Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 39 Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10285 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]
ConcordeBoy is a twin supremacist!! He supports quadicide!!
BigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 595 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9933 times:
How original! .... I'm sure they really scratched their heads on this one ...
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.
SM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9936 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.
BigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 595 posts, RR: 3 Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9802 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.
SM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9798 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.........
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9613 times:
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...
Air Indian... seriously... what's next? Lufthansanian? Qantas rebranded into Oztraliastic Airways? AA going Amerioways?