What can you say about this desperate and sleazily expedient airport booster crowd?
Because we’ve been promoting for the last six months the idea that our current Burbank Airport terminal has an old-fashioned stairway boarding procedure that people everywhere apparently just love to death — and thus shouldn’t be torn down in our view, for this and about a dozen other good reasons not to — all of a sudden the local terminal replacement fans are trying to claim that their proposed new facility will be just the same!
This despite the fact that Burbank’s admittedly antiquated (but still quite charming and useful) stairway access has long been reviled by this same exact crowd, and has for years been cited as one of the prime reasons why this “seriously dated” airport of ours needs to be replaced. And pronto.
So don’t believe them. It ain’t gonna happen. You’re gonna get ramp tunnels and walkway accordions just like every other “modern” airport if you vote this dumb plan through. You’re not going to be waiting on the tarmac next to a bunch of metal stairs. Not for $400 million. And because the city’s suddenly discovered “beloved rear boarding” is dependent upon stairways and nothing else, that ain’t gonna happen either.
How many other airports have double accordion or tunnel access into their waiting planes? How many have rear de-planing?
Think about it. You’re being lied to folks. They’re doing whatever it takes to win.