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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

Airline Acronyms

Acronym Alphabetic Collocation Reducing Or Numbering Your Memory
A Concise Reduction Of Nomenclature Yielding Mnemonics
Another Cheap Round Of Network Yawn Makers
A Capitalised Representation of Names You Memorize

Airlines

AA Abort! Abort!
Always Awful

Airbus Airlines Impose Regrettable Bull**** Upon Us
Alitalia Always Late In Transit, Always Late In Arrival
Airplane Landed In Tokyo And Luggage In Atlanta
A Little Italian Tit And Lotsa Italitan Ass
A Little Italian Tradition And Lotsa Italian Attitude

American A Miracle Each Rider Is Currently Alive Now
Airline Meals Eaten Regularly Induces Cramps and
Nausea

AUA Almost Unknown Airline

AWA Always Wasting Assets

BA Bloody Awful
British Apoplectic

BEA Better Eat Afterwards

BOAC Better On A Camel
Blast Off And Crash

Boeing Broken Off Engines In Numerous Gardens

BWIA Baggage Wandering In Africa
Better Walk If you're Able
Born to Wait In Airports
But Will I Arrive?

CAAC Chinese Airlines Always Cancel

Dan Air Dangerous And Nearly Always Incredibly Rough

Delta Damaged Engines Limit Take-off Ability
Departures Extra-Late, Tardy Arrivals
Directed Everybody's Luggage To Atlanta
Doesn't Even Leave The Airport
Doesn't Ever Let Terrorists Aboard
Doesn't Experience Like This Andrenalize?
Don't Even Let Them Aboard
Drunken Engineers Land Too Abruptly

EAA Even Apes Aviate

El Al Egyptian Louting Arab Loathing
Every Landing Always Late
Every Landing Always Lousy
Everyones Luggage Always Lost

Finnair Flies Ideally? Nah, Not Airbourne In Reality

JAL Journey Always Late

JAT Joke About Time

Liat Luggage Is Always Tardy

Lot Lots Of Trouble

Lufthansa Let Us Fiddle The Hostess And Not Say Anything

MAS May Actually Shit

Northwest Nobody Out Ranks This Horrid, Worthless,
Excruciatingly Sluggish Transport

Olympic Onassis Likes Your Money Paid In Cash

PAL Prick Always Long

Pan Am Passengers Always Need A Mortician
Pilots Are Not A Must
Poor Airline Needs Any Money

PIA Passenger's Illegal Abductor
Perhaps I Arrive


PSA Paul's Saturday Airline

PWA Pete's Wobbly Airline
Piddly Widdly Airline
PLease Wait Awhile

Qantas Queasy and Nauseous, Tired And Sick
Queers And Nymphomaniacs Trained As Stewards
Quick And Nasty Transportation, Australian Style
Quite A Neat Trick, Arriving Safely
Quite A Nice Trip, Any Survivors?
Quits Air-travel, Next Time Approaches Ship

Sabena Such A Bad Experience - Never Again

SAHSA Stay At Home, Stay Alive

SAS Service After Sex
Sex And Satisfaction
Such A S***

Sia Sex In the Air
Singapore Imitates America

TACA Take Another Carrier Always
Take A Coffin Along
Tome Alcohol Cuanda Aborda

TAP Take A Parachute
Take Another Plane

Thy They Hate You

TWA That Was Accidental
That Was Awful
Travel With Arabs
Teeny Weeny Airlines
Try Walking Across
Try With Another
Today's Worst Airline
Tomorrow We'll Arrive
Tomorrow's Widebody Accident
Totally Wasted Airlines

United U Need Insurance That Exempts Death
Usually Not Enclined To Eliminate Disasters

USAir (used to be Allegheny Airlines):
Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality

Uta Unlikely To Arrive
Unable To Ascend

Varig Virgin's Are Rare In Glasgow

Virgin Very Interesting Ride: Going Into Nymphos


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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

By the way the above were found from another site..not made up by myself and apologies for some of the wordings..sorry.

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

SAS= Salmon,Always Salmon!


"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

LOT Luggage on Tarmac.


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

DELTA: Don't Even Leave The Airport
TACA: Take A Chance Airlines

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Looking back into the past... TWA: Terrorists Welcome Aboard

User currently offlineA380jet From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) Might Inpload At Tarmac

User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

PIA = Please Inform Allah

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Charter Member of Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineAS_GSC From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Alaska: Always Late Arrival Start Kissing Ass

PIA: Prepare to Inform Allah


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

ROYAL - Rarely Organized You're Always Late


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

TWA = The Worst Airline

DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

(From the Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Delayed
Even
Longer
Than
AirTran


Travis


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

PWA - Please Wait Awhile

Allow me to add a railroad here....(I just love this one).....

