Talk:Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport

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Flights to POS[edit]

Hi, Guettarda -- I realize this is incredibly nit-picky, and I didn't revert your edit, but put in a compromise instead.

When you make a reservation and buy a ticket from TAB to POS, you're buying a ticket marked "Port of Spain". The fact that Piarco airport is out in the country and not in Piarco proper is, to my mind, relevant only in the context of an article about Port of Spain itself, or Piarco airport itself. (I am working on the latter, by the way). So... let's put both? Cheers, MCB 02:08, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

I think it's a very bad idea, especially in the context of internal air travel (which, iirc, uses "Piarco" on airbridge tickets, unlike international flights). It's simply inaccurate. I don't see "Port of Spain (Piarco)" as much of a compromise. It makes about as much sense as moving this article to "Scarborough (Crown Point)". Although international tickets do use Port-of-Spain on tickets, the airport is nearer to Chaguanas, which is a much larger town than PoS. It's a historic curiosity that PoS is used on tickets, nothing more. Guettarda 02:24, 17 September 2005 (UTC)
Well, I will defer to your comprehensive local knowledge. But it's definitely an exception to the usual case, though, when a city has a single well-known commercial airport in an adjacent town or area, and where the airport has a proper name. For example, one would never refer to flights in an article (or buy a ticket) "from Miami to Hartsfield"; Atlanta's airport may be named "Hartsfield", and be located in College Park, Georgia, but it is universally referred to as "Atlanta" (ATL/KATL) in a travel or airline context. MCB 02:42, 17 September 2005 (UTC)
I suppose a better analogy would be if you were flying from one airport in Atlanta (am I correct in guessing that there are several others in the metro area?) to Hatfield, would you say that you are flying from "airport X" to Hatfield? That is the real analogy. When Piarco was first used as an airport Trinidad was still a mainly rural society, and Port-of-Spain was the major city - it got as large as 100,000 before declining to its current <40,000. At the same time, Chaguanas as a little village - it had grown to over 70,000 people by 2000, and will probably reach 100,000 in the next few years. Similarly, the towns of San Juan, St. Joseph, Tunapuna, Trincity, and Arima (all of which are much closer to Piarco than PoS) have grown and shifted the polarity away from Port-of-Spain. So in an internal context, flying from Crown Point to "Port-of-Spain" strikes me as misleading, regardless of the names of airlines use. In the 1940s it might be reasonable to conflate the city and the island, but not today. Guettarda 16:34, 17 September 2005 (UTC)
Interesting details, thanks. I guess there's no good analogy; it sounds like an unsual case of development and demographics. One thing, though; given the international context of Wikipedia, it seems like it would be useful to list the airline/GDS "official" destination name, even if it is a historical artefact, since that's what people see on the travel Web sites when travel planning. (Apparently the "official" destination name of Crown Point is "Tobago", as well.) I did a search for POS-TAP flights/fares in Mobissimo, which is a meta-search site for tickets, and all the resellers and airlines I was referred to had the "Port of Spain" designation, even for the internal flight. As you say, misleading, but it appears to be the universal practice outside T&T. In any case, best regards, and I hope to make it to your country to see this all for myself at some point! MCB 19:12, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) Jenks24 (talk) 20:31, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International AirportA.N.R. Robinson International Airport – This si the official name as stated on the airport's website.


The airport has been officially renamed to

A.N.R. Robinson International Airport— Preceding unsigned comment added by 744cody (talkcontribs)

  • Disagree. A.N.R. is a mere short form of the man's name. The airport only uses it to fit the website. This is still formal ref. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 20:58, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I also disagree. Like Bwilkins said that is just the Abbriviated form. The proper name is Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport.The Trini Flyer (talk) 22:30, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
  • To the previous anonymous editor, i notice your constant removal of an edit I place regarding to the GOL flight from Tobago to Brazil via Barbados and i have also place a source as i have an eye witness account to this flight also. please avert from removing this edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 33aircharter (talkcontribs) 20:24, 20 November 2015 (UTC)