ETOPS-Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim


#1

Any other cool acronym changes like that? :bulb:


#2

Not an acronym, but “circle to land” instrument approaches are regularly referred to as “circle to crash.”


#3

Do we want this thread to turn into what airline initials and names really mean.

There’s a long list at the The Airline Crew Portal. Here’s a few examples:

World: We Organize Really Long Delays
US Air: Unfortunately Still Allegheny In Reality
Alitalia: Always Late In Takeoff Always Late In Arrival


#4

TSA=thousands standing around


#5

TWA - Tiny Weeny Airlines
USAir - US Scare


#6

Probably generational, but to me they were always:

TWA - ToWards America

USAir - UselessAir

And before there was USAir there was:

Allegheny Airlines - Agony Airlines

(And I believe it is Teeny Weeny Airlines)

Regards,

James


#7

Delta= Definitely Enroute Late To Atlanta :wink:
OR simply: DELayed To Atlanta


#8

United= Unfortunately, Never Intended To Emerge (from) Debt
(Although, thankfully, things are looking up.)


#9

SOUTHWEST: Scrambling Onboard Until The Hissyfit When Every Seat’s Taken

Last one, I swear. Besides, my creative juices have pretty much dried up for the day.