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User currently offlineYYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Hey A net was just wondering for those that have been to yyz new T1 what do you guys think. I know I work there every day and I am use 2 it. But I just want to know what you think of it so far???
Every thing and anything you can think of as a traveler?


ACYYZT1 thats me
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User currently offlineLegallykev From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

I love it... I hear people bitching and complaining about it (especially from a distance perspective), but I find it very easy to get around... If you compare distances in Toronto vs. Amsterdam, Heathrow or CDG there is nothing to complain about. I think the Airport needs a better food court, with more shops etc. For all those people that bitch about the infield terminal, get over it!!! It's a transition phase people! No pain, no gain. Overall, I believe they've done a good job transitioning from old T1, to new T1. It will be nice once the the hammerhead section opens and there will be little need for the infield.

I love how open it is and the fact that there is so much natural light. It makes it a very calm and pleasing environment. I haven't tried the link train yet....but I look forward to discovering it very soon...


User currently offlineYYZYHZ From Canada, joined May 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

I agree, I find that Terminal 1 is a great building. It's very open, and spacious and is easy to navigate. I like much much better then Terminals 2 and 3.


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User currently offlineSalomon From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3854 times:

When the new hammerhead section opens, will all Air Canada's flights be in T1?


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User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

I agree, when will Air Canada be exclusivly out of T1 at YYZ? I know they have a lot of transborder stuff at T2, which i am hoping will be transefered to T1 in dec when the hammerhead opens.. that would be a plus for AC to have complete consolidation into one terminal!

User currently offlineMack8994 From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

Hey YYZACGUY,

I travel out of T1 every other month... I really like it and it is nice and spacious. I have walked though the entire area just looking around and even when there is a lot of people, it does not seem as crowded as other big airports.

My only complaint (yup, of course there is one), is the use of the IFT... I find it a royal pain! I cannot wait until all flights are from the main terminal, which if I remember correctly, it is supposed to be sometime in early 2007.

Cheers,

Mack8994 (aka Greg)



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User currently offlineRattibone From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

January 28, 2007.

T2 main building will be closed for good and all ACA operations as well as the other carriers that use T1 and IFT will all be moved to Pier F. T2 East Satellite will remain open and bussing operations will continue to that facility. From what I hear as well, IFT will remain open for overflow. Hope this helps


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

I walked through it last summer and found it to be quite nice...

User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

I travel usually about 3 times a year, and I always end up in YYZ, being on the east coast, YHZ, you have the option of going through YYZ or YUL with AC. I end up in YYZ T1 and that is a Taj Mahal of terminals.

I have seen AC's "T1 Product Brief" and what is exactly going to happen to T1, and its a 100% better than whats at YYZ right now for Terminals. I cant wait, 2010 is when its supposed to be completed!


User currently offlineYYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Ya Working there I knew it was nice and a great terminal. I was just having my iced cap at tims yest and my buddy started talking about how bad and ugly t1 is i said we just work here and see it every single day , he started comparing to ATL DEN and how nice those are. The only thing I have a problem with is that there will not be any franchise resturants in there. No McDonalds KFC Burger King so they say. WHen i got the intro to t1 new 5 years ago Starbucks was suppose to be the official coffee in Tnew. We just got Tim Hortons. Not saying the current resturants are BAD but for an international traveler every one knows the big franchises.

As for the overflow stuff I think it all BS them using the IFT as overflow. During that same intro of T1new 5 years ago they said that there is 5-9 gates at T2 that will be for overflow domestic. Not once did they use those gates(they would have bussed passangers to t1) And there was many times that they could have used them.

And the last thing if I where a traveler at T1 that is a bad move by the GTAA is there are no VENDING MACHINES for travelers. Yes there is wolfgang puck that is open 24hrs and tim hortson also(24 hrs) but if some one want's a chocolate bar or gum maybe chips they cant get it.....If u have to layover or spend a few hours at the airport.......



ACYYZT1 thats me
User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1723 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

My only comment is...it looks so dull inside....It's a terminal with no character.....White and Gray....what a combination...a little of bit of life is needed.

I say this because I travel to HKG almost every other month. I had high expectations for YYZ T1..but why can't do a better job than what the chinese did in HK almost 10 years ago!!!


