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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

the Saddam Airport in Baghdad? Maybe it should be changed to DUN.


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User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Well....as of right now its SDA.....as much as we've bombed it in the last 24 hours its probably more like MIA....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Or maybe even DED (kind of bad I know  Smile/happy/getting dizzy) or GON (Another good one)


Go big or go home
User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

CGX will be available soon  Smile *hides*

BL


User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

I am sure that it will eventually be recoded to GWB International.....

 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Actually, it's been renamed Liberty International Airport as of about three hours ago (11pm ET, 3 Apr 03).

Is anyone using LIA as an airport code?



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

LIA LIANGPING, CHINA

Guess we'll have to try another  Smile


User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

"Liberty International Airport "

Oh puke.........


User currently offlineAroundtheworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 279 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

OQG LIBERTY INTL LHE, PAKISTAN

Looks like Pakistan beat them to that name...


User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

GWI!

A big sign plastered over Saddam's name that says "GEORGE DUBYA!" and we could replace all the photos of Saddam with Dubya's likeness.

I think it's brilliant.

BL


User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Liberty International Airport is also the official name for Newark airport (EWR) !

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Actually, it looks like the troops are just calling it that. Appearently CentCom has named it Bagdad Int'l.


Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Right, it is SDA for Saddam International.
If you check BGW it shows Baghdad Al Muthana, is it another Airport in Baghdad it self? BGW, is it the City code for Baghdad like NYC?



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Go to http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/aptcodesearch.asp and look for Iraq.

Steph


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

BGW is the city identifier for Baghdad as well as for Al Muthana.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

To add some more confusion:

http://www.mapping.com/airdir/airporthtml.html

which is usually the very best resource for a/p codes, lists "Saddam International" as SAD - fitting as it would be, I had so far only heard of SDA.

Problem is, SDA is Shenadoah/IA, while SAD is Safford/AZ.

Could it be BGW was the code for the main airport until Saddam came to power? After renaming Bagdad Intl, they could have given BGW to Al-Muthana (and continued using it as area code)?

Indeed very confusing.

Daniel Smile


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