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Airport Codes: IAD  
User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5511 times:
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This is not a A vs. B posting! Who remembers whom IAD is named after?

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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

Secretary of State John Dulles, under Eisenhower. Known for his fight against communism.

'902



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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5457 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 1):
Secretary of State John Dulles, under Eisenhower. Known for his fight against communism.

Interesting factoid... didn't know that.

I do know that the three letters = International Airport Dulles.


User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 747 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

I was blessed by Mr. Dulles' Son, Cardinal Avery Dulles, A Bishop in the Catholic church at my sisters graduation a few years back.

Andrew



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31132 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5340 times:
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IAD should stand for "Icky, Antiquated Dulles".

Hopefully the new Pier C and D will be completed before the 22nd century.  Wink


User currently offlineIADBGO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5316 times:

His father and uncle were also both Sec States. His brother Allen Dulles was also head of the CIA under Eisenhower. Quite the family.

IADBGO


User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 679 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

Actually his full name was John Foster Dulles and that is how he was always referred to.

Rgds,
Ed



Ed
User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
IAD should stand for "Icky, Antiquated Dulles".

This just shows how imature some people on here are. Let it go!! Yes, Dulles is in the process of becoming better, but it really is NOT that bad.

Quoting Cs03 (Thread starter):
This is not a A vs. B posting!

Why would anyone even think it is....?



Koi mi sra v gashtite?
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7792 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

IIRC, wasn't the land out in western Fairfax and eastern Loudon counties owned by the Dulles family? Hence why the airport was named after J.F. Dulles?


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User currently offlineTymnBalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

IAD's original airport code was DIA (for Dulles International Airport) but, back in the day of handwritten strips used by ATC, DIA looked too much like DCA and it became an issue so the code was changed. (I don't know why I know that or where I heard that...)

C.



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 9):
IAD's original airport code was DIA (for Dulles International Airport) but, back in the day of handwritten strips used by ATC, DIA looked too much like DCA and it became an issue so the code was changed.

You just beat me to it.  Smile

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 9):
(I don't know why I know that or where I heard that...)

Because the two airports are 23 miles apart.
On the bright side, at least your bags would be in Washington. Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2099 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

There has been an occasional campaign to rename Dulles after someone more diplomatic rather than the harsh anti-Communist cold warrior John Foster Dulles. While most Americans have forgotten Dulles, his name still brings resentment in other parts of the world, hardly suitable for the international gateway to the nation's capital.

User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

AADC10..While not disagreeing with you, if we go by that philosophy, then Houston is in REALLY big trouble!

User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 12):
then Houston is in REALLY big trouble!

... and the Candidate airport to be renamed to honour (cough) of GWB? (the code appers to be available)


User currently offline10MID From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4678 times:

MSY - to be renamed George W. Bush-Katrina Intergalactic.

User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

Quoting 10MID (Reply 14):
MSY - to be renamed George W. Bush-Katrina Intergalactic.

 laughing   laughing 

Rob  wave 



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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

I would venture to say that GWB will have an airport in Texass.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 16):
Texass

Not funny.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4472 times:

I'm just waiting for it to become Washinton Dulles/Marion Barry International Airport!

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 16):
I would venture to say that GWB will have an airport in Texass

Maybe they'll rename Love Field??


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31132 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4337 times:
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Quoting BG777300ER (Reply 7):
This just shows how imature some people on here are. Let it go!! Yes, Dulles is in the process of becoming better, but it really is NOT that bad.

As UA hubs go, okay, it's a bit better then ORD because it actually has shore power in the terminal. But compared to the SFO or DEN hubs, it's dark, dirty, and totally underwhelming. LAX beats it because you don't need the moonbuggies to get around.


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