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    Default An airline gets rid of a 'devil' code

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    flyLAL group, a Lithuanian airline decided to change their code, whic is used to identify their stocks on the market. Reason: they had to get rid of sixes at the end of code, because it is commonly known that '666' is the devil's number.

    At first it might seem to be odd, but the meaning of numbers is still very important in branches like aviation. It's common that number 13 is ommitted in row numbering - said Linas Dovydenas, flyLAL ceo.

    The airline decided not to take risk and change it's code ISIN (International Securities Identifying Number). It will be changed from LT0000126666, to LT0000127995.

    http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/wiadomosc.ht...2&ticaid=456ff


    Lol if it brings them more luck and profit, why not ?

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    It wasn't just 666, it was 6666, which means that the folks at flyLAL are even more evil than your regular evildoers .

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    I can understand why people are sensitive with 666, but that number is not actually 666, it's just a very large number ends with 666. Following this logic, even numbers like 1666 or 88666 are evil numbers!

    While many airlines have 666 in their flight numbers for years.
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    Haha my baggage number in the summer was 666666 DD
    I think theres a photo of it flying somewhere around jp.net :P

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    TAP used to run flight 666 between AMS and LIS. Unfortunately they removed my favorite number from their schedule.

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    It seems that people at TAP are not superstitious as their planes have row 13, unlike LH for example.
    TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses

    Voe mais alto. Fly higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkonowrocki
    At first it might seem to be odd, but the meaning of numbers is still very important in branches like aviation.
    You're quite right. Southwest skipped N911WN in its registration series for obvious reasons.
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    Air Liberté used VD as the IATA two letter code, although they originally filed for BT unsuccessfully .... Wags and witty ones were quick to term it as Venerial Disease !

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    Reminds me of the old nicknames related to some airlines....

    Dan Air = Don't Dare.

    GARUDA = Good Airline Run Under Dutch Administration.

    Aer Lingus = Aer Fungus

    US Air = US Scare

    BEA = Broken Engines Everywhere

    BOAC = Best On A Camel

    TAP = Take Another Plane

    PIA = Please Inform Allah

    Alitalia = Always Late In Takeoff And Late In Arrival

    SAS = Sex And Service

    Delta = Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

    .........and I'm sure there's more.
    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999
    Reminds me of the old nicknames related to some airlines....

    Dan Air = Don't Dare.

    GARUDA = Good Airline Run Under Dutch Administration.

    Aer Lingus = Aer Fungus

    US Air = US Scare

    BEA = Broken Engines Everywhere

    BOAC = Best On A Camel

    TAP = Take Another Plane

    PIA = Please Inform Allah

    Alitalia = Always Late In Takeoff And Late In Arrival

    SAS = Sex And Service

    Delta = Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

    .........and I'm sure there's more.
    TWA = Teenie Weenie Airline

    And Delta had a phrase "Delta gets you there". But, after Delta 191 Crashed on the DFW airport, you might say, Delta gets you there, but not neccesarily alive.
    Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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    SABENA lived (died) up to its name:

    Such A Bloody Experience, Never Again.


    and of course:

    Sauf Accident, Bien Entendu, Nous Arrivons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999
    Reminds me of the old nicknames related to some airlines....

    Dan Air = Don't Dare.

    GARUDA = Good Airline Run Under Dutch Administration.

    Aer Lingus = Aer Fungus

    US Air = US Scare

    BEA = Broken Engines Everywhere

    BOAC = Best On A Camel

    TAP = Take Another Plane

    PIA = Please Inform Allah

    Alitalia = Always Late In Takeoff And Late In Arrival

    SAS = Sex And Service

    Delta = Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive

    .........and I'm sure there's more.
    Scores of more, I did not know of Dan Air and Garuda as a return enjoy these two

    DELTA - Deliver Every Luggage To Atlanta
    JAL - Just Another Loser

    Did not know of SN in French
    BOAC - Boys' Own Aero Club
    professional nickname given by Qantas 707 crews who routinely outsped the Corporation Comets, Britannias, and later own 707s and VC10
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    DELTA Drag Every Loser To Atlanta?

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    Perhaps this is a bit off topic, but I remember a friend that had the locker number 666... Funny thing is, she was one of the most religious people I knew.

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    Olympic Airways - Onassis Loves Your Money Paid In Cash

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    I had 668 as a street address once.
    You might say I was the neighbour of the beast.

    Even better, the bus I caught to uni was the 222 or, affectionately referred to as the number of the bus!

    Coincidence?

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    Alitalia flight MXP-CCS is also 666 Thank God it didn't come from Vatican City (Rome)

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    - Better Walk If Able.
    - Baggage Waiting In Airport.
    - Better With Incredible Alcohol.
    - Because We Intentionally Angry (referring to the crews).
    - But Who's International Airline?
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