I love stories of people who have moved, journeyed, displaced themselves, or otherwise changed their lives. I met a girl today who has moved here to Louisville from Boston. She's been here about 9 months, and came for business. We took the same yoga class one early Saturday morning, and laughed the whole way through. It was a fun class! Afterwards, she asked me if I lived nearby. I said I live near the airport. Immediately she asked if I loved our airport, because she did. (Isn't it awesome when any conversation starts with an airport???) That's how I found out she had just moved from Boston and we had a too-short discussion about our favorite US airports. That got me thinking...
The NYC airports: OK, it's just the fast-paced, type-A person in me that loves the East-Coasters. Rock on, busy people!
ATL: It just feels like home. When I flew out of there (for about 5 years), I knew every nook of that place. Ahh, the piano bar area in E concourse. The good bookstore in A. The dinosaur bones, the USO, every Starbucks, the Zimbabwe exhibition in the underground area of T concourse, the space photos, the Antarctica photos and journal, the train. Love it all.
MCO: The tram- fun. All the happy people (arriving). All the frustrated people (leaving).
MIA: Yum- Cuban food.
Of course, there are the professional opinions:
But what's a great airport to me (wi-fi, people-watching, fun coffee shop with chatty baristas, bright colors) may not be what you're looking for (Ease of security? Gourmet food? Multilingual signage?). So keep traveling, and remember to stop and admire the airport art exhibits.