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rw774477
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Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:47 am

MUC T2 is the longest I have come across. Are there any longer ones around ?

Great exercise if you are spotting ... too long if you are trying to catch a flight

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:49 am

DIA's Terminal B(?) UA's terminal is pretty long, longest ive seen.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:49 am

If MSP didnt have the Monorail thing from A to D, then it would be a nightmare with a short connection. I think one of the longest is the Lindbergh Term. in MSP. If you go from A18 to E16, thats the long part.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:50 am

I guess DTW is up there!

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:51 am

Try Honk Kong (VHHH) in my books one of the longest I have walked
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:51 am

The Northwest terminal in DTW seems lengthy
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:58 am



Quoting Bond007 (Reply 3):
I guess DTW is up there!

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And when I had a 3 hour layover back in October, I decided to ride the tram from the center station (as I came in from the underground walkway that connects to the regional concourse) to one far end of the terminal, then walk all the way to the other end, then tracked about 25% of the way back to my gate. Good exercise.

ATL can be haul if you have connecting flights at opposite ends of the same concourse (say, A1 to A28). CLT can be a hike too, though not the worst I've seen.

My cousin whined when he connected in MIA and had to go from I think H all the way to A (transfered airlines).

Is Kansai (KIX) the longest? Though I've never been there I've seen the TLC Documentary and I seem to recall that terminal being somewhere around a mile long. I admit I could be wrong, if anyone cares to correct me.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:59 am

If you don't take the train, DFW's terminal A and C is one long hike. There are only gates on the outer side with security/baggage claim/ticketing on the inner side. I think you pass at least 5 different McDonald's.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:05 am

Go from the end of the A councourse to the end of the D concourse in SEA pretty much is long, since its all connected now.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:13 am



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
Is Kansai (KIX) the longest? Though I've never been there I've seen the TLC Documentary and I seem to recall that terminal being somewhere around a mile long. I admit I could be wrong, if anyone cares to correct me.

Google Earth shows KIX at 1.03 miles long. DTW is a close second at .92 miles long.

Quoting Airbusaddict (Reply 2):
If you go from A18 to E16, thats the long part.

That comes up at 1.1 miles, making it longer than KIX (though not in a straight line). That's a connection I hope I never have to make. I've had to make a three-quarter mile connection in 15 minutes at MSP once. I didn't.  Sad

Other long ones:

DEN - .63 miles

AMS - the walk from G to B is about a mile in total (like MSP, not straight-line), and can take a long time, particularly with all those enticing shops  Smile

MUC - .61 miles

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:22 am

Yes, of course, the question isn't as straightforward as it initially sounds.

I'm sure there are many, many combinations of Gate X at Concourse A to Gate Z at Concourse F that are longer than the length of the DTW or Kansai terminal.

For example, the end of the A gates at PHL to the end of D (?), is somwehere close to a mile. ... but I don't think the OP wanted that  Wink


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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:25 am

DTW- 1.0 miles long.
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:38 am



Quoting Mir (Reply 9):
That comes up at 1.1 miles, making it longer than KIX (though not in a straight line). That's a connection I hope I never have to make. I've had to make a three-quarter mile connection in 15 minutes at MSP once. I didn't.

Granted there's a tram in ATL, but I have to imagine walking from say E1 down the main corridor to the T-Gates then back down to T-1 would be quite a hike.
I don't have Google Earth downloaded on my computer here so I can't calculate it.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:49 am



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 12):
Granted there's a tram in ATL, but I have to imagine walking from say E1 down the main corridor to the T-Gates then back down to T-1 would be quite a hike.

1.44 miles on Google Earth.

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:19 am

What about KIX, that is a bit of a hike?
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:24 am

Seems like the old Stapleton in DEN had some fairly long walks. Also terminal D in STL. Remember when TWA had B,C, and D and trying to make a connection from say the end of C to a flight all the way down D. They used to have a shuttle transporter (like the ones at IAD) to go between terminals. Otherwise, you had to walk the horse shoe.
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:28 am

Ever walked the terminals at DFW? Thanks to the AirTrain, that's a thing of the past, but many years ago I once had to walk - literally run - from one end of AA's terminal 2E, gate 44, all the way to gate 1 in 45 minutes...pushing my grandmother in a wheelchair. Of course the "TrAAm" was not working...

How long of a walk is it through the DFW U-shaped terminals?
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:34 am



Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 14):
What about KIX, that is a bit of a hike?

When that opened in 1992 or so, that was the world's longest building at one mile in length, as posted above. I remember watching documentaries on Kunsai International Airport. The documentary discussed how this was the world's longest building, built on a man-made island in the middle of a harbor. Aren't they building a second building and runway there? To my understanding, they have some kind of "jack" system to keep raising the terminal up to keep the airport above sea level, as the island is man-made and therefore continues to sink back into the ocean.

