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ORD/ATL "neck And Neck"  
User currently offlineInnocuousFox 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!
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User currently offlineYegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

ORD has more flights in and out

ATL has moe passengers



User currently offlineTony Lu From China, joined Sep 2000, 534 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1877 times:





Who cares!


Tony


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

"Who cares!"

My point exactly. It's not like I'm going to choose UA/AA over ATL because I want to brag to my friends that I connected through the alleged busiest airport.



Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Who cares!

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.


User currently offlineGroundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

Srbmod, you beat me to it. I can see why you wouldn't care being from Omaha or Cleveland. But for me, and many of us, working at the world's busiest airport is a great matter of pride. It's no picnic.

JP

AirTran ATL Ops


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

OK... but that is only a shade different from "working at almost the world's busiest airport". It's still hard whether you are #1 or #4.


Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offline727LOVER 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.
User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Passengers counts are passengers that use the airport, not O&D traffic. O&D numbers are completely different.

670


User currently offlineBigB From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Houston has something Altanta can not claim. Thats the Houston Texans beating the falcons this year. LOL, ok, yall get my humor.


ETSN Baber, USN
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

The other side of O&D is "enplanements". A hub naturally has more of those.


Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineLv 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?

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