qwerty
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Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:23 pm

I was just flaming itsnotfinals about Skybus. Had to remember code for Columbus, OH. A FA once told me she used:

CMH = Columbus Made History

and it stuck with me. Care to offer mnemonics you use to remember some of the harder ones?
 
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CaptSkibi
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:38 pm

This isn't really a harder one, but:
ORD = O'Hare's Ridiculously Delayed

Others:
PWM = Portland. What, Maine?
SXM = Sint Maarten Crosses my Mind

[Edited 2007-10-10 10:45:41]
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:06 pm

LGA = Late, Guaranteed Always!
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:42 pm

MCO = Mickey's Corporate Office
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:52 pm

way back when I had to take my airport code test for AA I used:

it's never "cold" in Carlsbad, CA (CLD)

"you'll" (Y) need maintenance (MX) in Montreal (YMX) - now closed!

I Always Divert (IAD)


I can't remember the rest...
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:34 pm

Large Aircraft eXcitement = LAX
Super Foggy Oxygen = SFO
You're in QueBec = YQB
Major eXpected Problem = MXP

My favorite of all : Connection Disaster Guaranteed = CDG
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:24 pm

St. Louis: Sad Traffic Levels

Orange County: Snotty Neighbors Around
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:31 pm

SWF=Single White Female
DTW=Destroy It
LGA=La Garbage
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:02 am

A favorite in Houston

IAH= It ain't Hobby
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:43 am

VPS....Very pretty sand
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:24 am

PLH - Please (actually) Land Here, which refers to the numerous diversions during bad weather Big grin


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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:25 am

RSW: Rich Single Women
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 7):
LGA=La Garbage

I always thought that would be the correct description ...  Wink
I never referr to LGA by another name.
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:58 pm

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 6):
St. Louis: Sad Traffic Levels

I go to STL a lot and that seems to be the case nowadays.

When I worked for Ford we used to call the Explorer the Exploder and the Windstar the Windbag.
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:35 pm

Quoting CaptSkibi (Reply 1):
SXM = Sint Maarten Crosses my Mind

How about: Soon Crossing Maho.

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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:33 pm

BCN = Barcelona, charm and nice city.

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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:38 pm

FCA (Freakin Kalispell A-hole!!!!) lol (and yes, I know it's a C, but I remembered it for my city codes test nonetheless)

Though I found if you learn the history of the airport, or it's real name, it's much easier to remember.....like with FCA, Flat Head Country Airport.

ORD - Orchard Field

MCO - McCoy Air Force Base

GEG - Geiger Field
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:34 pm

Quoting Mycrj17 (Reply 11):
RSW: Rich Single Women

 rotfl 

If you mean all over 90 years old then you'd be correct!
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:55 pm

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 17):
If you mean all over 90 years old then you'd be correct!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe that's why my Grandfather told me that one.. but I bet they have some good looking Granddaughters...
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:00 pm

Quoting Crjflyer35 (Reply 16):
FCA (Freakin Kalispell A-hole!!!!) lol (and yes, I know it's a C, but I remembered it for my city codes test nonetheless)

I heard something simliar...FCA = Fucking (C)Alispell...ok, it makes more sense in my head

Pullman, Washington = PUW = Piss on University of Washington (Pullman is the home to Washington State University)
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:41 pm

Quoting Qwerty (Thread starter):
CMH = Columbus Made History

I remembered it as Congressional Medal of Honor, because Eddie Rickenbacher was from Columbus.

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 7):
LGA=La Garbage

Good to see I'm not the only one.
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:54 am

 faint 


LHR - Leave Home Really early
LCY - LuCkY to leave on time
MAN - Mad And Northern

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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:55 am

And here I am memorizing all these airport codes the hard way... I should make up names for these dumb geometry terms I hafta memorize...
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:02 pm

IFP - Inmates and Felons Playground. I really used that for the Reno Air test.
Reno Air - The Biggest Little Airline in the World
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:11 am

EWR - Everybody Waits (on the) Runway

LGA - Late Guaranteed Arrival
Always wonderers if this "last and final boarding call" is in fact THE last and final boarding call.
 
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:41 pm

MSY seems like an odd choice for New Orleans but here is the story from the airport website:

Quote:

What does MSY stand for?

MSY stands for Moisant Stock Yards. Before the airport was built, an early aviation pioneer crashed a small plane on the property--John Moisant. John was born in 1868 in Kankakee, IL. His death in a crash on what was then a Harahan Plantation occurred while he was preparing to try for a new world's record for sustained flight. After the crash, the property was turned into stock yards for cattle and named after him--Moisant Stock Yards. Then the airport was built on the same site. Since most residents knew where Moisant Stock Yards were located, the name was used as the first identifier for the airport. The original name of the airport was Moisant Field. The name was changed to New Orleans International Airport, but the identifier stayed the same since it is extremely difficult to change the airports identifier in all of the publications.
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RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:29 pm

One that I´ve heard that is pretty sad, but unfotunately true is:
CGH - Crash into Gas station and Houses
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