A few things...
Having grown up in San Francisco ... there have been many changes made to the airport of the past years. It was very sad to see the old International building be reduced to ear nothing.
It was so very nice how at one time you would be able to view ongoing art exhibits, passengers as they cleared through customs, and after the remodel was done.. The marble and such was so very nice.
The new International Termanil at SFO
, brings to mind Hong Kong and Charles de Gaulle. It is a very nice facility.
In reference to United Airlines facilities at SFO
... Yes, they do need a lot of work. Do you recall the days in which most of UAL gates at SFO
had enclosed waiting areas and you had to show your ticket before you were allowed into the seating area for a specific gate?
At one time there was a great deal of dining facilities, shopping, and things to do as you waited for your next flight. Now you must simply sit down and watch as tons of other aircraft pass and you have near nothing to do!
People this day in age more than ever are chosing to connect through airports that offer the most amenities. Face it.. this day in age people are forced with ongoing delays and furthermore they are anticipating not arriving on time in most cases. It is sad but it is a very definite sig of the times. To many flights and to little space.
Airports now are offereing so many amenities.. Domestically in the U.S. you have airports that are offering Health Spas, Gyms, Shopping Malls, Sit-Down Restaurants, and Viewing Areas! So... to answer the question that you have before stated... Yes, people do expect amenities and facilities at airports!
is a wondrous airport. They offer shopping via Harrods, such fine epicurean delights, top class facilities, and most of all space to move about and spend time as you await your next and ongoing departure.
has a great international facility. However, United Airlines Termanil and its facilites are lacking so very much.
... It is such a very nice experience. There is room, facilities, and most of all.... Updated and spacious seating areas!
and United Airlines as well has very nice facilities, most of all for those of us jetting down to Sydney!
, is true to UAL.... Not much to offer... They haul you in and then they haul you out! Nothing to write home about!
.. is very nice and to be honest the United Airlines Termanil is on a par with ORD
. The DEN
facilities are outstanding and for being a nearly all domestic operation at DEN
... UAL should be commended for such a wonderfully maintained termanil!
[Edited 2003-11-23 18:30:44]