Tranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4873 times:
I can't think of one complaint about YVR.
The domestic and international terminals are beautiful and well appointed. We have a wide variety of aircraft and airlines from all over the world. There are non-stop flights to many US, European and Asian destinations. The spotting opportunities are great, and there are great vantage points for watching airplanes that are about to touch down. Everything about it from the architectural grandeur of the international terminal to the glass jetways is awesome.
Standing underneath a 747 as it whistles overhead a few seconds before touchdown is a thrill you won't soon forget.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4795 times:
EWR has a great hub with CO with extensive service both domestically and internationally as well as a gorgeous terminal, but the waits for takeoff are the pits. I hate it when you inch down the taxiway, being >30 in line for takeoff.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4778 times:
CCR - Nothing at all. You just have to be there at the right times. If you're not there's NO traffic whatsoever! Great to see PPL students practice in cross winds. Lately there has been this guy (With a very apparent Asian acent) who has been driving the ATC guys CRAZY!!! He will miss calls, he'll need to have many things repeated, he sometimes doesn't respond to traffic calls! You can hear it in their voices how bothered they are. About 3-4 times now same guy, same a/c, same pissed off controller.
"Ok N9501W (rented 172 from Pacific States Aviation) you really need listen up"
"01W traffic is 1000Ft, 10:00 report traffic in sight"
"01W how do you read"
"01W how do you read"
Gets pretty sketchy from time to time.
SFO - NOTHING WHATSOEVER!!! Love the DC-10's and many 747's. Love the A320's and 737's on 1R and always fun to see the loaded 744's take up most if not all of 28R!
NW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 532 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4742 times:
LIT- Terminal Expansion for future accomodations.(After Oct. 1st there will be no more open gates for a while) The ticket Lobby definitley needs to be expanded. The EDS machines are out sitting in the lobby and it is blocking one of the ticket counters.
TOO MANY RJ's!!!!! There are probably 16-17 flights a day to DFW but there are no mainline flights on AA or DL.
NW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4713 times:
At LIT we have no more terminal or ticket counter space available after F9 moves in here , and there are to many RJ's. We don't have any Airbus a/c fly in at all, I would definitely like to see NW fly at least one A320 a day to DTW.
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 54 Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4699 times:
I think LIT would be a good place for a domestic hub. Since there is plenty of room for expansion, the terminals could be renovated to accommodate more jetways and passengers. This would ease congestion in both DFW and ATL airspaces. Plus, LIT is just as accessible as the others but with much more room to grow.
I'm not from Little Rock myself, but I drove through about a week ago while on leave and purposely went to LIT to check out the facilities. You're right about the RJ's. I think that over the course of about two hours, all I saw were Eagle and Con. Express flights.
Good luck to it though...hopefully it will expand soon!
MoodyBlues From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 142 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4691 times:
PBI, West Palm Beach
Not enough service to the west coast on Southwest. According to the interactive route map http://www.southwest.com/travel_center/routemap_dyn.html however, that is supposed to change the end of October when the new updated schedule that has been discussed in other threads arrives. I hope that the new efficiencies and the seeming improvements in connections works, because it appears that it has opened up the available city pairs all across the route network. West Palm now connects to most cites WN serve, whereas it used to be mostly the east coast w/ limited service to the west.
No more driving to FLL or more often MCO to get to SAN **does happy dance**
Also I wish we got more large planes, but not to be expected here due to the relative small size of the airport. We do get a Delta 767 a few times a day, but otherwise all smaller planes.
Pluses... 20 mins from my house, you can park on top of the terminal (great spotting spot) and be checked in, through security and at your gate in 10 minutes or less. The flight line is often right over my house, and my work, so I get to watch planes often, including a lot of new winglet equipped WNs.
Lots of LCC service, including Southwest, AirTran, JetBlue. Also Song and sometimes Spirit. Good showing from the mainline carriers also, Delta is dominant, US Air, and Continental, American, and Northwest also present. United is very limited.
CLEwatcher From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 244 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
I was reading through some complaints this evening at the airport, most of them are about no eateries or newspaper and magazine stands on landside of security. I have to agree with them, If I was waiting for a friend or family, I would like to sit down and eat a burger while reading a newspaper or magazine.
NW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 532 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4666 times:
Yeah the only problem is that it would take years to do this at LIT(Road relocation, Cargo facilty relocation).
They take their time with everything. After you get those set up then it would be fairly easy. Dassault-Falcon and Raytheon have expanded and taken advantage of the space.
Maybe AA or DL and company could set up a little focus city and be something like what RDU is for MQ.
EDIT: Usnseallt82 you just need to be there at the right time or there will be hardly anything. Early Morning and 2-6p.m. and 8-11p.m. are usually the best times. I try to get there around 5p.m. when the WN gates sometimes get filled up and that leaves one plane without a gate for a while.
[Edited 2004-07-26 06:16:22]
25 AZjetgeek: PHX is a hodgepodge. All the attention is being focused on Terminal 4, which houses HP and WN. They're expanding it for more gates for both airlines.
26 BA747400: BOS- continuous construction; everytime I go into the airport, I feel like I have to relearn my way around! That new parking garage is good, but it ca
27 7e72004: IND...the terminal is at one end of the airport and when you land there it takes almost 15 minutes to taxi back to the terminal...thankfully that will