MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
I believe it is nothing more than a question of semantics and is truly irrelevant. Passengers rarely use an airline's full name anyway - It's "AirTran", not "AirTran Airways"; "American", not "American Airlines", etc.
DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Hirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1579 times:
I don`t know where the difference is, but I like the sound of "Airlines" better than "Airways".
There are some combinations of names like British Airways where "Airways" fits better and some like American Airlines where "Airlines" is the better term.
Perhaps there`s a British teacher or linguist who can tell us the real difference...