PGE - Past God's Endurance (the former Pacific Great Eastern, now part of BC Rail)

Pete  Smile


User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Not to take the gimmes, but I am anyway.
PSA- Poor Service Always.
Hughes Air West- Hughs Air Worst,
Northwest- Northworst
The last two weren't true anagrams, but our routinely used by passengers


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Allegiant Air

All
Laughlin
Let's
Exciting
Gambling
In
Arizona
Next
Time



Big777jet



User currently offlineSeat2A From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 81 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Here's a few more, alphabetically:

AIR CANADA: Err Canada
AIR MALI: Air Maybe
ALLEGHENY: Agony Airlines
ALOHA: Always Leave On Hawaiian Air
BOAC: Bring Over American Currency
BWIA: Britain's Worst Investment Abroad
JAL: Jump And Live
LOT: Look Out Tower!
PAL, INC. Plane Always Late, If Not Cancelled
PSA: Passengers Scattered About (After those 2 crashes)
PWA: Pray While Aloft
TAA: Try Another Airline







User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3313 times:

USAir - UnSafe Airline In Regression
Vanguard - Vangross (till us rampers started cleanin' 'em!)
Frontier - For Routine Our New Trips Include Excruciating Recliners
NWA - New World Anarchy
Continental (CAL) - Call Again Later

Cheers!



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months ago) and read 3302 times:

Air Lanka (now SriLankan) UL usually late ...

Beside:
PIA: Prepare to Inform Allah
Please inform Allah



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6858 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months ago) and read 3298 times:

Some of these may offend people...

ANA = Another Nippy Airline
BA = Boring Always
BEA = Back Early Afternoon
Garuda = Good Airline Run Under Dutch Administration
Garuda = Good And RUn Down Airline
Garuda = Good Airline RUnning? Delayed Always
AW Airlines = Alert Whoop Whoop !
Indian Airlines = IA = Insurance Always
Malaysia Airlines = MAS = Mana Ada System? (Where is the System?)
QANTAS = Queer ANd Terrible Air Service
SABENA = Such A Bloody European Nasty Airline
Singapore Airlines = SQ = So Queer
TAP = Trust Another Portugues
THAI = Tai (sh1t in Indonesian language)

FBU4ever... Funny you said Salmon Always Salmon... I've had a very good salmon starter on SAS economy long haul !  Smile

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months ago) and read 3281 times:


SAS = Slow And Sexy


User currently offlineJmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

LIAT - Luggage In Another Timezone/Terminal
JMC - Just Murdered Caledonian
Air 2000 - Air 2 bob


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

Forgot and new ones I thought of:
American - Any More Errors Result In Causing A Nightmare
Jet Blue - Just Enough Trouble Buddy, Lunch Upset Everyone
Jet Blue - Junk Blue
AirTran - Air Terror
AirTran - Air Training
Delta - Dump Everyone's Luggage, Trouble Again
United (UAL) - United Attempt at Larceny
Frontier - Prom Trash (I've actually heard this one from USAir ramp guys!)
Midwest Express - Cookie Monsters (just a nickname)
Spirit - Screwing People In Return for Icompetent Talent
MESA - Messup
America West - Unusually Blessed
Delta - Doh! Everyone Lost. Try Again.
Falcon Air - F***-Up Air
TransMeridian - Trained Simians (monkeys)
TWA - Truly Worthless Airline
Ozark - OZ Ain't Really Kansas
NWA - Not Working Anyway/Anymore
AA - Always Arrogant
Comair - Con Air
Great Lakes - Landing in all of them
ATA - Augmented T!ts and @$$holes
Midway - Midworst
Groupo TACA - Group of Tacos (NJ aircraft N239TA from Groupo TACA was called "Taco" by the ground crews)
Western Pacific - Western Pathetic

(Some TSA guys helped me with the following)
Transportation Security Agency (TSA) - Truly Sh**ty Agency
TSA - Trouble Starts Anyway
TSA - Trainees Search Anyone
TSA - Travelers Searched Anally
TSA - Transportation Slowed Again
TSA - Totally Screwed Again
Quantas - QUeens Ass - Not As Tight AS expected
Ozark - Krazo



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3222 times:


Ryanair = Ryanscare
Aer Lingus = Aer Fungus


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Aer Lingus = Cunnilingus !!

BA = Bad Attitude.

B CAL = Big Crash After Lunch.

 Smile


.



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

For any history buffs who've heard of the Profumo/Christine Keeler scandal:

BOAC -- Bend Over Again, Christine


25 Fanofjets : Here's another for TACA Tenemos Accidente Cada Ano (We have an accident every year.)
26 AS_GSC : Here's another TSA acronym.... Thousands Standing Around
27 Mandala499 : I forgot this one... Ryanair = FR = FRaud Air Mandala499
28 OzarkD9S : a few years ago after several landing related blowouts: Tires Without Air (TWA) Trans Texas: Tree Tops Airways, Try Try Again Ozark: Krazo, Slozark Al
29 Baldguy : Air Canada's 'Hospitality' (Economy) class = Hostility Class
30 J32driver : TSA (Trans States Airlies) = Thirty Sh*tty Airplanes, Titanic Sinks Again ACA = Another Crappy Airline
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