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Old 07-21-2009, 01:40 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Reagan is the name of the airport.

"National" is not a name - You can find a "national" airport anywhere, same with an "international" airport. "National" does not tell you where the airport is. But there is only one "Reagan" airport.

And the air traffic controllers business? That took balls, plain and simple. The controllers illegally violated their contracts. Have you also forgotten that, at the time, the court of public opinion ruled in favor of the government?

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Old 07-21-2009, 05:13 AM
 
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Reagan is the name of the airport.

"National" is not a name - You can find a "national" airport anywhere, same with an "international" airport. "National" does not tell you where the airport is. But there is only one "Reagan" airport.
"National" is an official part of its name. Try again.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Dudes in brown flip-flops
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Reagan is the name of the airport.

"National" is not a name - You can find a "national" airport anywhere, same with an "international" airport. "National" does not tell you where the airport is. But there is only one "Reagan" airport.
And yet Washingtonians understand what is meant by "the Mall" despite there being far more malls than airports, national or international.

There are perfectly good reasons to call DCA Reagan, or Reagan National, but I don't think National Airport sounding ambiguous is one of them.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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How about we all settle this thread and call it Reagan National Airport (DCA) .

Reagan National Airport (http://www.metwashairports.com/national/ - broken link)
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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How about we all settle this thread and call it Reagan National Airport (DCA) .

Reagan National Airport (http://www.metwashairports.com/national/ - broken link)
Look at that URL - http://www.metwashairports.com/national/
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Look at that URL - Reagan National Airport (http://www.metwashairports.com/national/ - broken link)
maybe it was named by democrats haha
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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My 2 cents: I say Reagan National. Of course, I just asked my wife and she said "Washington National".
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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My 2 cents: I say Reagan National. Of course, I just asked my wife and she said "Washington National".
That's a smart lady! Listen to her.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Look at that URL - Reagan National Airport (http://www.metwashairports.com/national/ - broken link)
Yeah, and that same link clarifies that it's in DC. Because it's not the only national airport in the country, or in the world.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: South of the Pentagon, Virginia
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Who cares? No way i'm flying, period.
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