June 2, 2010

Why SRQ?

SRQ is the airport code for the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.  Typically, most codes represent the letters of the city, for example, TPA is Tampa.   But, what's up with the 'Q' in SRQ?  SRA was already taken, so Q was selected as placeholder.  That's the case with other airports including Los Angeles --- LAX.  SRQ caught on in Sarasota and many people here just refer to the area as SRQ.  There's even a popular magazine here called SRQ.

7 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

Know I know what SRQ stands for.

B SQUARED said...

I understand there is a famous blogger that uses the same moniker.

Lois said...

It's funny that you posted this now because last week I was just asking a co-worker who flies down there quite a bit what it stood for and that's what she said too!

Jacob said...

Verrrry interesting. I'd have never guessed! Nice shot, too. Hope the oil stays clear of you guys...but...it sure doesn't look good.

SRQ said...

Fingers crossed, Jacob!

gogouci said...

Thanks for the info. It's always a guessing game, when booking plane tickets, what destination or layover airport city codes are.

lark said...

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