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Old 05-18-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Based on this article, I wonder if this means that the sixth runway previoulsy scheduled to be built at Hartsfield-Jackson will now be put back on the table...


Study: Nowhere to put second Atlanta airport

Study: Nowhere to put second Atlanta airport | Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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What a shocker... the Consultants for the ATL airport say there is no place to put a new airport. I personally think Dobbins would make a great joint use airport. But at most an ATL 2nd airport would just have a bunch of flight to other HUBs on RJ's, and a few flight to FL.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Link to Exec summary of Report => http://www.atlanta-airport.com/docs/...iveSummary.pdf
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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I liked the idea of a high speed rail between Chattanooga and Hartsfield with stop in Cobb County. That would allow the Chattoonga airport to handle overflow.

As someone that lives closer to Dobbins, I am comfortable with the current level of air traffic but any significnat increase would be a problem. It amazes me how many complain about it now.

Don't forget that it is not just about the land for the airport you need the surrounding land for parking, roads etc and then cost of the flight path and whatever they pay residents for noise. I can't imagine what it would do to I-75 traffic. It is way more complicated than anyone of us could imagine.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Dobbins would be great if the Air Force would decide to get out of there. I know that's been discussed a number of times over the years.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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Has there been any research on the rising costs of fuel prices on future air traffic? I just have this feeling that in a decade or so flights will be prohibitively expensive for most casual travelers. It makes me wonder if we're not overestimating demand in the long term, as I doubt we're going to see hybrid or solar airplanes any time soon.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Has there been any research on the rising costs of fuel prices on future air traffic? I just have this feeling that in a decade or so flights will be prohibitively expensive for most casual travelers. It makes me wonder if we're not overestimating demand in the long term, as I doubt we're going to see hybrid or solar airplanes any time soon.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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I think KSaw meant one capable of carrying more than just a pilot...
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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I think KSaw meant one capable of carrying more than just a pilot...
I guess to me, given that we are able to fly a small plane using only solar panels right now, it doesn't seem too inconceivable a greater hybrid potential will be available in the next decade or so.

Also, there is a ton of room to improve fleet economy with old technologies, just as is true with standard petrol cars.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I liked the idea of a high speed rail between Chattanooga and Hartsfield with stop in Cobb County. That would allow the Chattoonga airport to handle overflow.
I too agree with this idea. It would be mutually beneficial for the people of Atlanta and Chattanooga and far less expensive than building a brand new airport.
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