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Safest Airports In The USA?  
User currently offlinelaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 553 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6285 times:

All,

Hi, I just saw this on Yahoo, and there are a few surprises. First, I cannot believe SAN is in the top 10 because the parking structure makes it difficult, but the pilots know what they are doing. Second, I am surprised that IAH, being such a busy airport, is up there, but good for them. May these airports continue their streak, and may others be added as well.

Here is the link:

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40548163

Let the debating begin.

Thank you for your answers/comments,

laxboeingman


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User currently offlineboeingkid From United States of America, joined May 2009, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6285 times:

Did you see why PIT was in there for snow and ice...hmm dont all airports do this?

User currently offlineGrid From Kazakhstan, joined Apr 2010, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

Quoting boeingkid (Reply 1):
Did you see why PIT was in there for snow and ice...hmm dont all airports do this?

Yes, but apparently PIT does it better and differently, at least that is what the article implies.



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User currently offlinelaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6228 times:

Quoting Grid (Reply 2):
pparently PIT does it better and differently

I do like the runway sensors.

My friend lays over in MSP because he thinks they handle it better than ORD.



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User currently offlineGrid From Kazakhstan, joined Apr 2010, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6205 times:

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 3):
I do like the runway sensors.

My friend lays over in MSP because he thinks they handle it better than ORD.

What exactly do they do?



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User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

Quoting Grid (Reply 4):
Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 3):
I do like the runway sensors.

My friend lays over in MSP because he thinks they handle it better than ORD.

What exactly do they do?

They have an excellent snow team. Remember last winter when the homer dome collapsed? And most of the flights in/out of MSP were cancelled? The snow team kept going on a runway and a lone SY 737 landed in the middle of it, and reported breaking action as "good"...


User currently offlineGrid From Kazakhstan, joined Apr 2010, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

I meant what do the sensors do that a normal visual check could not? Or whatever methods other airports use.


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User currently offlineboeingkid From United States of America, joined May 2009, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6011 times:

ORD uses runway senors as well. I just think because PIT only has 2 runways to clear they can do a better job at it. I know the airport plan says they have 4 but they close 2 during heavy snows due to man power. I think that ORD does a better job myself

User currently onlineanonms From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5765 times:

Why is this thread called "Top Rated"? The link says "safest". It really threw me off because I can't imagine SAN being top rated for anything other than planespotting.


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User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5629 times:

Quoting anonms (Reply 8):
I can't imagine SAN being top rated for anything other than planespotting.

  



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User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5550 times:

Not to be the DTW fan-boy, but come on. Seriously? With all do respect, DTW is one of the most operationally-efficient airport's in the world. With two state-of-the-art terminals, many "green" initiatives happening as we speak, and a major DL hub, you have to admit that this was obviously a big miss on this list. Ask yourself this... how often do you have to wait to takeoff at DTW? How often do you have to wait for gate space? How long does your aircraft have to wait to be deiced? Please, Travel + Leisure needs to get real here.

SAN, while small, is a very nice airport. Convenient, easy to fly into, and will become even better once renovations are complete.

By the way, the title of this thread is misleading. At first I thought you meant "overall" top US airports, while the article is talking about the safest U.S. airports.

[Edited 2011-08-05 20:42:47]


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User currently offlineflyguy89 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1924 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Well considering the amount of traffic it now handles with 4 runways CVG better be up there! lol

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 10):
How often do you have to wait for gate space?

Pretty often apparently. I've flown through DTW twice, both times we had to wait on the taxiway for a ground crew to bring in our plane, the last time it actually made me miss my connection and a couple of the people I talked to about it that fly through DTW say that it's actually a regular occurrence there.

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 10):

By the way, the title of this thread is misleading. At first I thought you meant "overall" top US airports, while the article is talking about the safest U.S. airports.

Agreed, it was confusing.


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5430 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

Quoting laxboeingman (Thread starter):
Let the debating begin.

The biggest debate here seems to be the title of the thread. May I join those asking 'boeingman to PLEASE request a change of the title to something like "Safest U.S. Airports"...

When that's done, maybe the real discussion of the subject matter can start!


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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5378 times:

Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 11):
Pretty often apparently. I've flown through DTW twice, both times we had to wait on the taxiway for a ground crew to bring in our plane, the last time it actually made me miss my connection and a couple of the people I talked to about it that fly through DTW say that it's actually a regular occurrence there.

I would imagine you were likely on a regional flight. The rampers there have been like that for many years (former Mesaba ramp... just renamed). You would think someone would finally change their work ethic.



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User currently offlinelaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Quoting Grid (Reply 4):
What exactly do they do?

I believe, from my understanding of the article, that the sensors send info to the tower about snow levels, which allows accurate information to be sent to the clearing team. It also allows for better communication between the clearing team and the tower.

The reason the name is what it is is because that is what it said on the Yahoo front page. I e-mailed the Moderators to ask them to change the name of the thread to "Safest Airports in the U.S." I apologize for the misrepresentation of this thread.

Thank you for all questions/comments,

laxboeingman

[Edited 2011-08-05 22:06:31]

[Edited 2011-08-05 22:11:10]


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