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Howdy Partna! Texas Aviation Thread V4!

Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:23 pm

Seeing as we havent had one of these for texas in a while, i thought we might want another.


So lets see here, what about the following?

-AMA getting AMA-DEN on WN...think it will last once WA goes away?
-AUS getting Viva aerobus, think it will happen?
-MQ upgrades to AMA,LBB,MAF, will they stay after Summer season? (CR7s)
-AUS getting JFK/MIA via AA...When (not if) will it happen?
-AUS has gotten a lot of media attention lately, think SAT is missing out on some of the action?


Feel free to talk about anything Texas related. Enjoy!


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Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:19 pm

Well Emirates is coming to Houston (yes old news but nice to mention again) and of course LHR is opening up for IAH and DFW methinks.


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Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:58 pm

on the IAH front the thread exists on a.net titled, "Sad day in Houston air traffic" as my long time pal AX retired on 8/3/07, a true day in history.

The CO hanger at IAH which many believe is for the B787 maintenance is coming along quite nicely.
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:15 pm

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
The CO hanger at IAH which many believe is for the B787 maintenance is coming along quite nicely.

Interesting...ive heard that rumor as well. How long do you think itll be before its finished?
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:39 pm

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 3):
How long do you think itll be before its finished?

Last week it looked almost enclosed, in fact it might have been but I was only able to see the south and east sides of it, otherwise no idea.
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:47 pm

At Hobby, the final remnants of the old A and C concourses are almost completely destroyed - everyone is in the new Central Concourse now.
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:57 pm

IAHFLYR, heard anything about the Houston ARTCC closing? Supposedly split up between Ft. Worth, Albuquerque, and Memphis.
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:00 pm

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 6):
heard anything about the Houston ARTCC closing? Supposedly split up between Ft. Worth, Albuquerque, and Memphis.

Oh please don't tease me like that!  Smile

Heard that rumor some time back but then it sort of died.
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:17 pm

Isn't Houston ARTCC responsible for the Gulf too? If so I doubt they would disband it.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:17 am

Lordy, closing Houston Center would be... just stupid. I cannot imagine that there could be significant savings. It's not as if they aren't busy!
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:18 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 8):
Isn't Houston ARTCC responsible for the Gulf too? If so I doubt they would disband it.

I had assumed, but dont take that to the bank


So what does everyone think the next major international carrier to enter DFW will be? IAH? (besides emirates)



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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:23 am

Korean --> IAH is my guess.

Then Air India/Jet Airways --> IAH/DFW
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:51 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 8):
Isn't Houston ARTCC responsible for the Gulf too? If so I doubt they would disband it.

The Gulf would go to New York Oceanic.

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 9):
Lordy, closing Houston Center would be... just stupid. I cannot imagine that there could be significant savings. It's not as if they aren't busy!

ZHU is the only ARTCC building the FAA doesn't own. It's leased from the City of Houston. Story has it that the city would like that prime restate back for other uses that would bring more cash.

There are 20 ARTCCs in the lower 48 states. The FAA wants to combine some for cost savings. Houston was the first one I heard mentioned. Savings? No lease paid anymore, lower cost of living allowances to employees, (Houston among highest) and perhaps less management overhead.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:56 am

What's the word on AirBridge Cargo and Jade Cargo comming to IAH?
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:37 am

Checking in from AUS.

Not a whole bunch to add here:

Hope that LCC terminal gets built, VivaAerobus and VX move in, and maybe we can kick WN down there, too. If they built jetbridges, they might be tempted to...

Everything I've read/seen/heard say it's only a matter of time before AUS-MIA/JFK come on for AA, and I've heard some other interesting rumors out there as well...

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:52 am

In Sept. XE is retiming its branded flights between CRP-AUS. Namely the afternoon flight. Plus corporate is coming down to CRP to court the travel agents. The lcl traffic between CRP-AUS could do better, but we are seeing more customers who are traveling beyond AUS thru to ONT, and a number of customers are using AUS as a connection point to go to MCI, JAX, MSY, ABQ, TUS and SMF. IF we can just get the loads up a bit more, this could work. I have seen AUS and SAT load factors, and both stations are doing quite well. Especially the AUS-ONT and the SAT-SMF flts. AA has put in an AUS-RDU flt, which is likely in response to XE making AUS a focus city.

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:11 am

Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 15):

Speculation....Where does everyone think XE will head next new destination wise? Or do you think they will try to calm down and slow growth ala WN?
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:17 am

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):
The CO hanger at IAH which many believe is for the B787 maintenance is coming along quite nicely.

