If there's one thing we've learned from television advertisements, it is to believe anything that AXE body spray, or hose wash, or whatever the hell it is, is putting down. Those guys seem to know everything about sex.
So we will certainly take their word when they tell us that Bush Intercontinental is a great place to pick up members of the opposite sex, or the same sex if that's how you swing, although we bet AXE doesn't emphasize that.
IAH is great if you consider it in the context of the thousands of airports there are in the world. If you consider it in the context of the 33 largest, like AXE did, then it didn't really do all that well -- it came in 20th.
The highly, highly, highly scientific study looked at delay times and cancellations (which create the opportunity to meet) and bar/food options.
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What makes Houston a middle-of-the-road "hub of love"?
-- Weather Woes: While Houston might escape the snow of the East Coast airports, the 193 days with fog should help keep plenty of flights temporarily grounded, providing extra time to strike up a conversation
-- Wine and Dine: With 10 bars, 11 coffee houses and over 70 restaurants at their disposal, travelers delayed at IAH have an array of choices for hanging out with a new found friend
-- Cancellations aren't all Bad: If you're on one of IAH's 1.16 percent of cancelled flights, show off your NASA knowledge with a trip to the Space Trader shop and "blast off" with your new holiday hottie. Houston won't have any problems making connections this season.
The release nicely meets the main criteria of such things, in that it is in parts non-sensical (blasting off with your holiday hottie?) and finds some tired cliche to cite about the subject. (Our NASA knowledge? As a way of picking up women?) We can only assume D/FW Airport, which came in fourth, was assigned the "everything's bigger in Texas" line.
By the way, other airports that are more sexually charged than Bush: Detroit, Newark and Minneapolis/St. Paul (insert Larry Craig joke here).