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It Is Now Air Indian  
User currently offlineSchipholjfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 579 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10780 times:

http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/mar/29airindian.htm

New merged name of Air India and Indian Airlines is Air Indian. Like it? Not like it?


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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10748 times:

Ugh!! Not like it!!!!


Either it is grammatically nonsensical, in that they are taking the adjective "Indian" and placing it after "Air" when traditionally it is a countries name after "Air" or they are doing something perhaps novel yet ridiculous by putting the name of the nationality after air.

[Edited 2007-03-29 05:42:24]


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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10674 times:

They should keep the name Air India.

Air Indian sounds wrong, like Air French , Air Canadian or Air New Zealander !


User currently offlineDetroitflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10610 times:

didnt they just do a new livery with the words AIR INDIA???

and yes....it does not sound gramatically correct!!!



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10600 times:

Quoting Schipholjfk (Thread starter):
New merged name of Air India and Indian Airlines is Air Indian.

 yuck   thumbsdown 


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10590 times:

Quoting Schipholjfk (Thread starter):
Like it? Not like it?

If they kept chubby Maharajah as their mascot, I like it Big grin



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4781 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10569 times:

"Indian Air" sounds better IMO, but could be misinterpreted as something else.


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User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10558 times:

It is a rather silly idea to call the merged airline "Air Indian". It makes no sense at all. The only saving grace is that the Maharajah will be retained as it's mascot.


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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10522 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 7):
The only saving grace is that the Maharajah will be retained as it's mascot.

That's great      

[Edited 2007-03-29 07:18:22]


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User currently offline707lvr From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10500 times:

Maybe they should have gone with "Air India(n)" - that's about the only thing dumber.

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10498 times:

Quoting Detroitflyer (Reply 3):
didnt they just do a new livery with the words AIR INDIA???

How tough is it to send a painter up there to add an additional "N" after "AIR INDIA" Big grin  Wink?



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User currently offlineNW727251ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10440 times:

People will think its the airline of the Native American peoples.

Really Really stupid name. Air-India is just fine.


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10442 times:
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Quoting Nimish (Reply 10):
How tough is it to send a painter up there to add an additional "N" after "AIR INDIA"

Forget paint, that might actually require skill. Just use a decal! That's what they did with their current 777s where they were missing a hyphen on one side or something like that.


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10396 times:

How original! .... I'm sure they really scratched their heads on this one ...  Big grin

Quoting NW727251ADV (Reply 11):
People will think its the airline of the Native American peoples.

It's about time people began referring to Native Americans as Native Americans. The name Indian stayed in usage only because the initial European explorers thought that they had landed in India and called the natives Indians.

Cheers


User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10399 times:

Us Indians speak better English than most other people who speak English. The "Air Indian" proposal tells the world that we don't know our English!

The "Air Indian" attempt will be a disastrous try at merging, de-branding and re-branding. The intellectual capabilities of the unionized staff who agreed to this silly nomenclature are quite clear, they are quite incapable of thinking beyond a point.

Here is an opportunity to create a world-class Airline with (proabably) a new name and a new identity. If they didn't want a new name, they should have stuck with either "Air India" which is clear and crisp, or "Indian" which is not bad either. But to do a "khichdi" of it by calling it "Air Indian" is completely crazy.

Mr Praful Patel, what are you doing ??? Please use your veto power (if it exists with the moronic unions) to block this crazy proposal and appoint a good agency/consultants to do the job. If you are going to spend hundreds of crores for this merger, might as well spend a few lakhs to pay an agency to come up with something better.


User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10381 times:

Quoting SM777 (Reply 14):
Us Indians speak better English than most other people who speak English. The "Air Indian" proposal tells the world that we don't know our English!

So does "Us Indians"  Wink



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User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10378 times:

I guess it should be "We Indians" Mr English Teacher Atmx2000 ???

User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5421 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10352 times:

"India Air" would have been better.

Tug



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User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10322 times:

So many possibilites.......

