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It's "intercontinental!" Not International.  
User currently onlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

So, if you didn't already know, I'm a fan of Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH). Lately, I've heard a few people calling it "Bush International." Of course, I stay respectful and refuse to correct them, but am I the only one that is driven crazy over this? I'm sure there are others out there that have a similar case (and please feel free to share). And I also realize that others are not as savvy as we are when it comes to aviation (not saying that I'm great, but I know my facts).


Next flight: IAH-CVG-IAH. UH @Cincinnati Go Coogs!!!
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User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

If that's the case, we need to rename qiute a few airports through out the World.

Or am I missing something?


User currently onlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Quoting Fallap (Reply 1):

The title is my mental response to when people say international with IAH. Same goes with DEN when people call it DIA. It's just a pet peeve of when people say airport names or codes wrong.



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User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 2):

How about Houston George Bush Intergalactic Airport? 


User currently onlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Quoting Fallap (Reply 3):

Now THAT's something I can roll with!!

Fun fact. EFD is supposed to be Houston Spaceport! Maybe they'll name it Houston Intergalactic!



Next flight: IAH-CVG-IAH. UH @Cincinnati Go Coogs!!!
User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2293 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

I suggest we call it Houston-2. To overcome the confusion.

User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

I remember boarding a UA flight from ORD to BGR ( back when UA had 727's on the route). People who are not Mainards usually pronounce the city "BangER" while locals are specific that it's "BangOR."

When the gate agent announced boarding for BangER, throngs of customers corrected her!



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1776 times:

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 2):
Quoting Fallap (Reply 1):


The title is my mental response to when people say international with IAH. Same goes with DEN when people call it DIA. It's just a pet peeve of when people say airport names or codes wrong.

DIA isn't a code, just an abbreviation. That's common. YEG (Edmonton International Airport) even uses "EIA" in their website and as their URL:
http://flyeia.com/


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2065 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1768 times:

How about just saying "Bush Airport"? Its a lot easier to say.


Go coogs! \n//
User currently onlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3141 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1765 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):

Same with MCI. Many people in the area refer to it as KCA or KCI.

Living near JFK you really only hear "Kennedy" and "JFK", with the occasional "Idlewild"!



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6439 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

My pet peeve for TPA is when people refer to the airsides as terminals. United is in Terminal A....no, United is in Airside A.

I hate it when I hear "...and channel 8's own Josh Kellogg is out at TIA to let us know, blah, blah, blah...." Does the luggage tag say TIA? No, it says TPA



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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Thread starter):
I'm sure there are others out there that have a similar case (and please feel free to share).

You mean like people who drink "expresso?"   

I always cringed when people referred to a certain Phoenix-based airline as "American West."

I was taking a cab couple years ago to MSP and the clearly foreign-born driver said, "Which airport?" That would have been a pertinent question in New York, Chi-town, or SFO/OAK, but... really? Which airport? Hesitantly, I said, "Minneaaapolis - St. Paul Internaaaaational...?" To which the driver barked, "NO! Which airport?" I figured he meant which airline, and I told him which, but still I found it astonishing that a cab driver, even if very new to America, would not have the word "airline" in his actual vocabulary.

IAHflyer97 - at least you didn't have the experience I once had after an HP flight touched down at ORD, when the stewardess said, "Welcome to Chicago International."

  



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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

I've never been bothered by people butchering minor details in airport names, but then again my home airport is ATL: The William Berry Hartsfield - Maynard Holbrook Jackson - Insert Other Politicians Names Here - And Their Grandmas Just Because International Airport. Thank goodness there's just one commercial airport around here for now--it's just "the airport".  


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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1531 times:

Didn't they call it Houston Intercontinental because HOU was already Houston International?

User currently offlinecgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Well to be honest I still say "National Airport" for DCA. I can't seem to get the "Reagan" over my lips. However, to be fair I still say "BWI" instead of the longfangeled name they use now. In fact I've often considered initiating a petition to Congress banning the naming of airports after ANY politician until at least 50 years after their deaths. The only exception would be if said policitian or local celebrity had some concrete connection to the airport, e.g. they donated tons of money to building the airport or gave land for its location. Even military "heroes" would be excluded from this sort of honor. Just plant a few trees or rename a park is more than good enough in my opinion. Regarding IAH...I wonder what George H Bush says when he has to catch a flight "driver, get me to "my" airport!" ?


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User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

How Macy on this board still say "USAir"?


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User currently offlineusa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Obviously you're new - it's should be Houston Intercontinental, and always will be to me. Not sure when they put George Bush in there, but it doesn't belong.

Just like National Airport in DC. Ronald Regan just sounds wrong in the airport name.


User currently offlineairafreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
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Quoting usa4624 (Reply 16):

I agree with you.

As a former Northern Virginia resident, I refer to DCA as Washington/National Airport. It seems unnecessary to use Ronald Reagan when using a car service.

In my mind, it's Washington/Dulles or Washington/National. Old habits.



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

It does seem fitting that "international" wasn't big enough for Texas.   


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User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Quoting Fallap (Reply 1):
If that's the case, we need to rename qiute a few airports through out the World.

Or am I missing something?

Some airports are named "Intercontinental" and some are named "International". It's just part of the proper name and often misused. IAH, I believe is Houston Intercontinental Airport or now George Bush Intercontinental Airport. ORD is Ohare International Airport.

Some guys are named John, and some George. Same thing!


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 886 times:

Quoting copter808 (Reply 19):
Some airports are named "Intercontinental" and some are named "International"

The only airport I know of with "Intercontinental" in its name is IAH. Know of any others?



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User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 596 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 20):
The only airport I know of with "Intercontinental" in its name is IAH. Know of any others?

Well... I was going to prove you wrong--but the only one I could find was IAH too!! I didn't do a long search, but that's all I could find so far.


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 564 times:

Intercontinental is a unique name. Most people think of ICBM's when they hear the word Intercontiental, but for an airport it makes sense. I think most people in Houston still refer to it as Intercontinental instead of Bush.


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User currently offlineOpethfan From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 548 times:

Personally, I dislike the term "intercontinental" (what, international wasn't good enough?) and I'm not the biggest supporter of any US politician, so "Houston" or "IAH" is what I'll typically refer to it as.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 522 times:

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Thread starter):

So, if you didn't already know, I'm a fan of Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH). Lately, I've heard a few people calling it "Bush International." Of course, I stay respectful and refuse to correct them, but am I the only one that is driven crazy over this?

Intercontinental instead of International is such a naming convention anomaly, it's not surprising that people aren't aware of it. Heck, a friend of mine's dad still calls Hollywood-Burbank (or whatever it's called these days) 'Lockheed Field'.  



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25 Post contains images ORDfan : Don't have much of a choice with JFK now, huh?
26 Opethfan : Luckily JFK was a few generations before my time!
27 Post contains images Airstud : He's in his 90's now; so... what about George H.W. Bush Incontinence Airport?
28 Viscount724 : Not many airports have had as many names as BUR. According to Wikipedia: Angeles Mesa Drive Airport (1928–1930) United Airport (1930–1934) Union
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