ChanteSez … I believe you can fly

11 Jul

Really, I do. And since I’m in Chicago — me and R. Kelly’s hometown — but flying back to Atlanta today, here are a few rules for things flight-related.

  • Capitalize “Flight,” and use numerals: Flight 1545
  • Same with “Terminal” and “Gate”: Terminal 7; Gate C
  • Airline companies take capitalized names, being proper nouns and all: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, etc.
  • Also capitalize the proper names of airports: Midway International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
  • You can shorten the name of an airport, but don’t make one up: John F. Kennedy International Airport can be shortened to Kennedy Airport, but Boston Airport doesn’t exist. It’s actually Logan International Airport, or, if you prefer, Logan Airport.
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3 Responses to “ChanteSez … I believe you can fly”

  1. Laura August 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    “me and R. Kelly’s hometown”? Did I really read that?

    • onthelookoutatlanta August 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

      You did, Laura! I should be ashamed 🙂 Great work over there at terriblywrite.wordpress.com. Check it out, folks!

      • Laura August 17, 2012 at 12:50 am #

        Not to worry. We all make mistakes, and a blog is something personal and informal and we get to write as if we’re talking to a friend — a friend who isn’t a grammar nazi.

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