View Full Version : LPL renamed for whining scous... err... Beatle

29th Jun 2001, 22:08
Apparently it's going to be "John Lennon Airport" according to news.bbc.co.uk

LTN man
29th Jun 2001, 22:54
Better than being called Beetle Airport. This could start a trend with Luton becoming Lorraine Chase Airport

29th Jun 2001, 23:11
Perhaps they could put a european twist on it too:

John Le Non Airport

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

29th Jun 2001, 23:17
I vote for 'Danny Fyne International'

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29th Jun 2001, 23:54
Why not "Ringo International" ???

30th Jun 2001, 00:10
Isn't that 15 miles or so to the East of LPL?? :) :) :)

30th Jun 2001, 00:42
"Imagine all the people...."

30th Jun 2001, 01:12
<<< Isn't that 15 miles or so to the East of LPL?? >>>

Ahhhh, you'll be referring to Barton :)

30th Jun 2001, 01:17
It's alright for most of you, you don't have to work there!

30th Jun 2001, 01:44
BHX: Jasper Carrott International

CWL: Catherine Zeta Jones Airport

NCL: Paul Gascoigne Int'l - or Gazza Strip for short

GLA: Glasgow Jimmy Logan International


30th Jun 2001, 03:58
Poor Old John,

Wonder how he would feel about this!

Fancy being honoured by a flippin airport!

I would have thought an art gallery, a monument, or maybe a hospital.

But, a non enviromentally friendly, pollution promoting airport!

Can't see that this would be up his street somehow.

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30th Jun 2001, 04:04
Always thought Paul was more talented.
A great team though. For all of you young enough to have been 11-16 when they were leading edge phenom.... Has anyone surpassed their songbook and the frenzy of the time?

edited for t.

Well shake it up baby...

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30th Jun 2001, 04:10
Jasper Carrott International?

You're doing a great disservice to the airport which should surely be known as "Lenny Henry International Airport!" - I know it's not in Dudley but .........

Just want to say good luck, we're all counting on you .......

30th Jun 2001, 05:26
Strawberry Field? http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/cool.gif

General Mayhem
30th Jun 2001, 08:53
Strawberry Field gets my vote.

Bally Heck
30th Jun 2001, 12:29
Then you could have a little rock opera at top of drop.

Capt: Let me take you down
FO: Are we going to?
Both: Strawberry Field

But seriously. Airports tend to get named after politicians. JFK CDG etc. Now I have nothing against politicians except that they are without exception a bunch of self serving wasters.

Much better to name it after a talented musician who brought pleasure to millions.

Derek Hatton International? Pulleeez!

(Edited for typos....how about a spell checker Danny)

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The Reverend Billy Gibbon
30th Jun 2001, 14:03
Much better to have called it Liverpool Bill Shankly.

Or Liverpool Bob Paisley, then we could have
Belfast Ian Paisley and Glasgow Paisley.

Brakes to Park
30th Jun 2001, 14:28
Should be called Gerard Houllier International.

30th Jun 2001, 15:23
Restrict the new name to fit with the designator.

LPL = Love People Love (as John might have said)

Incidentally, there IS a Strawberry Fields named after him in Central Park, close to where he was murdered.

A window seat on the sunny side of the aircraft, please!

Captain Numpty
30th Jun 2001, 16:32
How about........

Lilly Savage International!

30th Jun 2001, 17:16
Errrrr.... Scuse me. Apparently several reports have said that JLI is the first UK airport named after a famous person -
Nooooooo !!!
Wot about Ringo-way ?
Or our very own Fraggle International - Named
after that well known sailor & axe hero Ronald circa 1200 !

30th Jun 2001, 17:39
Wasn't Heathrow named after Ted Heath?

......Mummy mummy its those nasty men in white coats again http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/explode.gif

zeny kastelein
30th Jun 2001, 17:57
Howz about Jerry Garcia Airport?

Free Blotter Acid at check-in!!!!

I vote yes.

Alpine Flyer
30th Jun 2001, 20:37
Thumbs up for Strawberry Field. I also like "Gazza Strip".

