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Kellner Warning The City Of Houston?  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3917 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

An intresting and possibly telling editorial in today's 'Comical'. The last quote is the most chilling.

"Mayor White and Continental Airlines CEO Larry Kellner met last week with the Chronicle's editorial board and detailed the economic difficulties that would be created by permanently tying the city's enterprise funds to a revenue and spending ceiling."

"As for the airports, White says, defeat of Prop G would make it more difficult to expand facilities and make necessary capital improvements. A situation could be created in which city officials would have to choose between expanding aviation facilities and hiring more police."

"Kellner says Continental wants to use bigger aircraft at Bush Intercontinental, "but that takes more gate space, parking, more concessions and terminal size." If the airline cannot expand here, the CEO says, it would be forced to look elsewhere for that growth."

The whole editorial,

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/4294082.html

While I do not care for these tactics, IAH's future growth is too important, so I will be voting for 'G'.

Thomas


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineBadlydrawnboy From United States of America, joined May 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

There have been reports that CO is looking at CLE for more expansion, but I think just about everyone "in the know" knows that. The saga continues....

bdb


User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
While I do not care for these tactics, IAH's future growth is too important, so I will be voting for 'G'.

Then their fearmongering worked. I would vote NO and see what happens. Prediction: nothing.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5144 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

COs fleet plans and the fearmongering tactics don't add up--larger aircraft--the 777s and 767s are maxed out and the 787s don't take up any larger space so its really meaningless rhetoric. I'll be voting for G but its not because CO won't use larger jets into Houston--cause no matter what they will.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offline102IAHexpress From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2111 times:



I don’t know enough about the propositions to vote one way or the other. I’ll have to do some more research. Although, I don’t care for scare tactics so I’m inclined to vote No on prop G, but voting Yes could benefit HOU and its main tenant; so I might go Yes.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/politics/4255969.html


User currently offlineCO767FA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Thread starter):
." If the airline cannot expand here, the CEO says, it would be forced to look elsewhere for that growth."

CO Executives used similar tactics with Denver....and we know where that got them.


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