Fixing IAH terminal confusionWell, I'm back from Ottawa and have time for a short post. One thing we noticed at Intercontinental Airport with the parking shuttles is common confusion over the terminal letters because they're easily misheard. B, D, and E all sound very similar and it's very easy for misunderstanding to ensue. I'm sure tons have people have had similar problems with bad cell phone connections and ended up at the wrong terminal.
Solution? Well, since our airport is named after former president George H.W. Bush, why not rename terminal D to H and E to W? We would then have terminals A, B, C, H, and W. They're audibly distinctive, and on a map H and W will be right next to each other spelling out his initials. Who says terminal letters have to be sequential? It would clear up the confusion and be a nice honor to our hometown president.