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User currently offlineKRISSW From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

My wife and I are going to Las Vegas Flying from Orlando with Continental with connection at Houston. We have 45 minutes between flights isn't this a bit tight timewise or do any of you good people know the airport and agree if its easily done.
Thanks
Kriss

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User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

If you're mainline you won't have any problems. I've made connections through IAH in far less time. Just hope that your flight isn't late getting in.

User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

As large as Intercontinental (I can't call it Bush, gives me shivers) is, 45 minutes will be enough. Some gates can be quite a haul...going from the high E's to the C's for example...or even worse, the B's, is a little stroll. That amount of time is ok though. Just don't stop for coffee!!

User currently offlineKRISSW From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Thankyou very much for the replies we land at C and depart from C so should be ok

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

You will have no problem making your connection. I have had 35 min connections where I have landed from EWR and arrived at the E gates and my flights to TUS go out of B. I barely make it but going from mainline to mainline you will be fine. Just hope that they don't have you taxi around the airport for 35min like they always seem to have us do on my flights from EWR.

Can anyone explain why the taxi time to the gate is so long at IAH. I've never taxied for such a long time at any other airport.


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

FlyBoyAZ,

I have to agree can not use that word! Just Like National (DCA)..I will NOT say that name!



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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

That's too funny...I do the same thing with DCA too...hehe  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Usually, Continental is good about parking close to connecting gates ( I know it may not be deilberate, but it works).

Clear Skies!!!



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User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

As a Houstonian, I can attest that generally most references to our larger airport by the citizenry, flight crews, news media, et al has become "Bush...". Sure, there are some holdouts for "Intercontinental" or "IAH". But it's obvious which is easier to say.

However, life for you guys must really be a chore to be so worried about such trivial things as saying "Bush" or "Reagan". This coming from someone who voted for Bubba in '96.


User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Hey Vector, I'm a fellow houstonian as well.....Long live Intercontinental!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

If you're landing on 8R/26L, it's going to be around 30 minutes of taxi time...it's way the hell out there! Big grin

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User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Not only are pax complaining of the taxi time, but residents as well are complaining of low-flying aircraft......

How does CO feel about the long taxi?



Failure is not an option.....
User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

I think the airport in Bagdahd was called Saddam Hussein International. Why name an airport after one person when millions can use it? Heathrow, O'Hare, Roissy, Chek Lap Kok, Narita, Vaanta, Fumincino are all villages where the airport was built. Bush? Reagan? Kerry?

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Thanks Homer71 for the map,
I guess it is 8R/26L that I was talking about. On both of my EWR-IAH flights we landed about 15min early and still managed to arrive at the gate about 10 min late. When I have arrived on COEX we came in on the runways that are in section 6. Sorry I don't know the numbering of IAH's runways.


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

While I don't live in Houston now, i'm originally from Houston as well and I still call it Intercontinental.
Usually when I go back to visit family, I hear most Houstonians call it Intercontinental as opposed to Bush.

Like CougarAviator said- Long Live INTERCONTINENTAL!!!!!!!!!!


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User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

I noticed as I was driving up to Terminal D two weeks ago, there was a sign saying "Mickey Leyland - IAB", whatever happened to people calling it that?


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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

IAH is probably the worst airport in the country for connecting passengers that I have experienced... Remember to wear good walking shoes if you ever connect there.

User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Native call it the International terminal.....Mickey Lelyand does nothing for me.....It's all Intercontinental Terminal A, B, C, D/International..........

FWIW...........



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8341 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

I don't care who the airport is named for, I call it what pilots call it. DCA is "National" and IAH is either just "Houston" or "Houston Intercontinental." Some airports I use the names for, especially older ones like Hopkins or O'hare, but as for the newly named airports like Newark...man screw calling it "Liberty."


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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

LAX is being re-named as 'Patriot Uninational' in spring 2005. O'Hare gets the luckier moniker of Bin Laydoff Intercontinental in support of UA.

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5422 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

I think the airport in Bagdahd was called Saddam Hussein International. Why name an airport after one person when millions can use it? Heathrow, O'Hare, Roissy, Chek Lap Kok, Narita, Vaanta, Fumincino are all villages where the airport was built. Bush? Reagan? Kerry?

Hate to call you out, Spike, but O'Hare was named after a person - Lt. Cdr Edward O'Hare, a naval aviator who was the first American ace of World War II.



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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Damn. I meant Newark anyway.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Just a side note here, not a political one, but a note:
IAH is named for George Herbert Walker Bush (not the current president), the 41st President, who was a congressman from Houston, brought several programs to the city in the late 60s and early 70s, and still maintains his main home in Houston today. During his presidency he brought the G-7 summit and Republican Convention to Houston, and he and his wife sit on many boards in the city, including MD Anderson Cancer center. Now granted he is still alive, but no longer in office. I do not know why it is hard to believe it would be named after him. Much Like Llyod Bentsen got his own Freeway in Houston (though no one uses that one much either) and Hobby got his own airport. The bigger surprise to me is Ted Stevens in Alaska, as he is still a sitting member of congress.

