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« Reply #135 on: October 19, 2017, 08:50:49 am »

They do have that big ole empty outlet mall pad in Stroud.  Smiley


Turnpike will eliminate that.

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« Reply #136 on: October 19, 2017, 08:52:06 am »

Speaking of, what exactly makes an airport "international". TUL doesn't exactly have daily flights to ANY destination outside the lower 48. Is it just the capability to handle flights internationally?


We used to have international flights and customs/immigration stuff.  Long gone now.
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« Reply #137 on: October 19, 2017, 09:16:48 am »

Mayor Bynum on Fox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ambtEGGXU1Q
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« Reply #138 on: October 19, 2017, 09:30:50 am »

The competition to get the Amazon HQ2 may involve more than just one city; notice that combination of cities teamed like Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul & Oklahoma City-Tulsa .

With the effects of Amazon's online business success; you have more vacant space available throughout the country. Anchor tenants have affected the success of the malls throughout the country; many tenants are pulling out of the malls.  Shepherd Mall, OKC's 1st mall is structured toward commercial & business use. Heritage Park Mall (Midwest City) is vacant.   Crossroad Mall on I-35 (recently catered to the Hispanic community) in Oklahoma City is closing soon.

As far as International Flights out of Tulsa International & OKC Will Rogers World, one or both of these airports could position itself to handle some  international flights where Wichita, Tulsa & Oklahoma City flyers don't have to go thru DFW for international flights. 
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« Reply #139 on: October 19, 2017, 11:57:02 am »


Can you imagine Dewey even putting our hat in the ring?  
Or how he'd do in an interview like this?
Tulsa has stuff!

I think Bynum did a great job.
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« Reply #140 on: October 19, 2017, 01:33:37 pm »


Omg, I would have expected better from him.  He did not sell it.
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« Reply #141 on: October 19, 2017, 01:49:30 pm »

I believe this has been mentioned elsewhere, but do we really want a company that is essentially slumming itself out to the highest bidder. Is Amazon a guaranteed permanent addition? The biggest company in the state (based on Fortune 500 rank) left the state a little over 15 years ago. Just saying it could happen. Then what are we left with?

I think it's great for whoever does get it, and mayors have to try, but part of me is like they are going to be asking for more "favors" just about the time the first ones run out, kind of like needing a new stadium to keep up.
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« Reply #142 on: October 19, 2017, 03:25:10 pm »

"The culture of our city matches Amazon's very closely..."  


O M G !!   I HAVE to get some of what he has been smoking!!!!  That is some goooooooood stuff!!



Danbury guy almost had me nodding my head - and then I heard 85,000 population!  Ouch!  He is smooth, though.  And he is gonna make Connecticut great again!!




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« Reply #143 on: October 19, 2017, 04:10:48 pm »


We used to have international flights and customs/immigration stuff.  Long gone now.


When was that?  To/From where?
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« Reply #144 on: October 19, 2017, 04:18:26 pm »

When was that?  To/From where?


In the 70's IIRC.  I started doing quite a bit of travel about 1978 and it was winding down by then.  We just never reached critical mass to go full international.  I have no clue how many flights there were or where they went.  Don't think it amounted to much.




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« Reply #145 on: October 19, 2017, 04:55:34 pm »

Finally watched the video from from G.T.'s interview on Fox. My take was that he came off about the same as those over confident college kids do. You know, prior to them realizing they will be graduating without a job and with 100k in debt. Yeah. He just struck me as over his head or delusional. I know Tulsa has lots of reasons to talk itself up, he just didn't do a good job of it. And if I heard "quality of life" with no qualifiers one more time, I was about to quit watching before it was over.
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« Reply #146 on: October 19, 2017, 05:08:20 pm »


In the 70's IIRC.  I started doing quite a bit of travel about 1978 and it was winding down by then.  We just never reached critical mass to go full international.  I have no clue how many flights there were or where they went.  Don't think it amounted to much.



I think you are misremembering.  I doubt Tulsa has ever had international flights or customs and immigration facilities.  But if so, I'd be interested in hearing details about it.
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« Reply #147 on: October 19, 2017, 05:36:19 pm »

I think you are misremembering.  I doubt Tulsa has ever had international flights or customs and immigration facilities.  But if so, I'd be interested in hearing details about it.

I believe this is current:
https://www.tulsaairports.com/airport-information/cargo/customs/

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« Reply #148 on: October 19, 2017, 05:46:13 pm »


Customs for Intl airports doesn't necessarily mean customs for physical entry.  It could mean customs for shipping also.
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« Reply #149 on: October 19, 2017, 06:19:03 pm »

Customs for Intl airports doesn't necessarily mean customs for physical entry.  It could mean customs for shipping also.

From the link, I think customs is available for business and charter flights.  Sparks Aviation appears to have customs for passengers, up  to 25 at a time.  See about half way down the page on the left side.
http://www.fltplan.com/Airport.cgi?TUL

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