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Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:45 am

What in your opinion is the best or worst airport website and why?

I'll start with the one here in town. I think the website for IND is bad. www.indianapolisairport.com . Often the arriving and departing flight information is incorrect. It was only when FL was added that they got around to adding Air Canada to the schedule. For quite a while the airport maps were incorrect as well. I think some of that has been finally updated. They are also lagging in updating news. There has been no news updated since December of 2004. You would think there would at least be something to announce the arrival of AirTran.

This extends over to thet website for the midfield terminal project which is as poorly updated. The "weekly" construction pics for the control tower are updated about once every 4 to 6 weeks. Most pics are updated even less frequently than that. I keep hoping for new updates but it just doesn't seem to come.

Are there any really good airport websites or is this kind of work the industry standard?
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:50 am

LHR's website (http://www.baa.co.uk/main/airports/heathrow/) is pretty good. JAX (my home airport) dosen't even have a website. I know there are some various airports in the middle-east and Asia that have pretty awesome websites.
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:54 am

One site I had seen somewhere before had webcams but don't remember which one it was. The LHR one looks pretty good. Has a nice photo gallery.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:12 pm

EWR has an incredibly bad website for such a nice airport. It's surprising to me that they would spend so much money on improving the place, yet the website would lead you to think that the airport is a total dump.

http://www.newarkairport.com
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:15 pm

Holy hell I think we have a winner. Dang. That is place is so bad I don't even want to surf it to find out what it has.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:15 pm

The website for BTV has been "under construction" for about the last four years.

http://www.burlingtonintlairport.com/
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:17 pm

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 3):
EWR has an incredibly bad website for such a nice airport. It's surprising to me that they would spend so much money on improving the place, yet the website would lead you to think that the airport is a total dump.

As bad as that site is I think a hit counter, frames, animated gifs and background music (all taboo in the development world) would actually help that place.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:18 pm

http://www.clevelandairport.com hasn't been updated in ages. TWA was just recently taken off... I don't think most of the links even work anymore.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:20 pm

Quoting Midwest717 (Reply 5):
The website for BTV has been "under construction" for about the last four years.

http://www.burlingtonintlairport.com/

LMFAO!!!

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That is the authoring tool. This is almost too funny to be true. Now all we need is a page with a link to the hamsterdance website  Smile
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:23 pm

We are batting a thousand tonight. The first link I click on the Cleveland one gives me this..

"Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e4d'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed for user 'chia'.

/expansion/current.asp, line 10"
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:56 pm

SAN's (http://www.san.org) is pretty awful for no aparent reason. Format is awful, terminal maps haven't been updated in ages, they rarely have new service announcements... A lot of the other information that one may be looking for is _there_ it's just impossible to find without resorting to Google and adding "site:san.org" to the end of the query.

A friend has written them several times over the past few years to no avail...

Heck I think either of us would be glad to whip something else up on a volunteer basis if thats what it took...

Then again PLN (Pellston, Michigan)'s site at http://www.pellstonairport.com/ hasn't been touched in over a year -- still has the "architect's rendering" of the new terminal, and they've been using it for like 18 months now, with more information "coming soon"

PDX's website looked quite nice, though...

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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:56 pm

BOS has a very hard to navigate site. I would have hoped they would have a simple, easy to read page with good terminal diagrams. But no!
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:59 pm

FLL is ok but I think a great site is the one for PBI don't have the link but they have a webcam that you can move around and get nice views of the tower and some hangers and a few other spots. PHL also has a live webcam which is not bad.

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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:10 pm

Oklahoma City

www.flyokc.com


It has an awesome website for a city of its size. Its appealing and very informative and easy to use

Its also up to date and has just about everything you need to know.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:21 pm

I would agree the OKC site is good. Easy to use and gives you want you want. It also has a good terminal map and a decent photo gallery of the new construction.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:38 pm

www.ohare.com -- it's behind in technology ...
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:46 pm

Actually the Ohare site really isn't that bad. It could use a little sharpening up but its fast and to the point. After the first few websites posted in this discussion the Ohare site really isn't bad  Smile
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:33 pm

Better ones...

Actually out of some websites I've looked at www.metroairport.com DTW isn't bad. Also the Washington DC airport authority isn't bad http://www.metwashairports.com . Lastly high on my list is SFO with http://www.flysfo.com
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:46 pm

I'd say the worst website has to be the Puerto Rico Ports Authority website for SJU (and BQN, etc). Why? Because there isn't one.

The closest thing to a website for SJU is this crappy page.

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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:58 pm

The pain.. the horror. Hmmmm.. I see a market in need of services. But I suspect these sites look like they do because airport management is cheap when it comes to this kind of promotion.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:02 pm

actually I find that OKC 's site is often incorrect when it comes to flight times, and destination/arrival info. Maybe when the airport construction is finished it will be 100% LOL as the interface is very nice.

the much derided IAH site has gotten much better over the last few years, and I like the search function better now. Though it could get updated with news faster.

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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:04 pm

The site for AUS is pretty good! Here it is...
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport/default.htm

Also, here is a statistical display of their inflow/outflow information:
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport/activity.htm

I really like looking at the statistical reports.
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:24 pm

Milwaukee's (MKE) web page is absolutly a joke. www.mitchellairport.com
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:32 pm

What I like on the website of my home-airport is the very accurate arrival/departure information, with the type of aircraft and registration. There are also cool webcams: www.zurich-airport.com
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:38 pm

i dont like the BAA website for heathrow etc etc.. very hard to navigate
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:13 pm

KCRW has to ve the worst and most primative. www.yeagerairport.com
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:16 pm

CAI's website was launched early last year. http://www.cairo-airport.com/

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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:42 am

BRU website is really interesting - http://www.brusselsairport.be

For those of you with travel plans to Aruba (AUA), they have a brand-new site with real-time flight data and useful overall information. Quite remarkable for a smaller airport.
http://www.airportaruba.com
 
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RE: Best/Worst Airport Websites

Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:26 am

And the winners/losers are?
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