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Why Do LCC Like Using"Jet"In Their Names?  
User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3705 times:

I was having one of those mindless wandering moments and it struck me as odd that so many LCC have chosen to use "Jet" in their names. Why is that?

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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2075 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

Did they? The most LCCs (90%) I know don`t have "Jet" in their name.  Smile

Axel



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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Well in the United States we have several LCC and only one of them has Jet in their name...According to Wikipedia the following are considered a LCC
AirTran Airways
Allegiant Airways
American Trans Air
Frontier Airlines
Independence Air
JetBlue Airways
Primaris Airlines
Song
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Ted
USA 3000 Airlines
US Airways


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3676 times:
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I think you're referring to "regional" carriers, rather than LCCs. Many regional carriers were, at one time, truly regional. They flew small turboprops and recips, and the word "jet" helps (in marketing-speak) to counter that puddlejumping (I hate that term) prop image they might have earned in the past.




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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 2):
Well in the United States we have several LCC and only one of them has Jet in their name

I was thinking in terms of globally and the names we see in the title of threads on this site. Perhaps my view is distorted from a Canadian perspective in that all our LCC have "Jet" in their names:WestJet,CanJet and until earlier this year, Jetsgo. Other names that I recall in recent threads are JetStar,JetBlue,EasyJet and I'm sure others can add a few more names.


User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2075 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

It must be a Canadian problem.  Big grin

Axel



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User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 4):
It must be a Canadian problem.

Maybe a Canadian perspective is what you may have meant to say. What I believe 9252fly was trying to hit on was that there are some LCC globally that like to use the word "Jet" in their names.

I think 2H4 hit the nail on the head with his comments. They are trying to portray a more sophisticated image than they had in the past. They don't want to be seen as "Cheap" airlines that fly old "Propeller" driven airplanes. That is what many people may imagine when they think of a LCC.

Merry Christmas all and a high flying new year.

ACL1011

[Edited 2005-12-23 14:16:59]


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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

Ryanair
AirBelin
Hapag Llyod Express
Germanwings
Germania
CentralWings
AirTran Airways
Allegiant Airways
American Trans Air
Frontier Airlines
Independence Air
Primaris Airlines
Song
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
Ted
USA 3000 Airlines
US Airways

Here are the only ones I can find with Jet in the name:
JetBlue Airways
easyJet



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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

BMIbaby..
ThomsonFly

Oh.. oh.. the use of "Jet" is incredible!  Wink Silly

Regards,
Chris


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3094 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Consider Jet Airways in India - anything but a LCC...wonder why they chose such a singularly unimaginative name....didn't they foresee that sooner or later thay would have to purchase aircraft like ATR's, making a joke of their own name...?

User currently offlineYak97 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3453 times:
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Well I was going to post "How about Jet2?" but it was too short.

Oh.........


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

don't forget Windjet of Italy


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Don't forget:

Jetstar
Flyjet (OK so more a charter airline)
easyJet
Westjet
jet2
jetblue
Atlasjet
Maxjet
Menajet
Tikal Jets (not sure if they qualify for a LCC)
Windjet


The deceased list:

EUJet
Jetsgo
Hellasjet
Valujet

More than you'd think!


User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4393 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Jetstar
Flyjet
easyJet
Westjet
jet2
jetblue
Atlasjet
Maxjet
Menajet
Tikal Jets
Windjet

Also Webjet of Brazil is another LCC. There are many LCCs that use jet in their names but they are not a majority...



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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3240 times:

With the high likelihood of an increase in the price of aviation fuel in the future,is it possible that we could see a change in thinking with people deciding that propeller planes are more environmentally friendly?We may then see names like PropBlue,EasyProp and so on.

[Edited 2005-12-23 20:54:32]

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3238 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 14):
With the high likelihood of an increase in the price of aviation fuel in the future,is it possible that there could see a change in thinking with people deciding that propeller planes are more environmentally friendly?We may then see names like PropBlue,EasyProp and so on.

HAHAHA! Now that's humor!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3199 times:

Yeah, I think it is all about reassurance that you will get a "real" a/c, NZ regionals (all under the Air NZ Link umbrella) are exclusivley prop jobs.

I can imagine the alternative names:

Mount Cook Propways

Nelson Props

etc etc


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1597 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

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