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User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

Ok i kind of have a problem with people posting airport codes all the time I know most of you know what they stand of as do I but I do not know at all some of these more obscure cities. I know all the major ones of course SFO,ORD, JFK, CDG, etc. but who knows some of these other ones? I dont have a problem with the airport code but could you guys maybe put the city in parentheses so some of us know what you are talking about in the posts. Thank You

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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13479 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5332 times:
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Nygfan84-

First off, it's a little arrogant of you to dictate to everyone here how to post simply because you don't know an airport code.

Second...have you tried rolling your cursor over the code you don't know? The site is programmed to decode it for you in most cases.

Have fun!



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or above, hover your cursor above the 3 letter IATA code to get the name or the airport in a bubble.


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

OMG im really sorry to everyone I really never knew you could do that with the cursor. Thank You it was an honest mistake.

User currently offlineMike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

I agree with Nygfan84. It would make life so much easier for me if posters could possibly put the city name in parentheses next to the less known airport codes. I know most of the codes listed, but sometimes when reading a post I have to do a search on another site just to follow what the conversation is about. Hey, I know the world doesn't revolve around me and making my life easier, and I know a lot of you are very busy, but when you think about it, giving a city name would be cool  Smile

User currently offlineMike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Hey Covert, thanks for the info. I, too, had absolutely no clue that you could just roll your cursor over the airport code! Jeez, all the time I have wasted searching for the city names!!!! Thanks for being nice and informing those of less Airliners.net saavy  Smile EA CO AS, no need to be rude. Some of us are new here and don't know all the tricks.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5231 times:

I agree with NYG as well. It's quite the nusciance. It reads much faster if you say Sacramento than if you type " SMF " and I have to roll my cursor over it to 'decode' it. It's ridiculous. It won't take you much to mention it at least once.

Furthermore, this "AA > California >USA> SMF> Sacramento" business is just plain stupid. Can you just post the city name, please? All of that other stuff is... not very useful. Maybe, "Fresno, California" would suffice. And then, refer to it with the IATA code, which we will all understand is in place of Fresno.

Finally, I think it is rather arrogant of EA CO AS (a poster whom I normally respect- so don't think I am putting him on a blacklist or anything) to say that the original poster was arrogant to dictate. He wasn't dictating, just asking. Give the guy a break. Do you know the code for Fargo, EA CO AS? Okay, how about Lubbock? East Texas Regional? Have I stumped you yet? It's frustrating. The guy is just frustrated.

So- let's all be nice, happy board members and make reading a little more pleasant for everyone.

I am going to suggest deletion.
Of the entire state of Mississippi.
Haha.  Smile

R


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

Hi Guys;

EA CO AS meant no harm, it's just that this 'request' comes up ALL the time, or at least it used to back when there were more new members. That's why Johan inplemented that cursor function. Note that this also works for two-letter airline codes. It simply aids greatly in convenience just to use the codes; you can get a lot more said with less effort.

It's a worthwhile task to learn the codes for yourself, rather than getting other people to tell you. Once you know most of them, it gives quite a feeling of satisfaction, like you have a secreet code in which to communicate.  Smile

Also, no need to search on other sites with the a.net database here at your disposal!  Big grin



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5181 times:

I was referring to things of this nature:

SA - Texas">SA - Texas">ELP-SA-, SA - Texas">SA - Texas">SAT-SA - Florida">SA - Florida">FLL, SA - Florida">SA - Florida">FLL-SA - Louisiana">SA - Louisiana">MSY, SA - Louisiana">SA - Louisiana">MSY-SA - Texas">SA - Texas">SAT, and SA - Texas">SA - Texas">SAT back to SA - Texas">SA - Texas">ELP

WHO can interpret that efficiently!?!? After reading all of it, I can only find four airports!!!! I takes up less speace to type this, see:

El Paso to San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans to San Antonio to El Paso.

SA - California">SEE??? MUCH LESS SPACE!!!!!!! You might even abbreviate "fort" with "Ft." and save yourself further keystrokage. Keystrokage? That doesn't come out right...

Y'all have a great weekend.

R


User currently offlineTed747 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Cool! Being from Sydney I am not that familiar with many of the US airports other than LAX, JFK, BOS and ORD - great feature with moving the cursor over the code.

thanks muchly.


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5112 times:

The code for Lubbock is LBB.
My home town. South of us is Midland/Odessa, MAF
and North of us is Amarillo, AMA  Smile


Jay


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5099 times:



It seems quite a few of us have learnt about this hover function today/tonight.

The truth is that we don't all live in the USA and know the codes for places like Sacremento, even though its quite important.

I still think that we ought to make the effort to spell such names out in full, as it seems that nobody much knows about the hover function and the question will just arise again - by somebody else.

LHR, SFO, BKK and so on, fine
but SMF, SXF, AGP, and so on, well, be helpful to the rest of us.


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5063 times:

if in acutality the codes were being used to keep from typing they would be acceptable but its normally the teenaged arm chair airline guys using them to try to look like they know what they are talking about... get a basic course in communcaitions guys, if the reciever has no clue what your talking about your being ineffective... thats why newspapers are written at a grade school level....

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5041 times:

Works for 2 digit airline codes as well. I didn't notice any of this before...

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

I think most people know about the hover function... just not the people in this discussion. Which makes sense, because they wouldn't be interested in the discussion in the first place. Johan made a big deal about it when he introduced it. However, I'm not sure whether there is something that informs new users of it when they sign up or read instructions for the forum.

And I'm puzzled by the fact that you think that the problem is just with US airports. I've had more difficulty with the smaller European airports, so it works both ways. In either case, I think it's best just to learn them. It's part of the language, just like parts of an airplane are, for instance.



