Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Support&Services > Suggestions
Sign in using an external account

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 12, 08, 9:38 am   #1
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: PDX
Programs: AA,DL,BA,UA,SPG, and any other free trip!
Posts: 1,639
List of Acronyms, Airline codes, etc

Being a newbie to this mileage collector hobby of mine, I would like a list of the airline codes (ex. UA-United, CO-continental, etc) cuz I read postings and see mileage runs or posts about certain airlines, but dont know which ones they are...Id like a lil post up I can print out in nice and color and hang up on my board in front of my monitor...

Also the various seatings codes would be nice too....economy, first, business, NR, NC, etc....

does that make sense?
__________________
For Travel Tips and More...Visit http://theValueTraveler.com
mrx900 is offline  
Old Sep 12, 08, 10:34 am   #2
Moderator: Hawaii-Based Airlines & United MileagePlus
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ka ʻĀpala Nui
Programs: Global Entry, United, Delta, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, mLife, Best Western, and Hertz
Posts: 13,156
In general:

http://flyertalk.com/glossary/

IATA Airline Codes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_codes

For United (since you have posted there recently and have asked similar questions), please refer to the UA Forum FAQ, which contains:

United Airlines Forum Glossary
United Airlines Forum Glossary

United Airlines Booking Codes Thread (OzStamps Booking Code thread):
Thread listing all known UA revenue and award booking codes and a summary of each one
__________________
Remembering 61 Years of Service - Mahalo Nui Loa, Aloha Airlines

Last edited by FlyinHawaiian; Sep 12, 08 at 10:42 am..
FlyinHawaiian is offline  
Old Sep 12, 08, 11:47 am   #3
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: PDX
Programs: AA,DL,BA,UA,SPG, and any other free trip!
Posts: 1,639
perfect!!!...not sure why i didnt see this before, but THANK YOU!!
__________________
For Travel Tips and More...Visit http://theValueTraveler.com
mrx900 is offline  
Old Sep 17, 08, 8:51 am   #4
TalkBoard Member, FlyerTalk Evangelist & Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan, CommunityBuzz!, OMNI, OMNI/PR, and OMNI/Games
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Southern California
Programs: DL: 5.2MM Miles Marriott: Lifetime Platinum Most Everybody Else: Zip
Posts: 24,166
Another glossary for those who might be interested......

Just an FYI but we have recently posted a glossary of Travel Safety/Security terms in this thread.

When the government gets involved, acronyms start flying fast and furious. This glossary helps you cut through some of the jargon.
__________________
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Cholula is offline  
Old Sep 20, 08, 12:18 pm   #5
b8b
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SXSW
Programs: US & DL Plat; HH Diamond; SPG Gold
Posts: 834
I just referred to the glossary, but couldn't find these terms:
TATL
TPAC
MFU
UC

All of which appear in appear in THIS single post. Help?

Is this a forum to asks questions like this? I didn't know where to go but saw this thread here.

Thanks!
b8b is offline  
Old Sep 20, 08, 12:28 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CLT
Posts: 6,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by b8b View Post
I just referred to the glossary, but couldn't find these terms:
TATL Trans Atlantic
TPAC Transpacific
MFU
UC

All of which appear in appear in THIS single post. Help?

Is this a forum to asks questions like this? I didn't know where to go but saw this thread here.

Thanks!
And if you use FireFox one of the FTers made a greasemonkey script for airport codes so when you hover over an airport code it tells you what it is.
gj83 is offline  
Old Sep 20, 08, 12:56 pm   #7
b8b
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SXSW
Programs: US & DL Plat; HH Diamond; SPG Gold
Posts: 834
Quote:
Originally Posted by gj83 View Post
And if you use FireFox one of the FTers made a greasemonkey script for airport codes so when you hover over an airport code it tells you what it is.
Nifty... where is that script?
b8b is offline  
Old Oct 13, 08, 6:30 am   #8
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CLT
Posts: 6,270
http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~abuckley/
gj83 is offline  
Old Oct 13, 08, 6:42 am   #9
Moderator: Information Desk, Travel Safety/Security forum & Women Travelers
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: ATL
Programs: DL, AA
Posts: 5,873
Another FTer created a "FT translator", but so far it only incorporates the FT Glossary. It would be really handy if it included all the various forum glossaries. Relevant thread here.
scoow is offline  
Old Mar 15, 09, 6:17 am   #10
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: hopefully somewhere interesting, just moved from CMB to CAI
Programs: AAdvantage, Etihad Guest, Qatar Privilege Club
Posts: 48
SOL isn't in the glossary... please help!

