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Please see my edit to George Bush Intercontinental Airport[edit]

I left the source citing the distance even though it was incorrect because it was the airport's website.

If that number had appeared in another source, I would have deleted it and either removed the statement, or replace the statement with a more accurate number with a source. Just because a statement has a source does not mean that the source is correct. When we have an obviously incorrect source and a more accurate source AND the ability to verify the more accurate source with personal experience (driving up to the airport), then there is no doubt that the incorrect source should be removed.

You also seemed to have a predilection for keeping this source in the article (and I don't blame you, because it is from their website), so I tried to at least interpret the source to make it a little more accurate.

I still don't see where they get 23 miles from, though. Google maps driving directions gives:

  • 20.4 miles from "Houston, TX" to "IAH". Note that this starts within downtown Houston, so the number of driving miles that IAH is "north of downtown Houston" would be:
  • 19.8 miles.

Even from the southernmost end of downtown to directly to the passenger dropoff at the most distant point is still under 23 miles. This is for driving miles and not "north of downtown" but "from the southernmost point in downtown," and to the "drop-off area," not to "the airport," and you need to loop around downtown to get this number.

If we're talking about direct "as the crow flies" miles, which is what the previous wording suggested, it's even more difficult to see where this source gets its numbers. 23 miles gets you from downtown almost to The Woodlands[1]. Or 23 miles will take you to the northern exit for Kingwood. Again, these are driving directions. In both cases, you can see how you if there were a direct path heading up to the airport, you would pass it well before 23 miles.

So, we should either remove the statement, replace it with a better statement (and source), or interpret the source so that it is at least not too inaccurate. Ufwuct (talk) 16:27, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

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