Sunday, January 28, 2007

Goodbye Terminal 2

In just about 24 hours and a few minutes from now, Terminal 2 of Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto will be closed forever.

I'm glad that when I head down to Seattle this coming March, I won't have to go through that antiquated terminal. I'm even more glad we have one less terminal to deal with when dealing with player pickups for the tennis tournament.

Replacing Terminal 2 is the new international pier at the new Terminal 1. I was lucky enough to have checked out the facilities at the test runs that were conducted late last year/early this year.

I'll get another chance to see how well the new terminal copes in real life crush conditions on the Friday just before the start of March Break. It is then we'll see whether all this constant construction, and obscene airport improvement fees that get tacked on to all airplane tickets was worth it.

For more information, check out these two Toronto Star articles, here and here.

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Anonymous said...

Personally I prefer T2 to the new T1. I have been to the new T1 a dozen or so times and I still never know which row to go to. When T1 first opened (and maybe still today) you often had to ride a bus to an infield terminal that had very few amenities. And the walk from the parking garage to T1 is much, much farther than it is in T2.

Are they still going to call Terminal 3 by the same name?

Jason said...

The IFT was used mostly for international flights. Use of that is pretty much going to be minimal here going forward.

I don't know of any plans to rename Terminal 3.

Jason said...

And yes, anonymous, I agree. I've said it before and I'll say it again, that IFT is an embarassment. People who have had to go through there should have been refunded their Airport Improvement Fees :)