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What Airports Have The Longest Walkways?  
User currently offlineb741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 8640 times:

I was wondering what airports have the longest walkways? Past or present. The old YYZ T2 comes to mind and I saw a MIA AA terminal pic that looked like a long walk.


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User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 8475 times:

You mean the airbridge? There is one in HKG that you need to take a packed lunch for

User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 8327 times:
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For the upkeep of, as A.net calls it, housekeeping, we should probably keep this discussion going in the thread that was started before this one:

What Airport Has The Longest Jet Bridges? (by sulley Apr 20 2013 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlinejet-lagged From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 877 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

I think he is talking about horizontal escalators? If so, those 4 in the United tunnel at O'Hare feel pretty long.

User currently offlinekdhurst380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

Gatwick is most definitely up there, Heathrow as well. The bridge linking terminal 1 & 2 at Manchester is a pretty long walk.

User currently offlinebwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1377 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7025 times:

The long walk between terminals A & B in Brussels? Have heard British passengers saying they thought they just crossed the channel  


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6555 times:

Lot's of walking in FRA. The tunnel between terminals is the longest I can think of in Europe.

User currently offline9lflyguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6483 times:

IAD Terminal A-B is a pretty long walk. At a quick pace it takes me about 20 mins to walk end to end with my bags. Makes for great exercise when you're sitting airport reserve as a flight attendant.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20194 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6370 times:

The old DTW... was it the C-concourse for the Davey Terminal? I think it was. The layout was as such. Now, NW had the Davey Terminal and you had to check in there. But that terminal had Concourses C through G dedicated. A and B were for all other airlines not NW.



So the deal was that you had to check in to where it says "Davey Terminal." If your flight was at the end of Concourse C, you had to walk all the way. It was just a hodgepodge of different buildings that had been added on to each-other over the years, so it was this really ugly "temporary structure" sort of 60's-70's nastiness. It made STL look like a wonder of modern architecture. And, of course, there was no train, no moving walkways, nothing. So you just had to walk. I was about 24 at the time it closed and I remember once it took me about 20 minutes to walk to the end of Concourse C from Security.


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4382 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5929 times:

My thoughts are that the tunnel from the railway station to T1 and T3 are the longest walks that I have seen although the T2 walk from the domestic to international arrivals at DTW is also a long walk although I usually like the train to get me from one end to the other.

Also at AMS there seems to be a lot of walking involved but I don't really like going to that airport myself unless I am visiting my relatives in Northern Germany which they pick me up as close to the arrivals as they can and they know where to get me.

[Edited 2013-04-21 13:28:51]


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User currently offlineBA0197 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5881 times:

Arrivals at Gatwick. Enough said. One often has to walk 15-20 minutes to reach immigration from the stand.

User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3568 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

The walk to/from the hammerhead (International flights) at YYZ's Terminal 1 and the main portion of the terminal (post security or customs hall) is brutal. They have moving walkways and a rarely operational Thyssen-Krupp high-speed walkway but it's still incredibly long.

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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4319 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5414 times:
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Quoting b741 (Thread starter):
I was wondering what airports have the longest walkways?

If you're talking about walks *without* moving walkways (moving sidewalks?) BWI Concourse D has got to take the cake. From ground-level Gate D34-36 (USAir Express) to the main terminal is easily 3 city blocks -- all while walking uphill (the gradient changes every 100 feet or so) with no moving walkways.

My just-after-midnight walk today from United's Gate D 16 -- through the ticketing lobby -- to the daily parking garage -- with no moving walkways felt about the same. And closing off most of the washrooms for cleaning just in time to meet the arrival of SFO-BWI seemed like cruel and unusual punishment.  


User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4790 times:
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NAS. We had to walk 15 minutes from the plane to immigration when we arrrived there due to the construction going on.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25843 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Quoting jagflyer (Reply 11):
The walk to/from the hammerhead (International flights) at YYZ's Terminal 1 and the main portion of the terminal (post security or customs hall) is brutal. They have moving walkways and a rarely operational Thyssen-Krupp high-speed walkway but it's still incredibly long.

The walk between the international gates at YYZ T3 and customs has always seemed longer to me, and much of it has no moving walkways.


User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

If we define the question as "which airport has the longest walkable indoor distance with no backtracking?", the distance at ATL from the MARTA station at the South/North terminal to the most distant Concourse F gate along the pedestrian walkway (parallel to the Plane Train) would surely be among the longest.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25843 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 2):
For the upkeep of, as A.net calls it, housekeeping, we should probably keep this discussion going in the thread that was started before this one:

What Airport Has The Longest Jet Bridges? (by sulley Apr 20 2013 in Civil Aviation)

And that thread has since been moved to Travel, Polls & Preferences.


User currently offlineJOYA380B747 From India, joined Mar 2005, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

I may not be correct, but after walking through numerous worldwide terminals, DEL s T3 still seems pretty darned long to me, from security check to last gate.


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User currently offlineb741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Great posts. I meant a general terminal walk end to end before entering security. Friends told me HKG was a long walk and PEK looks lengthy from pictures.


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User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

What about the new BKK?

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8731 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Quoting b741 (Reply 18):
Great posts. I meant a general terminal walk end to end before entering security.

FRA T1 does seem endless... and you can walk it on three different levels: parking, arrivals and departures.



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