DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 17892 posts, RR: 57 Reply 8, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5096 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.
brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 3781 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4655 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.
jagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3398 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4242 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.
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.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23154 posts, RR: 23 Reply 14, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3353 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.
BNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 378 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2953 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.