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How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?  
User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Hi there?

My questions are:

How do you pronounce JAL? I say J. A. L. Each letter separately, however some people say Jal, all one word. How do you say it?

How do you say 737? I say seven, three, seven, however lots of people say: seven, thirty seven. How do you say it?

The above question goes for boeings whole range, except 777, where I say triple seven.

However with Airbus aircraft, I say A three thirty, not A three, three zero. What do you say?

I've always wondered what the 'proper' way of saying these titles is.

flyingKangaroo


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User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

FlyingKangaroo,

there isn't a proper way of saying these titles. I however say J.A.L, seven three seven, seven seven seven and a three twenty.

Cheers!

Thomas



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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

J A L
7 3 7
7 7 7
A three twenty etc

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3632 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5081 times:

J A L
SevenThirtySeven
Triple Seven; or if I am talking about the model I will say 777-200, 300, etc..


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5072 times:

I call it J.A.L but my japanese friend told me that they pronounce it as JAL, or more "accurately" : "Ja-Ru" (since japanese language has no "L"). However, JAL is more popularly known by the japanese as "Nikko" which is short for "Nihon Koku" or "Japan Airlines".

User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5070 times:

JAL
Seven Thirty-Seven
Triple Seven (seven seven seven takes too long)
A Three Twenty


R


User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

Hehe, Interesting topic.

I pronouce each letter of JAL.

For most Boeings I pronounce it either way:
"Seven-Three-Seven" or "Seven-Thirty-Seven".
However for the 777 I say "Triple-Seven".

For Airbus, I say "A-Three-Thirty", "A-Three-Eighty" etc. But sometimes I just say "Three-Thirty"

-Q



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User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5052 times:

JAL
Seven thirty-seven
Seven seventy-seven
A three thirty


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5011 times:

I pronounce JAL as one word, ie Jal. Common name for a 737 is "Pig", although I'll often just say, "Seven three (eight hundred)". And a 777 is, and should always be known as, a Triple.
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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5007 times:

727 seven twentyseven or just two seven
737-200 seven thirtyseven or just three seven
737-300 seven thirtyseven three hundred or just three hundred
737-800 seven thirtyseven eight hundred or just NG or just eighthundred
757 seven fiftyseven or just five seven
767-200 seven sixtyseven or just six seven
767-300 seven sixtyseven three hundred or just six seven three hundred
767-300ER seven sixtyseven threehundred E R or just E R
767-400 seven sixtyseven fourhundred or just fourhundred
777 triple seven



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

I say 'jal'. as well as 'seven fourty four' for a 744 and 'triple 7' for a 777. I also say things like 'A K L' for Auckland, 'CRJ' and 'BAE' instead of their long proper names.

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

JAL
J-A-L

Boeing 767
Boeing seven sixty seven

Boeing 777 (the only one I don't pronounce as the previous way)
Boeing seven seven seven

Airbus A320
Airbus A-three-twenty

Regards



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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

In conversation I will say

'67, '57, 'E7

except

se-se-severn (bloody awkward name)


or

3-20, 3-40



User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4965 times:


Roberta, why do you copy me bro?  Big grin
Regards



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User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

What about airports? I know that at LAX, everyone who works where I do (and this may be true for other airline employees at other airlines) pronounces LAX "lax," as in 'relax.' I guess it's a more natural way of saying it than by saying each letter separately.

Anyone else encounter this either at LAX or at any other airport? I would be curious to know.

-NZblue



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3793 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

-JAL
-Seven thirty seven OR Seven-three/Seven-three (model) OR Three
-Triple 7 OR 7
-A-Three-Thirty (Twenty, Forty, etc.) OR Three-Thirty

What my dad & I have done (which we learned from a pilot friend) is just to shave it down to the middle number with Boeings & take the number out of Douglas jets, etc.

For example:
717- "1"
727- "2"
737- "3"
747- "4"
DC-9- "9"
DC-10- "10"
...and so on. Comes out like "Is that a 3?" Does anybody else do this?

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

As for airprot codes, I say each letter...

LAX.... L. A. X
LHR.... L. H. R

My mum says Lax as in relax, but she thinks Lax is the name of Los Angeles airport, just like Heathrow is the name of London's main airport etc. etc.

flyingKangaroo



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2452 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

When we speak of years, such as 2004, we say "Oh 4", rather than zero-four. We substitute a letter "O" for the number zero "0". Why is that?


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User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Roberta, why do you copy me bro?

wow we use the same methods

Great minds think alike
And clearly inferior ones too

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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4926 times:


You are my master Roberta...continue to guide me with your bright light of hope!!! Big grin



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User currently offlineAnsettB727 From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4917 times:

In my experience, Americans say "triple seven" or "seven thirty seven", whereas the rest of the world tends to lean towards single numbers, including non-English speaking airlines:

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User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Japan Air Lines: JAL

Boeing: both ways, depends on the airplane type actually:
717: Boeing seven seventeen
727: Boeing seven twenty seven
737: Boeing seven three seven
747: Boeing seven four seven
757: Boeing seven fifty seven
767: Boeing seven six seven
777: Triple seven

so it varies for Boeing planes. for Airbus planes, I usually say, e.g., for A320, A three twenty...so on for all other airbus planes (three ten, three thirty, three nineteen, three forty etc etc).

no real proper way to say aircraft types, whatever floats your boat.

-A330Fan1 (A three thirty fan one  Wink/being sarcastic)


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4910 times:

I guess I'm one of the few who calls Boeings this way:

717.. Seven one (or Seven-one-two for a 717-200)
727.. Seven two (or Seven-two-one; Seven-two-two..)
737.. Seven three ( Seven-three-three; three-four, three-five, etc.)
and so on

Airbuses are just like everyone else's.. A330.. A Three Thirty..



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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

In spanish I say:

717: siete-uno-siete
727: siete-veintisiete
737: siete-tres-siete
747: siete-cuatro-siete
757: siete-cinco-siete
767: siete-seis-siete
777: siete-siete-siete

and Airbuses...

A3XX: A tres-veinte/veintiuno/diecinueve (320/321/319)
tres-treinta (330)
tres-cuarenta (340)
tres-ochenta (380)


User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4893 times:

I have always wondered to how to pronounce JAT i pronounce it as YAT, as that is how it is said in its orignating country.

Regards



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