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User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

This is for those of you still living life as a student.

Have you ever found yourself writing airport codes in place of city names for your shorthand (possibly because you spent entirely too much time on a.net?)

For example, a few years back, we had a whole chapter on Jack the Ripper and every reference to London, I shorthanded LHR. I know, its sad...

Cheers

VS346


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User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3270 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...

cheers





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User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

I write them when I should use town names, I talk them on phone calls. A lot of people in the Boeing biz know them, but I have to go clarify when I'm out of there. It's not sad. It's an adventure!!!

User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7215 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

All the time! Do it every day. And when we are doing something in class i know. I think about flights a can do in FS04.


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User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

LOL Flymia, when I'm bored I list the most airport/airline codes I can name off the top of my head.

VS346



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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

For those of you who used an airport code for New York City, do you use JFK or LGA?


2013 Airports: EWR, JFK, LGA, LIS, AGP, DEN, GIG, RGN, BKK, LHR, FRA, LAX, SYD, PER, MEL, MCO, MIA, PEK, IAH
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

I have to keep myself from writing TYS instead of KNX on paperwork I send to my company's regional distribution center in Knoxville.

User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3195 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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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3196 times:
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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...

grr.

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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User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

I do it all the time. Notes, letters, e-mails, anything.


A318, A320, A332, A333, B1900, B722, B732, B733, B734, B735, B737, B738, B772, CR1, CR2, CR7, CR9, MD80, MD81, MD82, MD8
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3165 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.  Big grin

[Edited 2004-03-18 04:40:20]

User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Yanksn4

use NYC all the time.........


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3106 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 !


User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

All the time... in notes, NCAA pools, and football picks (PHL over TPA, ORD over DTW, etc...)... it's so much easier, especially when the notes/picks are read by fellow aviation enthusiasts.


Regards,

N-Dub



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User currently offlinePilatusguy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Always - in my previous company we actually built a worldwide IT network using those names. (i.e. a server in Zurich would be named ZRHxxxx, in L.A. it'll be LAXxxxx)

User currently offlineSFOFF From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

To take it a step farther, I often will refer to a city by its airport name. It drives my non industry friends nuts.

"I think I'll fly to Logan and catch a Red Sox game"




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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3045 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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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Yanksn4

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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User currently offlineND From Belgium, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Indian weddings are the best Laugh out loud.

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.



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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3022 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.

RM  Big grin



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User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2997 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


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2935 times:

ZRH

CMB
KUL
TYO (or NRT)
SEL (or ICN)
CMB
DXB
BWN
BKI
KUL
FRA
LON
LAX
SIN
DAC
VTE
LPQ
BKK
and so on ...



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User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

AirframeAS - i know that  Wink/being sarcastic

fly727 put it exactly in the way that i was going to reply.

especially when it comes to places like TYO, NYC, CHI, ROM, PAR, LON, etc with multiple airports


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2887 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

CITY :
JNB*C JOHANNESBURG /ZA:SOUTH AFRICA
AIRPORT-HELIPORT :
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)

CITY :
DFW*C DALLAS /USTX:TEXAS
AIRPORT-HELIPORT :
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 ?)

CITY :
FRA*C FRANKFURT /DE:GERMANY
AIRPORT-HELIPORT :
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




User currently offlineAA623BDLSJU From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2861 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.

25 DABZF : I do it all the time... and people who are not working/interested the business looses their mind with me!!!!
26 Nycfuturepilot : I do it all the time. The ones that i use most often are ACK, MVY, FLL, PBI, and MIA.
27 Post contains images AirframeAS : Hailstone, just giving you a hard time about that, no worries there!
28 Mexitli : 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
29 Post contains images B747skipper : 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
30 DeltAirlines : 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
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