Hope nobody dreams up renaming Vienna after our finally departed Niki Lauda =:-o

Overall I don't like the renaming of airports just because some marketing department is idle and needs to justify it's identification. It is also a very American thing to do. Just because Americans had to name all kinds of places after mostly unimportant people because they had no tradition in place names (except those copied from the natives - I recommend reading Bill Bryson for details) doesn't mean we can't keep our historic airport names, i.e. the names of the places the airports were built (over).

Does anybody really care whether he has landed in Salzburg-Maxglan or Salzburg-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart International Airport? What if Heathrow became London-Queen Elizabeth the Second after your beloved Queen has quit her job? I think it rather silly to land in Krakow-John Paul the Second, although nobody has yet topped the Greek who have carried the idea so far as to rename the ATC callsigns too. Nikos Katzanzakis Tower, this is..........

pax domina
30th Jun 2001, 20:53
Anyone else read Smash Hits (okay, so I know I was a bit old for it) back in the early 80s? How about Fab Macca Wacky Thumbs Aloft International? http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/thumbs.gif

Well, the renaming of airports at least seems just a bit better than the renaming of stadiums and arenas in exchange for sponsorship $$$. And they don't only "replace" geographic names . . . somtimes they do away with the names of people the bulding was meant to honor, "No one's ever heard of him, so it doesn't matter, blah, blah, blah . . . " http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/angryfire.gif

pax d - narcissistic, short-sighted, ill-bred moron

30th Jun 2001, 20:55
If you want airport PR schizophrenia at its very best, try GIG:

"Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Antonio Carlos Jobim".

Which everyone still calls "Galeao". And which was half empty before the second terminal was inaugurated (within easy walking distance - about five hundred metres away). Now both are three quarters empty.

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30th Jun 2001, 22:59
Why name it after someone who at the first opportunity left Liverpool to live in America.

1st Jul 2001, 06:39
I hope Manchester doesn't get the renaming bug. I mean after the Bridgewater??? Hall fiasco, you would think that Mancunians didn't know who Sir John Barbaroli was? You mean they don't know? I can understand them not wanting to name the hall after the orchestra's founder Sir Fredriech Halle him being a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and all. ;-))

Final 3 Greens
1st Jul 2001, 09:03
Just think about all the fun the ATC boys could have in renaming the reporting points - e.g. a/c inbound to Strawberry Field cleared to Penny Lane via Norwegian Wood, report when ready for Help! (exclamation mark for authenticity.)

The missed approach procedure could be fly runway heading to 1500', return to Yesterday and commence new approach via Tomorrow Never Knows

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1st Jul 2001, 09:59
stick to 5 letters per word, and who knows !!

1st Jul 2001, 10:51
Onan re. your (usual) mis-guided post of 01 July 2001 02:39

Knowing your intense dislike for all things Mancunian, it should be
pointed out that the Bridgewater Hall, as you rightly state, was not
named after any member of Manchester's Hallé orchestra, for the simply
reason that the Hallé is only a VERY minor user of a building which has
many multi-functional roles.

At the time the newly constructed hall was opened, the orchestra was
so far in debt - if I remember rightly £4Million - it was 50-50 whether
they would even continue to exist, let alone be allowed into the new
building. They couldn't pay their way when in the old Free Trade Hall
and now can't even pay their way in the new one - just been bailed out
again for another £2million. And the Liverpool Phil hasn't faired much
better over the decades and still sponges heavily off the taxpayers.

As to the subject of this thread: no one appears to have picked up the
other part of the story, namely Liverpool Airport's choice of a new
slogan. The current one reads 'Check-in to the difference'. The new
slogan, from JL's 'Imagine', will read 'Above us only Sky'.

Perhaps that was the only direction left to travel, considering what
lies 'all around us'!

Enter after the Virgin
1st Jul 2001, 12:10
LPL = Liverpool Penny Lane ?

1st Jul 2001, 12:39
One to chew on and a couple to kick around :)
EGSH Delia Smith Intnl
EGNT Alan Shearer Intl
EGNX Gary Lineker Intl
we aim to please, it keeps the cleaners happy


1st Jul 2001, 16:17
OK, here's some:

Norwich: Alan Partridge Regional Airport
Edinburgh: Sean Connery Intl.
Dublin: Riverdance Intl.
Leeds-Bradford: Nigel Mansell Airport
Lydd Aerodrome: Celia Kench Sky Ranch
Paris Le Bourget: Gerard De-Part-ure Aeroport

And how about each of the London Airports named after well-known TV presenters?

