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list of IATA airport & airline codes plus humorous acron

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rormad

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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:
 

arun

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

icemann

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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 :)
 

rormad

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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.
 

HardieBoys

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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
 

thadocta

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QANTAS

Queers
And
Nymphomaniacs
Training
As
Stewards

A GROSS exaggeration, of course.

Dave
 

dajop

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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).
 

sully

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

sully

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

sully

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

rormad

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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)
 

Rossmurdoch

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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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