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US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 2:52 am
by zrs70
Ok....

1) Which US airports have the most passenger terminals? (Terminals, not concourses: let's say 5 or more

2) What are the largest US airports with only one passenger terminal? (but perhaps multiple concourses)


1)
JFK
LAX
BOS (including demolished A)
DFW (Or is it still 4?)


2)
ATL
TPA
IAD
DEN
MSP


RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 3:33 am
by AA737-823
DFW (my home!!!!) is still four.... HOWEVER, they are building terminal D, which should be a magnificent gateway to welcome people to the United States, and then they will start on terminal F... which is another domestic terminal. Fortunately, both of these new additions will be in the familiar horseshoe design (more or less; D more resembles a three- sided square). This is all on top of our new people mover (1.2 billion dollars in capital spending). SO- DFW should be a great place when all of this comes together in 2005!

I didn't like ATL much. Those terminals are strange.

Randy

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 3:45 am
by n175dz
I hate to sound pedantic, but doesn't Atlanta technically have two 'terminals.' North and South?

Besides that - interesting question. How many terminals to JFK and LAX have?

cheers, Phil.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 3:47 am
by ScottB
IAH will also have five terminals when the new Terminal E is completed.

MIA has eight concourses at present with only one terminal.

RE: Zrs70

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:16 am
by TWFirst
MSP has 2 terminals: The Lindbergh terminal and the Humphrey terminal.

RE: Zrs70

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:24 am
by TWFirst
MSP has 2 terminals: The Lindbergh terminal and the Humphrey terminal.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:25 am
by TWFirst
Sorry for the double post

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:34 am
by trey
after living in dallas for 4 years i can say it is the worst airport i have ever seen as far as looks and usability. you need to be a magician to navigate that place from the road if you have not called ahead to see what gate your flight is out of. the TrAAm is a joke. i was through there 2 weeks ago and saw the new const. on the people mover. good luck, this place needs it.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:41 am
by GD727
PVD is pretty big for a one terminal airport, (it has 22 gates) we have two concourse. I don't consider TPA or MCO single terminal since I consider every airside a seperate terminal. I beleive the airport with the most individual terminals is JFK, which has 10 (including the old Tower Air terminal and the closed Terminal 5).

-GD727

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:29 am
by FrequentFlier
I hate to sound pedantic, but doesn't Atlanta technically have two 'terminals.' North and South?

Technically, so does DEN. However, just like at ATL, the landside "terminals" are in one building.

LGA has 5 terminals (DL/NW, US Air Shuttle, US Airways, Central (3(?) concourses), and Marine (DL Shuttle)).

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:32 am
by jrlander
I would have to say that LGA has 4 terminals. The USAirways terminal includes both USAirways and Shuttle operations, though from different concourses.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 7:03 am
by afitch7881
Well DTW, MSP, PHX, and ATL are to name just a few that are one big terminal.


At BDL, although not large, for a airport its size it is pretty big one building terminal. When the new terminal is open and connected to the exisiting Terminal A, it will have 23 gates out of an aprox 700K square foot terminal. That is in addition to the 9 gates and aprox 200K Terminal B.


Eric


RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 7:16 am
by HlywdCatft
**Well DTW, MSP, PHX, and ATL are to name just a few that are one big terminal.**

DTW technically has FOUR terminals

MCNAMARA TERMINAL-The Northwest World Gateway has three concourses in one Terminal
SMITH TERMINAL- Concourse A and B used by just about every other U.S. airline
DAVEY TERMINAL- yes for the most part the Davey is being demolished but Concourse C of the Davey Terminal is being used by Spirit Airlines, it still says Davey Terminal on the new signs going into the airport on the south side.
BERRY INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL- Although Lufthansa has moved to the Mac, British Airways, Royal Jordanian and every other international and charter company that flies into DTW still uses the Berry until all operations move to Mac.


RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 7:56 am
by Ansett767
How many does LAX have?

I distinctly remember seeing signs when I was there for 6 or 7 (am i correct?) I was totally jetlagged the day I was there.....
Thanks

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:21 am
by FrequentFlier
The US Airways and US Airways Shuttle ops are all out of one building, but yet were built at different time (I think). So I think they can be considered 2 separate terminals.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:56 am
by ua815
Defining a “terminal” as a self-contained facility with it’s own ticketing, security, bag-claim and passenger services, PHL has five terminals. Those are (with the primary tenants) “A” (AA & International), “BC” (US), “D” (UA, CO), “E” (DL, NW), and “F” (US Express). “BC” is the surviving remnant of the 1950’s Philadelphia International building, and the others are various generations of tack-on attempts to keep up with the traffic. A former Philadelphia Director of Aviation once described the land-side of PHL as five separate medium sized airports with all the problems one can imagine multiplied five times.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 2:36 pm
by UALPHLCS
Stole my thunder UA815. You forgot to add A West when it opens the new international termial is seperated from A terminal, connected only by the bridges that connect the other terminals.

BTW UA815 handle from LAX-SYD?

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:33 pm
by 2cn
LAX has 9... Terminals 1-8 on each side of the "horseshoe" then the Tom Bradley International Terminal at the "curve" of the horseshoe.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:48 pm
by L-188
The late Don Bowers took this photo of the terminal at Cape Newenham in 1978.

http://www.firebirds.org/menu10/mn10_p62.htm

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 12:49 am
by ORD Boy 2
When ORD expands it will have 6 or 7 terminals but i think JFK has the most terminals now with 9 (10 if you count the old tower air terminal)

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 5:58 pm
by Guest
JFK really only has 8.

The Tower Air terminal is technically not a terminal - but actually a converted hangar. It presently is unused, even somewhat abandoned.

Terminal 5 - the former TWA Flight Center is completely closed and will most likely never be used as a passenger airline terminal ever again.

If the projects that are being discussed come to fruition, JFK's terminal count could drop to 6 if Terminal 3 is raized and a new American Airlines terminal replaces Terminal 8 and Terminal 9.

TNNH

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 12:13 am
by zrs70
Afitch:

PHX has three self-enclosed terminals!

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 12:47 am
by elwood64151
MCI has three terminals that are being converted to 30 gates each. There is room for a fourth, and plans somewhere for a fifth that would be similar to ATL's Tgates in the current Satellite Lot, though these may have been discarded with the recent collapse of Vanguard and the unlikely possibility of MidWest Express opening a hub there.

As for BDL and PVD being large terminals, I can see how someone who regularly flies into small, northeast-US airports might believe that. However, the reality is that BDL is a tiny, and in the case of the old terminal, obsolete facility. As for PVD, I've never flown there and can't speak to it, but 23 gates is not much for a single terminal. Even ICT has 20 gates on two concourses, with room for more.

IAD always struck me a a large terminal, but I don't know how many separate landside locations it has.

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:45 am
by afitch7881
"However, the reality is that BDL is a tiny, and in the case of the old terminal, obsolete facility"



No, the reality is BDL is a new and changed airport. You wont see any obsolete things at BDL for 20 years now.