I don't want to get off subject here, though when does CO get its first 787?
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:38 am

I have not heard of any additional growth at the moment. I think the company has plans now to focus on frequency in the markets we already serve. So far it seems AA is responding to our growth in certain markets IE AUS and RDU, but we have seen little or no action from WN.
Also note that XE is doing well with the DL/connection operation out of LAX.

[Edited 2007-08-05 22:41:53]
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:45 am

Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 18):

Nice to know  Smile Also john, Wanted to say congrats on the new job! Great to be in touch with you again  Smile



Also, which airport do you guys prefer for international flights? I enjoy DFW's Terminal D much more then IAH for some reason  Smile


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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:51 am

Since planned capacity at DFW was exceeded sometime in the late 1990's (not sure of the exact statistical year) and the POS Wright amendment is dying a slow death (I know it's dead in name, but some of its concepts still linger like the stench of a dead armadillo on 35), do you think AFW will ever open to Part 121 traffic?
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 19):


Also, which airport do you guys prefer for international flights? I enjoy DFW's Terminal D much more then IAH for some reason

Totally with you, Shan!

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:58 am

I feel pretty strongly that DFW has the ability to handle it's flights/passengers today better than at any point in the past 15 years (so, it's marginally acceptable at the airport itself). I don't know what was "planned" 30 years ago but I think with the completion and expansion of major terminals, even with the withdrawal of Delta (virtually) it is doing quite well with some modest room for growth. The new intra-terminal shuttle is great. Parking, on the other hand, is probably better left undiscussed, ditto for the socialist rental car system.

I have no doubt the Alliance airport will handle commercial passenger traffic in 20 years, and don't know when it will start, but there is room for more terminal/flight capacity at DFW.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:03 am

Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 18):



Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 18):
I have not heard of any additional growth at the moment. I think the company has plans now to focus on frequency in the markets we already serve. So far it seems AA is responding to our growth in certain markets IE AUS and RDU, but we have seen little or no action from WN.

XE is going to have WN as a competitor in the MSY-BHM market come November ... so they are seeing a response to their service.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:05 am

As a BA crew member I cannot wait to get back to DFW from LHR. I did those flights from LGW and now that they are coming to LHR I cannot wait. The nicest US passengers around and what a great city! I look forward to going back to IAH but DFW holds more fun and excitement. Lets just hope the passengers loads get so good that BA makes it a 747 flight??????????!!!!!!!!!
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:30 am

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 24):
DFW holds more fun and excitement

thanks for that one....I needed a laugh.

IAH would probably go to a 747 before DFW though.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 24):
IAH would probably go to a 747 before DFW though.

Yeah, I agree. BA's european competition seem to show that trend at IAH.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:42 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 25):
IAH would probably go to a 747 before DFW though

I am sure that IAH will go to 747 before DFW but believe me when I say DFW is much more exciting than IAH to have fun in! After 20 years of flying to these cities I can assume some sort of authority. From an outsiders point of view!
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:53 am

I used to hate DFW and loved IAH, but IAH now has become so congested, and is a constant zoo. Plus all the CRP flts arrive at term B and the INTL flts are over at E. The average pax unfamiliar with IAH needs every bit of that hour to connect to their flt. When I was commuting ABQ-CRP, It got to where I wouldnt fly CO anymore because the connections were a pain. It was easier to take WN and go via DAL and HOU. Now WN has increased frequency between HOU and ABQ, and the XE flts from AUS have made it easier for me to bypass both hubs altogether.

PS. HI Shannon, nice to see you too!  Big grin
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 25):
IAH would probably go to a 747 before DFW though.

IAH had a '44 through IAD back when. They'll get a 744 back WAY before DFW sees one, although the move to LHR will likely do wonders for BA's traffic on the route (vis a vis connections at LHR. Still, IAH has quite a lot of oil traffic, which is why you see so much more TATL traffic ex-IAH than ex-DFW.

As for the XE flights out of here (CRP), they've GOT to do something about dispatch reliability before they'll attract more pax. I know at least 5 people who've been forced to drive after the morning CRP-AUS flights cancelled due to MX issues. Kinda hard to rely on a link if you have to flip a coin whether you'll go or not.

The entire attraction for many travellers I know is the ability to get to the capital and back the same day. If you're delayed past the time of your meeting or have to drive there the utility is lost and frustration is such that trying again is unlikely. XE would do well to mount a campaign to personally contact anyone down here inconvenienced by such a delay/cancellation. This service *can* work, but there aren't enough folks in CRP who'd use the service that you can alienate half of 'em and still make it. Word of mouth, especially down here, is deadly. Welcome to Provincial, TX, folks!

