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A Nickname For The A380  
User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 879 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7931 times:

Hi there,

has anybody heard proposals yet for a nickname for the A380? Within Lufthansa, I have heard "Molly" a few times, which I find quite fitting and funny. Any others?

Have a good day!


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7926 times:

Whale.

Nothing negative about that. It actually looks like one.

Peter Smile



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User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7893 times:

What about Peggy !
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineAither From South Korea, joined Oct 2004, 858 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7811 times:

With its huge wings it looks more like a bird than a fish.


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7794 times:

Quoting Airevents (Thread starter):
has anybody heard proposals yet for a nickname for the A380? Within Lufthansa, I have heard "Molly" a few times, which I find quite fitting and funny. Any others?

The subject was discussed two or three times already.
Airbus decided not to give a name to the A380.
So far, the press has been using the "King" or the "Queen of the Skies", and the "Super Jumbo".
Some at a.net have nicknamed it "the WhaleJet".


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7783 times:

What about the old Herc name 'fat albert'

or from the Austin Powers movies 'fat bastard!'

hehe

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7773 times:

I think this has been discussed at least in a dozens of threads. This thread should be transferred to "Polls and Prefs".

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7762 times:

The Manatee!


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User currently offline777DAD From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7762 times:

How 'bout "Albtraum!"  Wink
Albtraum is German for nightmare.
Jeff



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User currently offline777DAD From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7752 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 7):

Good One! Big grin

Jeff



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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3198 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7731 times:

I've always thought her name should be "Hope".

Beautiful and positive without arrogance, accepting of others. And the greatest of all is ...

IMHO Regards
MH



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User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7701 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 7):
The Manatee!

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There is definitely a family resembles, I just hope it will have a quicker "turn-around" time.

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7701 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 4):
Some at a.net have nicknamed it "the WhaleJet".

Wasn't that name banned by the mods for a short time?

[Edited 2006-08-11 14:58:23]


Just...fly.
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7701 times:

What about "delayed"? Will Airbus ever get this darn thing delivered?


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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7628 times:

How about Bertha! (No pun intended to anyone)

User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7616 times:

how about BIG FAT MOMA!!!
 bigthumbsup   biggrin 

dave


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7608 times:

What about "Albatross"? That's just about what it is.


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User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7608 times:

I've been waiting for someone to offer ""White Elephant" which I believe it is. Certainly it is also a marvelous bit of engineering, but I suspect that history will categorize it as a European L1011. Beautifully conceived and executed, but a financial disaster.

Let me offer another, better moniker: Albatross.

Before everyone starts telling me about projected sales, yada, yada, yada, I would point out that the 380 has cost Airbus more than Euros. It has cost them a termendous amount of effort that could have been used elsewhere more profitably. The loss of market share to the 787 will hurt them for years and ultimately cost more than the 380 will return to company coffers. Thus I resubmit: Albatross.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7608 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 1):
Whale.



Quoting Breiz (Reply 4):
"the WhaleJet".

Its pretty erronoeus given there is already an aircraft named after a whale...

Its the BELUGA

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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7599 times:

My entry would be VanityJet, or alternatively, HubrisJet. Big grin

User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7599 times:

Fatass seems to come to mind

User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7577 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 14):
How about Bertha! (No pun intended to anyone)

Damn, you beat me to the punch, I would have said Big Bertha. However, I think that because it was first coined on this site the A380 should be nicknamed the "WhaleJet".  bigthumbsup 

Cheers from BDL and BAF,  wave 
DeltaGuy767



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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7569 times:

Quoting 777DAD (Reply 8):
How 'bout "Albtraum!" Wink
Albtraum is German for nightmare.

I doubt Boeing will like that. They've already named the 787 dreamliner, me thinks they might want to reserve the name nightmare for another of their aircraft... perhaps the 748i  Wink


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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7549 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 21):
Damn, you beat me to the punch, I would have said Big Bertha. However, I think that because it was first coined on this site the A380 should be nicknamed the "WhaleJet"

I put the disclaimer on it becoz last time there was a thread on this topic, someone got offended because they had a relative called Bertha..lol


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7541 times:

Quoting 777DAD (Reply 8):
How 'bout "Albtraum!"

Well, LH cabin crew apparently call the A340-600 "Katastrophe" at LH. So maybe Albtraum does fit.  Wink

It's all in good humour.

25 Art : Johnny (from the expression "Johnny come lately")? Or perhaps just A3 lately? DISCLAIMER (for MANNI, KEESJE etc) People dont get your pantys in a twis
26 Post contains images RAPCON : BRILLIANT!!!! Perhaps we can call it "Flying Manatee"!
27 Post contains images 777DAD : Could also call her "Cormorant". A very elegant bird,with a large wingspan.They eat valuable fish in large quantities. Jeff
28 KrisYYZ : not bad, but thats what Canada calls its EH101 helicopters. KrisYYZ
29 Post contains images 777DAD : That's true . Didn't think about that. I guess we'll all just have to accept and adjust to what comes. The EH 101 is also known in the UK as Merlin.
30 HAWK21M : BIG BIRD. regds MEL
31 Lehpron : Here's an idea (though probably unpopular here since many are asthetically shallow): call it what it is, "super jumbo jet" or "the superjumbo" as it w
32 Danimarroquin : I agree with the manatee nickname . in onor of this precius animal
33 Psa188 : call it the A-3-ugly. Now i need another sentence so that the software will let me post the response
34 AS739X : " Buff 2 " The B-52 being the original "Big Ugly Fat F...... " ASLAX
35 Post contains images AutoThrust : Nice name ! Altough my vote goes for Megaliner!
36 747LUVR : Well, how about "The Weighty Eighty"....I dunno. But I don't think it can take the 747's namesake, "Queen of the Skies". No way!!
37 Deltadude : How about FAILURE? That's appropriate I think.
38 Gipper913 : Moneypit. Hole in the air into which one dumps money. Albatross. White Elephant. "U-G-L-Y - You aint got no alibi, you UGLY, You ugly!". Failureus Gar
39 Post contains images Sllevin : "El Jefe" Steve
40 Post contains images Mariner : I must be in the wrong place - I thought this was a site for airliner enthusiasts. mariner
41 EWS : Well, along the lines of babybus, longbus.. How about.. FatBus Lew
42 NWDC10 : A380- "The King Of The Skies" 747- "The Queen Of The Skies" Robert NWDC10
43 Post contains images Haggis79 : have to absolutely agree with that one... that's already a Neoplan coach bus...
44 Ordryan28 : wow, good one! -Ryan
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