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Easiest Airport For Arriving Trfc.  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 36
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

The easiest airport for arriving traffic is DFW, first of all the airport is situated on a piece of land that is larger than Manhattan Island (I was amazed when I read that too). To make things even easier, there are absolutely no hills in the area or large buildings to complicate things. I believe that there are no runways at the airport that are less than 7,000 feet... The only thing that is difficult about DFW is that sometimes the winds can be gusty. Who do you nominate for easiest major airport to land at?

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User currently offlineUa815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

A completely non-technical opinion might nominate Denver International. Like DFW, it is also bigger than Manhattan Island (Manhattan is not actually that big), but while DFW has all its commercial runways north-south, DEN has three 12000 foot north-south runways, and two 12000 foot east-west runways. Located east of the city, DEN is clear of the mountains.

User currently offlinePatM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

I would say some of the smaller international airports like BHM. Its about 5 miles away from the downtown buildings of Birmingham and there isn't a hill (not to mention a mountain) within 15-20 miles of the airport. Not much traffic to deal with easier. The most planes I have ever seen at BHM at one time was 6.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

im with jcs17, dfw is pretty clear of, well, anything. no mountains, nothing is really there, besides a big mall.

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User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Manhattan is 23 square miles. Should you do the math, you'll find that it's not entirely difficult to get a modern airport to that size.

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

I nominate MCI. It's 18 miles from the city center. It has two N/S runways, one 10600 feet long, the other 9600 feet long, and an E/W runway 10600 feet long. One N/S and one E/W runway, both over 10000 ft, are in planning stages, and there are only an average of 700 operations (350 take offs or landings each) each day.

Also, for passenger egress, it's a simple matter of walking off the jetway, thirty feet and out the security door. From there, you're never more than 300 feet from a ticket counter and a baggage claim, or you're just 35 feet from curbside. Also, there are easy-access tunnels under the street to the parking garages.

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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41x From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4300 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

JAX is really easy- only Class C airspace and not very busy comparitively, even though it does get quite a few 767 arrivals and such throughout the day.

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