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User currently offlineArecibo From Spain, joined Aug 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

In the tradition of the old and, new Pan Am Clippers; who (airlines, that is) still actively christen airliners today? I know; Iberia, Alitalia, and Virgin does....any US carrier?


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User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Jetblue names each of their planes related to the blue color...

User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

KLM still does

Phil
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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1199 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1976 times:
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Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
christen airliners today?

Most of the SAS airplanes are NAMED after people that were around before Christianity arrived here.

Scooter



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

LH aircraft are named for cities and towns in Germany. I believe the only exception is the following A340-300 which is named "Gander Halifax" to commemorate the many flights diverted there on September 11, 2001.


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LX aircraft were recently named for Swiss mountains or the highest point in each of the 26 Swiss cantons (states/provinces), but they are now renaming them for Swiss cities and towns, which was also Swissair's practice if I recall correctly. The ex-AC A340-300 recently delivered to LX made a special stop in BSL where there was a ceremony to unveil it's new name "Basel". They also had a similar ceremony in GVA a couple of months ago when they renamed one of their A330-200s "Geneve".


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
LH aircraft are named for cities and towns in Germany. I believe the only exception is the following A340-300 which is named "Gander Halifax" to commemorate the many flights diverted there on September 11, 2001.

LCAG also named their aircraft once, although that happened only with the 747s. The 747s used to have names such as "Shanghai", "Africa" or "New York". I presume they named them after places where LCAG flies.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7390 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Quite a surprising number of American airlines name at least some of their fleet. Here is 'Spirit of Alaska' operated by AS and 'Knapaka'a' operated by AQ:

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and 'Sam E Ashmore' of CO and 'Bluebonnet' of DL:

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Then there are 'Jakob' flown by FX and 'Palila' of HA:

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as well as 'The Great Cities of North Bend Coos Bay' operated by QX and 'If the blue fits' by B6

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Then there is 'Spirit of Long Beach' operated by PO and 'The Rollin W King' belonging to WN.

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Finally there is 'Spirit of Turks and Cocos Islands' which is a pretty unexpected name for an aircraft operated by NK:

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

F9 of course . . . gotta creature on every tail . . .

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

OS still does. There are actually several aircrafts with the same name in their fleet after the merger of VO and NG into the OS fleet.

The last 777 was named " Spirit of Austria"


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User currently offlineCurticool From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Of course Delta has
The Spirit Of Delta


User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Qantas now names aircraft after Australian cities and towns. however their 737-400 fleet kept their bird species names from TAA/Australian Airlines they also used to have 737-300's with motivational names ie. Intrepid, Daring, Gallant etc.

Virgin Blue has creative names similar to Jetblue ie. Smoochy Maroochy, Virginia Blue, Darwin Diva, Victoria Vixen etc.





J



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