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Old 09-08-2015, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Boston
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On WSJ, SSP, SSC, CD, NYT, WP, etc people always pick on Chicago for being in flyover country but no one does it for Denver, Atlanta, Phoenix, etc imo? Does the midwest have an image issue? Do midwesterners think there's double standard?
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Do people actually call Chicago flyover country though? Maybe because it's the largest city not on the ocean? I don't think flyover country is necessarily a diss in Chicago's case, because there are a lot of cities on the coast that Chicago blows away.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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Im from the East Coast (NY) and ive never ever thought this in my life.

Chicago is one of the premier cities in the country. In a group with NYC, Philly, Boston, DC, SF, Seattle and LA. Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas come next.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Do people actually call Chicago flyover country though? .
Mr Mezter

https://www.datalounge.com/thread/14...yover-country-
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:25 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Chicago is ONLY Flyover for INTERNAIONAL TOURIST. NYC gets the most. LA and SF get a lot and Miami today.
But Chicago is NO FLYOVER CITY FOR DOMESTIC TOURIST.

CHICAGO hit 50 million tourist in 2014. 48.5 million Domestic. That best NYC by more then 4 million domestic. But NYC adding INTERNATIONAL TOURIST puts its numbers way up.....
Chicago tourism hits record with more than 50M visitors in 2014 | CLTV
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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On WSJ, SSP, SSC, CD, NYT, WP, etc people always pick on Chicago for being in flyover country but no one does it for Denver, Atlanta, Phoenix, etc imo? Does the midwest have an image issue? Do midwesterners think there's double standard?
No one really cares - it's silly.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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Im from the East Coast (NY) and ive never ever thought this in my life.

Chicago is one of the premier cities in the country. In a group with NYC, Philly, Boston, DC, SF, Seattle and LA. Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas come next.
In what world is Seattle a premier city?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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In what world is Seattle a premier city?
I missed that; no way in the world should Seattle be grouped with the likes of NYC, LA, Chicago, DC, SF, Philly, and Boston. A great city in its own right, but it's below them.

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Old 09-09-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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Flyover country is the mind numbing stretch in the heartland where it's flat and plain.

Phoenix is in a desert valley nestled in some tall mountains close to the southern border, Denver is next to the Rockies and Atlanta is on the coast

You don't generally 'fly over' Atlanta or Phoenix and like Denver they all have variable landscapes/features different than where 'fly over' country is. (OK, AR, KS, IL, IN, OH etc.)

Chicago is in fly over county, but Chicago itself isn't a fly over nor is it Chastised?
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:17 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Flawed premise here.
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