Fare thee well, storied airport terminal names

  • Article by: SUZANNE ZIEGLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 22, 2010 - 9:58 PM

The signs they are a changin' - airport signs, that is.

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socialismsuxFeb. 22, 10 8:43 PM

Not that I care for anything to do with anything that has the name "humphrey" on it -- but this is just another sad waste of money paid for by airline ticket fees (through the MAC). And in less than 6 months - when it's found out that a greater percent of people get confused by airport 1 & 2 and what that means -- they'll add a bunch of additional signs at great expense. Idiots

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aimbodenFeb. 22, 10 9:02 PM

1 is the big one. 2 is the small one. Crazy concept, I know.

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philduranFeb. 22, 10 9:04 PM

While I get the sense I would likely disagree with "socialismsux" on a wide, wide array of issues, I have to agree with him on this one.

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pissedoff3Feb. 22, 10 9:08 PM

This is a colossal waste of money and it won't help a thing. The MAC never bothered to find out why travelers were having trouble determining what terminal they needed to be at. Here's a clue: Itineraries printed from Travelocity or Expedia didn't say anything about which terminal to use. I visit the airport fairly often and have, on several occasions, been asked by someone if I knew which terminal they needed. Each time, I checked their itinerary and found that it said NOTHING about which terminal to use. Does the MAC really think people will find it easier to differentiate 1 and 2, as opposed to Lindbergh and Humphrey? It won't make a bit of difference if their travel itineraries don't tell them from which terminal their plane will depart.

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vanillacoke7Feb. 22, 10 9:13 PM

Congrats, now we have nameless terminals.

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skipmachFeb. 22, 10 9:22 PM

Lindbergh tip: Come on time-90 minutes before departure. Humphrey tip: Use the free light rail if you've gone to the wrong terminal. Oops. That's probably too confusing to people. Please rename these to Tip#1 and Tip#2 :-) Can someone from MAC please mail me my $2.2 million check for making things less confusing?

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hturnquiFeb. 22, 10 9:29 PM

Quote:"Airport officials have stressed that the project's cost will be borne by airport revenue -- not tax dollars." Sorry bunky but ALL MAC dollars, regardless of source, are public dollars.

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gage_egagFeb. 22, 10 9:43 PM

They can't list both names of the terminal because "rules limit the number of characters on highway signs." But on some of the permanent signs they will list the airlines that fly out of them. Hmmm Humphrey has 8 characters, Lindbergh has 9, American 8, Sun Country 10. If there are too many characters for both terminal names why do letters count differently for airline names?

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notforjoeighFeb. 22, 10 9:54 PM

The terminal names will be long lost memory a few years from now.

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jorgensonjoeFeb. 22, 1010:05 PM

Name terminal 1 the "Delta" terminal and terminal 2 "Everyone Else" terminal.

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