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If The 747 Is A Jumbo What Shall We Call The A380  
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

The question is self explanatory and please no A v B postings.


MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

how about the fat frog  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

I guess we'd start calling it an African elephant; the 747 would be an Indian/Asian elephant.

The African elephant is larger, you see.

Geoff M.

PS. No mention of swallows please.

[Edited 2004-10-20 22:30:51]

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5528 times:


well...since the media often refers to 767s, 777s, and A300s as jumbos, I suppose we could follow in their footsteps and call the A380...JUMBO.

In all honesty, I think the "Double-decker" is a nice, descriptive name for it.

So...
747 Jumbo
A380 Double Decker
Regards



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User currently offlineAZjetgeek From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5513 times:

Since it looks like a whale with wings, I'll call it the A380 Whale


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User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

Here you go.... "Jumbo-e-Azam" ( Azam = Great)


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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

What about "Megaliner"

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5410 times:

130 views and only 6 replies  Sleepy

Geoffm: Good idea but I am sure the Boeingers will always add "White" if elephant is part of the name
767-332ER: Is not the 747 a double decker? Perhaps also the A330 and other aircraft that have galleys or toilets on the lower deck. Suggestion would therefore not be exclusive to A380.
Azjetgeek: A possibility but perhaps more a nautical term?
Sayem55: Great idea but somehow does not fit an European airliner
Levent: Megaliner is perhaps too nautical?

My suggestion "Whopper" but BurgerKing might not be too happy, so perhaps Whopper Jet After all a Jumbo could be a Jumbo Hot Dog or Jumbo Coke.

Any more suggestions?






MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

Megajet!
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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

An airline (SQ?) already refers to its A340s (or 747s?) as Megajets, I think

But if not, that would be a great suggestion.




MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

Hey


how about "The Mega Airbus"

this is no A vs B comment

I think it wud put Aibusses name out there in the world.



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12877 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

I tend to like Whale for the A380's nickname. It's huge fusulage is bigger than almost all whales, it is a short name that says it all. If you ever get to see whales in open waters, you know they are great creatures that are truly graceful in the water. Other possible nicknames: "Big Bus", "Big Bird" (like the Sesame Street character).

User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

How about "Big-Crunch"... but, then, its Kentucky. I believe Europeans call it Zinger so how about "Zinger Jet".




StarFighter
User currently offlineFokker50 From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

How about the airbus phenomenum???????


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

BCAL-SQ refers to the 744 as 'megatop'. Their 345 has no current name, and the 777s are nicknamed 'jubilee'
Older aircraft include 743-'big top' and 343-'celestar'.

So I do not think there is a 'megajet' in the SQ fleet.


User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

It reminds me Shamu...so SHAMU it is

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Hey

I am likeing "The Whale"

if ANA went ahead and ordered some A380s they could pain one in there old Whale livery which was applied to a 744D and 763.



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

how about and ugly bitch of a plane

User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

"Ogre" (in the meaning of giant in fairy tales)

Or "Onager" - the 'ancient' giant



@BCAL - that is tough question but a good one  Smile




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User currently offlineSnowJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5232 times:

To quote a Rob Schneider movie:

"That's a HUGE bitch!"

 Big grin



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

The Unrealistic Project....

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

Super jumbo I guess?

User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5112 times:

Yeah, Super Jumbo is what many have been calling it.

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5103 times:


BCAL,

The 747 is a double-decker but of course, not a true one, because it does not occupy the full lenght of the a/c. The lower galleys on L10's, 747s and 777s well, those wouldn't classify due to the inability to have passengers there, so I'm sticking to the term "Double-decker" because of the accuracy in which the A380 portrays it.
Regards and sorry you didn't like it...



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

Hey

what about "Queen of the Skies?"



No Vueling No Party
25 Post contains images FutureUApilot : How about just... A380 -future
26 AeroFan : how about Bitchin Whale
27 Post contains images Skydrol : "BUFF" Big Ugly Fat Fu--er..... Fuselage! That's what I meant (yeah) LD4
28 Post contains images Sayem55 : Hoe about this... "Euro-747"
29 Post contains images Kalakaua : Uhh... The Titan of the Skies... The largest passenger liner passenger aircraft to fly the Atlantic. Or how about Icarus. Don't mind me... I'm thinkin
30 BCal : Kalakaua I think that Titan of the skies might soon be changed to Titanic of the Skies (the Boeingers would love that - the largest passenger airliner
31 Post contains images RichM : I think the super jumbo would be a suitable nickname. However, I think non aviation enthusiasts will just call it a Jumbo or maybe even a "odd looking
32 PhotoLPPT : 'Big Mac' 'Mine is bigger that yours' 'Ultra Mega Jumbo' Regards, Luis
33 Post contains images Sayem55 : " 'Mine is bigger that yours' "
34 Radarcontact : Mini Me haha thank god it's friday
35 Post contains images Arcano : EVENT HORIZON Regards )( Arcano
36 Post contains images Fanatic : Thanks for making me laugh!! Great names there! "The Bohemus" Infact, it'll be interesting to see what nickname Singapore Airlines adopts for its flee
37 Jetjeanes : yeah im thinking double decker like the london bus.... everyone is familiar with the terminology, so if you say double decker you know what aircraft i
38 Malb777 : I agree with Aerofan & Skydrol it's one ugly mother
39 Post contains images Springbok747 : Just call it "Jumbo Senior"...Jumbo Jr. would be the A340 I guess. Hehe..
40 Vatveng : Fat Cow. filler filler filler
41 Post contains images Thom@s : Why bother coming up with such a clever name? 90% of the passengers will only know it as "The big plane." Thom@s
42 B741 : A more proper term would be Super-Jumbo, which would include A380, An-225 and Spruce Goose.
43 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Concur with B741 - simple, descriptive: Super-Jumbo. I am still laffin from all the other posts tho . . .
44 JGPH1A : I think we should call it "Ethel".
45 Post contains images Lehpron : Aero-monolith? Lavaithan? Well we can't pick too big of a name, there will be a bigger one in the future and calling this the biggest is rather primit
46 Jasepl : How about "Tiny"?
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