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Why Does Southwest Use WN?  
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8094 posts, RR: 24
Posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

You saw the question. It's pretty simple. Where did WN come from?

-N766UA


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User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

I'm not sure about the origin of WN, but I'm pretty sure why it's not SW. When Southwest started in 1971, SW was used by Seaboard World, an all-cargo airline that merged with Flying Tiger around 1980 or so. SW is now being used by Air Namibia.

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Ask any Herb-worshiper, I mean Southwest employee, and they'll tell you it means "We're Nuts!"  

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

The SW code was not used by Seaboard. It was used by Air Namibia's predecessor, South West Airways, which was founded in 1946. Got the info from Air Namibia's website. My apologies for the misinformation.

User currently offlineSpaceman Spiff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2780 times:

Does anybody why America West is HP?

User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Right now the new airlines codes will be different.. like Angel Airlines would be 8G .. or Air Maldives L6.. what happen if the code runs out.. wouldd it be :

Passengers on Air America ( pretend ) flight 98 098 to Miami please board ur aircraft?
pretty wierd yeah


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Spaceman Spiff wrote:
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Does anybody why America West is HP?


Because PHX is a "hot place"?

BTSOOM... I'm curious too, though....


User currently offlineGundu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

....why does SQ use SQ??

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

That one is easy...HP stands for HIGH PRICED.

User currently offlineGundu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Is SQ "Superior Quality"??I also heard that Sri Lankan Airlines UL code stands for Usually Late.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Just FYI, Southwest was not always WN. When they initially began operating in June '71...and for maybe a year thereafter, they were OE.

The WN has nothing to do with Herb, "We're Nuts"...or anything like that. When WN became the two letter code Herb was still the lawyer and M. Lamar Muse was still president/CEO of Southwest. It was the mid-80s before Herb Kelleher got even vaguely involved in the operational end of the air carrier and by that time WN had been WN for at least a dozen years.


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