Flyingbronco05- That drives me nuts more than you would believe. I remember it was either ABC or NBC that was doing a report on airports,delays, and congestion, and they were interviewing all of these people opposed to BOS expansion. Most of these people were in their early-mid 30s! Hasn't Logan been around much longer than that?
Let's see, for my main airport:
-Terminals are long as hell, but only have gates on one side, so that makes connecting a nightmare, and it just so happen that a major airline has it's largest hub at my airport. Unfortunately, this is basically impossible to fix.
-Gate space is at a premium.
American alone has around 70 gates while Delta has 30-40 gates, there is only about 30 gates for about 15 other airlines to use, and gate space is becoming a premium. Not only that, but at the terminal that handles just about every airline except for Delta and Grupo Taca,yes, AA has a handfull of gate at this terminal! The point is, is when British Airways, Lufthansa, Korean Air, and formerly JAL, when they came in, gate space is extremely tight and the waiting area was very cramped and you were lucky to find a seat. Renovations to the widebody part of the terminal have taken place, but not much has been done overall. Luckily, when the new 20-30 gate international terminal opens up in a few years, this will ease space. But, as it is, either the terminal is empty, or every gate is occupied. If the airlines don't space out their arrivals and departures at this terminal, there could be some big congestion. As it is, new airlines like National and Frontier have to share gates with BA,LH, and KAL due to lack of gates. Just recently, United bought up TWA's old gates.
-Lots and lots of runways, that's fine, but the problem occurs when it takes 25 minutes just to taxi to the runway, and that doesn't even include the line to take off.
- No plan to redesign/refurbish any terminals. While the AA terminals look okay, they could use some refurbishments and that does not mean more Admirals Clubs. In case you are wondering what that means, AA is constantly remodelling all of its Admirals Clubs here and the gate areas are what need to be redone!
my second airport:
debate on expansion/terminal overhauls due to nearby residents arguing(another one of those "move there, and then complain" events).
-Wright Amendment(one way how Jim Wright screwed my city).
-Lot's of aviation nostalgia being torn down in order for the so-called expansion. DAL was Braniff's largest hub, and most of what remains is gone
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...