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Atlanta 46 38.33%
Miami 31 25.83%
Mexico City 43 35.83%
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Article regarding Merceded Benz move to Atlanta:
Atlanta was the company’s unanimous choice because it is positioned between the company’s expanding manufacturing plant in Vance, Ala., and the Georgia Ports Authority port at Brunswick, Ga., where the company imports most of its cars, Mr. Cannon said.

Access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was also a crucial factor, he said, because Mercedes-Benz USA will soon assume oversight of operations for Canada and Mexico in addition to the U.S., he said. Executives will be traveling regularly across the continent and to Europe, and dealers will be coming in for training often, he said.

Miami has people coming for tourism.Atlanta has them coming for business.Id rather have the Atlanta setup than having Miami with is low paying service industry jobs.

 
Old 05-22-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Are those SA cities to Atlanta on their own metal or is it Delta? I'm betting it's the latter because residents in those countries have little desire to travel to Atlana or you would see TAM or LAN flying to Atlanta. It's most cities in Deltas network that makes those flights to SA viable not Atlanta. Your city is a jumping off place because Delta forces their passengers through there. If Deltas hub was in Jacksonville, Fl you would see a similar international network.

We'll talk when your city reaches a dozen foreign flags in the next 10 years. Hopefully.
Yes, continue to discount our Airport and Delta all you wish. The bottom line is, it's here and it has been hugely beneficial to our area. How telling that San Francisco does not have flights to major SA cities, even on your beloved United.

You act as if this Sacramento with an outsized Airport. You could not be more wrong if your tried, but thanks for playing.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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We will talk when your city can get its graduation rates up, poverty rate down and per capita income up..
We will talk when your city's homers use something other than Coke, CNN and a failed Olympics of 20 years ago to argue global relavance.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yes, continue to discount our Airport and Delta all you wish. The bottom line is, it's here and it has been hugely beneficial to our area. How telling that San Francisco does not have flights to major SA cities, even on your beloved United.

You act as if this Sacramento with an outsized Airport. You could not be more wrong if your tried, but thanks for playing.
No but I've seen Charlotte Douglas offer destinations that far exceed what the local area can support. The same can be said for Atlanta albeit on a larger scale. Look at what's happening to Charlotte now that US Airways merged with American. Charlotte has lost its South American flights, Caribbesn destinations are scaled back, and secondary European Cities are being shifted to other hubs because Charlotte cannot support those destinations without significant feed. It's a similar operation in Atlanta. It's a hub dependent city that couldn't manage to sustain most of those flights on O&D. Thanks for playing.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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Since when are Buenos Aires, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro not World cities? They are certainly not 'some Caribbean Island resorts.' Not one of them can be reached nonstop from the Bay Area. Why?
Funny you mentioned Santiago, as one of my friends just came back from Tupungato, Argentina on Wedensday (he's from there, but has lived in Atlanta since '97). He caught a direct flight from Atlanta to Santiago, then another into Mendoza Argentina- the closest larger city to his home town.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Florida
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No, it is not boosterism.

What you are doing is presenting your opinion as fact.

Funny how Mercedes and Porsche chose Atlanta as their North American HQ's since we aren't connected to Europe.
Why wouldn't 2 car companies pick a car centric sprawled out place like Atlanta for their NA HQ? Mercedes will be in Sandy Springs which is a suburb on 12 acres & Porsche is not building inside the city of Atlanta either:

"Built almost adjacent & outside to the city's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the 26-acre complex"

Please stop talking about the Olympics too! All I remember was that terrorist attack.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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We will talk when your city's homers use something other than Coke, CNN and a failed Olympics of 20 years ago to argue global relavance.
We'll talk when San Francisco has flights to the above cities on any Airline.

You seem incredibly bitter in regards to anything related to Atlanta, and it shows in every post you make.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Why wouldn't 2 car companies pick a car centric sprawled out place like Atlanta for their NA HQ? Mercedes will be in Sandy Springs which is a suburb on 12 acres & Porsche is not building inside the city of Atlanta either:

"Built almost adjacent & outside to the city's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the 26-acre complex"

Please stop talking about the Olympics too! All I remember was that terrorist attack.
And when and what was the latest major corporate relocation to Miami?

Again, Metro GDP:

Atlanta - $307.2 billion

Miami - $281 billion

And the devastating Overtown riots were far worse than what happened at the Olympics.

Are you actually blaming Atlanta for a nutjob radical from the mountains of rural North Carolina? That's pretty damn pathetic.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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We'll talk when San Francisco has flights to the above cities on any Airline.

You seem incredibly bitter in regards to anything related to Atlanta, and it shows in every post you make.
And where are your flights to Sydney or Aukland? Where is Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai? Those three Asian cities are FAR more significant globally than Rio or Santiago and even São Paulo for that matter. We will talk when Atlanta gets service to those cities.

You came off rude when I used SFO as an example so it's obviously you that has some jealous complex. I can understand why. Must be kind of boring plane spotting in Atlanta seeing Delta birds all day with little else. I prefer variety and not be forced on one dominant carrier for my overseas trips. To each their own I guess.
 
Old 05-22-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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And when and what was the latest major corporate relocation to Miami?

Again, Metro GDP:

Atlanta - $307.2 billion

Miami - $281 billion

And the devastating Overtown riots were far worse than what happened at the Olympics.

Are you actually blaming Atlanta for a nutjob radical from the mountains of rural North Carolina? That's pretty damn pathetic.
No the blame is on Atlanta for not having adequate security to prevent it from happening.
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