My airports are two of them: DEN
Starting with my natural home airport of SEA:
As much as I like the street priced food options inside security, we can't even get airline industry discount anywhere on the airport property at all. Not even my F9 ID
gets me any discount whatsoever. So I still have to pay the full price no matter what.
I dislike how the majority of the airport, especially the B and D and C concourses do not have people movers like the new A concourse does, only the A concourse has the people mover at the end of the concourse
. Why is it at the end of A?!. It's a long walk no matter where you are at, except for the S and N Satellites.
The C concourse is much wider than the D is. Going through D is like trying to get through a stampede! I'm always hoping my AS
flights come into C instead of D. D, sucks, sadly.
Outside of security, there is rarely any food options for people waiting for their friends and relatives coming into SEA
. And there is not much of a place to sit and relax anymore.
I wished that the all of the check-in counters were set up the same way AS
set up theirs. And oh.... I hate, hate, hate, HATE how the Port of Seattle screwed up the entrance to the airport if you are coming in from the South, especially from Federal Way and Tacoma via I-5 and Pacific Hwy South. The signs are confusing for a lot of people!
As for DEN:
I really dislike how the airport itself is set up as far as coming to the airport via Pena Blvd. it is like a 15 mile drive from I-70 and seems to be going on FOREVER! IMO, they positioned the airport way to far from the city and surrounding areas, it wastes a lot of gasoline!
The mass confusion stems on passenger pick up. You can pick up someone from 4-5 different floors at DEN
, and it is confusing to find where exactly your party is. Ive made it a rule for someone picking me up is to meet me on the check-in curb, which is the top floor.
And that gawd awful blue Mustang statue with the lighted red eyes.....
It is so horrid & scary to even look at! Rumors have it that the statue has a curse.....
All of the concourses have the good restaurants in the middle of each concourse, or you have to take the train to another concourse for the restaurant you want to go to. But then again, the lack of time makes it impossible. There is no decent place to grab a quick bite on either ends of any of those concourses at all.
Pikes Peak Shuttle Parking. Lazy drivers, inaccurate info given, etc etc... Those people do not care. It takes FOREVER to get to your car. Lack of customer service, I tell ya! And the kicker: They raised the fee to park there per day. WTF?! (Mx personnel do not get the pink DIA parking passes as we park at the hangar while on duty...)
The circus tent. It looks cool from the outside and symbolizes the snow capped Rocky Mountains, but it is really, really cold inside of the Jeppessen terminal in the wintertime! My goodness! Thank god I don't work anywhere near that place.
The hangars. They are like a full mile away from the terminal and the concourses. Who, in their right mind, decided to build the hangars that far?! Its a task to get from the hangar to the concourses to do what you need to do. At the minimum time I have been gone in a single time, it takes me 30-40 minutes to go from the hangar area and back, round trip...including doing a simple, quick 5 minute task at the gates.
Dual taxiways. Stupid. I have to floor it to get across both taxiways on the west side of the airport. (The east side has them too, but I never go over there...)
People who drive stupidly on Pena Blvd: Excessive speeding and cutting off people, waiting on the side of the road when we have a 45 minute waiting lot, driving slow while on the cell phone.... There is no traffic enforcement around at all!
That is pretty much all I can think of....
[Edited 2009-09-29 23:24:10]
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