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Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: SkyHigh777
Posted 2006-11-30 07:03:16 and read 7458 times.

Hey guys,

I was just looking at this picture of St. Maarten when I noticed that the new terminal has what seems like a useless gate all the way at the end where the cars are parked. Is that just temporary, or are they actually planning on using that somehow?


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Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Lincoln
Posted 2006-11-30 07:07:45 and read 7449 times.

I'm just guessing, but I'd say those are construction vehicles. If you look at the ramp behind that gate there's dirt and construction equipment--hardly enough room for an aircraft right now...

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Flyinround731
Posted 2006-11-30 07:08:37 and read 7446 times.

Look around the gate, there appears to be earthmoving equipment and dirt, as if the tarmac around the gate has not been paved yet and under construction. The cars may be worker parking.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: NeilYYZ
Posted 2006-11-30 07:11:24 and read 7435 times.

Quoting Flyinround731 (Reply 2):
The cars may be worker parking.

That's what I'd figure, whenever I drive a personal vehicle to a job site that I'm working on we just park wherever we can find room that's not being used at that moment.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: FoxXray
Posted 2006-11-30 15:29:21 and read 7208 times.

That's temporary, those 2 gates will be used when the old terminal will be removed... (it isn't visible on that picture but it's just under the worker parking) !

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: FoxXray
Posted 2006-11-30 15:32:05 and read 7197 times.

you can see the old terminal on this picture !


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Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Airfoilsguy
Posted 2006-11-30 15:55:34 and read 7143 times.

Wow, Real tight security there.  Yeah sure I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Jamman
Posted 2006-11-30 16:06:55 and read 7095 times.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. Yeah sure I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

Its probably about as secure as LHR. Which isn't saying much but you can't really can't tell what proceedures they have in place, I'm sure you could give em a call and ask.

[Edited 2006-11-30 16:08:22]

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-11-30 16:55:50 and read 6970 times.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. Yeah sure I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

Not all of us live in the USA.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Airfoilsguy
Posted 2006-11-30 22:08:13 and read 6730 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Not all of us live in the USA.

No, but I am sure passengers who fly from St. Maarten have connecting flights in the U.S.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Osiris30
Posted 2006-11-30 22:27:48 and read 6678 times.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world. As a rule we aren't worried about someone wanting to kill us every six seconds because we generally mind our own damned business...

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: LASOctoberB6
Posted 2006-12-01 00:14:07 and read 6539 times.

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 10):
The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world. As a rule we aren't worried about someone wanting to kill us every six seconds because we generally mind our own damned business...

i so wish high school was like that........*sigh*

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: FL370
Posted 2006-12-01 02:58:22 and read 6371 times.

with only 5 gates in the new terminal, how many flights does the airport recieve a day! do they even have enought gates to handle of the planes, or do they have some remote parking?


fl370

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Jpax
Posted 2006-12-01 03:21:22 and read 6319 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Not all of us live in the USA.

Or with that mentality.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Airfoilsguy
Posted 2006-12-01 13:31:01 and read 6091 times.

Quoting Jpax (Reply 13):
Or with that mentality.

What mentality might that be?

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Boeing767mech
Posted 2006-12-01 16:12:40 and read 5956 times.

You mean that gate isn't for the oversized overpriced SUV's

David

JUST A JOKE

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: 474218
Posted 2006-12-01 17:10:37 and read 5884 times.

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 10):
The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world. As a rule we aren't worried about someone wanting to kill us every six seconds because we generally mind our own damned business...

The United States ranks 24th in per capita murder rate. Number 3 is Jamaica, which I think is in the Caribbean. In case anyone cares numbers 1 and 2 are Columbia and South Africa.

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Spacecadet
Posted 2006-12-01 18:46:55 and read 5795 times.

Quoting 474218 (Reply 16):
The United States ranks 24th in per capita murder rate. Number 3 is Jamaica, which I think is in the Caribbean. In case anyone cares numbers 1 and 2 are Columbia and South Africa.

Which only goes to show how completely out of whack our fears are vs. reality. We literally lose sleep over all the different ways we can screen airline passengers because of one attack 5 years ago, and we virtually ignore totally preventable things that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year (like, for example, over-eating).

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: PVD757
Posted 2006-12-01 19:13:10 and read 5733 times.

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 10):
The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world

...thanks to the rum and all the money Americans spend thier - oh wait, I'm sorry, I should just mind my own damn business.  Yeah sure

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Rampart
Posted 2006-12-01 20:34:54 and read 5625 times.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

I'm pretty sure I saw private vehicles parked in a secure perimeter -- if not the tarmac -- at EWR during one of their many construction periods, recently. Isn't there a major international airport, Japan or maybe in Europe, that still allows farming between the runways? Best not use our tourist dollars there for fear of sociopathic farmhands!

Nasty turn for this thread, back to topic. To turn SkyHigh777's question, this is actually a useless (or soon to be useless) parking lot at the end where a gate should be.

-Rampart

Topic: Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?
Username: Jpax
Posted 2006-12-01 20:47:14 and read 5606 times.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 14):
What mentality might that be?

Your wondering of if "each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns" mentality. It seems you did not pick that up from the other replies...


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