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New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 3:33 am

I've been waiting for this!

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=187ADGH21X&isbn=1562518143&itm=2
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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 3:46 am

The Rand McNally 2003 Road Atlas Deluxe has a good number of airport terminal maps of North American airports, I'd say about 30 or so, and I've used every version since 2001, but this new book looks much, much better! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 4:11 am

Looks like an Automobile Club of America (AAA) publication, so I just called my AAA offfice, and reserved my copy. Will pick it up after lunch. Thanks for the heads-up.

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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 6:20 am

Just picked up my copy from AAA. Cost only $2.95, membership does have its privileges.

It's definitely pocket size, each page includes a map with road access, runway layout with numbers and lengths, and terminal locations.

The bottom of each page lists the airports' elevation, total pax per year, date opened (interesting feature), latitude and longitude, distance from city, avg daily ops, and a website/phone number.

In the back is an 8-page listing of airports with 3-letter codes and phone numbers (there are some really obscure ones here). Finally, there is a hotel, car rental, airline, and cruise line listing.

As far as airports with their own page, the top 51 airports are listed (except SJU), along with ABQ and OGG. Airports missing that had more pax traffic than OGG include ONT, PBI, and MKE.

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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 6:28 am

Thanks, Tom,

I was under the impression that there were more detailed terminal maps with airline positions. Am I misinformed?
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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 6:48 am

It only covers US Airports....that's not good enough for me.
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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 6:54 am

Zachary,

I was looking for some more detailed terminal maps to be included, as well. It only shows a very basic terminal layout, and concourse identifier. But, no, there is no airline or gate layout.

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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 7:04 am

Here is what the Publisher has to say (which is why I assumed what I assumed):

From the Publisher
New for 2003! Gain control over your airport travel with this new atlas, containing maps of the top 50 U.S. airports, including airport code letters and statistics. Frequent flyers and travelers alike will never want to leave home without this indispensable guide. Don't be intimidated by strange airports. Learn the location of arrival and departure gates in advance, as well as other information to make airport travel a more enjoyable experience.

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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 7:09 am

Most people are intelligent enough to find an airline's gate if they find the right concourse first. Simple listing of which part of the airport to find a gate is sufficient enough. The general public doesn't care that United parks at gate X and US Airways at gate Y next to them, just that they need to enter the airport outside Concourse A for convenience.
 
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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 8:05 am

AM Data services used to publish a quarterly book with many NA airports with specific airline and gate locations. Loved that!
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RE: New Airport Map Book Now Available

Fri May 09, 2003 8:08 am

Zrs70:

I've got one of the AM Data "Pocket Guides" from Summer 1990. I was nine years old when my parents got it for me... today it's becoming a relic as terminal layouts change and carriers come and go. My 1990 book still has Eastern, Midway and Pan Am in it - very cool!