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Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:29 am

Airline Acronyms

Acronym Alphabetic Collocation Reducing Or Numbering Your Memory
A Concise Reduction Of Nomenclature Yielding Mnemonics
Another Cheap Round Of Network Yawn Makers
A Capitalised Representation of Names You Memorize

Airlines

AA Abort! Abort!
Always Awful

Airbus Airlines Impose Regrettable Bull**** Upon Us
Alitalia Always Late In Transit, Always Late In Arrival
Airplane Landed In Tokyo And Luggage In Atlanta
A Little Italian Tit And Lotsa Italitan Ass
A Little Italian Tradition And Lotsa Italian Attitude

American A Miracle Each Rider Is Currently Alive Now
Airline Meals Eaten Regularly Induces Cramps and
Nausea

AUA Almost Unknown Airline

AWA Always Wasting Assets

BA Bloody Awful
British Apoplectic

BEA Better Eat Afterwards

BOAC Better On A Camel
Blast Off And Crash

Boeing Broken Off Engines In Numerous Gardens

BWIA Baggage Wandering In Africa
Better Walk If you're Able
Born to Wait In Airports
But Will I Arrive?

CAAC Chinese Airlines Always Cancel

Dan Air Dangerous And Nearly Always Incredibly Rough

Delta Damaged Engines Limit Take-off Ability
Departures Extra-Late, Tardy Arrivals
Directed Everybody's Luggage To Atlanta
Doesn't Even Leave The Airport
Doesn't Ever Let Terrorists Aboard
Doesn't Experience Like This Andrenalize?
Don't Even Let Them Aboard
Drunken Engineers Land Too Abruptly

EAA Even Apes Aviate

El Al Egyptian Louting Arab Loathing
Every Landing Always Late
Every Landing Always Lousy
Everyones Luggage Always Lost

Finnair Flies Ideally? Nah, Not Airbourne In Reality

JAL Journey Always Late

JAT Joke About Time

Liat Luggage Is Always Tardy

Lot Lots Of Trouble

Lufthansa Let Us Fiddle The Hostess And Not Say Anything

MAS May Actually Shit

Northwest Nobody Out Ranks This Horrid, Worthless,
Excruciatingly Sluggish Transport

Olympic Onassis Likes Your Money Paid In Cash

PAL Prick Always Long

Pan Am Passengers Always Need A Mortician
Pilots Are Not A Must
Poor Airline Needs Any Money

PIA Passenger's Illegal Abductor
Perhaps I Arrive


PSA Paul's Saturday Airline

PWA Pete's Wobbly Airline
Piddly Widdly Airline
PLease Wait Awhile

Qantas Queasy and Nauseous, Tired And Sick
Queers And Nymphomaniacs Trained As Stewards
Quick And Nasty Transportation, Australian Style
Quite A Neat Trick, Arriving Safely
Quite A Nice Trip, Any Survivors?
Quits Air-travel, Next Time Approaches Ship

Sabena Such A Bad Experience - Never Again

SAHSA Stay At Home, Stay Alive

SAS Service After Sex
Sex And Satisfaction
Such A S***

Sia Sex In the Air
Singapore Imitates America

TACA Take Another Carrier Always
Take A Coffin Along
Tome Alcohol Cuanda Aborda

TAP Take A Parachute
Take Another Plane

Thy They Hate You

TWA That Was Accidental
That Was Awful
Travel With Arabs
Teeny Weeny Airlines
Try Walking Across
Try With Another
Today's Worst Airline
Tomorrow We'll Arrive
Tomorrow's Widebody Accident
Totally Wasted Airlines

United U Need Insurance That Exempts Death
Usually Not Enclined To Eliminate Disasters

USAir (used to be Allegheny Airlines):
Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality

Uta Unlikely To Arrive
Unable To Ascend

Varig Virgin's Are Rare In Glasgow

Virgin Very Interesting Ride: Going Into Nymphos
 
gf-a330
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:31 am

By the way the above were found from another site..not made up by myself and apologies for some of the wordings..sorry.
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:03 am

SAS= Salmon,Always Salmon!
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:20 am

LOT Luggage on Tarmac.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:30 am

DELTA: Don't Even Leave The Airport
TACA: Take A Chance Airlines

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:48 am

Looking back into the past... TWA: Terrorists Welcome Aboard
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:16 am

MIAT (Mongolian Airlines) Might Inpload At Tarmac
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:29 am

PIA = Please Inform Allah

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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:34 am

Alaska: Always Late Arrival Start Kissing Ass

PIA: Prepare to Inform Allah
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:47 am

ROYAL - Rarely Organized You're Always Late
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:53 am

TWA = The Worst Airline

DC-10's Forever
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:42 am

(From the Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Delayed
Even
Longer
Than
AirTran


Travis
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:50 pm

PWA - Please Wait Awhile

Allow me to add a railroad here....(I just love this one).....

