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!!!
AA, AB, AC, AM, AR, AV, BA, B6, CM, CO, CX, CZ, DL, EA, ET, GU, HX, IB, JJ, LA, LH, LP, LR, LX, MU, MX, PA, PT, QF, RG, SA, TA, TP, TZ, UA, VW, VX, VY, WS, Z8, 2K, 4O, 4Z
 
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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