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by AeroLogical
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't
Replies: 17
Views: 1007

Re: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't

From this experience this morning at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, we surely must conclude one thing: :boggled: Then we all surely agree: you should have shown up on time. Departure was scheduled for 5:53am; I was there at 5:05. Which is pretty generous at HVN. I've had the check-in people laug...

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by AeroLogical
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi stand bureaucracy
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Taxi stand bureaucracy

But WHAT. IS. THE FREAKING. POINT. OF. THE TICKETS..... For a long time at LGA they were to make sure the cab didn't scam you--I haven't taken a taxi from LGA in years, but they used to have the average fair to Manhattan, etc. Bizarre if they didn't have any information for the traveler on them.

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by AeroLogical
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi stand bureaucracy
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Taxi stand bureaucracy

I don't know about the MSP green card thing, but organized taxi systems are a good thing that need to be expanded to more cities worldwide. It helps prevent customers from being scammed. That said, the method in London Luton is a mess. Absolutely agree. I was recently impressed with the system at t...

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by AeroLogical
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taxi stand bureaucracy
Replies: 22
Views: 1410

Re: Taxi stand bureaucracy

I don't know about the MSP green card thing, but organized taxi systems are a good thing that need to be expanded to more cities worldwide. It helps prevent customers from being scammed. That said, the method in London Luton is a mess. Absolutely agree. I was recently impressed with the system at t...

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by AeroLogical
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 50 Busiest US Airports, Rankings: Best and Worst Dining Options
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: 50 Busiest US Airports, Rankings: Best and Worst Dining Options

One Flew South in ATL is certainly the best meal I've ever had at an airport. Definitely pricey but a nice way to start a special trip somewhere. I do think the airport generally deserves its ranking for food as there is quite a bit going on there. I would add that I've always enjoyed eating at Seat...

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by AeroLogical
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4212

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

I buy the others, but what on earth is good about Warsaw and Prague? Prague in my experience has been full of surly workers with limited dining options and a tired looking terminal. Likewise, connecting in Warsaw, admittedly only done once 7 or 8 years ago, was difficult (long waits), the terminal ...

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by AeroLogical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4212

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

I buy the others, but what on earth is good about Warsaw and Prague? Prague in my experience has been full of surly workers with limited dining options and a tired looking terminal. Likewise, connecting in Warsaw, admittedly only done once 7 or 8 years ago, was difficult (long waits), the terminal ...

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by AeroLogical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4212

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Best: Zürich, Brussels and Munich. Good: Prague, Oslo, Düsseldorf, Warsaw. Mediocre: Amsterdam, CDG, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Fiumicino, Athens. Bad: Gatwick, Manchester, Dublin, Sheremetyevo, Linate, Vienna, Bucharest. Don't understand the love for Amsterdam. Crowded, tired looking terminals. Way to...

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by AeroLogical
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4212

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Best: AMS as many have already said. The staff have always been so friendly and they handle a massive crush of people very well. It's not the prettiest airport but very efficient in terminal, which makes up for having to do the 20 minute+ taxi to the Polderbaan on some flights! Worst: It's Stansted....

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by AeroLogical
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which seats to select for PHL-HVN?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Which seats to select for PHL-HVN?

While the view won't be as fantastic coming into New Haven, the left side will also get you a better view there too. If you get the straight in rwy 2 landing after coming across the Sound (a bit more common), you'll get a nice view of the harbor and up the waterway. If you're a little more fortunate...

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by AeroLogical
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1919

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Reason I have no data to prove except personal experience: United flight attendants have been the most exceptionally rude group of of airline employees I have ever seen. I avoid United whenever possible because I don't want to deal with them or the tired looking interiors of their planes. Silliest r...

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by AeroLogical
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?
Replies: 38
Views: 2178

Re: What do you think is the worst recently built airport terminal?

This might be an unpopular opinion, but the new Istanbul airport is not pleasant to transit through though it is beautiful. At least one of the piers has a nasty sewage smell, the terminal somehow manages to be stuffy (a feat for such a large an open space), and the baggage inspection to transit fro...

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by AeroLogical
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 24825

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I've had this happen more frequently in Europe than some others in this thread report. My previous two flights to Heathrow (BA, EWR origin) have had to deplane and bus. I've also had it happen at CDG within the past 2 years on an Air France flight. I enjoy it when it's a quick flight, but after you'...

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