Aspen airport inconvenient by design |

Aspen airport inconvenient by design

Leonard Koppett, a New York Times reporter is to have said, “Whatever creates the most inconvenience for the most people must happen.” With that in mind, I am writing to remind all government entities involved with the restructuring and design of Aspen-Pitkin County Airport to make sure they follow Koppett’s law.

They must make sure the passenger drop-off and arrival pick-up areas are as far away as possible from the terminal; that parking lots likewise are moved farther away; and of course that all parking fees are increased; and free time allowed in the lots is cut to an absolute minimum — 10 minutes comes to mind. I congratulate the fine job everybody has done so far and it’s not going to take much more to adhere totally to Koppett. Sort of makes you wonder why O’Hare, LaGuardia, LAX, Washington Reagan, and Denver International Airport all have ignored Koppett and are infinitely more convenient than the Aspen airport.

Tom Korologos


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User