BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
ATL Rules. The Concourses are so easy to navigate, and so easy to get to in such Minimal Time. No wonder they are Number 1. EVERYBODY likes to go through there. Look at Detroits OLD terminal where you had to walk from C Terminal to G Terminal.. UGHK... ATL IS NUMBER 1
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2098 times:
Awesome for ATL! It's my home airport, so I love to see it do well. What exactly is a movement? Is a landing and takeoff of one aircraft a movement, or would when the plane lands be one and when it takes off be another?
Hartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
LOT767-300ER - What you say sounds familiar:
"We take great pride in our historic role as the transportation hub of the nation. If indeed Atlanta is going to surpass us in passenger count, it's going to be very close, and they shouldn't get used to that title," says Dennis Culloton of Chicago's aviation department. "We anticipate that we will reclaim the belt, if you will, by this time next year." http://www.usatoday.com/life/travel/business/1999/t0407ah.htm
This was said back in 1999, did you guys take back the highest passenger count yet?
Ngr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
I love ATL, but the rest of my family HATES it. I guess it is because I am the only one interested in aviation. I like going between the concourses on the automated subway and I like to watch all the planes! ATL is the best airport, but like Srbmod said, "Once you die, and you are going to heaven or hell, you have to go through Atlanta first"
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
**I guess I've been spoiled by the largest single gate area in the world, United's Concourse B in Denver Int'l (DEN).**
Umm have you been to the new Detroit Midfield Terminal? Concourse A is over a mile long and has a train from one end to the other all for just Northwest and its partners. It is bigger than Denver's Concourse B
Saxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Well congrats to everybody's big ATL aiport being number 1, but what happens when ORD and ATL run out of room to grow? And DFW, with plenty of room to spare, will soon takeover. Its like a city there. Soon to be 6 terminals and a brand new elevated train system; perfect place for spotting. And 8 runways. Sorry, DFW is my hometown and I have to root for it! Soon that day will where we no longer be number 2 or 3 or even 6 and it will grow to #1! yay!!
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
You bring up a good point. I remember somewhere I read an article about what exactly will happen when ATL and ORD "fill up".
The only airports in the US with substantial room to grow are DEN which is the largest airport in North America in terms of land area and 2nd largest in the world; and DFW which is the 2nd largest in North America and 4th largest in the world
The full plan for DEN calls for 6 Concourses each the size of United's Concourse B, and 12 runways.
Of course, this isn't planned until 2035.
DFW has similar massive plans as well.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
25 BA: Many predict that DEN and DFW will become the future busiest airports in the US unless cities like Atlanta and Chicago scrap there current airports an
26 Ripcordd: ATL Sucks!!!!! all it has is Delta. Delta connects almost all of their traffic thru ATL which is why it is number#1. If AA or UA connected most of the
27 SESGDL: BA, What are you talking about? Tokyo is by far, the largest city in the world with over 30 million people. Go Atlanta!!!!!!! Also, ATL has been #1 by
28 Rai: What about LHR? Once they get the new terminal up and running, I'm sure they'll jump up the list. I don't think Atlanta or Chicago as cities handle th
29 Airblue: Beijing despite the crisis is running +23%. And also Tokio Hadena and Bangkok are doing well. It seems Asian airports had a less impact from 11th Sept
30 TzMSP: ATL is certainly a marvel of an airport, but I would have to agree it's not near as much fun in terms of the livery of international airlines... nothi
31 Neilalp: Who cares about the airport layout or carrier. Just read the facts!! Yeah i'm not happy DTW is at 19th, but if connecting passengers gets you the awar
32 LOT767-300ER: ", but what happens when ORD and ATL run out of room to grow?" Yes thats why Chicago O'Hare will expand buy out land and create the 8th runway This wi
33 Saxman66: TzMSP: Founders Plaza at DFW is indeed open to the public. And they do have the ATC playing out loud there. However during these summer months, they h
34 BA: SESGDL, Mexico City has 67 million. That's more than doubled Tokyo. Every 14 minutes a new school is built in Mexico City. LOT767-300ER, You think tha
35 BA: LOT767-300ER, Creating an 8th runway will not keep up with future demands either. The full scale plan of DEN calls for 12 runways. ORD cannot cram 12
36 Ghost77: BA, 67 million no way! We are 98 million in the country there´s no chance that almost the 67% of the pop. is concentrated here. Mexico City got only
37 BA: Ghost77, I just checked, and the exact figure is 67,395,826 as of a couple years ago. That's including metro population. Regards
38 BA: Nevermind, I was looking at the wrong figure. You're right, 38 million it is. However, check this out: http://www.sanbachs.net/cgi-bin/mexico/mexico2.
39 Srbmod: ATL does have room to grow. They are currently in the process of building a fifth runway, an international terminal next to the Concourse E (the inter