Spike
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Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:42 am

BOAC - Better On A Camel
PIA - Perhaps I'll Arrive / Pain In the Arse
NWA - Neglect With Altitude

Any others...?
 
CO737
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:45 am

Delta- Don't ever leave the airport.

Trying to think of some more...

CO737
 
socalatc
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:45 am

WN= the Will Not airline
 
kbuf737
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:49 am

not an airline but:
ETOPS: Engines Turning or Passingers Swimming

The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
 
airxliban
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:51 am

MEA: Miss Every Appointment

CyA: Chicken Airways (cyprus airways)

PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
 
Spike
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:53 am

KBUF737: That is a classic. ROTFLMTO!
 
wilco
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:54 am

TWA
travel with a$$holes
"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
 
Cactus739
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:54 am

Delayed
Even
Longer
Than
American
You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
 
WrenchBender
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:57 am

Pacific Western Airlines -
Pray Whilst Aloft or Peter Wabbit Airlines

Air Canada -
Always Crabby (their F/A's)
Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
 
Spike
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:59 am

PAL - Plane Always Late
 
luv2fly
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:01 pm

DELTA = Driving Every Last Traveler AWAY!
You can cut the irony with a knife
 
kalakaua
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:02 pm

OH God, not these again... I was bored so I just made one up.

Leave
Unexpected
For
The
Hangar
At
Nine
Sixteen
A.M.

 Big grin

*edit: Unexpected sounds better than unnoticed.

[Edited 2004-03-08 04:14:49]
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
 
fanofjets
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:04 pm

SABENA = Such A Bloody Experience Never Again
TACA + Tenemos Accidente Cada Año (We have an accident every year)
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
bohica
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:14 pm

Alitalia - Always Late In Takeoffs, Always Late In Arrivals.
Delta - Direct Everybody's Luggage To Atlanta.
Malev - Many Awful Landings Encourages Vomiting.
Tarom - Those Awful Russian Operated Machines.
USAir - Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality.
Ted - Tardy Every Day.

 
GulfstreamGuy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:51 pm

Although this is not an acronym, it's still funny.. A captain with Northwest Airlink's Pinnacle Airlines calls it "Pinch Nickel Airlines" Big grin


GulfstreamGuy
"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
 
A330Fan1
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:27 pm

(not from experience, but I have heard this one):

DELTA: Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

...

guess my friend had some delta / luggage problems!!!

-A330Fan1
 
FBU 4EVER!
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:37 pm

TAP= Take Another Plane
SAS= Salmon,Always Salmon!
Not an acronym but... "Take a chance,fly Air France"!
"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
 
Spike
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:04 am

Fantastic! SAS by FBU 4EVER, all the DELTA ones (good grief!), Sabena and Alitalia! I hope the carriers know these.

SAA - Safest of Anything African?
 
VC745D
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:04 am

Might as well add BWIA: Better Walk If Able. (So true.)
 
JGPH1A
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:06 am

SAL (Afrikaans for SAA) : Sommer Altyd Laat (= Pretty Much Always Late).
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers
 
texan
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:14 am

AA: Always Awful
BA: Bloody Awful
Delta: Don't Even Let Them Aboard
TWA: Try Walking Across
Can't remember all of SABENA, just remember Such A ? ? Never Again

Texan
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
 
VC745D
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:16 am

Texan--Such A Bad Experience Never Again
 
cmckeithen
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:23 am

Stay
At
Home
Always
-------------
Under
Stress
-----------
Always
Aging
--------------
Worst
Night flight
----------------------
Never
Wonder
----------
Does
Everyone
Think
Like
Asses
--------------
Air
Flop
-------------
Breaks
Always

[Edited 2004-03-08 18:24:20]
 
Spike
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:23 am

Texan - Takin' every xenophobic arsehole nowhere? Bush?
 
MarcoPolo747
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:26 am


People into anacronyms should visit www.crewstart.com
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:28 am

ASA/Delta Connection- A Shitty Airline
 
aviationmaster
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:47 am

BWIA - Bagagge wandering in Africa Big grin

Christian
 
KYIPpilot
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:18 am

UA = Under Average

..............
"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
 
AirplanePeanut
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:48 am

Just
Enragingly
Trying To
Be
Like
United
Express

Not True Tho  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

AIrplanePeanut
..
 
SJU767
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:59 am


LIAT - Leave Island Any Time.
 
CRFLY
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:09 am

ha ha ha that reminds me of the latin joke "Welcome aboard TACO Airlines with destination Guacamole City"... on a TACA flight from Miami to Guatemala... Cheers!!!
With Age comes Wisdom...
 
MEA321
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:19 am

LOL @ FBU 4EVER!

SAS= Salmon,Always Salmon!

That is very true by the way! They always serve laks on their flights. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I wouldn't be surprised if they had salmon juice on their catering menu!
MEA321
 
WMUPilot
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:59 am

Delta: Doesn't Ever Leave Atlanta
JetBlue - Bringing humanity back to air travel
 
RonE
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:39 am

EL-AL: Every Landing Always Late

LUFTHANSA: Let Us F*ck The Hostess As No Stewards Available

TWA: Try With Another

BOAC: Better On A Camel

OLYMPIC: Onasis Likes Your Money Paid In Cash
 
xjramper
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:52 am

WMU,

wheres the "t"?

Look ma' no hands!
 
thaiaggie
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:27 pm

Thai airways international:
TG = Tomorrow Go
Barrow, Alaska in Feb. It was Cold!
 
Motorhussy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:37 pm

Quaint
And
Not
Terribly
Abrasive
Sheilas
come visit the south pacific
 
Motorhussy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:44 pm

A
Seat
Is
A
Narrow
Aperture
come visit the south pacific
 
LHcapt2007
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:59 pm

TAP - take a parachute
USAir - underwater seats available in rear
EL AL - every landing always lousy
SAHSA - stay at home, stay alive
TWA - travel with alcohol
UNITED - usually need insurance that exempts death
VIRGIN - very interesting ride:going into nymphos
THY - they hate you
SAS - screaming and seatbelts
TNCM
 
DC9
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:09 pm

Heard on for SAS a while back
SexAndSatisfaction
TopHostesessAlwaysInterested
LousyOverseasTransport


 
747400F
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:16 pm

Sorry
About
Service
All humans have the right to marry the one they love
 
slider
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:16 am

TWA= Trans Wobbly Airlines
Teenie Weenie Airlines
Travel With Arabs

 
DB777
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:15 pm

These are old but haven't been mentioned:

TACA - Take A Chance Airways

BWIA - Britain's Worst Investment Abroad

LTU - Lufthansa Training Unit
Photographing aircraft since the Earth was flat and on Airliners.net since #338
 
PVD757
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:47 pm

BOS's Logan Airport:

Late On Ground As Normal

Below Optimum Satisfaction
 
kbuf737
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:20 pm

U underpowered
N nacelles
I in
T trashy
E european
D designs

B built
O our
E engines
I in
N north
G grozny

A arrives
T tardy
A always

T take
W whatever's
A available

A atlanta
I is
R ready
T to
R re-route
A arriving
N narrowbodies

A ancient
E engines
R really
O old
F fleet
L lots
O of
T trouble
The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!

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