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Re-name Your Local Airport To?  
User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8013 times:

There is talk in Scotland of proposing that the BAA change the name of Glasgow Airport to something more Internationally recognised, such as William Wallace International.

Edinburgh Airport was suggested as being re-named Harry Potter International and apparently a while back, London Heathrow could have been a candidate for Margaret Thatcher International.

Personally, I think the airports should remain named as they were originally known, Glasgow being Abottsinch and Edinburgh as Turnhouse and London as Heathrow.

If you had a choice of changing your local airport to another name, what would it be, or would you also prefer that the airport name remain unchanged?

-Alan

re: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5047909.html


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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8004 times:

I think renaming airports will only confuse people, especially an airport as well known a Heathrow.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8001 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Thread starter):
Edinburgh Airport was suggested as being re-named Harry Potter International

That would make it a laughing stock

Quoting 808TWA (Thread starter):
apparently a while back, London Heathrow could have been a candidate for Margaret Thatcher International.

 vomit  vomit 

I personally think that BUR should have been named George Burns Airport, as he pre-deceased Bob Hope and flew out of the airport at least as much. They could have even called it Burns-Allen Airport.



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11348 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7983 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Thread starter):
Personally, I think the airports should remain named as they were originally known



Quoting 808TWA (Thread starter):
If you had a choice of changing your local airport to another name, what would it be, or would you also prefer that the airport name remain unchanged?

Emphasizing 'un' in "unchanged," I would immediately remove "Reagan" from the titles of National Airport.



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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7977 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
That would make it a laughing stock

I agree completely, out of all the names which could represent the Capital City of Scotland, Harry Potter just doesn't cut it.

-Alan



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7973 times:

My home airport (Muscatine Municipal Airport - MUT) could probably be named after the Carver family, who were a very notable family in Muscatine.

If you're from Iowa/Illinois, or a fan of Big 10 basketball, you have heard of Roy J. Carver. The University of Iowa mens and womens basketball team plays all of their home games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The University of Iowa medical school is named "The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine". This guy obviously had a lot of money, and he was from my hometown. He founded Carver Pump in the 1940's and they have many multi million dollar contracts with the US government for pumps on all sorts of things.

Incidentally, in 1970, when Muscatine was building a new high school, he offered to pay for the whole thing, on the condition that it were to be named Carver High. For some stupid reason, they declined, so he paid for some of it and all of the pool (Roy J Carver Swim Center). I would have gone to Carver High, haha. I'm sure it would have been state of the art for the time.

He is long dead, but his family still runs Carver Aero (a local...kind of crappy FBO). He was a very active pilot as well as businessmen, and would actually fly his plant workers to Hawkeye Basketball Games in Iowa City from Muscatine from time to time. He was very good friends with my grandfather, and the running joke them was that Roy would always try to get my grandpa to fly with him, but grandpa did not enjoy flying at all (the last airline he flew on was Brannif...right before they got jets!) and he would always decline the offer.



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User currently offlineCRGsFuture From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

ISP, affectionately known as MacArthur? Does anyone have the story on this, why not name it after a Long Islander at least like Roosevelt? Or even P.T. Barnum who lived in my hometown? I mean MacArthur? Was he even from the north?


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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7942 times:

I've always despised the fact my hometown's MEX is named "Licenciado Benito Juárez"... A controversial president of the 19th century.

I'd rather keep it at "Mexico City International".

If a person's name must be used, I'd use Nobel laureate Octavio Paz' instead. If a politician's name must be used, I'd rather name it "Francisco I. Madero" - the first-ever Head of State in the world to fly in an airplane - back in 1911...

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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7941 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Thread starter):
change the name of Glasgow Airport to something more Internationally recognised, such as William Wallace International.

That's a really cool name.. i like it.


User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

There have been some rumors floating around here in Pittsburgh that the Allegheny County Airport Authority is thinking of selling out, like 90% of ball fields in the country, and selling the naming rights for PIT. Knowing our luck, I'll probably end up flying out of Tampax International!  banghead 


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User currently offlineDCrawley From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7876 times:

Local airport is currently SEA or Seatac Internation Airport.. Seatac, what a creative name!.. the place between Seattle and Tacoma. Anyways, if I had the choice to rename it..

