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RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:29 pm

So why is RDU not named Durham-Raleigh Int. Airport... every other airport that has dual cities listed/named are in ABC order right????? (MSP and DFW for example) Or am I wrong??

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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:36 pm

To be honest, I'm no RDU expert or anything, but I think saying Raleigh first sounds better... It rolls of the tongue and flows easier than saying Durham first... Just my  twocents 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:18 pm

Could it be the case in all the above examples that the larger city goes first?

Or maybe the fact that RDU is in Wake county and not durham county.

Or Maybe the fact that you don't want durham in front of the state capitol.

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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:27 pm

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
Or am I wrong??

Yeah, I think so. It's always larger city first. E.g. Sarasota/Bradenton, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, etc.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:40 pm

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 2):
Or Maybe the fact that you don't want durham in front of the state capitol.

I believe the poster above me is correct - the larger city always goes first...

...besides, St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota and it is second.
 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:54 pm

Quoting Jetpixx (Reply 4):
I believe the poster above me is correct - the larger city always goes first.

Then there was Hollywood-Burbank, and Hollywood's not even a city.  Wink

Then it became the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, and now Bob Hope Airport, it's 6th name since inception, and it hasn't moved an inch.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:07 pm

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
So why is RDU not named Durham-Raleigh Int. Airport...

Maybe because the area is know as Raleigh-Durham...???? Just a guess.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:10 pm

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Because people will get confused and won't flight out of there thinking is a different airport  rotfl 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:15 pm

Maybe because DUR was already taken?
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:21 pm

It was named clean-to-dirty.. safer-to-scarier.. anybody-but-Duke-to-Duke.. Milli-to-Vanilli?
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:10 am

Same as LBA in the UK Leeds Bradford Airport, just sounds better!
 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:26 am

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 8):
Maybe because DUR was already taken?

I didnt say we had to name it DUR.. It can be Durham-Raleigh Int. w/o DUR... we all know airport codes dont have to logical to what they actually stand for...

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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:33 am

Quoting Fbm3rd (Reply 11):
we all know airport codes dont have to logical to what they actually stand for...

but it is nice when they are
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:43 am

ISP- Long Island/Islip MacArthur
 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:50 am

@JFK, Long Island is not a city as you probably know. They could have named FRG with Long Island. And any other airport on LI.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:03 am

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

I really wish I could have your worries and concerns. The area has been called the Raleigh-Durham area since most likely the beginning of recorded history and thus that is how the airport got its name.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
every other airport that has dual cities listed/named are in ABC order right????? (MSP and DFW for example)

I can't imagine a world where St Paul would ever get top billing over Minneapolis, Or Fort Worth over Dallas, ABC order or not.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
Maybe because the area is know as Raleigh-Durham...????

This is also true.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:16 am

Try out the Quad-Cities for fun. MLI-Moline/Davenport/Rock Island/Bettendorf. Now, the airport IS closest to Moline, Illinois so they should get first place in the name game.

I love it when it appears "Moline/Quad Cities", inferring that it is Moline, plus 4 more cities.

The airport itself is now styled "Quad City International". http://www.qcairport.com/

In the past I've seen it in timetables and route maps as any of the above mentioned combinations.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:49 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
I really wish I could have your worries and concerns.

ohh trust me, I am neither worried or concerned... It was just a post, nothing more. My life will go on and I will live to see another day..
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just wondering if there was some science to the system. looks like the big city comes first (seems like the best answer)
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:01 am

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 2):
Or Maybe the fact that you don't want durham in front of the state capitol



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
It was named clean-to-dirty.. safer-to-scarier.. anybody-but-Duke-to-Duke.. Milli-to-Vanilli?

Durham is a scarey place!! Outside of Duke, what does Durham.
 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:10 am

Quoting JFKspotter (Reply 13):
ISP- Long Island/Islip MacArthur

I think they just dropped the 'Islip' from the name. So now it is Long Island/ MacArthur.

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
It was named clean-to-dirty.. safer-to-scarier.. anybody-but-Duke-to-Duke.. Milli-to-Vanilli?

You mean Raleigh isn't the worst of the two? Wow, that sure doesn't say much for Durham. I've been into Raleigh and was not impressed to say the least. Oh well.
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:22 am

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 20):
You mean Raleigh isn't the worst of the two? Wow, that sure doesn't say much for Durham. I've been into Raleigh and was not impressed to say the least. Oh well.

It depends on what part of Raleigh and what part of Durham. If you compare the bad part of Raleigh to the newly renovated Tobacco section of Durham, then yeah, Durham would be better, but overall, Raleigh is known as a better place to live. Less crime, more business, better basketball teams...GO PACK!! Duke sucks...and I won't even start talking about UNC, partially because it has nothing to do with Raleigh or Durham. Or the airport.

I'd say bigger city to smaller. Proximity is this case is just about even, and it is true that the area has always been known as Raleigh-Durham, I'm not sure I've ever heard anybody say Durham-Raleigh.

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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:39 am

The area is known as the Raleigh-Durham area. In fact, the area is actually known as the Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem triangle.
 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:56 am

ISP is in the the town of Islip. FRG is in the town of Farmingdale, JFK was named after the president. Prior to that it was Idlewild (after the swamp that was originally there), so that's a different scenario.

Who knows why airports are named? We can all speculate.

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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:11 am

Quoting Toneale (Reply 22):
In fact, the area is actually known as the Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem triangle.

The triangle is Raleigh-Durham-Chap-Hill... Winston Salem in in the Piedmont-Triad w/ Greensboro and High Point...

Was that a joke?? if so sorry for the correction post... if not, FYI!!!...

As stated, it depends on what part of each city. They are both nice places if you are in the right part.... Chap-hill (ewwwww) they have that lil' dang airport off "Historic" Airport Rd., now MLK Rd.

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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:17 am

Good grief !! Who cares!!
 
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RE: RDU? Why Not Name It Durham-Raleigh Int.?

Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:07 pm

The "Republic" part of FRG's name comes from the Republic Aircraft factory which operated at the airport until about 20 years ago. In fact the airport might have been the factory's private field when it first opened, I don't know for sure. Today you can still see some of the abandoned factory buildings quietly rotting away at the north end of the airport.
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