Hi, was reading this just now:

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnsnkr View Post
I thought that I had my ex-ICN DONE4 itinerary finalized for ticketing, but I got this response from the CX reservation desk in ICN:
"Oneworld e-tkt do not accept open segment for RJ AIR."

1. Expert Flyer shows D9 for CAI-xAMM-ATH for RJ508/RJ131 but neither AA nor CX could see this for 4/14 or 4/15 or 4/16 dates. In fact TWO seats are not available in either 'L' or 'D' for any of dates, according to both of them, with the problem being the CAI-AMM segment. Expert Flyer states otherwise.
2. So, I'd inquired in the Oneworld forum if there's a way around it and I was informed that I could keep these segements open-dated and that I could then call RJ and confirm the dates. [Thread here]
3. But the CX reservation agent claims the following:

"Oneworld e-tkt do not accept open segment for RJ AIR.

We need to input waitlist segment to issue the ticket,
but the response was always UC(that means even waitlist
not allowed)"

Am I SOL at this point and need to find alternative routes? I can choose CAI-LHR-ATH or CAI-MAD-ATH but both of these involve a lot of travel time and the CAI-LHR-ATH will also incur additional taxes...
But I can't find SOL in the glossary... and my powers of deduction so far can only define it as "up a creek without a paddle"
Cloudlake is offline  
Old Mar 15, 09, 10:17 am   #11
TalkBoard Member, FlyerTalk Evangelist & Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan, CommunityBuzz!, OMNI, OMNI/PR, and OMNI/Games
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Southern California
Programs: DL: 5.2MM Miles Marriott: Lifetime Platinum Most Everybody Else: Zip
Posts: 24,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloudlake View Post
But I can't find SOL in the glossary... and my powers of deduction so far can only define it as "up a creek without a paddle"

You're correct with your powers of deduction.

SOL loosely translates to "Caca Outta Luck", excuse my Spanish.
__________________
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Cholula is offline  
Old Mar 16, 09, 3:29 am   #12
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: hopefully somewhere interesting, just moved from CMB to CAI
Programs: AAdvantage, Etihad Guest, Qatar Privilege Club
Posts: 48
Thankyou! See why it isn't in the glossary now... Need to spend more time on FT and then I'll be up to speed with all these little abbreviations!
Cloudlake is offline  
Old May 31, 09, 1:48 am   #13
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SF CA USA. I love large faceless corporations. And they cherish me in return (sometimes). ;)
Programs: UA Premier Gold/disappointed 1MM, SPG PP, HH Gold, PC Plat, MR Gold
Posts: 12,972
Just to let you know, a lot (most) of these terms are NOT specific to FlyerTalk. "SOL," for example, is well-known and has NOTHING to do specifically with FT.
__________________
Kathy

Last edited by cblaisd; May 31, 09 at 2:37 am.. Reason: Rude, uncivil, and unnecessary comments removed
KathyWdrf is offline  
Old May 31, 09, 9:49 am   #14
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrx900 View Post
Being a newbie to this mileage collector hobby of mine, I would like a list of the airline codes (ex. UA-United, CO-continental, etc) cuz I read postings and see mileage runs or posts about certain airlines, but dont know which ones they are...Id like a lil post up I can print out in nice and color and hang up on my board in front of my monitor...

Also the various seatings codes would be nice too....economy, first, business, NR, NC, etc....

does that make sense?
Ditto mrx900! The information would indeed come in handy when we needed it the most.
lynnastors is offline  
 
 
 

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 3:04 am.




SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.