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New Terminal At IND Opens  
User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 4952 times:

Opening ceremonies took place on Tuesday, November 11 at the new terminal at Indianapolis Int'l Airport. Today, Wednesday, was the first day of full operations. IMO, I thought it went very well and smoothly. The airport authority closed Taxiway Hotel so all airlines could have straight shot to move there stuff from the old terminal to the new one. In a way, I can't help to be a little sad to see the old terminal close and probably be torn down at some point in the future. Of course, NW and DL are right next to each other in Concourse A, along with CO.

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User currently offlineNADC10Fan From United States of America, joined May 2005, 165 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

Is it a consideration that it will have full capacity for everything IND wants now, and in the future? If not, perhaps there's some small chance that at least part of the old terminal set will be kept alive?

Yeah, yeah ... I realize that's a pipe dream. So sue me.  Silly

 Wink

Anyway, a bit more serious question - one now has to completely to the far side of the airfield to access the new terminal. This is a huge mileage difference from the center of the city, as compared to the old terminal. How much extra distance is this?



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User currently offlineRW170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 4815 times:



Quoting NADC10Fan (Reply 1):
Is it a consideration that it will have full capacity for everything IND wants now, and in the future? If not, perhaps there's some small chance that at least part of the old terminal set will be kept alive?

Yes, the new terminal was designed so that it can be expanded to double the number of gates if necessary in the future. The old terminal's fate is currently unknown, but it is expected to be demolished. I love the new terminal and it is exactly what the city needed, but it will also be sad to lose the history in the old terminal.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9381 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Indy showed me a pic of that new terminal. Wow!!! Now that is a terminal!  Smile


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User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 4771 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 3):
Indy showed me a pic of that new terminal. Wow!!! Now that is a terminal!

It definately is beautiful.



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User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 4704 times:



Quoting NADC10Fan (Reply 1):
Anyway, a bit more serious question - one now has to completely to the far side of the airfield to access the new terminal. This is a huge mileage difference from the center of the city, as compared to the old terminal. How much extra distance is this?

about 2.5 to 3 miles extra from indy. we felt the distance today because our cargo is by the old terminal and it went to a 10 minute by tug to 45 minutes to get freight.


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 4702 times:



Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 5):
about 2.5 to 3 miles extra from indy. we felt the distance today because our cargo is by the old terminal and it went to a 10 minute by tug to 45 minutes to get freight.

Wow. Do they plan on replanning the cargo areas?



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User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 4692 times:

they have plans for a new cargo building over on the A side, that's about all i know.

User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 4585 times:



Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 5):

about 2.5 to 3 miles extra from indy.

I think it's about another 5 miles from the old exit off 465. The Weir Cook road alone is one mile to get from 70 to the terminal.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

Does anyone have pictures?

User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 4492 times:



Quoting United787 (Reply 9):
Does anyone have pictures?

There is a whole other thread from the public tours with tons of pictures.



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User currently offlineWillbdsp From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

I'm sitting here in the civic plaza, and it's beautiful! There are a lot of people here as well. It's more condusive to park, come in, and wait for your loved one flying in.

User currently offlineRobINDYHP From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4275 times:



Quoting Pgtravel (Reply 8):

it's about 3 miles from the old employee lot to new one.


User currently offlineN6168E From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4105 times:



Quoting NADC10Fan (Reply 1):
Anyway, a bit more serious question - one now has to completely to the far side of the airfield to access the new terminal. This is a huge mileage difference from the center of the city, as compared to the old terminal. How much extra distance is this?



Quoting RobINDYHP (Reply 12):
t's about 3 miles from the old employee lot to new one.

It's the hotels, especially the Radisson and Holiday Inn Select that were right across the street from the old terminal that are going to feel the difference. A lot of people just walked to the Radisson and the Holiday Inn Select shuttle could do the R/T in under 10 minutes (probably 5).


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4074 times:



Quoting NADC10Fan (Reply 1):
Anyway, a bit more serious question - one now has to completely to the far side of the airfield to access the new terminal. This is a huge mileage difference from the center of the city, as compared to the old terminal. How much extra distance is this?

Already answered, but it’s a marginal difference. One of the TV stations timed it out and it was 5 more minutes drivetime.

But in terms of fuel savings, that was one of the selling points to the signatory carriers—because the old terminal was in the corner of the airfield and if you were landing 23R, the taxi times were enormous. A midfield terminal complex mitigates that.


User currently offlineCHIFLYGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Here is a longish review with lots of pictures of the new terminal

http://theurbanophile.blogspot.com/2...view-new-indianapolis-airport.html


User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3977 times:



Quoting N6168E (Reply 13):
A lot of people just walked to the Radisson and the Holiday Inn Select shuttle could do the R/T in under 10 minutes (probably 5).

Not entirely related, but when I was just there, it said the Holiday Inn Select is getting an upgrade to a Crowne Plaza next month!


User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3942 times:



Quoting CHIFLYGUY (Reply 15):
Here is a longish review with lots of pictures of the new terminal

http://theurbanophile.blogspot.com/2....html

It reminds me a lot of YYZ T1.

I'll have to visit if I ever get back to work.



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User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

Not bad looking of a terminal.
Will be interesting to see in a year how Indianapolis likes it after getting a good feel for operations.


User currently offlineBigjuliechc From New Zealand, joined Oct 2008, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

It all looks a bit far out to me!  boggled 


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7865 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Another shocking thing, apparently there was a Delta official at the opening and said that Delta is commited to IND as a large operations city. The combined carrier serves nearly 55 flights a day.

User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3653 times:



Quoting Pgtravel (Reply 16):
Not entirely related, but when I was just there, it said the Holiday Inn Select is getting an upgrade to a Crowne Plaza next month!

Yes, I noticed that too.


User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3649 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 20):
Another shocking thing, apparently there was a Delta official at the opening and said that Delta is commited to IND as a large operations city. The combined carrier serves nearly 55 flights a day.

I have always been concerned about what will happen to IND after the merger goes through. If CVG would to be dehubbed, then what would DL do with IND and all of the flights that NW currently has. I always seemed to believe that IND would go back to hub-to-hub flying.


User currently offlineCHIFLYGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3602 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 20):
Another shocking thing, apparently there was a Delta official at the opening and said that Delta is commited to IND as a large operations city. The combined carrier serves nearly 55 flights a day.

What else are they going to say at the opening? It's not about what they say, but what they do.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5559 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3552 times:



Quoting CHIFLYGUY (Reply 23):


What else are they going to say at the opening? It's not about what they say, but what they do.

If I were a betting man, I would venture to say that CVG is going to look a lot more like IND in a few years in terms of operations.

Connections are available at IND, but the focus is on O&D.



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25 Jeremy : I don't know if it is just me but the concessions are all expensive! I know that is the norm for an airport but at least we had some more choices like
26 RobINDYHP : IND management kept bragging about the street pricing of all the concessions. I know 96th street steakburgers is the same price as the one in plainfie
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