Crowded roads make it difficult get to
Several various checkpoints could be established throughout
the city. Everything would not be congested in one area, and the traffic
wouldn't be so bad. When the different check-in areas were a little more
spread out, instead of just one in one building, and there are more,
there won't be as much traffic. The process would be like a company,
and there would be
several different check-in areas, all controlled by the same airport.
Parking would be easier because there aren't so many cars in the same
spot. The various check-in locations would be located throughout the
city so people could also get there faster (the check-in locations).
For flight cancels or other serious delays there would be a small hotel
businessman or others who have to wait. This system would also need
a way of transportation from these check-in locations. A monorail,
shuttle, or tram would transport the people to the airport. This would
not include the people
saying good-bye or picking someone up, for all of that would take place
at the check-in location. The people flying (passengers) and other
working there would be the ones who take the shuttle. The airport would
also need to
be farther out and away from the city. Land around it needs to be purchased
so it can expand. The Denver, Colorado Airport has moved its location
farther out and purchased land around it. A tram also takes them from
a farther parking lot to the airport itself. This inspired some of
my ideas. However, the airport in this system would need to ONLY be
a place of taking
off and landing and other airplane activities. Everything else would
take place at the check-in point. This would cause less traffic and
more room for airplanes to land and take off.
At the airport, flights are often delayed. Current runways
and air system can't handle the growing number of people and goods that
need to travel by air.
First of all, flight delays don't have to be delayed.
To understand what I mean, I'll give you an example. If I say I'll
be somewhere at 6:30, but I'm always late, if I say I'll show up from
6:30 to 6:45, I'll be on time. Same goes for airplanes. Weather can not
be controlled and so we need a broad time span for planes to show up.
Faster airplanes would also help if they are needed. The signs at airports
that show the flight and delay times need to be more accessible. They
should be posted on an internet site. Your flight number, given to you
in your conformation e-mail, should give you access to whether or not
your flight is delayed, on time, or expected to get there early. We also
need more flights in the nighttime. Very few people want to fly in the
night, even though all they do is sleep! The easy way to do this is to
first, encourage in it flyers or other advertisements to help people
realize how much easier it is flying in the night with less lines. That
would also be great if there were offered discount prices for late night/
early morning flights. This would especially encourage people to fly
in the night and then daytime congestion in flying would lessen.
We need a new system of air ports. Since the airports would be located
in remote areas (as explained earlier) they would have room to expand.
There needs to be four separate terminals in a smaller airport and
more terminals would be needed for larger ones. There would be one
terminal for each as follows:
A people terminal- in this terminal shuttles would
arrive and leave while dropping people off. This would provide an
arrival spot for pre-boarding the airplane. Overpass walkways would
connect to the other terminals so that people arriving could go to
the people terminal and so that the people taking off could go to
the separate terminals.
A landing terminal- The airport needs to be built
in a certain way for this terminal system to work (see below blueprint)
to land, it is easier to land while the wind is blowing towards you.
The "reception runways" would be mostly in the direction
that wind blows, so then they could land easier. This would also
include a refueling area for planes.
A second landing terminal could be used if planes
got really congested and would have the same functions as the other
Take off Terminal- This final terminal would consist
of a place for the baggage carriers and flight attendants to arrive
as well as pilots. The people terminal would connect to this. It
would include major runways to take off in the direction of the wind,
as well as a few in the other directions for if the wind changes.