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by web-administrator (January, 2017)


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(Guest review by Heather Taylor) Thankyou so much to the two parking inspectors who assisted my daughter with a broken ankle by providing a wheel chair and making sure she caught her flight. They were friendly and helpful.and a credit to their position.

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Adelaide Airport Review

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review) Small and friendly airport. Nice that my family could come thru security without a ticket and see us right up to the gate. No lineups ever at this airport in my multiple times using it.

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no amenities

by kajo (December, 2015)


Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: short walks
Cons: no amenities


International incoming with ridiculous security checks, no decent coffee in noisy arrival hall National outbound with long queuing, perfect desert on airside Very poor if unexistant signing from outdoors Fortunately didn't need to sleep there.

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Great stops at the Adelaide Airport

by web-administrator (July, 2015)


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(Guest Review by obiwan61) Adelaide boasts a modern, clean, spaced-out (yet compact) airport. The terminals are well sized for the crowds. Excellent coffee is available (I recommend the Flat White!). There is an unusual donut shop selling Pineapple iced donuts, etc. - which is a great sugar-infused novelty. The lounges are spacious. This airport is one of the few where when you enter you smile. The large, clean, many shopped experience puts a smile on your face. One of my favorite airports in the world.

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Adelaide Airport Review

by web-administrator (October, 2014)


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(Guest Review) The only thing wrong with this airport is that you can't sleep there because it closes at night. Other than that, it is so easy to navigate, a few good food options, simple shopping and only very occasional queues for security.

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Adelaide

by web-administrator (September, 2014)


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(GUEST) Security screening is a nightmare due to time it takes to pass through. 45 minute waits to get through. Lines snake through terminal areas with 1,000's of customers in them. Intolerable situation. Past security screening the airport facilities are more like a sporting arenas than a contemporary airport. International travel facilities are non existent and more like an after thought.

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new airport of discomfort

by weltreisende (April, 2009)


Where: Landside and Airside


Adelaide is my "home town airport" so I go through there quite a bit. I would not recommend anyone to stay there over night. As you read already, it shuts down for a few hours every night and is very uncomfortable (just newly built what were they thinking?) There is a bus on the upper level on the left when you get out of the airport which is really cheap (approx.4) to get to the city. Ask the bus driver to let you off in Currie Street where the YHA is. It is only about 10 minutes from the airport.

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Untitled4548

by web-administrator (January, 2007)


Where: Landside


(Contributed by Zack) - "The airport closes from 11 PM to 4 AM every night. Do not attempt to sleep here. I ended up on a metal bench from midnight to 4 AM and it was not pleasant. The chairs in the main check-in area are not comfortable if anyone is planning on just going at 4 AM. Once through security, there are comfortable couches to lie down on." Added 01 April 2007

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Untitled4547

by web-administrator (November, 2006)


Where: Airside


(Contributed by ?) - "I think they've recently refurbished or possibly rebuilt Adelaide Airport, but it's really nice now. Even has it's own Coopers bar :D Great long,leather, padded benches for sleeping on in the main area. After a late night we managed to get a good four hours sleep in the middle of the day here waiting for a connecting flight. Shoes up on their nice couches and all!" Added 31 Dec 06

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Untitled4546

by web-administrator (May, 2002)


(Contributed by ?) - "weird things happen while waiting for a delayed plane to undelay itself for 7 hours at the most. passengers coming off the plane hair all over the place kids grumpy as anything enough for you to run and hide ( not that my kids behaved like that! yeah right!!!) well the most weird thing i ever saw was a lady who was waiting at the same delayed plane termianal as myself and she had to go straight to a meeting once she got to her destination delayed or not she was the manager of the company she worked as, probably marketing of some sort with the amount of shaving cream she put onto herself while waiting ot board. no kidding! this lady was running late for her plane the taxi was late waste of time hurrying anyhow cos we werent going anywhere adn she decided to groom herself right next to me. brushing her hair and sticking rollers in was fine. brusing teeth and rinsing her mouth out with bottled spring water and spitting it out into hte dustbin was a tiny bit fine but when she pulled of her tracksuit to show her undies and bras i tried hard not to look my kids making commments at her wats she doing mummy? did she forget to dress? she put on her office out fit before she put on her sockings go out a razor and i thought oh no no way! she smothered shaving cream up and down her legs and shaves her legs leaning over the dustbin to pour yet another bottle of spring water over the disposable razor to rinse it and shave away! then i hear oh shit i have thrush! get out her cream and well yea did thaaat and i just picked up my belongions and just left saying to her there is a time a place to do that not here in front of children! needless to say securty saw wat ha continued >>

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Untitled4545

by web-administrator (July, 2005)


(Contributed by pete) - "Hi people, just typing in a note that the new International terminal at Adelaide is nearly completed, so the situation will be different once its open... will probably be finished in a couple of months. cheers" Added 17 Jul 2005

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Untitled4544

by web-administrator (March, 2005)


(Contributed by B. Rungie) - "I have slept at Adelaide Airport though it is not necessary to do so. Unlike most major airports, Adelaide Airport is pretty much in the middle of the town. It is only ten minutes from the city centre and five minutes to the coast. There is a lot of low cost accomodation around the airport. I found this out the following day after I had spent a night at the airport. I wandered 500m down the main aiport drive, took a left turn before the service station and found a nice secluded, comfortable and safe spot in a grassed area under some trees to have a little kip." Added 02 April 05

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Untitled4543

by web-administrator (April, 2004)


"They close their doors at night for a couple of hours, so don't try sleeping here." Contributed by ? (Added 14 MAY 04)

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Untitled4542

by web-administrator (January, 2000)


(Contributed by Samantha) - "Never stayed there, but I can tell you, I wouldn't want to. Firstly the domestic terminal has ZERO seats there, except for a few very noticeable ones at the door . They're also extremely uncomfortable. The international terminal isn't much better. A few dozen small seats together. Smack bang in the centre of the waiting terminal. But it IS getting upgraded soon, so it might improve."

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Untitled4541

by web-administrator (January, 2000)


(Contributed by Hugh) - "I've just returned from quite a long trip, part of which was in Australia. I was trying to save a few quid, and thought I'd sleep at Adelaide Airport, but discovered quite a problem. It's closed for four hours each night! Luckily for me, the bloke on the Virgin Blue desk (who I was flying with the next morning at 6) phoned up a hostel (Glen Elg Hostel) with free pick up and drop of, at only Aus15. He even gave me the 2 I was short."

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