8 Obvious Reasons Why Naia is one of the worst airports in the world by Kel Fabie, @MisterVader
Since last year, the Philippines has gotten so much flak about the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, hailed as a "the worst airport in the world," at least for people who have plans of sleeping in airports. Is it a blow to Filipino pride?
Well, only if you let your airport define who you are as a Filipino. Despite that, Filipino pride doesn't mean we can just turn a blind eye to some very glaring problems NAIA has, and here are the 8 obvious reasons why:
Whenever airport security sees foreigners lying on the ground while waiting for their flights, they are considered "free-spirited". Whenever airport security sees Filipinos lying on the ground while waiting for their flights, they are asked to sit right back up. Glad to know we're hospitable to everyone else but our own countrymen!
Isn't it crazy that our domestic terminal seems to be much more renovated and significantly cleaner than our international terminal? I mean, it's called NAIA, not NADA, right? Or am I missing something.
When people criticize our airport for being one of the worst the world has to offer, our lovely government officials choose to give passive-aggressive comments to the press about the issue instead of actual funding for the airport to be renovated. Our airport doesn't determine what kind of people the Filipinos are, guys: but it sure does determine the quality of public officials we have, seeing where they're more inclined to invest their time.
The PA system for NAIA isn't being voiced over by the Tulfo's. "Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3" never sounded more sophisticated than when Erwin Tulfo said it during that infamous T3 episode.
It doesn't matter who you think started the fiasco: our security is too busy being starstruck by ogling Claudine Baretto and Raymart Santiago to do their jobs right, seeing how the only one who was
actually restrained during the fight was Mon Tulfo. These are the people we're going to expect to protect us when the s#$7 gets real in NAIA, guys!
Foreigners are treated to an amazing preview of how things work in the Philippines: bribes, bribes, and more bribes just to have anything resembling decent service in the airport? Wow! It's more FUNDS in the Philippines!
It's good to know that whatever goes down, we have helpful eyes watching us because NAIA has the best CCTV cameras money can... oh, wait they're not working? Great! I know justice is blind, but does airport security need to be the same?
The airport is named after a dude who was shot in the airport. That sounds very assuring, guys! That's like calling Mactan International Airport "Magellan International Airport", or calling Abottabad, Pakistan "Bin Laden Town".
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