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What Is It With Blue?  
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Just wondering. There are so many airlines with 'Blue' in the title. Why?

JetBlue. Blue1. Pacific Blue. flyBlu (became flyWho, before getting off the ground). Air Blue. Blue Airlines. KoralBlue. BlueWing Airlines. Atlas Blue. Blue Line. Blue Sky (this one is kinda obvious!). Blue Wings.

What is it with the colour Blue and airlines? I can't think of many other sectors with Blue in the title so much, so why do airlines use this word so often?

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

What colour is the sky?

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2822 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
What colour is the sky?

Grey today. :P



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2808 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Grey today. :P

Ditto in N5.


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Well, the sea is blue, but I'm not that familiar with so many shipping companies called Blue!

User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

PacificGrey doesn't quite have the same pleasant connotations as PacificBlue.  Wink Big grin


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1201 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2743 times:



Quoting Sevenair (Thread starter):
JetBlue. Blue1. Pacific Blue. flyBlu (became flyWho, before getting off the ground). Air Blue. Blue Airlines. KoralBlue. BlueWing Airlines. Atlas Blue. Blue Line. Blue Sky (this one is kinda obvious!). Blue Wings.

You forgot Virgin Blue.  Smile


User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2743 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
What colour is the sky?

Case closed. A lot of recent startups have more modern takes on their names, rather than something more traditional, like American, British Airways, Lufthansa (which, I'm guessing, is something like German Airlines or something), etc. That said, why not emulate the space in which airplanes prosper: the sky. And the sky is blue - at least as far as the naked eye can see, overcast notwithstanding. Therefore, blue is not at all an unlikely candidate for part (or all) of an airline's name.



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User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1039 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
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Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
PacificGrey doesn't quite have the same pleasant connotations

LOL

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Grey today. :P

Yup, and in Scotland! Although that is quite usual!

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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9967 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Well, the OP is from the U.K., so maybe they have no idea what color the sky really is.  duck 


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User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2568 times:



Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 8):
Yup, and in Scotland! Although that is quite usual!

Yes, it's usually black with lots of rain.

I think it clearly has to do with the blue sky (although as a Mancunian living in Switzerland blue sky doesn't enter my life very often except at Eastlands - and Maine Road beforehand)


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17004 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2567 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
What colour is the sky?

Grey today. :P

Nah, not here. It is clear blue, and that makes sense why many airlines do have Blue in the title.


There is many carriers with Airline and Airways in the title.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2506 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 11):
There is many carriers with Airline and Airways in the title.

Right, Because Delta Rail Ways diddnt make sense...



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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5107 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2422 times:



Quoting Sevenair (Thread starter):
There are so many airlines with 'Blue' in the title. Why?

Blue has also been the most popular color in the larger corporate world for some time. Apparently marketing people think it's calming and professional. It's also very inclusive -- does not cater to a specific political issue (green) or demographic group (yellow, pink, silver/black).

In the airline world, think about all of the non-"Blue" airlines that are at least partly blue... here in the continental US, NW is the *only* large carrier that's not! (Although AS's and US's blues are navy; AirTran's is really more turquoise; and WN's is just weird.  duck  )



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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2303 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 13):
It's also very inclusive -- does not cater to a specific political issue (green) or demographic group (yellow, pink, silver/black).

So what colour is the conservative party then?  Smile Actually they change their colours so often if they were not so homophobic they would change their logo to a rainbow  Smile

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):


Quoting Swiftski (Reply 1):
What colour is the sky?

Grey today. :P

It's still grey here too...

Quoting Afterburner (Reply 6):
You forgot Virgin Blue.

Wasn't that one a subtle joke though as well since Blue is an Australian term for redhead?

Phil
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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2236 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 12):
Right, Because Delta Rail Ways diddnt make sense...

 rotfl 

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