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Old 06-01-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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To me a big city is any city that has an international airport. So a city with only 50,000 people is disqualified from being considered big in my opinion, because cities of that size don't have international airports.
AirNav: KEBG - South Texas International Airport at Edinburg
Edinburg, TX -pop. 49,000

Fairbanks International Airport, Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK - pop. 35,000

Just to name two off the top of my head.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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AirNav: KEBG - South Texas International Airport at Edinburg
Edinburg, TX -pop. 49,000

Fairbanks International Airport, Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK - pop. 35,000

Just to name two off the top of my head.
Do these airports have direct flights to Canada or Mexico ?
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Do these airports have direct flights to Canada or Mexico ?
I know Fairbanks has direct commercial flights to Germany...lots of German tourism in the interior, for some reason. I believe there are also direct flights to Vancouver.

I don't know about S. Texas, been ages since I've been there.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Bangor has direct flights to: Manchester [UK], Leipzig/Halle (DE), Dusseldorf, and Canada.

Last year a plane went down a couple miles from my house on it's way from Bangor to Iceland. I do not see a regular schedule listed for Iceland though. But they must have one.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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My definition of a big city is any place that has atleast 1 skyscraper.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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My definition of a big city is any place that has atleast 1 skyscraper.
Washington isn't a big city?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:33 AM
 
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In my family, if it's big enough to have a McDonald's, then it's a big city!
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Bedford County, Va.
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My definition of a big city is any place that has atleast 1 skyscraper.
Nah. Both the city I grew up in and the biggest city in the region where I now live have skyscapers, and they're in the 100K population range....or less. Depending on perspective, some people may consider 100K to be a big city, but I suspect a lot of people don't. That's far from being a consensus.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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Nah. Both the city I grew up in and the biggest city in the region where I now live have skyscapers, and they're in the 100K population range....or less. Depending on perspective, some people may consider 100K to be a big city, but I suspect a lot of people don't. That's far from being a consensus.
Anybody who lives in a rural area where there are more livestock than humans, would consider 100k to be a big city.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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To me a big city is any city that has an international airport. So a city with only 50,000 people is disqualified from being considered big in my opinion, because cities of that size don't have international airports.
Moses Lake, WA population 20,366 has an international airport.

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