LUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2398 times:
Here's a silly question. Is there a difference between Airlines and Airways? To me, personally, Airways some how seems to sound more prestigious than Airlines. I'm not saying airlines such as American Airlines or Singapore Airlines aren't prestigious, but I believe British Airways and US Airways sound a little bit better. That could be another reason why US changed it from USAir. What are your opinions?
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AirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2224 times:
There are brand development and creative design agencies which make a serious different between "airlines" and "airways". I think that's a big blah-blah-story. I prefer "airways" above "airlines" but than again it must fit with the name of the company. "Airways" is more aviation related and powerfull to me. "Airlines" is soo common and boring...
Nwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
Following the Black-McKellar Act of 1934 (which required the U.S. Post Office Department to hand back the shipment of airmail to passenger airlines) air carriers which had previously carried mail were required to 'reorganize'. American Airways became American Airlines. Northwest Airways became Northwest Airlines. Eastern Air Transport became Eastern Airlines, etc.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1833 times:
I Have always found "Airlines" more sophisticated, it also makes more sense over "Airways" an Air-Line is a company that operates Air-Liners, whats Air-ways? imagine Cruiselines as Cruiseways, but Airways does sound better for some carriers Like British, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraqi as for carriers like Qantas which is an acronym carrying the word Airways or Airlines dosent make sense, Qantas "The Australian Airline" did, same goes for Emirates, calling themselves Emirates Airlines all of a sudden sounds so stupid.