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Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:31:42 AM
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Singapore Airlines

Why is it "Airlines" instead of "Airline"?

Thanks.
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:55:15 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Singapore Airlines

Why is it "Airlines" instead of "Airline"?




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leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 5:50:09 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Singapore Airlines

Why is it "Airlines" instead of "Airline"?

Thanks.


That is their choice. Perhaps it involves a consortium of several individual airlines?


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Romany
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 8:41:34 AM
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You know, I've never even thought about it: British AirwayS, China AirlineS, Singapor AirlineS (my favourite airline company!!)...I had never before given thought to the plural usage.

We NEED English learners to make us more aware of our own language! (Or, at least, *I* do!)
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:24:30 PM

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Airlines vary in size, from small domestic airlines to full-service international airlines. Airline services can be categorized as being intercontinental, domestic, regional, or international, and may be operated as scheduled services or charters. The largest airline currently is American Airlines Group.

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georgieporgie
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 1:03:19 PM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Singapore Airlines

Why is it "Airlines" instead of "Airline"?

Thanks.

It's "Airlines" because that is part of the company's name. It's not a grammar issue.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 1:22:55 PM
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Romany wrote:

You know, I've never even thought about it: British AirwayS, China AirlineS, Singapor AirlineS (my favourite airline company!!)...I had never before given thought to the plural usage.

We NEED English learners to make us more aware of our own language! (Or, at least, *I* do!)

Singapore Airlines is making a loss nowadays. In the past, it was doing very well.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 4:30:16 PM

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Then we have Finnair ;-)


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Romany
Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 7:19:58 AM
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JJ,
The one that used to make me helpless with teenage giggles, was "Air Lingus"! A very cunning airline - as the old joke used to go.

Koh - I'm really sorry that S.A. is on a downturn. There was always something so comforting and relaxed on SA and the cabin-staff were always so kind and helpful. Having a horrible fear of flying, I found them the only other airline (apart from Virgin International) in which I felt calm.
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