RP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 829 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
Jan 29 is the final day for T2 ops. Starting Tuesday Jan 30, all AC (and UA) transborder flts will operate from T1. T2 will be gone by the end of the year. You'll probably see a progressive demolishing as the year goes on.
FYI....The smaller guage aircraft to the USA (50 seat CRJs, Dash 8's and Beechcrafts) will still use the "east beach" holding area. Those passengers will be bussed to/from T1, instead of T2 like they are now. The only exception might be the DCA flights, due to the extraordinary security screening for those flights.
RP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 829 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
On flights from YYZ (and I believe YUL too), passengers must undergo a secondary security screening at the gate. At YYZ, the DCA flights are out of gate "U", which is the last gate down the hall. Once there, you'll need to show your boarding pass to confirm that you're going to DCA, then you and your carry-on bags will be screened. When I was in YUL, I didn't fly to DCA, but I noticed a gate which had a waiting room and a sign for all DCA passengers to line up and await screening.
FighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 7): I definitely won't miss this terminal. It was built as a cargo facility originally and opened as a pax terminal in 1972. It's an unspiring long thin terminal with low ceilings and no character.
I went to check out T2 during my trip to YYZ on Dec. 1st, I was hopping from terminal to terminal, checking out YYZ. I couldn't believe the state it was in. It felt like a dungeon. There wasn't a single person walking around. It'll be nice to see it gone.
T2 was one of the most depressing terminals I have ever used. Also a very long trek from one end to the other, and if not mistaken it has no moving sidewalks.
I will also miss the old passenger tunnel under the ramp between the now-demolished original T1 and T2. Archaeologists will probably discover its sealed-up remains in a few thousand years, like an Egyptian tomb.