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'Robin Hood Airport' A Good Name?  
User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Hi

I am looking forward to the first flights out of Doncaster Sheffield as I am a local! There are now quite a few European destinations now on offer, but I am just wondering what people thought of the name 'ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT' because many people are in uproar about it because. . .

1) It is too long

2) Robin Hood didn't even live in Doncaster or Sheffield

3) People say travellers will get confused between Nottingham East Midlands Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport

4) It sounds so crap! How many people do you know are going to say 'oh yes i passed through Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport the other day'

Looking 4ward to your views as always

DSA

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Pickpocket heaven! Mind your luggage!  Big grin

Mark


User currently offlineA321fly From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Quoting Dsa (Thread starter):
1) It is too long

2) Robin Hood didn't even live in Doncaster or Sheffield

3) People say travellers will get confused between Nottingham East Midlands Airport and Doncaster Sheffield Airport

4) It sounds so crap! How many people do you know are going to say 'oh yes i passed through Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport the other day'

So What, An Airport is An Airport, End Of Story.


User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Just wanting your views! Many people in my local area are quite upset about this name, and they want this airport to be the best opening up new promise for the area, I stick to my points  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Have to admit it sounds pretty stupid. Robin Hood is one of those characters who's based on reality but is pretty much just fictional now. It'd be like calling an airport here in the US "Daniel Boone" or something.

My guess is that it just won't catch on and people will just keep saying "Doncaster" or "Sheffield" or whatever they say today. That happens a lot in these sorts of renamings. I've only heard a handful of people here in NY ever say "Newark Liberty", everyone still just says "Newark." Back home in the Big Raisin, no one who isn't connected with the industry says "Fresno Yosemite International" - people either say "FAT" or just "the airport."

BTW, does anyone in the UK (not connected with the airport) call Liverpool "John Lennon"?


User currently offlineDsa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Some do! But as you say many just say 'the airport', 'liverpool' or 'liverpool airport'

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

It is a fitting name for any airport, it seems, albeit with an ever so slightly different twist to the "take from the rich to give to the poor" legend of Robin Hood. To be more correct in the airport/air travel context it would be "shake down those who can afford to fly to subsidize government boondoggles."

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

It's interesting that they didn't brand Doncaster-Sheffield as 'Robin Hood' until after East Midlands chose 'Nottingham' as its new name.

East Midlands could probably have justified using it but opted not to.


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2309 times:

It always baffled me why they chose the name 'Robin Hood'. Only afterwards did I find out what his connection had been with the area (which I have now forgotten again as it seemed a pretty lame reason to name the airport after him). Virtually everyone who has heard of Robin Hood thinks of Sherwood Forest and Nottingham, not Doncaster or Sheffield.

As mentioned by others, I also think that the people using the airport will eventually just call it Doncaster-Sheffield or even just one of the two, bit like how Leeds-Bradford is often just referred to as Leeds.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8414 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2305 times:
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What about "EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg"? Freiburg isn't even in the same country as the airport, and is almost an hour away by road!


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User currently offlineSignalOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2260 times:

I can imagine some of the Local up-roar about this. I was extremely annoyed when East Midlands changed to Nottingham East Midlands. Being a person born in Derby, I found it disgusting. Why people want to come to Nottingham anyway I don't know. Even I don't know what this "Robin Hood" has got to do with Doncaster/Sheffield, so I doubt many foreigners will know. What's so special about this "Robin Hood" lad anyway?

I just see it as another Airport which has been branded with something to do with the Beautiful place that isn't Nottingham.

What's with all the long names as well?

Durham Tees Valley
Nottingham East Midlands
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield

You want something the tourists can remember.

Cheers, Ryan  Smile


User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1062 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

I think it is somewhat weird to have the airport named Robin Hood. To me, this is the equivalent of having a Cinderella Airport. But you can be pretty sure that over time one shortened name of the airport will get establised. For instance, the airport in Boston is General Edward L. Logan International Airport, very commonly referred to as Logan, sometimes as Boston Logan, and you can bet that the vast majority of the people have no idea who the General was.

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11919 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

VS11, isn't Logan right next to the "Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge"?  Smile

As others have said here and elsewhere, it's entirely predictable that sooner or later airports will sell naming rights just like stadia do. So, perhaps some day you will get off your plane and see a sign welcoming you to the "Reebok Logan International Airport", or some such nonsense.



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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1062 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Revelation, you are right about the bridge  Smile

But the airport could very successfully be renamed to

1. Red Sox Logan Airport
2. Patriots Logan
3. Samuel Adams Airport (after the beer, that is,  Smile which ironically would still make sense  Smile )

VS11


User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Robin Hood is a silly name for an Airport.

Having said that, I want Bristol Lulsgate renamed to 'Bristol Isombard Kingdom Brunell International Airport' so...



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Robin Hood sucks for a name of a UK airport.

But what the hell, we have Liverpool John Lennon!

Dude, someone needs to sack the dickwads that think of these names!

 spit 

Kieron747


User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5214 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Robin Hood Airport .... Do you think it would be a place the rich would avoid?

There goes your first class cabin business.



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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

If anyone is really interested, there have been several threads on this in the past few months.

A search will help you find them.



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineMeteorologist From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Also of note...there is already an airport in the United States with a moniker very nearly the same. It is KRQB or Big Rapids-Roben Hood, MI. Not exactly the same, but I figured I'd mention it.

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

I live over 100 miles from the airport in wonderful Northamptonshire(!), and from an outsider I think the name is aweful and completely misleading!

Everyone thinks of Robin Hood as being associated with Nottingham and is over 40 miles from there. I appreciate locals might disagree and say Robin Hood is associated to the Doncaster area, but an outsider like myself is not really going to know this.

I can see why people from Nottingham and East Midlands Airport are upset by the name. Im surprised Ryanair have not had anything to do with name!

It should be called Sheffield International!  bigthumbsup 

Im not into all this naming airports after people and should leave it to the Americans, the name Liverpool John Lennon Airport is bad enough. If it really has to be named after someone let it atleast be someone real and not some fictitous character!


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Quoting SignalOne (Reply 10):
Durham Tees Valley

The best thing about that name is that Durham is closer to Newcastle Airport than it is to Teesside (Durham Tees Valley)  Silly



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Its to attract inbound tourists into the airport. Its not there for the outbound flyers - they wil know that it is the airport local to Doncaster and Sheffield. But with the growth of the airport heavily reliant on LCC services, it needs to attract people to fly IN to there as well. Plain Doncaster or Sheffield or South Yorkshire would not really mean anything, but to give it a historical figure's name might just help (in theory).

If Coventry's owners were smart, they would rename it William Shakespeare airport, and market its proximity to Stratford That'll get the tourists flooding in from Europe.



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User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Robin Hod is a good name for an airport in the midlands around Nottingham or sherwood forest. Its a pathetic, laughable name for an airport near Doncaster in South Yorks.

Everyone round Yorkshire is taking the p*** out of it already. Just call it Donny International as thats what all the local folk will call it.

Not too many Maid Marions around Doncaster either!!


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