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Why Is There A Gate In The Parking Lot At SXM?  
User currently offlineSkyHigh777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7371 times:

Hey guys,

I was just looking at this picture of St. Maarten when I noticed that the new terminal has what seems like a useless gate all the way at the end where the cars are parked. Is that just temporary, or are they actually planning on using that somehow?


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

I'm just guessing, but I'd say those are construction vehicles. If you look at the ramp behind that gate there's dirt and construction equipment--hardly enough room for an aircraft right now...


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User currently offlineFlyinround731 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7359 times:

Look around the gate, there appears to be earthmoving equipment and dirt, as if the tarmac around the gate has not been paved yet and under construction. The cars may be worker parking.

User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7348 times:

Quoting Flyinround731 (Reply 2):
The cars may be worker parking.

That's what I'd figure, whenever I drive a personal vehicle to a job site that I'm working on we just park wherever we can find room that's not being used at that moment.


User currently offlineFoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7121 times:

That's temporary, those 2 gates will be used when the old terminal will be removed... (it isn't visible on that picture but it's just under the worker parking) !

User currently offlineFoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7110 times:

you can see the old terminal on this picture !


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7056 times:

Wow, Real tight security there.  Yeah sure I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7008 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. Yeah sure I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

Its probably about as secure as LHR. Which isn't saying much but you can't really can't tell what proceedures they have in place, I'm sure you could give em a call and ask.

[Edited 2006-11-30 16:08:22]


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6883 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. Yeah sure I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

Not all of us live in the USA.


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6643 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Not all of us live in the USA.

No, but I am sure passengers who fly from St. Maarten have connecting flights in the U.S.


User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6591 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world. As a rule we aren't worried about someone wanting to kill us every six seconds because we generally mind our own damned business...



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6452 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 10):
The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world. As a rule we aren't worried about someone wanting to kill us every six seconds because we generally mind our own damned business...

i so wish high school was like that........*sigh*



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User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

with only 5 gates in the new terminal, how many flights does the airport recieve a day! do they even have enought gates to handle of the planes, or do they have some remote parking?


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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6232 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 8):
Not all of us live in the USA.

Or with that mentality.


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6004 times:

Quoting Jpax (Reply 13):
Or with that mentality.

What mentality might that be?


User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5869 times:

You mean that gate isn't for the oversized overpriced SUV's

David

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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5797 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 10):
The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world. As a rule we aren't worried about someone wanting to kill us every six seconds because we generally mind our own damned business...

The United States ranks 24th in per capita murder rate. Number 3 is Jamaica, which I think is in the Caribbean. In case anyone cares numbers 1 and 2 are Columbia and South Africa.


User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3610 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days ago) and read 5708 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 16):
The United States ranks 24th in per capita murder rate. Number 3 is Jamaica, which I think is in the Caribbean. In case anyone cares numbers 1 and 2 are Columbia and South Africa.

Which only goes to show how completely out of whack our fears are vs. reality. We literally lose sleep over all the different ways we can screen airline passengers because of one attack 5 years ago, and we virtually ignore totally preventable things that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year (like, for example, over-eating).



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 10):
The caribbean has a much more relaxed view of the world

...thanks to the rum and all the money Americans spend thier - oh wait, I'm sorry, I should just mind my own damn business.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3109 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):
Wow, Real tight security there. I wonder if each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns.

I'm pretty sure I saw private vehicles parked in a secure perimeter -- if not the tarmac -- at EWR during one of their many construction periods, recently. Isn't there a major international airport, Japan or maybe in Europe, that still allows farming between the runways? Best not use our tourist dollars there for fear of sociopathic farmhands!

Nasty turn for this thread, back to topic. To turn SkyHigh777's question, this is actually a useless (or soon to be useless) parking lot at the end where a gate should be.

-Rampart


User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5519 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 14):
What mentality might that be?

Your wondering of if "each and every one of those cars has been serached for bombs and or guns" mentality. It seems you did not pick that up from the other replies...


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