Jokingly: Seacrap International Airport

Seriously: Raincity Internation Airport (I think we have had rain for 27 consecutive days now? Who knows, I lost count..)

Anyways, I'd love to hear some ideas!

-d



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11348 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Quoting DCrawley (Reply 10):
Anyways, I'd love to hear some ideas!

Gates International (Since ther's already a Boeing Field).



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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7862 times:

New Orleans International Airport (MSY) changed to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in August, 2001. It is also known here by its origional name, Moisant Field.


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User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7854 times:

YUL was recently renamed to Trudeau International Airport as opposed to Dorval. I certainly prefer the new one.

James



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User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7821 times:

Whilst not my local...

I think Prestwick International (about 3 miles for Ayr) on the west coast of Scotland should simply be named..

Ayrport

goinv



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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7816 times:

Current: Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field

My name: Boise - Anthony Harding International Airport  Wink

seriously, I hate the Boise "Air Terminal" name...it sounds like a bad attempt at trying to be unique. All I hope is that once we get customs we will be renamed Boise International Airport.

Anthony


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7798 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 3):
Emphasizing 'un' in "unchanged," I would immediately remove "Reagan" from the titles of National Airport.

Beat me to it.  Smile

Quoting DCrawley (Reply 10):
Local airport is currently SEA or Seatac Internation Airport.. Seatac, what a creative name!.. the place between Seattle and Tacoma. Anyways, if I had the choice to rename it..

SEA was actually renamed Henry M. Jackson Int'l during the mid-1980s (after the late Sen. "Scoop" Jackson"), but Tacoma cried foul because when the airport was built in the 1940s, Tacoma put up something in the neighborhood of $100,000 in funding on the condition that "Tacoma" would always be included in the airport's name. "Henry M. Jackson Int'l" was reverted to "Seattle-Tacoma Int'l" only a few weeks after the change. Senator Jackson had to settle for a submarine instead.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7795 times:

Quoting DCrawley (Reply 10):
Local airport is currently SEA or Seatac Internation Airport.. Seatac, what a creative name!.. the place between Seattle and Tacoma. Anyways, if I had the choice to rename it..

Actually, SeaTac is the short name. The official name is Seattle/Tacoma International Airport

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 12):
It is also known here by its origional name, Moisant Field.

I don't know anyone who calls it that

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 15):
seriously, I hate the Boise "Air Terminal" name...it sounds like a bad attempt at trying to be unique.

Actually, it used to be quite popular. In fact, Fresno still has to live down having Air Terminal in its name, since the IATA code is FAT



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7790 times:

I always loved that Minneapolis International Airport is Lindbergh Terminal (the main one) and Hubert Humphrey Terminal (the small one).

I live now near Centrair. Its a good name. But I prefer to call it Chubu. Tokyo is Narita, Kansai is Kansai then we are Chubu. But no...some brainiac wanted to put it as Central Japan International Airport and then shrink it to Central Airport and then Centrair. In Japanese its Chubu Kokusai Kuko. So Chubu is just fine.

The airport near the home I grew up is CWA: Central Wisconsin Airport. BORING. But airlines that fly in call it Wausau/Stevens Point. I think it should invoke the region better. Call it Ginseng Airport or Cheesehead Airport. But to really make it local: "Dat dem place where da planes come, ya know. Airport".



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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7789 times:

I see my post got deleted

Well, I always want HK's airport to change form Chek Lap Kok to something else. Chek Lap Kok makes no sense to anyone who's not from HK. Kaitak was nice, but there can be only one  Sad


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 19):
Chek Lap Kok makes no sense to anyone who's not from HK.

...as opposed Hartsfield Int'l, Heathrow Int'l, O'Hare Int'l, Logan Int'l, Dulles Int'l, Pearson Int'l, Narita Int'l and Kingsford-Smith Int'l, which make complete sense to anyone who's not from Atlanta, London, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Toronto, Tokyo or Sydney.  Smile



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 15):
All I hope is that once we get customs we will be renamed Boise International Airport.

