Acronyms

Following on from silly Chinese acronyms, seasoned travellers will be familiar with the airline acronyms—anyway, there are loads online. Among the highlights (PC temporarily suspended in favour of transmitting historical linguistic creativity—Ed.) are

QANTAS
Queens And Nymphos Trained As Stewards

which leads nicely to

LUFTHANSA
Let Us Fuck The Hostess As No Steward Available

Of numerous versions for TWA, I like

Try Walking Across

And ALITALIA

Always Late In Takeoff, Always Late In Arrival

Cf. the old one about the BA poster

Breakfast in London, lunch in New York

To which some wag has added

Luggage in Bombay

4 thoughts on “Acronyms

  1. Sri Lankan Airlines has the code UL which means ‘usually late’.The Sri Lankan political party the UNP (United National Party) is also known as the Uncle Nephew Party in recognition of nepotism.

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