Since Wright amendment ends some notice more planes and noise
For airlines and travelers, the end of the Wright amendment brought a fresh look and new nonstop flights to Dallas Love Field.
For some neighbors, however, it brought more noise.
The Wright amendment, a contract hammered out decades ago to limit direct flights out of Love Field, came to an end Oct. 13. Since then, the number of weekday flights has grown by about 33 percent, according to airline figures.
The airport terminal was renovated and expanded to accommodate new passengers and additional flights, but the number of gates was capped at 20 to try to make the changes “impact neutral.” SOURCE
Some people are basically clueless; in fact, calling them clueless is being far too kind. Some people are as dumb as a bag of hammers.
If you live near a major airport there is going to be a certain amount of noise, it comes with the neighborhood. You would think people could figure that out for themselves, but here is where the *bag of hammers* now comes into play.
I totally understand how a nice, quiet, quaint neighborhood could become upset is they were suddenly inundated with the sounds of jet planes landing and/or taking off, they are quite noisy.
I can understand the anger and frustration of local residents, but only if their blissfully magnificent neighborhood was suddenly sitting right next to a brand new jet airport, one that was built AFTER the neighbors had become ensconced in said blissfully magnificent neighborhood, and this airport was one that intruded into their lives and mental stability.
What I don’t understand, and frankly, have NO sympathy for, is the numbskulls that build their homes near, or in the vicinity of a well-established airport and then have the audacity to gripe, cry, moan and complain about the noise that this airport generates.
For crying out loud; it’s an AIRPORT! Airplanes are noisy, jet liners are even noisier and the noise abatement procedures that some locales have tried to imposed upon airports and operators of large aircraft are not only ridiculous, they can be downright dangerous.
It seems there is always a bunch of folks that want to come into an area and then remake that area into their idea of what it should be.
When Dallas-Ft. Worth International was built that area was nothing more than a bunch of cotton fields.
It was the perfect spot to build a major air transportation facility; build the complex, build the infrastructure, build the roads so the facility is easily accessible to those wishing to use it an voila; the perfect spot for travel and transportation services and no one to gripe, cry, moan or complain about the noise.
Or so one would think…
Once DFW was built almost immediately there was a massive rush to build freeways into and out of the area, to build loops around the area, to make access to DFW so easy that it was not only convenient to the folks using it for work and travel, the area quickly became very attractive to business people that wanted easy access to the airport and to the large, incredibly large warehousing and commercial buildings that suddenly sprang up.
Then the housing boom took off; that’s called progress or urban sprawl, depending on your point of view.
The commercial customers didn’t mind the noise, it was all a part of doing business and doing so in a convenient and expeditious manner, but once those business people had a few martinis under their belts the ones who were visionary developers decided that convenient and expeditious was something homeowners would be crazy about too, and they were right!
Homes were built, neighborhoods grew, local towns became cities and they all had a big problem with that noisy old airport that was keeping them from getting their proper rest, or something of that nature.
The issue has pretty much been put to rest, the complainers found out that they were not going to get anywhere with the idea of having DFW move or shut down operations.
If an airport invades YOUR area I believe you have a right to say something, but if YOU move in to a neighborhood that is near an airport, especially a large and noisy one, and YOU don’t like the noise, well suck it up cupcake, learn to live with it or, and I know this is a really complicated suggestion, one that will be difficult for a certain few to understand, but if you can’t live with it, call the movers, pack up your stuff and LEAVE!
How easy can it be?