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User currently offlineNYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 614 times:

Have we come to expect too much from airports?

People complain about delays.
People complaint transportation.
people complain when there is construction at the airport.
People complain of congestion.

what do people really expect? when the authorities who run the airports attempt to make necessary renovations people who live around airports rally against expansion. yet many of the same people complain about the delays transportation, construction ect.

Lance

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 614 times:

Well, here at Denver Intl, they tried to make the airport perfect in all those aspects, and it ended up being equally bad at all of them.

User currently offlinePW4056 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 614 times:

As far as delays concern, I think the airlines are responsible for them.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 614 times:

Well, not necessarily. If you are operating out of an older airport which has gone through many expansions, there are usually many runways crossing each other (you listenin' ORD!? :). In times of bad weather, etc, it could be possible that maybe only 20% of the runways are operational. This can cause major delays.

User currently offlineFly777ual From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 614 times:

Or be at EWR where you spend more time on the taxiways than actually in the air!

fly777ual

FLY UAL's 747-400 TO SYD!!!


User currently offlineUs Airways From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 614 times:

Here in Philadelphia, they have made some drastic improvments. They have just finished a new baggage claim as well as improving the US Airways terminal. At the present time, they are working on a new 5,000 foot commuter runway to add to the other runway used for commuters. This will decrease traffic on the two main runways. THere is also a new commuter terminal and new International terminal scheduled to be built.

Jonathan
Philadelphia,PA



Go Eagles!
User currently offlineNYC Int'l From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 614 times:

Is not just about every terminal at PHL a US Airways terminal?

User currently offlinePurdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 614 times:

I think that sometimes when they try to improve airports, they don't really do worthwhile things. In San Diego, for instance, they completed a new terminal about a year ago. However, they still have only one runway with no room for another, so they can't add many more flights to fill the gates. Also, they are now considering a second parallel taxiway that is supposed to ease congestion. With out more places for the planes to land, however, this won't do much, because there aren't that many delays associated with taxiing at SAN. Finall, they converted the former PSA hangar into a comuter terminal about 1/2 way down the runway. The idea behind this was that commuters would be able to stop before reaching the terinal, turn off, and not clog taxiways at all. The problem, however, is that they almost never land close enough to the start of the runway to turn off at the terminal and they end up spending more time on the ground than if they went to the main terminals. I think soe airports are very well set up, but others just need work.

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