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User currently offlineMkeflyer717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 431 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

What do you hate most about your hometown airport?
Here at MKE its got to be all those rj's and not much mainline service!!

Avoid the Chicago ORDeal!! Fly MKE!
104 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlinePIT757 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5323 times:

No Southwest Airlines at PIT!

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8648 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5316 times:

Too many friggen RJs!!

(Mind you I like the ERJ, I'd just rather see more 757s or 737s.)

This Website Censors Me
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

ABI just blows altogether. Although, its a great starting point for flight training in private outfits, primarily because its Class C with a fully functional airport but with very little traffic.

As far as one's viewing pleasure goes...drive the extra 3 hours to DFW.

Also, we have Dyess AFB next door which houses the B-1 and C-130 aircraft and many other bases around, all of which fly practice approaches into ABI. So, this softens the negative a little.  Big thumbs up

Crye me a river
User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5304 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.

User currently offlineFokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

That our BOG airport is too small to be the gateway to the entire SouthAmerican region.

Bogota, the South american gateway!
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5285 times:
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I can think of one, the departure tax that is collected before departure......

You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

Both of my hometown airports, IFP and ISP need more service!!!!

User currently offlineMoneyShot From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

I wish there were a non-stop from SFO/OAK/SJC on NW/DL/CO across to DCA/IAD/BWI. Not much of a good idea with UAL already having a hold on it but I would still like it.

User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5273 times:

KOA has everything Boeing but nothing Airbus. While I'm a fan of Boeing, I still would like to see a 330 or 340 from time to time. Let's mix it up!

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

DAB- Hardly anything comes here, just Delta and Continental Express. The cheapest tickets I can find round trip between DTW and DAB are $400. So I must drive to MCO to get cheaper airfares.

User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3964 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5243 times:

JFK is still too difficult to actually get to. Its terminals are inconsistent in quality (some are fantastic, others are run-down dumps).

LGA I have no real complaints about, for the type of airport it is (domestic and short-haul international). Saw the DAL 767-400 fly out of it the other day, man what a sight!

I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!
User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

MCI--Terminals design.


"God bless catastrophe..."
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2733 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5226 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.

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5209 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!

GREAT TOPIC!!!! (though rather common on a.net!)

Thanks again Mkeflyer717!!!!


"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

NYC: People still complain if certain airports are "New York" airports. Also, as mentioned, some of the terminals at JFK are out of whack with the rest and to be re-done.


"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5173 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.

User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

This may be off the subject a bit, but how much control does an airport really have on what kind of airplanes airlines use at there airports?

God bless through Jesus, Jeff
User currently offlineMaharajah From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

BNA: Lots of RJs. Hardly any AB and Boeing 757s.

User currently offlineNW747400 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5144 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.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5130 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!  Big thumbs up

Crye me a river
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

Terminal design (in relation to security)

Relative lack of nonstop international service.

User currently offlineMoodyBlues From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 142 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5122 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.

Southwest Airlines "A Symbol of Freedom"
User currently offlineCLEwatcher From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5105 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.

User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5097 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]