MAHARAJAH AIR or AIR MAHARAJA / MAHARAJAH

ROYAL INDIAN ( using the Maharaja logo )

INDIA INTERNATIONAL

INDIA OCEANIC ( like Virgin Atlantic )

My humble contribution above......... surely, if some of us A.netters put on our thinking caps I am sure we would come up with several workable options / alternatives to "Air Indian"  crazy 


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2885 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10285 times:

Personally they should have stuck with Air India atleast when compared to Air Indian, wow it seems they might hav really scratched their brain cells to come up with that  sarcasam 

Karan


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10265 times:

Going by the reasoning behing the new name I wonder if the new livery will also be a combination of AI and IC's new ones, maybe they will throw in AIX and Alliance Air's liveries too. Should be interesting to watch, red, white, orange, blue and white all on one aircraft. Will certainly stand out.  crazy 

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User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10261 times:

Quoting BigTom (Reply 20):
Going by the reasoning behing the new name I wonder if the new livery will also be a combination of AI and IC's new ones, maybe they will throw in AIX and Alliance Air's liveries too. Should be interesting to watch, red, white, orange, blue and white all on one aircraft. Will certainly stand out

Absolutely. And the new name of all the carriers combined, can then be KHICHDI AIRWAYS.........


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10076 times:

Air Indian?  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

That's even worse than renaming Hapag Lloyd into HapagFly and into TUIfly afterwards... or Condor into Thomas Cook into Condor... or Corsair into CorseFly... or Britannia into ThompsonFly (or whatever they're called these days)...

Why do airlines give up established names and replace them with something strange? Then again, it's not just airlines - that rebranding trend seems to be high up the lists in just about all industries: several of the well known old and established brands in Europe have renamed themselves in the last couple of years into some new name that sounds like some psycho on LSD made it up...  Yeah sure

Air Indian... seriously... what's next? Lufthansanian? Qantas rebranded into Oztraliastic Airways? AA going Amerioways?



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9932 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Reminds me of the old man in "Goodness Gracious Me" comedy show that used to be on BBC.

"INDIAN!" The Queen? "INDIAN!" Prince Philip? "INDIAN!" Derek Trotter? "INDIAN!"

Why didn't they use "India Airlines" instead? Mind you I guess it's cheaper to have a little man up a rickety ladder with a bucket of red paint sticking an "N" on the end of all the titles!


User currently offlineCactus742 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9847 times:

Air Indian could be grammatically correct if it referred to the Indian Ocean rather than India, the country.

However, that doesn't change the fact that it still sounds stupid.



