KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 29 Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4165 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".
Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 18 Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4100 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
NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 635 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4054 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.
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11 Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4006 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.