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What Is The A.Net Name For The 748?  
User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

There have been discussions about newspapers using the name "superjumbo" for the 380, and the 748. I would call it the generic name for the VLA group.
We had quite a go around to decide on Whalejet for the A380, so what is the "slang" name for the B748 ? I don't have a good idea to submit,and need the creative minds of A.net to help "give it a go".  chat 
I thought about using "3B" for Boeing Big Boy, (short to type), but should it also be an animal ?
Its big and old : so would Mastodon work ? Because it's now extinct maybe that's not a good omen for the future.  confused 
This will give the A-bus fans a chance to even out the Whalejet dust-up.  box 

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User currently offlineN8076U From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 425 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

Where I worked, most people referred to the 747 as a "lump", for obvious reasons. I would guess the new version of the 747 would continue that tradition, should UA decide to buy it. The 737 was called a "guppy".

I don't think A.net has come up with an appropriate nickname as of yet.  Wink

Chris



Don't blame me, I don't work here...
User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

How about a name that no one would possibly expect? I suggest.....

Crotch Rocket
Lumpy Liner
The Humpiest
The plane that "eight" more
The Hippo Jet
Brontosaurus


User currently offlineFireFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4998 times:

74Ate,

B'cause it will eat the A380 for lunch..

(sorry, this was my 7yr old's suggestion, but I laughed!).  Cool



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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

i'll go with the classic-

Queen of the Skies.

its part of the 747 family so its the queen for me  biggrin 



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

The 747 has always been known as the jumbo jet. I will refer to the 748 as a jumbo jet as well.

User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4942 times:

[quote=Bohica,reply=5]
I like your screen name, I agree on jumbo for the 747 ,but I have seen that used for the WhaleJet in some newspapers. That's why I thought we should have something new. Got a smile from Lumpy Liner


User currently offlineBill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

Quoting N8076U (Reply 1):
Where I worked, most people referred to the 747 as a "lump", for obvious reasons. I would guess the new version of the 747 would continue that tradition, should UA decide to buy it. The 737 was called a "guppy".

Interesting to note that in the U.K(Scotland) that the 747's were also called 'lumps',but the 737's were called 'piggies'!!Can't remember why tho'!



it would be rude not to!
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Quoting FireFly (Reply 3):
74Ate,

B'cause it will eat the A380 for lunch..

(sorry, this was my 7yr old's suggestion, but I laughed!).

Hahahaha... That had me laughin. I can only hope my future son will be able to throw out aviation-related humor as good as that.

-Mike in SAT


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