Until 6:00pm today, Ladbrokes were quoting 250/1 that the word 'Gatwick' wouldn't feature at all, let alone twice, in a thread entitled 'World's ten most beautiful airports'!... I could've cleaned up and paid for a month in St. Lucia ! ... As they say up North, 'There's nowt as queer as folk !!'
Got to say my missus was a bit taken back when I told her she was lucky to work in such a beautiful place , don't think she was quite as enthusiastic as doe and miss pink ! ( BTW miss pink try the no1 traveller lounge in the north ). They have spent a lot of money improving it , and it's much better , a bit more space and a bit easier on the eye , but not stunning or beautiful , I think more functional is what they've achieved .
When we arrived at Dubai last year I found that very impressive and thought WOW , I told the missus that her bosses should have taken a look at that if they wanted ideas on making their airport stand out
I was also impressed with Munich airport , they had a covered outdoor link between the two terminals and gatwick could perhaps have done something like this to have created more space and be ready for in advance if they get a second runway in 2019.
We're flying from T5 in November and I'm looking forward to seeing that , but if I have to make a choice of the most beautiful airport I've been through it would be Male in the Maldives and the speedboat transfer was a great way of getting to your resort .
I agree that the major hubs like Changi and Dubai are impressive and I wish that people would think like that about Heathrow which is so important in international terms yet mucked around and left in limbo by our pointless politicians. I like the idea of boris island and it's very forward thinking but the problem is it won't be spectacular like Changi or Dubai , what we would want is something like M&S quality but you know we'd end up with something resembling primark