I guess it's a reminder for man kind not to mess with nature, especially the water part. Mother Nature almost always wins!!! Neat project tho!!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:35 am



Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 1):
DIA's Terminal B(?) UA's terminal is pretty long, longest ive seen.

Especially if you count the new RJ facility, gates B80 through B95. If you arrive on TED at the far end of B, B15-B20 or so, and have to connect to UAX, that is a LONGG way!!

Quoting Airbusaddict (Reply 2):
then it would be a nightmare with a short connection.

MSP is often a nightmare for short connections anyway, haha. I fly MSP-DEN fairly often, and the DEN flights always seem to go out of the far end of G......G16 or so.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
And when I had a 3 hour layover back in October, I decided to ride the tram from the center station (as I came in from the underground walkway that connects to the regional concourse) to one far end of the terminal, then walk all the way to the other end, then tracked about 25% of the way back to my gate. Good exercise.

If you just miss a train on one end of A, it is actually faster to wait for it to come back, and take you to the other side, than it is to try to run the whole thing. You'd need to do a sub-5 mile to beat that train!!
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:39 am



Quoting Airbusaddict (Reply 2):
If MSP didnt have the Monorail thing from A to D, then it would be a nightmare with a short connection. I think one of the longest is the Lindbergh Term. in MSP. If you go from A18 to E16, thats the long part.

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:49 am

KIX has a single four-story terminal designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Renzo Piano and Noriaki Okabe). It is the longest airport terminal in the world, at a total length of 1.7 km from end to end: a sophisticated people mover system called Wing Shuttle moves passengers from one end of the pier to the other.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansai_International_Airport

According to Wiki, Kansai has the longest terminal in the world.
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:37 am



Quoting Rw774477 (Thread starter):
MUC T2 is the longest I have come across. Are there any longer ones around ?

Great exercise if you are spotting ... too long if you are trying to catch a flight

One of the reasons why I avoid transferring at MUC like the plague... I've come too close to missing flights there because of that annoying terminal.

I'd say FRA's terminal 1A isn't all that short either, though I have no length/distance numbers.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:15 pm

FRA is like an obstacle course

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:35 pm



Quoting Rw774477 (Reply 22):
FRA is like an obstacle course

... if you're not able to read signs...  Wink

Admittedly, there's quite a lot of building going on at the moment, but all-in-all, the airport is still quite easy to navigate.
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:07 pm

Madrid Barajas T2 is very long. Supposing to connect from one flight parked at any gate "D" to any gate "B" you have walking 10 - 12 minutes.

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:20 pm

Madrid Barajas:

T1+T2+T3 (from A to E gates): 1,17 miles / 1,88 km under the same roof and in the same floor, not in straight line though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/alfonsoc/MADT1T2T3.jpg

T4 (H to K gates): 0,72 miles / 1,16 km

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/alfonsoc/MADT4.jpg

T4S (M plus R to U gates): 0,58 miles / 0,93 km

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/alfonsoc/MADT4S.jpg

And here you can see the entire passenger terminal complex: T1, T2, T3, T4 and T4S

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:36 pm



Quoting Quickmover (Reply 15):
Also terminal D in STL. Remember when TWA had B,C, and D and trying to make a connection from say the end of C to a flight all the way down D. They used to have a shuttle transporter (like the ones at IAD) to go between terminals. Otherwise, you had to walk the horse shoe.

STL was brutal. Now, it's possible to walk from the end of E to the end of B (or C, which is longer but less of a straight line). It's a great way to kill time and find some quiet space, not good for much else.
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RE: Long Terminals

Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:58 pm



Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 1):
DIA's Terminal B(?) UA's terminal is pretty long, longest ive seen.

DIA's Concourse B is quite long but the one that really sticks out in my mind was trying to make my way through MEX for the first time. It really seemed like we were walking for miles. Maybe it was just miles in circles but that was one hell of a terminal...
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:02 am

Definately HKG!!!

You end up walking the entire terminal to get anywhere.

The long T shaped terminal ensures you know just how big the terminal is.
 
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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:06 am



Quoting Cragley (Reply 28):
Definately HKG!!!

I agree. For some reason, Australian flights end up clustered around Gates 68 which is about as far as you can go in the terminal.

Once, I arrived from a CHina flight at Gate 4 and had to get all the way to Gate 70 (I think). Was a loooooooooong walk.

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RE: Long Terminals

Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:48 am



Quoting Cragley (Reply 28):



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 29):

HKG as well

If you include different terminals that possibly SIN

Distance from one side of Terminal Three to the other side of terminal 2 would take ages with walking. I have been told you CAN do it, however it isn't advised

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