User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

I like T1 very much. As an employee I have very little bad things to say about that terminal. Only bad thing is the ride on over from Viscount.

Every time I ride that train, I say to myself what GREAT university project that would make for an engineering department. "Make the Airport LINK Train System run smoother". U of T civil engineering, you have your challenge!


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

It is very convenient, clean and airy (just the improvement in ventilation is a big plus in my opinion). The parking garage makes the whole experience less stressful by indicating which rows have available spaces.

The only dissapointing thing this is the lack of dining options compared to T3.


User currently offlineAirbusfanyyz From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1433 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Last year I flew through T1 about 50 times so I am quite familiar with it.
The only thing lacking is warmth in the form of wood or plants.
As nice as the terminal is it could really use some large planters with trees etc.
Heck even fake ones like in DXB, or the new BKK would be a welcome addition.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

It's nice but as Kaz said it needs some "earthy" touches to make it that much nicer. Also the pre-security dining options are a joke.

It'll be really good though once that stupid infield terminal is gone. What a pain in the ass to connect to and from.

Kris



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User currently offlineBnamaxx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

Quoting YYZACGUY (Reply 9):
No McDonalds KFC Burger King so they say

This is a bad thing?


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 15):
This is a bad thing?

Considering the dearth of options available now, anything would be an improvement.


User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Quoting Cessnapimp (Reply 11):
I like T1 very much. As an employee I have very little bad things to say about that terminal. Only bad thing is the ride on over from Viscount.

I read before that the train was much like riding a roller coaster with the way that it throws you around. I rode it for the first time last month, and agree, it could definitely use improvement.

Mark



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User currently offlineMpsrent From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

I like it; very easy to navigate.

User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

The only complaint I woud have, is the lack of restaurant/bar/wating area facilities before security. I often have friends to see me off, or want to visit in transit and there only seems to be a Starbucks and self-serve sandwhich/quick food place.
Cheers,
Carl (Ay104)



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User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

I agree...there needs to be a Swiss Chalet groundside.

James



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Bleak, sterile, institutional. Built in the era of PVG/HKG/ICN, and definitely missed the mark. Needs artwork and colour, and more high end commercial space.


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User currently offlineYYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

The way they designed this airport if you notice is there is not that much stores resturants in the pre security areas everything is past security. Reason is that they want passangers to be past security and in the gate areas Faster.. I know it's A very bad design/idea


ACYYZT1 thats me
User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Quoting Cruiser (Reply 20):
I agree...there needs to be a Swiss Chalet groundside

The only thing stopping them (and others) is insane real estate prices. Look at how long it took Tim Hortons to finally bite the bullet and concede to public outcries!!
 drunk 



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User currently offlineBillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Nice design.
Far under utilized.
Way to expensive.
YYZ is the most expensive airport on the planet, surely not a good thing for AC?



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25 Gr8Circle : As I understand it, T2 will subsequently be demolished and T1 will be expanded to cover some or all the area currently occupied by T2.....so, in futur
26 SafeFlyer : In terms of a "Taj-Mahal" sort of design, it certainly is a success. But FLYACYYZ said it, it screams BLAAAAND! Everything is white and grey which I f
27 VonRichtofen : Actually I was comparing it to other Canadian airports (still doesn't beat YVR). With YYZ being so bloody expensive I should be comparing it to HKG, S
28 HanginOut : The one thing that really bothers me about T1, is the fact that when you arrive on an international flight you have to leave the terminal and re-enter
29 747433 : Once Pier F opens in Jan 2007 YYZ T1 will offer sterile International connections.
30 Lnglive1011yyz : While T1-new is a functionally efficient experience (from what I've heard and read --> I have not experienced it yet myself, apart from a day trip in
31 Spotter : I also work out of T1 every day almost, although it is very spacious and "fresh" so to speak, still does not have the same feeling as some of the othe
32 IMatAMS : Used it once. Arrival at IFT was bit of a drag, especially since the bus takes so long when it gets stuck waiting for aircraft traffic to pass. The fa
33 Skydrol : Agree with some of the comments above: sterile, boring, way too expensive for what is available. Do not like the white / gray at all. Departure lounge
34 YYZACGUY : FYI WiFi Is now there i see the signs all over the place was recently added. As for the stores food courts there is suppose to be tons in the new PIER
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