cedarjet
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Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:43 am

Hi all. Just a thought, but can we all make more of an effort to spell out airport names instead of using the three letter codes (or, god forbid, the 4 letter ICAO abbreviations, which bear no resemblence to the airport name they stand for)?

There is a very interesting thread on the go about small airports getting big jets, so the destinations mentioned are unknown to most of us by definition. If you're not from Alaska, a contribution such as "KTN, PSG, WRG, SIT, JNU, YAK, CDV, ADQ, BET, DUT, DLG, OME, OTZ, SCC all are small...airports w/ regular jet service" is just ridiculous. I think I'm very knowledgable but I learn new stuff here every day. But not from the likes of "So, KTN, PSG, WRG, SIT, JNU, YAK, CDV, ADQ, BET, DUT, DLG, OME, OTZ, SCC..."

Cheers.
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cedarjet
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:45 am

PS. The following abbreviations are allowed: LHR. LAX. CDG. JFK. SYD. DFW. MIA. That is all.

PPS. OK OK, you can have ATL, FRA and MEL as well. That is all.
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avt007
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:53 am

Ok, I would agree that smaller regional airports should be written out, but major ones? No. It makes typing a lot easier for lazy people like me, in YVR.
 
cedarjet
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 2:04 am

You're right, I was kind of kidding about the (v short) list of acceptable abbreviations. We all know the likes of KHI, DPS, BIL, GIG - but little fields in Alaska, Africa, Argentina et al are beyond even the most dedicated aviation buff.

Not worth it's own thread but did you guys know that even though Idlewild became John F Kennedy on Christmas Eve 1963, the code didn't change from IDL straight to JFK. Unfortunately the Vietnamese bloodbath was just cranking up so a few years later it was finally decided that KIA wasn't very nice. KIA became JFK sometime in the late 60s.

And finally...what's the best code in the world according to the 14 year old boy in all of us? Oh yeah, well FUK you too.
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trickijedi
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 2:25 am

Here are a few airport codes that you may be familiar with:  Big grin

HVN New Haven - Tweed-New Haven Airport CT, USA
HEL Helsinki - Vantaa , Finland

HOR Horta (Faial Island), Azores, Portugal
NIE Niblack, AK, USA

PIG Pitinga, Brazil
OUT Bousso, Chad

PUT Puttaparthi, India
HRE Harare, Zimbabwe

BIT Baitadi, Nepal
TCH Tchibanga, Gabon

LCK Columbus - Rickenbacker Airport, OH, USA
TIS Thursday Island - Horn Island Airport, Queensland, Australia

MAD Madrid – Barajas, Spain
DOG Dongola, Sudan

MST Maastricht - Zuid-Limburg, Netherlands
BTE Bonthe, Sierra Leone

REL Trelew - Almirante Zar, Argentina
LAX Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport, CA, USA

ACC Accra – Kotoka, Ghana
ORD Chicago - Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL, USA

AUN Auburn - Auburn Municipal Airport, CA, USA
TIE Tippi, Ethiopia

CLT Charlotte - Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, NC, USA
ORS Orpheus Island Resort, Queensland, Australia

OPN Thomaston - Thomaston-Upson County Airport, GA, USA
LGS Malargue, Argentina

CAN Guangzhou (Canton) – Baiyun, China
NOT Novato - Gnoss Field, CA, USA

FET Fremont - Fremont Municipal Airport, NE, USA
ISH Ischia, Italy

PEN Penang, Peninsular – International, Malaysia
ISS Wiscasset - Wiscasset Airport, ME, USA

KIS Kisumu, Kenya
MEE Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

FAT Fresno - Fresno Air Terminal, CA, USA
SLB Storm Lake - Storm Lake Municipal Airport, IA, USA

VAG Varginha, MG, Brazil
ENA Kenai - Kenai Municipal Airport, AK, USA

LTS Altus - Altus Air Force Base, OK, USA
FUN Funafuti, Tuvalu

MTR Monteria, Colombia
FKR Frankfort - Frankfort Municipal Airport, IN, USA

EAT Wenatchee - Pangborn Memorial Airport, WA, USA
THT Tamchakett, Mauritania

SCR Scranton – Municipal, PA, USA
TUM Tumut New South Wales, Australia

BLO Blonduos – Hjaltabakki, Iceland
JUB Juba, Sudan

SIN Singapore - Changi International Airport, Singapore
NER Neryungri, Yakutia-Sakha, Russia

SCK Stockton - Stockton Metropolitan Airport, CA, USA
DCK Dahl Creek - Dahl Creek Airport, AK, USA

CUM Cumana, Venezuela
ING Ago, Argentina

FUK Fukuoka, Kyoshu - Itazuke Air Force Base, Japan
KER Kerman, Iran

And last but not least,


FOK Westhampton Beach, NY, USA
YOO Oshawa - Oshawa Airport, ON, Canada
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prosa
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 2:28 am

And finally...what's the best code in the world according to the 14 year old boy in all of us? Oh yeah, well FUK you too.

That SUX - you can burn in HEL!
And you can EAT my SHT while you're at it.
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searpqx
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 5:52 am

Ok, while I personally think everyone ought to know every airport in Alaska (after all, I do  Wink/being sarcastic ), I'll admit that may not be the case. And to make amends, and for those of you who haven't spent 17 years dealing with these codes, here's the translation: KTN-Ketchikan, PSG-Petersburg, WRG-Wrangell, SIT-Sitka, JNU-Juneau, YAK-Yakutat, CDV-Cordova, ADQ-Kodiak, BET-Bethell, DUT-Dutch Harbor, DLG-Dillingham, OME-Nome, OTZ-Kotzebue, SCC-Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse.

And by the way Cedarjet, it's not beyond the most 'dedicated aviation buff', just those that don't work for the airline (AS oops, I mean Alaska) or didn't start their career in Alaska. But your point is taken and I'll behave....  Smile

Duane
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IMissPiedmont
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:52 pm

As we all have internet access finding the code is easy. Find the site and bookmark it. I will type this once and only once.

LBM is Lubumbasha, ORL is Orlando Executive (easy), and OPF is Opa Locka.

I could go on but why? I learned, so can you.

Sorry, I'm being crabby tonight. A rare tropical disease has set in the past few days called lackanookie.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
727_Gal
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 3:05 pm

LIT is Little Rock, AR
and please, what about MEM- Memphis, TN... can I use those too?  Smile
 
flyboy36y
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RE: Use Of Airport Abbreviations

Sat Oct 26, 2002 5:35 pm

MMUN is not Munich it's Cancun... arghgh

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