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New 3-Letter IATA Codes Announced

by SharonKurheg

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) represents, leads and serves the airline industry. One of the responsibilities of this 70+-year-old institution has been to assign three-letter codes that designate airports around the world (i.e., ATL, PEK, LAX, etc.).

Meanwhile, in recent months, dozens of countries have shut down their borders due to the fear of coronavirus. Multiple airports around the world have also closed their doors, either due to lack of incoming/outgoing flights, or key staff members who have tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.

In response to this unprecedented worldwide change, the IATA has seen it fit to make additions to their list of 3-digit codes, to better reflect passengers’ locations of today.

“We realize these are very trying times for everyone involved in the airline industry,” said a spokesperson. “We want to help as much as we can; not just to assist airlines to get back on their feet when this crisis is over, but also to remain relevant during these trying times.”

These are the new codes that will be added, to better reflect passengers’ current locations:

  • ATT – Attic
  • BDR – Bedroom
  • BKY – Backyard
  • BMT – Basement
  • BTH – Bathroom
  • BCP – Buying Cleaning Products
  • CRM – Computer Room
  • CST – Closet
  • DEN – Den
  • DLN – Digital Learning
  • DNG – Dining Room
  • DRA – Doctor Appointment
  • DWY – Driveway
  • HTP – Hoarding Toilet Paper
  • LDY – Laundry Room
  • LHS – Looking for Hand Sanitizer
  • LVG – Living Room
  • DNR – Dining Room
  • FGE – Fridge
  • FTM – Face Time
  • GDN – Garden
  • GRG – Garage
  • HWY – Hallway
  • ITH – In The House
  • JPZ – Jigsaw Puzzles
  • KBR – Kids’ Bedroom
  • KTN – Kitchen
  • LQR – Liquor Store
  • MBR – Master Bedroom
  • NFX – Netflix
  • OFC – Office
  • PAC – Playing Animal Crossing
  • PAT – Patio
  • PDT – Pharmacy Drive Thru
  • QFB – Quizzes on Facebook
  • RPT – Rationing Paper Towels
  • SAH – Staying At Home
  • SFM – Sewing Face Masks
  • SOD – Social Distancing
  • SRM – Supermarket
  • TLT – Toilet
  • TOF – Take-Out Food
  • UTB – YouTube
  • WTD – Walking The Dog (H/T: Elizabeth)
  • WTK – Watching Tiger King
  • ZMT – Zoom Meeting
  • DOT – Dreaming Of Travel

It’s reported these new codes will go into effect on April 1, 2020.

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This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary


MT April 1, 2020 - 10:19 am

This is good haha!

henry LAX April 1, 2020 - 10:43 am

i thought the world just became one single large airport of CTF – Clusterf*** (edit of adult language done by Sharon. We have a policy of no NSFW language on our blog. Thanks for understanding!)

SharonKurheg April 1, 2020 - 11:11 am

You’re 100% correct

Elizabeth April 1, 2020 - 2:49 pm

y’all missed on I actually like: WTD (Walk the Dog)

SharonKurheg April 1, 2020 - 2:55 pm

LOLOL! I am so adding that one right now! 😉


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