Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 11:32 am

Does anyone know of a place (web site, book, etc.) with airline and airport codes/abbreviations? I'm not an airline professional, just an enthusiast, and often don't know which airline or airport is being referred to in these forums.

I guess I'm really showing my ignorance, but I'm trying to learn! Perhaps those that read this could just reply with your favorite airlines and airports in your area? Just an idea... 8)

Thanks to everyone for contributing -- this is a great site!

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RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 11:44 am

I'll start by going down the West Coast, then working my way across the US:
SEA--Seattle, WA
PDX--Portland, OR
MFR--Medford, OR
GEG--Spokane, WA
BOI--Boise, ID
SMF--Sacramento, CA
SFO--San Fran. CA
OAK--Oakland, CA
SJC--San Jose, CA
RNO--Reno, NV
TVL--Lake Tahoe, CA
FAT--Fresno, CA
SNA--John Wayne/Orange Cty., CA
SBA--Santa Barbara, CA
BUR--Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena, CA
ONT--Ontario, CA
SAN--San Diego, CA
SLC--Salt Lake City, UT
EGE--Vail, CO
DEN--Denver, CO
COS--Colorado Springs, CO
LAS--Las Vegas, NV
PHX--Phoenix, AZ
ORD--Chicago (O'Hare) IL
MDW--Chicago (Midway) IL
MSP--Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
DTW--Detroit Twin Cities, MI
DET--Detroit City, MI
STL--St. Louis, MO
MSY--New Orleans, LA
DFW--Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Gotta run...maybe someone else can finish off the list (or give a website)...!!!


RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 12:19 pm

try this link$pass*19092878!

RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 12:20 pm

For airport abbreviations and links to airport sites, surf on over to

there is a substantial list there, what you can do also is send an email to an airline requesting a hard copy of tehre timetable, this is free and they should have it out to you in about a week, in there they list many airlines and codes plus airports and codes!

Later Buddy


RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 12:34 pm


Check at your local library for a copy of the "Offical Airline Guide" they have a list of all the airport codes worldwide. If not, check at a travel agency and see if they might not let you have old copy of the book. It comes out monthly. Also, if you want I could send you the toll free number to them. Let me know.

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RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 1:49 pm

A site I like to use to decode airport codes is

For airline codes (2 letter, 3 letter, and callsign), I know of two good sites - the first one is my own: and
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RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 5:04 pm

Hi Chris

This is the place to go:


This is the place, where they make them all up  

Best regards Dan
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RE: Airline/Airport Abbreviations

Tue Nov 02, 1999 9:55 pm

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