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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6646 times:

What are some of the "nicknames" used to describe certain liveries?

Here are a few that come to mind:


THE RUST COLORS

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THE ROOSTER TAIL

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"BUD LIGHT"

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THE BIG BANANA

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THE SUNSET

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User currently offlineMikkel777 From Norway, joined Oct 2002, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6602 times:

Janne:

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6579 times:

Janne?

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

Except for the Banana, I don't understand those nicknames.


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6567 times:

The Lettuce sandwich:


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

Deltaflot:

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DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineAirchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

Big Orange or Fat Carrot


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Orange Squash


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Biggidy biggidy bong
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6492 times:

"The Flintstones" Livery:


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Herb's Red-Bellied War Birds:


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User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6452 times:

Another name for the old WN livery.

Mustard Rocket:

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-GD727



Mmmm forbidden donut.
User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6412 times:

BOWLING SHOE

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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

The Meatball:


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This Website Censors Me
User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6363 times:

Didn't the NATIONAL 'Sun King' logo have a nickname? Weren't the MOHAWK BAC1-11s called "Hawkers"?

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6365 times:

I thought that Pan Am was "The Meatball"?

User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6336 times:

"stealth"




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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6321 times:

So how about "Darth Vader"?

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6280 times:
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Here's Darth Vader for you:
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As for meatballs, the question is whether you like them rare or well done...


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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 6243 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

The vomit jet:

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Jerrold


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 6226 times:

CRITTER:

Nobody could figure out exactly what the logo was, so they called it "Critter," which became the ValuJet callsign as well.


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Up, up and away!
User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6188 times:


Thermometer:


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Tylenol:


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Brass Ass:


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

Frankly, I like my 4-year old daughter's nickname for Southwest:

"Hot dog"


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Ashley's father in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

Sorry, forgot her other favorite:

"Yellow plane"


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Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3802 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6162 times:

Low-viz livery:
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(note the large billboard titles)


User currently offlineAl319 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

"Grapefruit"


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“atom celled…jet propelled”
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

Pan Am's logo was known as the "Blue Ball".

National's old Sun King logo was known as (since NA flew most of their flights from NYC-FL) "The Sunburned Jew".

Southwest's new colors are "Beach Balls".

Someone mentioned Continental's "Brass Ass" livery. Their slogan was, at that time, "The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail" but it was more commonly known as "The Loose Goose with the Brass Ass".  Laugh out loud

Spirit's new "digital" livery - "Energize, Scotty!"

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6035 times:

The Lizard and Parrot


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Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
25 Post contains links and images MxCtrlr : A couple I forgot... The Flying Rectum! View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Chaloner The Acid Trip! View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Ch
26 Post contains images Boeingfan : Eastern Air Lines "Hockey stick"
27 Post contains links and images Boeingfan : Northeast "yellowbirds" View Large View MediumPhoto © John P. Stewart Continental "Hair net" View Large View MediumPhoto © Torsten Maiwald
28 Post contains links and images MxCtrlr : Wavy Gravy (for those of us old enough to remember a person named that as well ) View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Van Bosch The Great Pumpki
29 Post contains links and images Kevi747 : Silverbird: View Large View MediumPhoto © Martin West
30 Post contains links and images MxCtrlr : Flying Easter Eggs... View Large View MediumPhoto © Trevor Ogle MxCtrlr Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.
31 Post contains images Boeing777/747 : "VAGINA", "Fiji" or "Virgin" for Belgian long haul 2002 defunct VG Airlines of Freddy Van Gaever. Btw what a beauty of a livery!
32 Post contains images Admiral ackbar : One of my favourite liveries ever, I give you: THE MOTHER GOOSE
33 Post contains links and images Swissgabe : View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Waser There have been people around who called Swiss a red-cross airline. I don't agree on that but it's abou
34 Post contains links and images Exnonrev : "Jurassic Park": View Large View MediumPhoto © James Richard Covington, Jr "Mother Grinning Bird": View Large View MediumPhoto © JOSE_CARREN
35 Post contains images MASB747 : I heard someone refer to Swiss Intl as "the ambulance airline"
36 Post contains links and images Codeshare : Little Europe: Don't mind the nose View Large View MediumPhoto © Krzysztof Skowronski [epwa_spotters]
37 Skyhawk : MxCtrlr-in all the years I flew for National, not once did I ever hear our logo described as "Sunburned Jew". The name "Sun King" was reserved for our
38 Post contains links and images PKK : The Canaries: View Large View MediumPhoto © Fabio Acuña View Large View MediumPhoto © Grahame Hutchison
39 Post contains links and images DeltaRules : This could be an "acid trip" or "vomit plane" (even though I don't think it's bad) too, couldn't it? "Wallpaper" or a fabric pattern (as I sometimes t
40 FlyboyOz : Cathay Pacific livery is called Brushwing
41 Post contains links and images Ha763 : Hawaiian calls the girl on its tails Pualani. Pualani as a young girl View Large View MediumPhoto © Arthur Yu Pualani grown up View Large View Me
42 Post contains links and images Boeing777/747 : Transavia Airlines: De Groene Banaan (Dutch for "The Green Banana") View Large View MediumPhoto © Paulo carvalho
43 Post contains links and images MxCtrlr : Skyhawk, MxCtrlr-in all the years I flew for National, not once did I ever hear our logo described as "Sunburned Jew". The name "Sun King" was reserve
44 Skyhawk : MxCtrlr-To answer your question first, I flew with National from 1971 until they were taken by Pan Am. The logo I mentioned was our "wings" we receive
45 Post contains links and images Kdonohue : My four-year old nephew refers to Korean Air as the "Pepsi" airline. View Large View MediumPhoto © Rob Rindt - SPOT THIS!
46 Post contains images Clipperhawaii : Big Blue Ball How I miss Pan American
47 Post contains links and images DCA-ROCguy : "Key Lime Upchuck." Someone hose that '57 down! View Large View MediumPhoto © Joe Pries Thanks Lindy for pointing out Darth Vader, I would have i
48 Post contains links and images Airways : The Wheelchair Lady.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Ivan Rodriguez - IBERIAN SPOTTERS Michael http://airsider.net
49 Post contains links and images 777gk : I've always had a weakness for the "Proud Bird with the Golden Tail" or "Golden Jet" livery: View Large View MediumPhoto © John P. Stewart View L
50 Luv2fly : I know that from being from DTW we always described Republic as the flying Goose.
51 Luv2fly : No it was the BLUE Goose
52 CPH-R : What the... National Airlines in Copenhagen!??!!? Was this a codeshare, or something else?
53 Post contains links and images Ouboy79 : The Green Backs or Green Tails that are slowly vanishing... Departing the TOL hub during the afternoon west coast push, phone taken by Bob Beech prior
54 Post contains links and images Elwood64151 : Vanguard's new livery (the last one before they went defunct): View Large View MediumPhoto © Gregg Stansbery Black Beauty View Large View MediumP
55 Post contains links and images UALPHLCS : This was nicknamed the Circus Wagon: View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Chaloner
56 Aerorobnz : The QF Triplets of VH OJB,EBU,VXB known as "Vomit Comet 1,2,or 3". NZ aircraft in the newest livery I have heard called Pacific Ripple, cos it isn't s
57 Post contains links and images Airsicknessbag : The Flying Banana: View Large View MediumPhoto © Gerhard Plomitzer Daniel
58 CXCPA : Cathay Pacific livery chinese nickname: 魚翅 It means shark's fin.
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