopping is tolerable. As far as I'm concerned they fit the bill.

RaptorNation158

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Yeah I agree, the customs are nicer than other planes and things go smooth, wish there was a way to edit comments.

drsimon50

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agree TRB - one of the best arrivals and departure countries - much preferable over home UK!

RaptorNation158

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Kiwis land at 15 with Auckland, not surprising.

RaptorNation158

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At least we can say the US is way faaaaaaaar behind with Denver at 35 as their top in the country.

AndrewYes

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Canberra

AndrewYes

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My list would be 

1 - Canberra

2 - Brisbane

3 - Darwin

4 - Adelaide

5 - Cairns

6 - Launceston

domesticgoddess

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If you're talking domestic, I really enjoy Canberra. Nice and new, large and open, ok views over the tarmac and into the distance, good VA lounge. Of SYD domestic and MEL domestic I prefer SYD.

Internationally i've only really done SYD, MEL, BNE and PER. PER would be the worst of those three.

charlieg

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Sydney and Melbourne are best for exiting for major airport domestic arrivals. Seriously the distance at Brisbane and Adelaide that you have to walk to the road is a good safety measure, but doesnt allow for fast 'get-away'

airADL

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Broome for as regional

Darwin as capital city airport especially with the new QF lounge 

 

ScottCC

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Canberra. Modern, open & even at the busiest times never really seems crowded.

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