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User currently offlineDHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Inspired by Gkirks excellent Topic. How about Airline/Airport Nicknames?
No offence intended.
How about for starters:

Airlines:
Mytravel/Airtours= Scaretours.
BA Connect= Bacon, Rasher.
Air 2000/First Choice= Air 2bob. First Chuffer.
Dan-Air= Dan Dare.
Emerald = Haemorrhoids.

Airports:
Heathrow = The row
Luton = Vauxhall International
Bristol = Lulsgate Bottom International

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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

China Airlines: Die Nasty (from "Dynasty" callsign)

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

Southwest = Cattle Car Airways

MCI is the airport here, but no one except aviation people call it "MCI" locally. Locally, it's known as "KCI".



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User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6813 times:

Theres the ever famous Speedbird for BA.


RyEng
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

SJO's ATC "callsign" and nickname is El Coco. This because when SJO was originally opened, it was first known as El Coco International, before it was re-named into Juan Santamaría International. Still, most Costa Rican aviation enthusiasts plus all ATC and pilots call the Airport El Coco.

User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6795 times:

I think I could be incorrect, but when people flew on Texas International's DC-3s didn't they call them, "Tree-top Airlines?"


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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6792 times:

in the eighties there was

Alaska airlines= Elastic Scarelines
PSA= Poor Sailors Airline
TWA= That wondeful ariline


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

AKL - Awkwardland (Auckland)
PMR - Palmy (Palmerston North)
CHC - Cha cha (Christchurch)
SYD - Syders (Sydney)
BNE - Brissy (Brisbane)
HKG - Honkers (Hong Kong)

NZ - Air New Zild (Air New Zealand)
QF - Qantass (Qantas)
DL - Plane Smeltor (Delta)
KE - Pepsi Plane (Korean Air)
AF - Air Frogs (Air France)
BA - Bloody Awful (British Airways)
CX - Crappy Pacific (Cathay Pacific)
FJ - F*cking Joke (Air Pacific)
LA - Late Always (LAN)
AR - Approximately, Roundabout... (Aerolineas Argentinas)
AA - Aluminum Airline (American Airlines)
EK - Evil Kinevil (Emirates)
PH - Poly Wolly (Polynesian)



56 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
User currently offlineABC9 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6634 times:

Acronyms

Sabena
Such a bloody experience never again

Tap
Take another plane


User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6562 times:

Well, my personal nickname for BNA is Banana...

And then for Alaska I have, based on the font they use for their name on the plane, Fllaska Flirlines.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

What about NW--Northworst??  Big grin


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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1785 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6534 times:

http://www.travel-images.com/airline-acronyms.html

Here you go!



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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6501 times:

Another acronym

ALITALIA

All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens

Regards,

Henpol747



Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
User currently offlinePlaneloco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6460 times:

Some of these are ancient, some are sophomoric, but nonetheless classics-

Allegheny Airlines- Agony Airlines
Piedmont - Peat Moss
USAir (after the namechange from Allegheny) - You're Still Agony
US Airways - US Scareways
Northwest/America West - Northworst/America Worst
KLM - Koop Lockheed, Majesteit (Buy Lockheed, Your Majesty - ok nederlanders, let's see who gets the humor of that!)
SAHSA (old Honduran airline) - Stay At Home, Stay Alive
Servivensa - Sin "vervenza" (sin verguenza = shameless)
Air Wisconsin - Scare Wisconsin
Florida Express/People Express - Florida/People Distress
Easy Jet - Sleezy Jet
Philippine Air Lines - Plane Always Late
Virgin Atlantic -Devirginized Atlantic


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

to add a few airport nicknames

EWR (Newark) - Manewark, Sewerk
TPA (Tampa) - Tampon
MCO (Orlando) - Whorlando
CCS (Caracas) - Crackass
LAX (Los Angeles) - Exlax
LGA (La Guardia) - La Garbage
DTW (Detroit) - Detroilet
PHL (Philadelphia) - Filthadelphia
IAH (Houston) - Useless
LAS (Las Vegas) - Lost Wages
MIA (Miami) - My hammy

[Edited 2006-05-19 20:05:51]


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

Aer Lingus = Air Fungus
Pan Am = Pandemonium
BWIA = Britain's Worst Investment Abroad
Delta = Doesn't Even Leave The Airport
ATL = Hotlanta
DTW = Dirt City


User currently offlinePlaneloco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

Miamiair - you forgot IND - Indianoplace!

User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

CPA (CP Air, Canadian Pacific) Can't possibly arrive

There is a very rude one for QANTAS - not for this forum


User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

LGW - Gatport Airwick


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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 5):
I think I could be incorrect, but when people flew on Texas International's DC-3s didn't they call them, "Tree-top Airlines?"

Sort of correct. Right airline, but wrong name. Before Texas International, they were called Trans-Texas Airways (TTA). That is where Tree Top Airlines came from. Also Teter-Totter Airways.



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User currently offlineNZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6139 times:

I heard QANTAS described as Queer And Nice Types of Stewards...


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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3811 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6130 times:

There's one acronym for Lufthansa but apparently you get banned for posting that one.

Soren  santahat 



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1120 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6115 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Another oldie, common in the 70s and 80s, not sure about today:

JAT (back when it was still Yugoslav Airlines) - Joke About Time



No plane, no gain.
User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6073 times:

ALITALIA

Always Late In Take-off Always Late In Arrival

TWA

Try Walking Across


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

An old one..

PIA- Please Inform Allah
















AI- Already Informed


25 Trident3 : BOAC - better on a camel BEA- back every afternoon
26 DC10rules : or DELTA= Diverted Everyones Luggage To Atlanta
27 Post contains images Birdwatching : Soren
28 HBJZA : TAP (portugal) = Take Another Plane SABENA = Such A Bad Experience Never Again RAM (Royal Air Maroc) = Rien A Manger (transl. : Nothing to eat) LUFTHA
29 EI A330-200 : When my mother lived in SXM in the late 70s, they frequently refered to ALM as Always late Airlines, with the A for Antilles being Altijd. She also ma
30 LTU932 : The original one is different: ALITALIA: Airplane Landed In Tokyo And Luggage In Atlanta Another few: AA: Abort! Abort! BWIA: But Will I Arrive? TACA
31 YZFOO7F : Apparently a long time ago, PWA (Pacific Western) used to stand for 'Please wait awhile'. Some people like to call First Air (7F) - 'Worst Air'
32 Midexjet : MIdway = Skidway O'Hare = O Scare Detroit = Det Rot
33 EWRCabincrew : to add: USAir - Unfortunatley Still Allegheny In Reality
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