Out of interest what does X mean in LAX
At that time, “LA” served as the designation for Los Angeles Airport. But with the rapid growth in the aviation industry the designations expanded to three letters c. 1947, and “LA” became “LAX”. The letter “X” has no specific meaning in this identifier (just like the X in DXB- Dubai). - (Simple Google Search)
From the Los Angeles Airport website:
Every airport today has a unique three-letter identifier to streamline the process of tracking the millions of items of airport data transmitted daily, including flight plans and weather reports.
Before the 1930s, existing airports used a two-letter abbreviation based on the weather station at the airports. So, at that time, LA served as the designation for Los Angeles International Airport. But, with the rapid growth in the aviation industry, the designations expanded to three letters, and LA became LAX. The letter X does not otherwise have any specific meaning in this identifier.
Also, Google is your friend. :)
KPIT? Ok, that one makes sense I suppose, Pittsburgh, PIT, KPIT. I suppose we’re just normal and everything… 😂
(imagin if they changed LAX today? It’s such a big icon…)
probably just because LAX would look the best
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