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Worst Airport to be stuck at

by web-administrator (September, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Ugh) Stuck in this horrible place, boyfriend and i were resting with our backs to the wall in the upper level and were told by security that's not allowed upstairs, even though I later saw other people doing it with no issue. It's now 1 am and there are two employees 'working' on the hydraulic lift doing what I can only understand as decorating, while reversing constantly. In reverse the lift makes an ear splitting beeping as it backs up, great in a loud place but there are probably less than 30 people in this whole airport, including employees. When I asked how long they'd be and what they were doing they said, 'working all night.' I watched them go up, point at things, climb down and rearrange garbage bins on the floor... sooo.... it's a little bit more than mildly infuriating. No other staff around to ask/beg for quiet. Since its all open concept it's shrieking even in the bathrooms. Been here since 7 pm and they just started now. Really? The only other passengers here are sleeping or leaving... rude af. Oh and they close the 'lounge' area at 10 pm, reopens at 3 am. Benches aren't the worst but pretty sucky to sleep on and I've been homeless sleeping on cardboard that was more comfortable. Not impressed.

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Really decent airport

by web-administrator (June, 2015)


Where: Landside
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(Guest Review) Slept on landside because I was too cheap for a hotel. It's a small airport, and new. Pros: free wifi, clean, generally deserted, and no sketch people wandering in in middle of the night. safe (which i can't say for the city) Cons: nothing's open, and airside closes around midnight. security WILL kick you out. tim hortons opens around 5 or 6am, i believe, but nothing before that.

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Richardsons designers need a slap

by MTL_scott (July, 2015)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Clean and bright
Cons: no loungable, layoverable comfortable pre-security seating, rare plug-ins


July 8th, yesterday I was delayed 15 minutes too long by, what was called an upper atmosphere lightning alarms.This made me miss my connection to Saskatoon.Westjet pleasantly rebooked me to winnipeg where I would sleep and then get a morning flight. Ok, I can deal with sleeping in less than ideal situations. I really can't deal with Winnipeg's new airport. I was made to totally exit the post-security area where there are numerous couches and benches to the pre-security area where there are some individual-seat benches layed out around the perimeter of the building. Not comfortable due to the sectional style, possibly designed to prevent sleeping. So I looked for a carpeted area I could possible tuck away to, the only place with carpeting is right beside the luggage merry-go rounds. I scouted for outlets, literally only finding two, only one of which was anywhere near a bench. To top it all off the lights are full on stadium strength throughout the place, in addition over-loud 'light rock' music stations piped in all night, making any sleep a tough proposition. Post-security my rant against the place continues as far as outlets go. You would think we are in the 80's in terms of power accessibility.There are two seatless stands with power outlets and a few random spots, but for a brand new airport..wtf. Long story short. winnipeg awesome city, the designers for the new airport need to have a mandatory sleep in an airport and own a device before being allowed to touch design software again.

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If your layover is overnight you are not allowed to stay

by web-administrator (January, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Bobasha) I have never been to a major airport that kicks people out on layovers overnight but ywg does. You have to leave the secure area and risk sleeping by doors directly to outside. As a solo traveler i find this unsafe. Don't route through here overnight if you can help it. air Canada does not tell you this.

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Winnipeg airport disappointing

by web-administrator (March, 2015)


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(Guest Review) What a disappointment for a new facility. No where to put down your coffee in seating areas, baggage checking requires you to carry your luggage to a belt far away from the agents (dumb design) few places to rest comfortably between connections they could do better

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