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Have You Flown Controlled Iata Airline Duplicates

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:14 pm

As we all know, IATA makes controlled duplicate assignments of airline codes, usually to (secondary) airlines in different regions of the world that are very unlikely to overlap their route maps.
Also airline codes get re-assigned after so-and-so many years of inactivity.

Question is:
Have you flown on both airlines having the same IATA airline code ?
This either may be codes issued as controlled duplicate or assigned to different airlines of course of years.
My humble contribution is. BX
Back in the 1970's flown while being assigned to Spantax of Spain (ICAO: BXS)
Currently assigned to Air Busan in South Korea (ICAO: ABL) and used in 2011.

P.S. BX also was assigned to Coast Air of Norway (ICAO: CST), but also this airline is defunct since 2008. During the years of 2007 and 2008 BX was a controlled duplicate of Coast Air and Air Busan..
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RE: Have You Flown Controlled Iata Airline Duplica

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:38 am

Yep, flew with two different versions of TZ (ATA and Scoot).

In the winter of 2007-2008, I had the pleasure of flying ATA from PHX-HNL-PHX. I was actually scheduled to fly with them again in the summer of 2008, but unfortunately they folded in April that year. A pity because during the winter of 2007-2008, ATA upgauged the aircraft on their scheduled LAX-HNL flights to DC-10s (where at least one flight was subbed by an L-1011). That was the very last chance for anyone to purchase a ticket on a scheduled passenger trijet flight within the USA.

After the shutdown of ATA, a new LCC offshoot of SQ acquired the TZ IATA code. I had the chance to try Scoot between SIN and SYD last month and, well, it was just like riding a bus that flies.

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RE: Have You Flown Controlled Iata Airline Duplica

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:51 am

No duplicate, that I know of, just a code that was recycled, first with Eastern Airlines when I was a kid shortly before they shut down then a decade or so later with European Air Express, again soon before they ended operations. If there is another airline using the code EA nowadays, they best make sure I am not one of their passengers...
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