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  1. Do you think that US Airways may one day be taken over as many of the other former large US airlines had been in the past and if so will Charlotte no longer be a hub airport?
  2. Did RDU make a mistake by being the only major airport in NC not to build a new major runway? Friday, April 19, 2002 Third runway seen on RDU's horizon Triangle Business Journal - by Shane Snider MORRISVILLE -- Raleigh-Durham Inter-national Airport intends to take flight with plans for a 9,500-foot runway parallel to its two existing strips -- a project that could cost the airport $200 million or more when the work is completed in 2010. A new runway has been on RDU's wish list since 1992, when the authority overseeing the facility developed a long-term master plan.
  3. Here's a nice view of the regional buses from the transit sites and Flickr. PART High Point Winston-Salem Greensboro
  4. It doesn't. A jet can not take off simultaneously at those 2 runways next to one another that close. Just take a look at other airports. Runways cannot be side by side like that and handle simultaneous take off and landings. But, the main point is as of the completion of the new runway at GSO they are up and ready for expansion. They have 3 jet runways. RDU has only 2. RDU should not allow themselves to get set back like this. They should be proactive and always be ahead of the game and not wait until they need it and the cost is even more.
  5. That does look as if it's One First Union under construction.
  6. For a new runway, as shown in the location above, that is the location already proposed. But, this doesn't allow the option the multiple flights at the sametime. The runway would be too close to the existing runway at RDU.
  7. Great mid-1980s photos of Chralotte from Flickr
  8. RDU does not have the land to provide the distance for a 3rd parallel runway space far enough apart for simultaneous landings. The current parallel runway is actually the only one that has the proper enough spacing. RDU can not build on the Umstead Park side
  9. It seems like from the beginning there was a plan to close Terminal 1 (former A and B). When you think about the fact that at most US airports any terminal or concourse that was built in 1987, regardless of its use are, all still open. That's considered very young for an airport facility. Yet, at RDU they left the oldest Terminal building, former "B" and what was actually built as a temporary terminal, former Terminal "A". The first modern passenger terminal opened in 1955. Eastern Airlines started jet airline service on April 25, 1965. Delta Airlines came on June 15, 1970 and Presiden
  10. RDU's Terminal 1 could close temporarily http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1387804.html To save money, Raleigh-Durham International Airport might temporarily close the old Terminal 1 in 2011, after it finishes building its $570 million Terminal 2. .....The airport has been in a similar position before. After Eastern Airlines went out of business in 1989, part of the building now known as Terminal 1 stayed shut for five years.
  11. Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte ranked side by side in terms of traffic in 2007. If you take North Carolina's 3 largest airports there are 18,553,030 O&D passengers that would make all of the airports combinded about ranking of Newark or Philadelphia. Top 120 U.S. Airports Ranked By Domestic Origin-and-Destination (O&D) Traffic, Year Ended March 2007 1. Las Vegas 32,560,340 2. Los Angeles 31,169,270 3. Chicago O'Hare 28,761,370 4. Orlando 28,213,420 5. Atlanta 26,175,350 6. Phoenix 23,949,290 7. Denver 22,692,280 8. New York LaGuardia 21,938,740 9. Dallas-Fort Worth 21
  12. Raleigh-Durham's International flights. American brought RDU its first international flights May 28, 1988 -American Airlines started nonstop flights between Paris and the Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina. The flights are the first international service from Raleigh-Durham Airport and the airport is being renamed the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. From 1988 to 1994 American Airlines offered non-stop flights to Paris as American closed its RDU hub and repolaced it with the Miami hub. American Airlines also offered non-stop flights from Raleigh-Durham to: Bermuda Ca
  13. Here are some great photos from the new Terminal 2 posted on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pomegranatered/2937649494/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pomegranatered/2937630786/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hpnflygirl/page2/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hpnflygirl/page3/
  14. This is currently the only AAA baseball park located in the state of North Carolina. Excellent view of the stadium located in downtown Durham next to the Durham Freeway. Source: Flickr
  15. Here's a great view of the current AAA baseball park in suburban Charlotte. The stadium was originally designed to be a future home of Charlotte's NFL team long before the Panthers came about. Source: Flickr
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