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#1 Montreal Ltd

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 07:48 PM

There is an amusing topic of train nicknames (LateSureLimited) on the main board, so here are some off topic airline versions. United = Untied Airlines, Air Chance, Air Chaos, PWA = Please Wait Awhile, Doubt Ever Leaves The Airport, CPAir=Can't Predict Arrival. Have fun with the names I left out. :)

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:02 PM

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Intercity Trains ridden-
Amtrak: Acela Express (7/2012, 1/2015, 11/2015) standard NE Regional/Regional (6/2003, 10/2012, 5/2014, many other times 2014-2016 including 5/13/15), Crescent (10/2012)
China Railways: Jinghu Railway soft-sleeper overnight (6/2007, 5/2012), Type 25Z AC commuter (summer 1996)

 

Other Trains seen-

Amtrak: Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Keystone, Pennsylvanian, Carolinian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Palmetto, Empire State, Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight. Defunct trains seen: Clocker, Metroliner, Three Rivers

China: China High Speed- Beijing to Shanghai HSL, other CRH trains

 

Intercity Train stations used: Newport News, Charlottesville, Richmond Staples Mill, Washington Union Station, BWI, Baltimore Penn, Wilmington, Philadelphia 30th St, Trenton NJ, Beijing Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Railway Station
Other Train stations visited- Williamsburg, Santa Barbara CA, Richmond main st, Princeton Jct, Grand Central Terminal

 

Commuter/Subway- SEPTA Frankford L, SEPTA Trenton Line (most recent 12/2012), Paris Metro, Beijing Subway

seen: NYC Subway, MARC, NJ Transit, SEPTA, PATCO, VRE, DC Metro


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:31 PM

The one I always hear for Delta is Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport. I also like Departing Even Later Than Anticipated and Deliver Everyone's Luggage To Atlanta.

 

U.S. Scareways is my favorite nickname, though.

 

AA = American't


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 11:07 PM

U.S. Scareways is my favorite nickname, though.

 

Also known as USeless Air.

 

The predecessor of Brussels Airlines, SABENA:  Such A Bad Experience, Never Again



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 11:51 PM

The old Allegheny Airways was known as Agony Airlines! ( became US Air)

Edited by Bob Dylan, 07 May 2016 - 11:52 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:57 AM

Mohawk for upstate New Yorkers  was Slohawk.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 02:33 PM

US Airways predecessor: Allegheny Airlines - "Agony Air."

 

US Airways three-letter carrier code USA - Unfortunately Still Allegheny

 

The official FAA nickname for US Airways was carried over from predecessor American West (based in Phoenix) - "Cactus."  Cactus disappeared with the merger with American Airlines.

 

Regional carrier Republic Airlines, based in Indianapolis, has the official FAA nickname "Brickyard." -  get it? Indy 500?



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

As for official ICAO nickname - British Airways is Speedbird.

Unofficial nickname for Air France is Air Chance.

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

El Al  -- Every Landing Always Late



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

The old Allegheny Airways was known as Agony Airlines! ( became US Air)

 

Otherwise known as "U.S. Scare."



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:49 PM

This has been done in other forums:

 

http://www.airliners...ad.main/205604/

 

American Airlines (AA) --  "Always Awful"  "Abort! Abort!"

1. A Miracle Each Rider Is Currently Alive Now 
2. Airline Meals Eaten Regularly Induces Cramps And Nausea (Remember Airline meals and how we used to complain about them?)
 
BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp.):
1. Better- Off On A Camel 
2. Bloody, Old And Careless 
3. Better On A Camel 
4. Blast Off And Crash 
 
BWIA:
1. Baggage Wandering In Africa 
2. Better Walk If you're Able 
3. Born to Wait In Airports 
4. But Will I Arrive? 
 
DELTA:
1. Doesn't Even/ Ever Leave The Airport 
2. Don't Even Let Them Aboard 
3. Departing Even Later Than Anticipated 
4. Damaged Engines Limit Take-off Ability 
5. Departures Extra- Late, Tardy Arrivals 
6. Directed Everybody's Luggage To Atlanta 
7. Doesn't Ever Let Terrorists Aboard 
8. Doesn't Experiences Like This Andrenalize? 
9. Drunken Engineers Land Too Abruptly EAA: 

 

PAN AM:
1. Plan On Arriving Nervewracked And Mad 
2. Passengers Always Need A Mortician 
3. Pilots Are Not A Must 
4. Poor Airline Needs Any Money 
 
This is just a sample.  Some nicknames are not suitable for a family forum.


