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LH Has New Nick Name For The A380  
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7088 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 22262 times:

The A380 is carrying the nick name "Molly" within LH. Much nicer as whale jet -although it fits  Smile

http://www.aero.de/news.php?varnewsid=1710


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12841 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 21928 times:

After all the bad news, I think "wail jet" is perhaps more appropriate...

Anyway, good on LH for a positive(?) nickname. I wonder how they came up with "Molly"? Did someone have a fat girlfriend with that name?



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21861 times:

Molly sounds cute but Tupperware* awful....

*787

Micke//  Wink



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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21851 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
Anyway, good on LH for a positive(?) nickname. I wonder how they came up with "Molly"? Did someone have a fat girlfriend with that name?

Are you sure they aren't referring to the fish Molly. The are a freshwater species, and one of (if not the) biggest of the live-bearers. Originally from Africa or the Amazon (I forget sorry)



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User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21832 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 1):
After all the bad news, I think "wail jet" is perhaps more appropriate...

Nobody other than a few BBoyz from this forum uses nick "whalejet"


User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21745 times:

It,s look like a whale  Smile. The 737-600 was named "the pig"and......yes it does  Wink


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31243 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21724 times:
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Beats "Brunhilda"...  duck 

User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21706 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Molly sounds cute but Tupperware* awful....


I thought Tupperware was for the A330/A340 - or at least from a cabin crew perspective - we all know the A340C is really referred to as "Hairdrier powered"  Wink

Remember the nickname for the 737-100 from LH, now that was a good one - if only I can remember what it was  Sad

Phil
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User currently offlineGbfra From Germany, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21682 times:

The B737-100 was called "Schweinchen" (piggie) by LH pilots.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21655 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):

Brunhilda!!   

Spot on Stitch!!

Micke//   

[Edited 2006-11-27 15:02:03]


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User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7088 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21619 times:

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 7):
Remember the nickname for the 737-100 from LH, now that was a good one - if only I can remember what it was Sad



Quoting Gbfra (Reply 8):
The B737-100 was called "Schweinchen" (piggie) by LH pilots.

Also it was named "fat Albert" according to a LH book.



It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineAviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21613 times:

The 737 series is still fondly called "Bobby" by many Lufthansa flight and cabin crews.
There is even a book about Bobby Boeing with many wonderful illustrations. If only I could remember the name of the author, who, no doubt was a Lufthansa flight attendant back then.

Cheerful flying.
Aviaction



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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21490 times:

The Big´n Fat Aunt Molly  Smile ... nahhh...just a joke I´m a A380 fan.


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User currently offlineSU From Russia, joined Apr 2004, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21456 times:

Molly - sounds cute - like cow cute..


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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21402 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 3):
Are you sure they aren't referring to the fish Molly. The are a freshwater species, and one of (if not the) biggest of the live-bearers.

I guess it comes from the German word "mollig" which means chubby. And the name Molly is in German somewhat linked to a chubby good natured lady. There is even a narrow-gauge steam train in Germany called "Molli".

pelican


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21359 times:

I am suspicious. A Molly Gee has written about none other than Moby Dick.

http://www.vocabulary.com/VUctmobyD.html

"Molly and whales" gets 359 thousand hits on Google.The choice of Molly might not be totally unrelated to other names??


User currently offlineTeamAmerica From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21358 times:

Quoting Danny (Reply 4):
Nobody other than a few BBoyz from this forum uses nick "whalejet"

I've heard the term used on the news several times. I recall hearing it from CNN and CNBC for certain. Try Google and you'll be surprised to find several websites that have embraced the term, including http://www.a380portal.com/ . I got 353 hits, and only a handful were A.Net citations.



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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21296 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 14):
I guess it comes from the German word "mollig" which means chubby. And the name Molly is in German somewhat linked to a chubby good natured lady. There is even a narrow-gauge steam train in Germany called "Molli".

Thank you  Smile



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9662 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21287 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
but Tupperware* awful....

....but Tupperware requires a pot party.......


concerning the 737 series flown by Hansa - "Schweinchen" "Bobby" and to a lesser extend "Fat Albert" all apply. There is a parkin aerea at the eastern end of the FRA apron which is also referred to as "Scweinebucht" ( Bay of Pigs)



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21249 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
Beats "Brunhilda"

Actually, the WhaleBus(t) program could use a "Valkyrie" like "Brunnhilde" these days.  Smile


User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21170 times:

In German the informal attribute "mollig" means "chubby". And if you nickname somebody female "Molly", you usually want to say that she is a little overweight. Well, for some girls it still might be a compliment though ...

User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21132 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 19):
Actually, the WhaleBus(t) program could use a "Valkyrie" like "Brunnhilde" these days.

However, not yet the Twilight of the Gods?


User currently offlineDistantHorizon From Portugal, joined Oct 2005, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 21052 times:

In the end, as I said before, it will always be "Superjumbo".

DH


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 20963 times:

Quoting SU (Reply 13):
Molly - sounds cute - like cow cute..



Quoting Pelican (Reply 14):
guess it comes from the German word "mollig" which means chubby. And the name Molly is in German somewhat linked to a chubby good natured lady.

Maybe, for the sake of us who don't speak German, LH could refer to their WhaleJets as.... das moby?  duck 

What does LH call their A-340-300s? das gooneybird?
 splat 


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1521 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 20862 times:

Quoting Aviaction (Reply 11):
If only I could remember the name of the author, who, no doubt was a Lufthansa flight attendant back then.