Speaking of XE, I'm sure they've been working to get more flying back from RP but IMO, RP does a better job. The FAs are much more polite, the aircraft are newer and better maintained, I've NEVER had an RP FA announce on CRP-IAH that 'due to the short length of the flight no service (or water only)'. XE does that ALL the time. So why can RP get it done and XE can't? IMO most of the XE FAs have chips on their shoulders and seem as though they're disgruntled whereas the RP folks are quite plainly happy to be here. Heck, RP even has an FA base in CRP. Who'dathunkit??????

@ABQ: OnePass getting watered down and the B to E shuffle are why I bolted for AA. They've been a basket case this summer but overall DFW is now SUCH a joy compared to IAH. The Skylink rocks. I can go from A2 to B14 in about the time it takes me just to from B86 to Termianl E at IAH. And don't EVEN get me started about B84 @ IAH. I thought I left those days behind when we went all jet down here.

Incidentally, when we were having such bad WX problems Friday before last, CO diverted 4-5 73x's down here. I haven't see so much mainline in CRP since the '80s!


[Edited 2007-08-06 00:27:25]

[Edited 2007-08-06 00:36:16]
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:49 am

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 5):
At Hobby, the final remnants of the old A and C concourses are almost completely destroyed - everyone is in the new Central Concourse now.


Great news... HAS' website is always about a year behind the times when it comes to providing construction updates, so I had been wondering how the Hobby project was coming along. I'm a fan of old airport terminals, but I won't miss the old Hobby facilities at all... they were in pretty bad shape, especially during their final years.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:09 am

My only concern about the central concourse is that they are able to keep those security lines moving along quickly. The irony is that once all the flights finally got consolidated in one place...TZ moved out.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:39 am

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 29):
Incidentally, when we were having such bad WX problems Friday before last, CO diverted 4-5 73x's down here. I haven't see so much mainline in CRP since the '80s!

Reminds me of the other day when there was bad WX in DFW....AMA had FIVE AA MD-80s here in AMA Big grin I

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 31):
My only concern about the central concourse is that they are able to keep those security lines moving along quickly. The irony is that once all the flights finally got consolidated in one place...TZ moved out.

Im kind of out of the loop, but im guessing TZ was pro-consolidation?

Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 28):
I used to hate DFW and loved IAH

I am not a fan of most of DFW besides Terminal D...dont know why, but i love that place! Big grin Also, I am biased about IAH....AMA's flights get stuck in the damn Terminal B dungeon  Angry

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 27):
I am sure that IAH will go to 747 before DFW but believe me when I say DFW is much more exciting than IAH to have fun in! After 20 years of flying to these cities I can assume some sort of authority. From an outsiders point of view

Since i go to both once a year or so, id have to say DFW wins by one reason - Weather. IAH is too humid! Big grin They are both fairly equal from a locals point of view, but the weather...sheesh  Wink Now, out of any texas city to visit...AUS hands down Big grin



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Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:41 am

Well TZ had the WN codeshare on the HOU-LGA route in which they were using the C concourse and in order to change planes you had to get rescreened. Now there is no need for that but they pulled out of the market.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:08 am

Yeah, Term B, at gate B84 is a hell hole, and of course all the CRP flts operate out on the pad there. I do have to agree with you that the RP flight crews are very pleasant, and weve grown to like them down here. The XE crews have become very demanding lately, and not so much on the "branded" side as much as on the COEX flts, (2 a day CRP-IAH till sept).
Yes that first branded flt to AUS has had some problems of late, but it always has been on my day off or before my shift started. Now im on this god awfull 0400-0800 shift till sept, 3 days a week and 0930-1430 2 other days. It used to be I prefured working the XE flts, but now im loving the RP flts and crews. Should you guys come thru CRP, hunt me down, I will be either at the counter or the gate, Im keeping clear of the ramp till it cools off in Oct.

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:26 am

Quoting SirDeath (Reply 20):
Since planned capacity at DFW was exceeded sometime in the late 1990's (not sure of the exact statistical year) and the POS Wright amendment is dying a slow death (I know it's dead in name, but some of its concepts still linger like the stench of a dead armadillo on 35), do you think AFW will ever open to Part 121 traffic?

What ever happened with Carswell AFB? Couldn't Ft. Worth make that into a commercial airport. Does Ft. Worth even generate enough traffic for commercial flights at an airport in addition to DFW? i.e. AFW or FTW.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:45 am

Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 35):

What ever happened with Carswell AFB? Couldn't Ft. Worth make that into a commercial airport. Does Ft. Worth even generate enough traffic for commercial flights at an airport in addition to DFW? i.e. AFW or FTW.

I think before Ft. Worth went after Carswell, they'd go for Meacham. I remember Mesa trying to establish a little operation there (I'm sure others have more details), and it didn't work very well. Whether it was the lack of market, or poor execution that led to it's demise, I do not know. But I can certainly see if an airline invested time and money into that, there would be people wanting to forgo DFW, or driving all the way to DAL. I'm sure you're talking about a catchment area of well over a million people. It would just need to be the right fit.

