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Detroits_own
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Post Number: 31
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 8:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Metro seems so...blah. What about Motor City International SkyHarbor. Motown International. Henry P. Durant International.
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Compn
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 8:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

only if we can get some blimps to do detroit tours during the superbowl
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Supersport
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about Rosa Parks or Coleman A Young?
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Arab_guyumich
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about WhiteStripesMotownEminemTedNug entBobSeger-International Rockport?
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5248
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ROCKPORT!

Awesome, Arabguy.
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Psip
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Edward H. McNamara International Airport
or
Graft and Payola International Airport

:-)
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Psip
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MikeM International Airport
may as well honor one of our own
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 153
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DTW is just fine with me. :-)
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5174
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 9:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Makes perfect sense.

There were two Airports,

Detroit CITY

&

Detroit METRO

Only one still has scheduled passenger flights. If they were both still running sched. service the name would probably not bother you.

In avaiation, names become entrenched, it's very hard to change names, especailly on International Airports. It would cost more than it's worth.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5249
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 10:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If National can be renamed after Ronald Reagan, I'm fine with Metro becoming Coleman Young.
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Publicmsu
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 10:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While we're at it.. I know it's not related to the city of Detroit, but can we please rename the Statue of Liberty to, 'that funky bitch that's holding the fire stick'. I digress.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 10:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think Velma has that name copyrighted already, Publicmsu.
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The_aram
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 11:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, if Velma has that copyrighted...

"That moderately trendy bitch that's holding an obsolete lighting device" would suffice.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 11:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nooo, yer gonna have trouble with DialH on that one.
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The_aram
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK. let's try again.

"That somewhat fashionable female that's holding a fire hazard up to her freshly-hairsprayed hair."

Or does Michael Jackson have the copyright on that one?
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 11:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, I trademarked that one in honor of an ex-girlfriend.
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Irish_mafia
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2005 - 11:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How about the John C. Lodge International Freeway offering tax-free distribution of air passengers and air freight?...alll little pro-business push for our ailing state.
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Gistok
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree "Detroit/Wayne County Metropolitan Airport" sounds so provincial.

How about "Detroit International Airport". That sounds more cosmopolitan.

Charles A. Lindbergh, who was born in Detroit already has his name on another major airport (is that the St. Louis Airport?). Unfortunately (and I don't know why) his home in Detroit was razed before Greenfield Village could have gotten it. Were they interested?

Rosa Parks will always be remembered for another form of transportation. And Coleman Alexander Young is mainly only appreciated within Detroit. And naming it after Henry Ford may be confusing, since there is already a Ford Field, although it could be named differently.
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Ray
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 2:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One of the few things going right in the region is Detroit Metro. I would not change a thing, and in particular I would not name it after any of our blundering, ineffective corrupt Democratic machine politicians.

90% of the people using Detroit Metro are from outside of the region; for many its their only glipse of Detroit and it's a positive glimpse.
Let's just relish this small victory.

Calling it Detroit International might be nice, but I am so fearful that opening up the name issue will yeild some horrible result, such as a name that further glorifies the anti-business Michigan Democratic party, and that acts as a monumental billboard that say "Warning: do not locate your business in Michigan" to be seen be each of the tens of thousands of cororate decision makers who pass through the airport each month.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 3:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lindbergh field is in San Diego. I don't know if that's the official name of the airport though.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 3:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think "Detroit Metro" actually sounds kind of classy. I even like the extended name "Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport."

I actually don't like the more creative names such as Phoenix Sky Harbor International. Though, Port Columbus International in Ohio sounds alright.
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Publicmsu
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 8:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't know if any of you have taken a stroll past the old Northwest terminal on the airport grounds, but it was in the process of being razed when I was there after Thanksgiving. Looks like progress is being made towards the construction of Detroit's second new terminal. Hadn't seen anyone mention this, so I figured i'd bring it up. :-)
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Ddmoore54
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 2:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was gone as of last week.

Can't wait for Smith to be replaced, that terminal is a real armpit.
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Aiw
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Post Number: 5179
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could be worse we have DTW but Fresno Air Terminal is refered to as FAT.

St. Louis has two airports... Lambert (STL) & Spirit of St. Louis (SUS).
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Itsjeff
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ROCKPORT!
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Bob
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I believe City Airport is actually called Coleman A Young Airport. I remember one of the news channels talking about the short runways at airports after the Midway accident in Chicago and they talked about some of the shortest runways at major airports and the runway at Coleman A. Young Airport was one of the shortest at an airport, although I have never heard it refered to as Coleman Young Airport. But I believe this was on ABC news.
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Alexei289
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 4:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

how about something more fitting...

like... Michigan job and personell exportation center...
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 4:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

City Airport was changed to CAY Airport in the last year or so
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Aiw
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 4:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.airnav.com/airport/ KDET

Apparently, that's the new name.

