CFIcraigAPA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
It's a local thing. Just like the pronunciation of Prescott, AZ. If you live there, it's "pres-kit", otherwise you pronounce it as it's spelled. Everyone in the Denver area, and most of Colorado knows what you're talking about when you talk about DIA, but anywhere else in the nation, they would be lost.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
When Denver Stapleton (DEN) was the active airport and the new one was being built, the new one was referred to as Denver International (DIA). After Stapleton closed, the identifier DEN was transferred to the new airport.
They pretty much did the same thing here in Texas when AUS (Mueller) closed and the former Bergstrom AFB (BSM) became the new Austin-Bergstrom airport and retained the old AUS identifier from Mueller, with BSM being retired.
VC745D From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 214 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Footnote: DIA was the original code for Dulles until it was changed to IAD (apparently to avoid confusion with DCA--same logic behind IAH vs. HOU, I suppose). As for announcements of landing at "New York/Newark"--I hear Braniff1960's complaint all the time. Not sure what the problem is, since the Port Authority of NEW YORK and New Jersey runs it, and probably more than half of the arriving pax on the plane are anxious to get out of NJ and back across the Hudson asap.
AirportGuy1971 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
The one I love is visiting the Kansas City area and the official weather reporting station is out at KCI. At least that's what the T.V. weather man reports. Where the heck is KCI? When I fly in it's always into MCI.