PGE - Past God's Endurance (the former Pacific Great Eastern, now part of BC Rail)

Pete  Smile
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:02 pm

Not to take the gimmes, but I am anyway.
PSA- Poor Service Always.
Hughes Air West- Hughs Air Worst,
Northwest- Northworst
The last two weren't true anagrams, but our routinely used by passengers
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:28 pm

Allegiant Air

All
Laughlin
Let's
Exciting
Gambling
In
Arizona
Next
Time



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Seat2A
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 3:27 pm

Here's a few more, alphabetically:

AIR CANADA: Err Canada
AIR MALI: Air Maybe
ALLEGHENY: Agony Airlines
ALOHA: Always Leave On Hawaiian Air
BOAC: Bring Over American Currency
BWIA: Britain's Worst Investment Abroad
JAL: Jump And Live
LOT: Look Out Tower!
PAL, INC. Plane Always Late, If Not Cancelled
PSA: Passengers Scattered About (After those 2 crashes)
PWA: Pray While Aloft
TAA: Try Another Airline





 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:12 pm

USAir - UnSafe Airline In Regression
Vanguard - Vangross (till us rampers started cleanin' 'em!)
Frontier - For Routine Our New Trips Include Excruciating Recliners
NWA - New World Anarchy
Continental (CAL) - Call Again Later

Cheers!
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:26 pm

Air Lanka (now SriLankan) UL usually late ...

Beside:
PIA: Prepare to Inform Allah
Please inform Allah
Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:40 pm

Some of these may offend people...

ANA = Another Nippy Airline
BA = Boring Always
BEA = Back Early Afternoon
Garuda = Good Airline Run Under Dutch Administration
Garuda = Good And RUn Down Airline
Garuda = Good Airline RUnning? Delayed Always
AW Airlines = Alert Whoop Whoop !
Indian Airlines = IA = Insurance Always
Malaysia Airlines = MAS = Mana Ada System? (Where is the System?)
QANTAS = Queer ANd Terrible Air Service
SABENA = Such A Bloody European Nasty Airline
Singapore Airlines = SQ = So Queer
TAP = Trust Another Portugues
THAI = Tai (sh1t in Indonesian language)

FBU4ever... Funny you said Salmon Always Salmon... I've had a very good salmon starter on SAS economy long haul !  Smile

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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:05 pm


SAS = Slow And Sexy
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:00 pm

LIAT - Luggage In Another Timezone/Terminal
JMC - Just Murdered Caledonian
Air 2000 - Air 2 bob
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 12:10 am

Forgot and new ones I thought of:
American - Any More Errors Result In Causing A Nightmare
Jet Blue - Just Enough Trouble Buddy, Lunch Upset Everyone
Jet Blue - Junk Blue
AirTran - Air Terror
AirTran - Air Training
Delta - Dump Everyone's Luggage, Trouble Again
United (UAL) - United Attempt at Larceny
Frontier - Prom Trash (I've actually heard this one from USAir ramp guys!)
Midwest Express - Cookie Monsters (just a nickname)
Spirit - Screwing People In Return for Icompetent Talent
MESA - Messup
America West - Unusually Blessed
Delta - Doh! Everyone Lost. Try Again.
Falcon Air - F***-Up Air
TransMeridian - Trained Simians (monkeys)
TWA - Truly Worthless Airline
Ozark - OZ Ain't Really Kansas
NWA - Not Working Anyway/Anymore
AA - Always Arrogant
Comair - Con Air
Great Lakes - Landing in all of them
ATA - Augmented T!ts and @$$holes
Midway - Midworst
Groupo TACA - Group of Tacos (NJ aircraft N239TA from Groupo TACA was called "Taco" by the ground crews)
Western Pacific - Western Pathetic

(Some TSA guys helped me with the following)
Transportation Security Agency (TSA) - Truly Sh**ty Agency
TSA - Trouble Starts Anyway
TSA - Trainees Search Anyone
TSA - Travelers Searched Anally
TSA - Transportation Slowed Again
TSA - Totally Screwed Again
Quantas - QUeens Ass - Not As Tight AS expected
Ozark - Krazo
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 1:24 am


Ryanair = Ryanscare
Aer Lingus = Aer Fungus
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:26 am

Aer Lingus = Cunnilingus !!

BA = Bad Attitude.

B CAL = Big Crash After Lunch.

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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 2:47 am

For any history buffs who've heard of the Profumo/Christine Keeler scandal:

BOAC -- Bend Over Again, Christine
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 3:46 am

Here's another for TACA

Tenemos
Accidente
Cada
Ano

(We have an accident every year.)
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 4:12 am

Here's another TSA acronym....

Thousands Standing Around
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:38 am

I forgot this one...

Ryanair = FR = FRaud Air

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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:02 am

a few years ago after several landing related blowouts: Tires Without Air (TWA)
Trans Texas: Tree Tops Airways, Try Try Again
Ozark: Krazo, Slozark
Allegheney: Agony
Piedmont: Peat Moss, or rearrange the letters to spell Demon Pit
PeoplExpress: People's Distress
Coast to Coast and Border to Border, Ozark Flies YOUR Way!
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:12 am

Air Canada's 'Hospitality' (Economy) class

= Hostility Class
 
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Nov 26, 2002 11:11 am

TSA (Trans States Airlies) = Thirty Sh*tty Airplanes, Titanic Sinks Again
ACA = Another Crappy Airline