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   "It is thought the company may also be in exploratory talks with another U.S. carrier, Alaskan Airlines" (Times). It's Alaska Airlines. "It was found only a few miles from where a Swiss Air jet crashed two years ago" (Boston Globe). Its Swissair. Perhaps because airlines so commonly merge or change their names, they are often wrongly designated in newspaper reporting. The following are among the more commonly troublesome:
   Aer Lingus
   Aerolineas Argentinas
   AeroMexico
   AeroPeru
   Air-India (note hyphen)
   AirTran Airlines (formerly Valujet Airlines)
   Alaska Airlines
   All Nippon Airways (not -lines,)
   Delta Air Lines (note Air Lines two words)
   Iberia Airlines (not Iberian )
   Icelandair
   Japan Airlines f Airlines one word, but) AL for the company's abbreviation)
   KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (normally just KLM,)
   LanChile (one word, butformerly
   Lan Chile, two words)
   Sabena Belgian World Airlines (normally just Sabena,)
   Scandinavian Airlines System (normally just SAS)
   SriLankan Airlines (formerly AirLanka; note one word onSriLankan)
   Swissair
   United Airlines (Airlines one word, but UAL for the company's abbreviation)
   US Airways (formerly USAir, one word) Virgin Atlantic Airways

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