A Note on Keywords

Despite a limit on Blogger of no more than 20 keywords, and using altogether no more than 200 characters, an attempt is made on the Timetablist to include all the airlines and cities relevant to the item featured in each particular post.  At times, this requires multiple posts on a single map or schedule in order to tag all relevant keywords.

Certain airlines and cities have had name changes in the past. For such cases, the posts are generally tagged with the cities as they are or were at the time the item in question was printed.  The single exception to this guideline is that Harare, Zimbabwe, is never referred to as 'Salisbury.'

For instance:

       Bathurst, the Gambia....see also..........Banjul
       Bombay, India..............see also...........Mumbai
       Elisabethville, Congo....see also...........Lubumbashi
       Fort Lamy, Chad...........see also...........N'Djamena
       Leopoldville, Congo......see also...........Kinshasa
       Madras, India................see also...........Chennai

       Air Congo......................see also.............Air Zaïre
       BOAC............................see also.............British Airways
       CSA...............................see also.............Czech Airlines

With consideration of the above, please note that pinyin is always used over Wade-Giles, so that, for instance, Peking is always listed under BeijingEnglish names for foreign cities are preferred, so that Köln is always Cologne, and the like. Other place names with multiple spelling conventions include, Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia, which is listed as WedjhSanaa, Yemen, which is listed at San'a, and Laayoune is found at El Aaiun.

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In other cases, a single naming convention was adopted where multiple appellations are variously employed for certain airports and cities. For instance:

        Arusha, Tanzania...............see..............Kilimanjaro
        Kampala, Uganda..............see..............Entebbe
        Livingston, Zambia...........see...............Victoria Falls
        Robertsfield, Liberia........see................Monrovia

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And for certain cities with multiple commercial airports, only the city name is used. Such examples are:

         Bangkok London Rio de Janeiro
         Berlin Los Angeles Rome
         Chicago Milan Sao Paulo
         Cleveland Monrovia Seoul
         Dallas Montreal Shanghai
         Detroit Moscow Stockholm
         Dubai                    Nairobi Taipei
         Freetown Orlando  Tokyo
         Houston Paris                     Toronto
as well as:

         New York (but note that Newark is a separate entry)
         Osaka (note that Kansai has its own listing)
         Washington (but note that Baltimore is a separate entry)


         Please also note that Dhahran and Dammam have separate entries. 

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Please lastly note that, in order to save characters in keyword tagging, wherever necessary the word "airline" or "airways" has been dropped from the name of most air carriers. For instance, American Airlines, British Airways, THAI Airways, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines are simply American, British, THAI, Turkish, and United, respectively. 


The transcription of certain airlines under this convention should be especially noted, as for instance Croatia Airlines is simply 'Croatia' and Ukraine International Airlines is tagged as 'Ukraine.' The addendum of 'Airlines' and 'Airways' is always kept for clarity wherever possible, but see Brussels Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Shenzhen AirlinesSingapore Airlines, and Tianjin Airlines, for example, where it is retained as not to be confused with the city name. 


Also, many airlines are identified only by their common acronym, such that Scandinavian Airlines is rendered SAS. See also BMI, JAL, and TAP.