Friday, February 17, 2006

It's Alive!!! Now I Know What God Feels Like!!!

It's open!!! Incredible. After all this time the new Adelaide airport is finally open for business. It seems like only five months ago that we attended the opening day. And not before time too - the old one is seriously ready for demolition.

We had the misfortune to spend about 90 minutes there on New Years Eve sending my mother off back home to Brisneyland. What a filthy cesspit it's become - stinking hot with no air-conditioning, flies everywhere, lights off, no drink machines - in fact no drinks anywhere other than the over-priced bar, food was non-existant as everything was shut down. It reminded me of those crappy airports you see in Third World countries. In short a horrendous experience and one that I'm glad we'll never repeat.

Viva la new airport!!! And unlike Melbourne airport you don't have to drive for an hour to get from the terminal to the city centre.


Chade said...

But the food and drink will still be overpriced and made from recycled plastics.

Danny said...

True, but at least we'll be comfortable doing it.

All things considered I prefer Adelaide airport, even when it was crappy, over any of the other airports I've been to in Australia. Sydney is too big and too easy to get lost in, Brisbane is a shit hole and Melbourne, well it takes 50 minutes to fly from Adelaide to Melbourne airport and then another hour or more to get from the airport to the city at a cost of upwards of $20 by bus, $50 by cab - on the cheap. That's a freaking joke - and those bastards have the hide to take shots at our airport? It only takes us 15 minutes, at the most, to get to the city...