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WN... What Does It Really Stand For?  
User currently offline747hogg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8161 times:

With Nuts? Watch Nothing? Winos Nodding, Weirdos Napping? Just how does "WN" ever translate into Southwest Airlines? Why not "SW" am I that bright! how come I'm so poor then?

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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5334 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

southWest airliNes....  Wink

(It's been discussed many times here on A.net. Try a search...)

note: don't use SW; then the flaming will really start!

bb


User currently offline10MID From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8146 times:

SW is the IATA designator for Air Namibia.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8139 times:

Because WN is NW reversed, which is as true financially as it is alphabetically.

Of course, "SW" is already taken by Air Namibia, which has dibs on the letters and didn't want to be associated with a US-based LCC.



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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8121 times:

I think it stands for We're Nuts...

User currently offline10MID From Singapore, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8101 times:

You also forgot to ask about the senselessness of SQ, MH, CX, QF, F9, B6, hmmm anymore?

User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8072 times:

You didn't know that is really stands for Westnorth Airlines?

 Wink


User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8031 times:

i think that they were given this nonstandard code back when they were designated an "intrastate carrier" by the now defunct C.A.B. and this may have been one of their ways to differentiate from 'normal" airlines!

User currently offlineSparkingWave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8002 times:

WN: Women Nude, in respect to the sexy way their flight attendants dressed in the early 1970s...


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7978 times:

Quoting SparkingWave (Reply 8):
WN: Women Nude, in respect to the sexy way their flight attendants dressed in the early 1970s...

OK, where's the pictures?



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User currently offlineSparkingWave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7931 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 9):
OK, where's the pictures?

Here are links to WN 70s tv commercials. NOT nude, but you get the idea!

SparkingWave ~~~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR7JApjgIGw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an3CY1wEttI



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User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7902 times:

broWN
froWN
doWN
cloWN


just a few i can think of at the moment  duck 


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7827 times:

The original code for Southwest was OE. In the early- to mid-1970s, they wanted a code that had a "W" in it, and "WN" was the only one available that did. The "WN" doesn't stand for anything, and has no other significance.

User currently offlineDILF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7655 times:

Quoting Richierich (Reply 3):
Of course, "SW" is already taken by Air Namibia, which has dibs on the letters and didn't want to be associated with a US-based LCC.

Didnt want to be associated with a US-based LCC? Umm.. What? That makes ZERO sense. Why would they be associated in any way to begin with? Besides, Air Namibia should be so lucky.

Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Reply 11):
broWN
froWN
doWN
cloWN

You missed one ... how about ..... oWN
which Southwest could easily do to your revered USAirways in a second, if it wanted to. (Not that it would).


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7621 times:

Quoting Positiverate (Reply 4):
I think it stands for We're Nuts...

Thank you! Someone gets it.  Wink



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9174 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

Quoting SparkingWave (Reply 8):
WN: Women Nude, in respect to the sexy way their flight attendants dressed in the early 1970s...

Or the brief operation of Hooters in that sense, more appropriate for that matter  Smile



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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

Just a little trivia,Air Namibia SW has it's airline code derived more from the country's previous name South West Africa.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7208 times:

Quoting DILF (Reply 13):
Didnt want to be associated with a US-based LCC? Umm.. What? That makes ZERO sense. Why would they be associated in any way to begin with? Besides, Air Namibia should be so lucky.

I know - I was being sarcastic. I mean, really, what the hell is Air Namibia? Did they have "SW" before Southwest was around? Maybe, I don't know.



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