Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu, Nepal
Don't look the officers -- or the dogs -- in the eye. [CNNGo.com]
For a small airport in a pretty country, Tribhuvan has it all: the interminable weather delays of Boston Logan, the shoddy restroom maintenance of a Glasgow sports bar, the departure board sparsity of McMurdo Airfield and the chronic chaos of a kids' soccer match.
Some airport improvements have been underway for the Visit Nepal 2011 tourism campaign, including things most passengers don't much care about (e.g., the new helicopter base).
The most serious beefs with Nepal's only international airport revolve around its primitive yet officious check-in procedure, starring a roulette wheel of underpaid security agents.
"Departure is an endless game of body searches and silly questions," notes one passenger.
"Those who didn't have their e-tickets printed out had to argue their way in," says another, who was checked seven times and scolded for not having a baggage tag on a carry-on before eventually boarding.
Never mind. The city's markets and surrounding mountains are lovely.