Shannonjfk From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4575 times:
Thanks to everyone who entered the latest No Plain Jane Plane Name contest. More than 20,000 names were sent in this year so picking the winners took some time and resources! We narrowed it down to the best 90 names and then sent them to the vote among JetBlue leaders. Then we collated their votes to get the top 45 names for 2006.
A Little Blue Will Do; Bluesmobile;
All Because of Blue; Blueteus Maximus;
All Wrapped Up in Blue; Bravo Lima Uniform Echo;
Big Blue Bus; Breath of Fresh Blue;
Blissfully Blue; California Blue;
B*L*U*E; Caribbean Blue;
Blue 4 U; Denim Blue;
Blue Amigo; Fancy Meeting Blue Here;
Blue Begins With You; Glad To Be Blue;
Blue Better Believe It; Good, Better, Blue;
Blue Bonnet; I'm Having a Blue Moment;
Blue By Design; Indigo Blue;
Blue Clipper; Knowing Me, Knowing Blue;
Blue Come Back Now Ya Hear?; Lady in Blue;
Blue Getaways; Let The Blue Times Roll;
Blue Is So You; Out With The Old In With The Blue;
Blue Jersey; Paint the Town Blue;
Blue Loves Ya, Baby?; Pretty in Blue;
Blueprint; Simply Blue;
Blue Send Me; Sincerely Blue;
Blue Streak; Something About Blue;
Blue Sweet Blue; That's What I Like About Blue;
Blues Have More Fun
Seriously, good names. Since they'll be on the plane for years, they do have to be very non-offensive.
Hey, is there a "To Blue it may concern?"
Sidenote: I have finally gotten over the fact that there is no new jetblue tail for 2006. Thinking back, its wise for them to "mix up" the tails so that one cannot point to a particular design and say "that's circa 2001." I hope that they balance out the numbers and have an equal number of each tail design in the fleet. Ensures variety!
Well, that's your opinion and I think we can all respect it.
Now, who takes "Disgruntled former employees for $800?"
I'm j/k of course. But do you have any in mind that are better in your opinion? I personally like the newer ones than the older ones; as JetBlue gets more planes, the names are harder to think of, and some will be stupid. However, I think that for nearly 100 planes, these are still clever.
In any case, I give B6 kudos for naming their planes instead of giving them a simple N---- number.
Ptharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3901 times:
Quoting Werdywerd (Reply 14): Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 13):
That's plagiarism. USAir begins with U.
If USAir does not hold a copyright to this phrase, then its all fair game. I'm sure no one holds the copyright to it since they do copyright checks on all phrases before approval.
If a company failed to secure a copyright on a phrase, then it's their fault in my opinion.
According to the US Trademark and Patent Office:
Quote: Word Mark USAIR BEGINS WITH YOU
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 039. US 105. G & S: air transportation services. FIRST USE: 19910520. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19910520
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 74157171
Filing Date April 15, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition February 18, 1992
Registration Number 1719613
Registration Date September 22, 1992
Owner (REGISTRANT) USAir, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 2345 Crystal Drive Arlington VIRGINIA 22227
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Elliott I. Pollock
Prior Registrations 1243867;1303142;1582983;1584000;AND OTHERS
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 30, 1999
It's free to all who want it. Looks like JetBlue can run with it.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you.
Yes, but why use an airplane name that reminds people about your competitor's slogan? The person who proposed the name may have been unaware of the USAir slogan, but somebody should have caught it.
Here are some proposed jetBlue names that I stole from other airlines' slogans:
We have to earn our blue every day;
The blue wings of man;
We'll take more care of blue;
A whole different kind of blue;
Catch the blue spirit;
We love to fly, and it's blue;
Blue is ready when you are;
We really move our blues for you;
Blue, blue, and away;
If you've got blue, flaunt it;
Something special in the blue;
And so forth.
If you like stolen slogans, you should love these.