DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 935 times:
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, a "Major Hub"
For those of you who don't know, Walnut Ridge is a small town just north of Jonesboro, with a population of less than 10,000, and a Mayor who should really look into fixing the water supply before he tries to improve the airport, which right now has no commercial service.
To quote the Jonesboro Sun: "The Mayor also sees it as a potential hub of activities with spokes leading to many parts of the nation-even other parts of the globe."
Right now the only thing happening at the airport is a small salvage operation which has started work on a couple WN 732s, and the recent round of CO MD-80s that have been scrapped.
What would make this guy think that a town of less than 10,000 people can support a global hub???
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 920 times:
I think he's speaking of the Global Hub growing up his @ss.
OAK which is the CLOSEST airport near my house can handle a 744 if it wanted to but it doesn't b/c it's not big enough to hold the amount of large large a/c that would be required for longhaul and it's just a BAD DESTIONATION compared to SFO which is just a bit more down the road. BAD DESTIONATION is the key term. Who the hell is going to fill a/c to international destinations with a pop. of less than 10,000???
This guy needs to wake up and spend the people's $$ on what's needed.