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B6 Announces 2006 Aircraft Names  
User currently offlineShannonjfk From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4318 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

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User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4275 times:

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Bluesmobile

That is great, think they'll paint a little Jake & Elwood on the side.  Wink


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Wow.. I thought for sure Carolina blue would have made it.. oh well..


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4662 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

I guess "Blue Balls" didn't get selected.....


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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13008 posts, RR: 100
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4152 times:
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Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Bravo Lima Uniform Echo

Geeky, but I like it!

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Blueteus Maximus

 rotfl  This is the funiest!

So no "I blue my tires?"  duck 

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?"  Smile

Sidenote: I have finally gotten over the fact that there is no new jetblue tail for 2006.  Wink 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."  spin  I hope that they balance out the numbers and have an equal number of each tail design in the fleet.  Smile Ensures variety!

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4107 times:
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What about "She Blue Me" or "Blue My Load"


Those are funny ones.



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Big Blue Bus

Thats for the first B6 A380 right?  Wink



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
All Because of Blue

Nice tribute to the U2 song All Because of you. They should have done Vertiblue though  Smile


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

They could have done a tribute to Monica Luewinsky (or however you spell it):

Blue in the Black Dress



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Yea, they're all pretty stupid I think. They all went down hill fast after about year two.

I just don't fine it cute anymore.

Flame me all you want, it's not gonna change anything.

B


User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 9):
Yea, they're all pretty stupid I think.

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.

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 10):
Now, who takes "Disgruntled former employees for $800?"

That would be funny if I didn't name one already.

I'll let you guess which.

B


User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Ok that's your opinion but you don't have to rain on this parade!

I like the names this year, they are getting very creative now instead of going after all the obvious names.

These are my top 3 in no particular order. These are very creative:

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Fancy Meeting Blue Here



Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
I'm Having a Blue Moment



Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Blues Have More Fun

 airplane jetBlueAtJFK airplane 



When You Know jetBlue, You Know Better
User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

"Blue Begins With You"?

That's plagiarism. USAir begins with U.

Best of 20,000 entries? Good grief. Why do they need to steal another airline's slogan.


User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

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.


User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

One of my names made the cut! Woo Hooo!!!!!!!!!!! <---hahahahahah

Seriously-

Paint The Town Blue. Here's to hoping I go to Toulouse or Brazil to bring one the new birds home.


User currently offlinePtharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3644 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
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 30, 1999

It's free to all who want it. Looks like JetBlue can run with it. Big grin



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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 11):
I'll let you guess which.

I have no clue...there are so many.

Did you get to go to Toulouse?

JetBluefan1



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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 16):
It's free to all who want it.

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.  Smile

If you like stolen slogans, you should love these.  Smile


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13008 posts, RR: 100
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
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Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 13):
That's plagiarism. USAir begins with U.



Quoting Ptharris (Reply 16):
Cancellation Date March 30, 1999

It's free to all who want it. Looks like JetBlue can run with it.

Its sort of like "Canyon Blue," B6 has fun poking at the compitition.  bigthumbsup  But it does apear they did due dilagence on this one.  Smile

Besides, almost all of the names are spoofs; so there is tons of wiggle room under copywright law.  nod 

Quoting SKYYBLUE (Reply 15):
Paint The Town Blue. Here's to hoping I go to Toulouse or Brazil to bring one the new birds home.

Do employees who picked the names get a free flight to help deliver "their" plane? Great for the B6 employee!

Wait a second... I count 43 names...  scratchchin  hmmm...

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 12):
I like the names this year, they are getting very creative now instead of going after all the obvious names.

 checkmark 

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Blue 4 U

Better hope the 4 doesn't wear off!  duck 

 Wink

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3535 times:
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Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 4):
Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Bravo Lima Uniform Echo

Geeky, but I like it!

Its not geeky, its more pop culture. Its most likely inspired by a song from the Bloodhound Gang entitled "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo" (F.U.C.K). So Bravo Lima Uniform Echo= B.L.U.E



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Bluesmobile



Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Blue Jersey

Two favorites.  Smile

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Blue Streak

Isn't that PSA's callsign?

Harry



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User currently offlinePlanefreakaa From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

how about this one" why are you so blue, because were in the red"

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1870 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
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What about "Blue Goes Around", Oh yeah I heard that before cant remember where, Fly ______ Jets. Oh well never mind


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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Quoting Shannonjfk (Thread starter):
Big Blue Bus

Yay! I suggested that one in our forums. Glad it made it. I also like the "fancy meeting blue here" and such. Congrats to the employees with the creative minds!


25 INTENSS : That's not entirely true. You don't necessarily have to have a "copyright" to a phrase or slogan to have intellectual rights to it. There instances w
26 Mir : It is. To be honest, I'm surprised that they didn't use that one earlier. -Mir
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