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User currently offlineFll2993 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

I was just thinking not many Big airports are close to the city. What good size airport is the closest to downtown in the us. I was thinking fll but fll isnt that big.


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1884 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
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LAS is right off of the strip. It is in the back yard of the MGM Grand


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User currently offlineFll2993 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Yea I dont know how I forgot that.

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5440 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Burke Lakefront Airport is an easy walk to downtown Cleveland. I don't know if you'd call it a big airport (no major passenger carriers), but it has a good number of aircraft movements.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10036 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
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BOS is about 2 miles from downtown Boston.

SAN is also about 2 miles from downtown San Diego.

DCA is just across the river from Washington, DC.



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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 1):
LAS is right off of the strip. It is in the back yard of the MGM Grand

Yes but that is not technically downtown. Downtown is a little more north.



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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Strange no one mentioned LGA and also LCY (I know it's UK, but still a very big city).


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
BOS is about 2 miles from downtown Boston.

SAN is also about 2 miles from downtown San Diego.

DCA is just across the river from Washington, DC.

Been to DCA and yes it is right there across the river. I have never been to BOS, from the pics, it seems like downtown is right there, rather close.

LGA is in queens, but not far from uptown Manhattan. But isn't EWR closer to the financial district, or even midtown Manhattan than LGA?



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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Edmonton Municipal (YXD) is about a mile or so from the central core.
Used to be a busy airport but the city pols (through the EAA) have
basically cornered into a life as a mostly GA airport with very limited scheduled and air taxi service.



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User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Just from its name you can tell BFM is in downtown Mobile. It doesn't have commercial flights, but it is a large freight and heavy maintenance site. You can frequently see FX planes and UA 744s there. It is also where they will build the KC30 if EADS gets the contract.


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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

John Wayne Airposrt, don't know for sure, not that big though!

User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 3):
Burke Lakefront Airport is an easy walk to downtown Cleveland. I don't know if you'd call it a big airport (no major passenger carriers), but it has a good number of aircraft movements.

Indeed, BKL is very close to downtown where many work. In fact, you can see the very building I work in from that photo (between engines 3 and 4).  Smile Unfortunately, mostly corporate jets, GA, and a few news helicopters.



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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

LGA anyone? Its right in the middle of Queens or whatever


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User currently offlineWsan581 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 7):
LGA is in queens, but not far from uptown Manhattan. But isn't EWR closer to the financial district, or even midtown Manhattan than LGA?

I believe LGA is 12 miles from downtown and EWR is 8 miles from downtown.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Mexico City International


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User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

BOS and SAN are practically in the city. Nobody mentioned SFB.


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User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7621 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Dont forget PHX, its not far from downtown although I dont know how far.


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 14 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 14):
Mexico City International

Not that close to the downtown. But then were is downtown for Mexico City? The City Centre, Zocalo or the where there are many financial institutiones along Paseo de la Reforma? Or the 'Financial District" which I heard is Sante Fe? Neither of the above is very close to the airport, though it is true that the airport is pretty much surrounded by city.

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 12):
LGA anyone? Its right in the middle of Queens or whatever

Which is not considered downtown. But as mentiones LGA is 12 miles from downtown manhattan, making EWR a little closer, though across the river.



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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

HNL


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User currently offlineCessnalady From Mexico, joined May 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 17):
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 14):
Mexico City International

Not that close to the downtown. But then were is downtown for Mexico City? The City Centre, Zocalo or the where there are many financial institutiones along Paseo de la Reforma? Or the 'Financial District" which I heard is Sante Fe? Neither of the above is very close to the airport, though it is true that the airport is pretty much surrounded by city.

For we people living in Mexico City, "downtown" is "El Centro", the area surrounding the Constitution square, most commonly known as the "Zócalo", or the "Square of Arms" in colonial times. The Western edge of MEX is less than 3.5 Km away from the Zócalo, and less than 1Km of the Eastern edge of the Candelaria district, traditionally an integral part of "El Centro" or downtown.

So that puts MEX almost next to downtown Mexico City.

Marie


User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Quoting Wsan581 (Reply 13):
I believe LGA is 12 miles from downtown and EWR is 8 miles from downtown.

