Skymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
Glad to see the Security expansion. I am through BUF every 2 to 3 weeks and the lines can get HUGE. Often, though, TSA does not have all lanes open, and there are a LOT of frantic passengers running for the gates, due to TSA delays.
And, as a Canadian from Hamilton, there is NO WAY I will fight Pearson (YYZ) for US destined flights when BUF is almost just as close!
AA767LOVER From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2007, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
I found Rochester's TSA facilities to be more ample, and easier to get through then the long lines at BUF. If you're talking about an early morning departure and you're among the first there, the scramble at BUF is a lot worse than that of ROC. ROC is quite comfortable to fly out of. Of course, the difference in bus fare doesn't quite justify it though. Plus, you need a taxi from the bus depot to the airport (average is $25 OW for BUF; and $15 for ROC). Farther to go to ROC from YYZ, and bus fare more expensive. Sometimes the difference between BUF and ROC isn't that much. However, I would still choose ROC because of its to travel out from. ROC, if you take time to appreciate it, the downtown is more modern and more uplifting in ambience than that of BUF. Overall, I like ROC better.
J.I. Tsui, American Advantage Member, United Mileage Plus (Premier)
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 8): I found Rochester's TSA facilities to be more ample, and easier to get through then the long lines at BUF. If you're talking about an early morning departure and you're among the first there, the scramble at BUF is a lot worse than that of ROC.
Hence the reason they are adding infrastructure to BUF that will allow for a new baggage claim system and expanded security area. Several times I've been at BUF for the first flight out on a Monday morning after a Bills game. The queue line can go back to the escalators. It's a huge line no doubt, but it only takes about 30-35 minutes to get through it. That's not too bad for the major rush hour of the day. Many of the Canadian travelers who arrive that early stay overnight at local hotels. I'm sure they are not cutting it too close if they are willing to be so diligent about getting to the area a full day in advance.