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User currently offlineWhisperliner From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1906 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: 32
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1848 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 

DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29173 posts, RR: 73
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1834 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, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1818 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...


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Tom-a-to Tom-ah-to

Same thing

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1720 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

MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Use which sounds better.

Think of the brighter side!
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