Originally Posted by SpongeG
i finally got to use YVR as a passenger (hadn't done so since 2002) and wow its so nice i can see why now why people rave about it - i had to transfer in edmonton and it looks nice but its so small and the washrooms are so bad compared to YVR, it feels cramped and they don't seem to have any overseas flights at all - the day i was there they only had three US bound flights going out - one to Las vegas, one to denver and one to san francisco - all the rest other than one to vancover and one to toronto were basically within alberta - like ft mcmurray, calgary, grande prarie...
Out of curiosity, was the new, locally trumpeted (in Edmonton) new extension, the South Terminal, open? Any feedback on that?
I was there years and years ago, and the terminal had a large, rather empty, sad feeling to it, without the bustle and activity one expects in even an airport that size. It seemed overbuilt and underused, all painted in a sicky federal green color.
And if you think that's underserved, Winnipeg has seasonal holiday service to Mexico, California, and so on, sceduled flights to Minneapolis, Denver, and Chigago, but nothing to San Fran or LA, and NOTHING overseas. I surmise size of air market governs all that, naturally, though.