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39 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : The runway is too small to accomodate widebodies (anything larger than a 752 to be precise) ! Rhaa ! UTA
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41 GSPSPOT : GSP--Not much to gripe about. We'll need more gate space soon (next 3-5 yrs). We have a BEAUTIFUL landscaped viewing area outside, with fountains, tre
42 Jfklganyc : LGA--surrounded by subway lines, yet no subway connection!!! More widebodies please! And can somebody please, please knock down those awful hangars fo
43 Bartond : DFW: - No color and/or aesthetic beauty in any area of the airport (aside from the new international terminal but that remains to be seen). There need
44 Smcmac32msn : MSN: Its under construction so its different every time I go in there.... and I work there!!! Too many CRJs. NW, UA, DL all have them. Some of the bet
45 Leneld : PDX: As far as it's appearance it look greats, but I would say one of the greatest complaints would be not enough domestic air service especially to t
46 Haveric : at PHL, it'd have to be lack of space between the two main runways. Anytime there's any whether problems, the place grinds to a halt. Can't say I'm th
47 DesertJets : I personally don't see why all of you are dogging Sky Harbor, granted I don't work there or fly out of there everyday, but in my years in Phoenix I th
48 Usairways16bwi : BWI! : Too many WN planes. it gets very boring. Of course there is the occasional Aer Lingus A330, and the British airways 767. the world airways dc-1
49 Stirling : SMF Terminal A Awesome. The precarious stack of bags 100 feet in the air in the baggage claim is an interesting art piece. Lots of room and airy. Term
50 GodBless : SGE lacks a long enough runway and thus it also lacks service... Max
51 MoneyShot : Icarus75 said..."Why the hell is it so long to have the luggages?" I think that when arriving from other countries, the bags take quite a while becaus
52 Uswyjer : BDL- After 9/11 we lost AA service to LAX, UA to SFO and DEN, AW to LAS, and Midwest mainline service to MKE, now all FRJs. Las Vegas has returned on
53 Post contains images Finnair MD-11 : EFHK: Not enough gates and parking stands. We do have stands here but most of them are at the cargo apron. The terminals are a little bit crowded, esp
54 SouthwestMDW : MDW -The Frontier and US Airways Express gate have no windows. -The Stupid C Councourse- It's just 3 gates in a teeny little area. -How long of a walk
55 Icarus75 : MoneyShot, I think that for CDG, you're a little wrong because it's the same for european or domestic flights! Last year, for a flight between Toulous
56 Lfutia : ORD: It sucks when we have thunderstorms because you could end up sitting on the tarmac for 3+ hours. ORD has too many flights which is good and bad.
57 Isitsafenow : MY MICHIGAN STATIONS Flint, Mi(FNT) needs parking. More spaces are under construction as I type but they are across the road from the terminal and the
58 Post contains images ATAIndy : IND- Not enough widebodies! The only ones the are regularly seen are ATA L-1011's and Fedex DC-10/MD-10/MD-11. Its also a shame the United Repair Faci
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60 Kcrwflyer : CRW,- We have no RSA (runway safety area) or overruns. Thusly causing weight restrictions that are holding us back on payloads and fuel loads. Most fl
61 Freon : KVES - It's not a commercial airport. KDAY - Not enough traffic.
62 Spacecadet : LGA--surrounded by subway lines, yet no subway connection!!! More widebodies please! And can somebody please, please knock down those awful hangars fo
63 PanAm330 : AirframeAS: "I would love to see jetBlue and AirTran come to PHX." Uhh, jetBlue is coming to PHX. 1x daily redeye. But they're there. FL will be comin
64 ARCJET : CHS - As stated in previous airports, RJ Infestation. Only mainline to ATL on DL and CLT on US. High fares anywhere!
65 DeltaRules : For the two airports I use often: CMH...the bad- RJ heaven, although this seems to be slowing down with US adding a couple more mainline flights & HP
66 CMK10 : I have a lot of hometown complaints: HPN- The neighbors of the airport who protest every flight in and every flight out which puts a damper on expansi
67 FlyingNanook : FAI - The lack of variety is something that bugs me a little, but it is offset by the fact that we have lots of nifty older planes that still fly regu
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72 EAL727 : CVG - Delta, Delta, Delta. Outrageous fares and boring spotting.
73 Kl911 : MRS is the second biggest city of France, but there are no international flights! Well, a hand full of LCC's , a few KL and LH, but that's it. Many Af
74 Coair : IAH If anyone has flown through IAH lately......Getting from one terminal to another is such a headache......CO Really needs to do a better job connec
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77 OB1504 : OPF: Needs airline service period! Right now it's just a GA airport with lots of Coast Guard operations and the occasional jetliner coming in on her f
78 KITH : ITH-Only Usairways express service to PIT, PHL and LGA. Only two CRJ's in summer to PIT and all turboprop in winter. I don't ask for much, maybe just
79 ATA L1011 : DFW or should I saw "DFbore" Oh look its an MD-80 then another one then another one, then OH look its a CRJ or ERJ.
80 SidestickA320 : DTW-- Smith Terminal feels like a prison sometimes! Still handles the traffic well, though... The NW terminal is outstanding, something Detroit needed
81 Smcmac32msn : CMH...the bad- RJ heaven, although this seems to be slowing down with US adding a couple more mainline flights & HP closing their hub last year. Also,
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93 DesertJets : A monorail is the last thing Syracuse needs after the white herring that OnTrack is.
94 Newkai : "A monorail is the last thing Syracuse needs after the white herring that OnTrack is." Only if the frequency of service is as bad as OnTrack. How can
95 744 : SFO - More LIGHTNING. The airport looks so DULL, a visitor's viewing gallery (like LHR),moving cars for disabled people, NICER duty-freee shops like A
96 LY7E7 : The fact that the friggin' T3 @ TLV is not open yet ! (Hopefully Nov. 4th it will finally happen) No direct flights to Scandinavia No LH flights to BE
97 YOW : CanadianNorth, For YXY, isn't having two decent-size baggage carousels enough for an airport that only handles 6-8 arrivals daily? I'd agree the depar
98 Samurai 777 : Edmonton International Airport (YEG): YEG could use some better international service. Not to mention it's kind of far from downtown Edmonton (about 3
99 Post contains images 7e72004 : StarCruiser..i am sure they will keep starbucks...if not, then all hell will break loose Plus, they are going to have A LOT more choices when the new
100 Dc10guy : I live in PHX now, unless your a 737-A320 geek this airport is BORING. If it wasn't for the BA 747 ...... yaaawwwnnn.
101 Post contains images 7e72004 : Great...i fly through SLC and PHX on my way to IND on the 2nd and was hoping to get some good views
102 Post contains images AVPOH77 : The morons upstairs who think they know how to run an airport! Maybe if He (you know who you are) worried more about cheaper landing fees and pax load
103 Smcmac32msn : MKE- Concourse C, should be getting its renovation in the future though.. -Concourse D underground moving walkway. I have always wondered what is up w
104 Texdravid : Bartond: Right on. I agree with every one of your observations. The visual and aesthetic properties can be fixed easily, but the lack of ability to at
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