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User currently offlineQwerty From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 386 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10674 times:

I was just flaming itsnotfinals about Skybus. Had to remember code for Columbus, OH. A FA once told me she used:

CMH = Columbus Made History

and it stuck with me. Care to offer mnemonics you use to remember some of the harder ones?

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User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10645 times:

This isn't really a harder one, but:
ORD = O'Hare's Ridiculously Delayed

Others:
PWM = Portland. What, Maine?
SXM = Sint Maarten Crosses my Mind

[Edited 2007-10-10 10:45:41]


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User currently offlineGomuppets From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10625 times:

LGA = Late, Guaranteed Always!

User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10531 times:

MCO = Mickey's Corporate Office

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10531 times:

way back when I had to take my airport code test for AA I used:

it's never "cold" in Carlsbad, CA (CLD)

"you'll" (Y) need maintenance (MX) in Montreal (YMX) - now closed!

I Always Divert (IAD)


I can't remember the rest...


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10434 times:

Large Aircraft eXcitement = LAX
Super Foggy Oxygen = SFO
You're in QueBec = YQB
Major eXpected Problem = MXP

My favorite of all : Connection Disaster Guaranteed = CDG



When I doubt... go running!
User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10434 times:

St. Louis: Sad Traffic Levels

Orange County: Snotty Neighbors Around



Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10434 times:

SWF=Single White Female
DTW=Destroy It
LGA=La Garbage



Long Live Memphis!
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

A favorite in Houston

IAH= It ain't Hobby



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User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

VPS....Very pretty sand


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

PLH - Please (actually) Land Here, which refers to the numerous diversions during bad weather Big grin


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User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

RSW: Rich Single Women


GO CUBS GO!!!!!
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10418 times:

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 7):
LGA=La Garbage

I always thought that would be the correct description ...  Wink
I never referr to LGA by another name.



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10372 times:
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Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 6):
St. Louis: Sad Traffic Levels

I go to STL a lot and that seems to be the case nowadays.

When I worked for Ford we used to call the Explorer the Exploder and the Windstar the Windbag.



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 10372 times:

Quoting CaptSkibi (Reply 1):
SXM = Sint Maarten Crosses my Mind

How about: Soon Crossing Maho.

 veryhappy 



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10340 times:
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BCN = Barcelona, charm and nice city.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10339 times:

FCA (Freakin Kalispell A-hole!!!!) lol (and yes, I know it's a C, but I remembered it for my city codes test nonetheless)

Though I found if you learn the history of the airport, or it's real name, it's much easier to remember.....like with FCA, Flat Head Country Airport.

ORD - Orchard Field

MCO - McCoy Air Force Base

GEG - Geiger Field



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10310 times:

Quoting Mycrj17 (Reply 11):
RSW: Rich Single Women

 rotfl 

If you mean all over 90 years old then you'd be correct!



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User currently offlineMycrj17 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 17):
If you mean all over 90 years old then you'd be correct!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe that's why my Grandfather told me that one.. but I bet they have some good looking Granddaughters...
 bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 



GO CUBS GO!!!!!
User currently offlineQXRamperMEII From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 93 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 16):
FCA (Freakin Kalispell A-hole!!!!) lol (and yes, I know it's a C, but I remembered it for my city codes test nonetheless)

I heard something simliar...FCA = Fucking (C)Alispell...ok, it makes more sense in my head

Pullman, Washington = PUW = Piss on University of Washington (Pullman is the home to Washington State University)


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

Quoting Qwerty (Thread starter):
CMH = Columbus Made History

I remembered it as Congressional Medal of Honor, because Eddie Rickenbacher was from Columbus.

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 7):
LGA=La Garbage

Good to see I'm not the only one.


User currently offlineCrox1 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 305 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10233 times:
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 faint 


LHR - Leave Home Really early
LCY - LuCkY to leave on time
MAN - Mad And Northern

Andy



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 10214 times:

And here I am memorizing all these airport codes the hard way... I should make up names for these dumb geometry terms I hafta memorize...


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User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10165 times:

IFP - Inmates and Felons Playground. I really used that for the Reno Air test.


Reno Air - The Biggest Little Airline in the World
User currently offlineNYC2theworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10147 times:

EWR - Everybody Waits (on the) Runway

LGA - Late Guaranteed Arrival



Always wonderers if this "last and final boarding call" is in fact THE last and final boarding call.
25 71Zulu : MSY seems like an odd choice for New Orleans but here is the story from the airport website:
26 TR763 : One that I´ve heard that is pretty sad, but unfotunately true is: CGH - Crash into Gas station and Houses
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