WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1311 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3133 times:
Absolutely. done that quite a few times. Closest airport for me is Newark and I have always written EWR for any reference to Newark, the city or the airport. Now EWR, exactly does not match "Newark" and I've had to explain myself quite a few times. It is not exactly BOS for Boston...
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COAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
I do that all the time. I do all the travel arrangements for my family and there always asking what does "HNL" mean or what does "IAH" mean I'm so used to writing the codes, I don't even write the full city name out anymore.
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Lfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3254 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3059 times:
Me too. Here in Chicago we got both ORD and MDW and so i usually ask ORD or MDW and they will reply w/ the airport. hehe... I dont like writing out the city so i'll use the airport code unless its for school then its the full city...
Currently writing a 7 paragraph paper on my cousin's wedding in India and now on pg 6 and out of 6 pages so far, 4 pages are from ORD-AMS-DEL!
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Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3028 times:
COAB767, I do the same thing all the time. Many of my neighbors and family friends know that I love to do travel planning, and I often find good deals for them, so they often call me when they are planning a trip.
When I am typing up a Word document with an itinerary, I type the airport and airline codes for myself while I'm doing the planning, and more often than not I forget to change them to the names when I email the Word document to the person I'm setting up a trip for. My neighbor is planning to go to LA, Maui, and Kauai in August for two weeks and has never flown before. He called me yesterday, absolutely clueless as to what I had set up for him and his wife. He had no idea what CO, EWR, SNA, OGG, HNL, and LIH meant. He thought I totally messed up his itinerary. I had to explain to him the entire concept of airline and airport codes - he just couldn't understand why everyone in the airline industry just didn't use the name of the city for the airport. Ah, the joy of dealing with the common traveling public.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
Having worked on airline Res systems and GDS's my whole life, it is completely normal to see any reference to an airline or city in any correspondence (however official) is nearly always using the carrier code or city/airport code. This is normal in the industry though, and everyone pretty much knows who/where you mean. I don't know when last I actually typed 'Nice' instead of NCE. Even my family have got used to it know, and know what I mean when I SMS them I'm arriving MHT 2155.
The trouble is when people start using the wrong 3-letter code eg. JHB instead of JNB for Johannesburg. JHB is Johore Bharu in Malaysia. Likewise LDN for LON. If you want to use the code, use it right !
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
I go so far as to use other res codes in my notes, even to other people. Not uncommon for me to leave a note saying that someone NN (res code for need)to do something, or that something else is HK or KK (confirmed).
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AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
use NYC all the time.........
NYC isnt an airport code, Hailstone.
I myself write my notes in aviationese on a daily basis due to the fact that Ive been an AS CSA. Its easier for me rather that writing things in essay form. Ive grown to do that alot and most of the time my friends can't even read what the heck Im writing. LOL!
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ND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2892 times:
Indian weddings are the best .
I'm in a really weird situation. When I was younger, I found much of an adoration for aviation. However, as I grew into my teen years I started into computing, debating... all the good stuff. Just recently I "re"discovered my enthusiasm for aviation. So I think it'll be quite some time before I begin to use airport codes in place of city names.
Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2885 times:
NYC isnt an airport code, Hailstone
Of course not, it is not an airport code by itself, but in the aviation world, specifically when we refer to CRS (Computer Reservation Systems) it is used as a city designator. These are used to have the system display all the available airport alternatives for a destination on any given request.
It is widely used to book flights when the passenger's travel plans are flexible and when he/she is trying to get the best fare.
In example, requesting a PAR-NYC will display all the available flights from CDG, ORY, (and others if available and within certain mileage from the city designated) to JFK, EWR, LGA, etc.
I know... waaay off-topic but it is a cool thing to know.
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Fuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
Yeah, I do it all the time as well. When I am in a boring subject, I like to write down new routes for my airline simulator. When I get home, I quickly schedule them into my airline. I also just imagine myself at the airport watching planes or think to myself, "oh, TG991 to BKK should be leaving about now".
It is just the way your mind works, It relates the work you are doing with your hobby. In this case for everyone here, it relates work to something fun and exciting. AVIATION
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2750 times:
The trouble comes when you have an airport code that is also the city code, for a city that has multiple airports eg. JNB
JNB*C JOHANNESBURG /ZA:SOUTH AFRICA
GCJ A GRAND CENTRAL /ZA - 0K
JNB A JOHANNESBURG /ZA - 0K
QRA A RANDGERMISTON /ZA - 0K
HCS H RANDBURG HPT /ZA - 0K
or DFW (yes, DFW is the city code for Dallas)
DFW*C DALLAS /USTX:TEXAS
ADS A ADDISON AIRPORT /USTX - 0K
FWH A CARSWELL AFB /USTX - 0K
DFW A DALLAS FT WORTH /USTX - 0K
DNE A DALLAS NORTH APT /USTX - 0K
AFW A FORT WORTH ALLIANCE /USTX - 0K
DAL A LOVE FIELD /USTX - 0K
FTW A MEACHAM FIELD /USTX - 0K
RBD A REDBIRD /USTX - 0K
JDB H DOWNTOWN HPT /USTX - 0K
JMD H MARKET CENTER HPT /USTX - 0K
JNH H NORTH PARK HPT /USTX - 0K
Or FRA (HHN vs FRA ?)
FRA*C FRANKFURT /DE:GERMANY
FRA A FRANKFURT INTL /DE - 0K
HHN A HAHN AIRPORT /DE - 0K
QGV A NEU ISENBURG /DE - 0K
FRF A RHEIN MAIN AFB /DE - 0K
AA623BDLSJU From Puerto Rico, joined Aug 2003, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
I do it all the time. I write them in emails and notes and stuff. I always have some one asking me what does BDL or LAX stand for. I also do the NN, HK, UC thing, too. Although I am trying to refrain from writing those, but it's a bad habit, I guess.
: I do it all the time... and people who are not working/interested the business looses their mind with me!!!!
: I do it all the time. The ones that i use most often are ACK, MVY, FLL, PBI, and MIA.
: Hailstone, just giving you a hard time about that, no worries there!
: FRAnkly, I dONT SUBscrIBE to this PRActice of uSINg airport CODes in nORMal writing. THEre is no use for tHIS. PERhaps people are too obsESSed wITH th
: Some (or many?) airlines use a city code rather than a specific airport code, even for baggage tagging, as an example NYC rather than JFK, if it is th
: I use three-letter city designators all the time. They are that of the airport a majority of the time, but I will also use universals as well (NYC if