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Posted by: jewelsnpa7 (
Date: May 19, 2009 08:32PM

Now here's a question that might make some of your eyes roll, but am asking anyway...why do the locals or regulars call the island by the airport code? Is it for the whole island or just the dutch side?

Just found that curious?

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Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: May 20, 2009 09:14AM

we don't call it sxm. we just type it that way cuz it's shorter.


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Posted by: BobP (
Date: May 20, 2009 10:23AM

I agree less letters involved and faster.

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Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: May 20, 2009 10:41AM

Actually I think it is the visitors and/or regular who started to write it that way, not the locals or residents. And to be exact it should be "sxm" when about the dutch side and "sfg" (or cce) when about the French side then..LOL
When you think about it is funny, because again I don't see myself writing about New York and typing jfk instead (or sfo for San fransisco..) LOL... but I guess we are all guilty when it's about typing sxm for St Maarten as I do too...

Kind Regards,


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Posted by: mikentara (
Date: May 20, 2009 10:44AM

I have a sxm bumper sticker and people ask me if it stands for Sexism ! LOL

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Posted by: jewelsnpa7 (
Date: May 21, 2009 12:24PM

Tabby you made my point exactly, no where else do we call where we are at by the airport code, so I guess it wasn't as stupid as I felt it was at the time.

Thanks for clearing up the french side! smiling bouncing smiley

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Posted by: sxmbeachman (
Date: May 22, 2009 09:28AM

Actually the island of Nantucket is known as ACK - its airport code. Not unusual to see ACK bumper stickers. Most people don't know what it stands for. Like SXM you generally don't see them when "on island". Same situation !

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Posted by: jewelsnpa7 (
Date: May 23, 2009 12:29AM

Thanks for clearing that up, beachman. I def. should not have used the term "no where" when I was not certainly knowledged of such!confused smiley

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Posted by: DanandPam (69.158.127.---)
Date: May 25, 2009 07:35AM

Next year they are going it will just be SX !

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Posted by: _bruce (69.158.47.---)
Date: May 25, 2009 11:59AM

I just follow my baggage. Airline tag says SXM, so that's where I go too.

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