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Bartholomew First Officer

Is it just me or the dude who made the textures for DC-3 never attended high school. It says "Swiss Air lines" instead of "Swiss Airlines". I've always thought "airlines" was one word.

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spuddi Guest

the swiss airline is called swiss international air lines. I think the international bit came later.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

spuddi wrote:

the swiss airline is called swiss international air lines. I think the international bit came later.

Actually, it is Swiss International Air Lines. It appears they are aware of upper case letters. Smile

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nottobe Captain

Bartholomew wrote:

Is it just me or the dude who made the textures for DC-3 never attended high school. It says "Swiss Air lines" instead of "Swiss Airlines". I've always thought "airlines" was one word.

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the rubber hoses that are used to pump air into the air brakes of a truck or a bus are called air lines Very Happy

Guest Ed Guest

I've wondered about the origin of the term "airlines" for commercial aviation systems-- big passenger planes used to be called airliners, but you don't hear that much anymore. Now they are called passenger jets.

I suspect that it comes from the nautical term for a big passenger ship, an "ocean liner." But that probably comes from the old navy term, a "ship of the line," also called simply a "liner." In sea battles back in the days of wooden ships, the biggest ships with the most guns would form a "line of battle" and sail past their enemy's line of battle, and try to blast them out of the water.

So I believe the term airline must derive from the traditional navy line of battle. That's my theory, and I'm stickin' to it. Very Happy

Ed

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Alex (Fire_Emblem_Master) Chief Captain

No no no. A few irish guys were up drinkin, and one of them saw a blurry thing streak across the sky leaving a line through the sky. Little did he know it was a leprochaun, but he said "yarr, look at that air...line"

spuddi Guest

I'm not being insulting, i'm also a bit of a spelling and grammar pedant so that one tickled me.

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Some other companies use instead of Air lines(or Airlines) the word ''Airways''.''British Airways'',Olympic Airways'',Qantas Airways''...etc.

I totally agriee with Guest Ed about the roots of the word ''Airlines''.As a matter of fact the most navigation terms has become from navy.

I only have to make the comment that the word ''line'' has first time used from Greek navy in the BC years and become from the waterline a ship leaves behind it.

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