Nygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
I understand that everyone here is very familiar with every aiport code in the world. I understand the easy ones like ORD,PHL, and SFO. I am just asking to type the full city name it would mae reading the posts so much easier. Thanks
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2643 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
I don't have a problem with people using codes for major cities and airports, which most people can understand. It's when people start using obscure codes for small local airports that I don't have a clue, and most of the Canadian Y... codes, forget it!
Anyway, this link will help. Just type the code to find out the airpor and vv.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
Hey man, why don't you just head on down to SFB where you can get a connection to MIA and from there to AMS. from AMS you can get to BKK and BKK is a short hop from SIN. when at SIN you can easily get to NRT which we can use to get to SYD before moving onto CNS and then AYQ. From AYQ we can go domestic to ASP and then onto PER, back to SYD until we get to LAX and then from LAX to JFK before skipping the pond to LHR and then down to FAO before finally making the trip to MIR and back to MAN. From MAN you have a really short hop back to BRS.
Zionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
Aviation pros from ground to the cockpit live these codes everyday and you have to expect them to use the linga franca of their industry when they are online- To expect otherwise is a bit like asking a French speaker to talk slowly and in English for your benefit.
As a non-pro, on general topics where routing is not paramount, I agree that the use of city names helps us out- But while we are learning, there are hundreds of web sites such as:
that we can use to keep up-
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
Lindyfield, you make me laugh! Good one!
Reminds me of the heavy-set lady checking her luggage in at LAX for a flight to Fresno. The ticket agent eyed her and printed off a big sticker that said 'FAT' and stuck it to the lady's luggage. "How dare you call me 'fat' by putting that on my luggage", said the haughty hefty lady. "Huh?" said the ticket agent, "FAT stands for Fresno".
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
SouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Nygfan, I understand what your saying, but it's so much easeier to use the codes. No better way to learn them then to just be exposed to them. Also, most of the airport codes are common sense. Examples, JFK, MIA, DFW, MSP, DTW, STL, CLE, PIT, PHL, SFO, HNL, ANC. Those are just a few, but you get the point. Don't worry about it, you'll get them.
LAPA_SAAB340 From France, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (14 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
Nygfan84, I agree with you there. While it's fine to use the identifiers for the well-known airports, it's silly to refer to the local airports by only their identifiers - only you and the people who live nearby probably know it, or care to know it. I don't think it would hurt to use both the name and identifier for clarification purposes in these cases.
Sure, we can always refer to some website to find out, but it wouldn't hurt for the people who post to clarify that and save us that trouble I can talk about EWR and most people will know where that is. But if I start saying 47N, LDJ, TTN, CDW, then I'd be sending most of you to some website to find out what on earth I'm talking about. Like someone said earlier, it seems that people like to pretend they're smart because they know the codes