Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6629 times:
For my home airport, ATL, I'd drop of all of the name B.S. and rename the airport Atlanta International Airport. The name was already a mouthful when it was just Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, and adding the Jackson part made it even worse. The main terminal building would become the Hartsfield Terminal, and the new International Terminal would retain the name already given to it, the Jackson International Terminal. If and when the new South Terminal is ever built, I would name it the Candler Terminal (Candler Field was the original name for the airport).
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6604 times:
LAN...Magic Johnson Regional Airport
MBS...Dow Field(Dow Chemical owns a hunk of land around it)
MCI....Lamar Hunt International(formor owner of the Chiefs, did a lot for KC)
RSW...Sunshine International Airport(corny, isn't it?).....naw, keep it at Regional Southwest International ...
LAX....Johnny Carson International..(just Carson for short, like Kennedy in NYC
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LHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6595 times:
Quoting Thepilot (Reply 7): when are corporations going to start buying naming rights for airports?
complete with arrival p.a.s like: "Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Los Angeles International Airport, proudly sponsored by Aloitius Fischbeinsfahrraeder, MD - Breast Augmentation Specialist - "Be All The Woman You Can Be!" - ask about our competitive rates for men too! Bags will arrive on belt 4..."
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6577 times:
Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 6): RSW...Sunshine International Airport(corny, isn't it?).....naw, keep it at Regional Southwest International ...
Ahhhh, but it is actually named Southwest Florida International Airport!
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3): ATL, I'd drop of all of the name B.S. and rename the airport Atlanta International Airport
Exactly as I'd do the same for IAH....remove the reference to Bush even though it was named for George Herbert W. Bush (41) not (43) but just flat out sounds bad these days.......so rename it Intercontinental Airport Houston.
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HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6559 times:
HAJ : Amend by "Karl Jatho"
He was a local aviation pioneer; meanwhile he is getting honoured more and more, but adding his name to the present "Hannover - Langenhagen" would be the ultimate thing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Jatho
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40069 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6499 times:
Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 17): I would rename JFK back to Idlewild (IDL). John F. Kennedy was from Massachusetts, not New York. It just makes no sense. And besides, the word Idlewild has a nice sound to it.
Perhaps renaming it to Hillary Rodham Clinton International Airport.
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6483 times:
Ryanair has already "kindly" renamed FAO as Faro/Huelva even thought Huelva is 70 miles away!!
I wouldn't rename it anything, and totally agree with Srbmod. Some recent, IMHO, useless name amendments include LPL (John Lennon), JNB (already had a name but changed to O R Tambo), DSA (Robin Hood) and EMA (back to EMA from Nottingham EMA).
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.