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The World's Worst Lines at the World's Worst Airports

June 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

There's something jarring about partaking in the miracle of heavier-than-air flight, of literally dining in a chair in the sky as you fly across an ocean, and then - upon arriving at your destination in mere hours - having to stand in some horrible airport's interminable passport control line. Really? We can build commercial jets that break the sound barrier but we can't figure out how to efficiently stamp people's passports?

Here's a list of three of the worst wait time offenders. We're hoping that - all other options having been exhausted - maybe sustained public shaming will get through to them. Two are in so-called Alpha++ and Alpha+ global cities, so you'd think they'd try something now and again, and one is in West Africa, because we just can't get over how bad it is.

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Just Be Happy You're Not Flying into Nigeria's Lagos Airport

Where: Lagos, Nigeria
May 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM | by | Comment (1)

A few years ago we did a Nigeria Travel post on how Lagos was becoming a vacation spot for the uber-wealthy. We're not sure how they're getting in and out of the country, but, after reading this article on the sad state of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, we're guessing it's not by commercial air.

We complain about domestic airports all the time, and sometimes we do so with some enthusiasm, but even we have never described one as "the shame of a nation." Ouch!

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