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Old 04-01-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Hartsfield-Jackson holds contest to name train *| ajc.com






Suggestions?


(First one, Hartsfield-Jackson should return to just being called Hartsfield...then let's worry about naming the underground people-mover! {especially since the new eastside International Terminal will be called the Maynard Jackson Terminal...})
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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(First one, Hartsfield-Jackson should return to just being called Hartsfield...then let's worry about naming the underground people-mover! {especially since the new eastside International Terminal will be called the Maynard Jackson Terminal...})
You read my mind. This is what should have been done in the first place.
Appropriate, as the airport gained national importance during the Hartsfield Era, and international importance during Jackson's watch.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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You read my mind. This is what should have been done in the first place.
Appropriate, as the airport gained national importance during the Hartsfield Era, and international importance during Jackson's watch.
But the problem is that the new International Terminal will be called "Maynard Jackson." This is too much Jackson.

I think it's great that Southside High School was renamed Maynard Jackson High--appropriate.

My friends and I think they should have renamed "Boulevard" (crazy!) to "Maynard Jackson Boulevard" instead of the airport adding Jackson to Hartsfield.


So, we should have...

Maynard Jackson High
Maynard Jackson Boulevard


...and Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport--with the new Maynard Jackson International Terminal.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Yellow Line
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Yellow Line
Took me a sec, but I'm LOL'ing now.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This is interesting and fun...


Hartsfield-Jackson holds contest to name train *| ajc.com






Suggestions?


(First one, Hartsfield-Jackson should return to just being called Hartsfield...then let's worry about naming the underground people-mover! {especially since the new eastside International Terminal will be called the Maynard Jackson Terminal...})
My whole thing about naming the airport "Jackson" was that people would confuse ATL with the airport in Jackson, Miss. I thought at the time that I-75 should be named the "Maynard Jackson Expressway" as I 20 is named.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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"Bob"
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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How about "The Willy" or "The Willie" for William Hartsfield?
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I agree, his name should be dropped after the international terminal opens. Its redundant...
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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My whole thing about naming the airport "Jackson" was that people would confuse ATL with the airport in Jackson, Miss. I thought at the time that I-75 should be named the "Maynard Jackson Expressway" as I 20 is named.
Folks in an airline context will call it by its IATA airport code: ATL. Or its ICAO code KATL if you're into reading METARs.

The folks I know who fly from Atlanta to wherever just call it "the airport".

I do think the name is too long, as is the name of the airport in MSP, but it really shouldn't have much impact in day to day conversation.
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