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Airport Codes Quiz #1

We give you the airport code. You give us the major city served by that airport.
Give the major city served by the airport, even if the airport is technically in the suburbs
Quiz by Quizmaster
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First submittedJune 2, 2012
Last updatedMarch 9, 2019
Times taken79,896
Rating4.24
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Code
City
SEA
Seattle
LAX
Los Angeles
LHR
London
MAD
Madrid
CPT
Cape Town
AMS
Amsterdam
SGN
Ho Chi Minh City
FLL
Fort Lauderdale
Code
City
CDG
Paris
JFK
New York City
ORD
Chicago
SFO
San Francisco
YVR
Vancouver
YYZ
Toronto
CAI
Cairo
MAN
Manchester
Code
City
FCO
Rome
DUB
Dublin
PER
Perth
CUN
Cancun
GIG
Rio de Janeiro
SYD
Sydney
PEK
Beijing
NRT
Tokyo
Code
City
BOM
Mumbai
BHX
Birmingham
BKK
Bangkok
MNL
Manila
NBO
Nairobi
AKL
Auckland
HNL
Honolulu
CPH
Copenhagen
+7
level 58
Mar 2, 2014
I knew YYZ was Toronto only because of Rush. 20/32 and never flown.
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level 53
Apr 5, 2014
Yeah, freebie for Rush fans. :) Although all Canadian airports start with Y I think.
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level 37
May 15, 2017
theres also ywg yeg yqb and so much more
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level 59
Jun 20, 2019
interesting!
+4
level 58
Jan 24, 2018
Rush is life
+2
level 51
Mar 2, 2014
DUH!! I tried Saigon... completely forgetting that it hasn't been Saigon for nearly 40 years.
+5
level 49
Mar 2, 2014
Yeah, obsolute names were one of my favorite parts of this quiz. SaiGoN, PEKing, BOMbay...
+2
level 76
Mar 3, 2014
Everyone still calls it Saigon. Especially the locals.
+1
level 73
Apr 25, 2019
Typing Saigon worked for me.
+1
level 71
Mar 2, 2014
Staring at AKL thinking, "Is that Auckland?" Never even tried it...
+3
level 42
Mar 3, 2014
For those wondering, by the way ... BHM = Birmingham, Alabama; BHX = Birmingham, England.
+1
level 75
Jul 3, 2016
Thank you. I WAS wondering which one it was.
+1
level 65
Dec 29, 2017
One of the few airports I have actually used as I lived there 8 years and I missed it!! BHX = Birmingham International - the full title of the airport - just as LAX is Los Angeles International....
+1
level 24
Mar 4, 2014
SEA should be SeaTac not Seattle. The town it is in SeaTac.
+4
level ∞
Mar 4, 2014
The instructions address this.
+1
level 23
Oct 16, 2015
MAJOR CITY! cx
+3
level 66
Oct 13, 2016
I vote it accept Tacoma. >.>
+2
level 47
Nov 16, 2016
SEAttle + TAComa = SeaTac
+3
level 58
Mar 15, 2014
all done with 5min 03sec to go! yes, yes, I'm a travel agent....
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level 7
Jul 2, 2014
I got all except CPT, GIG ad FLL
+1
level 39
Aug 15, 2014
Great quiz
+1
level 64
Nov 6, 2014
i travel so much and i couldn't even guess chicago, the airport i live by!! wtf!
+1
level 23
Oct 16, 2015
greeaaaat
+1
level 70
Sep 2, 2018
O ha!
+1
level 9
Aug 3, 2015
100% :)
+1
level 7
Oct 15, 2015
100% lol!
+1
level 58
Dec 17, 2015
Only got 25, and gave up with 1 minute to go. The ones I got were either ones I had heard of, or had been to, or just guesses. I would never have guessed the rest if I'd sat here for an hour!! YYZ for Toronto??!! Wow.
+1
level 58
Jul 5, 2016
It's actually kind of a giveaway. All Canadian airport code start with Y.
+1
level 56
Apr 1, 2017
YCU is in China
+2
level 63
Apr 25, 2019
He did say all Canadian airport codes start with Y, not that all airport codes starting with Y are Canadian.
+1
level 2
Mar 23, 2016
I got 100% but nothing
+1
level 68
Jul 3, 2016
After guessing about 10 that I actually knew, I got around 10 more just by guessing random cities. Maybe this should be a yellow box quiz?
+1
level 65
Jun 1, 2018
Yeah, same here. I still didn't get 100%, but I got all but three. That was part of the fun though...usually I think quizzes have too much time but in this case I enjoyed trying to guess which major cities might be on the quiz.
+1
