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Old 15th Jul 2019, 06:43
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Devil Acronyms

Sometime ago, on an enforced 'rest' and assisted by a few ales we were regaled by a crusty old Techie who had a list of explanations for Airline names expressed as acronyms.
While I appreciate this is 'JetBlast' and has a no direct airline ethos, I could not find somewhere else to lay the challenge (unless Friday Jokes?).The one's I recall;
TWA: Try Walking Across
BOAC: Better On A Camel
SABENA: Such A Bloody Experience, Never Again
KLM; Kindly Leave Money
LUFTHANSA: Let Us F..k The Hostie And Not Say Anything
QANTAS: Queers And Nympho's Trained As Servers

He had a list of them, so can I leave it up to the collective capability of PPRuNe's finest to add to the list?

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Old 15th Jul 2019, 08:13
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TACA had a rude/non-PC one!
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TACA, Take A Chance Airways.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 10:15
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These are not acronyms, though. Most of them aren't even expansions of acronyms (apart from QANTAS and, possibly BOAC if your pronounce it BOWAK).

Very pedantic of me, sorry! I'd always heard the QANTAS one was Quite A Nice Time And Service - very dull compared to the alternatives...
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 14:58
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These are not acronyms, though. Most of them aren't even expansions of acronyms (apart from QANTAS and, possibly BOAC if your pronounce it BOWAK)...
I wondered when someone would spot that . . .
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 19:25
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Back in my day, PIA was said to stand for ‘perhaps I arrive’.

Oh, and Aeroflop was fine just like that.
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Old 16th Jul 2019, 09:40
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The Typhoon acronym handbook is marginally slimmer than the Munich telephone directory.
An example: SSICA - Stick Sensor Interface Control Assembly (the stick).
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