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Does ATL Need Fifth Runway?  
User currently offlineSoaring Spirit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

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User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

oh no not at all as a matter of fact I think that ATL can function with one 2000ft runway.

User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Doug...you took the words right out of my mouth.

Not only will Atlanta require the fifth runway....but a sixth isn't out of the question in the future either.

Travis


User currently offlineSoaring Spirit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Enlighten me as to why Atlanta needs a fifth runway? I think they're doing just fine with four.  Smile

User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

ATL , as you know, is the busiest airport in the world...Therefore any extra runway would probably be a good thing...would decrease the number of delays...make congestion less of a problem. Surely Atlanta doesnt need the runway as much as say a badly misconstrued airport like O'hare...but it will still help...

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8906 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

I'm all for it. As Travis said, it will help ease delays, and it will allow expansion once the economy gets back up. Plus, I'm all for having five planes on approach at the same time with me in one of them, quite a site to see three planes landing concurrently with you.

Jeff


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Jeff,

It would only be 3 planes coming in at one time.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

go to DFW you can see 4 landings at the same time on a routine basis.

User currently offlineSoaring Spirit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Cool.

User currently offlineYoungDon From United States of America, joined May 2001, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Hell yeah ATL needs another runway! When I was there this summer, not only was there another plane on approach to one of the 8(R/L) runways, but no sooner had we cleared the runway, a landing 757 whisked past on the runway we had been on like 2 seconds ago.

BUT...
Another runway in Atlanta will not help as much as another runway at O'Hare or LaGuardia would. Of course that is out of the question...

Oh yeah, DeltAirlines, landing with another plane on approach is an experience to say the least.


User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Both myself and my wife work at ATL and I cannot tell you how many missed approaches and go-arounds I see on a daily basis. However, the best reason for ATL to get a 5th and maybe 6th runway is to get rid of Hapeville and Riverdale.......what dumps. Atlanta could also use about 6 more lanes on each side of 75, 85 and 285 to ease traffic which is getting worse by the day. 3 lanes just doesn't cut it for a city whose working populous lives on average, 20-40 miles away from downtown. Just a thought!
Steve



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