Yesterday I got inspired from a topic I saw on an Australian FF forum and decided to bring it to TA.
The post was extremely fun and I hope you all continue to join in with your experiences, it's awesome seeing what everyone's experiences have been and @singlouissa made a great suggestion of your best and worst airport experience!
I think that's a great idea.
Personally, I haven't had a BAD airport experience except for a couple of mishaps. When I was about 9, I was traveling with mum, my baby sister, her friend, and her 9 year old son and his baby brother. We were going SYD > MLA. I can't remember which airline we took but we did have a connection in Frankfurt and what a mission that was! I remember everyone panicking, babies crying, getting lost... now I know why I'm so damn anxious haha.
Second was in Fiumicino Airport in Rome. My layover was 13 hours. As a Euro citizen I could have left the airport to explore the day in Rome but because I was broke, and had to collect baggage from my separate Air Malta flight I couldn't leave the airport. I had a tonne of ishhh. After 13 hours, a dead iPhone and barely charging iPad I checked my baggage and yayyyy here we go... not. Plane was delayed and they weren't telling us how long.
Shops were closing, people were getting irritated... I was getting bloody hungry but because I didn't know how long until we had to leave I didn't wanna risk missing the flight... ahhh good times. Ended up boarding about 4 hours later. JUST made my connecting ICN > SYD flight.
Best airport experience was DEF Incheon Airport. It's so clean, so filled with culture... even the suffocating smoking rooms were enjoyable... until you, yknow, suffocated lol. My transfer from the airport to Grand Hyatt for my 19 hour layover was sooo easy, and smooth. I was denied getting a sim card cos I was not staying in Korea for more than a day - eh understandable, Hotel had wifi anyway! Return was FANTASTIC as well. Def can't wait until the next time I visit this airport.