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Does O’Hare’s ORD really stand for “Oh really, a delay”? And why the heck is there an ‘X’ in Portland’s PDX? Sit back, reLAX and enjoy the flight as we explain the fascinating truth behind the world’s weirdest, most wonderful and bewitching airport codes.

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Laura Powell

Laura Powell

Laura is a 20-year veteran travel journalist. She was CNN's first travel reporter, and has written for publications ranging from Alaska Airlines Magazine to The Washington Post. Find her at the or on Twitter: @dailysuitcase

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