Why is there an ‘X’ in LAX?

The smart folks at Mental Floss recently told us something we didn’t know about airport codes…

From the @mental_floss Twitter feed:

“When three-letter airport codes became standard, airports that had been using two letters simply added an X — which explains LAX.”

Huh!

And while we’re on the subject of airport codes, how much of an expert are you? Take the Mental Floss Airport Code quiz!

Rebecca

Community, Social Media, and Customer Service Manager for AirportParkingReservations.com and ParkSleepFly.com

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