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Talk:Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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VFD Discussion[edit]

Airport articles are discouraged, and although ATL is busy, it's largely a transfer airport and not exceptionally complex or isolated -- doesn't really fit into the exceptions, and the useful bits from the article could easily transfer into Atlanta without overburdening it.

  • Merge and delete. — D. Guillaime 20:37, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
    • Seems like a transfer airport is a better candidate for a standalone article, because the majority of passengers using it don't care about Atlanta and just want to know how to get around the airport. LtPowers 22:55, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
  • Merge and delete according to policy at exceptions (this clearly isn't one).--Burmesedays 03:24, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
  • How do you figure it isn't an exception? The example exceptions are Kansai and Heathrow, both of which are smaller airports than Atlanta in terms of land area, number of passengers moved, number of flights, and number of destinations. —BigPeteB 09:44, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
I should have been more specific perhaps. My memories of Atlanta are that it is not especially complex or interesting, and as it handles relatively few international flights, has only run-of-the-mill shopping and dining options. Kansai and Heathrow are the direct opposite of those factors. The article bears that out by not being very long, and could easily be merged into Atlanta. Heathrow and Kansai by contrast would seriously over-burden their respective city articles. --Burmesedays 10:28, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
Okay, now I understand your point. In that case (and it's easier to see this in hindsight than when I started the article) I agree that there's really not much info in spite of it being such a large airport, and it could easily be merged. I'm happy to do that sometime next week after I get back from a trip. —BigPeteB 11:27, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
  • Merge and delete - I agree with what Dguillaime said: "not exceptionally complex or isolated" = "doesn't really fit into the exceptions". texugo 09:58, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
  • Merge and redirect. I don't see any reason why this shouldn't be a redirect, but the arguments for merging seem persuasive. -- Ryan • (talk) • 11:32, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
  • Actually, I meant merge and re-direct also. That creates an easy search term which our crappy search engine will recognise. --Burmesedays 11:51, 28 July 2011 (EDT)

Result: Merge. -- Ryan • (talk) • 13:28, 13 August 2011 (EDT)