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ATL Is Back On Top!  
User currently offlineRM-11 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 138 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Atlanta has seems to regain its number one position in aircraft movements, it has had the number one position for passengers for sometime now.

http://www.airports.org/traffic/busiest.html


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

That sucks to see DTW drop to number 9, a couple years ago they were number 5.

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

IM glad for Atlanta! Its my hometown and an amazing airport. Delta and AirTran are doing extremely well there!!
Tony


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2552 times:

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As the old saying goes (at least here in the South), you can't go to Heaven without change planes @ ATL! We're #1!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2528 times:

ATL Rules. The Concourses are so easy to navigate, and so easy to get to in such Minimal Time. No wonder they are Number 1. EVERYBODY likes to go through there. Look at Detroits OLD terminal where you had to walk from C Terminal to G Terminal.. UGHK... ATL IS NUMBER 1

User currently offlineOmegous From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Congrats to ATL. I am going to be traveling to and from ATL next week! WOOT!!


On a side note, LAS is 12th for passengers, and 6th for movements. Not too bad at all!! But we must beat Phoenix!!!


User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

My username says it all. ATL, the greatest airport in the world!!

User currently offlineMatthc49 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

SHIAT YEAH!!! Kick ass ATL!!! Flying in there on 22nd to pick up some friends then heading to Oshkosh!!! Anyone need picks of anything on the G/A side?

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

ATL is nice, but I think the concourses are too small and too narrow.

I guess I've been spoiled by the largest single gate area in the world, United's Concourse B in Denver Int'l (DEN).

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Out of all the airports I've been to in the world, Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) is the best in my opinion. I'd rather connect in it than any other airport in the world.

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It's such an amazingly organized airport. It's had nearly 20 phases of expansion yet it is still amazingly neat and organized. You simply can't go wrong with this airport.

All this talking is making me want to to go there!  Smile

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMatthc49 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Denver is beautiful, but, ATL still gets my #1 until I see another (in person)... You wanna see narrow concourses? KMSY has some narrow ones...

Matt Chamberlain
5R2


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

ATL isn't bad, I like it.

But I just got used to the incredibly wide and incredibly long concourses in DEN.

Concourse B is more than 1 mile long, and it's width is about 2 ATL concourses put together (more like 1.75, but close enough).

Concourse B sure is a good place to get some exercise.  Smile

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

You shall die for the next 2 months..........

Its just a slight dip here at ORD.

Weve been through this, and you will see us back at the top.



User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Yeah, because T1 to D38 connections are just so much fun.  Smile

:rolleyes:


User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

I can just give my congrats to ATL!
But it sucks to see that this list just covers the 30 biggest (it used to be longer). Where's my ARN?

Regards, Simon


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Awesome for ATL! It's my home airport, so I love to see it do well. What exactly is a movement? Is a landing and takeoff of one aircraft a movement, or would when the plane lands be one and when it takes off be another?

User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

LOT767-300ER - What you say sounds familiar:

"We take great pride in our historic role as the transportation hub of the nation. If indeed Atlanta is going to surpass us in passenger count, it's going to be very close, and they shouldn't get used to that title," says Dennis Culloton of Chicago's aviation department. "We anticipate that we will reclaim the belt, if you will, by this time next year."
http://www.usatoday.com/life/travel/business/1999/t0407ah.htm

This was said back in 1999, did you guys take back the highest passenger count yet?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Unfortunately...

I wish I could share the joy of the ATL spotters. Even though I absoulutely hate Hartsfield, Delta, and Atlanta I must extend congrats.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineNgr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

I love ATL, but the rest of my family HATES it. I guess it is because I am the only one interested in aviation.  Sad I like going between the concourses on the automated subway and I like to watch all the planes! ATL is the best airport, but like Srbmod said, "Once you die, and you are going to heaven or hell, you have to go through Atlanta first"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

ngr


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

No but we took over movements in 2001.

