Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4617 posts, RR: 16 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5966 times:
What in your opinion is the best or worst airport website and why?
I'll start with the one here in town. I think the website for IND is bad. www.indianapolisairport.com . Often the arriving and departing flight information is incorrect. It was only when FL was added that they got around to adding Air Canada to the schedule. For quite a while the airport maps were incorrect as well. I think some of that has been finally updated. They are also lagging in updating news. There has been no news updated since December of 2004. You would think there would at least be something to announce the arrival of AirTran.
This extends over to thet website for the midfield terminal project which is as poorly updated. The "weekly" construction pics for the control tower are updated about once every 4 to 6 weeks. Most pics are updated even less frequently than that. I keep hoping for new updates but it just doesn't seem to come.
Are there any really good airport websites or is this kind of work the industry standard?
UAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5960 times:
LHR's website (http://www.baa.co.uk/main/airports/heathrow/) is pretty good. JAX (my home airport) dosen't even have a website. I know there are some various airports in the middle-east and Asia that have pretty awesome websites.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2735 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5927 times:
EWR has an incredibly bad website for such a nice airport. It's surprising to me that they would spend so much money on improving the place, yet the website would lead you to think that the airport is a total dump.
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4617 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5915 times:
Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 3): EWR has an incredibly bad website for such a nice airport. It's surprising to me that they would spend so much money on improving the place, yet the website would lead you to think that the airport is a total dump.
As bad as that site is I think a hit counter, frames, animated gifs and background music (all taboo in the development world) would actually help that place.
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5849 times:
SAN's (http://www.san.org) is pretty awful for no aparent reason. Format is awful, terminal maps haven't been updated in ages, they rarely have new service announcements... A lot of the other information that one may be looking for is _there_ it's just impossible to find without resorting to Google and adding "site:san.org" to the end of the query.
A friend has written them several times over the past few years to no avail...
Heck I think either of us would be glad to whip something else up on a volunteer basis if thats what it took...
Then again PLN (Pellston, Michigan)'s site at http://www.pellstonairport.com/ hasn't been touched in over a year -- still has the "architect's rendering" of the new terminal, and they've been using it for like 18 months now, with more information "coming soon"
PDX's website looked quite nice, though...
[Not the world's best web designer, either, http://www.tviff.com/ is the only thing I really deal with...]
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Hawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5834 times:
FLL is ok but I think a great site is the one for PBI don't have the link but they have a webcam that you can move around and get nice views of the tower and some hangers and a few other spots. PHL also has a live webcam which is not bad.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5662 times:
actually I find that OKC 's site is often incorrect when it comes to flight times, and destination/arrival info. Maybe when the airport construction is finished it will be 100% LOL as the interface is very nice.
the much derided IAH site has gotten much better over the last few years, and I like the search function better now. Though it could get updated with news faster.
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