fbm3rd
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Most Common Airports Referred To By Code?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:00 am

I suppose LAX or JFK might be the most common in the U.S. also ATL might be one

I doubt folks refer to ORD as "yeah, I arrive at "ORD" around 4pm" Most folks would say "O'Hare" right? same goes for LaGuardia and Logan maybe.

I guess which airports are BAD ASS enough that everyone knows their code v/ just being referred to by the city they are in??

I guess it has a lot (if not everything) to do with how well the code reflects the airport name and/or city...

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RE: Most Common Airports Referred To By Code?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:41 am

LAX. It's always in newspapers. You don't see LGA or MCO in there.
 
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RE: Most Common Airports Referred To By Code?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:58 am

Smaller airport, but here in Sarasota, FL everyone refers to the airport as SRQ and, for that matter, the city. It does drive me crazy that Bay New 9 refers to TPA as TIA and MCO as OIA!

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RE: Most Common Airports Referred To By Code?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:05 am

I would have to say it should be a near tie between JFK and LAX.

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fbm3rd
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RE: Most Common Airports Referred To By Code?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:18 am

Quoting WN2CMH (Reply 2):
TPA as TIA and MCO as OIA!

folks always call GSO as PTI which I HATE!!!


Around here, folks do say RDU a lot rather than Raleigh-Durham. But I guess it can go both ways.
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RE: Most Common Airports Referred To By Code?

Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:20 am

JFK, LAX, SFO, EWR, ORD, ATL, PDX, LHR. I have heard a lot of people say PDX and SFO who are not affiliated with aviation. Whenever I am flying, I always refer to the airports by code  Smile
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