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:09 am

FTW is still open. I wish that COex would start a few daily flights to IAH from there. It woud serve my needs  Smile



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Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:10 am

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 36):
I think before Ft. Worth went after Carswell, they'd go for Meacham. I remember Mesa trying to establish a little operation there (I'm sure others have more details), and it didn't work very well. Whether it was the lack of market, or poor execution that led to it's demise, I do not know.

The problem was they used those high cost CRJ200s. They flew FTW-HOU and may have done FTW-SAT/AUS.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:31 am

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 29):
I haven't see so much mainline in CRP since the '80s!

I was diverted to CRP on 3 different flights from SNA to IAH in the early 90's.....each time there were at least 8 CO birds on the ground with us, luckily we seemed to always be first in and had the jetway, fuel truck and tug!  Smile

Quoting CJAContinental (Reply 17):
though when does CO get its first 787?

Have to check the website to be sure, IIRC late 08 but more likely 09.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:03 am

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 36):
I'm sure you're talking about a catchment area of well over a million people. It would just need to be the right fit.

I wonder how many cities there are with a population the size of Ft. Worth's that don't have scheduled air service within the city limits. Current census estimates have the city at 585,000 residents.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:07 am

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 27):
I am sure that IAH will go to 747 before DFW but believe me when I say DFW is much more exciting than IAH to have fun in! After 20 years of flying to these cities I can assume some sort of authority. From an outsiders point of view!

Houston isn't *bad* but there's absolutely nothing like Deep Ellum or Lower Greenville. Also, the Metroplex is a foodies' wet dream. I think Dallas itself has 5 restaurants to Houston's one! Houston has good restaurants but Dallas is simply astonishing. Houston has better shopping and in general is more 'accessible' socially.

I have many friends and family in both cities, I have fun in Dallas but I'd prefer to live in Houston. Now, if you wanna be very surprised, go visit downtown Ft. Worth. It's absolutely nothing like what you'd expect.

Ok, and that was TOTALLY off topic.Sorry y'all! Speaking of, shouldn't Partna be y'all instead???  Wink
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:23 am

Carswell is now a Joint Reserve Base. For whatever reason, FTW has never supported any type of scheduled air service.

Those who know say there are over 6 million people in the DFW Metro area. The issue is all of the the serious money is North and East of DFW airport. I would like to see someone try commuter flights from Colin County Regional (like Palamor in SanDiego.)
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:23 am

I just see AFW as an excellent airport to fit SkyBus (if they last that long) or as a place to get lower fees than DFW (which has some gates but is expensive and congested during prime hours) and as an alternative to DAL which is less expensive but has essentially no gates for new airlines. Being that AFW has freight dogs who operate mostly at off-peak hours for pax with the balance being Part 91 and Part 135, AFW could give a great opportunity for "prime time" pax flights into the Ft. Worth/Dallas area without the prime time DFW or DAL delays for an LCC.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:54 pm

Watch Skybus go into ACT and market it as D/FW *and* AUS.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:59 pm

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 44):
Watch Skybus go into ACT and market it as D/FW *and* AUS.

That's funny! And not a bad idea either...
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:04 pm

Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 45):
That's funny! And not a bad idea either...

I was going to say.....it wouldnt surprise me much  Wink
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:07 pm

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 41):
Also, the Metroplex is a foodies' wet dream. I think Dallas itself has 5 restaurants to Houston's one! Houston has good restaurants but Dallas is simply astonishing.

Completely false.
Houston has over 11K restaurants. And as a result Houston usually earns the title of America’s fattest city every year because Houstonians eat out more than any other city in the US.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:10 pm

Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 47):
Completely false.
Houston has over 11K restaurants. And as a result Houston usually earns the title of America’s fattest city every year because Houstonians eat out more than any other city in the US.

I think he meant Restaurants based in the city...but then again i could be wrong



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Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:13 pm

Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 47):
Completely false.
Houston has over 11K restaurants. And as a result Houston usually earns the title of America’s fattest city every year because Houstonians eat out more than any other city in the US.

I'm not talking about Taqueria Arandas... here's an exercise. Read through Texas Monthly's restaurant reviews. The Dallas section is not only larger, the frequency of 'repeat reviews' is MUCH lower in Dallas. Houston may have more restaurants, Dallas has more GOOD restaurants.

@Shannon : Pretty much...  Wink A whataburger on every corner does not a gourmet experience make (but damn do they taste good around 2:30 when the bars let out!)

[Edited 2007-08-06 06:29:45]

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