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Does it still look that bad? I flew out of Hopkins in December and just remembered thinking how much they had to go, assumed they'd be close by now! I'm going to L.A. in May and was hoping everything would be done! Btw, I fly Spirit a few times a year, cant beat it for the price really!

 

I fly once a month pretty much, and it is still pretty bad.  It doesn't look like they've made much progress, mostly because they were doing it in segments and once one segment was done they moved on to the other without completely revealing the enhancements already done.  I do believe they will get it finished in mid-June... just in time for the convention.

 

Yeah, I agree.  They haven't truly "finished" anything really, aside from maybe half of the exterior departures area.  I overheard the B (currently Pre-Check) agent telling someone they would be moving Pre-Check to A and doing more work on B still - not sure if that's true.

 

One thing I do hope is accounted for is moving the checked bag x-Ray to behind the ticket counters.  Surely they are not doing all of these renos with the intention of leaving them where they are!

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Hopkins saw a 13.2% total pax increase y-o-y in January. It's very early but Hopkins is on pace top 9 million pax this year already. Those are strong numbers with no connection passengers and no real international destination, not mention competition from Canton-Akron. Got to believe this will translate to additional service sooner than later.

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Hopkins saw a 13.2% total pax increase y-o-y in January. It's very early but Hopkins is on pace top 9 million pax this year already. Those are strong numbers with no connection passengers and no real international destination, not mention competition from Canton-Akron. Got to believe this will translate to additional service sooner than later.

 

There's the balance!

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Hopkins saw a 13.2% total pax increase y-o-y in January. It's very early but Hopkins is on pace top 9 million pax this year already. Those are strong numbers with no connection passengers and no real international destination, not mention competition from Canton-Akron. Got to believe this will translate to additional service sooner than later.

 

There's the balance!

 

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I was never a fan of that mirror-ish ceiling... that's Concourse B, right?  At least it's not as nasty looking as the drop ceilings at United's O'Hare gates.  I wonder how often UA employees look up there at the water damage and dark spots and think to themselves, "That's what I'm breathing in all day?"

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Last night I landed at the furthest United C gate possible, out on the "lollipop" C24.  I should have turned on the "steps" on my phone: 

 

C 24 to baggage claim (now accessible only through the B checkpoint exit).

 

B checkpoint exit down the escalators to the right all the way to the end, bag claim 10 for United from ORD.

 

Then walked the opposite direction all the way back to door 2 where my ride was waiting (since the doors for United baggage are all closed). 

 

I'd say a good 1/2 mile?    I've been in just about every airport in the country and this has to be one of the longer treks (with no moving sidewalks).

 

I'm reasonably in shape and not complaining, but I can see why some of the couch potatoes in the area may choose to stay in their car and drive themselves down to CAK for "conveeeeeenience." 

 

 

 

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Last night I landed at the furthest United C gate possible, out on the "lollipop" C24.  I should have turned on the "steps" on my phone: 

 

C 24 to baggage claim (now accessible only through the B checkpoint exit).

 

B checkpoint exit down the escalators to the right all the way to the end, bag claim 10 for United from ORD.

 

Then walked the opposite direction all the way back to door 2 where my ride was waiting (since the doors for United baggage are all closed). 

 

I'd say a good 1/2 mile?    I've been in just about every airport in the country and this has to be one of the longer treks (with no moving sidewalks).

 

I'm reasonably in shape and not complaining, but I can see why some of the couch potatoes in the area may choose to stay in their car and drive themselves down to CAK for "conveeeeeenience." 

 

 

 

 

GoogleEarth measures it as about 3,300 feet or 0.62 mile.


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I'm reasonably in shape and not complaining, but I can see why some of the couch potatoes in the area may choose to stay in their car and drive themselves down to CAK for "conveeeeeenience."  H

 

Just depended on where i was going. Sometimes Hopkins was a better option. Sometimes, CAK was.

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Last night I landed at the furthest United C gate possible, out on the "lollipop" C24.  I should have turned on the "steps" on my phone: 

 

C 24 to baggage claim (now accessible only through the B checkpoint exit).