Heathrow: Bruce Forsyth Intercontinental
Gatwick: Bob Monkhouse Intl.
Stansted: Brendan O'Brien Sky Park
Luton: Jeremy Beadle Regional Airport
Southend: Lisa Reilly Air Terminal
Biggin Hill: Jim Davidson Field
City: Cheryl Baker Landing Site

"Ayline 221 airbourne"

1st Jul 2001, 18:28

Nay! not an intense dislike of all things Mancunian. I have positive intense hatred of the place and will continue to slag it off as much as I can.

But getting back to re-naming Liverpool Airport. I think that if they wanted to name it for the Beatles it should have been named Lennon/McCartney Airport. Naming an airport after famous people is not so unusual ; we have de Gaulle, Kennedy, La Guardia, John Wayne, McCarren, O'Hare, Logan, Nimitz and my own base, Lester B. Pearson, just to name a few.
I'll grant LPL one thing though; It sure brought them publicity.

Captain Hilary Duff
1st Jul 2001, 18:54
Here are some new procedures to reflect the new name!
1) The NDB is being renamed LJL, to reflect the new name. the lowest holding level is still 2.5A, but you can get as high as you like!
2) The ATIS is to be changed to words from John Lennon songs, or the beatles, ie Whiskey is now Woman, India is Imagine. All ideas greatfully received!
3) Pilots will now be intructed to contact John Lennon Tower, John Lennon Radar.
And finally...
The mersey standard arrival will be renamed Ringo (as in Ringo Starr, boom boom!)

1st Jul 2001, 19:30
The French did it last year! Lyon Satolas renamed Lyon Saint Exupery. After Antoine De Saint-Exupery, author and aviator.
(Le petit Prince), 'Je crois qu'il profita, pour son evasion, d'une migration d'oiseaux sauvages'.


1st Jul 2001, 19:48
Leonardo Da Vinci, Marco Polo, Jan Smutts, Jomo Kenyatta and how about Mirabel after the daughter of the Quebec farmer whose land was taken to construct this whitest of white elephants in the Great White North.

1st Jul 2001, 20:04
At least they didn't call it Nelson f*****g Mandela airport (again).

1st Jul 2001, 22:01
The great thing about naming airports after politicians is, you know the b******s are invariably dead.

Onan, when Mirabel has been renamed Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intn'l, the universe shall have unfolded as it should. :)

1st Jul 2001, 22:19
OK Onan. So why do you keep coming back?

Sure, LPL has got the publicity. After all, naming a Tin Shed after a
druggie who chose to get out of the place as fast as he could, merits
something to wrap the fish'n'chips in, I guess.

1st Jul 2001, 23:54

First: Use your own words and don't plagiarise from other lists. Your reply has appeared on a number of other list's authored by someone named Maureen and/or Dave. I don't know who was first with it but it certainly wasn't you. I will supply the links if you wish!
Second: Who really gives a **** what Liverpool calls it's airport?
Third: Liverpool (Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Coventry, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff etc.) has at least one thing going for it. It's not manchester. :-))

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2nd Jul 2001, 00:23
Hey, MAN has one good thing going in its favour...You aint likely to bump into Onan there :)

2nd Jul 2001, 00:32
and where's 411A with his 2 cents worth on this thread??

2nd Jul 2001, 00:42
That "Tin Shed" was the fastest growing Airport in the World last year, it has come a long way since the old days! And within the next few months, it will be one of the most modern!

Niaga Dessip
2nd Jul 2001, 00:57
Then there is Les Dawson Field, Blackpool...

2nd Jul 2001, 01:23
Rockwell, the naming of Liverpool in this way was to provide publicity for the airport and you have done your bit to keep Liverpool Airport in the publics eye as this thread has proved!

Maybe you could use all your influence to see if MAN can do the same. Maybe "The Cheshire OASIS Airport"?

I could not have failed to notice by your failure to post on the "British Airways Regional routes to BACE at Manchester" thread
or is it too painful to see the "downsizing" to 50 seaters and what could be the end of BA in MAN(160to4DME)?

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2nd Jul 2001, 02:15
What are you on, Onan? Honest, they are my own words, I know 'cos I
typed them :)

I haven't seen any other lists. After all, there is only one and it is
this one, is it not?

