Funny airline abbreviations…

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  • AA (American Airlines) – Always Awful
  • AI (Air India) – Allah Informed
  • ALITALIA – Always Late In Takeoff Always Late In Arrival, Air Line In Tokyo And Luggage In Amsterdam
  • BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp.) – Better On A Camel, Bloody Old and Careless
  • CA (China Airlines) – Choose Another
  • CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China ?) – Chinese Airline Always Canceled, China Airlines Almost (Always) Crashes
  • CPA (Canadian Airl.Intl.) – Can’t Promise Anything (New code CAI) – Crash And Ignite, Call Ambulance Immediately, Circle Airport Indefinitely, Cruise Above Iceland, Cancel Alaskan Itinerary, Call Attendants "Idiots," Check All Items, Copilots Are Imbeciles, Casual Atmosphere Inside
  • DELTA – Don’t Even Leave The Airport, Don’t Ever Leave The Airport, Don’t Even Let Them Aboard (referring to the arabs?), Departing Even Later Than Anticipated
  • EAL (Eastern) – Eastern’s Always Late
  • ELAL – Every Landing Always Late
  • JAT (Yugoslav Airlines)- Joke About Time
  • KLM = Koop Lockheed Majesteit (Buy Lockheed, Your majesty, after the Lockheed bribe scandal which involved HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands)
  • LOT (Polish Airlines) – Last One There, Luggage On Tarmack (wave ‘bye!)
  • LUFTHANSA – Let Us Fuck The Horses, Are No Stewardesses Available
  • PA (Philippine Airways)- Please Avoid
  • PAL (Phil. Airlines) – Philippines Always Late
  • PAN AM – Plan On Arriving Nervewracked And Mad
  • PIA (Pakistan Intl.Airl) – Please Inform Allah, Panic In Air, Perhaps I Arrive
  • SABENA (Belgium) – Such A Bloody Experience, Never Again, Such A Bad Experience, Never Again
  • SAHSA (Servicio Aero Honduras SA) – Stay At Home, Stay Alive
  • SAS (Scandinavian Airl. System) – Sweet And Sexy, Sex And Service
  • SIA (Singapore Intl.Airl.) – So Incredible, Aah
  • TACA – Take A Chance Airline
  • TAP (Portuguese Airl.) – Take Another Plane
  • TRANSAVIA – To Rape A New Stewardess After V1 Is Allowed.
  • TWA (Transworld Airl.) – Travel Without Arrival, Try Walking, Asshole , Try Walking Again, The Worst Airline, Took Wrong Airline, Try Walking Across (transatlantic perspective), Travel With Arabs, Terrorist Welcome Aboard, Terrorists With Arms, Teenie Weenie Airlines, Traveling Without Air, Tiny Wings Aflappin , Time Waste Airlines
  • Usair – Unfortunately, Still Alleghany In Reality

8 Responses to Funny airline abbreviations…

  1. Steve January 31, 2011 at 13:41 #

    DELTA: Driving Every Loyal Traveler Away

    ^ My fave 😉

  2. Mike Naylor February 6, 2011 at 19:57 #

    KLM – sorry this one only works in Dutch.

    Knonw by its employees as

    Klein Loon Maatschappij (=Small Pay Company)

  3. Tyler April 12, 2011 at 21:52 #

    QANTAS – Queer And Nasty, Try Another Service

  4. TDK July 1, 2011 at 11:19 #

    I was told some of these a few years ago and had forgotten the excellent Sabena one amongst others, but I do recall

    KLM="Kills, Lames, Maims"

    BA="Bloody Awful"

  5. Pamela White May 9, 2016 at 14:25 #

    TWA= Top Wop Aboard

  6. FGB August 29, 2016 at 16:22 #

    JAL=Jeopardizes All Lives

  7. Si Boceh February 18, 2017 at 11:35 #

    LION Late Is Our Nature

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