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DL_Mech
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When NW Was US And US Was AL.......

Wed Mar 01, 2000 8:30 pm

Does anyone know the story of how USAir got the code US? I know that they got it from Northwest after getting the code NW from another airline. Does anyone know which airline?
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John
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RE: When NW Was US And US Was AL.......

Thu Mar 02, 2000 1:11 am

Let me clarify this for you. AL changed it's 2 letter code to US in 1989. It used to be the the designator for "Military Charter", who then changed their code to MC. Northwest never had the designator US. Although some of their aircraft registration #'s do reflect this. Perhaps you got the two mixed up. Hope this helps.
 
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RE: When NW Was US And US Was AL.......

Thu Mar 02, 2000 1:53 am

John is correct. US used to be the code for MAC (Military Airlift Command). When Transtar Airlines (formerly called Muse Air-MC) was shutdown by WN the code MC became available and MAC was willing to change their code to MC.That is how USAir (AL then from their AlleghenyAir days) got the code US.
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RE: When NW Was US And US Was AL.......

Thu Mar 02, 2000 3:19 am

Thanks for the info. That has been bugging me for a long time. DL_mech
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RE: When NW Was US And US Was AL.......

Thu Mar 02, 2000 5:03 am

OK now that that is cleared up, where did Southwest get "WN" and what about America West and their "HP" code?

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