IAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 452 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2121 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).
Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1805 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."
N867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1728 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".
cgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1586 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!" ?
copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1228 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!
type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 725 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.
Opethfan From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 709 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.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 683 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'.
International Homo of Mystery
: Don't have much of a choice with JFK now, huh?
: Luckily JFK was a few generations before my time!
: He's in his 90's now; so... what about George H.W. Bush Incontinence Airport?
: Not many airports have had as many names as BUR. According to Wikipedia: Angeles Mesa Drive Airport (1928–1930) United Airport (1930–1934) Union