We are getting a new airport!!!

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by WoodDraw » Sat May 04, 2019 7:49 pm

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by kcjak » Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 am

I was just in San Antonio over the weekend, where they've been renovating the airport for years (I think maybe complete now). They have two parking structures in the location where ours is, and the structure nearest the main terminal is dedicated to car rentals. Will our new airport leave our current rental car facility where it is, given it is fairly new and only about 5 minutes away by shuttle?

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by normalthings » Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 am

kcjak wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 am
I was just in San Antonio over the weekend, where they've been renovating the airport for years (I think maybe complete now). They have two parking structures in the location where ours is, and the structure nearest the main terminal is dedicated to car rentals. Will our new airport leave our current rental car facility where it is, given it is fairly new and only about 5 minutes away by shuttle?
The current rental car facitlity will stay active.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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Post by KCPowercat » Thu May 23, 2019 7:07 pm

I get irrationally angry at the thought of spending one extra cent on glass jetways

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by flyingember » Fri May 24, 2019 9:12 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:07 pm
I get irrationally angry at the thought of spending one extra cent on glass jetways
I hope the city gets glass jetways. It will improve the experience for people with an apprehension of flying, the current style is kind of claustrophobic when a lot of people line up inside it.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Fri May 24, 2019 11:08 am

flyingember wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:12 am
KCPowercat wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:07 pm
I get irrationally angry at the thought of spending one extra cent on glass jetways
I hope the city gets glass jetways. It will improve the experience for people with an apprehension of flying, the current style is kind of claustrophobic when a lot of people line up inside it.
Yes because it's the jetway causing claustrophobia not you know, the tiny metal tube you are flying in for hours.

I can't think of a required airport element that could be more wasteful in our tight budget. Speaking of tight budget

PDX $2B for expansion alone
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/apr ... r-takeoff/

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by smh » Fri May 24, 2019 11:47 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:07 pm
I get irrationally angry at the thought of spending one extra cent on glass jetways
Live a little! :lol:

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by swid » Fri May 24, 2019 12:20 pm

Secondary European airports usually* have glass jetways. As those airports are effectively the definition of value engineering, I don't imagine they're more expensive than the metal ones we typically see here.

*source: personal experience

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Fri May 24, 2019 12:22 pm

definitely want glass if same price.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri May 24, 2019 12:54 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:07 pm
I get irrationally angry at the thought of spending one extra cent on glass jetways
But we're not paying for it though......right?

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by normalthings » Fri May 24, 2019 1:03 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:22 pm
definitely want glass if same price.
You pay a premium for glass. Our friends down in Witchita got glass bridges with their new terminal.

Glass bridges require a lot more cooling during the summer months. I think this is why you see airports in climates/cultures that require heavy AC go with metal(among other things). A quick scroll through google pulls up an aviation forum noted that fire codes prevent their instillation in many US cities as well.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:54 pm
KCPowercat wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:07 pm
I get irrationally angry at the thought of spending one extra cent on glass jetways
But we're not paying for it though......right?
The budget is finite as agreed to by airlines and I don't want that finite budget being used for "nicer" jetways when there will be so much value engineering already happening on this project.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by mykem » Fri May 24, 2019 2:43 pm

We may not be able to give you your scalloped roof.... BUT we can give you glass jetways! :D

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by KCPowercat » Fri May 24, 2019 2:49 pm

Irrationally angry!

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm

Maybe, they’re repurposing some Cordish Light glass.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by WSPanic » Fri May 24, 2019 4:29 pm

People will probably just shoot up the glass anyway.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by normalthings » Fri May 24, 2019 5:05 pm

WSPanic wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:29 pm
People will probably just shoot up the glass anyway.
:?

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by normalthings » Fri May 24, 2019 5:13 pm

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri May 24, 2019 8:05 pm

This should cut the debt costs. Perhaps enough to add back the scalloped roof or other desires?

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