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Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:21 PM   #81
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J.D. Power and Associates has released it's annual airport ratings and Indianapolis didn't do so well. (No surprises there really.) It will be interesting to see how the new terminal affects Indy's rating next year. (Indy is located in the "Small" category.)

http://www.jdpower.com/travel/ratings/airport-ratings/
"Small" category? I would agree that our present terminal is tiny and compact. It is very much outdated. We should leap frog in the ratings with our new airport.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 10:44 PM   #82
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J.D. Power and Associates has released it's annual airport ratings and Indianapolis didn't do so well. (No surprises there really.) It will be interesting to see how the new terminal affects Indy's rating next year. (Indy is located in the "Small" category.)

http://www.jdpower.com/travel/ratings/airport-ratings/
I am sure that the rankings will improve dramatically. The Midfield Terminal is state-of-the art.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #83
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Photo of concourse "A" taken yesterday.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #84
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I am sure that the rankings will improve dramatically. The Midfield Terminal is state-of-the art.

What I think could be interesting is that the JD Power rating is based on customer satisfaction. The 2009 rating will definitely be better, but because at least five months of this rating cycle will still be based on the old terminal experience, I wonder if it will pull the rating lower than if the rating was based only on the new terminal experience. Another question is will JD Power adjust for this in some way. Of course I could be giving IND more consideration than JD Power will. At the very least, the 2010 rating will give a clearer picture.

I REALLY can not wait to get into this building! I am planning on running the NYC Marathon so I should get the chance shortly after it opens.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #85
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DId anyone catch the news blurb on WTHR about renaming the airport to Indianapolis Weir Cook International Airport? IND used to be called "Weir Cook Municipal Airport" until 1976 when the moniker IIA was created.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #86
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DId anyone catch the news blurb on WTHR about renaming the airport to Indianapolis Weir Cook International Airport? IND used to be called "Weir Cook Municipal Airport" until 1976 when the moniker IIA was created.
How about we add a few more international flights before we start calling it an international airport.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #87
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How about we add a few more international flights before we start calling it an international airport.
It either has (or can handle) international flights, or not. IND is an international airport. Hell, even Terre Haute calls its passenger-free airport "international" - a vestige of its international customs office a few years ago.

I like the idea of renaming IND, but I wonder if we should hearken back to Wier Cook. I don't think anyone who hasn't read the memorials in the terminal knows who he was. perhaps naming the airport after a more renowned Hoosier?

We could follow the lead of Texas and name it after a political leader?

They have Bush Intercontinental, we could have

Indianapolis - Dan Quayle Field
Abraham Lincoln International Airport
Benjamin Harrison International Airport

Or,
we could follow OKC's lead and name it after a local wit & author:
James Whitcome Riley International
Theodore Dreiser Airport

Or, my favorite, like New Orleans, we name it after a musician:
John Mellencamp International
Cole Porter Field
Hoagy Carmichael International
Michael Jackson Field
Henry Lee Summer Domestic Terminal

Or, finally, we could invite corporate sponsorship:

Lucas Oil Field at Indianapolis International
Prozac Field
Eli Lilly Metropolitan Airport

My favorite of those would Carmichael International - it seems to roll off the tongue...

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Old May 29th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #88
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or...

Richard Lugar International
Kurt Vonnegut International ("Von International" for short)

or since we are such a "basketball crazy" state it could be called...
Larry Bird International (aka "Bird Landing Strip")
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #89
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I would shrivel-up and die if it was named "Dan Quayle Int'l Airport."

Indy does have a large number of international flights, however, only a handful are passenger flights. I believe there is a direct China flight via FedEx and I know that LuxCargo flies from IND to Luxembourg, in addition to north american-bound flights.

AirCanada operates a few dailies between IND and Toronto and you can go to Mexico and the Carribean via IND
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:15 AM   #90
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You don't need a single international flight to be called an international airport. You only need a field inspection station.

BTW how could you guys miss the most obvious name for the new airport?

Reggie Miller International Airport? I don't want to rename the airport but if it must be renamed I'd be all for that one.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #91
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ah, new favorite - Kurt Vonnegut International Airport! I wonder what he would have said about such an honor?
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Old June 1st, 2008, 03:40 AM   #92
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BTW how could you guys miss the most obvious name for the new airport?

Reggie Miller International Airport? I don't want to rename the airport but if it must be renamed I'd be all for that one.

Why not Peyton Manning Int'l. Airport?

I am being facetious. Kurt Vonnegut is a worthy namesake for the Indy Airport.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:52 PM   #93
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Vonnegut International has a nice ring to it.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 03:57 AM   #94
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Poland has the Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. By the way, the one man play about Chopin was cool. It was in Chicago a few years ago. The new Indy terninal is really nice, love the architecture.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #95
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Question

I have some pictures of the new airport I'd like to post on here, but the posting rules for me state that I may not post attachments. How do I get that changed? Thanks.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #96
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JAFO, you need to host the pictures elsewhere, such a flickr or photobucket, and then use embedded image links in your post. Click the little icon that appears to be a mountain in a picture frame and it will insert the hotlink to your photo.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #97
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Sorry for the delay.

Thanks Arenn and IndyTypeGuy for the instructions.
When talking to another co-worker about posting pictures that I and others on a tour took of the new terminal and posting them on the web, she advised me to contact our sister company (who did the tour) and ask if there are any legal issues with the web posting. I am still waiting to hear back from them.
I don't think there would be any problem posting areas of the airport where the public would be able to go, but I also have some of the luggage system and possibly other areas that may have a higher security level. So I want to make sure before posting.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #98
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Can you just post the public ones then? I'd avoid posting the ones not available to the general public. I wouldn't even wait for a response back. Just don't post the others. Even if you get the ok from someone it is possible they may not know any better and give you wrong advice. Only post public access areas and life is good. I'd also avoid posting anything security related like TSA screening areas.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #99
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Indianapolis Airport

Well, the guy from the Circles and Squares blog beat me to it. But here are some photos that a co-worker (great resolution pics) and I (not so great resolution pics) took on a tour. Still learning Flickr so I hope I did it right. How do I make the pictures larger?
There may be more pictures coming at a later date.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #100
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This stands to be one of the best - if not the best - publicly accessible structures in the metropolitan area. If only projects downtown would be as bold.
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