 

B checkpoint exit down the escalators to the right all the way to the end, bag claim 10 for United from ORD.

 

Then walked the opposite direction all the way back to door 2 where my ride was waiting (since the doors for United baggage are all closed). 

 

I'd say a good 1/2 mile?    I've been in just about every airport in the country and this has to be one of the longer treks (with no moving sidewalks).

 

Sometimes when I arrive a little early for a flight, I like to take a little walk around the airport.  If I have a long layover somewhere, it's also something I like to do at other airports, too.  CLE is a little easier to do this at than some since it isn't often very crowded unless it's a morning flight.  I miss being able to include Concourse D in the walk; when it was open, that walk was over a mile and was good exercise at a brisk pace, especially when you take the stairs instead of the escalator getting to and from the tunnel.  I miss Concourse D... I liked eating at Gordon Biersch or Obrycki's over there. 

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Last night I landed at the furthest United C gate possible, out on the "lollipop" C24.  I should have turned on the "steps" on my phone: 

 

C 24 to baggage claim (now accessible only through the B checkpoint exit).

 

B checkpoint exit down the escalators to the right all the way to the end, bag claim 10 for United from ORD.

 

Then walked the opposite direction all the way back to door 2 where my ride was waiting (since the doors for United baggage are all closed). 

 

I'd say a good 1/2 mile?    I've been in just about every airport in the country and this has to be one of the longer treks (with no moving sidewalks).

 

I'm reasonably in shape and not complaining, but I can see why some of the couch potatoes in the area may choose to stay in their car and drive themselves down to CAK for "conveeeeeenience." 

 

 

 

 

GoogleEarth measures it as about 3,300 feet or 0.62 mile.

 

I was close! :)

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I flew out of Pittsburgh last week for the first time in awhile. It has nearly the same # of passengers as Hopkins (in a smaller metro than NEO) and also lost a hub. However, while the main terminal and concourse are a bit dingy (with empty gates), the central mall/retail/restaurant portion that the airport train feeds passengers into - with a huge #  of shops, high ceilings, Bar Symon, etc - is sparkling, full of options and totally "big-city." It makes CLE look like a backwoods airfield.

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Cleveland Hopkins ranked as one of the country's best airports for wireless internet service

 

If you find yourself stuck for a while at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, take solace in this: Hopkins is one of the country’s best airports for wireless internet service. Business Insider breaks down some numbers from Root Metrics, which provides wireless carriers with measurements about how strong and fast their service is at various locations. Recently, Root Metrics tested how reliable the cellular internet should be at any given airport.

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Cleveland Hopkins ranked as one of the country's best airports for wireless internet service

 

If you find yourself stuck for a while at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, take solace in this: Hopkins is one of the country’s best airports for wireless internet service. Business Insider breaks down some numbers from Root Metrics, which provides wireless carriers with measurements about how strong and fast their service is at various locations. Recently, Root Metrics tested how reliable the cellular internet should be at any given airport.

 

See?  It's not ALL bad news.

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I get so frustrated with the airports that only give you 30 free minutes of WiFi. And that's after watching some ad.

 

I think O'Hare and Charlotte are among them :|

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I think O'Hare and Charlotte are among them :|

 

Charlotte is an annoying airport.  The only airport I have ever been to with bathroom attendants.  It's a transportation terminal, not a nightclub!

 

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I think O'Hare and Charlotte are among them :|

 

Charlotte is an annoying airport.  The only airport I have ever been to with bathroom attendants.  It's a transportation terminal, not a nightclub!

 

 

It's probably due to all those GOPers who've been getting in trouble in bathrooms! lol. (sorry bad joke. Couldn't help it!)

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O Hare is annoying.  Im absolutely shocked that in 2016, not every airport has chargers at every seat and wifi throughout....and that every airplane doesn't have the same.  I am glad CLE offers free wifi and yes I do notice it.

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I think O'Hare and Charlotte are among them :|

 

Charlotte is an annoying airport.  The only airport I have ever been to with bathroom attendants.  It's a transportation terminal, not a nightclub!