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25 MIASkies : Oy Vey...this name is horrible. Why not? India Airlines or Indian the National Airline of India (in smaller letters) much like IBERIA Lineas Aereas de
26 Post contains images RobK : I'd like to see you still say that after phoning the customer service telephone number of your average utility supplier here in the UK... R
27 Post contains images Jmc757 : Why not Air India? Thats worked pretty fine until now. Like others, I want to question whether its even gramatically correct? I guess it is in some se
28 Post contains images VTNYC : I hear the Konark Wheel will be part of the new livery with the centaur having an inglorious demise. My humble suggestion for the new name, "INDIAN I
29 NYC777 : That is one of the dumbest names for a flag carrier that I've ever heard. Leave it to Indian politicians to decide a new name in committee. Ugh!
30 UAL777UK : Yep, totally sounds rediculous, not much thought went in to that!!!!!
31 Post contains images Ikramerica : It stayed in use because the Indians kept it in use even after us westerners learned better. There are quite a few organizations here in the states w
32 VTNYC : At the risk of hijacking the thread, there are 7 Delhis in the US, in Louisiana, California, New York, Iowa, Arkansas and Missouri. Also the only Bom
33 Post contains images Gr8Circle : I believe there's one in Ontario too.....also a Lucknow in ON
34 Mtsubshe : he he he he, a stupid name , who is the genius who came up with this name, another blunder by the AIR INDIA organization
35 Ikramerica : Maybe they contacted the an advertising firm in Japan? They love to throw western words together that don't quite fit. Of course, we do the same in t
36 Kiwiandrew : at the risk of really hijacking the thread - there is one in New Zealand as well .
37 Post contains images BHXFAOTIPYYC : Exactly. Some of the worst examples of slaughtering some excellent and successful brand names that everybody new. I'd go with that.
38 Post contains images Gr8Circle : I'm sure that those who made the decision would have realised that they are putting up a name which is gramatically wrong and awkward to use.....Engl
39 Sammyk : Why were the unions even asked? They should have nothing to do with the name of the airline. Most of them should be thanking their lucky stars they ar
40 Post contains images LTU932 : It sucks. Indian Air would have been gramatically better, although I'm for keeping the Air India brand. That's correct. Even though I like the old AI
41 LHRGregSE4 : I don't undestand why airlines call themselves AIR (Anything). You don't get shipping companies call themsleves Water (Anything). I believe Airlines o
42 BALandorLivery : AIR INDIAN simply doesn't make sense. It's not correct English.
43 777way : Mahrajah mascot actually looks more like a door man at fancy hotels.
44 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Probably a ploy to ward off some of the foreseeable red flag protests that are certain to materialise from the unions, once the painful process of me
45 USADreamliner : Indian Air "Something curry in the air"
46 Pe@rson : Don't like it. Air India, Indian Airlines or something unique like India Elite would have been better.
47 Sammyk : No but they use the term "sea" so it's basically the same idea.
48 Post contains images Caliatenza :
49 MCOflyer : It sounds corny at first but once you think about it, it makes sense. MCOflyer
50 ExFATboy : I'm not seeing the point - just leave it "Air India" already... Well, actually "First Immigrants" would be more accurate, since humans aren't native t
51 Rampart : Wouldn't that be Luft Hanseatic? If Delta needs any help in their future rebranding, I'll suggest Air Deltoid. "Air Indian" is just wrong. -Rampart
52 Post contains images Mk777 : Well whats in a name, really??!!?? I am hoping that AI will have on time departures and arrivals. Thats really all what i care about. Otherwise the ai
53 Rampart : Wouldn't that be Luft Hanseatic? If Delta needs any help in their future rebranding, I'll suggest Air Deltoid. "Air Indian" is just wrong. -Rampart
54 Rampart : And which immigrant wave was the successful one to be considered "first"? Same issue with Australia. Former "Aboriginals" are now "Indigenous Austral
55 NW727251ADV : Canada Airlines | Canada Airways France Airlines | France Airways New Zealand Airlines | New Zealand Airways Tran Airlines | Tran Airways You get my
56 Caribb : My first thought was the above too (well.. Canadian Indians).. Mohawk or Iroquois Airlines perhaps.. There was a Mohawk Airlines a long time ago in t
57 Post contains images Tak : In my opinion, it sucks! Stick with Air India. Air Indian it just sounds stupid in my opinion. Why not just stick with Air India???
58 Flybyguy : I think the committees tried but failed at putting part of each airline "Air India" and "Indian Airlines" into the new entity. I suppose the thinking
59 Jfk777 : AIR INDIAN sounds a but retarded, AIR INDIA sounds right, it works, people know ir and why cause confusion. Only a politician would name it AIR INDIAN
60 TRVYYZ : I thought they would come with something like "Indian Airways" not the coolest, But Air Indian should be a joke.
61 B747-437B : Yes, but "Aishwarya Rai" isn't really an appropriate name for an airline either.
62 Comorin : I guess this is more cutting-edge stuff from Air India. I hear emergency rooms have been flooded in the last 24 hours with people throwing up spontane
63 Aviator1990 : No, I still think Air India sounds better.
64 Jaysit : Poor JRD Tata who's been turning in his grave for decades watching his beloved AI deteriorate over the years, must be spinning faster than Linda Blair
