I wanted to raise issues related to a previous discussion topic: IATA codes or full names for airline tags? The outcome was we decided airline names should be main tag with IATA codes for them mapped as synonyms. As mentioned in another discussion, IATA codes can be ambiguous. ICAO airline designators, however, are not - they are unique to each airline and thus prevent ambiguity.
Here are a couple of concerns:
- Should we bother mapping ICAO designators to airline names as tag synonyms? How common is the usage of these among travellers / frequent flyers? (My experience suggests it isn't.)
- Should we stick to using either IATA or ICAO, or keep both?