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Paul in S.A TX Jan 16, 2010 3:31 PM

San Antonio Hugman International Airport!
 
San Antonio needs to name it's airport like most every large city.

After someone important in San Antonio history. I would say Hugman, since he is the architect with the idea and plan for the Riverwalk. Imagine downtown San Antonio with no Riverwalk. If no Riverwalk, I would say no Tower of Americas, and no San Antonio of today.

If not Hugman, what would you name the Airport? San Antonio International just seems incomplete.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_River_Walk

Paul in S.A TX Jan 16, 2010 6:53 PM

Okay, how about San Antonio Lady Ga Ga International Airport?

necropolis Jan 16, 2010 7:22 PM

I like the idea. What better way to honor the man whose idea draws our tourists in by naming the place that brings in our tourists after him.

oldmanshirt Jan 16, 2010 7:46 PM

We could call it San Antonio Valero Airport after the original name of the Alamo. This could have the side benefit of drawing in lots of advertising revenue from the energy company ;)

METALMiKE Jan 17, 2010 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldmanshirt (Post 4653046)
We could call it San Antonio Valero Airport after the original name of the Alamo. This could have the side benefit of drawing in lots of advertising revenue from the energy company ;)

I think we have a winner.:cheers:

sirkingwilliam Jan 17, 2010 3:42 AM

SA International Airport is fine. I hate the "everyone else does it, we have to do it" argument.

We should do this, why?

PartyLine Jan 17, 2010 5:01 AM

Los Angeles dosen't have a name for it's airport it's just Los Angeles International Airport LAX or Dallas Fort Worth International Airport DFW

Texan101 Jan 17, 2010 5:48 AM

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Originally Posted by sirkingwilliam (Post 4653534)
SA International Airport is fine. I hate the "everyone else does it, we have to do it" argument.

We should do this, why?

Couldn't agree more.:tup:

oldmanshirt Jan 17, 2010 6:40 PM

I agree, supplemental names for airports really only have a useful function when there's more than one large airport in a city, ala Love, Hobby, JFK, O'Hare, etc. Otherwise its easier to just call it by the name of the city (or cities, in the case of DFW or SeaTac).

KevinFromTexas Jan 17, 2010 7:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul in S.A TX (Post 4652960)
Okay, how about San Antonio Lady Ga Ga International Airport?

Isn't that the same as Hugman? :yuck:

By the way, a history lesson on Austin's airport name - "Austin-Bergstrom International Airport". The name Bergstrom comes from Bergstrom Air Force Base back when the property used to be an air force base. The base was named after Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, an Austinite, who was killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. He was the first Austinite to die in WWII. Then Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson convinced the Air Force to rename the base after Bergstrom. Of course, after the air base closed and was turned into an airport, the name stayed.

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinair...romhistory.htm

JACKinBeantown Jan 18, 2010 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 4654003)
Isn't that the same as Hugman? :yuck:

I never knew the name of the man who designed the Riverwalk. But now that I know I would never associate Mr. Hugman's good name with Lady Ga Ga. Ugh.

KevinFromTexas Jan 18, 2010 1:41 AM

Oh of course. It's no slam to Mr. Hugman or the Riverwalk. But "Lady" Gaga kind of scares me a bit.

Complex01 Jan 18, 2010 2:07 AM

:previous:

Ha Ha.

BTW i thought i was reading a thread about SA's airport not Austins?

:ahhh:

PartyLine Jan 18, 2010 2:30 AM

There's always Whataburger International Airport lol

KevinFromTexas Jan 18, 2010 2:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 4654345)
:previous:

Ha Ha.

BTW i thought i was reading a thread about SA's airport not Austins?

:ahhh:

Sorry about that. Since Austin and San Antonio are probably my two favorite cities, I tend to talk about both in almost the same way.

PartyLine Jan 18, 2010 5:20 AM

Yeah me too both are my favorite TX cities

Paul in S.A TX Jan 19, 2010 2:37 AM

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Originally Posted by JACKinNYC (Post 4654205)
I never knew the name of the man who designed the Riverwalk. But now that I know I would never associate Mr. Hugman's good name with Lady Ga Ga. Ugh.

I was joking, I posted that cause nobody was responding at first.

Limestone Jan 20, 2010 11:50 PM

Wasn't there already an attempt in 1997 or so (or a suggestion by one of SA's then council-members) to rename SAT - I think it was for Cesar Chavez?

Glad that didn't happen. Although, I wouldn't be opposed to naming the each of the terminals when T2 opens next year.

Some famous San Antonians Robert Hugman, Dionicio Rodriguez (the concrete sculptor and artisan), Tom Slick.

Interesting topic.

jaga185 Jan 21, 2010 6:07 AM

I think I like Hugman, he gave us what we have become famous for, besides the Alamo.

JACKinBeantown Jan 21, 2010 3:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul in S.A TX (Post 4655848)
I was joking, I posted that cause nobody was responding at first.

I know, and I was responding in the same spirit. (Trying to anyway.):cheers:


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