Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1183 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4203 times:
This is not intended to be a vent, but as someone that works in the aviation industry, it really gets on my nerves when messages are posted here using 2 letter airline codes... i mean AA UA BA yes but some of them, it just seems like alot of the posters out there, just want to show off they know the 2 letter codes, i work in the industry spent 5 years in college studying it (yes i was a l'il slow) but I don't know all the codes i have no need to i can look them up if i have too, but it seems all the armchair teenaged airline ceo's out there like to use them and it really makes reading the message annoying, trying to figure out what carrier they are talking about... good informative post, but i gotta look up the code to find out what carrier they mean
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4169 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW FORUM MODERATOR
In any type of field, there will always be slang terms. For aviation people, airline codes are just that, as well as things like city codes and abbreviated aircraft models. If we didn't use specialized slang in our fields, we would spend our whole lives communicating things that are in many respects redundant and oversized. Like the last post, we all know what BA is. Same with UA, DL, AA, KL, AF or AC. A lot of major airline codes are pretty obvious. If I spent the whole time talking about the Boeing 747-400 Freighter, I would be doing just that - spending time and not accomplishing anything. We know what a 744F is though.
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1183 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4097 times:
Guys, as Johan pointed out the well known ones are easy, but what i was refering to was carriers like DM NB and BU and the such... this board hits a worldwide audience, AA BA etc are known world wide and even refered to as passengers (not pax) :-P as AA or BA etc... but the smaller carriers arent, to an international reader i would not expect them to know that PHF was Newport News airport or that VPS was Fort Walton Beach Florida, sure ORD... ATL...JFK..CDG...LHR yes... but other cities nope.....
CannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4048 times:
Personally, it does't bother me in the least. I would agree that most airline codes and city codes are very familiar to me due to my carrer, but I look up things that I don't know if I run across them. That is exactly how I and a lot of people learn new things.
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4046 times:
Had to laugh when the next post I read after this thread contained this:
After only a short time in CVG, the ASA ATR72's are being sent back to ATL. The ATR72's currently fly from CVG to TOL,GRR,EVV,SDF,CHA,TRI and CAK. The flights flown by the ATR's will be replaced by Comair CRJ's. This move will return CVG to an all-jet hub.
Holy acronym city Batman. I'm torn, the short form is great when you know what it means, but if you don't I guess you have 2 choices, look it up or smile and nod. In this example I got ATR, CRJ, ATL and ASA, but for the rest.....I was smiling and nodding.
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