As a resident of Edmonton who often has to travel to Calgary for business the commute to the airport from downtown or any further north is excessive. Frankly when you include the extra time you have to build in for check-in and security it is faster to take the Red Arrow bus service from downtown Edmonton to Calgary northside then take their shuttle to the Calgary airport. The busses are confortable have free wireless internet and plug-ins and there is no need to deal with the miserable Air Canada agents and steward(ess) staff. If I cannot get a direct flight from Edmonton to my destination I prefer taking the bus to Calgary as it is much less troublesome to catch the flight in Calgary. EIA the local airport authority is trying their damndest to completely close the Edmonton City Centre Airport which is much more convenient for business and personal commuter travel from both Calgary and northern Canada forcing people to pay exorbitant taxi fees and spend excessive time in both travel and waiting time. Very poor service yet expensive for an underserviced location with lousy parking and pickup facilities.