Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 308
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!!
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
"Australia's least-awful airport?"
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
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.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 19 Feb 2014
Total posts 90
I completely agreed with you until you blamed the government.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
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.
Yeah I agree, the customs are nicer than other planes and things go smooth, wish there was a way to edit comments.
Member since 10 Oct 2013
Total posts 80
agree TRB - one of the best arrivals and departure countries - much preferable over home UK!
Kiwis land at 15 with Auckland, not surprising.
At least we can say the US is way faaaaaaaar behind with Denver at 35 as their top in the country.
Member since 04 Oct 2012
Total posts 147
My list would be
1 - Canberra
2 - Brisbane
3 - Darwin
4 - Adelaide
5 - Cairns
6 - Launceston
Member since 03 Jul 2014
Total posts 65
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.
Member since 16 Feb 2012
Total posts 133
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'
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 198
Broome for as regional
Darwin as capital city airport especially with the new QF lounge
Member since 05 Dec 2013
Total posts 1
Canberra. Modern, open & even at the busiest times never really seems crowded.
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