PVDFlier From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 59 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - hands down! The folks at Piedmont were very smart when they decided to place a hub at CLT. I understand it's an operational "piece of cake" for the folks at USAirways. PIT is a close second. I hope the two remain hubs for USAirways.
Pendrilsaint From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2677 times:
Hands Down , ATL....The busiest airport in the world handles the traffic quite well and is easily one of the most efficient airports in the world. Not to mention it is very well planned out and that Concourse E is just an awesome place=)
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2332 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
I would have to go with Pittsburgh International Airport. The "X" design makes connecting at PIT very convenient, and the airport's SkyMall gives passengers an excellent variety of things to do while making their connection. The "E" gates where USAirways Express is located is also a quick tram ride away. I also noticed that air traffic control at PIT is extremely organized. If anyone were to actually step out of Delta's Terminal 3 at CVG, your opinion of the airport would change dramatically.
Mfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2660 times:
Denver International. Despite the problems at the get go, it is a beautiful airport, with great windows for aircraft viewing. Plus, most airlines (except WN) are well represented there, despite the dominance by United (and to a lesser extent, Frontier).
Saxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2649 times:
DFW all the way! With its 4 semi-circle terminals, it is a very simple layout. You can also park or drop-off right next to your gate, so you're able to dash straight to your gate in 3 minutes flat. Baggage claims are also right across from the gates, so no need to walk down a long concourse, fighting everyone else arriving to get to your bags.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2890 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2640 times:
ATL is large, but I love how they separated the terminals so they're not all cluttered together. Granted, changing planes can be a half hour trip but overall, it's a great airport. I really enjoy the spaciousness of the terminals. ATL knew they had a fair amount of land and they used it!
Che From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
My vote goes to DFW. A good number of flights to many destinations. The airport is quickly and easily navigated,even for a first timer. There are also many shops and good eats. Also from what I've experienced delays are really kept to a minimum even though its a busy airport.
Coloneh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2515 times:
I cannot stand ATL. It is not "user-friendly" at all! I like CVG much better. Although I am not impressed by Comair in CVG...the set up is poor...too much chaos in one boarding room and one can barely hear the announcements to board, etc...was on standby and nearly missed because i couldn't hear the gate agent announce my name!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
ATL is the best (and I'm not saying because I live in Atlanta either) hub airport. The setup of the concourses was a very new idea in the late 70s (satellite councourses and one long terminal building were the common designs during this time). Many architectural books on airports give ATL high marks on the concept of spacing the concourses out and lining them in a row. This setup allows more gates and more flights than they previous setup at ATL (which was a fairly young set up built in the 1960s). Sure, you may have considerable connection times (especially if you're coming off a domestic flight that goes into "E" and you're connecting flight is on "T"), but the tram system (which was another fairly new concept used at ATL when the current terminal and concourses opened up) speeds up connection times. Unfortunately, ATL was never designed to be a commuter airport. Which explains the almost haphazard setup ASA has on 'C'. The needs of commuter flights is being addressed in the future expansion projects at ATL. A new southside terminal is being targeted for use by ASA (especially since the new runway was orginally designed to be a commuter runway. If Atlanta had not hosted the 1996 Olympics, the current International concourse probably would not have been built until the late 1990s instead of the mid-90s. But eventually, Councourse E will be maxed out on gates (they just added 4 more gates at the north and south ends of the concourses), so some international flights may have to be shifted to earlier or later time slots. If you go by "E" at around 4:00 in the afternoon, nearly every single gate is occupied by flights and between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. is the busiest time at ATL involving international flights. The funniest thing to see is an ASA CRJ lined up alongside a LH A340, a KLM 767 and a Delta 777 and a MD-11.
Dasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
although JFK is not a true hub airport, unless you count JetBlue, i loveee that airport....
It has a lot of character and is just so interesting in the different traffic it recieves. And now witht he new T4 and other projects underway, the airport is better than ever!!!