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What Airport Will Be Renamed Obama Int'l?  
User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3627 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

We were talking about why IDL would be named JFK over other US airports in another thread. Someone pointed out that IAH is now George Bush. Also, DCA is Ronald Reagan and GRR is Gerald Fold.

I would imagine that upon completion of his term(s), that President Obama will have an airport named after him as he is the first African American President of the US. Likely candidates are ORD, MDW, and/or HNL.

My bet is O'hare.

Please no politics here. Let's keep it to speculating on which if any airport(s) will be named after our first black President.

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User currently offlinetropical77W From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

Obama - O'Hare, it sounds alike.
Will Dubya get an airport? I would imagine it would probably be DFW or AUS.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15835 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter):
My bet is O'hare.

I doubt it, since it is already named for Butch O'Hare. I can't think of anywhere off the top of my head where an airport already named for someone was later renamed after someone else.



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6171 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6769 times:
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
doubt it, since it is already named for Butch O'Hare. I can't think of anywhere off the top of my head where an airport already named for someone was later renamed after someone else.

There would be a huge politcal conflict there too. To think of removing the name of a war hero and replacing with somebody who never served would be an outrage to many on either side of the politcal fence. A terminal named after him would be one thing, but not the entire airport.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6759 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2):
I doubt it, since it is already named for Butch O'Hare. I can't think of anywhere off the top of my head where an airport already named for someone was later renamed after someone else.

In the thread about JFK Int'l, someone posted that the airport was originally named "New York Int'l - Anderson Field" after a WWI General.

I wonder if you'd see a joint name like ATL, which is now Hartsfield-Jackson Int'l. But I don't see O'Hare being completely removed from ORD name.


Quoting tropical77W (Reply 1):
Will Dubya get an airport? I would imagine it would probably be DFW or AUS.
AUS won't be renamed unless it is jointly named. Austin is officially known as Austin-Bergstorm Int'l. AUS originally was a joint civil airport & military base with Bergstrom AFB. The base was named for Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, the first resident of Austin to be killed in World War II (killed on December 8th, 1941 at Clark Field in the Philippines).


What major airports are named for politicians?
Off the top of my head, I know:
ANC (Sen. Ted Stevens)
DCA (Pres. Reagan)
IAD (Sec. Dulles)
JFK (Pres. Kennedy)
LGA (Mayor La Guardia)
GRR (President Ford)
ATL (Mayor Hartsfield and Mayor Jackson)
CLT (Mayor Douglas)
DAY (Gov. Cox of Ohio)
Springfield, IL (Pres. Lincoln)
Johnstown, PA (Rep. Murtha)

[Edited 2010-04-28 15:26:03]

User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6736 times:

Well, so far there is no Bill Clinton airport, so it isn't necessarily a given that every modern president is now entitled to have an airport named after him or her. Off the top of my head, if I were to wake up in the future and someone told me there was a Barack Obama International Airport I would guess that it was in Honolulu. I have been to Hawaii a couple of times since Obama was elected president and many people in Hawaii are very proud that their state's native son has become president. Never mind that Obama attended college and law school on the east coast and that he made his political career in Illinois; for many people in Hawaii it is a source of pride that someone born in the fiftieth state, a state located on a series of remote islands in the Pacific Ocean at that, is now President of the United States. Obviously the pride is not universal in Hawaii, but it is unlike the pride that would be felt by the residents of one of the states on the mainland if a native son of that state became president, even if it was a state not known for producing presidents such as Arkansas (to return to the Bill Clinton theme with which I began this post).

User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 3005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6707 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter):
My bet is O'Hare.

Chicago O'Bama International Airport

...keeping the Irishness in there  



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User currently onlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

HNL/OGG/LIH maybe?

Little Rock/Bill Clinton International? lol

Memphis/Al Gore international? lol even better.



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User currently offlinerw717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6688 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
What major airports are named for politicians?
Off the top of my head, I know:
ANC (Sen. Ted Stevens)
DCA (Pres. Reagan)
IAD (Sec. Dulles)
JFK (Pres. Kennedy)
LGA (Mayor La Guardia)
GRR (President Ford)
ATL (Mayor Hartsfield and Mayor Jackson)
CLT (Mayor Douglas)
DAY (Gov. Cox of Ohio)
Springfield, IL (Pres. Lincoln)
Johnstown, PA (Rep. Murtha)

LAS (Senator Pat McCarran)
RNO used to be Reno Cannon Int'l Airport after Senator Howard Cannon, but now is Reno/Tahoe Int'l Airport



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User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6674 times:

Well MIA still isnt named after anyone   

User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

I would bet HNL, has no name and he was born there so it should be named after him. And while we are at it, instead of Little Rock National Adams Field, it should be Little Rock William Jefferson Clinton Field.


