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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

I guess so many people spell QANTAS wrong, they have a re-direct to www.qantas.com !

Anyone know if there are any other airlines that have this type of problem?

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com in your address bar, it will then take you to www.britishairways.com!

Rob!


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

airlingus.com
exelairways.com
thompsonfly.com

Tom


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com in your address bar, it will then take you to www.britishairways.com!

You're right. It does'nt count.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Wunala
I bet when you saw the title of this thread you and the rest of your country men, were getting your bashing noodles set for me!

dtwclipper


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

www.hapagloyd.de (missing l)

User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 4):
Wunala
I bet when you saw the title of this thread you and the rest of your country men, were getting your bashing noodles set for me!

dtwclipper

Not only my country, but most of the world.

Cheers US of E


User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

The funny thing that I was on hold with AA reservation system and the recording said referred to their partner airlines, including qUantas. I think One World members should do a better job in learning each other names. After all, it's just so many of them.


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User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com

742 - this is not a misspelling - so why should it count ?  Wink



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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Same question again?   

This will crank up some of my very dear RUs, like QantasForever. Search the forum for the earlier discussion of this. Big grin

Cheers!  
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie

[Edited 2005-05-19 18:32:53]


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

Try http://www.queasyjet.co.uk - that's not a mis-spelling like the ones above, that's an unofficial nickname!

Geoff M.


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3415 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com in your address bar, it will then take you to www.britishairways.com!

Since this is the address that BA give on all of their marketing material - billboards, e-mails, leaflets, etc. it's a good thing it does work!  Smile


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

I just did a search for Quantas on ebay under Collectibles > Transportation > Aviation > Airlines....

There were 101 items listed under "Qantas" and 10 items listed under "Quantas".



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

http://www.northwestairlines.com
nwa.com

http://www.americanairlines.com
aa.com



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
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Quote Lveg79.."The funny thing that I was on hold with AA reservation system and the recording said referred to their partner airlines, including qUantas"

If you were on hold, assuming on the Telephone, how do you know how they spelt it??

Just curious

Chris



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User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 7):
recording said referred to their partner airlines, including qUantas.

If you are pronouncing it, it is "kwantas". No-one to my knowledge pronounces it as "kantas", maybe people from Qatar do  Wink but I've never met anyone from there.



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User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3027 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 14):
If you were on hold, assuming on the Telephone, how do you know how they spelt it??

He was probably talking about the pronunciation. The American accent adds the U into the name when it's spoken on the AA reservations system.


User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 16):
The American accent adds the U into the name when it's spoken on the AA reservations system.

"American" accent? Do any other speakers of the English language use a "Q" without a "U" in everyday spelling? Dialect is non-sequitur in this case. We Americans were handed down this particular rule of spelling and pronunciation from merry olde England, ya'll.



We can agree to disagree.
User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2970 times:

Quoting Wukka (Reply 17):
American" accent? Do any other speakers of the English language use a "Q" without a "U" in everyday spelling? Dialect is non-sequitur in this case. We Americans were handed down this particular rule of spelling and pronunciation from merry olde England, ya'll.

Ya'll?

As has been said many times before, QANTAS is an acronym, like BOAC or ETOPS or EFIS or EICAM or EICAS....



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User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3027 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2953 times:

Quoting Wukka (Reply 17):
American" accent? Do any other speakers of the English language use a "Q" without a "U" in everyday spelling? Dialect is non-sequitur in this case.

All I can say is ring 011 61 13 13 13 and hear the lady pronounce it Kwantas. Then call AA and tell me the difference. LOL You may not appreciate the subtle difference in the Accents.


User currently offlineSeamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2911 times:

www.ual.com would direct you to www.united.com

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Shame people can't be as picky about:

- the incorrect use of "wrong" in the thread opener
- the incorrect use of the apostrophe in the first reply
- the incorrect use of the apostrophe in the third reply

Always Quantas, Quantas, Quantas...


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Quoting 9V-SPF (Reply 5):
www.hapagloyd.de (missing l)

Problem solved with re-naming them to HapgFly  Wink

Georg.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 21):
the incorrect use of "wrong" in the thread opener

Could you then please advise me of the correct usage?


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2637 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

I always liked going to http://www.untied.com/ to get some dirt on UA.


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
25 YukonTrader : Being a non-native English speaker, I've learned from school 'to spell sth wrongly' -or- 'to spell sth the wrong way'. Wrong is an adjective, while y
26 Sacflyer : Actually, the use of the adjective is acceptable here, such as, 'He painted the house blue.' Are you saying it should be, 'He painted the house bluel
27 Post contains images YukonTrader : Hi Sacflyer Agreeably, language is evolving - some even say eroding - and you are perfectly right in telling me that it is acceptable (and increasingl
28 Post contains images Backfire : Personally I think you're cheating - you're attempting to use the adjective 'blue', which can only apply to the house, to modify the verb 'painted'.
29 Post contains links UK_Dispatcher : If you mis-spelled www.flybmi.com as www.flibmi.com, it took you to a site set up by an irate bmibaby passenger, where you could buy 'bmibaby lied to
30 DeltAirlines : Speaking of that, I had to e-mail the United Premier desk asking for a new card. At the end, the CSA wrote something akin to "Thank you for flying on
31 Sacflyer : That was the point of my example. I didn't want any confusion between an adverb form and an adjective form. 'Wrong' however does have both an adjecti
32 Post contains links EnviroTO : http://www.flyual.com
33 UAL747 : I have to say that I had a dream about this discussion last night. I dreamed that I was sitting at LAX and a QANTAS 744 was taxiing about, when it pas
34 Ready4Pushback : This is not an "airliner thing" - most companies also reserve the internet domains that sound like their name (or are a common mis-spelling of their n
35 A3xx900 : Errrm, not quite. Hapag Lloyd (hapaglloyd.de) is NOT the airline. It's a shipping company. The airline would be Hapag Lloyd Flug (hence the airline c
36 Andz : Close...they are all acronyms except BOAC.
37 Post contains images MD11junkie : What do you mean? British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Cheers! Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie
38 Dtwclipper : None of them are. DIVA is an acronym (Department for the Invention and Verification of Acronyms). ac·ro·nym n. A word formed from the initial lette
39 Andz : an acronym is a word formed from the first letters of a name, but it must form a word, BOAC is pronounced B O A C.... therefore not a word, but an abb
40 Dtwclipper : Well, we always said BOWACK...but bever TWAAA
41 FriendlySkies : Couldn't UA theoretically sue AA for using a trademark of UAL Corp.? Or whoever owns that URL...
42 Sacflyer : I don't think so. First, it's not a trademark. Second, UAL has no claim to that URL. Third, UAL advertises a different URL for their customers. AA is
43 ExFATboy : I don't believe "UAL" is actually a trademark, just an abbreviation. It also used to be UAL's ticker on the NYSE. If UAL didn't register "flyual.com",
44 Post contains images OzLAME : QANTAS "kwantas" BOAC "bowack" ETOPS "ee-tops" EFIS "ee-fis" EICAM "eye-cam" EICAS "eye-cas" All acronyms, as is RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging),
45 StealthZ : Never ever heard that before... had heard "Better On A Camel" though. Rgds C
46 Ikramerica : AUDI (Auto Union Deutschland Ingolstadt), SAAB (Svenska Aeroplan AB)
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