65 A300 : I am sure their air sickness bags will come handy with a name like that!
66 Post contains images BigTom : Hey, you're on a roll there, buddy!!
67 Viscount724 : If they have to change from the well-recognized and respected Air-India, at least come up with something that's grammatical. The only thing that makes
68 SLCNate : Not Air Indian, Air India may stay.
69 Sammyk : So there is hope after all. Maybe they leaked "Air Indian" to see what the reaction would be and found it to be negative.
70 SB : Air Indian? Whose stupid idea was this anyway?! Let's hope someone with an ounce of intelligence says something. India needs a world class airline (in
71 Vtnyc : Goes to show you the power of anet. We collectively managed to save "Air Indian" a lot grief. I still think "Indian Intercontinental Airlines" would
72 Vasu : Air Indian was utterly rubbish! AIR INDIA TO STAY! (i hope!)
73 Post contains images Sammyk : Bit of a mouthful don't you think? Although it would be funny if they went with something old school like Indian Overseas Airways Corporation.
74 Kmsyd777 : They should go back to "Vayudoot"! that'll be fun hey! But how credible are the sources?
75 Post contains images Aseem : wish I could save this post somewhere...
76 Post contains images Vimanav : Absolutely hilarious... I guess if they privatize AI , Naresh Goyal will be the "Chair Indian" and 9W will become "Share Indian". Employees will be "
77 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Most public sector employees in India are actually "Spare Indians" ....
78 Comorin : Thanks for appreciating all the PJs and taking it to the next level! More news from PTI: ......FA's requested to change from being "Pear Indians" to
79 Post contains links Sunnyb : I think (and I hope) the rediff.com people are wrong.. It will be called AIR INDIA. Check out this link, which even shows a logo of the new airline: L
80 Post contains images Atmx2000 : So in actuality the Air Indians won over the Indian Airlinians, er Indianians, er Indianese. Did they call it Indian even before the name change, lik
81 Post contains images FoxBravo : LOL. Wouldn't be a bad logo, though...
82 Post contains links Viscount724 : I wasn't aware until I found the following item from August 2005 that AI had dropped the hyphen from the name. Now Air India after many years as Air-I
83 Post contains images AKLDELNonstop : Thank you 'Dear Indian' Cheers
84 HAWK21M : I think this might be Reconsidered to Stay as AIR INDIA. regds MEL
85 Post contains images N751PR : That other attempted livery change back in the early 90s didn't last so maybe this name change can suffer the same fate.
86 Post contains images Gr8Circle : No.....IC was always referred to as "Indian Airlines".....the short form of "Indian" was never used to the best of my knowledge.....  [Edited 2007-
87 Post contains images Tugger : Don't try to curry any favor now! So why not "India Airlines"? Tug
88 Post contains images Gr8Circle : If FA's dressed really well, could they be called "Flair Indians"? Pax who ogle at female FA's would be "Stare Indians"... A polite Indian pax called
89 Post contains images HAWK21M : What about the Money spent in the Printing material regds MEL
90 BigTom : Like someone else said on another thread, the 'new' logo looks as if someone gave the Centaur a bump on the head. Cheers
91 Boeing747_600 : How about IndiAir you know like "look! da plane is In Di Air" ?!?!?!?!? At tad goofy, I'll admit, but compared to something as absolutely f*cking reta
92 Post contains images Comorin : so their slogan would be "Something special in Di Air" ?
93 MIAMIx707 : Almost as silly as the new paintscheme on that 777 with the centaur's rear-end cut off, lol poor thing. Airline names/liveries are going from bad to w
94 VTJAL : Its Stupid of them deciding this!! The Babus in the Indian Administration dont care what to call the new Airline as long as they are getting their pie
95 Post contains images OwlEye : Hillarious. What has been the purpose of Air India's latest re-design or is the Indian market that turbulent that things are taken over eachother that
96 Post contains images PEET7G : Air Indian... it is so cheap and without any fantasy... Air French, Air Hungarian, Air German...
97 Post contains images OwlEye : I hope this is not coming true. The merge-logo on the tailfin however has some potention but that aircraft livery design doesn't look good, it's horri
98 HAWK21M : I hope so too.The New AI livery should be chosen. White Airframe gets dirty & looks ordinary. regds MEL
99 Himmat01 : I think it's a very poor photoshop job by CNN IBN. Check the Centaur on the a/c's tail. It is facing straight. On an a/c taking off, it would be point
100 JGPH1A : From the linked article - "The logic behind the new brand name is to maintain the current top position of Air India on the ABC directory, which lists
101 Post contains links OwlEye : VIDEO: I don't know whether it's a Photoshop-job or not but here is the full video report in which you see the Airbus with the merge-brand is taking
102 Post contains images Himmat01 : " target=_blank>http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/37252/....html I have seen the video, there is only one photograph of the Airbus in the "new livery". Th
103 OwlEye : So the broadcast company has just used the image to visualize the new brand... aha I see. Wondering what is true about the rest of that video news re
104 HAWK21M : Whats the new date of the Merger. regds MEL
105 OwlEye : According the Indian Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Praful Patel in the April 2007 issue of Airline Business the merger date for the technical and proce
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