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RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?  
User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

So why is RDU not named Durham-Raleigh Int. Airport... every other airport that has dual cities listed/named are in ABC order right????? (MSP and DFW for example) Or am I wrong??

[Edited 2006-08-20 06:30:47]

[Edited 2006-08-20 06:37:05]

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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

To be honest, I'm no RDU expert or anything, but I think saying Raleigh first sounds better... It rolls of the tongue and flows easier than saying Durham first... Just my  twocents 


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User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Could it be the case in all the above examples that the larger city goes first?

Or maybe the fact that RDU is in Wake county and not durham county.

Or Maybe the fact that you don't want durham in front of the state capitol.

 Smile



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8230 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
Or am I wrong??

Yeah, I think so. It's always larger city first. E.g. Sarasota/Bradenton, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, etc.



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User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 2):
Or Maybe the fact that you don't want durham in front of the state capitol.

I believe the poster above me is correct - the larger city always goes first...

...besides, St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota and it is second.


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20500 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Quoting Jetpixx (Reply 4):
I believe the poster above me is correct - the larger city always goes first.

Then there was Hollywood-Burbank, and Hollywood's not even a city.  Wink

Then it became the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, and now Bob Hope Airport, it's 6th name since inception, and it hasn't moved an inch.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
So why is RDU not named Durham-Raleigh Int. Airport...

Maybe because the area is know as Raleigh-Durham...???? Just a guess.



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User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Because people will get confused and won't flight out of there thinking is a different airport  rotfl 



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Maybe because DUR was already taken?

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6761 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

It was named clean-to-dirty.. safer-to-scarier.. anybody-but-Duke-to-Duke.. Milli-to-Vanilli?


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User currently offlineDptMAN From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Same as LBA in the UK Leeds Bradford Airport, just sounds better!

User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 8):
Maybe because DUR was already taken?

I didnt say we had to name it DUR.. It can be Durham-Raleigh Int. w/o DUR... we all know airport codes dont have to logical to what they actually stand for...

FM III


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Reply 11):
we all know airport codes dont have to logical to what they actually stand for...

but it is nice when they are


User currently offlineJFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

ISP- Long Island/Islip MacArthur

User currently offlineFlyboy14295 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

@JFK, Long Island is not a city as you probably know. They could have named FRG with Long Island. And any other airport on LI.


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

I really wish I could have your worries and concerns. The area has been called the Raleigh-Durham area since most likely the beginning of recorded history and thus that is how the airport got its name.



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8086 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2934 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
every other airport that has dual cities listed/named are in ABC order right????? (MSP and DFW for example)

I can't imagine a world where St Paul would ever get top billing over Minneapolis, Or Fort Worth over Dallas, ABC order or not.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
Maybe because the area is know as Raleigh-Durham...????

This is also true.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5049 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Try out the Quad-Cities for fun. MLI-Moline/Davenport/Rock Island/Bettendorf. Now, the airport IS closest to Moline, Illinois so they should get first place in the name game.

I love it when it appears "Moline/Quad Cities", inferring that it is Moline, plus 4 more cities.

The airport itself is now styled "Quad City International". http://www.qcairport.com/

In the past I've seen it in timetables and route maps as any of the above mentioned combinations.



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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2870 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
I really wish I could have your worries and concerns.

ohh trust me, I am neither worried or concerned... It was just a post, nothing more. My life will go on and I will live to see another day..
lol
just wondering if there was some science to the system. looks like the big city comes first (seems like the best answer)
FM III


User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2860 times:

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 2):
Or Maybe the fact that you don't want durham in front of the state capitol



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
It was named clean-to-dirty.. safer-to-scarier.. anybody-but-Duke-to-Duke.. Milli-to-Vanilli?

Durham is a scarey place!! Outside of Duke, what does Durham.


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2775 times:
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Quoting JFKspotter (Reply 13):
ISP- Long Island/Islip MacArthur

I think they just dropped the 'Islip' from the name. So now it is Long Island/ MacArthur.

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
It was named clean-to-dirty.. safer-to-scarier.. anybody-but-Duke-to-Duke.. Milli-to-Vanilli?

You mean Raleigh isn't the worst of the two? Wow, that sure doesn't say much for Durham. I've been into Raleigh and was not impressed to say the least. Oh well.



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User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2729 times:

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 20):
You mean Raleigh isn't the worst of the two? Wow, that sure doesn't say much for Durham. I've been into Raleigh and was not impressed to say the least. Oh well.

It depends on what part of Raleigh and what part of Durham. If you compare the bad part of Raleigh to the newly renovated Tobacco section of Durham, then yeah, Durham would be better, but overall, Raleigh is known as a better place to live. Less crime, more business, better basketball teams...GO PACK!! Duke sucks...and I won't even start talking about UNC, partially because it has nothing to do with Raleigh or Durham. Or the airport.

I'd say bigger city to smaller. Proximity is this case is just about even, and it is true that the area has always been known as Raleigh-Durham, I'm not sure I've ever heard anybody say Durham-Raleigh.

Your CptSpeaking



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User currently offlineToneale From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

The area is known as the Raleigh-Durham area. In fact, the area is actually known as the Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem triangle.

User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

ISP is in the the town of Islip. FRG is in the town of Farmingdale, JFK was named after the president. Prior to that it was Idlewild (after the swamp that was originally there), so that's a different scenario.

Who knows why airports are named? We can all speculate.

Neil



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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Quoting Toneale (Reply 22):
In fact, the area is actually known as the Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem triangle.

The triangle is Raleigh-Durham-Chap-Hill... Winston Salem in in the Piedmont-Triad w/ Greensboro and High Point...

Was that a joke?? if so sorry for the correction post... if not, FYI!!!...

As stated, it depends on what part of each city. They are both nice places if you are in the right part.... Chap-hill (ewwwww) they have that lil' dang airport off "Historic" Airport Rd., now MLK Rd.

FM III


25 Freedom747 : Good grief !! Who cares!!
26 PROSA : The "Republic" part of FRG's name comes from the Republic Aircraft factory which operated at the airport until about 20 years ago. In fact the airport
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