 

 

 

I stil don't see the benefit of the Charlotte hub anymore. Philly, DC, Miami and Charlotte on the East Coast for American. The other 3 cities are much better gateways than Charlotte. I would not be surprised to see that airport dramatically shrink in the coming years with the other East Coast hubs.

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Anyone know what CLE landing fees are, and how they compare to other airports currently?

 

The last time I read about it I remember that we had some of the highest in the nation, just wondering if we had brought ours down, or if other airports have increased theirs, making ours more competitive

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I hope it is Charlotte

 

I think it's more likely to be Philly than Charlotte.  CLT actually has gained passengers since the merger, it is cheaper and easier to operate and would be easier to modify/expand than PHL.  I could see them drawing down PHL a bit, but I doubt they would eliminate it.  CLT is not likely to shrink.

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CLE-PDX starts today.  Really hope this one has legs...as well as seattle and that the seasonals to Portland and seattle stagger days of the week so we can get to the Pacific NW on almost any day of the week.  Planning on using that route as soon as possible

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CLE-PDX starts today.  Really hope this one has legs...as well as seattle and that the seasonals to Portland and seattle stagger days of the week so we can get to the Pacific NW on almost any day of the week.  Planning on using that route as soon as possible

 

PDX = Portland, Or.

 

I don't believe Cleve-Portland was ever flown by a regular carrier until United did it three summers ago. I think it's a sign the UA flight did well for Frontier to decide to take a stab at this.

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My wife and I are using the new Frontier CLE-->SFO service in June for an anniversary trip.  The ticket specials when the routes were announced were incredible!  I wonder if this will lead to any change in UA's SFO flights... since the F9 flight isn't daily, I think United might leave theirs intact, but they may drop the price a little. 

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Frontier Airlines launches Cleveland-to-Portland route, has more destinations from Hopkins than every airline but one

 

Frontier Airlines launches service this afternoon to Portland, Oregon, the 21st market the carrier has flown from Cleveland Hopkins in the past two years.

 

Not every route has worked. At least six destinations -- including New York City, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale -- didn't perform well enough for the airline to continue service.

 

But Frontier keeps trying -- adding and subtracting and then adding some more.

 

"They're very agile. They aren't wed to bad decisions," said airline industry analyst Robert Mann. "They quickly see where things don't mature the way they predicted, and they move those assets."

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Aerozone Alliance working to entice businesses around NASA Glenn, Hopkins

http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2016/04/aerozone_alliance_formed_to_encourage_economic_development_by_nasa_glenn_and_hopkins.html

 

Planning starting for 'cleveland aerotropolis'

 

Positive news, except for the fact that it's news.  How does this org not already exist?  We should pursue aerospace development at least as much as we pursue biotech.  We're big in aerospace now, but we used to be bigger and we could be again.

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Finally, United is updating their gate stands/displays.  I guess for the convention, they didn't want to look like a third class operation.

 

They've installed the first one at gate C29, and they've staged several stands and display monitors near gate 19.

 

The new customer service center is small!  It's probably the correct size for their operation now.  Makes me wonder what they are going to do with that space.

 

Lastly, they got rid of that car rental stuff which was in gate C2.  I'm sure they don't intend on leaving that empty, so I'm curious what will end up there.

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Is there anyway to see how flights are peforming?  Perhaps MD88 knows?  Im interested to see how month 1 has gone for Frontiers non stop flights to PDX and SFO.  I want to retain as many west coast non stops as possible

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Is there anyway to see how flights are peforming?  Perhaps MD88 knows?  Im interested to see how month 1 has gone for Frontiers non stop flights to PDX and SFO.  I want to retain as many west coast non stops as possible

 

I second this; I will be flying on their SFO nonstop in a couple of weeks.  I'm curious what kind of load factors there are.

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Is there anyway to see how flights are peforming?  Perhaps MD88 knows?  Im interested to see how month 1 has gone for Frontiers non stop flights to PDX and SFO.  I want to retain as many west coast non stops as possible

 

He's a Delta pilot. How would he know?

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