JetSaurus
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DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 6:40 am

When and why did ASA (Atlantic Southest Airlines) change their callsign from "A-see" to "candleair" or "canadair" [hard to understand]?
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FLAIRPORT
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 6:42 am

It has always been Candler and their sign is CAA...for Asa Candler, I believe.
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 7:19 am

ASA's callsign hasn't always been Candler. As jetsaurus stated it was previously "acey". The name comes from Candler field, Atlanta's first airport.
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 7:30 am

Our callsign was changed from the old "Acey" to the current "Candler" a few years ago. It was do to us flying further West and a military outfit in New Mexico I believe had the same or similar callsign to "acey" so we had to change. Candler is derived from Atlanta's strong tie to Coca-Cola.
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 8:15 am

In an attempt to codify what others have said:

ASA is headquartered in Atlanta, which is also the home of the Coca-Cola Company. Although Asa Candler did not *invent* Coke, he is pretty much single-handedly responsible for the fact that Coke is the biggest soft drink company in the world. Ergo, when ASA had the opportunity to change their callsign, they picked "Candler" as an homage to their Atlanta roots. ASA...Asa...Asa Candler...Candler. Get it??
 
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 10:04 am

Very interesting...I'm glad I asked. I never knew the ASA-Asa connection at all either. Thanks.
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 10:19 am

how long ago did they change it...at least 2000, right?
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 10:58 am

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 4):
ASA...Asa...Asa Candler...Candler. Get it??

I thought that ASA was originally a play on words from PSA. Atlantic Southeast Airlines is opposite of Pacific Southwest Airlines.
 
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 11:02 am

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 6):
how long ago did they change it...at least 2000, right

It was before that. They've been using Candler since '97 or '98 I'd imagine, maybe earlier.
 
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 11:14 am

and PSA is "bluestreak" which makes no sense, considering the prior PSA had no blue in their color..."Bluestreak" is more fitting for Piedmont in my mind...
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 11:16 am

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 4):
ASA is headquartered in Atlanta, which is also the home of the Coca-Cola Company. Although Asa Candler did not *invent* Coke, he is pretty much single-handedly responsible for the fact that Coke is the biggest soft drink company in the world. Ergo, when ASA had the opportunity to change their callsign, they picked "Candler" as an homage to their Atlanta roots. ASA...Asa...Asa Candler...Candler. Get it??

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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 11:27 am

Quoting TrappedInMKG (Reply 4):
Ergo, when ASA had the opportunity to change their callsign, they picked "Candler" as an homage to their Atlanta roots. ASA...Asa...Asa Candler...Candler. Get it??

Yes, he is correct. The area Atlanta's first airport sat one was owned by Asa Candler, who was the Coca-Cola magnate. The city of Atlanta bought the land from Asa and turned it into an airport, thereby giving it the name Candler Field. Delta and Atlantic Southeast Airlines are now headquartered in ATL and given that Atlantic Southeast's shortened name, ASA, is the same as Asa Candler's first name, they changed their callsign to Candler. No wonder that they also serve Coke onboard, too. LOL
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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 12:04 pm

Candler is also the original name of the airport that is now known as Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. When it was first changed from a raceway to an airport (in late 20s / early 30s), it was called Candler Field, after the Coca-Cola magnate mentioned above.

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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Wed May 25, 2005 12:16 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 8):
It was before that. They've been using Candler since '97 or '98 I'd imagine, maybe earlier.

Might have been late '98, but in mid-'98 it was still "Acey."

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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Thu May 26, 2005 1:17 am

The callsign changed when Delta bought them.

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RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

Thu May 26, 2005 1:26 am

The true origin of ASA's name.

ASA = Always Stuck in Atlanta
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