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When NW Was US And US Was AL.......  
User currently offlineDL_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1968 posts, RR: 9
Posted (14 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

Does anyone know the story of how USAir got the code US? I know that they got it from Northwest after getting the code NW from another airline. Does anyone know which airline?


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Let me clarify this for you. AL changed it's 2 letter code to US in 1989. It used to be the the designator for "Military Charter", who then changed their code to MC. Northwest never had the designator US. Although some of their aircraft registration #'s do reflect this. Perhaps you got the two mixed up. Hope this helps.

User currently offlinePrinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

John is correct. US used to be the code for MAC (Military Airlift Command). When Transtar Airlines (formerly called Muse Air-MC) was shutdown by WN the code MC became available and MAC was willing to change their code to MC.That is how USAir (AL then from their AlleghenyAir days) got the code US.


PRINAIR : Puerto Rico International Airlines
User currently offlineDL_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1968 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Thanks for the info. That has been bugging me for a long time. DL_mech


This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

OK now that that is cleared up, where did Southwest get "WN" and what about America West and their "HP" code?

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