You can bet on it  Smile

As for the pattern of naming airports after famous people...For SEA, how about Jimi Hendrix International? Or even Kurt Cobain International?


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7751 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 21):
For SEA, how about Jimi Hendrix International? Or even Kurt Cobain International?

I wouldn't bet on it, but it's more likely to happen in Seattle than anywhere else...so long as it's "Kurt Cobain-Tacoma International".



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User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7749 times:

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 12):
New Orleans International Airport (MSY) changed to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in August, 2001. It is also known here by its origional name, Moisant Field.

It should be the New Orleans international Seaport...

Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
Actually, SeaTac is the short name. The official name is Seattle/Tacoma International Airport

Seatac is not only a short name but the suberb that the airport is located in. Over 45,000 people live in the city of Seatac. Just happens to be half way between Tacoma and Seattle...


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7747 times:

Quoting LegendDC9 (Reply 23):
Seatac is not only a short name but the suberb that the airport is located in. Over 45,000 people live in the city of Seatac. Just happens to be half way between Tacoma and Seattle...

True story, but I believe the airport came first.

*Edit* Yep.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaTac%2C_Washington

[Edited 2006-01-17 08:58:25]


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25 Post contains links Andz : JNB To Be Renamed (by Andz Dec 30 2005 in Civil Aviation)
26 LTU932 : I wonder what names could be used to rename my local Airports SYQ and SJO. SYQ is Tobías Bolaños International, but I would not mind if it was renam
27 Post contains images L410Turbolet : How about Orlando-Sanford being renamed to Mickey Mouse International Airport???
28 Post contains images Atco2b : Southampton International Airport... Solent International
29 Post contains images BBJII : I prefer: Disney International Florida Charterhouse (home to so many Charters) -or- Disney Florida Charterhouse International(....and not forgetting.
30 Post contains images Oldeuropean : CGN, Cologne "Konrad Adenauer" to be renamed: "Air de Cologne International" How does it smells? Axel
31 Post contains images IceTitan447 : O Hare Municipal airport. Just Kidding!
32 LTBEWR : Far too often politicans like to get 'cheap' attention and votes for a short time in the naming or renaming airports or their terminal buildings. Inst
33 Himmat01 : Out here in Bombay, the airport was renamed 5 years back after a local warrior king, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. We have the main railway station nam
34 Lufthansa : I wouldn't mind calling Melbourne, Jeff Kennet International. Gatwick I think definately should be Marget thatcher Intercontinental.... given the larg
35 MasseyBrown : My two airports are Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. I would rename them Ba
36 Post contains images Tornado82 : Agreed. Seeing as how the airport isn't in the state of West Virginia, I disagree with that part. Also, I think the people at CRW like their reign of
37 Coronado990 : But there is only one Lindbergh Field. Long live Lindbergh!
38 SK A340 : There were some talks a couple of years ago to re-name Stockholm Arlanda to Alfred Nobel International (ARN could still be used for the new name). I t
39 DesertJets : Proof that even back in the day politicos were pushing to get airports named after them. The Airport was originally named after Clarence E. Hancock, w
40 HAWK21M : Mumbai currently called "Chatrapati Shivaji International Terminal" I would call it "JRD Tata International Airport". regds MEL
41 LO231 : ANR - Antwerp Deurne. Antwerp Rubens Int'l? Regards, LO231
42 FRAspotter : If I could rename FRA Airport in Germany, I would probably name it "Konrad Adenaur International Airport". The first post WWII German Chancellor...
43 Post contains images N757KW : Being from ATL, I would prefer to see Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport change to just plain Atlanta International Airport. But, if I h
