SUX, WOW, OMG and More Airline Codes to Make You LOL

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  1. sobore
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    http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/funny-airline-codes-air-make-lol/story?id=18375120

    No one will ever confuse yours truly with James Bond, but ask me to crack a code and I'm a happy man. Luckily, the air travel industry is loaded with them. An all-time favorite: the airport code for Sioux City, Iowa: SUX.

    But the carriers that fly you places have great codes, too. Guess the airlines: WOW, BAM and POW.

    No, those aren't codes for Batman Air; WOW represents Air Southwest (a now-defunct UK carrier and not to be confused with Dallas-based Southwest) while BAM is Business Air Services of Canada and POW is assigned to the planes of Hagondale Limited, a British financial company.

    Sorry, kids, there's no LOL code, but there is an OMG (but sadly, the UK's Aeromega is no longer in business). There is also a WTF (ditto for West African Air Transport).

    Read More: http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/funny-airline-codes-air-make-lol/story?id=18375120
     
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    Your favorite is SUX but mine is SIN.
     
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    DOA
    Doany, Madagascar
     
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    Did you know Delta flies to FUK?
    Fukoaka, Japan that is.
     
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    FAT -- Fresno -- isn't that far from here. Have never flown there, though. Probably never will, but I have exchanged a rental car at the airport.
     
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    :oops: Well there is PEE and POO.

    PEE Perm - Russia
    POO Pocos De Caldas - Brazil
     
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    I used to consider CDG to be a curse word, but they have really improved that place, I actually enjoy connecting there now.
     
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    O
    ORD roughly translated means Nazi in English.
     
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    It really isn't bad for departures/arrivals. Fortunately, I have never had to connect there, so I've missed seeing the dark side.
     
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    TOBB has an old thread on this subject, wherein I thought I'd reported on
    a field trip that I had wanted to take with a buddy. We were going to go
    from Wenatchee to Fresno (EAT-FAT via I think Seattle and LA or San Fran;
    like me, she was a bit of a glutton), only before we could get it together,
    United cancelled its service out of the former.
     
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    Just part of the cost reduction overall plan, cutting out on-board meals.
     
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    Having had the immense displeasure of living in Sioux City for 18 miserable months, that is spot-on.
     
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    I really like that city, probably one of my favorites in Japan.

    No really.
     
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    There are lots of fun airport codes. YOW (Ottawa) and MAD (Madrid) come to mind.
     

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