User currently offlinePilothica737 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

DUDE!! SWEET!! I am so glad to see ATL back at #1!!!
Jacqueline


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

**I guess I've been spoiled by the largest single gate area in the world, United's Concourse B in Denver Int'l (DEN).**

Umm have you been to the new Detroit Midfield Terminal? Concourse A is over a mile long and has a train from one end to the other all for just Northwest and its partners. It is bigger than Denver's Concourse B



User currently offlineTzMSP From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 137 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

HlywdCatft:

Yeah, the new DTW terminal for NWA is indeed amazing! Though it's nice to see good ol' Minneapolis has climbed above Detroit in aircraft movements.  Big grin

tzMSP


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

HlywdCatft,

Yes, well haven't you ever taken into consideration that Midfield Terminal is BRAND NEW?

It's not like it's been around for 5 years my friend. So don't make it sound that it's obvious that I should know that a brand new terminal is larger. Sorry! I made a mistake!



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Well congrats to everybody's big ATL aiport being number 1, but what happens when ORD and ATL run out of room to grow? And DFW, with plenty of room to spare, will soon takeover. Its like a city there. Soon to be 6 terminals and a brand new elevated train system; perfect place for spotting. And 8 runways. Sorry, DFW is my hometown and I have to root for it! Soon that day will where we no longer be number 2 or 3 or even 6 and it will grow to #1! yay!!

Chris



Ride Amtrak!
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Saxman66,

You bring up a good point. I remember somewhere I read an article about what exactly will happen when ATL and ORD "fill up".

The only airports in the US with substantial room to grow are DEN which is the largest airport in North America in terms of land area and 2nd largest in the world; and DFW which is the 2nd largest in North America and 4th largest in the world

The full plan for DEN calls for 6 Concourses each the size of United's Concourse B, and 12 runways.

