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User currently offlineSkip7966 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3123 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.

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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

I agree. ATL has now been re-named Hartsfield-Jackson Int'l Airport. It pisses me off, it will always be Hartsfield to me (and a lot of us)

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineBigfoot From Italy, joined Dec 2003, 65 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3058 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!

BF



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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Jeezus... someone is kinda bitter, eh?  Insane


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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3012 times:


So... if you refuse to recognise airport´s name changes... How are you going to call Bagdad Saddam International Airport (SDA)?  Laugh out loud  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

I'm with Delta767300ER. I'm really getting tired of Atlanta politicians, even though I live in Athens.

Long Live Hartsfield!!

-Brian



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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

It's GB Intercontinental anyway...

Let's wait and see if DFW will be called "George W. Bush International" soon...



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User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2929 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.

User currently offlineTokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2907 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!


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2879 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!  Big grin That being said, since they named an airport after Trudeau, why don't they name one after Bianca Jagger? Big grin Sorry, the whole name change thing always gets under my .....


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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Trudeau was one of the greatest PM's in Canada IMO. Are all the protests because Trudeau doesn't deserve to have that honour, or is it because Dorval doesn't deserve the honour? hmmm.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

I agree with Tokolosh. I also think it's an insult to rename an airport TWICE. It's an insult to the memory of the person originally commemorated (i.e. renaming Hartsfield as Hartsfield-Jackson).

In this day and age, the whole renaming thing is annoying and goes well beyond airports. Everytime i go home to New York, a stretch of road is renamed for someone.

I am an old timer: ATL will always be Hartsfield, YUL will always be Dorval and so on...



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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2749 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.


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

The joke is San Jose.... Now named for Norman Mineta....


LHR001


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2715 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?

User currently offlinePlane Holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Bonaire "Flamingo" airport has been renamed to "Princess Amalia" airport. This because of the birth of HRH Princess Amalia of the Netherlands.

I don't have a problem with it. I think it's nice/better actually.

Do the voters of a certain president have a problem with renaming the airport after the president they voted for?

regards, Plane Holland


User currently offlinePSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

The joke is San Jose.... Now named for Norman Mineta....

Every time I see it refered to as San Jose - Mineta, I think I am looking at some airport in Central or South America.


User currently offlinePSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2647 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.


User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2635 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.

User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Well, a little bit off-topic, but still, I am glad that my home airport is not named after anybody, "El Dorado" it is called after the treasures that conquers came to look at for.

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Montreal Dorval was just renamed (Jan 1st 04) Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International

I've noticed that the website is really pushing for the public to use this name rather than Dorval...



MIA777
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2557 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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User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2517 times:

They (the former PM Chretien lead liberal party of Canada) originally wanted to rename Mt. Logan after Trudeau but after significant public dissent I guess they had to settle for an airport.

User currently offlineMrFord From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 144 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2484 times:

I agree, I like to call the airport the way I do normally.

Dorval=Dorval  Smile

But... if you like to call the airports from their common name, do you still call John F. Kennedey Intl. "New York - Idlewild (IDL)", or O'Hare Intl. "Orchard Field" ?  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2471 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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
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