fll2993
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Downtown Airports

Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:57 pm

I was just thinking not many Big airports are close to the city. What good size airport is the closest to downtown in the us. I was thinking fll but fll isnt that big.


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RE: Downtown Airports

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:00 pm

LAS is right off of the strip. It is in the back yard of the MGM Grand
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:03 pm

Yea I dont know how I forgot that.
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:05 pm

Burke Lakefront Airport is an easy walk to downtown Cleveland. I don't know if you'd call it a big airport (no major passenger carriers), but it has a good number of aircraft movements.


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RE: Downtown Airports

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:23 pm

BOS is about 2 miles from downtown Boston.

SAN is also about 2 miles from downtown San Diego.

DCA is just across the river from Washington, DC.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 1):
LAS is right off of the strip. It is in the back yard of the MGM Grand

Yes but that is not technically downtown. Downtown is a little more north.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:57 am

Strange no one mentioned LGA and also LCY (I know it's UK, but still a very big city).
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:33 am

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
BOS is about 2 miles from downtown Boston.

SAN is also about 2 miles from downtown San Diego.

DCA is just across the river from Washington, DC.

Been to DCA and yes it is right there across the river. I have never been to BOS, from the pics, it seems like downtown is right there, rather close.

LGA is in queens, but not far from uptown Manhattan. But isn't EWR closer to the financial district, or even midtown Manhattan than LGA?
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:38 am

Edmonton Municipal (YXD) is about a mile or so from the central core.
Used to be a busy airport but the city pols (through the EAA) have
basically cornered into a life as a mostly GA airport with very limited scheduled and air taxi service.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:10 am

Just from its name you can tell BFM is in downtown Mobile. It doesn't have commercial flights, but it is a large freight and heavy maintenance site. You can frequently see FX planes and UA 744s there. It is also where they will build the KC30 if EADS gets the contract.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:13 am

John Wayne Airposrt, don't know for sure, not that big though!
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 3):
Burke Lakefront Airport is an easy walk to downtown Cleveland. I don't know if you'd call it a big airport (no major passenger carriers), but it has a good number of aircraft movements.

Indeed, BKL is very close to downtown where many work. In fact, you can see the very building I work in from that photo (between engines 3 and 4).  Smile Unfortunately, mostly corporate jets, GA, and a few news helicopters.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:16 am

LGA anyone? Its right in the middle of Queens or whatever
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:24 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 7):
LGA is in queens, but not far from uptown Manhattan. But isn't EWR closer to the financial district, or even midtown Manhattan than LGA?

I believe LGA is 12 miles from downtown and EWR is 8 miles from downtown.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:26 am

Mexico City International
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:28 am

BOS and SAN are practically in the city. Nobody mentioned SFB.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:31 am

Dont forget PHX, its not far from downtown although I dont know how far.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:39 am

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 14):
Mexico City International

Not that close to the downtown. But then were is downtown for Mexico City? The City Centre, Zocalo or the where there are many financial institutiones along Paseo de la Reforma? Or the 'Financial District" which I heard is Sante Fe? Neither of the above is very close to the airport, though it is true that the airport is pretty much surrounded by city.

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 12):
LGA anyone? Its right in the middle of Queens or whatever

Which is not considered downtown. But as mentiones LGA is 12 miles from downtown manhattan, making EWR a little closer, though across the river.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:53 am

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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:05 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 17):
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 14):
Mexico City International

Not that close to the downtown. But then were is downtown for Mexico City? The City Centre, Zocalo or the where there are many financial institutiones along Paseo de la Reforma? Or the 'Financial District" which I heard is Sante Fe? Neither of the above is very close to the airport, though it is true that the airport is pretty much surrounded by city.

For we people living in Mexico City, "downtown" is "El Centro", the area surrounding the Constitution square, most commonly known as the "Zócalo", or the "Square of Arms" in colonial times. The Western edge of MEX is less than 3.5 Km away from the Zócalo, and less than 1Km of the Eastern edge of the Candelaria district, traditionally an integral part of "El Centro" or downtown.

So that puts MEX almost next to downtown Mexico City.

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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:07 am

Quoting Wsan581 (Reply 13):
I believe LGA is 12 miles from downtown and EWR is 8 miles from downtown.

Except the main business district in New York is Midtown.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:24 am

We covered this a couple of years back.
MKC, Kansas City Downtown, formally called Municipal, is less than one and
one half miles from 12th and Main, the heart of downtown, Kansas City Mo.
The airlines moved from there to MCI in late 72 but MKC is still open to private planes, some freighters and charters with a 7000 ft N-S runway.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:27 am

Let's see here...
MKC is right across the Missouri River from downtown KC
DAL is a quick jump (4 miles) up Cedar Springs Road from downtown Dallas
CPS is only a couple of miles from downtown St. Louis
The old AUS Mueller Airport was close to downtown AUS
STP is right across the Mississippi from downtown St. Paul
PHX is right on the edge of downtown
Toronto Downtown Island Airport is very close to downtown

Those are some I can think of off the top of my head.

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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:33 pm

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 15):
Nobody mentioned SFB.

SFB is nowhere near downtown Orlando. Did you mean ORL?

