YYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4247 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?
Legallykev From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4234 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...
GoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4113 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!
Mack8994 From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4089 times:
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.
Rattibone From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4023 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
AC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4004 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!
YYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3955 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.......
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3877 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!
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4888 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3858 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.
Airbusfanyyz From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1440 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3837 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.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 506 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3643 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.
The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
YYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3008 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