Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3097 times:
I'd say that, depending on the gate, ATL has a rather painstaking walk to customs from any type of transatlantic flight, which usually require the last gates to accommodate the larger aircraft. Not to mention the customs baggage area is larger than most airports I've seen!
Of course, on a busy day, CDG is horrible. The walk isn't too terribly bad, but with ignorant customs agents, the line quickly fills beyond the perimeter of the area itself.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3057 times:
People who fly into Terminal 5 at ORD complain if the plane parks at Gates M1, M2, M20 or M21. Customs is between M10 and M12.
It seemed like the walk from the end of the trans-border concourse at YYC to Customs was a hike. Part of it is that one has to go up a level after deplaning, walk the length of the concourse, then go down two levels to get to Customs.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
Depending on where you arrive at DFW, the walk can be a bit of a hike. If you come in at some gates, say in the A25-A30 range, you have to trek all the way down to the A5 area for the customs hall. Not too bad, but it can feel like a hike after a 10-hour flight from FRA. I've never gone through customs at Terminal B, but I've heard that sucks as well. Of course, about a year from now those days will be gone -- the new International Terminal D will be up and running -- can't wait!
MarcJet66 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
I think LHR terminal 3 has a pretty long way to go. Specially if your plane is on gate twenty something..
At Brussels airport you can have a lot of calories burned if you are at the edge of the terminal..
Also Amsterdam Schipoll, if you're flying with Easyjet, it can get difficult to get to the jet..whatever!!
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2711 times:
American Eagle at SJU is quite a hike. First you got to take the bus and then hike the entire length of AA's pier and when I did it, all the people-movers were broken or being installed. Quite an unpleasant long walk.
Av8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
ATL is pretty long. The immigration procedure is a pain in the ass too. Once you go through all that, you have to re-check your bags to the terminal before picking them up off the belt one more time. Anyone who has had ATL as their final destination coming from abroad knows what I mean. European arrivals are pretty bad too- all come at once and the immigration area is a zoo.
The new international terminal thats in the airport master plan will solve that. I wonder which politician will get the nod for the namesake of said terminal....
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Kempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2640 times:
When you arrive at IAD early in the morning, and the immigration facilities at councourse C are not open, there is a very long walk around concourse C to get to the mobile lounges, then a long wait until the lounge is full, a ride to the main terminal, and only then you get to immigration. It is a long walk, a long wait, then a long ride. Only then you get to stand in line...
TheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
The walk in Tampa isn't long but it is somewhat crazy. There is only one gate in terminal F that you come off the jetway and under the floor with the gate and they snake you around the bowels of the airport down to customs.
Last time I used it I was coming back from LGW. It was nice to be one of the few that didn't have to go the "non-american" line or whatever its called.