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User currently offlineAALuxuryLiner From United States of America, joined May 2008, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4470 times:

Do any american carriers name all their widebodies? Similar to KL and LH. I know CO named a 777 Gordon Bethune and a DL 767 was named Spirit of Delta. Any others? I remember my first ride on an AA DC10 in 1984. AA named all their widebodies LuxuryLiners back then (hence my user name). I wish they still did it.

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16856 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

CO has a couple of named aircraft, there's the afore mentioned Gordon M. Bethune 777. There's also a CO 777 named for Robert F. Six, I believe it's CO's sixth 777.


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User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

HA names their 763's with (I believe) native Hawaiian bird names.

N585HA is Noio
N581HA is Manu o Ku
N597HA is Akohekohe

Those were just a couple I was able to read after scanning the pics in the database

Cheers,

MCO-2-BRS


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Jet Blue names all their A/C (yes, I know they don't have any wide bodies).

Speaking of CO 777s, I sure do miss Peter Max  Sad



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User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4350 times:

Didn't Pan Am name all their planes Clipper Something?


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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

NW used to name most of their 747-400's back in the Bowling Shoe days:

City of Tokyo
City of Shanghai
City of Detroit
Spirit of Asia
Spirit of the Northwest People, Spirit of Detroit
The Alliance Spirit (Worldplane when reverted back to Bowling Shoe in '99; Mandarin on the bottom of the English text)

In addition a 753 was named the Bernie Epple after the longest-serving flight attendant, an A319 was named Spirit of Duluth (major Airbus mx center), a CRJ was named Spirit of Memphis Belle, and several Saabs were named "City of ---", with various Southern cities filling in the blank.



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User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

KLM also names all of their aircraft with each model having a different theme to the name.


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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

Aeroflot gives their aircraft names of famous painters and musicians. The new A330 is named after Evgeniy Svetlanov, famous Russian composer and an orchestra conductor.


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User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

The first DL 777-200LR was named "The Delta Spirit".

Atlanta



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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

What about Virgin. They name all their aircraft!

Here is just a few:

G-VROM = Barbarella
G-VXLG = Ruby Tuesday
G-VNAP = Sleeping Beauty
G-VSUN = Rainbow Lady
G-VEIL = Queen of the Skies.............

................and there are lots more!

Jordan
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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25106 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3932 times:



Quoting LouA340 (Reply 6):
KLM also names all of their aircraft with each model having a different theme to the name.

Except KLM CityHopper Fokker 50/70/100s which aren't named.

Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 4):
Didn't Pan Am name all their planes Clipper Something?

Correct. Following is a list of the Pan Am Clipper names and the aircraft they were used on.
http://www.panam.org/cgi-bin/_clippe...s.asp?display=name&refer=123015946


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

How about ATA.

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Piedmont named their 767s, but when they merged with USAir, the names were dropped. With the exception of their first 762 and the last 762 prior to being fully merged into USAir, they were named "City Of...."

N603P "Pride Of Piedmont"
N604P "City Of London"
N607P "City Of Charlotte"
N608P "City Of Tampa"
N614P "City Of Los Angeles"
N617P "Pride of Baltimore"


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3769 times:



Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 4):
Didn't Pan Am name all their planes Clipper Something?

Yes, sir. And in your own backyard, CPAir had all the "Empress of..." names.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

NW named their first batch of 757's after cities they served.
UA named some of their DC 8's after UAL people.
UA named their 737-200's after cities they served
AA named the 707/720 after states and the L188 after cities they served
TWA named their connies after countries....STAR OF.......
National of Florida named their planes after girls..."I'm Barbara...flly me".
The media had a blast with that one.
safe



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25106 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3744 times:



Quoting DIA (Reply 13):
Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 4):
Didn't Pan Am name all their planes Clipper Something?

Yes, sir. And in your own backyard, CPAir had all the "Empress of..." names.