Should be as effective as Montreal-Dorval's renaming the airport as Pierre Trudeau International Airport. (Everyone still calls it Dorval)

I work in aviation, and I have yet to hear anyone call it anything other than Detroit City.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 6:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bob is right. National media has been referring to it as Coleman A. Young Airport. That is it's official name, now, after all.
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Digitaldom
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 1:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

News to me.. You learn something new everyday. Didn't know City Airport was renamed. Who is the carrier now a days? I thought Southwest left (or I am wrong?).

Coleman A. Young is not the right name to call DTW. What influence did he have at the airport? I am honestly asking, I wasn't aware of him being part of the airport funding or otherwise. The terminals were build (or renovated) in the late 50's or 60's (correct me on that please) before his term. No true construction on the new terminal began until after he left office. Now Rosa Parks International Airport does have a ring to it..

But I believe the airport needs to reflect a regional theme, for many good reasons..

It's located in Romulas, not Detroit

It serves the whole metro detroit.

It's an International Airport, the name needs to have international appeal.

(I am going to cause a firestorm on the next topic but it's really true) - What did Coleman Young do to improve Detroit AND the Region? In the magnitude to justify naming the airport after him?

Why rename it in the first place? What does it really buy the region to take that step? Is there a business justification to change it? Tourism increase or otherwise? Not seeing the point really... Sorry Detroit_owns.. Good post though..
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Lmichigan
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There are plenty of named structures, where the named had nothing to do with the actual structure. I don't see why this is any different. And, please let's not turn this into an indictment on Coleman A. Young. You would be better starting another thread on that subject so not as to distract from the purpose of this one.
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Digitaldom
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That is what I am trying to avoid (in this thread at least).. And was not my point.. Agreed any Coleman Young comments should be responded to another thread.. I will start it..
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Aiw
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 2:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Digitaldom, there are NO scheduled flights from DET. DET is also an international Airport, as is Port Huron (PHN), Willow Run (YIP) & Pontiac (PTK). Any airport that has customs available is considered International.
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Digitaldom
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Thx for the information I didn't know that.. So what is City airport being used for these days? Besides the Fox2 Helicopter...
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Dougw
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I don't think the original suggestion on this thread to name DTW after Coleman Young was serious, Digitaldom... especially since city airport is already named after him. Probably more of a comment on all of the things already named after Coleman Young and Rosa Parks. (I'm fine with most of those, but renaming DTW would be a bit much.)
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Digitaldom
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 3:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Agreed.. Probably true.. but there was alot a chatter about it...
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 4:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

City Airport is a cargo airport, I believe. There aren't any passenger flights, I don't think. AIW knows more about this, though, and should expand on the discussion concerning the current usage.
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Aiw
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Lots of G.A. (General Aviation) private aircraft, corporate flights & Cargo. It is still activly used, as a Port of Entry/Exit on a regular basis. In fact I just ran something out of there the other week.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 10:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Were you running drugs, guns or prostitutes?
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Aiw
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Sorry to shatter your deams Jeff, it was just cargo a.k.a Auto Parts.
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Itsjeff
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Rats. Call me when you get a shipment of prostitutes.
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Aiw
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Will do, when they come in you can scoot down to Gratiot & Conner and pick them up.
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Itsjeff
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Awesome. I'm all about the ho's.
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 2:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't it ironic that the Coleman A. Young Airport is right next to "LYNCH" Road?
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Jelk
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Oh yes if only we re-named the airport all our problems would be solved. Hurrah for the brilliant mind that came up with this. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! We owe you a great debt of gratitude for once the airport is renamed (how about the New Detroit Renaissance Super Cool Rising World-Class Ultra Skyharbor...where all your wildest dreams come true) Detroit and the region can finally climb out of the muck and once-again be a truly world-class city in a world-class region of a world-class state. I guess I don't give two shits if the airport I uses sounds blah so long as they get me through security efficently. They probably won't let me into the International Brotherhood of Nazal-Gazers, Hipsters, and Booboisie.

Actually given the financial health of the airline industry perhaps, if you really wanted to give DTW a Detroit-centric names that's appropriate I suggest Edsel Airport, or Corvair Airport, AMC Airport. Name the international terminal after the LeCar or Yugo.

Sorry if this post sounds bitter but I just can't help but wonder if there aren't more pressing matters to discuss than another meaningless "branding" opportunity.

(Message edited by jelk on December 26, 2005)
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 4:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jelk, if we only discussed what REALLY matters, we would be only discussing world hunger, communicable diseases, child labor laws in 3rd world countries, etc....

And that would mean no discussion of such frivolity such as building facades and street improvements.... :-(
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Detroits_own
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Jesus, get a life, you took time out of discussing what REALLY matters to type that tirade when you could have just ignored the thread...
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Dove7
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 11:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Penobscot International airport.
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Psip
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^^^ LOL!

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