list of IATA airport & airline codes plus humorous acron

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  1. rormad

    rormad Junior Member

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    I was trying to find a decent list of all the IATA codes (LHR, SYD, BKK etc) when I came across this website. I've not seen this list before - I'm sure some of you old hands are familiar with it but for some of those with smaller wings who may not understand some of the jargon involving airlines and cities it may come in handy.

    http://geo.ya.com/travelimages/airports-airlines.html

    Don't forget to click on the acronyms - some good ones there - my favourite is: PIA (Pakistan airlines) "Please Inform Allah"

    Have fun. :wink:
     

  2. arun

    arun Member

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    Air Lanka (predecessor to SriLankan Airlines) - AL - Always Late.
     
  3. icemann

    icemann Member

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    SABENA - such a bloody experience, never again :)

    I only ever had one flight on them, then they folded...so I can't really comment because my opinion is based on one flight :)
     
  4. rormad

    rormad Junior Member

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    Here's one from way back: TAA - Try Another Airline. I'm sure there were plenty around for Ansett but none come to mind.
     
  5. HardieBoys

    HardieBoys Member

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    The link isn't loading for me: I get an error message in Spanish. Will try later.

    Other acronyms:

    LUFTHANSA : Let Us **** The Hostess As No Steward Available
    ALITALIA: Airplane Landed In Tokyo, All Luggage In Amsterdam
    IA (Indian Airways): Inform Allah
    AI (Air India): Already Informed
    EL AL: Every Landing Always Late
     
  6. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    QANTAS

    Queers
    And
    Nymphomaniacs
    Training
    As
    Stewards

    A GROSS exaggeration, of course.

    Dave
     
  7. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    OK on theme above a friend of mine (who works in long haul for QF) once told me this one:
    Queens
    And
    Nancies
    Trolley
    Assisted
    Services

    (yes I know not particularly PC, but hey - the person who told me this fits the QAN bit perfectly & proudly).
     
  8. sully

    sully Member

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    This sounds like a challenge to add new ones. My attempt is Malev- Magyars Attempting Lateral Elevation Valiantly.
     
  9. sully

    sully Member

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    Ansett- A nasty smell emanating trans tasman.
     
  10. sully

    sully Member

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    Lufthansa- Look under frauleins' trousers, have a nasty sensory attack.
     
  11. sully

    sully Member

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    Aeroflot- Ah, even Russians on freebies like other transportation.
     
  12. rormad

    rormad Junior Member

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    Sully, you're on fire! Loved Aeroflot.
    I recall another from my youth.

    BOAC = Bommy Old Air Craft

    (reminds me of the old Holden vs Ford debate at school: what does Ford stand for? Found On Rubbish Dump)
     
  13. Rossmurdoch

    Rossmurdoch Junior Member

    Oct 11, 2002
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    Another version of BOAC - Better On A Camel

    also 2 for Qanatas was told many years ago

    -Quite a nice trip and service
    -Queer and nasty too as suspected
     
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