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The Airport Code Game

Updated on November 12, 2014

The Airport Code Game - a fun Word game that a friend and I created!

Hello and welcome to my exciting Word Game based around ever fanatical Airport Codes. I love word games and I love airports, so the two go hand in hand, very nicely!

I love playing this game with my friends, especially if we're traveling somewhere. Often we can spend what feels like hours, staring at the same set of letters (or codes from memory) waiting until we spot a word.

If you have time on your hands, try this fun word game and see what you come up with.

Incase you didn't know, each Airport has a unique 3 letter code (for example, London Heathrow is LHR). These codes can be used to make words. Hey presto! That's the game!

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The Rules, to the Airport Word Game

Very simply - all you have to do is make words out of Airport Codes.

You can not mix up the order of letters in a code.

When you play this word game yourself, it's a good idea to set yourself limits of the airport codes you can use. There are hundreds of Airport codes in the world, so maybe you can divide them up by country, or most popular airports...as you can see, here I'm using Airports that are found in the UK, and that's quite a lot to be getting on with. Of course, you would have a much bigger playing field if you were using Airport codes of USA! Play how you want, just have fun with this word game!

Keeping Score:

3 Letter word = 1 point

6 Letter words from one list = 2 points

9 Letter words from one list = 4 points

12 Letter words from one list = 8 points

etc and so forth...

I will be updating this lens to include different rounds - you can play in any round that you like :)

ROUND ONE: THE UK

We're playing with Airport Codes found in...

UNITED KINGDOM

Here we go...

*Hint* It's all about the vowels...

Below are the all the codes, for the Airports found in the UK. Divided into "Codes with Vowels" and "Codes with No Vowels" sections.

HEN

(Hendon Airport)

1 point

YEOMAN

(Yeovilton Airport + Ringway International Airport)

2 points

GLANDY

(Glasgow International Airport + Sanday Airport)

2 points


FIENDY

(Fair Isle Airport + Sanday Airport)

2 points


COLMAN

(Isle of Col Airport + Ringway International Airport)

2 points

MarcoG scores: 9 points!

RAY

(Rothesay Airport)

1 point

FAB

(Farnborough Airport)

1 point

Jenni, you score: 2 points!

TRENDY

(Tiree Airport + Sanday Airport)

2 points

SOULSICAL

(Southampton Airport + Sumburgh Airport + Machrihanish Airport)

4 points

Chris M, you score: 6 points!

SOY

(Stronsay Airport)

1 point

LYE

RAF Station Airport)

1 point

WRY

(Westray Airport)

1 point

Kelly, you score: 3 points!

MAN

(Ringway International Airport)

1 point

DOC

(Dornoch Airport)

1 point

Scarlettohairy, you score: 2 points!

Sadly, VeryIrie, you broke the rules (naughty, naughty) - you can't mix up the letters found in the Airport Codes :( Excellent effort though :)

Words not accepted: BEQUEATH, WICCAN, SENATOR, INVOLVE, FEATURE, FABULOUS

VeryIrie, you score: 0 points!

So, what words have you come up with from the blue (UK) Airport Codes? Add your word below and I'll add them to the lens, with your score. Plus I'll feature you as a contributing lensmaster...woohoo! Chocks Away!

ROUND TWO: THE USA

We're playing with Airport Codes found in...

UNITED STATES

Here We Go...

I've highlighted all the codes that contain vowels...aren't I helpful?

Fasten your seatbelts...get your specs on...we have lift off... (Did you know, there are over 2000 Airport Codes in the USA!)

ARCHED

(Arctic Village Airport + Herendeen Airport)

2 points

LASHED

(McCarran International Airport + Herendeen Airport)

2 points

SAGGED

(Sagwon Airport + Sussex County Airport)

2 points

FRIDAY

(Marshall AAF Airport + James Cox Dayton International Airport)

2 points

BARRED

(Baker AAF Airport + Mifflin County Airport)

2 points

CIRCLE

(Cairo Airport + Hopkins International Airport)

2 points

HARDEN

(Capital City Airport, Harrisburg + Denver International Airport)

2 points

MiddleSister, you score: 14 points!

INDEED

(Indianapolis International Airport + Needles Airport)

2 points

MarcoG scores: 2 points!

So, what words have you come up with from the red (USA) Airport Codes? Add your word below and I'll add them to the lens, with your score. Plus I'll feature you as a contributing lensmaster...woohoo! Chocks Away!

LEADER BOARD

MiddleSister: 14 points

MarcoG: 9 points

Chris M: 6 points

Kelly De Borda: 3 points

Jenni: 2 points

Scarlettohairy: 2 points

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Airport and Game links...

Thanks to Fuzzimo who provided free image of the Scrabble tiles for me to use in this lens (link below)

Airport Based Game for Little Ones

Richard Scarry Airport Game
Richard Scarry Airport Game

If you have a budding Airport enthusiast in your family - this really fun game might be just the ticket for them.

 

What do you think of my game? Do you like word games in general? Share your thoughts :)

ROUND ONE: Now It's Your Turn... - Add Your Words Here... (You can leave general comments at the bottom of the lens, thanks) :)

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Wow I haven't heard of half these airports in the UK and I live there! So many in the USA, the possibilities are endless. Makes me want to flag all the airports I have been to or driven past at least - quite a few...

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      Rev999 5 years ago

      lol....what a great idea...makes a change from scrabble and crosswords :-)

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      BEQUEATH, WICCAN, SENATOR, INVOLVE, FEATURE, FABULOUS,

      I tried the no vowels......and crashed and burned. ha

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Scarlettohairy: Ahhhhh, you got "Man" - that's the one I held back from nabbing haha. Nice one!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      MAN, DOC (this is way too much fun, gotta get back to work!)

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @KellydeBorda: Very good! For a moment, I thought you were telling me Soylyewry is a word haha :)

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      KellydeBorda 5 years ago

      Soy - Lye - Wry

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @MarcoG: You two are far too clever for me!

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @anonymous: As in a "popsical" - haha, very good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      And if you like your spiritual side on a stick you might like a SOULSICAL?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      TRENDY!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      and FAB!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      RAY! That's an easy one.