extension ExtPose

Airport Code Explainer

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Description from extension meta

Look for IATA airport codes in a page and give them a tooltip with the full airport name.

Image from store Airport Code Explainer
Description from store People on social media will often post details of where they’re flying by just referencing airport codes. This is fine if you know which airports the (sometimes obscure) codes refer to. This extension finds any airport codes in the text of the current page, and adds a tooltip with the full airport name. Press the plane icon to add the tooltips when needed. The extension doesn’t run automatically on any pages as there are too many false positives for common abbreviations (such as ATM and PDF). I originally made this just to be lazy when I’m looking at Twitter, so it’s very simple at the moment. I’m open to suggestions for improving the extension. • Code is open source at https://github.com/gilmoreorless/convert-airport-codes • Airport data provided in the Public Domain by OurAirports: http://ourairports.com/data/ • Icon from EmojiOne, licensed CC-BY 4.0: http://emojione.com/

Latest reviews

  • (2019-08-27) Christopher Dendy: Airliners.net changed a few years ago to where this was no longer an automatic feature. Glad to have found this extension.
  • (2019-04-29) Melt Pels: Would have loved it even more if it was able to work on Google Analytics and other post-load pages.
  • (2017-03-16) Chris LePetit: This both helps me know where I am about to land as well as alert me to when I've mistyped an airport code in a tweet. Five stars because it won't let me put ten.

Latest issues

  • (2019-09-02, v:1.1.3) Maciej Świć: Frames
    Hi, my airlines flight bidding system uses ancient frames, can you please add support for frames?
  • (2019-08-16, v:1.1.3) H PJM: Add country
    Hi there Thanks for making such a useful extension. Would you be able to add the country in the tooltip? Sometimes it's not obvious where the airport actually is.


199 history
5.0 (2 votes)
Last update / version
2020-12-15 / 1.1.3
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