"one of the most efficient"
Andrew Champagne (United States)
I fly into and out of Albany a few times a year on business. For my money it's one of the most efficient airports in terms of security/TSA in the country. They get you in out and on your way with very little hassle the way it should be. The airport itself isn't huge and doesn't have some of the amenities of a larger hub but as a traveller I'm looking for efficiency and that's what Albany Airport provides.
"big windows everywhere"
R Lipera (United States)
This is my home airport so I fly in and out regularly. Recent renovations to the central area make it even nicer. Fully carpeted soothing music big windows everywhere. There is an observation deck open to the public on the "non-security" side that has good views. This is an easy airport in which to get around.
"a relatively small airport"
I Abodunrin (United Kingdom)
It's a relatively small airport. I agree with the earlier post about it's speediness. One of my friends once arrive less than half an hour before his flight departed and was still able to fly out (though I wouldn't recommend trying this). Overall a very good airport.
"really nice regional airport"
Marc Schwartz (United Kingdom)
I used to live in Albany and have used this airport many times. Albany is a really nice regional airport. It is very close to the Interstate. The standard parking is extremely convenient (across an indoor footbridge; no shuttles). The airport is physically very appealing and flow through check-in to the gates is generally smooth. Same on the return (also note that rental car stuff seems to be a convenient arrangement as well). ALB is as close to "get there at the last minute and be OK" as any these days. B terminal is the nicest. Of course this is a regional airport without many of the amenities of a large one. The coffee shop and bar/restaurant are better than most though. I now live in LA and have a much greater hassle. Burbank airport seems similar in size to Albany but Albany is much much nicer.