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 Post subject: Re: Airports.
PostPosted: January 7 19, 1:20 pm 
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The best airports for layovers are the worst airports for initial departures and vice versa. If your terminal sucks it's probably because it's a smaller airport but is probably much quicker to get through security.

In my experience, there are a select few that are both easy to get through security and have good terminal amenities (Phoenix, Reno, Portland) and there are a select few that suck to get through security and suck to pass time in their concourse (Tampa, Midway, Houston, San Jose).


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 Post subject: Re: Airports.
PostPosted: January 7 19, 1:27 pm 
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I love flying. My dad actually got his recreational pilot's license before he got his driver's license, and he told me that during high school, he would literally take each paycheck and buy a tank of gas for his car and then drive to the airport and rent a little Cessna for an hour. My first experience in a plane was as a 3-4 year old in one of those little Cessnas with my dad as the pilot. I've flown with him probably 5-10x, but he hasn't maintained his pilot's license for probably 15 years or so.

I've been up with my stepdad in a four-seat Beechcraft 4-5 times and once we get up in the air he lets me fly the plane which is an absolute blast and surprisingly intuitive. Apparently, that model of personal aircraft is really easy to fly - you can just use the yoke and don't really have to worry about your feet. The first time I took the controls and made that thing move in three dimensions it was exhilarating. His looks like this (although apparently he just sold it and bought a newer Bonanza without the v-tail that I haven't been down to see yet).

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As far as airports go, I really don't mind Lambert. Obviously there's a lack of flights and amenities, but getting in and out quickly is my biggest concern. If you're ever being picked up or picking someone up, do it upstairs at the passenger drop off for departing flights. That way you or your ride can park the car for a second and you don't have to do a bunch of laps. All you have to do is walk up a flight of stairs and things get a little easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Airports.
PostPosted: February 13 19, 4:33 am 
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I'm sitting at my gate at John Glenn International in beautiful Columbus as I type this... Three city stop this trip so we will see if I can get some new horror stories. Just glad I'm not flying to Fort Myers with these kooks.


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