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DCA, Washington, Ronald Raegan National is in the wrong city

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KDCA is shown as being in the city 'Washington, D.C.' This is incorrect. The airport address is in Arlington, Virginia.


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Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 09:38:32 am
That is an ever tricky distinction with airports. Do we set them to their actual location, or do we set them to the city they serve?

The purpose of having an airport "located" in a city is to make it easy for the player to find airports serving specific cities or see all the airports serving one city. That is why we have located KDCA in Washington DC rather than Arlington, since its main purpose is to serve Washington DC. There are other examples elsewhere, like London, Stockholm, Tokyo, and so on. As with many things, this is a compromise due to the current state of the game and the expected future direction of the game.

I hope this helped clear up the issue for you :)


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Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 04:44:54 pm
Brainstorming here,

Could we set it as Washington DC / Arlington area? In real life they use the "WAS" code for BWI/DCA/IAD to group them together. Same as NYC for EWR/JFK/LGA or BJS for PEK/PKX or LON for LCY/LGW/LHR/LTN/STN/SEN. May be there's something we could do there.
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Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 04:54:13 pm
This is the age old question of how far out an airport is to no longer be considered within a metro area.

For example... "London Oxford Airport"...

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