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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3107 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 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3096 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 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3042 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 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3029 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 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3014 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2968 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2966 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2956 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2957 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2948 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2943 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 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2935 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: 32
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2900 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 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2868 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 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2862 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 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2853 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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