44 Hmmmm... : May I suggest that JFK be renamed George W International, or GWB. At least George is doing something. JFKs only real claim to fame as president is tha
45 Post contains images IAHFLYR : George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston......IAH. Named for Houston resident and former Pres. Bush (41) but really should be renamed and the name
46 Post contains images Airdolomiti : Whilst not technically my "local" airport anymore (I moved away from Venice last summer) I still like VCE's name: Aeroporto di Venezia "Marco Polo". A
47 SNfreak : Brussels National here, but everybody calls it Zaventem (that's the town where most of the airport is located in) Wouldn't call it anything else, or d
48 Post contains images MasseyBrown : No, but Dulles is closer to West Virginia than it is to Washington.
49 FI642 : My vote would be to change BWI back to Friendship International Airport, and give us back our old code BAL.
50 Post contains images FlyCMH : Bah. They probably got it from Port Columbus, which was known as "America's Greatest Air Harbor"...in the 1930s! Damn, Phoenix takes everything from
51 Bjornstrom : Bromma = Bjorn Borg Airport!
52 TAN FLYR : If you wanted to go for a cultural angle, Fresno Yosemite Int'l could be changed to William Saroyan International. Or for a more aviation bent, "Papp
53 Post contains images Motopolitico : Too funny! Hendrix/Cobain/Tacoma, anyone? Isn't La Paz airport named after JFK? So is an avenue in Montreal. People outside the direct influence of U
54 Post contains images AirEMS : We could change Denver International Airport to..... Eastern Colorado / Western Kansas International Leadville Colorado Airport to..... No Air Up Here
55 Ckfred : ORD has actually had a number of names: Orchard Field Orchard Place Airport Douglas Airport (there was a Douglas Aircraft plant during WWII) O'Hare Fi
56 AI : even though not my local airport, i would definitely like to see BOM being changed from Chhatrapatti Shivaji International Airport to JRD Tata as was
57 PROSA : Oh please, after what M. did to Meigs?
58 SlamClick : Personally I'd like to see a Federal law prohibiting the naming of anything after a politician until he'd been dead 100 hears, 200 if he was assassina
59 Srbmod : Damn straight. Just put Hartsfield's name on the main terminal building, as the new International Terminal is going to be named after the Jackson par
60 UpstateDave : I would take the international out of Albany International Airport[Edited 2006-01-17 21:13:59]
61 BoeingFever777 : My home airport is AUS/Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport. I would rename it to Lance Armstrong Intl. Airport due to what he has overcome and what he has
62 Dartland : The thing is nobody in those cities knows who those people are either! You are clearly not from NY. That is the worst idea I've ever heard. George W
63 Scoliodon : As someone posted earlier.. Phoenix "Sky Harbor" International Airport is the best airport name I've known so far.
64 Post contains images LTU932 : Yes, LPB is officially named John F. Kennedy International. Don't give me ideas about possible names for CGN.
65 TOLtommy : Wow, can you feel the love flowing from north of the border? Next time you are in the states (probably Florida, visiting your parents, who love our h
66 CHI787ORD : Having DEL named after Indira Gandhi is such a conradiction considering the influential Punjabi/Sikh community in New Delhi. It really should be chan
67 RootsAir : Oscar Arias international....I would never fly into that airport again ! As for GVa....Aeroport Rousseau,United nations Airport, Aeroport Calvin, Aer
68 Post contains images Lazyshaun : If Heathrow was renamed Margaret Thatcher I would leave the country. Can't we just leave it? If it was to be renamed shouldn't it be named after someo
69 MTY2GVA : The Italian Airports have the coolest names Galileo Galilei, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marco Polo, etc Maybe Malpensa should be renamed to Gianni Versace or
70 N723GW : MKG - Someone Pay Attention To Us International!
71 Post contains images Bohica : Manassas Regional Airport (HEF) should be renamed Bobbitt International after John and Lorena Bobbitt.
72 CRGsFuture : I would too, if Air Canada Jazz didn't fly in there. See I like some of the names of certain airports but one that annoys me is the fact that George
