It turns out that, until a recent change, it wasn’t actually possible to fly to USA. Concord Regional Airport, roughly 20 miles from Charlotte’s international airport and US Airways hub, is going to see twice weekly service form Allegiant starting this December, and as part of that service launch the airport will get a new IATA designator: USA. The airport is a busy one for a private field, seeing ~65,000 movements last year, mostly associated with NASCAR teams which are based in the area. When it was discovered that the code they’ve been using – JQF – was also in use by
an airport in Moscow (though I cannot figure out which one) a train station in Moscow the North Carolina airport had to get a new one. The old code is still in use today but it will be changing. And when it does some vacationers will be able to finally fly to USA.
No, there probably isn’t any real value in this “news” but I thought it was vaguely interesting and entertaining.
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Wikipedia story about the airport is a little bit different from yours…
Doesn’t seem all that different to me. They got a new code because the old one was not allowed by IATA. What’s the difference you’re seeing??
bloggers like you can play helpful role in fighting these injustices
like devaluation, fuel surcharge and other unfair rip off change fees.
what is so worst about fuel surcharge is that it makes your miles
absolutely useless and worthless. why use 80 or 100k miles for coach
round trip to india and than pay $500 or 800$ in fuel surcharge fee? Your are paying 80% of the full cash fare on top of the miles. if
that happens, than only good thing about using miles will be booking
hotels. fuel surcharge is a rip off & fraud. change fees and extreme
devaluations are also rip offs. FIGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STAND FOR US PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Help me Obi-Wan Seth, you’re our only hope!
Not sure that it was a wise choice.
Turns out it was a train station, not an airport, in Moscow. Post has been updated.
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