Yhmfan From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 607 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
This week I flew in and out of YYZ T1 new for the first time. My impression was ..... well...... sterile. I guess if you like grey and more grey then it is OK but it did not seem to have much character.
What does everyone else think?
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UnitedFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
Sounds exciting....I will be spending 7 glorious hours there this summer on my return trip from YYT. Speaking of YYT, that airport has dramatically improved over recent years! But yeah, anything is better than that dreadful T2!
R3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
It's looks and smells very new still. It does look very good but... I arrived from the UK on Air Canada last week, and it now takes ages to get out of the airport. Extra long taxi to the new international T1 terminal, long bus ride to the T1 terminal and surprise, surprise, the only thing that is still the same is the long wait for the luggage which has in my mind always been longer than any other airport in the world. And next a long walk to the taxi rank. So mixed feelings all in all.
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
I had the pleasure of experiencing Terminal 2 on my departure lastnight. Well the worse has gotten worse. It's horrible that there is nothing left in there, every shop and restaurant has closed up shop. All that was left was "Toast" which has horribly overpriced horrible food...
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
LOL Neil! It's not AC's fault that they have to park at a very distant terminal, which obviously will make the waiting time that much longer. Sure, if Westjet had enough space at the new terminal, they would get the baggage to the customer sooner than Air Canada from an international flight that parks in the infield area. But perhaps it would be good to find out how Air Canada's domestic flights are operating out of T1, and if any concerns are the fault of AC or the design or operation of the new terminal.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1011 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
My opinion after a few connection (Jazz) flights through the new T1
Clean, bright, white, sterile, boring...
Logistics are not good - WAY too much walking from check-in point to the gates, especially for regional connections.
Jazz (regional connection) waiting lounge (shared by several gates 105-112) is incredibly small and crowded considering the huge size of the building. There was standing room only, and looks like there is insufficient space to add more seats to the lounge, This was a big disappointment. A giant step backward from the individual waiting lounges for each Jazz gate which were provided at T2 gate 80 extension and later old-T1 gates AA, BB, CC etc. Hopefully this is only a temporary situation.
Domestic gate lounges are on par with just about any other airport for seating capacity and space allocated.
Waiting times for baggage (domestic flights) seemed to be shorter than at terminal 2, but still longer than YWG.
Also, some of the signage is ridiculous and will be very confusing to first-time visitors to this new terminal.
Overall, a nice, spacious building, and I'm sure some of the initial faults will be worked out as gate locations are finalized, walkways added and signs improved, but I don't find the cold, sterile decor to be a nice 'welcome' to YYZ.