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Cowtown_Tim Dec 12, 2011 8:06 PM

It looks like something from the Soviet communist era, but I like it. It's very funky.

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 5488106)


alps Dec 12, 2011 8:12 PM

Very cool, I like it too.

Coldrsx Dec 12, 2011 10:46 PM

^
^^

Very eastern Euro true.

trueviking Dec 13, 2011 5:03 AM

eek....euro maybe, but kazakhstan not copenhagen.

Joshy Dec 13, 2011 3:41 PM

Ugly, ugly, Fugly :yuck:

esquire Dec 13, 2011 4:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Joshy (Post 5514704)
Ugly, ugly, Fugly :yuck:

I don't think it's that bad. It has some clean modern lines that work well with the rest of the terminal, and it's a vast improvement over what was originally proposed:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...egmarriott.jpg

Source: the YEG thread

Black Star Dec 13, 2011 5:07 PM

Not a fan of them both. But i do like the inflatable Cowboy on the first one! The new hotel design to me is dated. Imo another missed opportunity.

Coldrsx Dec 13, 2011 5:12 PM

... a fly through:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Heom3j37qQ

vid Jan 13, 2012 12:36 AM

Thunder Bay Airport at Night

719,500 passengers in 2011. A record.

Thunder Bay passengers / population: 719,500 / 122,907 = 5.85
Toronto Pearson passengers / population: 31,934,395 / 5,555,912 = 5.75

So there!!!! :notacrook:

rbt Jan 13, 2012 4:25 PM

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Originally Posted by vid (Post 5547941)
Thunder Bay Airport at Night

719,500 passengers in 2011. A record.

Thunder Bay passengers / population: 719,500 / 122,907 = 5.85
Toronto Pearson passengers / population: 31,934,395 / 5,555,912 = 5.75

So there!!!! :notacrook:

Don't forget to add another 1.25M for the City Centre airport as those trips used to be from Pearson a few years ago: 5.97.

Bigtime Jan 13, 2012 4:33 PM

Cranes signal big growth at Calgary airport

http://www.calgaryherald.com/busines...310/story.html

isaidso Jan 13, 2012 5:46 PM

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Originally Posted by rbt (Post 5548623)
Don't forget to add another 1.25M for the City Centre airport as those trips used to be from Pearson a few years ago: 5.97.

Halifax beats both of those Ontario airports. Halifax would be up past 8 passengers/Haligonian. ;)

Symz Jan 13, 2012 9:12 PM

Windsor Airport (YQG) is adding a large hangar. The hangar is for a new maintenance, repair and overhaul operation of large jets that will be run by a company from Quebec, Premier Aviation Overhaul Centre Inc.. The company has 2 other locations, 1 in Trois Rivières, Quebec and 1 in Rome, New York.

The hangar will be able to accepts jets as large as Boeing 777, 747 or Airbus A-330 with a clearance of 64 ft.

http://www.windsorstar.com/5616673.bin?size=620x400s
http://www.windsorstar.com/5616676.bin?size=620x400s
http://windsorite.ca/wp-content/uplo...24-600x400.jpg

vid Jan 14, 2012 1:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rbt (Post 5548623)
Don't forget to add another 1.25M for the City Centre airport as those trips used to be from Pearson a few years ago: 5.97.

Why can't you just let me enjoy what little I have? :(

Still, for a city the size of Thunder Bay to have such a busy airport is impressive, notwithstanding our location as the hub of a region that depends on air travel to go anywhere.

Symz Jan 14, 2012 1:18 AM

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Originally Posted by vid (Post 5549491)
Why can't you just let me enjoy what little I have? :(

Still, for a city the size of Thunder Bay to have such a busy airport is impressive, notwithstanding our location as the hub of a region that depends on air travel to go anywhere.

Honestly Vid I am impressed by what you have shown of Thunder Bay. I didn't know much about it other than it had a mountain that looked like a giant laying down and sleeping but you've opened my eyes a little :)

Want to hear something funny? My new family doctor is from Thunder Bay and he once told me he takes pictures of Detroit and posts them on his facebook to give the illusion to people back home that he lives in a big city (even though he lives in Windsor).

He said this jokingly ofcourse, but then again I don't know him all that well yet.

vid Jan 14, 2012 1:58 AM

That's funny, my family doctor is from Scotland. I don't actually know of any family doctors who were born in this city. Most new ones are from India and Africa.

taal Jan 14, 2012 5:35 AM

I never got something about YYZ (i.e. Toronto).

Compared to just about every other Airport I've visited ... in Canada and America, it must have the least amount of retail !

Most other airports have a lot of normal retail chains, YYZ has just about none! Only the indepdent stuff they control (less Tims and a few others).

What's up with that ??

I'm comparing to similarly sized airports in the states, they likely have 10X amount of retail.

SpongeG Jan 14, 2012 8:13 AM

love it - sort of got that futuristic/retro jetsons vibe to it :)

isaidso Jan 14, 2012 2:49 PM

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Originally Posted by taal (Post 5549743)
I never got something about YYZ (i.e. Toronto).

Compared to just about every other Airport I've visited ... in Canada and America, it must have the least amount of retail !

Most other airports have a lot of normal retail chains, YYZ has just about none! Only the indepdent stuff they control (less Tims and a few others).

What's up with that ??

I'm comparing to similarly sized airports in the states, they likely have 10X amount of retail.

Lack of things to do and terrible signage are Pearson's 2 biggest failures. I'm always astonished at the dearth of options when waiting for your plane. Even Reykjavik airport in Iceland has more in it. Pearson is an empty hull and extremely boring.

Andrewjm3D Jan 14, 2012 6:59 PM

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Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 5549918)
Lack of things to do and terrible signage are Pearson's 2 biggest failures. I'm always astonished at the dearth of options when waiting for your plane. Even Reykjavik airport in Iceland has more in it. Pearson is an empty hull and extremely boring.


Agreed, even though Pearson has the most modern open and airy design there is a real lack of things to do while you wait for your plane inside. Even some greenery would be nice, every time I pass through there I feel like I'm in an empty art gallery. The architecture is beautiful though.


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