Oh, yeah. Such an improvement over the way they desecrated National.
It would be wonderful.
I still refer to Washington National as National Airport. I will NEVER call it Reagan National, and most everyone I know here in DC does likewise. We wince when visitors call it Reagan.
I lived most of my life in DC, R4, and I cringe everytime I hear that name attached to the airport.
[quote]still refer to Washington National as National Airport. I will NEVER call it Reagan National, and most everyone I know here in DC does likewise.
Same with Houston Intercontinental Airport, which was renamed in honor of George H. W. Bush. I hate calling it "Bush Airport" but admit it's less of a mouthful.
Will the FAA change SFO to MLK?
That's not an FAA thing, it's IATA.
MLK is currently not in use as an IATA code, but I assume they won't ever use it owing to, well, MLK Jr.
I now see there is such a thing as an FAA location identifier, and it's often identical to the IATA code. So much for my attempt to enlighten.
If they're going to name it after someone this the best idea.
Why not? We have to put up with the National Airport having been named for that fuckhead ronnie reegin. Reagan not only got a complete free pass throughout his life, the republicans think he should be canonized apparently and shoved naming the National Airport after him down our throats.
We've already got the Moscone Center so it would be great if they'd rename the airport after Harvey Milk.
Will airlines from Middle Eastern countries with Islamic governments boycott? Will American Christian conservatives feel violated by having to land at an airport named after a "sinner"?
New Orleans is still MSY (Moisant Stock Yards) and Chicago O-Hare is still ORD (Orchard).
ElderGays know JFK will always be Idlewild.
I've kind of had it with naming bridges, tunnels, airports and stuff after politicians. It glorifies them when really they are pretty much slime.
Does this mean the planes flying in there will be limped wing?
Tell me about the men's bathrooms. Will they be remodeled and expanded?
If you capitalize everything but the "i" both gays and blacks (and black gays) will get something out of it.
A much more deserving change would be in London, either Heathrow or Gatwick should be renamed Princess Diana International.
R26, we loved you in the youtube video hearing the news with your friends. You're the fat one, right?
NO!!!! SFO is iconic. It would be like changing LAX. Or JFK (which, I know, used to be Idylwild)
Milk International sounds stupid.
R28 thinks that everything in the world is a branding session - she's the type who LIKES the made-up names of Japanese cars and would name her daughter Jizzelle because it's sooooooooooooooooo mellifluous.
I completely agree r26 but, renaming an Airport after our beloved Diana doesn't do her justice. Her birthday, July 1st should have been made a national holiday by now. Needless to say, it's a travesty that it hasn't.
In LAX, there is the Mayor Tom Bradley International Terminal -- maybe they can rename one of the buildings for Milk so as to keep the iconic San Francisco name (even if it is in San Bruno).