Pendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1108 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...
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1102 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.
YoungDon From United States of America, joined May 2001, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1035 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.
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.
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 682 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1019 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!