Face the challenge - organize and manage an airport! This exercise is not easy, demanding great skills and persistence. At the beginning you have enough...... more
Face the challenge - organize and manage an airport! This exercise is not easy, demanding great skills and persistence. At the beginning you have enough time to take care about the landed aircraft. Once the aircraft has been assigned to an airport gate workload will increase immensely and you will be under considerable strain. You have to steer all vehicles such as boarding stairs, baggage carts, fuel trucks etc. Even the maintenance crews are within your responsibility. For taking care of the ongoing flow of landing aircrafts you will get paid. Depending on your efficiency in fulfilling tasks without delay you will be able to hire workforce for vehicles and dedicated tasks at the gates. Based on your success the airport will slowly but surely move into an automated operation. Only who is planning tactical clever and forward looking will reach the goal - up to eight planes have to be handled simultaneously. Realistic announcements, rumbling engine sound as well as changing weather conditions create a fascinating atmosphere which is familiar to you from the airports all over the world. Features: All vehicles can be steered Automation of the airport is possible Authentic airport sound Up to eight gates must be serviced at the same time Changing weather conditions Detailed aircraft design
Advantages: Nice room and fab location Disadvantages: can be pricey
...The Radisson hotel at Manchester Airport is probably one of the more well known as it has now been there for quite some time and unlike a lot of others around the Airport, hasn't been bought out over the years and renamed. The hotel is set right in the heart of Manchester Airport so that all three terminals are easily accessible from it and it is easy spot if you are coming off of the motorway to...
Advantages: Breakfast was ok Disadvantages: not close to the airport, small rooms, smelled funny, shower doors broken
...I recently had to stay over night at Olso airport since our plane got in late at night and there were no flights to my final destination until the morning. We knew this in advance and had pre-booked a room via a discount hotel website.
We chose the Norlandia hotel since it was called ?Norlandia Oslo Airport Hotel? and therefore thought it was a good choice since it was close to the airport...
Advantages: Reasonable price, clean and comfortable, free taxi Disadvantages: Not at the airport
...Good value 'airport' hotel
When returning from a short break to Geneva just before Christmas we had to stay over in Newcastle as we had got the train to the airport and the flight times coming back meant that we would miss the last train home and have to stay over.
I was in charge of booking the hotel for this part of the trip and after a look on the internet I chose the Novotel Airport...