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User currently offlineWhisperliner From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

what is the difference between airline and aiways? I noticed some carriers use one or the other?

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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1479 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.

MxCtrlr  bouncy 



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

People always say British Airways or BA. It is really a preference thing. I prefer Airways.


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User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1449 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...

 white 


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Tom-a-to Tom-ah-to

Same thing


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Not quite the same thing. Here are two extracts from the Collins English Dictionary

airline n an organization that provides scheduled flights for passengers or cargo

airway n a route used regularly by aircraft

So on this basis it is British routes used regularly by aircraft and American organization that provides scheduled flights.

I am more confused ? Yeah sure



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Use which sounds better.
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MEL



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