Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sky Harbor International Airport


That airplane I featured yesterday was headed here.  This is another telephoto shot taken from a very great distance.  We can only see one terminal here and the airport currently has 3 active terminals.  It's a very busy place, believe me, I spent a lot of time here in the 90's.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

I remember the first time I flew in to Phoenix sometime in the 1960s. The airport didn't look anything like this then. They didn't even have those jetways that tunnel you into the terminal. Nope, it was straight down the stairs right onto the tarmac. It was summer and that concrete must have been 180 degrees. I thought I was going to faint right then and there! Actually, it was what was then called Terminal 1, which ceased to exist many years ago! Those mountains still look the same though. Isn't it wonderful that the most important things never change?

Lowell said...

The last time I was in that airport was in 1964! But I always liked it. Of course, it was probably a bit smaller then.

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Kate said...

Haven't flown into Phoenix since the '60's and I imagine I would be totally surprised at the changes~

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember the old Terminal 1. It reminded me of a bus station. Terminal 4 is huge, yet convenient. Having a 9-level parking garage on top of the terminal means you can reach your car with only an elevator ride, not a long walk, if you are willing to pay the $20 per day short term parking rate.

Magpie said...

Lots of changes have happened over the years.

Jarart said...

I remember back in the early 70's, we would go park at the fence by the end of the runway and watch the jets take off right over our heads. I would bet you can't do that anymore.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like it would be a busy airport Sharon, quite a few planes lined up there ready to take off.

Teresa said...

Flown in and out of this one twice---NOW I'm here to stay!

T. Becque said...

Oh I've been here many times on many happy travels! :)

RedPat said...

I love this shot! The hills in the background are wonderful.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I am heading there this weekend. Yeeha! Flying definitely ain't as fun as it used to be though. Sometimes I watch that new TV show called Pan Am just to remember how glamorous it was.

Regina K said...

Great telephoto lens you have. Great shot, it has been since the 90's since I have been to Phoenix.

Randy said...

I remember when terminal 1 was the only one out there.

Thérèse said...

Yes airports are not anymore what they were. My last most enjoyable flight was the first direct flight between London and Phoenix. What a treat!
But it is still a very well organised airport compared to others. And this "cell parking lot" is another treat that we use all the time.

JM said...

Love that background!