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RDU Future Terminal C - The Virtual Tour  
User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4510 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Terminal C

Check out the video of the new Terminal C

//Apologies if already brought up, can't find it here.


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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

From the video, it reminds me quite a bit of NW's WorldGateway at DTW. At least the way that the generic computer-based animation of it is.

Looks quite nice though

NTS



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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

ERJ170:

Why is there no expressway link from I-85 to I-540 and the airport? I've driven down from RIC to catch a WN flight and it's inconvenient for me to transit the streets of Durham in route to RDU (and Raleigh)



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User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4510 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 3918 times:

ACAfan,
There are plans for it, but they keep getting pushed out as nonesential. It would come from about mile 188 on 85 to where 70 and 540 hit



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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day ago) and read 3893 times:

Sweet! Thx for the link.

User currently offlineJFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3392 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

I must say--it is quite ugly now....a big improvement is needed and this is it.

PJ


User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

The new terminal reminds me of the WorldGateWay. From the video, it looks like the terminal "dips" a couple feet when walking down the concourse. Is this intentional or a video error?

User currently offlineMidway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Quoting Phatfarmlines (reply 6):
The new terminal reminds me of the WorldGateWay. From the video, it looks like the terminal "dips" a couple feet when walking down the concourse. Is this intentional or a video error?


I have heard that it is due to the lay of the land at the site; it is rather low-lying and shifts. The original terminal C had the same slopeing form moving down the concourse. Foundations tend to shift and can cause damage and cracking as seen in the old Term. C parking deck and the old terminal itself. I observed some of it myself while working there.



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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

It looks alot like any new Intl Terminal but the ceiling reminds me somewhat of HKG.

They've already leveled old gates C1- about C8. I heard the old Term C was 1/4mi end to end, I wonder how long the new one will be?



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Quoting ACAfan (reply 2):
Why is there no expressway link from I-85 to I-540 and the airport? I've driven down from RIC to catch a WN flight and it's inconvenient for me to transit the streets of Durham in route to RDU (and Raleigh)


Ohh.. why would you take I-85 all the way to Durham? Just take it to US1 and take US1 to I-540.. that will take you directly to the airport..

I think it looks cool.. but to me, that moving walkway looks long as hell...



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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

This kind of reminds me of the new central terminal in SEA too.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

I'll be glad when they finish so they can star the reno of Terminal A..

The description of it should be very cool.. 4 stories.. arrival, departure, administrative, and observation floor.. very sweet.. and it should be 40 gates as well...



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User currently offlineFlyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

ERJ170

Its kind of sad though in a way to see the old Term C go...for those of us that worked in that Term its kind of like some good memories got knocked down when the building was torn down.

RDUDDJI

I wonder if ramp tower will be saved...or if a new one altogether will be built. Alot of good memories on level three... Smile


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Flyibaby,

I have to say.. from the concourse level, Terminal C looks like CRAP!!! Everytime I fly AA or AE, I just think.. wow.. what a dumpy place.. I hope AA will upgrade their boards with something electronic instead of those speak-and-say boards they have now..



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3431 times:

Ahh.. on another note.. good that things are getting back to normal at RDU..

HP has added their LAS flight back...
FL will return their 5th ATL flight this week...
DL started the MSY flights (wonder how they are doing)...

 hypnotized 



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3266 times:

 angel 

Just in case anyone wanted to learn any more about RDU..  rotfl  I thought I would past a copy of the annual report.. it does provide some new information..

RDU 2004 Annual Report



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User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

ERJ170....I just checked DL's fligts from MSY-RDU for 3/11. The first one has 7 seats available and the second has only 2 so I guess they are doing pretty well.


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Pretty cool... Hopefully the flight will stay around. And I think the ERJ is the right plane for the trip.. the O&D isn't that high, but enough to fill those planes.. pretty sweet..


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User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

The new Terminal C will be nice...but I think they should have gotten rid of the Big Blue Barn first...aka Terminal A. I have flown out of Terminal A a number of times and it is a real embarrasment for all North Carolinians....especially since that is the first impression a lot of people get of North Carolina...and their impression is...wow...North Carolina really is bass ackwards.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

If you read the Annual Report from Reply 15, that issue was directly mentioned...

Correction: Terminal A is going to be refirbished this year... And the long term plan is still to rebuild Terminal A. Once Terminal C is complete, they plan to build a termorary Terminal A where WN is located.. then tear down the current Terminal A to make a new 4 floor, 40 gate Terminal 1 using the remained of the $1Billion for their Terminal Reconstruction project.

Sounds like a plan to me!

[Edited 2005-03-11 15:29:15]


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User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4510 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Quoting Cltguy (Reply 18):
The new Terminal C will be nice...but I think they should have gotten rid of the Big Blue Barn first...aka Terminal A

That was the original plan, but Terminal C gets the update since it is no longer a hub terminal, it is easier to do over there, and it will have an impact on less airlines

Maybe you should consider that once Terminal C/2 is finished, you won't be flying in and out of A on most airlines anymore. I believe A is still sceduled to be redone in the future, but it makes more sense to have C able to handle the operations while A is flat out demolished.

[Edited 2005-03-11 15:27:22]


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User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

RDU should be careful with how much debt it has...Airlines are starting to cut back at airports with high debt since they don't want to pay the fees to land there.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Quoting Cltguy (Reply 21):
RDU should be careful with how much debt it has...Airlines are starting to cut back at airports with high debt since they don't want to pay the fees to land there.

Actually, airlines only pay month-to-month at RDU, which the majority of the airlines favor over long-term leases..

Second, RDUAA has gotten an AAA+ or A+ or A++ (which ever it is) on their loans so I don't think any airline would worry about RDU's debt.

Third, RDU has relatively low fees compared to the vast majority of the airports in the nation.

Lastly, RDU debt is being payed by the increase in passenger fees that they instated over 2 years ago.. which was approved by the FAA.

The cost of the Terminal renovations are a mix of loans, grants, and these fees..

So I doubt that RDU has much to worry about airlines backing out due to some high debt.



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User currently offlineRDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Flyibaby: It was level four man! Level three was the telecomm/radio rack floor...


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User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Well I hope that RDU is able to keep those fees low after completing their billion dollar building program. Lord knows that if things continue as they are then the airlines will balk at any rate increase at RDU.

25 BigOrange : I wish RDU would build another observation area for the main runway!
26 ERJ170 : The new Terminal A (to be renamed Terminal 1) is supposed to have a 4th floor observation area that spans the terminal..
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