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User currently offlineLUV4JFK From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 462 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4654 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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User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1278 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

I don't think there's all too much difference.
Singapore Airlines or Qantas Airways.
Singapore Airways doesn't sound too bad, but Qantas Airlines sounds terrible.

It really depends on how it goes with the name, i guess.

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Its a matter of semantics...

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User currently offlineAirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4480 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...

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

I think Airways does sound a bit more prestigous, but at the same time, I'd fly American Airlines over US Airways any day of the week.

I don't think AA would change their name just to satisfy this extra presige factor either  Big grin



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User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1264 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

Olympic Airways just changed it`s name to Olympic Airlines.
I prefer the Airways at least at OA !



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User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4232 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.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4089 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.


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