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:52 PM

LIAT ( Leeward Islands Air Transport) is Leave Islands Any Time. Useless Air is also US Awful. TWA is They Will Aggravate or Try Walking Across. My favourite: Pan Am is Pandemonium World Airways.

Edited by Montreal Ltd, 09 May 2016 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:58 AM

which airlines are "Air Chaos" and "PWA"?


Intercity Trains ridden-
Amtrak: Acela Express (7/2012, 1/2015, 11/2015) standard NE Regional/Regional (6/2003, 10/2012, 5/2014, many other times 2014-2016 including 5/13/15), Crescent (10/2012)
China Railways: Jinghu Railway soft-sleeper overnight (6/2007, 5/2012), Type 25Z AC commuter (summer 1996)

 

Other Trains seen-

Amtrak: Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Keystone, Pennsylvanian, Carolinian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Palmetto, Empire State, Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight. Defunct trains seen: Clocker, Metroliner, Three Rivers

China: China High Speed- Beijing to Shanghai HSL, other CRH trains

 

Intercity Train stations used: Newport News, Charlottesville, Richmond Staples Mill, Washington Union Station, BWI, Baltimore Penn, Wilmington, Philadelphia 30th St, Trenton NJ, Beijing Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Railway Station
Other Train stations visited- Williamsburg, Santa Barbara CA, Richmond main st, Princeton Jct, Grand Central Terminal

 

Commuter/Subway- SEPTA Frankford L, SEPTA Trenton Line (most recent 12/2012), Paris Metro, Beijing Subway

seen: NYC Subway, MARC, NJ Transit, SEPTA, PATCO, VRE, DC Metro


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:08 AM

Air Chaos is Air Canada, and PWA was Pacific Western Airlines aka Please Wait Awhile. It was never on time.

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

Cantinental

 

 

TWA = "The Worst Airline"

(heard from others on this back in the 90s)


Edited by edjbox, 10 May 2016 - 01:00 PM.

Intercity Trains ridden-
Amtrak: Acela Express (7/2012, 1/2015, 11/2015) standard NE Regional/Regional (6/2003, 10/2012, 5/2014, many other times 2014-2016 including 5/13/15), Crescent (10/2012)
China Railways: Jinghu Railway soft-sleeper overnight (6/2007, 5/2012), Type 25Z AC commuter (summer 1996)

 

Other Trains seen-

Amtrak: Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Keystone, Pennsylvanian, Carolinian, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Palmetto, Empire State, Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight. Defunct trains seen: Clocker, Metroliner, Three Rivers

China: China High Speed- Beijing to Shanghai HSL, other CRH trains

 

Intercity Train stations used: Newport News, Charlottesville, Richmond Staples Mill, Washington Union Station, BWI, Baltimore Penn, Wilmington, Philadelphia 30th St, Trenton NJ, Beijing Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Railway Station
Other Train stations visited- Williamsburg, Santa Barbara CA, Richmond main st, Princeton Jct, Grand Central Terminal

 

Commuter/Subway- SEPTA Frankford L, SEPTA Trenton Line (most recent 12/2012), Paris Metro, Beijing Subway

seen: NYC Subway, MARC, NJ Transit, SEPTA, PATCO, VRE, DC Metro


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 03:52 AM

The official FAA nickname for US Airways was carried over from predecessor American West (based in Phoenix) - "Cactus."  Cactus disappeared with the merger with American Airlines.

It was actually "America West". Also the airline where once all drinks (even ethyl) were free.



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 04:49 AM

TSA - Transportation Security Administration



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 08:25 AM

ATC has some interesting names for airlines as well.  Air Canada Rouge service is called out on the radio as "Rouge xxx"; Express Jet is "Acey" and on it goes.



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 10:30 AM

British Airways has and before that BOAC had the ATC call sign Speedbird. Pan Am was Clipper AFAIR.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:13 PM

Some other ATC nicknames....a medevac or air ambulance flight is called "Lifeguard"...could also apply as a prefix to an airline carrying urgent cargo, such as an organ for transplant.....

The most famous nickname...."Air Force One"..... :)


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