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Airline Codes On Jeopardy  
User currently offlineFlyusairways From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Anyone watch the "airline codes" category on Jeopardy tonight? So simple for us Anutters, but the contestants really struggled!

Some codes asked:

JL
BA
AF
MX
KL

[Edited 2007-01-03 01:45:38]


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User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Quoting Flyusairways (Thread starter):
JL

I would have guessed at Japan Airlines but thought that JAL was their code (or are all codes 2 letters?)

Quoting Flyusairways (Thread starter):
MX

Mexicana? If so why isn't the mouseover reveal working Johan?



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User currently offlineFlyusairways From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

BristolFlyer,

You're right on Mexicana (MX). Looks like rollover identification is working on your post now. All IATA airline codes are two-letter, IIRC; that's why Japan Airlines is JL and not JAL in this case.

Cheers!  Smile



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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

JL Japan Airlines
BA British Airways
AF Air France
MX Mexicana
KL KLM

Come on, Trebek!!

Last time, it was NW, DL, LH, UA, CO, in that order. Easy as shit!!!

Maybe for the nongeeks it would be difficult.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting Flyusairways (Thread starter):
Anyone watch the "airline codes" category on Jeopardy tonight? So simple for us Anutters, but the contestants really struggled!

I've seen them do Airport Codes a couple times as well. I know I've seen a question regarding Qantas as well, though I dont recall the category or the question.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Quoting Flyusairways (Thread starter):
Some codes asked:

JL
BA
AF
MX
KL

Way too easy. Next time, Trebek should ask for codes such as SQ, BD, 5L, EQ, IC, NH, CA, CI, U2, X3, FR, EI, 4U, MP and 9W to name a few.

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 1):
I would have guessed at Japan Airlines but thought that JAL was their code (or are all codes 2 letters?)

JAL is JL's ICAO code.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 5):
Way too easy. Next time, Trebek should ask for codes such as SQ, BD, 5L, EQ, IC, NH, CA, CI, U2, X3, FR, EI, 4U, MP and 9W to name a few.

There's plenty of US domestic carriers that could probably throw them off.
How many non-aviation nerds would know that WN is Southwest, I'm sure if you asked for someone to give you the 2-letter code for Southwest, most people would say "SW". B6 (JetBlue), NK (Spirit), FL (AirTran), and HP (America West) could probably throw people off just as easy as the the international carriers would.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Throw in more callsigns are have a letter and a number, regardless of whether they're of US domestic airliners or foreign carriers. That should make it fun.  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Wasn't a million dollar question on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' airplanes registered in the USA have registrations that start with what letter?


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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 8):
Wasn't a million dollar question on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' airplanes registered in the USA have registrations that start with what letter

Haha, I'm glad someone else remembers this. I think about it whenever I see that show. Imagine an A.netter up there. IIRC the person got it right without having to use a lifeline. Maybe they post here? They better be a First Class Member Embarrassment

Dave



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Sweeet. I would have loved to be on that show. I'd have rang in on all of them.

Here is a great Final Jeopardy for when I get on that show: "This aircraft first flew in 1969 and was a combination of British and French aerospace technology." I'd wager it all the second I heard the category "Aircraft". ohh baby!



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User currently offlineJCKastrup From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 422 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Once in the Danish edition of "who wants to be a miilionaire" a question for 50.000 Danish Kroner (number 10 question) was:

What airline is Brazilian?

A: LOT B: VARIG C: TAP D: ANA


Just way too simple for an A.netter.

The guy in the show actually answered corretly. But he had to think long and hard about it.



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User currently offlineSpeedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 10):
Here is a great Final Jeopardy for when I get on that show: "This aircraft first flew in 1969 and was a combination of British and French aerospace technology." I'd wager it all the second I heard the category "Aircraft". ohh baby!

Concorde. Please, youd only win if I wasnt on the show.

 Wink

Cheers,
Kyle


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 3):
Come on, Trebek!!

You know, if you make him say his name backwards, he returns to the world he originated from.  Wink



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1532 times:


 Big grin


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

AA would be the easiest airline code of all. Definitely not good choice for "Daily Double" question, lol.


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User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

I saw that earlier too..
But I bet they wouldn't have figured out the ones that doesn't have the same letters as the airlines such as
F9
WN
NK

[Edited 2007-01-03 05:49:25]


Uhhh What?
User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

I'm still thinking QX would be one of the harder codes to identify...

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