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

Queens And Nymphos Trained As Stewards

which leads nicely to

Let Us Fuck The Hostess As No Steward Available

Of numerous versions for TWA, I like

Try Walking Across


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

For Air Portugal, see here.

8 thoughts on “Acronyms

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