Purdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 885 times:
I'm going to have to vote for an option that you didn't provide... AA and ORD. I love the AA Terminal 3 at O'Hare, and I'm excited about what they are doing with the G concourse there. I hate DFW less every time I fly there, but I'm still not real fond of that airport.
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10901 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 853 times:
Try a connection at PIT. You just can't get any better. Very easy to navigate, food and shopping opportunity abound. Once you try it, you'll hate connecting at ORD or EWR (yuck) or IAH even. CLT is also very nice. And I'm not saying this cuz I like US Airways, I'm saying it because they are both architecturally very well designed for a hub. (Not nearly so great for O/D though.)
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 853 times:
Air Canada has a great hub in Toronto. Terminal 2 is beautifully done up inside, and having the entire operation within one Terminal is very efficient. Also love the idea of pre-clearing for U.S. customs when flying transborder. Also have a wide variety of all types of planes within the fleet to photograph.
Pittsburgh is another favorite. The terminal is beautiful, and well designed in terms of efficiency. Easy to navigate, never made a connection, but I'm sure it's a breeze. I question the Dulles hub with United as those mobile lounges can almost make you miss a flight.
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 878 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 847 times:
I would have to say TWA in STL. Theres nothing like landing or taking off at that airport with parallel traffic. Talk about an awesome sight. And if your a TWA fan like me, you cant get enough of them. The only bad thing is that you will have on hell of a walk if you have a connection at different TWA concourses. Either way I love that place. Theres always action goin on there.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 835 times:
Lufthansa in Frankfurt. Everything is centralised into one Terminal (Terminal 1), which is then split into three concourses. And if you're lucky your plane won't be at the gate and you have to take a bus across the apron. The terminal is light and airy. All flight information is on a huge board, and there is NO SWTCHING TERMINAL, even for all Star Alliance flights, they also go out of Terminal 1. AND if you are changing airlines the quick and easy tram between the terminals offers spectacular views of the entire field. Speaking of views, on both terminal there is a visitors deck (besucherterasse in German) that you can pay DM5, and get as close to the planes as you can stand. There is also a shop, Fluggie, that sells all the Herpas, well, I think that are made. This airport makes LHR, JFK, BOS, LAX, especially, ATL, and DFW seem like the biggest inconvenience in air travel today.
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AC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 829 times:
Air Canada in YYZ. Large windows, many different types of aircraft, its all in one terminal, many shops and restaurants past security. You can see all the traffic from terminal 1 taxi by. And FYI, there supposed to be building a new terminal 2.
ATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 793 times:
I think ATA in IND is a good hub city. Although, there are not as many connecting flights as other nearby airports (CO/CLE, DAL/CVG, UAL/ORD, TWA/STL), but If you were going (for example) from Chicago to Cancun you could make a hassle-free stop in IND; or Orlando to Los Angeles...take an L-1011 from MCO to IND and a 727/757 to LAX; Fort Myers to Las Vegas you could be on L-1011's on both flights (RSW-IND, IND-LAS).
In 2005 Indianapolis will have an all new Midfield Terminal in use, and will have more traffic than it does now, but the recent merger of Chatauqua (USAirways Express) and Trans World Express, will bring more regional service to/from IND. The 'team' plans to have EMB-145's based out of IND and STL, too.
Does anyone put there think that IND could 'land' British Airways after the Midfield Terminal is completed?
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 791 times:
Ive flown into all of them except Minneapolis butt...
1. atl-delta i love flyin into atlanta its such a busy airport with tons of planes and real great atmosphere, ive talked with business flyers about atlanta and all of them cant stand it cause it takes so long to get to the different gates, and delays are often but i love it.
2. Dallas would have to be my second favorite cause the jetbridge over the highway, i just like it for some odd reason.
Chautauquasaab From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 769 times:
The only way you will see a BA flight desiognator in IND is much like as has occurred in the past. BA had a counter in the USAir concourse because of their then-existing relationship. Now the possibility exists that AA will do the same, feeding flights into ORD where they will code-share. This is, of course, like Lufthansa and United. I chuckle every time I see the Lufthansa name in the departing passengers drop-off area. It also cracks me up to see the Lufthansa signs at United's gate with their ORD departures. As much as Indianapolis would like the cachet of an honestly international flight, I can't imagine it happening any time soon. Do you remember when PanAm had a flight from Indy via DTW to FRA? That has been a long time ago, using L1011-500 aircraft. I only used it a couple of times, and it was usually almost painfully empty.
I hope when Indy does get a new midfield terminal- and I think it will be a bit further out than 2005- that it is as pleasant as CVG. It gets my vote for best hub airport.
Dc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 583 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 746 times:
Has to be Tw at STL and Nw at MSP
The STL hub always is exciting, I just really love that airport, it has a fast pace kind of feel to it.
At MSP I like how the Gold Concourse is set up from gates 9-20. They are spaced three apart with four at the last one and two at the begining. always seems that there is always only one flight leaving from the groups not two or three so it gives the airyfeeling. I have also noticed that this airport is a more slower moving airport that the rest.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 739 times:
UA's NRT hub has got to be the best. With the renovations that have just taken place, NRT is THE classiest and nicest looking airport. It doesn't seem crowded, and best of all, it is EXTREMELY easy to navigate.
As for other hubs, I like flying in and out of DEN (another UA hub), and I like flying in and out of HNL (Hawaiian's hub).