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DTW To Sell Naming Rights To Sponsor  
User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2008/0...airport-check-8.html#uslPageReturn

The new North Terminal's name is up for grabs - for a nice price tag, I'm sure.  Smile

No sponsor has been identified, nor has a price for the sponsorship.

Even though DTW is likely safe, I think this would be a risky investment until all this merger mania cools down. The North Terminal will not house NW, so maybe it's alright.

[Edited 2008-04-14 06:08:02]

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User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

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The white zone is for loading and unloading of Wachovia customers only, NO PARKING.

There is not stopping in the red zone except for Nextel users.

when will it end?!!!

First stadiums who change names with some zany company who is so desperate to show they exist but inevitably go belly up or merge because they spent millions on fancy systems but had not idea what to do after that.

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I'm waiting for the day in SJC when your traffic court is brought to you by Google.


User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7342 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Well on the plus side if that happens it won't be named after some corrupt local politician (and we have plenty of those these days in the Metro Detroit area).

Any of you ever see the movie "Idiocrasy" Our society may be heading down that path with the constant inundation of advertising at every turn - Brought to you my Carls Jr.


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3532 times:
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Demand, are you listening? Put out membership dues toward this worthwhile cause, name it after A.net, and get a tax writeoff (creative accounting is an awesome skill to possess!).

Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 1):
The white zone is for loading and unloading of Wachovia customers only, NO PARKING.

Well...certain stadiums have Lexus-only parking so I wouldn't be too surprised to see this lol!



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 5961 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
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Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 3):
Well...certain stadiums have Lexus-only parking so I wouldn't be too surprised to see this lol!

What stadiums are those? Lexus is not exactly what I would call an exclusive car.

Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 1):
First stadiums who change names with some zany company who is so desperate to show they exist but inevitably go belly up or merge because they spent millions on fancy systems but had not idea what to do after that.

Kind of like the Savis Center in St. Louis. Nobody knows what Savis is or does?

The Trans World Dome is another good example. TWA could have spent their money on other things besides getting their name on that thing.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7502 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3475 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 2):
Well on the plus side if that happens it won't be named after some corrupt local politician (and we have plenty of those these days in the Metro Detroit area).

Cough McNamara, of which didn't do a thing on the worldgateway, NW originally paid for most of it, so why should he get to name it after himself....



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

The only problem with this is that sports stadiums don't really have much bad publicity. Would you really want your company to be all over the news if Heathrow T5 had been named after it?

User currently offlineSurfrider1978 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

"Enron International Terminal"

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

How about we name it after some A-net members

The AFKLMLHLX terminal: A great place to leave America from
The ANCFlyer terminal: We put a cap on high prices
The GKirk terminal: We're not sheepish about Detroit
The Zen100 terminal: It's not Qatar, but close enough
The RTe/YAK42 terminal


User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3276 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

This is old news, do a search, you'll find it's already been discussed here. Months ago....

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 9):
This is old news, do a search, you'll find it's already been discussed here. Months ago....

I thought I started the thread...    

Posted Sat Sep 23 2006

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...general_aviation/read.main/3002068

[Edited 2008-04-14 08:40:11]

User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 9):



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):

Both of those threads cited sources that said that the airport was 'considering' such a proposition, along with substantial discussion regarding whether or not the name would be offered for purchase. This article confirms that it will indeed happen.

[Edited 2008-04-14 09:05:55]

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

I suggest the "Joe's Bail Bonds" North Terminal....  Smile


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User currently offlineKcm572 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Perfect name for DTW - Toyota International

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3199 times:



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
How about we name it after some A-net members

The AFKLMLHLX terminal: A great place to leave America from
The ANCFlyer terminal: We put a cap on high prices
The GKirk terminal: We're not sheepish about Detroit
The Zen100 terminal: It's not Qatar, but close enough
The RTe/YAK42 terminal

Alex what is failed attempt at humor for $500.00



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3180 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 14):
Alex what is failed attempt at humor for $500.00

Alex, what are overused catchphrases for 2.


User currently offlineJumpseat67 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
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With some slight modifications for outside terminal appearance, how about one of my hometown's favorites? White Castle  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21415 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Things that sound like sarcasm. Uh, things that aren't funny. Uh, things that are outdated gameshow references. Uh, uh, things that you read on a.net!!! Ding ding ding!!


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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6659 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3069 times:



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 8):
The GKirk terminal: We're not sheepish about Detroit

LOL!

Quoting Kcm572 (Reply 13):
Perfect name for DTW - Toyota International

OMG, can you imagine that? Talk about rubbing salt into the wound that is Detroit.


User currently offlineAAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 days ago) and read 2959 times:

Burnsie28,

You are incorrect. For some reason, there seems to be this idea that NWA financed the construction of the McNamara Terminal. This is simply NOT the case. The County issued well over $1B worth of revenue bonds to pay for the construction of both the McNamara and the Davey Terminal replacement and all of the infrastructure improvements to go along with those two terminal facilities. The County allowed NWA to control the design and construction of the McNamara, since it would be the primary user, but the airline did NOT pay for it. Therefore, the County had every right to name the building after whatever or whoever it wished. NWA had no right to name the building. People can argue all day and night about whether it was right to name the terminal after McNamara, but the simple fact is that no matter how much opposition NWA may have thrown in the direction of the County on naming, there was no obligation to decide based upon that. So, NWA has deemed the facility its World Gateway, which I think makes total sense. It is the absolute best terminal facility of any of NWA's hubs, and offers extensive service to Asia and Europe. It offers the best impression and favorable passenger experience NWA has to offer in its system, and users seem to be pleased by scoring the McNamara highly when surveyed.