The book was called "Bobby Boeing Earns his Wings". The author was Brian Keet and the book was illustrated by Tony Grogan. In the book Bobby's girlfriend was Betty - a B727.

rgds//Vimanav



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25 Columbia107 : Well you better get used to calling it the "WhaleJet" as most people are doing so!
26 727forever : I kind of cringe everytime I see someone call it the "whalejet" as well. ORD ground, tower, and approach have been calling the 747 the "whale" for a
27 Longhaulheavy : This is perfect, actually. I went to high school with a rather chubby girl named Molly.
28 Areopagus : A metal expanding wall anchor is called a molly. Once you put it in, you can't get it out again.
29 Post contains links and images Ikramerica : Do a search... This is the only Molly i know. She is NOT chubby in any way...
30 Thebry : Hey, watch it! That's what I named my BMW 330Ci convertible...
31 Aviaction : Thanks, Vimanav! Apparently, "Bobby" must have been an intriguing topic, as there is a second book, named "Ich heisse Bobby" (My name is Bobby), writ
32 HB88 : Heh. That's sort of cute. Even more so in view of the German nickname/meaning. Uh. Not around here pard. Whalejet rates amber on the lame-o-meter. Ev
33 Post contains images Solnabo : @ Leelaw Wasn´t Valkyrie a fighterjet on carriers in the 60´s, or was it a bomber? Maybe I´m wrong... Micke//  [Edited 2006-11-27 20:51:08]
34 BHMBAGLOCK : No, that's moly as in short for molybdenum.
35 SSTsomeday : I don't see why people are so sensitive about the term "whalejet." It aptly describes, in one word, awe at the A/C's mammoth, commandeering size and
36 Post contains images LTU932 : Or even "Die fette Elke" (fat Elke, from a song by "Die Ärzte"). Anyone have a full list of aircraft nicknames given by LH?
37 SSTsomeday : This name makes no sense to me. Is there a German context for ths choice?
38 LTU932 : It probably has to do with this: Molly - Mollig: two words which can be easily confused in the German language.
39 Gbfra : "Molly" is not a German word at all whereas "mollig" is.
40 Post contains images AutoThrust : Wasnt the 787 called plastic can ? Just kidding, i prefer Molly over Whalejet as name. However this is only on A.net. Almost every Media calls it Supe
41 Areopagus : Moly is short for molybdenum, but your "No" is wrong. Google "molly wall fastener" if you doubt me.
42 XFSUgimpLB41X : Whalejet is just an uncreative rip-off of the 747 nickname.
43 Post contains images 7cubed : LH can call it what they want, everyone else calls it late.
44 Post contains links Osiris30 : Bomber... XB-70 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XB-70_Valkyrie
45 Blast : Molly... Sounds like your 59 year old aunt or mother in law or something.. Nicht gut liebe Freunde..
46 Gbfra : Maybe Wolfgang Mayrhuber's favourite rock band is Molly Hatchet.
47 Post contains links KC135TopBoom : " target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XB-70_V...kyrie Yes, and the carrier based fighter you were thinking of was the A/RA-5 Vigilante. It actu
48 Glideslope : Moby the Molly Jet?
49 LOWW : "MOLLY" has a very positive implication. Remember "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", after all she survived the Titanic disaster.
50 Aerokiwi : I still like the name I heard used by Toulouse locals whenever it flew overhead - "the Flying Forehead"
52 Post contains images SBN580 : "Composite Goose" That's a joke...
53 Post contains images SSTsomeday : Well then they have a great sense of humor.
54 Post contains images Flyboy2001 : I know a lot of people - pilots, rampers, gate agents, etc. - who call it the Whalejet and I think it's appropriate - that "forehead" is just too Belu
55 Hamster : I thought LH new name for the 380 is "disaster".
56 Post contains images Leon8828 : I think it should be called the "butt cheek" plane. It looks like the cheek of a butt. They ought to fly them in pairs so that it would be anatomicall
57 DeltaJet757 : "Molly?"...no. I'm still going with "whale jet," it fits better. -DeltaJet757
58 Post contains images Zkpilot : Actually it is quite widespread in its use, you may be in denial but its true. Pilots from several airlines I have personally talked to refer to it a
59 Don : IMHO the most appropriate nickname for A380 (at least for now) is Ostrich, the largest bird in the world but unable to get off the ground.
60 Post contains images WingedMigrator : About Whalejet... Amongst remote corners of the aviation world that may be true, but in general usage it is referred to as Superjumbo. An properly con
61 Post contains images LTU932 : Or maybe "The-Late-Jet".
62 Post contains images Zkpilot : Well if you call pilots are remote part of the aviation world, then I don't know who the general part of the aviation world is! as for the properly c
63 XFSUgimpLB41X : No pilots I have ever heard call it the Whalejet...but what do I know. I'm just part of the remote part of the aviation world.
64 ZAVRC : My mother in-law's name is Molly...... not sure if that weakens or strengthens the case against calling the A380 Molly...... As an aside, I always lik
65 Baroque : When delivery of P40s to Aus was delayed in 1942, they became known as the Neverhawks. Does that help? Mind the Neverhawks were only months late. The
66 Blast : Here, see?? haha
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