InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
Well, welcome to aviation's yearly useless contest to see who is the "busiest airport".
I do like the line at the end of the article, though...
While airports love the title for marketing and prestige, there also could be a downside to being the busiest airport, Shumann said.
"As a passenger you might get through the airport with no trouble because there aren't a lot of people and the plane pushes back on time, but unfortunately there are 10 planes waiting to take off in front of you," he said.
Aint that the truth?
[Edited 2004-01-02 23:58:46]
Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1843 times:
Well here in Atlanta, being the World's Busiest Airport is a matter of pride. That was a proud achievement for our City back in the days when the Braves were sorry (they did not wait for the playoffs to implode like they do now), and before we hosted (or shall I say ruined) the Olympics. And keeping the title is of importance for Atlanta, as it is something we can claim that not other city can claim at the same time.
727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6438 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
If an old lady goes to a travel agent wanting to book the lowest fare from PBI to SYR, and the agent finds a DL flight that connect sin ATL, is that old lady COUNTED in ATL's numbers?????. Is ATL the biggest O & D airport?
Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
Lv From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1541 times:
that's what happens when you have hourly widebodies to every destination in Florida (not literally but just about) verses narrowbodies and RJs to several destinations.....its just a matter of how Delta vs. aa/ua chooses a/c. Of course, how much of a factor will Airtran become in the future as they expand?