10 Things You Didn’t Know About Airlines
Posted by Jared Blank
on December 16, 2013
Not to get all Buzzfeed on everyone, but I thought we’d do something a little different today…
Why Are Business Class Fares Labeled "C" Fares?
Because Pan Am's Clipper Class Was Between Economy and First.
The Longest Nonstop Domestic Flight Anywhere
Is flown by Air Austral between Paris CDG and Reunion in the Indian Ocean, a distance of 5,809 miles.
The Concorde Changed Ownership Mid-flight
Braniff operated what was called an "Interchange" service with British Airways and Air France. Braniff owned the plane for the domestic leg of the trip from Dallas to Washington, and ownership of the plane would transfer to British Airways or Air France for the continuing service to London and Paris.
When Is a Flight Operated By a Bus?
United Airlines offers two "flights" that aren't on planes. Passengers traveling between Allentown and Newark, and between Beaumont and Houston, "fly" on a bus rather than a plane.
There's An Airport In Delaware?
In 1984, United became the only airline to fly to all 50 states.
What's the Meaning of the Old Northwest Airlines Logo?
The N in the logo is obvious, but the N and the triangle form the W, and the circle around it is an O for "Orient" for when the airline was Northwest Orient. And the arrow is supposed to be part of the a compass (with the circle) that points, that's right, Northwest.
Why Is Orlando Airport MCO?
Because it was previously McCoy Air Force Base.
LAN Is An Acronym
LAN Stands for Línea Aérea Nacional de Chile (When it was LAN Chile)
Icelandair's Tail Is an F
And the F stands for Flugleiðir, which was the name of the parent company of Icelandair until 2005.
QANTAS Is An Acronym
Qantas stands for Queensland and Northern Territory Air Service
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