The naming rights process will come under much scrutiny, as it already has on this board in a single day. But, you know, money talks. And it will be the decision of the Airport Authority as to which bids to accept. So, know there will be no Toyota Terminal or anything which would reflect negatively on this region and its primary economic drivers. And, as long as it doesn't detract from the overall facility, yet brings much needed non-airline revenue to the airport for its operation (in order to keep airline costs as low as possible..which is mainly why this move is being made), I think it will have accomplished the goal. Who or what organizations/companies will bid is the big question. I'm sure there will continue to be threads on the subject posted here, so as to provide updates.

AAflyguy


User currently onlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 days ago) and read 2947 times:

In other news, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to announce Tuesday the sale of naming rights to the Detroit River, Woodward Avenue, and Greektown to help the struggling city's budget. No word yet on what kind of car he will buy his mother with the profits.


Hey Swifty
User currently offlineAAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

So tired of the Kwame jokes, and I'm not even a supporter of his nor a resident of the City of Detroit. It has already gotten old, and isn't funny. The situation just brings a darker cloud over the city and embarassing attention it doesn't need.

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6659 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2885 times:



Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 20):
In other news, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to announce Tuesday the sale of naming rights to the Detroit River, Woodward Avenue, and Greektown to help the struggling city's budget. No word yet on what kind of car he will buy his mother with the profits

LOL! "Woodward Avenue, brought to you by GM"

Quoting AAflyguy (Reply 21):
So tired of the Kwame jokes, and I'm not even a supporter of his nor a resident of the City of Detroit. It has already gotten old, and isn't funny. The situation just brings a darker cloud over the city and embarassing attention it doesn't need.

Well, until Detroit gets it's head out of its collective ass and stops electing morons to office, stops settling for mediocrity, corruption, etc, nothing will change. Clearly, they haven't been shamed into changing.


User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2825 times:



Quoting DTW.SCE" class=quote target=_blank>PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 2):
Any of you ever see the movie "Idiocrasy" Our society may be heading down that path with the constant inundation of advertising at every turn - Brought to you my Carls Jr.

LOL, that movie is awesome, very true though. "Don't worry scrote. There are plenty of 'tards out there living really kick ass lives. My first wife was 'tarded. She's a pilot now." lol

Quoting Kcm572 (Reply 13):
Perfect name for DTW - Toyota International

Believe it or not, Toyota is making a push into the SE Michigan area creating about 1000 jobs in the near future in Ann Arbor for R+D type stuff. It sure isn't like it used to be in MI when it came to foreign car companies.

Quoting AAflyguy (Reply 21):
So tired of the Kwame jokes, and I'm not even a supporter of his nor a resident of the City of Detroit. It has already gotten old, and isn't funny. The situation just brings a darker cloud over the city and embarassing attention it doesn't need.

Damn, I guess you won't like the fact that I was going to say that he is probably going to use the taxpayers money to name it after himself before he uses the rest of their money to defend himself in a long drawn out trial. It will probably be something like "The Honorable King of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick Terminal"



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User currently offlineAAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

LOL, whatever guys. Clearly this is becoming more about Detroit jokes vs the original topic of discussion.

25 NASCARAirforce : I was hoping they would name it the Kwame Kilpatrick TErminal --filler--
26 EWRCabincrew : They could name it Windsor Int'l Airport. Signed, Ryanair
27 Isitsafenow : I kinda like the ISITSAFENOW bar and grille. safe
28 AIR757200 : I'm not a big fan of terminals having "naming rights", I think "North" terminal would do just fine. Or, why not just give it any one of the previous n
29 TN757Flyer : I can understand stadiums and arena's selling naming rights, but airports is a little much. I still refuse to call DCA Ronald Reagan National Airport
30 EWRCabincrew : Talk about ironic. That and IAH as George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Some things are hard to say.
31 LAXdude1023 : HAHA, Lovin it! How about the Kwame Kilpatrick International Airport? Hell they should rename DCA to the Marion Barry Airport.
32 Tb727 : Still just plain old Intercontinental to me, much like National is just National to me.
34 Warszawa : I'm content with simply "North Terminal", but of course this is an easy way to obtain some funds by offering a sponsor for the terminal. Personally it
35 IAHFLYR : Tis INTERCONTINENTAL and either NATIONAL or DCA to me!
36 FlyDeltaJets87 : How about the "Fly Delta Jets" Terminal, since that's what the NW terminal is soon going to become.
37 LHboyatDTW : I concur. A very significant (positive) icon of Detroit although half the people I know seriously think that she lived in Atlanta.
38 MQTmxguy : They could stick a sign out front that says "Get On Airplanes and Go Places HERE" for all I care. As long as they tear down that warehouse-looking, fu
39 Dtwclipper : NO! We already have enough named for her. Let's just leave it as "the north Terminal" thank you.
40 DocLightning : There is no McNamara Terminal. It's "Midfield." And always will be. No matter what sign they might hang over it.
41 NASCARAirforce : Wasn't she originally from Montgomery Alabama where the bus incident took place?
42 FlyBoy84 : Y'know, I agree with those who say, "Let's leave it at North Terminal and call it a day."
43 Tb727 : Agreed And agreed. OK now someone call these guys and tell them we the public have it figured out the way we want it done.
44 Brilondon : Is he not the guy who designed the terminal?
45 FlyDeltaJets87 : Don't know how they got that impression. It was in Montgomery that she refused to get off the bus. Atlanta's still "Hartsfield" to me, just as Cinerg
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