I don't know when the idea of naming things after those still alive came about, but we have Jimmy Carter subs, and Reagan Airports etc

I agree most locals still call it Intercontinental or just 'The Big Airport', then their is 'Hobby'.

-good luck on your trip BTW, I just spent a month in Vegas on Air Force biz, but had plenty of free time. Just don't drive in town. According to the Nevada HWY Patrol during our inbrief, at any given hour in Clark County 25-30% of the drivers are intoxicated.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
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User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6808 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Spike-

I'll call you out on Fiumicino and Roissy as well; the official name of the former is Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino, while the latter is Aéroport Charles de Gaulle. IAH was never really named after a place (aside from just "Houston Intercontinental Airport") since there wasn't much there when it was built.

I think y'all meant 8L/26R in reference to the new runway. And I suspect it's seen heavier-than-normal use since its opening because 8R/26L and 9/27 have each been closed for reconstruction since. I have to admit that landing on 26R is pretty weird -- it almost looks as if you're going to be landing on FM 1960. But the separation of the new runway from the other two will permit three separate arrival streams in poor weather, which Houston sees its share of.

Terminal D originally opened as Terminal IAB (for International Airlines Building) but was redesignated as Terminal D once the plans for Terminal E got underway -- it would have been confusing to have the terminals designated as A, B, C, IAB, E. Terminals D and E stand where the original airport master plans called for a larger Terminal D. As for the Mickey Leland name for the international terminal, after Houston Congressman Mickey Leland died in a plane crash while on a fact-finding mission in Africa, there was a proposal to name the entire airport after him. This prompted one Houston City Councillor to say something along the lines of, "We might as well just call it N-word International." Needless to say, he was not re-elected.

Houstonians probably don't mind calling it "Bush" since the first President Bush made his home in Houston for many years and still spends several months a year there. It's not quite like DCA given that Reagan was from California...


User currently offlineBrunswick737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

BTW, the runway that takes a long time to taxi from is 8L/26R

yes indeed it takes a long time to taxi to the gate from 8L/26R!!


25 Spike : Roissy was indeed a village (and still is) as is/was Fumincino (sp?). Heathrow has now been swallowed up as has been Vaanta. Bush will hopefully die i
26 Cba : Sometimes I wonder why E is considered a completely different terminal. If the airport went along with the previous terminals, it would all be one big
27 Post contains images Homer71 : My bad, it is 8L/26R that is located in another area code... I call IAH "Bush" because it's just easy to say - one syllable and save your breath.
28 InnocuousFox : Don't forget San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta and Omaha's Eugene Eppley. Hell... why name anything after anyone? (What a rediculous argument this is)
29 Tripple7 : I lived near Houston for a while in College Station, but I remember most Texans calling it "Intercontinental". Sounds much better than Bush IMO.
30 Iahcsr : Rwy 8R/26L is, and will remain closed for most (if not all) of 2004 as it's being rebuilt from the dirt up. Rwys 15/33LR are used mainly for departure
31 Coa764 : Given a choice, Pilots would obviously prefer 9/27, but ATC often has other ideas. Just an FYI on that. The reason ATC doesn't like to use 09 is becau
32 ND : I just call it Intercontinental out of Habit. If IAB was indeed renamed to Terminal D, why is the sign still there!? Also, when I was in Terminal D, t
33 IAHAAPlatinum : As a Houstonian, I still can't call IAH "Bush". But then, there are plenty of us that aren't proud of the fact that both Bushes are from here!
34 Iakobos : Heard somewhere it will be renamed M&M in December. ...stands for "make no mistake"
35 Wdleiser : "As a Houstonian, I still can't call IAH "Bush". But then, there are plenty of us that aren't proud of the fact that both Bushes are from here! " its
36 An-225 : Patriot Uninational has to be the worst name for an airport I've ever heard... What the hell are they thinking? Alex.
37 L-188 : The bigger surprise to me is Ted Stevens in Alaska, as he is still a sitting member of congress. Not really, You should see the amount of funding he g
38 Post contains images SQ452 : Yah, of all the people that have stuff named after them, its always the airports where the honoree is still living! (Bush, Stevens). Who wants to bet
39 Artsyman : Taxi time from 8L/26R is not 30 min, it is about 10 min for most gates, and due to a recent short term shut down of one of the taxiways, it is now abo
40 Homer71 : Artsyman, I know I was embellishing a little with the 30 min. crack. Are the widebodies from Europe using 27 yesterday, or are they splitting it with
41 Artsyman : They were using mainly 27, but as mentioned above, the odd one makes it over to the other side of the state on 26. Despite what many say, the widebodi
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