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

AA... most people don't do this on purpose... it sometimes works that way if there are 2 codes in the code... for example an airport and airline. So, for example COS might come up: "CO> Colorado>COS or whatever. This is not our fault, its the computer. I hate it as well.


also, there are some codes that when you roll the curser over it does not give a city. It would be helpful to give the city in that situation if possible.

I think that this should probably go to the sit related section so i will contact one of the crew members to check it out and possibly move it

my 2 cents worth/keeping the forums orderly (kinda!)


User currently offlineSnoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

If we really wanted to have fun we could start using the ICAO 4-letter codes. That would allow us to discuss airfields that are so small and remote that they don't even have an IATA code.....

I've got a business trip planned next week and I'm leaving from RJTT (HND), flying down to RJFF (which is a great improvement over FUK...). I'm flying back from RJOB (OKJ or Okayama) and will leave again the following day from RJAA (NRT) to ZSPD (PVG or Shanghai Pudong).

Ahhhhh...I feel better already  Big grin

PS I didn't know about the hover function and I have been around a while. Thanks for pointing it out whoever....


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

The airport codes arent so much the problem as the airline codes- people put WN, F9- I am sure the European, Australian, African and Asian and South American visitors on here have no idea about what the codes for Southwest, Frontier, Spirit etc are since they sound nothing like the code.


User currently offlineJeffie813 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4876 times:
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hell i know what most of the codes stand for and i still think the hover feature is cool. and i never knew about it!

User currently offlineMarcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

Nygfan 84,

I'm always amazed at how insensitive some people are. I think nobody has the obligation to know codes except people who work with them all the time.
In other words, you have a point here but apparently there are guys who couldn't care less and others who are sensitive and friendly. Personally, I will start posting airport names unless they are among the top 20.
Cheers


User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

It's so petty. Put your cursor over the damn initals to learn. You like planes, why wouldn't you want to learn that aspect anyway?

Your lives must be REAL good if you have nothing else to whine and bitch about.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

Here's another point. Its not so much the airport codes. Its the airline codes that i don't know. TZ, F5. Now AA and UA or DL is easy. But I don't know all the airline codes. I suppose you can put your curser over them too.

Chris



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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

As it has been said, Chris, hover your cursor over the two letter airline code and all shall be revealed....


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

I don't see what the problem is, move your cursor over the letters to find out the airport/airline and continue reading. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

When you read GPT in my post I'm refeering to Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport. I usually mention the city w/in the text of my post so don't come growling to me about not helping out novice aviation fans w/ decoding!!!


GEAUX SAINTS!
25 Jwenting : And then, refer to it with the IATA code, which we will all understand is in place of Fresno. Personally I'm far more familiar with ICAO codes... I k
26 MasseyBrown : The cursor identified EA as European Regions Airlines (Spain). Lousy thing has no sense of history.
27 SailorOrion : I think that being an aviation geek, one could learn (at least the most important) codes by heart with time. Most of us don't even notice anymore when
28 IMissPiedmont : If I have any doubt that the scrolling will work, I use the full name of the Airport. I haven't tested the database yet but I suspect that if were to
29 Post contains images Tom in NO : Fargo: FAR Lubbock: LBB East Texas Regional: GGG (Longview/Kilgore, TX) (all from memory- of course, 19 years in the business helps ) Tom at MSY
30 Ti717 : JayDavis You forgot, CVN -Clovis NM, it Northwest of you and does get 3 flights a day. TI717 (Some who lived out there once in a past life)
31 Venuscat2 : How come moving the cursor over the code doesn't work for GRR ? (Grand Rapids, MI-Gerald R. Ford International Airport)?
32 ShAwN paTRicK : How come moving the cursor over the code doesn't work for GRR ? (Grand Rapids, MI-Gerald R. Ford International Airport)? Because Johan is lazy like th
33 Post contains links ShAwN paTRicK : Oh yeah, For anyone who is complaining that they don't know airport codes, this site should be of some use to you: http://www.airlinecodes.co.uk/aptco
34 Covert : Oh yeah I forgot to add an airport or airline has to have more than a couple pictures in the database to show up. covert
35 ZID : Ahhhh, come on. If people don't use codes, then how are they going to make themselves look cool, and oh so knowledgable? Wilcharl had by far the most
36 Post contains images EA CO AS : Sheesh! Look guys, perhaps "arrogant" was the wrong term to use, but I certainly wasn't trying to be outwardly rude. I just think that, as Jean said,
37 Post contains images RayPettit : I was reading another thread earlier about an Icelandair 757 seen in Islamabad and the response came up. The guy mentioned SID as an airport it also f
38 Post contains images Mirrodie : I hope we are all friends again. Otherwise you are really gonnna HATE the Non rev thread I just put up.
39 Dulles : I think that airport codes were invented not only in order to save disk space when 1 K cost a fortune, but also to save time in typing (and reading!).
40 EA CO AS : Thanks Dulles! I appreciate the kind words.
41 Post contains images Sllevin : Personally, even when I am flying in NW's WBC DTW-NRT-SIN and looking out the window and see some CO, JAL, ANA, SQ and TG 772's and 744's going by in
42 Dulles : So, what's the problem, Steve? Concise and clear... When did you spell out VHS or, God forbid, STD, in full?
43 Syncmaster : It only show's the one's that are on the photo search list, that's why it doesn't know GRR (Gerald R. Ford Intl. - Grand Rapids, MI, KGRR)
44 Pe@rson : I know quite a few airport and airline codes, from the larger airports and airlines to the smaller, but it's always nice to have the hover feature in
45 Backfire : you can get a lot more said with less effort Exactly how much effort does it take to type a city name, rather than the code? Even if it saves a couple
46 Pe@rson : If you're unsure of a code, visit www.airlinecodes.co.uk.
47 Jetdeltamsy : quit your whining. look them up.
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