Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3939 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3740 times:
Today I had the radio on and a ad for Islip MacArthur airport came on. In the ad it said that Islip was voted the best regional airport in the country. Is that true? Or is the ad stretching the truth a little to attract more passengers?
JFKLGANYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2953 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3584 times:
I've seen many beautiful 'regional' airports in the State of Florida. DAB comes to mind.
That said, I worked at ISP for a while before the new WN wing opened. Dated concourse, old facilities, and jetbridges with a big incline due to the low level of the terminal spell a 1970s throw back; not a 'best' distinction.
I'm sure the new terminal is a lot better. But outside, old roadways, crappy singage, and bad parking lot lighting add to the decades-old mystique.
FutureFO From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Oct 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 3525 times:
Actually I like the classic B concourse at ISP. It has that classic feel to it. ISP is not all that bad. I like it better than SBN and I have overnighted in both cities. Plus the ISP people are nicer than the LGA and JFK people as far as NY'ers.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 3515 times:
And Pete McGowan (Islip's town manager, or dictator as my friend who lives in ISP calls him) resigned today...(terminal is named, in my best version of my friends voice, THE Pete McGowwwwannnnn terminal)
Anyway, he's always raving to me how much he loves using ISP...he can leave his house an hour before departure and not be in any hurry and he's got a ton of flights on WN to choose from.
DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 634 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 3515 times:
Of course I am bias towards my home airport of BDL as I write this, but I think BDL has got to be up there as one of the best regional airports in the country. With nonstops to SLC,LAX,LAS,DFW,and a plethora of Northeast and Southeast destinations BDL is a great airport to travel around the country. From its new facilities,to its location in the heart of historic New England, BDL has to rank in the top tier of regional airports.
Hagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3167 times:
Quoting D950 (Reply 1): The survey was probably done at Islip town hall, a FREEEE shuttle to the Ronkonkoma station would be of great help.
That's absolutely true... I've flown out of ISP to MIA a couple of times. But to fly to Canada from there is either through PHI (US) or BOS (CO) and it's always outrageously expensive. The option? take the LIRR from Ronkonkoma, get off in Jamaica and hop on the Air-Tran to JFK... quite a long ride considering that my family lives a couple of blocks away from ISP
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