Those are also probably fairly flat, escalators have the issue of things potentially getting stuck in the grooves. Crocs were an issue.When I was a kid I thought if you didn’t get off in time you would get sucked into the machine. I was always jumping to get off them
i agree they are problematic. It’s not unusual to see people at the entrance struggling to time the step on.
on the other hand at the Toronto airport the moving sidewalks slow right down to get on and off and then they speed up to walking pace
Our local Sport Chek took over an old Sears in the neighbouring mall after Sears Canada packed it in. It was a two-storey Sears with an escalator. Instead of making Sport Chek two stories, they put Sport Chek on the ground floor and put an Atmosphere (the outdoor store that is also owned by Canadian Tire) upstairs. So you only had to ride the escalator if you needed to go from one store to the other (and you could also do that by going out to the mall and using an elevator or stairs).Especially odd at places like Sport Chek
Pearson Terminal 2 sprawls so much now, I can't think of another way to get around there. You could probably lose a few pounds just getting to your gate without those moving sidewalks.The Toronto ones are ridged like escalators, not sure why as it is always a pain with heels and stuff. But in big airports it helps. Hated having to run through Heathrow before moving sidewalks. I might still run but at least the sidewalk is helping
Yeah, these huge airports are getting nutty in that regard. I almost prefer small airports like the ones in a lot of developing world resort areas (Holguin, Cuba has a nice little airport, but we also got access to the premium lounge there via a tour we took so that may be skewing my feelings a bit).The last time I flew I was nearly defeated by the amount of walking required!