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Old 06-21-2008, 01:41 AM   #511
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I'm going tomorrow....nice walk-off today, we were watching at work.

My Yanks lost, sadly, their nice winning streak has halted.

Ha, I can definitely get you an internship!

Haha Yes very nice walk off.
I had to leave home for work as the Sox were winning 3-1 but Ashley came running into the store yelling CUBS WIN!
It was quite interesting.
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According to a Google search Denver is biggest by land area.
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Orange Sherbert, then they give you a Rainbow Brite doll.
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I'm going to throw some thoughts down here, because i'm bored.

Firstly, what Gold Coast Airport is now is paradise. I remember going there on Freedom Air and it was a fucking prefab shack. But you already know that. Could still benefit from a bit more gate space.

Secondly, there are a shitload of reasons for no airbridges.

1) They're expensive. To buy, install and operate.
2) Airbridges need two story (at least) buildings to work. Gold Coast Airport is one story and doesn't need to be any more without adding to point #1
3) Low cost airlines like to use both front and rear doors as it makes boarding and disembarking faster - and Cooly is almost exclusively low coast airlines. They also don't like point #1
4) Gold Coast climate is conducive to walking across the tarmac
5) It's common in a lot of places - i walked across the tarmac to board a Pacific Blue flight in AUCKLAND. Europe as well.
6) See #1
Oh, I won't argue that Coolangatta is fucking paradise now compared to ten years ago. It's also fairly compact without being cramped, which I appreciate. But I loathe the departure lounge, since if you have anything less than perfect vision you can just forget being able to find your gate with ease. Then heading out onto the tarmac is sometimes poorly directed, and when I was once leading everybody to the plane, I was bloody terrified I was leading everyone to the wrong plane since there was NOBODY out there directing us! Surely there's a regulation against that.

It still strikes me as an airport that has been left behind by its patronage, though. It feels like an airport for a Palmerston North kind of city. Yet the Gold Coast is bigger than Wellington! Twice as big! More and more international flights are going to be coming into there rather than Brisbane and I think it should go to two storeys or else it just won't cope.

And as for #4, I beg to differ! Walking off the plane and being hit by a wall of sticky heat is not fun.
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Haha Yes very nice walk off.
I had to leave home for work as the Sox were winning 3-1 but Ashley came running into the store yelling CUBS WIN!
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You'd be better than Bob Brenly.
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Taken literally as the airport which takes up the most land mass, this is the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It takes up some 81 square miles - an area larger than many cities.

Trivia: This airport has four terminals, yet only three have ever been used.

The second biggest airport in the world is Denver International, which takes up 53 square miles.

By comparison, London Heathrow takes up around 3,000 acres, or just 4.7 square miles.
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Aww poor Bob.

But because I know I would be I must agree with you.
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But because I know I would be I must agree with you.
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Oh, I won't argue that Coolangatta is fucking paradise now compared to ten years ago. It's also fairly compact without being cramped, which I appreciate. But I loathe the departure lounge, since if you have anything less than perfect vision you can just forget being able to find your gate with ease. Then heading out onto the tarmac is sometimes poorly directed, and when I was once leading everybody to the plane, I was bloody terrified I was leading everyone to the wrong plane since there was NOBODY out there directing us! Surely there's a regulation against that.

And as for #4, I beg to differ! Walking off the plane and being hit by a wall of sticky heat is not fun.
Damn! Yeah, i'd be annoyed if there was nobody directing. That's asking for trouble.

Yeah, i didn't like getting off a nicely air conditioned plane and getting smacked by the humidity. But you have to face it eventually.
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So this is rumored?
We'll have to double check it with the figures for Atlanta, Germany.
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DFW could be, I'd be surprised if Denver was......even so, O'Hare is still huge.
Freaking hate that airport (DFW I mean)

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