Vatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1046 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 5532 times:
Had a bit of an argument at work the other day with someone who insisted that United and US Airways were the same airline (not codeshare or Star Alliance, but one and the same) and here was her reason for why she just knew they were the same company:
the "US" in "US Airways" stands for "United States", [even though all of us here know the name of the airline is NOT "United States Airways"!] and "United" is just the abbreviation, like saying "American" instead of "American Airlines" or "Coke" instead of "Coca-Cola".
My hysterical laughter just made her even more convinced that she was right!
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 5215 times:
It disturbs me considering how much "the name" is out there yet continually often it is mispelt. I think it is mispelt more ofter than is Qatar Airways.
First law of being a smart-arse - don't make yourself look stupid in the process.
The word is "misspelt" or "misspelled". And while we're on the subject, the word "territory" is not spelled with a second 'e'. Nor do I think your use of "continually often" would win any major prizes for grammar.
'Qantas' isn't in my dictionary. What's your excuse?
Foxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 5180 times:
I was just going to mention the AirTran//ATA mix ups but DeltaRules (cool Handle!) beat me to it
on that end, ATA and AirTran have ajoining gates at LGA. I noticed this the other day commuting back out to MCI...how much of a headache is THAT every time a flight is called at that end of the terminal?
Phatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
The US/United argument may be alluded to the fact that alot of the older generations still use acronyms in place of actual names (TWA comes to mind). There is obviously some sort of marketing error on behalf of the airlines for the confusion to occur.
Some also pointed out the ATA/AirTran confusion. Try adding Air Transat to the mix, and there are sure to be headaches (especially at TPA and PIE).
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2702 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
I don't know if this is considered a "mix-up" to you, but to me it's more of a flat out lie.
This kid was telling me about how when he went to San Francisco recently, he flew US Airways out of SYR. He claimed that they stopped in Chicago, and continued on to SFO. I figured it was just a cordeshare type thing. He said his father has loads of UA miles, but he INSISTED he flew a US Airways jet all the way to SFO. Just like he said he flew a "big jet" non-stop in February from SYR to PBI. Well ain't that a kick in the pants. I think somebody's lying...
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5076 times:
What gets me are people (particularly in the media) that still refer to US Airways as USAir. Why spend the money to rebrand when people still screw up your company's name?
On the AirTran/ATA/Air Transat confusion issue. On my recent trip to LAS on AirTran, the lead F/A made a point to mention that there has been confusion with the AirTran and Air Transat names, in which passengers that were booked on AirTran were being dropped off over @ Terminal 2, where Air Transat goes out of. He said if you're being dropped off by a taxi or shuttle bus make sure they know that you need to go to Terminal 1. I wonder if people get ATA and Air Transat confused @ LAS since they both go out of T-2.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5046 times:
So-called aviation enthusiasts not knowing Air China from China Airlines(Taiwan) and not even being able to identify their respective bases, is the most ridiuculos thing I have come across art this forum, one even thinks China Airlines(CI) is teh new look and name of Air China(CA) of China/PRC.
InnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5005 times:
"What gets me are people (particularly in the media) that still refer to US Airways as USAir. Why spend the money to rebrand when people still screw up your company's name?"
Actually, what gets me worse is the jerks on here that get all huffy insisting that the entire world should know that USAir changed to US Airways. If you are going to spend the money to rebrand... then freakin' rebrand! Don't just respell. If you want people to think different, then make it different.
[Edited 2004-05-02 17:53:38]
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BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4968 times:
Slightly off topic, but sort of related to the USAir/US Airways thing - I've often wondered why Americans often refer to British Airways as "British Air" (and drop the "ways"). I've heard it said quite a few times, and even remember seeing a hand-written sign at PIT pointing the way to the "British Air" check-in.
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
Well I'm a huffy jerk who hates it when US Airways is spelt USAir. Honestly, its been US Airways since 1996. USAir does sound better, but US Airways is the name. Also, it has a space between US and Airways. Its not USAirways.
Also, American West instead of America West, is rather common common.
Phatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4900 times:
Why should it upset you? It is the error of USAirways that failed to market the new name correctly. Customers (or anyone in general) will only acknowledge what has been exposed to them through the media and word of mouth. It is up to the airline (and some well-determined a.net people to correct those who have sinned by saying USAir) to manipulate it such that the customer will acknowledge correctly. The customer is not to blame here.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4840 times:
After flying from ASA's hub in Dulles to ATA's hub in Atlanta, I flew to ValueJet's hub in Indianapolis to catch a US Air flight to Los Angeles to fly QUantas. My alternative was to fly American West to Detroit and catch Northwest Orient to LAX and then to Taiwan on Air China and then take China Airlines to Peking for a warm welcome from the PRC Army. On the way home, I think I'll take BOAC to London and then fly to Southeast's hub at BWI.
Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2307 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4772 times:
I think USAir's rebranding came after several aircraft accidents over a fairly short period of time. USAir suffered five fatal accidents between 1989 and 1994. It was time to reinvent themselves and disassociate from the old image. It might just be one of many factors, and then again, it may have nothing to do with it at all.
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