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Reader Polls Feedback for: May 15, through May 24, 2007

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Question:

As mentioned above, the Federal Aviation Administration has labeled Las Vegasís McCarran International Airport as one of the airports who needed expansion to accommodate the continual growth of passengers. This Weekís Reader Poll asks . . . What is your opinion of Las Vegasís McCarran Airport? Is the airport passenger friendly? What do you like or dislike about McCarran Airport?   What is your opinion?  Why or Why not?

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Reader Poll Replies:

I would like to see the airport expand faster, it seems the long lines just keep getting longer.  Debbie Allworth Canada

*  The Vegas airport seems clean but something needs to be done with the security lines, it really makes it difficult to change terminals.  Bob D.  Illinois

ALL of the airports on that list, and add Portland International, were built on the outskirts of the town but were encircled to the point that adding an additional runway to increase landings capacity is impossible.  Add the fact that people insist on building or buying homes under the planes, then complaining about noise.  Try to site a new airport, the environmentalists climb up your... back.  Las Vegas may be the one actually capable of siting a new airport, being able to find the money to build a 21st century transportation center, and effectively Zone the landing approaches as high-noise areas so builders and buyers will not be able to affect "surprise" when a plane flies overhead. In the meantime, the next two terminals need to have efficient means of moving large numbers of people between baggage check/claim and concourse gate.  Monorail technology, moving sidewalks, separated and signal controlled cart paths, maybe take a critical look at how Tokyo handles subway traffic.  Work with the hotels to offer a cut rate on the day after a major event like PARC Rodeo, Consumer Electronics Show, NASCAR, etc. to spread the exodus over two days or more.ALL of the airports on that list, and add Portland International, were built on the outskirts of the town but were encircled to the point that adding an additional runway to increase landings capacity is impossible.  Add the fact that people insist on building or buying homes under the planes, then complaining about noise.  Try to site a new airport, the environmentalists climb up your... back.  Las Vegas may be the one actually capable of siting a new airport, being able to find the money to build a 21st century transportation center, and effectively ZONE the landing approaches as high-noise areas so builders and buyers will not be able to affect "surprise" when a plane flies overhead. In the meantime, the next two terminals need to have efficient means of moving large numbers of people between baggage check/claim and concourse gate.  Monorail technology, moving sidewalks, separated and signal controlled cart paths, maybe take a critical look at how Tokyo handles subway traffic.  Work with the hotels to offer a cut rate on the day after a major event like PARC Rodeo, Consumer Electronics Show, NASCAR, etc. to spread the exodus over two days or more.  Don Bartley  Portland, Oregon

*  The LV McCarran Airport should expand as it is quite the hassel to fly out of. The lines are very long and it takes at least two hours minimum to reach your gate after going through the check points. If it were larger maybe something could be done to get passengers through the check points faster.  Nancy Felter  Greene, NY

*   The walk to your terminal is very long and the people mover is always broken down. i'm a viet nam vet with bad legs and i must get a wheelchair each time i visit. the walk to baggage claim is just to long for me. i get embarresed by having to use the wheelchair. hopefully the new terminal and future ones will be more handicaped friendly   Ralph  Hamden, Ct

*   Flying in from ATL in busy or slow times it seems as if there is never enough room for luggage collection or for waiting to leave.  Chris Franklin  Dacula GA

*   I like this airport very much. It's easy to access and just the right size for me. I understand how it might eventually need to expand, but to me, it would make it passenger unfriendly. Right now it has the perfect parking area too. I love sitting out by the airport at night and watching the planes land too! If it expands, it might take this special treat away because space will be needed to expand.   Kathy N.  Yuma, Arizona

*  McCarran Airport is extremely difficult to enter to drop someone off. The lines to get into terminal 1 are atrocious many times. However, once you are inside past security, it is a pretty well laid out, clean airport and I love that it has a smoking area. I also love the trams from the terminals to the baggage area. McCarran is also one of the more disabled friendly airports I've been in. However, it could use expansion, as I hear about terminal 3 coming online in the next year or so.  Adrian Mirsky  North Las Vegas, NV

*  It seems to run quite well, for such a small airport. Arranging shuttle rides can be horrific, but the airport itself seems to run fairly smoothly. Jenny  Royal Oak, MI

*  What can I say -- they got slot machines in the airport!  I usually fly out of Philly and McCarran is like a breath of fresh, hot and dry air. I would say it is user friendly and the new rental car facility should improve on that. I love the casino ads in the airport and the sense of anticipation from those newly arrived. For many the airport is their first taste of the Las Vegas experience. The airport needs to expand and improve for the future. Those little rooms for smokers are nasty.  Bill Sheneman  Red Hill, PA

*  I've had the impression Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is Very passenger friendly. It just needs more seating available in the terminal areas. The rest of the airport is Huge and I don't see (yet) a need for expansion. It definately isn't broken so no need to fix it!  Larry Strehl   Tampa FL

*  As a international traveler to Las Vegas and subject to a 3 hour check in time before departure I think it would be a great idea to expand the international departure lounge and provide more facilities such as more shops & eating facilities to alevaite bordom during this long wait.  Kevn McGerr  Douglas  Isle Of Man, UK

Hey, McCarran isn't so bad. It's busy, sure. But it has adequate signage, the tram was crowded but not overly so. Lots of taxis were available, didn't have to wait long. So, overall, it's okay. Much better than L.A. !  Steven Tillinger  Cleveland, OH

*   I personally enjoy the airport in vegas. I always get great help from people there and its really easy to navigate.  thomas brown  fort irwin, ca
 

 

 

 

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