What about AEP or ULC? I've not been to B.A., but I know AEP is closer in than EZE. Cerrillos isn't really downtown Santiago, but the field was very much in the city. WAW is pretty close to downtown Warsaw, maybe 5 miles or so.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:39 pm

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 15):
Nobody mentioned SFB.

SFB is in the middle of NO WHERE FLORIDA, it's out past where Jesus left his sandals and then some. Granted it's accessible by the 417 now but that's a 20 min hike from downtown Orlando.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:44 pm

SJC is basically downtown with a nice final approach 'buzz' of downtown and the main sports/convention/concert facility (the HP Pavilion).
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:15 pm

BHM is very close to downtown, about 5 minutes if it's not rush hour. Only about 4 miles from the middle of downtown to the airport property.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:05 pm

OAK is close to downtown Oakland, only a couple of exits south, and it's closer to San Francisco's Financial District than SFO is.

My miniscule hometown airport, PGV, is just across the river from downtown Greenville.
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:19 pm

Quoting Texan (Reply 22):
The old AUS Mueller Airport was close to downtown AUS

I remember those days. If you drove it like you stole it, you could be at least on Cargo row in 5 min, main terminal in 7-8 with sympathetic traffic lights on Manor Rd.

Stapleton was about 5 miles from downtown, wasn't it?

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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:19 pm

Quoting Rjpieces (Reply 20):
Except the main business district in New York is Midtown.

That's debatable.

Either way, because of the traffic, LGA is generally considered the closest of the three NYC airports to the city, even though EWR is geographically closer.

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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:28 pm

Quoting Rjpieces (Reply 20):
Except the main business district in New York is Midtown.

There is no real "main" business district of NYC.

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 5):
Yes but that is not technically downtown. Downtown is a little more north.

You tell that to the average Vegas traveller
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:06 pm

How about DAL? Not technically "downtown", but still a hell of a lot closer than DFW.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:19 pm

SAN. Turn left on Harbor, drive 2 minutes welcome to downtown.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 29):
Quoting Rjpieces (Reply 20):
Except the main business district in New York is Midtown.

That's debatable.

Actually, not really. Midtown is without a doubt, unarguably, the main business district in NYC. LGA and EWR are both not that far, but are by no means what you wold call "downtown airports" per the thread title.
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:21 am

CLT is actually only about 5 miles from downtown Charlotte.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:47 am

Well FLL is 5 miles from downtown and MIA is 7 miles. While it's not BOS or SAN, ithey're pretty close!
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:24 pm

YTZ is right in downtown Toronto, albeit on an island of course. It is just a short ferry ride away, but it is so close that you have a perfect view from the CN Tower. The only commercial flights right now are with Porter to YOW, but I know there was talk of AC Jazz starting there again, to YOW and YUL.
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:30 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 23):
Quoting Walter747 (Reply 15):
Nobody mentioned SFB.

SFB is nowhere near downtown Orlando. Did you mean ORL?

Had to have meant ORL (Herndon).

Though it's closed, FBU was very close to downtown...

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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting Dartland (Reply 33):
Actually, not really. Midtown is without a doubt, unarguably, the main business district in NYC.

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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:06 am

MLB is next door to Gruman and is about 3 miles to the city.

I agree for SAN.

Agreed for SAN.

What about GNV and LCY?

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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:10 am

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 5):
Yes but that is not technically downtown. Downtown is a little more north.

Instead of downtown, let's say "the metro area's center of gravity" and now it's accurate.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:15 am

Although not a really big airport, DAB is right in the middle of town.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:41 am

Quoting Fll2993 (Thread starter):
I was thinking fll but fll isnt that big.

FLL isn't big? An airport that handles a huge amount of traffic with multiple widebody aircraft per day isn't big?
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:37 pm

Anyone for MDW? Close to downtown Chicago.
 
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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:40 pm

Quoting AT777 (Reply 43):
Anyone for MDW? Close to downtown Chicago.

Not really. MDW is on the edge of the city proper. Now, CGX was a different story.
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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:18 pm

FUK is on a subway line and 5 minutes from Tenjin and 10 min from Center Fukuoka

HND is across from Odaiba, a major tourist area, and only 10-15 minutes to Shinjuku. (Tokyo really doesn't have a downtown)
Kobe is only 5 minutes to central Kobe.
I lived in St. Paul (Hamline U) and always could be at MSP in less than 15 minutes. If you take the bus though...give yourself 45+.

Never been there but how about SIN?

Isn't Nice close to downtown Nice?
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RE: Downtown Airports

Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:30 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 29):
Either way, because of the traffic, LGA is generally considered the closest of the three NYC airports to the city, even though EWR is geographically closer.

Yeah, if you're talking about driving or a cab. But if you take LIRR to JFK or take NJ Transit to EWR from Penn Station and connect to the airtrain to the terminals. You could go to JFK (the terminal) within 30 mins and EWR (the terminal) within 40 mins counting from the time you get to the train.
On the other hand LGA is not so convenience to go to by a train...Only by car/cab. It really depends on traffic! If the traffic is good, then you can make it 30 mins too, but doesnt happen often.

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