Skip7966 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
I refuse to call DCA Reagan International, and I will absolutely never call IAH Bush International.
Ronald Reagan should never have an airport named after him, or anything air related, let alone the airport in the nations capital!!!! That airport will never be known to me as anything but Washington National. Perhaps if there was a person worthy I'd change my mind, but for now it's still DCA.
I thought they waited until a president was dead to name an airport after them, so when they said IAH was now Bush International I thought I'd gone to heaven! It's too bad IAH has more than one terminal, calling it Bush would be more appropriate if it had only one term.
Here in Seattle we re-named SEA Jackson International for about a week or two until we changed it back to Sea-Tac and named some government building downtown after Scoop Jackson instead.
Bigfoot From Italy, joined Dec 2003, 65 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2689 times:
The Surcin airport in Belgrade BEG, now simply denominated "Beograd", after reconstruction (the terminal 2 should be ready by summer 2004) will probably take the name of Zoran Djindjic, the PM of Serbia assasinated in March 2003.
I think he deserves it!
Aviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
Montreal Dorval was just renamed (Jan 1st 04) Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International (A famous Canadian politician/former "premier ministre" of the country). I agree with the new name but many people don't / won't. Who cares? Who cares about the name of the airport you are flying to/from? Who cares about YQB being "Jean Lesage" airport, YXE being "John Defienbaker" airport? What difference does it make? I'm flying from Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto, etc.... Not from Defienbaker, Lesage, Trudeau.
Tokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 364 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2538 times:
My father once said something echoed by some postings here which I totally agree with. Airports, street names, squares, buildings, ships, etc, etc, should not be named after living people. Let the dust settle a bit so we have a better historic perspective upon which to decide whether a particular person is deserves it!
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
Here in ATL, to me it will always be Heartsfield, just like YUL will always be DORVAL. Some things you just don't change- unless it's dirty underwear! That being said, since they named an airport after Trudeau, why don't they name one after Bianca Jagger? Sorry, the whole name change thing always gets under my .....
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FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2020 posts, RR: 3 Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
Well I think we were lucky here in the UK that LHR was not renamed London Diana, Princess of Wales International, or similar! Thankfully the only airport (so far) in the UK named after a person is Liverpool John Lennon. Actually quite like that. Where an airport is well known changing the name is strange to me.
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
In the UK, Teesside Airport has been re-named as Durham Tees Valley Airport, to everyone else, it will still be Teesside Airport. What is the ppiont of re-namng it people are going to continue with the old name?
PSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
So far we have escaped that here in Phoenix. They tried to rename Sky Harbor after a much loved man, Barry Goldwater. Public sentiment was too much in favor of Sky Harbor as being a very wonderful and unique name for our airport so they ended up naming Terminal 4 as the Goldwater Terminal.
Lyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 14 Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
In South Korea, Kimpo International (SEL) was renamed Gimpo after the new international airport at Incheon (ICN) was opened. The new name sounds like that black leather clad sex slave from Pulp Fiction.
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 15 Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
This, of course, is a major commercial trend with atheletic stadiums... and when it came up to possibly have a corporate sponsor on Chicago's renovated Soldier Field, it was IMMEDIATELY AND ENTIRELY quashed! They basically said that they were not going to insult the military it was built to memorialize by slapping a "bought" name on it. So that's one example of doing something the right way!
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Tungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
IAH is my home airport, and I used to proudly call it George Bush Intercontinental Airport-Houston, as did most of the 5+ million people who live in the Greater Houston area.
Skip7966's original post assumes that he/she is from Seattle, which of course has a far more enlightened, progressive, and caring populace than those of us who live in back-woods Texas. Thus it doesn't bother me that Skip7966 referred to Houston's largest airport as "Bush International," because only the backwards residents of Texas would use such a silly name as "Intercontinental."
And after reading the above posts, I realize that we've all been "hood-winked" and "brain-washed" by naming our airport after an Evil Republican!
LONG LIVE DENNIS KUCINICH!!!!!!!
25 Skip7966: Sorry, I forgot about the stupid Intercontinental name. Who thought of that? Have to love a state that elects a governor whose true home is Maine. The
26 InnocuousFox: "DON'T name airports after people that don't deserve the recongnition!!" Which is an entirely subjective test now, isn't it?
27 PVD757: "LONG LIVE DENNIS KUCINICH"???????????????? Anyways, I'm waiting for the corporate thing to kick like the stadiums are sponsored by Gillette, Enron, F
28 Aviationman: Trudeau was born and raised in Montreal. The Dorval YUL airport deserves his name. I am proud of being a YUL, Trudeau's user.
29 Texan: Tungd: Good comeback, although as a fellow Texan (albeit from DAL), I still just refer to it as Intercontinental. Skip7966: Liberal as I am, George H.
30 Iflyatldl: For that matter so was Celine Dion and William Shatner
31 Aviationman: That's a good idea........Celine Dion's Las Vegas International Airport....Or "Le cirque du Soleil" LAS Int'l airport. After all, it's because of them
32 Lparky: Nice response, Tungd Maybe they should rename Sea-tac after Clinton...there's a deserving president... at least that should appease Skip. On a related
33 OzarkD9S: I find it crass that politicians honor each other by naming airports after other politicians. On the other hand, naming airports after people like Joh
34 Delta-flyer: Sorry, I forgot about the stupid Intercontinental name. Who thought of that? Have to love a state that elects a governor whose true home is Maine. The
35 Tungd: Thanks Texan, you make a great point. I wouldn't care at all if SEA, MSP, BTV, DCA, DAL, MAF, etc. were named after someone who was important to the L
36 Robsawatsky: "Trudeau was born and raised in Montreal. The Dorval YUL airport deserves his name. I am proud of being a YUL, Trudeau's user." Since the word "deserv
37 MD80Nut: Yeah, I too hate it when undeserving people get airports named after them. Especially that over rated womanizing slut who's family fortune came from h
38 Srbmod: Several years back, Ben DeCosta, the GM of ATL actually proposed selling naming rights out @ ATL. I could have imagined it as such: T-Gates brought to
39 Skip7966: IAH being called Bush doesn't bother me as much as Washington National being called Reagan. He crushed the ATC union and they name an airport after hi