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Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:56 am

This is not a A vs. B posting! Who remembers whom IAD is named after?
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:58 am

Secretary of State John Dulles, under Eisenhower. Known for his fight against communism.

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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:22 am

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 1):
Secretary of State John Dulles, under Eisenhower. Known for his fight against communism.

Interesting factoid... didn't know that.

I do know that the three letters = International Airport Dulles.
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:41 am

I was blessed by Mr. Dulles' Son, Cardinal Avery Dulles, A Bishop in the Catholic church at my sisters graduation a few years back.

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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:25 am

IAD should stand for "Icky, Antiquated Dulles".

Hopefully the new Pier C and D will be completed before the 22nd century.  Wink
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:38 am

His father and uncle were also both Sec States. His brother Allen Dulles was also head of the CIA under Eisenhower. Quite the family.

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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:05 am

Actually his full name was John Foster Dulles and that is how he was always referred to.

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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:07 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
IAD should stand for "Icky, Antiquated Dulles".

This just shows how imature some people on here are. Let it go!! Yes, Dulles is in the process of becoming better, but it really is NOT that bad.

Quoting Cs03 (Thread starter):
This is not a A vs. B posting!

Why would anyone even think it is....?
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:18 am

IIRC, wasn't the land out in western Fairfax and eastern Loudon counties owned by the Dulles family? Hence why the airport was named after J.F. Dulles?
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:25 pm

IAD's original airport code was DIA (for Dulles International Airport) but, back in the day of handwritten strips used by ATC, DIA looked too much like DCA and it became an issue so the code was changed. (I don't know why I know that or where I heard that...)

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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:59 pm

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 9):
IAD's original airport code was DIA (for Dulles International Airport) but, back in the day of handwritten strips used by ATC, DIA looked too much like DCA and it became an issue so the code was changed.

You just beat me to it.  Smile

Quoting TymnBalewne (Reply 9):
(I don't know why I know that or where I heard that...)

Because the two airports are 23 miles apart.
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:09 pm

There has been an occasional campaign to rename Dulles after someone more diplomatic rather than the harsh anti-Communist cold warrior John Foster Dulles. While most Americans have forgotten Dulles, his name still brings resentment in other parts of the world, hardly suitable for the international gateway to the nation's capital.
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:33 pm

AADC10..While not disagreeing with you, if we go by that philosophy, then Houston is in REALLY big trouble!
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:00 pm

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 12):
then Houston is in REALLY big trouble!

... and the Candidate airport to be renamed to honour (cough) of GWB? (the code appers to be available)
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:14 pm

MSY - to be renamed George W. Bush-Katrina Intergalactic.
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:25 pm

Quoting 10MID (Reply 14):
MSY - to be renamed George W. Bush-Katrina Intergalactic.

 laughing   laughing 

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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:24 pm

I would venture to say that GWB will have an airport in Texass.
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:52 pm

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 16):
Texass

Not funny.
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:50 am

I'm just waiting for it to become Washinton Dulles/Marion Barry International Airport!
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:23 am

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 16):
I would venture to say that GWB will have an airport in Texass

Maybe they'll rename Love Field??
 
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RE: Airport Codes: IAD

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:26 am

Quoting BG777300ER (Reply 7):
This just shows how imature some people on here are. Let it go!! Yes, Dulles is in the process of becoming better, but it really is NOT that bad.

As UA hubs go, okay, it's a bit better then ORD because it actually has shore power in the terminal. But compared to the SFO or DEN hubs, it's dark, dirty, and totally underwhelming. LAX beats it because you don't need the moonbuggies to get around.

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