Except the main business district in New York is Midtown.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

We covered this a couple of years back.
MKC, Kansas City Downtown, formally called Municipal, is less than one and
one half miles from 12th and Main, the heart of downtown, Kansas City Mo.
The airlines moved from there to MCI in late 72 but MKC is still open to private planes, some freighters and charters with a 7000 ft N-S runway.
The Chicago White Sox used MKC to fly a UA A320, N421UA, from KC to Boston in early September. I was there, like a dummy, WITHOUT a camera.
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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Let's see here...
MKC is right across the Missouri River from downtown KC
DAL is a quick jump (4 miles) up Cedar Springs Road from downtown Dallas
CPS is only a couple of miles from downtown St. Louis
The old AUS Mueller Airport was close to downtown AUS
STP is right across the Mississippi from downtown St. Paul
PHX is right on the edge of downtown
Toronto Downtown Island Airport is very close to downtown

Those are some I can think of off the top of my head.

Texan



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23027 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 15):
Nobody mentioned SFB.

SFB is nowhere near downtown Orlando. Did you mean ORL?

What about AEP or ULC? I've not been to B.A., but I know AEP is closer in than EZE. Cerrillos isn't really downtown Santiago, but the field was very much in the city. WAW is pretty close to downtown Warsaw, maybe 5 miles or so.



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User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 15):
Nobody mentioned SFB.

SFB is in the middle of NO WHERE FLORIDA, it's out past where Jesus left his sandals and then some. Granted it's accessible by the 417 now but that's a 20 min hike from downtown Orlando.



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25 Jkarp2112 : SJC is basically downtown with a nice final approach 'buzz' of downtown and the main sports/convention/concert facility (the HP Pavilion).
26 BHMBAGLOCK : BHM is very close to downtown, about 5 minutes if it's not rush hour. Only about 4 miles from the middle of downtown to the airport property.
27 Articulatexpat : OAK is close to downtown Oakland, only a couple of exits south, and it's closer to San Francisco's Financial District than SFO is. My miniscule hometo
28 Rdwelch : I remember those days. If you drove it like you stole it, you could be at least on Cargo row in 5 min, main terminal in 7-8 with sympathetic traffic
29 Mir : That's debatable. Either way, because of the traffic, LGA is generally considered the closest of the three NYC airports to the city, even though EWR
30 FlyDeltaJets : There is no real "main" business district of NYC. You tell that to the average Vegas traveller
31 CainanUK : How about DAL? Not technically "downtown", but still a hell of a lot closer than DFW.
32 ONTFlyer : SAN. Turn left on Harbor, drive 2 minutes welcome to downtown.
33 Dartland : Actually, not really. Midtown is without a doubt, unarguably, the main business district in NYC. LGA and EWR are both not that far, but are by no mea
34 Cubsrule : CLT is actually only about 5 miles from downtown Charlotte.
35 Sflaflight : Well FLL is 5 miles from downtown and MIA is 7 miles. While it's not BOS or SAN, ithey're pretty close!
36 Boeing744 : YTZ is right in downtown Toronto, albeit on an island of course. It is just a short ferry ride away, but it is so close that you have a perfect view f
37 AirScoot : Had to have meant ORL (Herndon). Though it's closed, FBU was very close to downtown... HND anyone?
38 Post contains images RJpieces :
39 MCOflyer : MLB is next door to Gruman and is about 3 miles to the city. I agree for SAN. Agreed for SAN. What about GNV and LCY? MCOflyer
40 N328KF : Instead of downtown, let's say "the metro area's center of gravity" and now it's accurate.
41 Floridaflyboy : Although not a really big airport, DAB is right in the middle of town.
42 MrPIBB : FLL isn't big? An airport that handles a huge amount of traffic with multiple widebody aircraft per day isn't big?
43 AT777 : Anyone for MDW? Close to downtown Chicago.
44 N328KF : Not really. MDW is on the edge of the city proper. Now, CGX was a different story.
45 Post contains images Centrair : FUK is on a subway line and 5 minutes from Tenjin and 10 min from Center Fukuoka HND is across from Odaiba, a major tourist area, and only 10-15 minut
46 NewYorkCityBoi : Yeah, if you're talking about driving or a cab. But if you take LIRR to JFK or take NJ Transit to EWR from Penn Station and connect to the airtrain t
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