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What does the "Douglas" portion of the name refer to? RickK 01:55 10 Jul 2003 (UTC)

I just answered that question. WhisperToMe 04:02, 24 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Changes of accident findings


Regarding the 1974 EAL accident at Charlotte:

I removed probable cause findings in the previous summary, because those were not in the offical probable cause finding of the NTSB report, and replaced with the correct wording. While the NTSB did discuss the possibility that both pilots had misread their altimeters by 1,000 ft., it was admitted that was tenuous speculation, at its best, so that was not an official finding in the report. I also changed the plane type from DC-10, to DC-9-31. --EditorASC 06:39, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I cannot cite specific evidence, but my father at the time worked in communications for the Charlotte Fire Department and was on duty when the crash occured. He told me that according to accident investigators, the cockpit voice recorder indicated the pilots were busy talking about the then-new Carowinds amusement park, which they were flying over on approach. --SquareWave 00:46, 1 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Accident history


Added info about the crash of USAir 1016 on 2 July 1994. --SquareWave 03:17, 2 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Most expensive airport?


I have heard before that CLT is consistently one of the most expensive airports to fly out of. Does anyone have more information about this? --SquareWave 00:55, 1 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Major Airport???


What's the deal of "Major Airport" behng listed at the top of the article? Theres not even a numer of the amount of passengers it serves each year. Until It can be proven that the airport serves more tan 30,000,000 passengers a year, it is cosidered a mid size. (Mid-size is 10 to 10 million passengers a year. 18:57, 25 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

According to world-airport-codes.com, the airport served 41,228,372 passengers in 2012. Chuckmorris812 (talk) 13:58, 14 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]



Since the flight from PHL to Beijing originates in CLT, why is it not listed among the destinations?

The new flight will require a plane-change in PHL, which is a US Airways hub. Therefore, per WP:AIRPORTS, we don't list flights that go thru an airline's hub. Charmedaddict (talk) 03:26, 31 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Rocking Chair Picture


Why is there a picture of a rocking chair in the airport? Am I missing something, but how is that relevant to, well, anything? Brett (talk) 01:35, 4 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

The airport has many rocking chairs lined up in the concourse passageways for passenger use - definitely not a usual thing in major airport hubs. FCYTravis (talk) 01:43, 4 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I removed the following text from the Construction section of the article:

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is getting ready to undergo a major facelift. Each day, about 100,000 people pass through the airport, a huge increase from when the current terminal opened in 1982, and next month, officials will begin planning a project to expand the ticket area. But to do that, the road and parking decks in front of the airport will soon be under construction. The project would expand the terminal into the current traffic lanes, allowing a better flow through the ticketing area. The traffic lanes would be rebuilt where the hourly parking decks currently are, and those decks would be torn down and rebuilt as one single, larger deck. Aviation director Jerry Orr says expansion is necessary because the terminal is way over capacity “Growth is going to come and our job is to anticipate that and make the best platform here that we can to accommodate that growth,” he said. The plan is also to have the car rental area as part of the new decks. None of the expansion will be paid for with taxpayer money; it all comes out of fees paid by passengers and vendors. The construction would not likely start until next spring.

The text comes directly from News 14 Carolina (http://news14.com/content/top_stories/598465/charlotte-airport-plans-expansion/Default.aspx) without any paraphrasing. The News 14 article was neither cited nor acknowledged.

Yitzhak1995 (talk) 00:54, 7 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Busiest USA airport with no non-stop to Asia


I added a citation needed tag to the claim that this is the busiest airport (by passengers, presumably) in USA with no direct service to Asia. This may very well be true, but it may catch some people surprised if they wonder about Miami (MIA) which also has no direct service to Asia and is very close in passenger numbers by year. So it would be much better to have a good source for this. (talk) 07:06, 5 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Miami does not have non-stop service to East Asia but Qatar Airways operates daily service to the Middle East which is also a part of Asia. So technically Charlotte is the busiest airport without non-stop service to Asia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Townroswell (talkcontribs) 00:03, 10 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]


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Article Expansion Regarding Destination CLT and Future Projects


Hello all, I did some work today expanding the 2013-Present area of airport history, as I found the existing content to be really brief and not at all sufficient. I ended up adding a lot regarding the airport's expansion projects and future plans. I don't think I wrote too much but I may well have. If anybody thinks my additions should be shortened for brevity, I'm open to it. I also corrected an error that omitted American as a carrier to Munich. Intelqual (talk) 17:50, 12 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Article Quality


I have done some significant work on improving this article over the past month and am upgrading the quality to B within WP:USA and am putting it up for review in WP:Aviation. After reviewing the requirements for B-class status, I have concluded that this article definitively meets the criteria. Intelqual (talk) 19:27, 7 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Charlotte Pushpin Map


I am interested in adding a pushpin map for the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Area in addition to the USA and North Carolina maps, for the airport and other Charlotte-area locations. As far as I am aware, no such map exists. I am not familiar with the creation of pushpin maps, so if anybody contributing to this article has experience or expertise in doing so, I and WP:Charlotte would certainly appreciate it. Intelqual (talk) 19:53, 7 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

New Route


In ThePointsGuy article it says that there is seasonal routes to Reno (RNO) from CLT. I’m unsure if it is on Eagle or American proper.

If anyone can add it I’d be grateful. I’m unsure on how to find the data. Huskermax5 (talk) 19:32, 8 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

delta airlines 717 landing


added Ryanmoore88 (talk) 13:20, 8 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]