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Old 06-06-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is very efficient and easy to navigate with rail access to Center City Philadelphia.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is very efficient and easy to navigate with rail access to Center City Philadelphia.
Sorry, but I have to stongly disagree with this.

While the rail connection to CC is nice (we have that here in ATL also), the word efficient hardly comes to mind when describing PHL. The place is notorious for backups and delays, due to heavy traffic in the NE Corridor and weather issues.

It is an absolute dump of a terminal, filled with buckets to catch leaking rain water and populated by the most dour and obnoxious employees of any major airport in the U.S. It is an absolutely horrible gateway to the region, in every way.

I go out of my way to avoid PHL at all costs.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Sorry, but I have to stongly disagree with this.

While the rail connection to CC is nice (we have that here in ATL also), the word efficient hardly comes to mind when describing PHL. The place is notorious for backups and delays, due to heavy traffic in the NE Corridor and weather issues.

It is an absolute dump of a terminal, filled with buckets to catch leaking rain water and populated by the most dour and obnoxious employees of any major airport in the U.S. It is an absolutely horrible gateway to the region, in every way.

I go out of my way to avoid PHL at all costs.
I disagree, I have never encountered the problems you speak of. The terminal looks great with all the renovations.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Sorry, but I have to stongly disagree with this.

While the rail connection to CC is nice (we have that here in ATL also), the word efficient hardly comes to mind when describing PHL. The place is notorious for backups and delays, due to heavy traffic in the NE Corridor and weather issues.

It is an absolute dump of a terminal, filled with buckets to catch leaking rain water and populated by the most dour and obnoxious employees of any major airport in the U.S. It is an absolutely horrible gateway to the region, in every way.

I go out of my way to avoid PHL at all costs.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is very efficient and easy to navigate with rail access to Center City Philadelphia.
PHL is known for being the complete opposite of efficient.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I know it's not Miami. If you fly to South Florida, head to Ft. Lauderdale.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:05 PM
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How about this, what cities need a new airport not just a new terminal??? lol
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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How about this, what cities need a new airport not just a new terminal??? lol
I heard ATL needs another one. Dosen't Hartsfield handle about all domestic and international passengers???
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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I don't fly much, but I do make it to Tampa international often to pick up relatives and friends flying in. It is a very effecient Airport. Hardly ever any delays and it is always clean. First airport in the US to use monorails too. It was recently voted one of the county's best Airports by something ... can't remember what.
I agree. Tampa International is one of the nicest airports in the world. Seriously. They were WAY ahead of their time when they opened it back in the early 70s. Even though it's one of the busiest airports in the country, it's sooo easy and pleasant to get around the airport. From the time you arrive at the gate you can be at your car in less than 5 minutes because the parking deck was built on top of the airport terminal rather than off to the side. It's just a quick ride up the elevators.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Tampa and Atlanta are two of the worst airports that I have went through
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