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It's "intercontinental!" Not International.  
User currently offlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 375 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2042 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).


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User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2006 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 offlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2003 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.



I heard a funny time travel joke tomorrow!
User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1988 times:

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 2):

How about Houston George Bush Intergalactic Airport? 


User currently offlineIAHflyer97 From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1980 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!



I heard a funny time travel joke tomorrow!
User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1974 times:

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

User currently onlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3201 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1944 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, 25843 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1858 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, 2322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

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


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User currently offlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1847 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, 6555 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1806 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, 2732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1726 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, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1649 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, 6895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

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

User currently offlinecgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1169 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1507 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 onlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3201 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

How Macy on this board still say "USAir"?


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User currently offlineusa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 278 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1426 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, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1305 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.



Do you lead an Intercontinental life?
User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8731 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1284 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, 1122 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1149 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 968 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?


User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1122 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 678 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 646 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.

User currently offlineOpethfan From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 630 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, 20783 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 604 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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User currently offlineORDfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 619 times:

Quoting Opethfan (Reply 23):
and I'm not the biggest supporter of any US politician, so "Houston" or "IAH" is what I'll typically refer to it as.

Don't have much of a choice with JFK now, huh?  


User currently offlineOpethfan From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 572 times:

Quoting ORDfan (Reply 25):

Luckily JFK was a few generations before my time!


User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 27, posted (4 months 23 hours ago) and read 553 times:

He's in his 90's now; so... what about George H.W. Bush Incontinence Airport?

  



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25843 posts, RR: 22
Reply 28, posted (4 months 5 hours ago) and read 484 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 24):
a friend of mine's dad still calls Hollywood-Burbank (or whatever it's called these days) 'Lockheed Field'.

Not many airports have had as many names as BUR. According to Wikipedia:

Angeles Mesa Drive Airport (1928–1930)
United Airport (1930–1934)
Union Air Terminal (1934–1940)
Lockheed Air Terminal (1940–1967)
Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967–1978)
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978–2003)
Bob Hope Airport (2003–present).


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