73 RootsAir : sismondi i meant
74 Kcm572 : DTW = Detroit Wayne County International Airport, could be renamed the Henry Ford International Airport. Without Henry Ford and his assembly line, wha
75 Fewsolarge : How about Hartsfield-Jackson-Carter-King-Mitchell-Goizueta-Marcus-Blank-Young-Woodruff Atlanta International Airport? Then they could replace the lett
76 SX36 : I would like Grand Forks Intl, currently known as Mark Andrews field to be renamed Fighting Sioux Field. After all UND is the single largest operation
77 CRGsFuture : If the FAA is anything like the NCAA I think not.
78 EyeLN : His father, General Arthur MacArthur, fought in most of the major battles of the Civil War, for the Union/NORTH....Son, Douglas, grew up in the west
79 EyeLN : Oh, and as far as renaming airports....Can we have ANY DOUBT that the next trend is selling naming rights: Folger Coffee International, MCI Internatio
80 Cedars747 : Tromso airport name is Lagnes.I would like if they rename it Roald Amundsun airport to honor this world famous explorer. Alex!!!
81 Post contains images Tornado82 : Ah yes, the NCAA, who is against using anything remotely Native American in school mascots, but yet are in a city/state named for Indians (IND, well,
82 EyeLN : Like Congress would EVER do that! hahahahahaahahaah Explain please
83 EyeLN : I always remembered the French historian who called JFK: "The great maybe." That's exactly correct.......I still blame the entire city of Dallas for
84 Midway737 : I wouldn't bet on that but SeaTac is a nice name though rather going through the whole pronounication of Seattle-Tacoma. We do have Edward "Butch" O'
85 EyeLN : Maybe a regional, not a major.....here are some possibilities: Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Peggy Stanton, Sacagawea, Clara Barton, Claire Booth Luc
86 Post contains images Marambio : Indeed, LPB's official name is Aeropuerto John F. Kennedy. El Alto is the area where it is located. I wouldn't mind having EZE named after Comodoro J
87 PITA333 : Roberto Clemente International Airport (Pittsburgh International Airport)
88 PROSA : Regarding ISP, while Douglas MacArthur had no particular connection to Long Island, the name's not a bad idea. He was one of the country's greatest ge
89 Dartland : Hahaha -- although I don't mind Hillary, not sure her time for an airport has come. If it were, though -- it would DEFINITELY be HPN: Hillary Rodham
90 CRGsFuture : But atleast name it after a famous Long Islander, like Roosevelt or Whitman, having MacArthur in a place that I don't think he "ever returned too." i
91 FlyMIA : America Gateway International AIrport? I dont know MIA is perfect. Reasons: MIA is the first three letters in the name of the city, MIA is known to ma
92 Post contains images BenThePlaneHen : Hello, I think YVR should re-name themselves im memory on a famous Canadian because Vancouver International Airport is just a plain boring name. For e
93 Post contains images Nkops : We jokingly refer to ACY as "Spirit Int'l Airport", because after all, what else goes on there!!! Actually, I'm waiting for it to be named after Trump
94 EyeLN : One of the great untold stories was General MacArthur's handling of post-war Japan....He is still and appropriately well-repected there for his parti
95 Post contains images Vatveng : Come to Norfolk, you'll find a huge downtown mall named after him. It's right next to his memorial site. As to airport renaming, PHF in Newport News,
96 Post contains links ContnlEliteCMH : Port Columbus should be renamed to Kronos I. Star Trek fans will know what I'm talking about. Look at this map and tell me it doesn't look like a Klin
97 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I have to agree with LTBEWR: "Far too often politicans like to get 'cheap' attention and votes for a short time in the naming or renaming airports or
98 SJCRRPAX : I think SJC has the worst name. Norm Mineta International. Nobody even in San Jose knows who Norm Mineta is. I say drop the name and change the name b
99 Post contains images EddieIAH : here in Houston, Bush Intercontinental (IAH) isn't my favorite name, but it works how many people know who William Hobby was though? (HOU) in Australi
100 NateDAL : duplicate, please ignore[Edited 2006-01-18 06:47:14]
