flyingKangaroo
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How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:32 am

Hi there?

My questions are:

How do you pronounce JAL? I say J. A. L. Each letter separately, however some people say Jal, all one word. How do you say it?

How do you say 737? I say seven, three, seven, however lots of people say: seven, thirty seven. How do you say it?

The above question goes for boeings whole range, except 777, where I say triple seven.

However with Airbus aircraft, I say A three thirty, not A three, three zero. What do you say?

I've always wondered what the 'proper' way of saying these titles is.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:57 am

FlyingKangaroo,

there isn't a proper way of saying these titles. I however say J.A.L, seven three seven, seven seven seven and a three twenty.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:58 am

J A L
7 3 7
7 7 7
A three twenty etc

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 7:56 am

J A L
SevenThirtySeven
Triple Seven; or if I am talking about the model I will say 777-200, 300, etc..
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:23 am

I call it J.A.L but my japanese friend told me that they pronounce it as JAL, or more "accurately" : "Ja-Ru" (since japanese language has no "L"). However, JAL is more popularly known by the japanese as "Nikko" which is short for "Nihon Koku" or "Japan Airlines".
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:31 am

JAL
Seven Thirty-Seven
Triple Seven (seven seven seven takes too long)
A Three Twenty


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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 4:09 pm

Hehe, Interesting topic.

I pronouce each letter of JAL.

For most Boeings I pronounce it either way:
"Seven-Three-Seven" or "Seven-Thirty-Seven".
However for the 777 I say "Triple-Seven".

For Airbus, I say "A-Three-Thirty", "A-Three-Eighty" etc. But sometimes I just say "Three-Thirty"

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:19 pm

JAL
Seven thirty-seven
Seven seventy-seven
A three thirty
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:42 am

I pronounce JAL as one word, ie Jal. Common name for a 737 is "Pig", although I'll often just say, "Seven three (eight hundred)". And a 777 is, and should always be known as, a Triple.
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:12 am

727 seven twentyseven or just two seven
737-200 seven thirtyseven or just three seven
737-300 seven thirtyseven three hundred or just three hundred
737-800 seven thirtyseven eight hundred or just NG or just eighthundred
757 seven fiftyseven or just five seven
767-200 seven sixtyseven or just six seven
767-300 seven sixtyseven three hundred or just six seven three hundred
767-300ER seven sixtyseven threehundred E R or just E R
767-400 seven sixtyseven fourhundred or just fourhundred
777 triple seven
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:53 pm

I say 'jal'. as well as 'seven fourty four' for a 744 and 'triple 7' for a 777. I also say things like 'A K L' for Auckland, 'CRJ' and 'BAE' instead of their long proper names.
 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:35 am

JAL
J-A-L

Boeing 767
Boeing seven sixty seven

Boeing 777 (the only one I don't pronounce as the previous way)
Boeing seven seven seven

Airbus A320
Airbus A-three-twenty

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:11 am

In conversation I will say

'67, '57, 'E7

except

se-se-severn (bloody awkward name)


or

3-20, 3-40

 
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 4:00 am


Roberta, why do you copy me bro?  Big grin
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 5:04 am

What about airports? I know that at LAX, everyone who works where I do (and this may be true for other airline employees at other airlines) pronounces LAX "lax," as in 'relax.' I guess it's a more natural way of saying it than by saying each letter separately.

Anyone else encounter this either at LAX or at any other airport? I would be curious to know.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:08 pm

-JAL
-Seven thirty seven OR Seven-three/Seven-three (model) OR Three
-Triple 7 OR 7
-A-Three-Thirty (Twenty, Forty, etc.) OR Three-Thirty

What my dad & I have done (which we learned from a pilot friend) is just to shave it down to the middle number with Boeings & take the number out of Douglas jets, etc.

For example:
717- "1"
727- "2"
737- "3"
747- "4"
DC-9- "9"
DC-10- "10"
...and so on. Comes out like "Is that a 3?" Does anybody else do this?

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:13 am

As for airprot codes, I say each letter...

LAX.... L. A. X
LHR.... L. H. R

My mum says Lax as in relax, but she thinks Lax is the name of Los Angeles airport, just like Heathrow is the name of London's main airport etc. etc.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:38 am

When we speak of years, such as 2004, we say "Oh 4", rather than zero-four. We substitute a letter "O" for the number zero "0". Why is that?
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:10 am

Roberta, why do you copy me bro?

wow we use the same methods

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And clearly inferior ones too

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:59 am


You are my master Roberta...continue to guide me with your bright light of hope!!! Big grin
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:52 am

In my experience, Americans say "triple seven" or "seven thirty seven", whereas the rest of the world tends to lean towards single numbers, including non-English speaking airlines:

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:15 am

Japan Air Lines: JAL

Boeing: both ways, depends on the airplane type actually:
717: Boeing seven seventeen
727: Boeing seven twenty seven
737: Boeing seven three seven
747: Boeing seven four seven
757: Boeing seven fifty seven
767: Boeing seven six seven
777: Triple seven

so it varies for Boeing planes. for Airbus planes, I usually say, e.g., for A320, A three twenty...so on for all other airbus planes (three ten, three thirty, three nineteen, three forty etc etc).

no real proper way to say aircraft types, whatever floats your boat.

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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:39 am

I guess I'm one of the few who calls Boeings this way:

717.. Seven one (or Seven-one-two for a 717-200)
727.. Seven two (or Seven-two-one; Seven-two-two..)
737.. Seven three ( Seven-three-three; three-four, three-five, etc.)
and so on

Airbuses are just like everyone else's.. A330.. A Three Thirty..
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:35 pm

In spanish I say:

717: siete-uno-siete
727: siete-veintisiete
737: siete-tres-siete
747: siete-cuatro-siete
757: siete-cinco-siete
767: siete-seis-siete
777: siete-siete-siete

and Airbuses...

A3XX: A tres-veinte/veintiuno/diecinueve (320/321/319)
tres-treinta (330)
tres-cuarenta (340)
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RE: How Do You Pronounce Airlines And Aircraft?

Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:24 pm

I have always wondered to how to pronounce JAT i pronounce it as YAT, as that is how it is said in its orignating country.

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