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Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:44 am

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:48 am

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:55 am

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.

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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:15 am

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:20 am

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.
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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:30 am

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.
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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:35 am

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 
 
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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:42 am

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:57 am

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

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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:17 am

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:04 pm

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:25 pm

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.

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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:59 pm

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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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:05 pm


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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:41 pm

AA would be the easiest airline code of all. Definitely not good choice for "Daily Double" question, lol.
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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:48 pm

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]
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RE: Airline Codes On Jeopardy

Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:13 pm

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