Maureen? Dave? Are these new airport names per chance?
Ah! Maureen, one of my favourite MAN voices - fame again lass!

Onan, I hope you enjoy your next flight from Lester's utopian airport. Pity
that your destination will unfortunately have to be MAN, because your
national airline and other Canadian operators prefer it.

BTW, I am impressed with your knowledge of UK airports. Especially
noted is your ability to differentiate between their locations. Well
done, sir!

P.S. I would have thought that Liverpool Airport's management actually
gives a ****, considering they must think it is a great idea.

General Mayhem
2nd Jul 2001, 14:52
Any truth to rumor that the LPL will be changed to LSD? Perhaps POT??

2nd Jul 2001, 17:42
Does anyone have a good airport to honour the late great http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/cool.gif Jimmy Hendrix? That would certainly upset the narcos wouldn't it :)


2nd Jul 2001, 18:46

You are even more tiresome with your anti Liverpool rhetoric as Onan is with his dislike of the city of Manchester. As to your comments about Toronto LBP, here are some facts. YYZ presently handles almost double the pax throughput as MAN. YYZ presently has three terminals, two of which (2&3)are each bigger in area than MAN's two terminals combined. Upon completion of it's terminal re-development and the completion of it's six (YES SIX!!) runways, YYZ will have a capicity of 60 million pax throughput per annum. Not bad for an outpost of Empire. Eh!

Might I suggest that you and Onan take your petty childish feud elsewhere? At least Onan has stated a reason for his dislike of Manchester, what's your reason for disliking Liverpool so much? No! don't answer that, i'm not really interested.

2nd Jul 2001, 23:51
AOG-YYZ, or should I say Onan:

Your ignorance of the Bridgewater Hall is one thing, but when you throw
in your veiled insults re. Mancunians, then don't be surprised at the
response you got.

Thank you for the YYZ info: as I said, a splendid airport which, as you
know, can be reached on daily flights ex-MAN.

3rd Jul 2001, 01:22
I have to agree, YYZ is a rather nice airport - but it would be an awful lot better if it had subway and/or rail connections.

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3rd Jul 2001, 02:13
As a fellow Liverpudlian, I can't see anythin' wrong with this namin' thing! May be it should've been the 'Stelios Liverpool Airport', but never mind.

Apparently when we get our second, third and fourth terminals (??) they'll be named John, Paul, Ringo and George!



3rd Jul 2001, 03:08

Oh! and how sorely we need a subway link. But I have heard that negotiations are under way with CN and GO to provide a link to the GO Station at Malton. A LRT with Kipling TTC station would be much better.

Every man has his price and the incorruptible man the highest price of all.

3rd Jul 2001, 15:57

Rename to


Margaret Hilda Thatcher ??

3rd Jul 2001, 18:19
Liverpool John Lennon Airport?
As a local wag suggested, I suppose they'll be naming the tax free after Ken Dodd!!

6th Jul 2001, 03:53
Yes apparently city officials are waiting to get the Olympics before they create a rail link from downtown to YYZ.

Could be a long wait...

6th Jul 2001, 04:11
A very long wait.

Brian Clough
6th Jul 2001, 12:12
EMA = Me ? (or Sue Pollard, Robin Hood or Dale Winton - nice....)

6th Jul 2001, 12:25
Des Lyneham?

Brize Graham Norton?

And back to the sixties, and the rockconnection:

Man (this is really great sh*t!) Stoned

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6th Jul 2001, 13:02
Latest on the renaming of Liverpool Airport...

Apparently, some evangelical group is a bit upset about the atheistic "Above Us Only Sky" slogan.

Personally, I feel that a more appropriate slogan might be “Above us only heavies on their way to Manchester.”

6th Jul 2001, 18:27
DockJock and Rollingthunder

I hope you are both right, about the "long wait", for the Olympics, and I think you will find that not an insignificant segment of the population of our fair city would hope you are both right too.

Every man has his price and the incorruptible man the highest price of all.

6th Jul 2001, 18:33

Lester B. Pearson Airport (YYZ) is actually in the city of Mississauga, so Hazel McCallion would want some input as to what route a rail link would take. But what does this have to do with renaming a UK airport?

Every man has his price and the incorruptible man the highest price of all.