Going the distance at airports

Sometimes that walk – more often, that dash – between gates for a connectintg flight feels like a mile. Or more.

But how long is that walk really? And what is the longest distance a passenger would have to walk to make a connection at a U.S. airport?

With the help of airport record keepers and my brand new collapsible distance wheel, I’m working on finding that out.

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Want to help? Next time you’re at an airport and feel like getting some exercise, start your pedometer – or take out your collapsible distance wheel – and measure off the distance between the farthest gates in an airport.

No buses, no trams. Just walking. Let me know what you find out.