Of course, this isn't planned until 2035.  Smile

DFW has similar massive plans as well.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
25 BA : Many predict that DEN and DFW will become the future busiest airports in the US unless cities like Atlanta and Chicago scrap there current airports an
26 Ripcordd : ATL Sucks!!!!! all it has is Delta. Delta connects almost all of their traffic thru ATL which is why it is number#1. If AA or UA connected most of the
27 SESGDL : BA, What are you talking about? Tokyo is by far, the largest city in the world with over 30 million people. Go Atlanta!!!!!!! Also, ATL has been #1 by
28 Rai : What about LHR? Once they get the new terminal up and running, I'm sure they'll jump up the list. I don't think Atlanta or Chicago as cities handle th
29 Airblue : Beijing despite the crisis is running +23%. And also Tokio Hadena and Bangkok are doing well. It seems Asian airports had a less impact from 11th Sept
30 Post contains images TzMSP : ATL is certainly a marvel of an airport, but I would have to agree it's not near as much fun in terms of the livery of international airlines... nothi
31 Neilalp : Who cares about the airport layout or carrier. Just read the facts!! Yeah i'm not happy DTW is at 19th, but if connecting passengers gets you the awar
32 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : ", but what happens when ORD and ATL run out of room to grow?" Yes thats why Chicago O'Hare will expand buy out land and create the 8th runway This wi
33 Saxman66 : TzMSP: Founders Plaza at DFW is indeed open to the public. And they do have the ATC playing out loud there. However during these summer months, they h
34 BA : SESGDL, Mexico City has 67 million. That's more than doubled Tokyo. Every 14 minutes a new school is built in Mexico City. LOT767-300ER, You think tha
35 BA : LOT767-300ER, Creating an 8th runway will not keep up with future demands either. The full scale plan of DEN calls for 12 runways. ORD cannot cram 12
36 Post contains images Ghost77 : BA, 67 million no way! We are 98 million in the country there´s no chance that almost the 67% of the pop. is concentrated here. Mexico City got only
37 BA : Ghost77, I just checked, and the exact figure is 67,395,826 as of a couple years ago. That's including metro population. Regards
38 Post contains links BA : Nevermind, I was looking at the wrong figure. You're right, 38 million it is. However, check this out: http://www.sanbachs.net/cgi-bin/mexico/mexico2.
39 Srbmod : ATL does have room to grow. They are currently in the process of building a fifth runway, an international terminal next to the Concourse E (the inter
40 Delta777-XXX : spotting at hartsfield sucks
41 LOT767-300ER : "The fact is ORD and ATL do not have room to grow to support the future air travel. DEN's land is equal to 4 ORD lands put together. Denver airport ca
42 Post contains links Hartsfieldboy : Remember that so far, O'hare's master plan is only a PROPOSAL. It can and probably will be reduced when all the NIMBYs have their say. Hartsfield's ma
43 BA : LOT767-300ER, Why don't you read my posts thoroughly? I've said it, and I'll say it again: It's been proven that you don't need to be big to have a bu
44 LOT767-300ER : "Remember that so far, O'hare's master plan is only a PROPOSAL. It can and probably will be reduced when all the NIMBYs have their say" Yea a proposal
45 LOT767-300ER : I forgot to add that when i meant Airlines....I mean something bigger than Frontier.....
46 BA : LOT767-300ER, The fact that United's hubs are more evenly spread out really doesn't mean much. Who knows what the future will be for United. They may
47 LOT767-300ER : "Those airports currently are DEN and DFW, the 2 largest airports in North America in land area." So what if they are so huge in land. I could create
48 Scott4AA : I love DFW and hope it moves on up to number 1 in upcoming years. With the new automated people mover and international terminal the airport will be e
49 BA : Your making airline's sound like they are stupid, LOT767-300ER........ I stand by what I said. All I can say is you have a lot to learn about the hub-
50 Pendrilsaint : Yay for Atlanta! Anyone that doesnt think Atlanta is a real city needs to take their head out of a *cough* special area and look at the facts. Atlanta
51 LOT767-300ER : "Your making airline's sound like they are stupid, LOT767-300ER........ I stand by what I said. All I can say is you have a lot to learn about the hub
52 Padcrasher : ATL has reached it's size in most part because of it's geographic location. Sitting atop Florida makes it a natural connecting point for Flordia bound
53 LOT767-300ER : "The Western States presently are too sparsely populated for DEN, SLC, MCI, etc. to attract this amount of connecting business. Also, the central loca
54 Cloudy : DEN may be overvalued as a midcontinental hub. On the map it looks good, but when you actually try to draw the lines you run into trouble. Lets take a
55 BA : LOT767-300ER, I never said DEN would become the busiest. I said it could POSSIBLY become in the Top 5. It's too early to really predict exactly, it's
56 LOT767-300ER : "I said it could POSSIBLY become in the Top 5." I still doubt it will make it there though. Not saying it cant happen...
57 Cloudy : 'tis true that you can get anywhere in the continental United States in 3 1/2 hours from Denver. But this doesn't mean much if those three and a half
58 BA : Cloudy, United Airlines treats Denver as an "East-West" connector. And that is truly what it is. It connects East and West. Remember the old transcont
59 Post contains links Srbmod : Hartsfield Boy, Unfortunately, PDK has been squashed as a second airport for about a decade now. It had been considered for it, but the neighborhoods
60 Cloudy : BA I don't deny that Denver is and will be used as a secondary hub, I just don't think it has as much potential for growth as you think. Much of what
61 BA : Cloudy, The fact is, Denver is an East-West connector. It's a prime location for an East-West hub as is Vanguard's MCI hub. The BEST place to have a h
62 LOT767-300ER : "It is a East-West connector." Not like you cant go non-stop lol.
63 BA : LOT767-300ER, It'll be difficult to fly from Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO) to Fresno, California (FAT) non-stop unless you charter. Just an example
64 DeltaRules : ATL Rules! My favorite airport! I love going in there. Every time we're on DL, I try to send us through there. Got to stay at the Renaissance (off of
65 Post contains links Mikeybien : I don't think DEN is getting enough credit here for it's location. According to this article in the Rocky Mountain News, 60% of UA's traffic through D
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