Regards,

Chepos



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23306 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6619 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
What major airports are named for politicians?

Not exactly your question, I realize, but how about overseas? The major trends overseas seem to be places (Ezeiza, Narita, Heathrow) or aviators (Arturo Merino Benitez, Jorge Chavez). Of course, we see the latter trend in the States too (O'Hare, Lambert, Mitchell). The only airport overseas I can think of that is named for a politician is CDG.



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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6611 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 11):
The only airport overseas I can think of that is named for a politician is CDG.

Check out Mexico:

Mexico City (MEX): Benito Juarez International Airport
Puerto Vallarta (PVR): Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport
Mazatlan (MZT): General Rafael Buelna International Airport
Ciudad Juarez (CJS): Abraham González International Airport
Guadalajara (GDL): Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport
Tijuana (TIJ): General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport
Acapulco (ACA): General Juan N Alvarez International Airport
Toluca (TLC): Adolfo Lopez Mateos International Airport

among others. And that is just a short list; there are many more.


User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6598 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 11):
The only airport overseas I can think of that is named for a politician is CDG.

Aside from Mexico (see my previous post), in Europe there is:

Munich (MUC): Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
Istanbul (IST): Ataturk International Airport

In Canada:

Toronto (YYZ): Lester Pearson International Airport

[Edited 2010-04-28 20:03:22]

User currently offlineB727fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6587 times:

Quoting rw717 (Reply 8):
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
What major airports are named for politicians?
Off the top of my head, I know:
ANC (Sen. Ted Stevens)
DCA (Pres. Reagan)
IAD (Sec. Dulles)
JFK (Pres. Kennedy)
LGA (Mayor La Guardia)
GRR (President Ford)
ATL (Mayor Hartsfield and Mayor Jackson)
CLT (Mayor Douglas)
DAY (Gov. Cox of Ohio)
Springfield, IL (Pres. Lincoln)
Johnstown, PA (Rep. Murtha)

LAS (Senator Pat McCarran)
RNO used to be Reno Cannon Int'l Airport after Senator Howard Cannon, but now is Reno/Tahoe Int'l Airport

IAH (Pres. G.H.W. Bush)


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23306 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6586 times:

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 13):
In Canada:

Also YUL (Trudeau)

...and elsewhere

MGA (Augusto Sandino)
SJU (Luiz Munoz Marin)
UIO (Mariscal Sucre - though he wasn't an Ecuadorian politician)



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6555 times:

Quoting B727fan (Reply 14):

Can't believe I forgot IAH.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 15):

And don't forget Baghdad. Used to be "Saddam Hussein Int'l" haha. And aren't a lot of the airports in Saudi named after members of the royal family?

Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 13):
Istanbul (IST): Ataturk International Airport

Seeing as how I flew into that airport less than two years ago, I should have remembered that one.

Quoting chepos (Reply 10):
I would bet HNL, has no name and he was born there so it should be named after him.

I think the HNL Airport should be named after someone who's history is more important to the Hawaiian islands. I'm not trying to say Obama isn't important, but I think there are many more people who have had a larger impact on the Hawaiian islands than Obama, such Queen Liliuokalani.

Quoting chepos (Reply 10):
And while we are at it, instead of Little Rock National Adams Field, it should be Little Rock William Jefferson Clinton Field.

I doubt you will see LIT change its name in honor of Bill Clinton. My guess is if the local authorities haven't done so by now, they're not going to name an airport after a president that was impeached.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23306 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

I also thought of WDH (Hosea Kutako - not quite a politician but sort of a freedom fighter).


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months ago) and read 6327 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 11):
Not exactly your question, I realize, but how about overseas?

Not exactly a big airport, but PBM is named after a former Surinamese prime minister.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6285 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter):
or HNL.

This is my bet for Obama but he still has some time.

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 9):
Well MIA still isnt named after anyone

I always wondered why, it does have the name Wilcox Field. Not sure what that is named after I always thought the founder of Miami Julia Tuttle should have the airport, all she has is a causeway that has no sign of her or anything yet she is the reason Miami is not a swamp int he everglades right now.



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User currently offlineJettaKnight From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

I suspect by the time Obama is done, he'll have named all of the airports after himself.  

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 16):
they're not going to name an airport after a president that was impeached.

