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Old Posted Jan 14, 2011, 11:24 PM
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The Winnipeg terminal looks great and Saskatoon looks promising! Do most airports in Canada put the arrivals and departures on top of eachother like seen in those Winnipeg photos? We have it in Ottawa (built 2003) and it makes it so much easier to pick up/drop off people at the airport. Who was the first?
I was once told that the concept was borrowed from train stations, the first with double level road access being Grand Central Terminal in New York.
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I don't look at this thread often, so it's nice to see all the action going on at airports around the country. Props to Winnipeg and Edmonton airports. Those are nice looking projects. Calgary's new International terminal looks great too, nice to hear the a BP has been generated.

Some major stuff going on these days.
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Winnipeg has competition when it comes to sunny destinations. Some Manitobans are choosing to travel to Grand Forks or Fargo to reach sunbelt destinations in the US at reduced cost. Somethings gotta give.....
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Winnipeg has competition when it comes to sunny destinations. Some Manitobans are choosing to travel to Grand Forks or Fargo to reach sunbelt destinations in the US at reduced cost. Somethings gotta give.....
Same thing is happening in areas like Greater Vancouver, Greater Toronto and any other cities near the border. When you can get flights to Palm Springs from Bellingham, WA for 39$ each way, and you live less than an hour away, how can you refuse?
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Another rendering of the YYC's new terminal:

It appears there is no connection between the existing terminal and the expansion.
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maybe its underground - a number of airports have separate buildings linked with an underground train - i've used seattle and atlanta - both of which are set up like that
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It appears there is no connection between the existing terminal and the expansion.
There will be some form of indoor link, that render isn't up to date fully as it's also missing showing things such as the massive new parkade they built which is along part of the new terminal inside the arrivals/departures loop road (which the teal line that extends out to nowhere on the nw end of the new terminal may connect to.
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There is a link between the old and new buildings, in this picture it is shown at the bottom.

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Old Posted Jan 15, 2011, 6:28 PM
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It will be really nice when Winnipeg's new terminal opens....in 2025 or so.
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Winnipeg has competition when it comes to sunny destinations. Some Manitobans are choosing to travel to Grand Forks or Fargo to reach sunbelt destinations in the US at reduced cost. Somethings gotta give.....
People in Thunder Bay drive to Minneapolis. It's crazy. Especially since our airport is the least expensive in the National Airports System, you'd think it would be better able to compete with the US airports.
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People in Thunder Bay drive to Minneapolis. It's crazy. Especially since our airport is the least expensive in the National Airports System, you'd think it would be better able to compete with the US airports.
Vancouver is starting to see people travel to Bellingham and Seattle.
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Yes, and someday Americans will actually have to pay for the services that they use...but not today, and so Canadians that are willing to drive benefit. I personally won't do it though, because I want to support business here.
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I won't do it because the gas prices actually make it more expensive but people don't realize that because the costs are all broken up and the numbers, individually, are smaller.

Plus, you can't get to Cuba from there.
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from most places in suburbia in vancouver anyway its just as far to get to YVR as it is to bellingham so the gas costs don't matter

alaska airlines has just added flights to hawaii from bellingham aimed at Canadians

I flew to san fran from Bellingham in 2009 and it was $175 (US) all taxes and fees and about 3 upgrades included, parking was $45 for the 5 days
the same flight out of vancouver would have cost just under $600!!! same day and parking at the airport would have cost more
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Yes, and someday Americans will actually have to pay for the services that they use...but not today, and so Canadians that are willing to drive benefit. I personally won't do it though, because I want to support business here.
I'd love to support business here. But I'm saving over $700 flying out of Billings, Montana to Phoenix in February for a wedding.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2011, 5:01 AM
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Did you subtract the cost of getting to Billings, though?
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Did you subtract the cost of getting to Billings, though?
No I didn't. But I'm going with 3 other people. So I'd be surprised if I have to pay much over $60 for gas. Plus parking for a week. But I have no clue how much that will cost... I'll assume something similar or lesser than what SpongeG payed in Bellingham ($45). Split four ways.

Still saving a very substantial amount of cash.
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Gas is cheap. Extremely cheap actually. Even if you are driving a Dodge Challenger SRT8 you can still drive from Winnipeg to Minneapolis on two tanks of gas. 91 Octane at $1.13 per litre, you can drive there and back for $240. I've driven to Regina with the wind at my back on one tank of gas before in a DOHC V6 ~260hp, no drafting. Certainly a small hop across borders that people are talking about (Bellingham, Grand Forks, etc.) can be done extremely cheaply, even if you are the only person in the vehicle and stop for prime rib and champagne for lunch.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2011, 3:18 PM
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I'd love to support business here. But I'm saving over $700 flying out of Billings, Montana to Phoenix in February for a wedding.
Well it's not always that much though. You have to wait for sales, that's all. Last July, I went from Winnipeg to Quebec City to Ottawa to Winnipeg for $600. Right now I can do that from Winnipeg to Vancouver to Victoria to Winnipeg for next summer for the same price...and it isn't even on sale. Entry taxes into the US for flights make up a large portion too, but the fact that US airports basically don't have to pay for the land they use is the man reason. With all the governments near bankruptcy in the US, I don't expect all the cheap consumerism such as the example to be able to continue.
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There's a lot more to the cost of driving than just gas...
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