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Attention Please Stop Using Airport Codes  
User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2024 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

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User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

But then people can't pretend they're smart because they know all the codes...  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Nothing makes one sound more intelligent than impeding communication.  Smile


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
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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.

http://www.ar-group.com/icaoiata.htm

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1836 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.

Easy enough?

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

If you dont know the airport, LOOK IT UP!! If I said I went to KJYM, I would not expect you to know that it is Hillsdale muni, but if you want to know, It takes about 10 seconds to look it up.


23 victor, turn right heading 210, maintain 3000 till established, cleared ILS runwy 24.
User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

I'm too lazy!! Just kidding.

User currently offlineZionstrat From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Nygfan84-

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:

http://www.aim-higher.com/travelmall/AircodeCity.txt
that we can use to keep up-


User currently offlineBluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

EGGD:
That's easily understood!?! Wow!


User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Learn them or...well you had better learn them.....

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1722 times:
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Here's a test:


PIG
DOG
CAT
RAT
APE
COW
YAK

and one more:

LOL

When you can identify all those airport codes, you're ready to post on airliners.net. Have a nice day.



User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Lindy Field ..... May your spinster sister cough up a "YAK" hairball!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1698 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".

hehehehehe

Neil




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Have a look at http://www.iata.org/codes/ if you need help translating an A.net post

As far as not using codes? NEVER! Big grin

Corey777


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

I agree Corey777.

AOK.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3279 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Here are a few airport nicknames given because of their 3-letter codes:


Baltimore/Washington - BeeWee
Fresno - Fat
Hermosillo - Homo
Sacramento - Smurf



.......
User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Everyone needs to know this one:

ISN = Sloulin Field Intl. - Williston, ND

...Serge :P


User currently offlineSouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1585 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.

User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Assimilate like the rest of us did, and learn them.

User currently offlineTwr75 From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Here's a couple:

ABX
SHT



Like a seagull on the MCG of life...
User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

My favorite route in spain... Madrid to Seville... figure that one out


User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

And what about cities with multiple airports? Codes are useful, they weren't invented just for the fun of it.

User currently offlineN757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

I LIVE NEAR KCHS, LOVE TO GO TO KATL, BEEN TO LLBG, AND REALLY LIKE OKBK AND SPENT TIME AT BIKF AND OKAS. THE HOTEL NEAR LERT IS NICE ALSO.

User currently offlineLAPA_SAAB340 From Spain, joined Aug 2001, 390 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1406 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  Smile 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  Smile


User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Post the Airport then the code beside it so we can learn.

25 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : I agree with the originator of this thread. Though I personally know almost all of the more important airport codes in the world, I think it's just pl
26 Aviatsiya : For everyone who is "against" using codes, and asking us to stop. WHY-SHO-ULD-WEE? The aviation industry is just like any other industry in the world.
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