PEK – AYQ – SIN – LAX – SFOSunday, 28 July 2013
The three letter codes which identifies where your bag should go to are often amusing – LAX for Los Angeles or SIN for that most sin-free nanny state Singapore. I’m heading off to San Francisco soon, SFO which in England means Serious Fraud Office. Plus there are the out of date ones, it seems nobody is keen on changing airport codes so in Australia the old colonial-era name Ayers Rock still identifies the airport – AYQ – even though the Aboriginal name Yulara has applied for nearly 40 years.
Before our recent Trans-Mongolan train trip I flew with Singapore Airlines via SIN to PEK – that’s Peking, also-know-as Beijing. Maureen flew in separately on British Airways.