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Favourite award winning airport

Well since I’ve travelled to nearly 40 countries and over 170 cities across the globe, I have been to a hell of a lot of airports. For example, at Stockholm Skavsta Airport when the Ryanair staff checked us in there were no computers in sight at all, she just physically wrote our name on the prepared boarding passes.

I must mention Hong Kong’s International airport, since it is an award-winning airport with good amount of space, clear signage, top-notch staff, and most important of all, efficiency! The last thing you want is airport procedures causing any interruptions or delays to your journey. Many times, your luggage arrives at the baggage fall before you do and so you can just walk straight out.

Things I love about it:

  • You don’t have to pay for the trolley like you do at Sydney Kingston airport and they are lined up for you as soon as you get off the escalators;
  • There are no eye scans, fingerprints or body stripping procedures and immigration does not treat you as if you are a criminal on entry;
  • There are so many counters at immigration you usually don’t have to queue for more than a minute or two;
  • There are dedicated staff who turns the baggage round to make sure it is at the most convenient position to be picked up;
  • There are phones where you can make free local calls at the baggage claim area
  • Free wireless internet connection.

Tip on departure: If you want to get bottled water before you get on your flight, go to Mannings pharmacy and don’t get fooled by the piles of Evian stocked conveniently for tourists. Go to the counter and ask for Manning’s bottled water, they are four times cheaper than Evian and it tastes the same! Unless you are a Evian fan, then I won’t stop you. Note you can’t bring water on board if you are travelling to Australia though – ya annoying I know!

  1. Walter lee
    March 18, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Yes, this is the most comfortable place for the traveller especially when I am in Kuwait to wait for the boarding.

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