No, Nixon was removed from office, Clinton just had a sorry attempt of impeachment by his political enemies. I am sure these attempts will happen to more Presidents from now on seeing how devided the USA is. Would any small and useless attempt result in a failed and respectless presidency? Is GW Bush now regarded as a superior president because he was not impeached unlike Bill?
I think a factor is more that for instance Reagan and Ford were retired by the time they got an airport, while Bill and especially his wife are still active. What if Hillary messes up things big time, people will hate having an airport named after her husband. I am sure Bill gets one eventually. Does Carter have one? His presidency wasn't anything to write home about but his post presidency work made him almost a Saint. And Ford has one !
(edited because I first thought 'impeached' meant removed from office, I only checked it after I wrote that)

[Edited 2010-05-01 01:30:28]

[Edited 2010-05-01 01:34:52]


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23306 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6107 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 21):
No, Nixon was removed from office,

Nixon resigned, actually.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 21):
No, Nixon was removed from office, Clinton just had a sorry attempt of impeachment by his political enemies.

Nixon resigned and was never impeached. Only two Presidents have been impeached - Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. No President has been removed from office.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 21):
Does Carter have one?

Yes, in Americus, GA. It has no commercial service though, and in 2006 saw about 15 movements a day - mostly general aviation with a couple military flights. (Probably training flights doing touch n' go's).


User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6088 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):

But he would be just the person to effect such a change...he is the annointed one...

Quoting JettaKnight (Reply 20):

Perfect!...
     


25 alwaysontherun : Don´t know what the new airport will be called. Jose Joaquin de Olmedo, Guayaquil (GYE)………an Ecuadorian politician, which replaced the all tim
26 Viscount724 : Apart from YYZ and YUL, other Canadian airports named for politicians or similar: Ottawa (YOW), for Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minist
27 gocaps16 : Gary, IL Gary-Barack Obama Regional Airport....hehehe...imagine his name at a Regional or Municipal airfield.[Edited 2010-05-02 04:51:32]
28 Super80DFW : I think MDW should be renamed after Mr. Obama since it's from his home state and city.
29 gatorfan : I can think of no more appropriate airport for this President than the Moscow Obama-Sheremetyevo international airport.
30 Post contains images PlymSpotter : An interesting oddity along the same subject: The main road from Tbilisi to the Airport was named George W Bush street in his honor, along with lots o
31 QatarA340 : Nairobi Obama International! hahaha since its where his father is from!
32 greggarious : My God, I can't imagine anything worse. Politics aside (for what it's worth, I worked on his campaign), taking the name of a Navy Medal of Honor reci
33 Post contains images soon7x7 : Reminds me of the time pre 9/11 in ISP (NY) when the then, town supervisor, Pete Macgowen was going to propose a $50,000.00 fine on aircraft arriving
34 Post contains images Cubsrule : Believe it or not, I don't know that there's the political will in Chicago to get it done. Chicago isn't Atlanta in this regard, and never has been.
35 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : How about "Dan Marino Int'l"
36 Post contains images steex : I would suggest David Caruso International, but in compromise, how about just CSI: Miami International? Everyone is required to take off sunglasses a
37 Bongodog1964 : According to the far right conspiracy theorists, his own home town as well !!!!!
38 GrinddalCPH : I kinda like that the states name airports after politicians! My home Airport Copenhagen is SOO Boring, its named Kastrup after the suburb its located
39 Post contains images L410Turbolet : I suppose you actually meant named after people "under the influence"...? Naming airports after people "famous" for kicking a ball around seems like
40 Post contains images GrinddalCPH : HAHA, well I suppose naming an airport after a Dead manic-depressive alcoholic, does not send a good message, But he was a BIG Icon in NI, an importa
41 PacNWjet : As in Liverpool John Lennon Airport?
42 L410Turbolet : Ummm, no. I have nothing against Vaclav Havel (and I am sure he would be the first to object any such idea), but he is a politican and given our rece
43 isitsafenow : Try New Orleans. Obama will have an airport named after him somewhere in Hawaii. Any takers here? safe
44 Post contains images GrinddalCPH : Exactly mate, that is such an awesome name in my opinion! I see your point mate, I really do, and I understand, but in a Country Like Denmark, with a
45 Wroord : How about Mumbasa? But seriously probably none.
46 kriso : Hasn't CPH removed Kastrup as it's name and is now known officially as Copenhagen Airport, like MMX recently removed it's Sturup and is now called Ma
47 bjorn14 : MBA was my first choice but it was already named after Daniel arap Koi (fmr. Kenyan pres.) so my bet would be HNL
48 Post contains images Viscount724 : One problem with Schiphol is that it's so often spelled incorrectly, without the last H.
49 love2009iah : My best guess would be HNL. HNL Barack Oboma Int'l Airport
50 B6A322 : I'm going to venture and guess that If it were in fact a joint name for ORD it would be: Barack H. Obama Chicago O'Hare International Airport (now tr
51 RyanairGuru : MBA is spelt Mombasa, and yes it is already named after Moi. Similarly it is Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport so Kenya is definitely out. Is Midway named
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