Skystar
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Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 8:46 pm

We need a bit of humour, so tell us your airline acronyms  Smile

Here's a few that I can remember.

SABENA
Such A Bad Experience Never Again

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Same As Sabena
Suave And Sexy

Air Portugal (TAP)
Take A Parachute

Pakistan International (PIA)
Please Inform Allah

Air India
Allah Informed

Austrian Airlines (AUA)
Almost Unknown Airline

El Al
Every Landing Always Late
Everyone's Luggage Always Lost

Garuda
Good And Reliable...Under Dutch Administration

QANTAS
Quick And Nasty Terrible Australian Service
Queens And Nymphos Trained As Stewards
Queasy And Nauseous Tired And Sick

Ansett
Aircraft Nosewheel Stuck Expect Tricky Touchdown (after 94 -INJ nosewheel landing)
Always Notoriously Superior Everytime Truly Terrific

China Airlines
Choose Another

BWIA
But Will It Land
Baggage Wandering In Africa

Malaysia Airlines (MAS)
Mana Ada Sistem (where is the system - ironically arose after MH won an award from Boeing for its 737 operations).

Alitalia
Always Late In Takeoff Always Late In Arrival
A Little Italian Tit And Lotsa Italian Ass

Air Canada
Air Costly

Korean Airlines
Kaput Already?

JMC
Just More Crap

Lufthansa
Let Us Fiddle The Hostess And Not Say Anything
Lousy Useless Fliers: They Haven't Any Nice Service Aboard

Northwest
Nobody Out Ranks This Horribly Woeful Excruciatingly Sloppy Transport

Got anymore?

Cheers,

Justin
 
quebecair727
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 8:51 pm

BOAC Better On Air Canada; Better On A Camel; Bring Over American Cash.

SAS Sex And Satisfaction

SABENA Such A Bloddy Experience Never Again
 
CroFlight
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 9:04 pm

Yugoslav Airlines (JAT) - Joke About Time

That's a very old one... from 70's...

CroFlight
 
AirCanadaMan
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 9:40 pm

PWA, Pacific Western Airlines

Please Wait A while.

You see, before they were absorbed into CP, they had a 0% on time departure rate, literally!

 
DragonRapide
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 9:43 pm

For the dutch speaking amongst us:
SABENA: Seks Aan Boord En Niksken Anders
 
AJ
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 9:45 pm

TAA was always Take Another Airline.
Although not an airline acronym in the South Pacific there is a saying when something goes wrong with air travel, it is known as a tangfu. Sounds exotic? Stands for Typical Air Niu Gini F*** Up.
 
ly772
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 9:55 pm

TWA
The Wrong Airline
 
Aerialpingpong
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 10:00 pm

Pakistan International, PIA

Perhaps I'll Arrive
 
coyoteguy
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 10:03 pm

DELTA - Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

DELTA - Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport

ALITALIA - After Landing In Turin All Luggage In Atlanta

 
A330DAT
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 10:40 pm

SABENA - Sex And Booze Every Night Again  Big grin
TAP - Take Another Plane
UTA - (in French) Une Triste Affaire
Lufthansa - Let Us F*** The Hostess As No Steward Available
 
MD-11er
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Tue Dec 11, 2001 11:02 pm

SABENA:
Swissair A Bien Encaisser Notre Argent (Fench)
means: Swissair took all are money
 
Guest

RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 12:20 am

Taca: Take a chance Airline


Adam
 Smile
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 12:29 am

SAHSA (Honduras) - Stay At Home Stay Alive
 
MD-11er
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 12:34 am

KLM: Kleine Lullen Maatschappij (dutch)
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 12:50 am

BA - Bloody Awful

SIA - Sex In the Air

Urgghgh!
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
pecoua
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 1:17 am

TWA-Try Walking Across
Tired Women of America
 
GOT
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 3:22 am

SAS - Swim and smile or, in danish, svenskt alt sammen, which means all swedish.

GOT
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
 
lasbagman
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 3:49 am

TWA = Travel With American
 
prosa
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 4:08 am

SABENA
Such A Bad Experience Never Again


You got the "never again" part right!
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
 
lewis
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 4:24 am

Olympic-Onassis Likes Your Money Paid In cash
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 5:22 am

SAS Sex After Service
TWA The Worst Airline
Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
 
cedarjet
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 5:40 am

Seks Aan Boord En Niksken Anders

Translation please?
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
Guest

RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 7:06 am

Delta = Delivers Everyones Luggage To Atlanta
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 7:11 am

For those who don't want to read this, then DON'T! Quit complaining that it has been covered before. Anyways ...

Royal Airlines = Rarely Organized, You're Always Late

Worldways = We Organize Really Long Delays, Wait And You'll See
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 7:16 am

DELTA- Delya everys luggage through atLANTA
Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
 
Tbird
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 7:24 am

Greetings:

TWA-Terrorists Welcome Aboard
TWA- Traveling With Angels
U.S Airways- UScare Way's

Thanx
Tom
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 7:42 am

DELTA

Don't Ever Land in Thunder Again
Graham Hitchen, KMIA
 
Skystar
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 7:46 am

To those who are complaining about this thread.

Please find me the most recent thread with the same content. You might illustrate the opposite of your complaint =)

Cheers,

Justin
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 8:19 am

That was a good one about Olympic, Lewis.

CRONUS - Cockroaches Run On Nasty Underpaid Stewardess.

(No hard feelings to Cronus Stewardess, who had this thing about that cockroach on the sofa)


 
Kirstey
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 8:59 pm

One for us Brit Aviators

CAA - Campaign Against Aviation!
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:09 pm

AA
Alcoholics Anonymous

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Jonathan Derden

Bring back the Concorde
 
DragonRapide
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:14 pm

Seks Aan Boord En Niksken Anders

Translation please?

So on request of Cedarjat
Sex on Board and nothing else
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:19 pm

Turkish (THY) = They Hate You
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
 
Give it a GO
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Wed Dec 12, 2001 9:39 pm

Civil Aviation Authority = Cash And Agrovation
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 12:19 am

DELTA

Don't Expect Lunch Today Aboard

Departing Extremely Late Throughout America

Distributing Enraged Liquored Travelers About
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 3:13 am

my favorite was SAHSA:
Stay At Home, Stay Alive
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:27 am

COMAIR: Cancel Or Make Appropriate Itinerary Revisions
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:35 am

LIAT, Leaves Island Any Time
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 8:54 am

Here's some short ones for ya:

BA
Bureaucracy, Always!

CAL (China Airlines)
Cockroaches And Lemons
Son of Gojira
 
apollo13
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 9:26 am

BA: Bitch airways
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 9:43 am

BWIA

Britain's Worst Ivestment Abroad.
But Will It Arrive
Better Walk If Able

LIAT

Let It Arrive Today

Air Jamaica
Air Jamaybe
 
HHHramp
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 10:30 am

not an airline but....

SAAB

Swedish Aircraft Always Broken
 
Herman
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 2:25 pm

BA = BITCH ALWAYS

Heh Big grin
 
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RE: Funny Airline Acronyms

Thu Dec 13, 2001 2:28 pm

Philippine Airlines (PAL)
Plane Always Late

9V-SPJ

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