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Airport Codes Challenge

What are airport codes?

Airport codes are 3-letter airport abbreviations created by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate efficient communication throughout the industry. Let's face it, it's a whole lot easier to describe Boston's Logan Airport as BOS and New York's John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport as JFK.

Do flight attendants need to know these airport codes?

As a flight attendant, you'll use these codes every day. You'll need to know them for reading your own flight schedule, assisting passengers with their tickets, and for connections announcements. One of the first tests you'll be given in new-hire training is the airport codes test. You'll be required to know every airport code for every one of your airline's destination cities. And there's not much room for error; most airlines require you to score at least 90% to pass!

What is the "Airport Codes Challenge?"

You probably already know many of the major domestic airport codes, especially easy ones like BOS and JFK. But do you know some of the lesser-known (especially international) airport codes? We designed the "Airport Codes Challenge" to challenge you, preparing you for what lies ahead in flight attendant training. Each 10-question test is unique, based on a database of over 200 airport codes. Master this test, and you'll be off to a great start in your quest to become a flight attendant.

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