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Old 08-22-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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yet within driving distance to nothing.

if flying time is the standard, then Kansas and Missouri would have even better location.
Psst ... want to know why Atlanta's airport is the world's busiest? Why it's the world's largest transfer hub? Simple. Eighty percent (80 percent) of the U.S. population is within a 2 hour flight of ATL. Makes sense huh? Same reason Atlanta was founded in the 1840s -- it's where all the southern railroad lines intersected. Ditto trucking, logistics, shipping, warehousing.

Location! Location! Location!
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Psst ... want to know why Atlanta's airport is the world's busiest? Why it's the world's largest transfer hub? Simple. Eighty percent (80 percent) of the U.S. population is within a 2 hour flight of ATL. Makes sense huh? Same reason Atlanta was founded in the 1840s -- it's where all the southern railroad lines intersected. Ditto trucking, logistics, shipping, warehousing.

Location! Location! Location!
plenty of people fly to Atlanta without entering the city at all.
1840 doesn't sound old at all. I don't know who you are trying to impress.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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plenty of people fly to Atlanta without entering the city at all.
1840 doesn't sound old at all. I don't know who you are trying to impress.
Huh ... what?

First, of COURSE plenty of people fly through Atlanta (without leaving the airport ... which is in the city, so technically ... yes, they enter the city). My point was: ATL is the huge airport it is because of LOCATION. That's what this thread is about, right? STATES WITH GOOD LOCATIONS? Atlanta has always been a transportation hub, because of LOCATION. That's why it is where it is and thrives today. Sorry if that didn't translate into French for you.

And it was founded in 1837 ... not 1840.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Huh ... what?

First, of COURSE plenty of people fly through Atlanta (without leaving the airport ... which is in the city, so technically ... yes, they enter the city). My point was: ATL is the huge airport it is because of LOCATION. That's what this thread is about, right? STATES WITH GOOD LOCATIONS? Atlanta has always been a transportation hub, because of LOCATION. That's why it is where it is and thrives today. Sorry if that didn't translate into French for you.

And it was founded in 1837 ... not 1840.
you are exaggerating ATL's important in transportation.

The airport is the business only because other big cities have more than 1 airport. in 2013, by number of passengers boarding:

Jackson: 45.3M
Chicago: 32.4 +9.9 = 42.3M
NYC: 17.4+25+13.4 = 55.9M

Fail to how Atlanta's location is better. It is farther away from both Europe and Asia than northern cities on the east coast.

Also, it doesn't seem like the airport is located in the city of Atlanta.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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you are exaggerating ATL's important in transportation.

The airport is the business only because other big cities have more than 1 airport. in 2013, by number of passengers boarding:

Jackson: 45.3M
Chicago: 32.4 +9.9 = 42.3M
NYC: 17.4+25+13.4 = 55.9M
Well, since you brought it up ...

Atlanta's boardings are impressive for a city of only 5.5 million don't you think? Compared to Chicago, a city of 9.5 million? And NYC, a city of 20 million?

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Fail to how Atlanta's location is better. It is farther away from both Europe and Asia than northern cities on the east coast.
Maybe these maps will help explain it:

http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del...-route-map.pdf

http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del...-route-map.pdf

http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del...-route-map.pdf

http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del...-route-map.pdf

FYI: Delta's Atlanta-Johannesburg route is the longest nonstop flight in the world and the only direct connection to South Africa from the United States. You can't fly direct from NYC to South Africa. Too far.

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Also, it doesn't seem like the airport is located in the city of Atlanta.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Washington, because it's as far away from Florida as you can get in the continental U.S.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Woah, this state became a thread of who has the best flight times. Aha.

I'm a bit bias, but I will say California. Quick access to Mexico (Cabo/Baja, yo) and Canada (Vancouver, BC, only a short -and cheap- flight away.) Also, we are Asia/Pacific oriented. Not to mention, we are a short drive away from some of the most scenic, unique, natural parks in the country, both within our state and outside of it. (The drive alone from L.A. to Vancouver, B.C. up the coast is one of the most beautiful, anywhere.) Combined it means we have both great access to urban and nature.

Climate - the west coast is more temperate.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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North Carolina with the climate and law coming from California.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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Colorado if you dont mind no sea/great lake.
Cant think of another one. Oh, a upper New England state, Maine perhaps.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Cali.....they gobbled up half of the massive Pacific Coast and it's climes somehow.
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