level 59
Jun 20, 2019
Some I knew, some I figured out by letter, but I admit a few I only got by guessing big cities. A yellow box could an option. Though I am actually fine with it the way it is.
+1
level 76
Jul 3, 2016
Have seen so many of these places on my airline tickets before. BKK and MNL staring at you from a boarding pass: always a good reason to smile.
+1
level 75
Jul 3, 2016
I'm curious - why does that make you smile? Are they nice places to visit, or just good airports?
+1
level 76
Jul 3, 2016
The only airport I ever look forward to visiting is Changi in Singapore. Bangkok's isn't bad. But I meant they are great places to visit.
+1
level 44
Jul 3, 2016
24/32 by just guessing big cities :D
+1
level 12
Jul 5, 2016
18
+1
level 58
Jul 6, 2016
Kept typing in Heathrow for LHR... This is the moment you realise you should have read the instructions.
+1
level 55
Jul 6, 2016
Working in the freight forwarding industry this makes me happy to see :)
+1
level 66
Jul 7, 2016
Great quiz! This gives me a good idea as well to make a version with real icao codes instead! Should be easier because icao codes also sort of give away the country so will have to compensate with either harder locations or more airports
+2
level 45
Aug 5, 2016
Very surprised Atlanta wasn't on the list. Anyway, I did rather lousy. I only got most of my answers by guessing major cities that had international airports. I'm too poor to travel internationally (or like, at all). :P
+1
level 49
May 9, 2017
There are thousands of airports that were left off of this quiz. What is surprising about Atlanta not being there?
+4
level 51
May 9, 2017
It's the largest airport in the world. Kind of important, wouldn't you think?
+1
level 59
Jun 20, 2019
Atlanta popped into my head too, and I am from europe. Some airports you have just heard more about than others. Usually ( though not allways) the big ones.
+1
level 66
Oct 13, 2016
I'm sitting in Britain and I missed all of them.
+1
level 72
Apr 27, 2019
and you're a pilot
+1
level 54
Dec 15, 2016
They all look so obvious after the answers are shown! 26/32
+1
level 71
Dec 17, 2016
For the first time I managed to get them all, yay! :-D
+1
level 33
May 9, 2017
add LGA for Laguardia
+1
level 64
May 4, 2019
But NYC would already fill in from guessing on JFK, so that would be pointless.
+1
level 59
Jun 20, 2019
em I hope you are aware these arent all the airports that exist in the world..
+2
level 66
Oct 14, 2017
Why isn't Bombay allowed as a type-in like in all other quizzes?
+3
level 46
Feb 9, 2018
SEA - Indicates water landing
+1
level 64
May 4, 2019
When they say “water landing,” realize that they really mean “crashing into the ocean!”
+2
level 46
Dec 13, 2018
Can you accept "Saigon" for Ho Chi Minh City?
+1
level 49
Mar 21, 2019
Why not to add LED? It will be a good challenge for people getting it (leave alone the fact that’s a quite nice airport)
+1
level 18
Apr 25, 2019
Haha completly forgot Ho Chi Minh City and Nairobi but apart from that i got all on first try
+1
level 56
Apr 25, 2019
Too much time for random guesses!
+1
level 30
Apr 25, 2019
Interesting that even though Bombay was changed to Mumbai the airport never changed its code
+1
level 15
Apr 25, 2019
LA should work for Los Angeles
+1
level 59
Jun 20, 2019
I does not work for any of the other quizzes on this site.
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level 59
Jun 20, 2019
Some I knew, a lot I figured out because of the letters, a few I got by guessing ( rio, tokyo, chicago, toronto and vancouver).

Got 26, very happy with that :) (missed sgn, fll, cun, bom (really should ve seen that..), bkk and nbo)

+1
level 59
Jun 20, 2019
It is weird how the mind works, sometimes all knowledge is accessible and sometimes it locks up. Like only 42% got perth...

If you would have asked which city starts with Per... I think 90+% would ve gotten it ( on this site, not on the street). It is like almost totally written already.

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