ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 20468 times:
Quoting Wingman (Reply 6): I hope I never have to connect a flight in an airport that big as long as I live, just take me directly to my destination please.
I am sure you will change your mind once it is operational. It would be something like Vegas at the airport, and will definitely change the flight connection experience.
I have also been wondering about what is to happen to DXB, especially with the current expansion well under way. Does the new airport intend to cater for multiple emirates as opposed to being only for DXB? Considering the orders that EK keeps on placing and with no end in sight for that, EK would be left without more room at DXB.
BigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3027 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 20300 times:
All of this frantic expansion for EK and Dubai. Is it just me or does anyone else see it as way too much way too quickly? Can they possibly ever hope to maximize usage of all of EK's jumbos and this new gigantic airport?
AAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20027 times:
It has been said that one's obsession with excess implies that they are attempting to focus attention away from other areas in which they may be lacking. What exactly could the UAE be trying to compensate for? This airport is crazy huge!
The last thing we need in the states is an airport that big. It would just mean we would have to put up with another giant hub. In my experience, the larger the hub, the bigger the hassles. There is not a city that could support this as a OD type airport. Too big.
Plus to get an airport that big approved, it would have to be in the middle of nowhere. No one would want that thing in their backyard (NIMBY).
I would rather see more modern (read safer) airports with multiple runways to handle peak loads better than they do now.
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: Looks like an ATL knockoff to me DeltaGuy