101 NateDAL : Hobby was a Texas Governor. HOU used to be Howard Huges field, but people objected to naming an airport after a living person. I guess we are over th
102 Gunsontheroof : The only one I can think of is BOM...
103 MasseyBrown : I thought they lived in Arlington at the time of the ...um...beheading. No?
104 MasseyBrown : Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison, Kansas.
105 EyeLN : superb choice for such an honor.....
106 Post contains images LTU932 : Why is it that everytime I mention politics, somebody has to mention Oscar Arias?
107 N1120A : Yes, I am well aware of the municipality of Seatac. It was created to support the airport, which was placed between Seattle and Tacoma on purpose. Ac
108 Graham697 : Tampa George Steinbrenner International Airport
109 Graham697 : Maybe rename DCA after him.... I attend the university that bears his name and I quite like it.
110 Post contains images Revelation : Airport XP? My local is MHT, Manchester Airport. Maybe it should be "Northern Boston No-Frills Airport"? Of course, the local pols would have a hissy
111 Coronado990 : Probably because there are more private aircraft in the U.S. compared to Europe. They require a trip to customs as well when arriving from a foreign
112 EddieIAH : good point coronado...thanks
113 Justapassenger : As I heard the story, many years ago the LAX folks were thinking or renaming the airport “John Wayne International.” However they were afraid that
114 Midway737 : Where that located?
115 Post contains images Kcm572 : Actually in Metro Detroit there are several things named after Ford. One of the largest hospitals is Henry Ford Hospital and there are a few schools.
116 CHI787ORD : BOM is Chatrapatti Shivaji International Airport. That's a man. You must be thinking of DEL: Indira Gandhi International Airport.
117 APP : Personally I'd like to see 'Durham Tees Valley Airport' reverting back to 'Teesside International Airport'. If they wanted rid of the 'Teesside' monik
118 Post contains images Gilesdavies : How about... Lorraine Chase London Luton Airport!!! "Nahhhhhh Looooooton Airport" - From the 1970's Campari Adverts. Regards Giles
119 Malb777 : Adelaide the airport that never was. this is ref' to the new terminal that should have opened last october and is still closed!!. but the advantage is
120 CaptainJon : How about rename EWR back to its old name Newark Int'l Airport. Though Newark Airport would work too. Adding Liberty just makes it too long, and I kno
121 KJFK31L : Here here! What was the Port Authority thinking when they agreed upon Newark Liberty. In that case, why not John F. Kennedy International Freedom Air
122 TK787 : I always thought to have fun names for airports. I would love to call these airports with following names: SEA "Jetcity" ANC " Susitna" IST " Istanbu
123 CaptainJon : DOn't like Idlewild?
124 Post contains images Texan : The Bob Crandall International Airport at DFW I kid. But I am just waiting for the day when airports will have corporate sponsors, much like football
125 SmithAir747 : My hometown airport: FWA (Fort Wayne International/Baer Field, Fort Wayne, IN, USA). Two ideas for renaming FWA: 1) Francis J. Smith International Air
126 PHKLM : Something like "Willem van Oranje International" would me more appropriate. Or Thorbecke International. I think Schiphol is impossible to pronounce f
127 N62NA : Perhaps, MIAA?
128 Gdodds : Airport names shouldnt be change so no confusion would be caused. LHR has the name 'Heathrow' because it's built on the village of Heathrow (or someth
129 Post contains images Aircellist : I don't. Having Dorval named after him, the proponent of Mirabel, is somewhat insulting. He left us with that well-known two-airports mess, Aéroport
130 CBERFlyer : Aren't DCA, IAD, and BWI already (at least somewhat) named after George Washington, since they bear the name of the city specifically named after him
131 Nubes : Or, because of its actual location, Haarlemmermeer Intl Airport (or is Schiphol still easier to pronouce?)
132 PIA777 : I would like to see O'Hare renamed Michael Jordan International. It has the same name as Al Capone's Book keeper. O'Hare the fighter pilot was his son
133 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : Birmingham, AL Airport BHM to Tuskegee Airmen Int'l Airport Good Day Russell
134 IRelayer : Like mine just the way it is...Lindbergh Field. -IR
