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User currently offlineBACONCORDE From United States of America, joined May 2000, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

I have heard talk that DCA may be closed forever, because of its close proximity to D.C. This would most likely end Shuttle operations of major airlines. Comments or more info if you have it is welcome.

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User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

If it does close, than it is safe to say you can say goodbye to USAirways also. Very funny how the Justice Department in DC said "NO WAY" to the UA/US merger, and USairways is going to end right in front of them at DCA.

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Closing a hub airport for an Airline means a disaster, but if DCA wasn't closed, what will happen to the spotting area behind the runway? would it stay open as usual for public?


User currently offlineCo/ba From United States of America, joined May 2001, 399 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

no the spotting area is closed

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

I don't mean to cast a negetive light on the possibility of DCA closing, but if it should happen...that airfield would be a great addition for the Air & Space Museum branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Think of the possiblities of the positive side of aviation. Regards.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Hadn't thought of the Smithsonian in this. National would be a great place for the new Udvar-Hazy addition. IF DCA were to close, IAD will likely become space limited very quickly.


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Just read an article on DCA at MSNBC.com. Two points came out.

1. It may "reopen" with limited service form planes smaller than the 757.

2. May open but funnel air traffic off to the south on take off away from major installations in D.C. (Never been to DCA, but just going by what the article says).

The article also says they moved the planes from DCA to both Dulles and BWI to assist there.

Rgds,

Greg



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User currently offlineSkychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1012 times:

DCA was a pilot's nightmare long before this. Should have been closed years ago. I do like the Smithsonian idea. Convert the terminal to a museum, park historic aircraft around the concourses. Or demolish the concourses and build a massive hangar of some sort to display the planes. MWAA could recoup the investment through entrance fees.

User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1003 times:


Why not use the airport for military/business use exclusively?.... toss in a few RJ's in the mix for some commute pax?

S


User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 983 times:
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Military, business, and regional jets are capable of crashing, too, in an accident, or deliberately. It's not the fact that there are pax planes at DCA -- it's the fact that there are planes at all that concerns people.

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