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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1069 times:

Do you guys remember the movie "Die Hard II" where the hero (Bruce Willis) was fighting the bad guys at an airport? In the movie, he found a map of underground tunnels from the Maintenance/Security guy and he was able to get out to the runway and pop open a steel grate in the center of the active runway.

My question is, do airports really have underground access tunnels like that, leading to all the runways? Or is that another case of Hollywood Fiction?

I loved the movie - obviously the part where he had a fist-fight with the bad guy on the wing of a 747 while on a takeoff roll or taxi in the snow at night was great Hollywood Fiction!!!!

Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineMrjworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Heathrow has a cargo tunnel which takes you from the the Central Terminal area to the the Cargo Centre by Terminal 4 this is only for LHR workers. The only access to the Central Terminals 1,2 and 3 is through a two lane either way tunnel which goes under 9L/27R. Which can get jammed early mornings.

User currently offlineHB-IGG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

Also ZRH soon will have it's tunnel wich is partially done to connect the main building to the Midfield wich is under construction in the midle of the runways!
There will be one for passenger and one for cargo and maintenance!
Works should be finished by fall 2002


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

YYZ has two tunnels connecting the middle of the airport between two runways to the rest of the world

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