135 IFACN : Better leave them as they are... btw, in Italy we use to name airports after their city (mostly, small towns near bigger cities): it's usual to say "I
136 N908AW : Rochester, MN Airport to....ehh... Mayo Clinic Gateway Airport?
137 Post contains images Superhub : How about Tung Chee Hwa International? I think Chek Lap Kok is ok for now. I don't think HK has any prominent legend who can be remembered forever. C
138 Post contains images Andaman : HEL, officially Helsinki-Vantaa, or Helsingfors-Vanda in Swedish. ...could be NOKIA International as the headquarter 25km from the airport. ...serious
139 Fly_yhm : I think the Hamilton Airport Authority should call and advertise the John C Munro Hamilton International Airport to The John C Munro Hamilton Niagara
140 EFCar98 : As long as they dont name an airport after JFK jr.
141 Post contains images PurdueAv2003 : Well, you could, but the FAA would require you to file an IFR flight plan in and out.
142 IRelayer : Wrong. Norm Mineta is well known in San Jose...he was a huge public figure there from the '70s to the mid '90s representing northern SanJo (Silicon V
143 FXramper : AUS Bob Bullock International Airport. I'm in POSI 3308 at Texas and plan on writing a simulated bill proposing the name change. Should be a fun deal
144 Post contains links and images LTU932 : I'm German, and Schiphol is actually quite easy to pronounce for a German. Both suggestions on Willem and Máxima are actually quite good IMO. I'm ki
145 Post contains links PHKLM : They have a private F70; on holidays he sometimes flies the bird himself. But to say he did most for Dutch aviation... No. I think Anthony Fokker or
146 Post contains images LTU932 : I never said he did most for Dutch Aviation. I am aware of Anthony Fokker and Albert Plesman. I was mostly talking about him and Aviation in General,
147 Post contains images USADreamliner : MIAMI INT'L AIRPORT = "CELIA CRUZ AIRPORT" " AELOPUELTO INTELNACIONAL DE MIAMI" "ARROZ CON POLLO INT'L" "OYE CHICO AIRPORT" USADreamliner
148 Afrikaskyes : I would rename MSY to "His Mighty Rev. Jesse Jackson Int' Airport." According to Mayor Nagin, New Orleans is a chocolate community and Rev. Jesse Jack
149 Post contains links MtnWest1979 : We already have a customs office here. It is on-demand ,though ,I believe. Used mainly for business travel, hence the Canadian arrivals shown on www.
150 Post contains links SJCRRPAX : I have lived in San Jose most of my adult life (Cupertino for Santa Clara County Residents, San Jose for California Residents, and San Francisco for
151 SJCRRPAX : Actually, you are correct Irelayer, Norm is well Known in San Jose by San Jose Voters, but not by all that many passangers at SJC -- at least from my
152 LHMARK : Hmm... the Greater Rocheste International airport: "George Eastman International Airport?" "Frederick Douglass Field?" "Susan B. Anthony Airport?" "Ch
153 NASCARAirforce : DTW (my old home airport) could change its name to Ted Nugent International Marshall Mathers International Steve Yzerman International Bob Seger Inter
154 KJFK31L : I actually love the name Idlewild, considering that the was the intended name for a Golf Course which was to be built on the land which is currently
155 Post contains images Amy : I'd like to see Bristol Lulsgate renamed to Bristol Isombard Kingdom Brunel International. Bristolians should be proud of IKB
156 Eirjet : I have a number of idea's for renaming DUB. - Paddy Murphy International. - St. Patrick International. - Ryanair's back yard (regional). - Leprechaun
157 Jeffry747 : SDF, sometimes referred to as Standiford Field, needs to be renamed UPS International Airport for several reasons: 1) UPS is the only airline that ha
158 Post contains images Vlada : Well, also here in Serbia: there's a boulevard in our capital, Belgrade, called John Kennedy's Boulevard Spare ribs, maybe... Yeah, that's right: it
159 FlyingRev : I grew up near Knoxville, TN. I always thought that TYS, or McGhee Tyson Airport was a rather unusual name for people to remember and to recognize. I
160 Motif1 : SOF should be known only as Sofia International Airport and not as Vrajdebna which sounds bad even in Bulgarian. M1
161 Vhqpa : IMO BNE should be Kingsford Smith International Airport, but I guess there can't be two. Kingsford Smith was born about 5 minutes (by car) from Brisba
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