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Most "exaggerated' Airline Name Ever  
User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

What airlines in your opinion, have the most exaggerated and over-inflated name, suggesting that they are a mega-corp, while they really are a small player?

Here is my example

British World Airlines

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Although they operated a 757 towards their veryend, they mainly operated 1-11s and ATP on regional charters. Their former name Britsh Air Ferries was more suitable.

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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

These ones are quite exagerated:

Constellation International Airlines  Smokin cool
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Japan Universal System Transport - JUST
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Trans Global Vacations
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At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Northwest Orient!

Trans World Airlines (I think TWA had a longer name before cutting it short to Trans World)

Anyone remember Continental Lite? great exaggeration!

Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

TWA's old name was Transcontinental & Western, September11.

I think the award goes to Texas International.

User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

How about Indonesian Airlines, yet they are not the flag carrier, which is Garuda Indonesia. To me, that's a bit of an exaggeration - locally.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4578 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4125 times:

Aerolineas Internacionales of Mexico ! I liked their old noisy rickety 727s and had great flights on them, Mexico-Aguascalientes on a 727-100 and Hermosillo-Tijuana on a 727-200.
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Even while they DID have a proper website unlike Aerocalifornia or Aviacsa they felt like a mom and pop outlet, imagine your redneck uncle who starts a local bus service with some old overpainted schoolbuses, but then in the air. So the Internacionales in its name was a bit pretentious, their aircraft never left the country.

Other runner up points go to fairly small airlines like European, TEA (Trans European) or World Airways, trying to suggest they are at least in the same league as Pan Am or Lufthansa.

[Edited 2004-11-27 12:34:20]

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