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Old 11-20-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I just read an artical on USA Today saying that we have the fastest growing airport in the nation. Its great for us because people from other areas are coming here to fly becasue it is too expensive in ATL. We are already on of the most busiest in the nation!

Great news is always Welcome!

Heres the link-->
Charlotte has fastest-growing airport in USA - USATODAY.com
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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That article is from April '07!
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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That's what happens when you read an article in a doctor's office.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Yup, we were at the airport several weeks ago to catch a 6.30am flight, and the lines are 30-minute wait each. We almost missed the flight *sigh*
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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As I understand it, and this may or may not be true...
Charlotte is the most expensive airport to fly in and out of.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Yup, we were at the airport several weeks ago to catch a 6.30am flight, and the lines are 30-minute wait each. We almost missed the flight *sigh*
The busiest times of the week will have the longest security lines. I have never seen a line that long there, but have seen them vary at anywhere from < 5 minutes to maybe 15-20. And the security lines at Charlotte are nowhere near as bad as at many other major airports. And, like most airports, longer security lines generally have to do with a combination of the time of day and people who are do not know how to properly get through security in a quick fashion.

If a 30 minute wait at security causes one to almost miss their flight, then you're probably not arriving in a timely manner. While the 2-hours prior they generally recommend for a domestic flight is probably too long for CLT, anyone who shows up at their airport with less than 60 minutes before their flight cannot complain if the miss it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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As I understand it, and this may or may not be true...
Charlotte is the most expensive airport to fly in and out of.
I fly a round trip in and out of Charlotte once a week, typically booked 14-21 days in advance, and my fares tend to range anywhere between about $180 - $450 round trip.

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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CLT "used" to be one of the most expensive. Since America West took over US Airways the fares have dropped. US Airways rationalized fares around '05. Also the fare drop is due to more competition. JetBlue entered the market several years ago helping to bring down fares. A Google search yielded this article about the most expensive cities to fly to/from: Airport Check-in: Huntsville, Ala., has highest U.S. fares - USATODAY.com
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I fly a round trip in and out of Charlotte once a week, typically booked 14-21 days in advance, and my fares tend to range anywhere between about $180 - $450 round trip.

uh, round trip...to where?
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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uh, round trip...to where?
In the past month or so I've booked trips between CLT and Ft. Lauderdale, Gainsville, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, JFK and Newark.

For non-work travel, we recently booked round trip tix to Puerto Rico for the last week in December for a fairly reasonable amount.
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