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Good evening. As a recent passenger arrival and a resident of Sydney, my wife and I were appalled that we could not ascertain/find directions to the shuttle bus to "Park & Pay" building on the periphery of the Airport. Your wandering attendants had no idea; NO signage. We were tired, it was late, and eventually found out that Park & pay are not allowed to erect signage. GREAT STUFF. How dumb is this. We found the bus boarding site - eventually, after walking from one end of airport to the other. How the hell are overseas strangers going to find their way around ??? Don't worry about them. They'll be gone soon !!!
Next - Sydney Airport is (or should) be the GATEWAY to Australia. What a miserable, boring looking place it is. Why? It's merely a commercial venture. NOTHING to make overseas or interstate visitors feel - this place is so beautiful. Weeds all over the place - not a flowering shrub/garden in sight. Have alook at Changi, Singapore etc. & others.
Smarten yourselves up and make this boring airport a bit more 'user' friendly, that we Australians can be proud of.
Or don't you care?? Too busy pocketing obscene salaries? Over to you.
Anthony Williams. - firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a cold windy rainy day in the early 70's
I had never seen a Jumbo land but it was clear he was landing LONG!
So long he ran off end of runway and nearly got in a fight with airport fuel lines!
I think USA pilot was given a ticket home.
Anyone have any additional info or an old photo from Sydney herald.
PS now live in the land of Boeing namely Seattle.
This airport is not very well planned because of how the terminals are to far apart, and airport is very close to the city which is good and bad.
I live fairly close by, walking down the street to the beach I can see the main runway 34L which is reclaimed on Botany Bay, I drive next to it every morning going to work (actually, in the airport tunnel under the runways) and my job is so close to the airport that the building is shaking when heavies e.g 747 are on very short final on runway 25 - so close you can almost touch the aircraft !
We get to see some interesting aircrafts land there now and then. Indeed there were quite a few of us to watch the A380 land here for the first time almost two years ago.
A pity we never get to land into wind!