LJ: I don't know if you are familiar with AB
) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and its surroundings: It's much worse than AMS
, since the whole airport is enclosed by either:
-something that must be protected at any cost!
-someone who just moved there in order to sue, no matter what!
-some Autobahn like the A5, which is indeed very important
-some idiots that travel to AB
) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA not to spot but to demonstrate against airports in general.
I'm sure AMS
does have a few of those probs, too, but probably not all of them.
Yes I think it would be better to have a 4th runway somewhere in the backwoods, like Polderbaan, if you think of longhaul flights, a 15 minute ride out there is not that relevant (besides the fact that the long taxiway in AMS
does provide a few very lovely spotter's points!).
And if I think of all those long drives out to Startbahn 18 West from T2
, well it couldn't be much longer anyway!