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billreid
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Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:02 am

I am looking for new FUN acronyms.
These are intended in good fun and no-one should take this too serious!

SABENA= Such A Bad Experience Never Again
ALITALIA=Always Late In Takeoff Always Late In Arrival
DELTA=Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport or Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive
Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
 
dtwclipper
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:11 am

TWA=Try walking across
EL AL= every landing alway late
Compare New York Air, the Airline that works for your Business
 
bohica
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:20 am

 
connies4ever
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:35 am

Quoting BillReid (Thread starter):
I am looking for new FUN acronyms.
These are intended in good fun and no-one should take this too serious!

SABENA= Such A Bad Experience Never Again
ALITALIA=Always Late In Takeoff Always Late In Arrival
DELTA=Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport or Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

Back in the 60s BOAC was known to stand for "Better on Air Canada" for
those flying UK <--> Canada
In Canada, PWA stood for "Please Wait Awhile"
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
jacobin777
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:42 am

back in the 1990's.....TZ (ATA) was often called "American Trash Air"..
"Up the Irons!"
 
jetdeltamsy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:43 am

TWA- Today We're American
Allegheny - Agony Airlines
Northwest - Northworst
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
 
MarkATL
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:05 am

TWA- The Worst Airline

T ied
W ith
A eroflot (which near the end was an insult to Aeroflot)

Delta employees used to complain about what they considered "excessive" paperwork. They called it:


D estroy
E very
L iving
T ree
A round
 
Bobster2
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:10 am

BigSky = Barfing Is Guaranteed, So Kill Yourself
"I tell you this, no eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn." Jim Morrison
 
ludavid777
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:10 am

US Air loves to run off the runway in LaGuardia.

U nder water
S eating

A vailable
I n
R ear

---

AA

A fter
A ccident

---

Delta

D elayed
E ven
L onger
T han
A irtran
 
United767
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:12 am

Ted= Took Employee Dollars
I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
 
cessna157
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:13 am

DELTA = Diverts All Luggage Through Atlanta
 
tinpusher007
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:17 am

I saw this once on UNTIED.COM

U nqualified

N eanderthols

I mpossible

T o

E xceed

D elta
"Flying isn't inherently dangerous...but very unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
 
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litz
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:01 pm

Quoting Ludavid777 (Reply 8):
Delta

D elayed
E ven
L onger
T han
A irtran

hehe ... gotta love those summer storms ...  biggrin 

- litz
 
captaink
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:01 pm

My Favourites:

BWIA - Better Walk if Able

BWIA - Baggage Wandering In Africa

LIAT - Leave Island Any Time

American - Airline Meals Eaten Regularly Induces Cramps And Nausea
Look Up
 
jetdeltamsy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:35 pm

Another TWA is That Wonderful Airline. (ugh)
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
 
alaska737
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:51 pm

PSA=Poor Sailors Airline

AS used to be (A)Elastic Scarlines
 
DL WIDGET HEAD
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:59 pm

BOAC
Bring Over American Cash
Better On A Camel

TWA
Try Walking Awhile

Braniff
Barely Running And Never In Full Flight

USAir
Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality
 
sjc4me
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:28 pm

Quoting Cessna157 (Reply 10):
DELTA = Diverts All Luggage Through Atlanta

I'm pretty sure All starts with an "A".
Unable.
 
blueflyer
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting SJC4Me (Reply 17):
I'm pretty sure All starts with an "A".

Divert
Every
Luggage
Through
Atlanta

(at least that's how I've heard it)

Let
Us
F**k
The
Hostess
Ain't
No
Steward
Around
 
kiwiandrew

RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:51 pm

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 16):
BOAC
Bring Over American Cash
Better On A Camel

those old enough to remember the Profumo scandal will probably also remember

"Bend Over Again Christine"

PAL ( Inc)

Plane Always Late ( If Not Cancelled )

SAHSA

Stay At Home , Stay Alive!

GARUDA

Goes AlRght Under Dutch Administration

BEA had a nice one which reflected the shorthaul nature of their network

Back Every Afternoon
 
jumbopilot
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:00 pm

It's difficult to find an acronym for "Lufthansa", sometimes we use soundalikes called

"Schmutzhansa"

or

"Lusthansa".
Carpe Diem
 
NWrr
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:44 pm

And in 10 days and counting....

NWA = No Workers Available
Welcome to the back of the boat...the non-rev section
 
Pulkovokiwi
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:52 pm

Qantas-Queer and nasty try another system  Smile
I thought I was wrong but I was only joking!
 
BCAL
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:00 pm

Missing from the list in the link at Reply #2 is one acronym that I think is excellent

Running
Your
Ailing
National
Airline
Into
Receivership

So true, about FR v Aer Lingus, FR v Lufty, FR v LOT, FR v AF etc
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
 
ak
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:06 pm

SWA - Sucks While Airbourne

[Edited 2006-08-15 10:08:51]

[Edited 2006-08-15 10:09:46]
" I am serious...and don't call me Shirley!
 
airbusfanyyz
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:56 pm

I've heard this from some Pakistani acquaintances:

Please
Inform
Allah

Cheers,
Kaz
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:05 pm

S uperlative
I nflight
A menities
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
 
kmh1956
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:38 pm

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 3):
Back in the 60s BOAC was known to stand for "Better on Air Canada" for
those flying UK <--> Canada

In Bermuda, we used to call it "Be Over Around Christmas"..!!!  Smile
'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
 
Gr8Circle
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:42 pm

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 25):
I've heard this from some Pakistani acquaintances:

Please
Inform
Allah

Cheers,
Kaz

In airline circles, PIA was often "Pain In the Ass" Big grin
 
vsflyer747400
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:03 am

Lufthansa - Let Us Fondle The Hostesses And Not Say Anything Big grin
Flown (in no order) VS BA AA EK CX MH DL EI BD KL HV NW RC LH AF DA TG QF US FR LX AC SK AZ PG SQ UA PA ZB AE(AIR EUROPE) KD
 
ThePRGuy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:21 am

Quoting AK (Reply 24):
SWA - Sucks While Airbourne

Don't let atrude777 see that....

bmi
Burning
Money
Inc
Heathrow has been described as the only building site to have its own airport.
 
panamandy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:25 am

my favourite - imagine

SAS - SEX AFTER SERVICE
 
jmc757
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:26 am

JMC had a couple

Just Might Crash

and the customer's personal favourite...

Just More Crap (jmc, airline and holiday company were formed from the merger of other comapnies and quickly gained a bad reputation!)

[Edited 2006-08-15 17:26:40]
 
isitsafenow
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:31 am

D E L T A
Divert Everyone Lost To Atlanta

TWA
Teeny Weenie Airlines

United
"Untied"

USAIR
Useless Air

UPS
"OOPS"...(dropped another one)

NORTHWEST ORIENT
Northwest Arrogant

AA
Arrogant Asses

SOUTHWEST
Air Greyhound

safe  angel 
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
 
LVZXV
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:36 am

Always an entertaining thread, seen some excellent new ones! In addition:

BA

Bloody
Awful

CM

Continental's
Overrated
Panamanian
Airline

KL

GayLM (I don't think they'd take offence)

LA

Latin
American?
No!

LB

Late
And
Bollocks

OA

Onassis
Likes
Your
Money
Paid
In
Cash

PU

Peor
Línea
Uruguaya
No
Ay (actually "hay", but sounds the same)

QF

Quick
And
Nasty
Typical
Aussie
Style

TA

Take
Another
Crappy
Airbus

TP

Take
Another
Plane

Please tell me that someone has taken the time and thr trouble to invent good acronyms for IB, RG and SU! They so richly deserve them!

Saludos,

ZXV
How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
 
Cadet57
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 26):
S uperlative
I nflight
A menities

So predictable  sarcastic 
Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
 
Doona
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:08 am

Quoting Panamandy (Reply 31):
SEX AFTER SERVICE

Um, what service would that be, exactly?  silly 
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
 
cobra27
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:32 am

Some are really good. I don't know about airlines, but ADIDAS (all day i dream about sex)
 
coyoteguy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:10 am

Quoting LVZXV (Reply 34):
good acronyms for IB

Its
Bad
Enough
Risking
It
All

but when you do, you arrive at

Messy
And
Disorganized
Right
Inside
Doors
 
AJO
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:32 am

Qantas: Queer And Nasty Tossers As Stewards
TWA: Terrorists Welcome Aboard
bla
 
charlienorth
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:42 am

When I worked at the Charter terminal in MSP in the early 80's P.S.A. was People Scattered Allover World was Well ORganized Long Delays.
Work hard fly right..don't understand it
 
BA787
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:43 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 23):
Running
Your
Ailing
National
Airline
Into
Receivership

Oh so true, not even that funny  Big grin

Quoting BCAL (Reply 23):
So true, about FR v Aer Lingus, FR v Lufty, FR v LOT, FR v AF etc

FR vs BA or rather M.O.L. versus the whole planet

I can't thiink of any,

AA

Absolutely Awful

BA

Bastard Aristocrats

They're awful


FR
FRIGGIN Repulsive

Not good lol

Tom
 
cosec59
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:51 am

Queers
And
Nymphomaniacs
Travelling
As
Stewards
Rules are for the obedience of fools but for the guidance of wise men
 
as739x
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:57 am

WoW, Delta has a whole bunch of them. Poor DL. Well I will add another one....Direct Expensive Luggage To Atlanta.

ASLAX
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
 
coyoteguy
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:59 am

And another...

Doesn't
Even
Look
That
Attractive
 
Bobster2
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:00 am

Hooters: Humongous Outrageously Oversized Tits Enjoy Repeated Squeezing

[Edited 2006-08-16 02:05:22]
"I tell you this, no eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn." Jim Morrison
 
HPAEAA
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:22 am

Here's one I picked up at AE, Awaiting Equipment (especialy at ORD and LGA)
1.4mm and counting...
 
RichPhitzwell
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:25 am

Disclaimer, this is from many moons ago and I had no part of it, but it has always stuck with me. If you are over sensitive skip this one...




















TWA = Terrorist with Americans
Nonav.com kinda like Whiners except the lights are on and the pimps been paid
 
Bobster2
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:30 am

USAir: Unusual Smell Always In Restrooms
"I tell you this, no eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn." Jim Morrison
 
Boston92
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RE: Airline Acronyms

Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:53 am

US Airways- Reservation-Agents-Don't-Know-What-The-Hell-There-Doing.
..................well, nevermind.

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