If you're a grownup jet-setter with a grade schooler's sense of humor — this one's for you. Here, we bring you a compilation of three-letter airport codes that will make you teehee inwardly, even while you strut your sophisticated roller bag through the terminal totally straight faced.
Some airport codes are simply BAD (Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana) and others will make you GRR (Grand Rapids, Michigan). Still others will have you screaming EEK (Eek, Alaska), and a few should produce a WOW (Willow, Alaska). And some will likely induce a LAF (Purdue, Indiana) or two. So let’s have some FUN (Funafuti, Tuvalu), shall we?
Here are a few of the choicest airport codes that might not be SFW (Santa Fe, New Mexico) — so read at your own RSK (Ranswiki, Indonesia)!
1. BOODon’t be scared to fly into Bodo, Norway.
2. BROIt’s almost shockingly appropriate that this is the code for spring break spot South Padre Island, near the town of Brownsville, Texas.
Sounds like you’d better bring a scarf and gloves if you plan to fly to Barra in the U.K.
You can’t help but make new friends in Budapest, Hungary.
It’d be a total bummer to miss out on Butler, Missouri.
Cascais, Portugal, must be an especially pet-friendly place.
7. CIAThink Rome’s Ciampino airport is top secret?
We bet the pilots who fly to Danang in Vietnam tell corny jokes, too.
If you’re a nervous flier, you might want to steer clear of Arrachart, Madagascar.
As in, don’t be one... when you hear that this is the code for Dickinson, North Dakota.
Watch where you step in Dongola, Sudan.
Homer Simpson must have helped pick the code for the airport in Doha, Qatar.
There’s nothing dumb about Dumai, Indonesia.
Seems fitting that airlines come to show off their shiniest, newest planes at Farnborough in the U.K. No word on whether Patsy and Edina plan to attend this year’s International Airshow.
Who’s asking about Freida River, Papua New Guinea?
Poor Fresno. It’s airport code is going to give it body issues.
With a code like this, it might or might not surprise you to learn that Fukuoka is one of Japan’s busiest airports.
Sorry, it’s just a reflex when we talk about Gage, Oklahoma.
You can have a gay old time in Gaya, India.
Who knew the folks of out-of-the-way Headingly, Australia, were so trendy?
Wonder if they have good carnitas in Holguín, Cuba — given the airport code?
Does that make residents of Hot Springs, Arkansas, HOTties?
Stay away from Ile Ouen, New Caledonia, if you own anyone money.
Kokkola-Pietersaari, Finland, proves that when it comes to hilarious airport codes, it’s not all about size.
It’s all sunshine and giggles in Lovelock, Nevada.
What’s there to be angry about a trip to Madrid?
Would your mother ever let you travel to Moudjeria, Mauritania?
28. OMGLike, have you heard that this is the code for Omega, Namibia?
Those of you in for a bit of potty humor might want to pay a visit to Perm, Russia.
Or Poco de Caldas, Brazil, for that matter.
Portoroz, Slovenia, sure packs a punch.
Those Germans in Sembach must get up to all kinds of fun with an airport code like this.
Sucks to be Sioux City, Iowa!
Guess it’s all awkward pauses in Summit, Delaware.
That’s the end. Signing off from Estevan Point, British Columbia.
Curious about finding some naughty codes of your own? This site has a thorough listing of airport codes currently in use, so you can LUK (Cincinnati-Lunken) to your HRT’s (Linton-on-Ouse) content.
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