I'm sure the new airsides are beautiful pieces of architecture and are stocked with all the finest amenities, shops, restaurants, displays, etc. I'm also sure they will continue to keep TPA
at the head of the class when it comes passenger surveys of favorite airports.
However, there are those of us that surf this web-site that have a great appreciation for the yesterday of air travel, for the airport architecture and service that basically laid the foundation for where the industry is today.
As an aside, TPA
led in positive passenger surveys long before any of the airsides were even considered for reconstruction.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina