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Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:22 pm

The most recent issue of Airways arrived over the weekend, with an article about the old Bonanza Airlines, which served the US Southwest before merging into Air West (which, three mergers later, is now a part of Delta).

Bonanza briefly served California's Death Valley National Park. The airport in Death Valley was at Furnace Creek, so the airport's code was FCK, apparently for Furnace CreeK.

Fresno (FAT) and Sioux City (SUX) airports have had to endure a lot of jokes over the years, so imagine the number of "FCK Airport" jokes there would have been if Death Valley had kept its air service....
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:32 pm

Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):


so imagine the number of "FCK Airport" jokes there would have been if Death Valley had kept its air service....

Does Fukuoka (FUK) have that problem now?
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:37 pm

PEE, VAG, POO, COC/COK...
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:39 pm

Itinerary for Atlanta-Milwaukee-Seattle/Tacoma

ATL-MKE-SEA


Itinerary for New York/Kennedy-Raleigh/Durham-Jacksonville

JFK-RDU-JAX


Itinerary for Sioux City-Fresno-Dikinson, ND

SUX-FAT-DIK
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:50 pm

Yawn. I'm a regular on the SIN to HEL route.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:53 pm

In this day and age, I'd say BOM is probably the worst. Non-av fans will occassional use that code collequially. Not good if you say that casually in an airport.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:00 pm

1. DIK - Dickinson Airport, USA

2. NOB - Nosara Beach Airport, Costa Rica

3. KOK - Kokkola/Pietarsaari Kruunupyy Airport, Finland

4. BOG - Bogotá Airport, Columbia

5. BUM - Butler Airport, USA

6. PEE - Perm Airport, Russia

7. POO - Pocos De Caldas Airport, Brazil

8. SEX - Sembach Airport, Germany

9. EAT - Wenatchee Airport, USA

10. FAT - Fresno Yosemite Airport, USA

11. CAT - Cat Island Airport, Bahamas

12. DOG - Dongola Airport, Qatar

13. DOH - Doha Airport, Qatar

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:02 pm

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 4):
Yawn. I'm a regular on the SIN to HEL route.

That's the best one yet.

There was the supposedly true story about woman who checked in for a flight to Fresno. They put the bag tag on her suitcase that said "FAT". She got really offended and thought the agent was insulting the woman's physical attributes.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:05 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 6):

Good thing there is no flgith between Butler and Sembach!
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:09 pm

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 4):
Yawn. I'm a regular on the SIN to HEL route.

I guess since it's oneWorld you could try going from HEL to HVN for once. Or vice versa since you already go to HEL a lot anyway, LOL.

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 3):

I only get the last one, clearly not creative enough for multi-city itineraries  

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:11 pm

Quoting thekorean (Reply 8):
Good thing there is no flgith between Butler and Sembach!

Excellent, 5 stars.  
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:17 pm

After FUK, you better get checked for STD (Santo Domingo, Venezuela)
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:23 pm

How about a routing from Dickinson to Pusan via Fukuoka? DIK-FUK-PUS...
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:31 pm

I'm such a geek... this thread amuses me.

Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):
The airport in Death Valley was at Furnace Creek, so the airport's code was FCK, apparently for Furnace CreeK.

Ok, If I was flying to Furnace Creek in the summer... If I was flying there, I would say I was getting...

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1):
Does Fukuoka (FUK) have that problem now?

If my brother and his coworkers and their sense of humor are any indication?   

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 4):
Yawn. I'm a regular on the SIN to HEL route.

  

You have won the thread. Well played.

Quoting YTZ (Reply 5):
I'd say BOM is probably the worst. Non-av fans will occassional use that code collequially. Not good if you say that casually in an airport.

Why do you say that is the worst? If the locals do not like it, then build a new larger airport and be done with it!   

There are a dozen codes listed here I find worse, including the OP destination.

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 6):
8. SEX - Sembach Airport, Germany

But... sex sells.  

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:34 pm

And you get so many options once you connect in HER or SHE  

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:39 pm

I didn't know about Sembach. As per wiki, the code is no longer in use. Is it attached to Ramstein now? I find it curious that it was accepted like that, but I've been reading posts about FUK until now without giggling or whatever.

Just as a reminder, there's a small village in Austria called Fu***ng, the full word, yes.

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:49 pm

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 4):
Yawn. I'm a regular on the SIN to HEL route.

And doesn't CPH to HEL use flight number 666??
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:51 pm

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 14):
There are a dozen codes listed here I find worse, including the OP destination.

To me the potential combinations are worst, however uncommon they might be.

Quoting swacle (Reply 13):
How about a routing from Dickinson to Pusan via Fukuoka? DIK-FUK-PUS...

If this were live TV perhaps route this way: Fukuoka - Heraklion - Japura - Innsbruck - Dathina - Pusan   

Quoting beachbum1970 (Reply 12):
After FUK, you better get checked for STD (Santo Domingo, Venezuela)

Remember to always stop in Constanta on your way to Fukuoka to avoid the possible reroute to Santo Domingo.

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 14):
But... sex sells.

Sembach Airport closed, no? But if it did perhaps Fraport should buy it to better compete against MUC  
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:14 pm

Quoting WA707atMSP (Thread starter):
Sioux City (SUX) airports have had to endure a lot of jokes over the years

At least someone there has made lemonade from those lemons... http://www.siouxcitygifts.com/store/index.php/cPath/66
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:38 pm

Never been there but a professor from The University of Georgia that lives across from me is a Meteorologist that studies weather phenomena and I know he took a flight into a FAG airport in Iceland once. ATL-JFK-RKV-FAG.
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:45 pm

Quoting AirlineCritic (Reply 4):
Yawn. I'm a regular on the SIN to HEL route.

Lol! What if you continued your journey across the Atlantic? And it'd become SIN-HEL-HVN  
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:51 pm

Those who have visited the New Zealand tourist destination of Rotorua, will no doubt feel that ROT is a suitable airport code for a place where the whiff of sulphur is always in the air from geothermal activity.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:26 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 7):
There was the supposedly true story about woman who checked in for a flight to Fresno. They put the bag tag on her suitcase that said "FAT". She got really offended and thought the agent was insulting the woman's physical attributes.

Old urban legend.

Snopes.com has that and other urban legends about passengers twisted around to be supposedly "True" stories about politicans at
http://www.snopes.com/travel/trap/congress.asp

[Edited 2015-12-07 13:27:13]
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:56 pm

And what about CUM (Cumaná, Venezuela)

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:15 pm

Or Safford, Arizona, which is just SAD.
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:29 pm

Quoting B8887 (Reply 16):
Just as a reminder, there's a small village in Austria called Fu***ng, the full word, yes.

And it sounds very funny pronounced in Austrian.  

Nor really an airport code but i once heard that Fraport (the company that runs FRA) changed its name from "Flughafen Aktiengesellschaft" when they increased their international business. They used the abbreviation "FAG" a lot before.

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:01 pm

PNS is up there as well
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:03 pm

There's no WTF airport, so, until that one is claimed, the rest are blah.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:46 pm

Quoting ua900 (Reply 10):
WOW, OMG , the rules on this forum seem a bit LAX at times. Y'all be good, and remember to ride the South Lake Union Trolley next time you're in SEA.

Is that service similar to Tahoe Area Regional Transit at North Tahoe/Truckee?

How about unfortunate airline names (at least to those of us in the US) like Scat and Wizz?
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:17 am

I'm going to flying to see my parents both cities MOM (Moudjeria, Mauritania) and DAD (Danang , Vietnam). LOL

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:19 am

I bet they would have the FCK VOR as well.
Loving the humourous way some of the waypoints are named in the States, I'm 100% sure they would have the WHUTT and DAAHH waypoints nearby.  
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:21 am

Quoting aklrno (Reply 29):
How about unfortunate airline names (at least to those of us in the US) like Scat and Wizz?

If we're diverging into unfortunate airline names, my personal favorite is the now defunct Taiwanese carrier U-Land.


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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:56 am

The code for DAM is appropriate because it's such a HELish place nowadays.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:43 am

What if there was service on the FATFCK route?
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:26 am

Seriously nobody has said KLIT yet?
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:11 am

Every time I fly to POS I chuckle.
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:27 am

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 36):
Seriously nobody has said KLIT yet?

Or CLT. Just insert a vowel.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:32 am

I wish Canada had a YOU code; would love to see the luggage tag for this route:

Wenatchee - (Fictitious Canadian airport) - Fresno - Fukuoka

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:33 am

Quoting shanxz (Reply 21):
And it'd become SIN-HEL-HVN

Many moons ago, airliners.net had their tag line as: We serve both HVN and HEL.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:48 am

I always got a little chuckle flying over Rapid City, SD and on the nav screen KRAP showed up.
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:40 am

Quoting AirIndia (Reply 39):
Many moons ago, airliners.net had their tag line as: We serve both HVN and HEL.

Yeah true, I totally forgot about that.
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:10 am

Thinking about that HEL-FUK route  
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:37 am

JAX has always made me chuckle. Where I'm from its a word affectionately used for the restroom.
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:42 am

Some people would call it the best airport code ever.

As an ardent atheist, I'll be taking the FUK-HEL flight...
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:58 am

Quoting UTAH744 (Reply 40):
I always got a little chuckle flying over Rapid City, SD and on the nav screen KRAP showed up.

KLIT comes to mind.


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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:29 am

Quoting aklrno (Reply 28):
How about unfortunate airline names (at least to those of us in the US) like Scat and Wizz?

Forgive me for cross-posting (thread "Airlines That Changed Their Name "), but it fits more nicely here:

In February, Malmö Aviation and a bunch of smaller regional airlines in Sweden (now under the common name Sverigeflyg and all owned by Braathens) will re-brand as Braathens Regional Airlines and will be markeded as BRA... In Swedish, "bra" means "good", so it does make sense, and flying is such a domestic thing that any linguistical confusion is not even on the horizon, right?

Info in Swedish:

http://www.kullaflyg.se/sv/innehaall/mycket-bra-att-se-fram-emot/
http://www.malmoaviation.se/resa-med...-aviation-och-sverigeflyg-blir-bra

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:03 am

Quoting Toni_ (Reply 30):
Loving the humourous way some of the waypoints are named in the States, I'm 100% sure they would have the WHUTT and DAAHH waypoints nearby

At one point, there was a VOR named "DRUNK" near the Kennedy family compound in Massachusetts. Does anyone know if it's still there?
 
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:12 am

Quoting WA707atMSP (Reply 46):
At one point, there was a VOR named "DRUNK" near the Kennedy family compound in Massachusetts. Does anyone know if it's still there?

I found this hilarious thread from 2006. My favorite is reply 8.

Enjoy the reading...

Funny Waypoint Names (by WILCO737 Jul 28 2006 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:05 pm

How about flying from FRA to NCE?  
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RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:19 pm

Quoting Freshside3 (Reply 16):
And doesn't CPH to HEL use flight number 666??

Yes which gives us Finnair Flight 666 to HEL. I'm surprised people haven't caused an uproar over it.
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