WHY DO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS BEAT U.S. AIRPORTS???
As an experienced traveler, I have seen airports that make your jaw drop and I have also seen airports that make you question whether or not you just board the plane. It always makes me wonder just why that particular airport is getting left behind in the rat race and what are the driving factors behind airports to keep up with the rest of the world.
The Answer: Gumption
:initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness
:courage; spunk; guts
:common sense; shrewdness
You can look through any of the top rated airports across the globe and you will notice one distinct commonality: they are all international.
Off the top of your head I want you to think about which airlines are the top rated in the world...
Did you think of United Arab Emirates, Singapore Air, Qatar Airways??
If so, then you are 100% correct! These airlines and airports are always on top of the game and are constantly evolving to bring their customers only the finest in travel and luxury. For example, Changi Airport (Singapore) has a pool and butterfly garden in it and Qatar just announced their new HUGE investment in "user experience" just last week.
When was the last time you heard of U.S. airports revamping or investing into "user experience"? The primary focus of U.S. airports is how they can better profit from airport traffic and the ongoing struggle of better airport security.
The U.S. Airports big wigs really need to sit down with the other big wigs and learn their strategies of how they make money while giving their flyers the best of the best. Domestic travelers deserve that too!
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS BEAT U.S. AIRPORTS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE LACK GUMPTION.
As soon as we grow some cahones, gain the drive to want to change our airports, and learn how to be successful our U.S. airports will start to keep up with the international big wigs.
According to Skytrax, The World Airport Awards, the world's top 10 airports of 2015 are:
Singapore Changi Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is the primary civilian airport for Singapore, and one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia.
INCHEON INT'L AIRPORT
HONG KONG INT'L AIRPORT
TOKYO INT'L AIRPORT HANEDA
CENTRAL JAPAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT
AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT
BEIJING CAPITAL INT'L AIRPORT
And if you are curious, the top rated domestic airports are:
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