And, like Pan Am's "Clipper", CP Air's "Empress" names had nautical origins, first used for the names of Canadian Pacific's transatlantic and transpacific ocean liners starting in the late 1800s. Also, like Clipper for Pan Am, Empress was CP Air's ATC callsign.

Another Canadian airline, Wardair, that, like CP Air, later became part of Canadian Airlines, named their aircraft for famous Canadian bush pilots.


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3711 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 15):
CP Air's "Empress" names had nautical origins, first used for the names of Canadian Pacific's transatlantic and transpacific ocean liners starting in the late 1800s.

I never knew this; what a great little piece of trivia here. Thanks for sharing.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25106 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3658 times:



Quoting DIA (Reply 16):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 15):
CP Air's "Empress" names had nautical origins, first used for the names of Canadian Pacific's transatlantic and transpacific ocean liners starting in the late 1800s.

I never knew this; what a great little piece of trivia here. Thanks for sharing.

The last CP Empress ship, the Empress of Canada (one of 3 ships with that name, the first built in 1920, the last in 1961) was sold to to the new startup Carnival Cruise Line in 1972. It was their first ship (renamed Mardi Gras). They're now the world's largest cruise company and own various other brands including Cunard, Holland-America etc.

The Empress of Canada in it's last 2 CP liveries, and after becoming the Mardi Gras.



http://www.unb.ca/transpo/mynet/Empress_of_Canada.jpg



And the Empress of Canada that flew:


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6370 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3644 times:



Quoting AALuxuryLiner (Thread starter):
Do any american carriers name all their widebodies?

Back in the day, AA used to name their widebodies "Flagship ". Believe it or not, when the DC-3 was introduced, it was the equivalent of a widebody for it's time (mid-1930's). At the time, most airlines featured 1-1 seating, while the DC-3, in an all-seat configuration, was 2-1 (some post-war airlines even crammed people in 2-2!). Anyhow, all of American DC-3's were named "Flagship AA>". American was, for a while, sponsoring the Flagship Detriot foundation, which is a non-profit run by both current and retired AA pilots, who restored the former Flagship Detriot back to flight status and flew her around to various airshows around the country. They tried to restore Flagship El Paso first (which would have been my favorite for obvious reasons Big grin ), but somehow the deal to acquire her fell through  Sad .



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

EI name all their aircraft after Irish saints.

Such as.....EI-DUB (A330) is named after St.Patrick :


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This has been a long tradition at Aer Lingus. All new aircraft are also blessed when delievered.


User currently offlineBriguyinhou From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3558 times:



Quoting PlaneInsomniac (Reply 4):
Didn't Pan Am name all their planes Clipper Something?

Im not so sure they named their planes Clipper ____ . I think at one time they did. But I remember flight 103 that was bombed over Scotland. It was a 747 that was named "Maiden of the Seas."



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3538 times:



Quoting Briguyinhou (Reply 20):
I think at one time they did. But I remember flight 103 that was bombed over Scotland. It was a 747 that was named "Maiden of the Seas."

She was named "Clipper Maid of the Seas."



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

TAP named there Tri-Star's:

CS-TEA was Luis de Carnoes

CS-TEB was Infante D. Henrique

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CS-TEC was Cago Coutinho

CS-TED was Bartolomeu de Gusmao

CS-TEE was St. Antonio de Lisboa


User currently offlineBriGuyinHou From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3489 times:



Quoting DIA (Reply 21):
She was named "Clipper Maid of the Seas."

Just googled some images -- you're right.. Clipper Maid of the Seas.



I've travelled the world and the seven seas. Everybody is looking for something.
User currently offlineGhYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Lufthansa has an Airbus A340-300 named “GANDER - HALIFAX” in recognition of the support given by the people in those cities when aircraft were diverted there on 9-11.

(see last paragraph here)

http://www.lufthansa.com/online/port...al?nodeid=2005408&l=en&cid=1000204


25 Viscount724 : Pan Am used the term "Jet Clipper" on 707s, 720s and early 727-100s since they still had some propeller aircraft in service until the late 1960s. Aft
26 Post contains links and images PlaneInsomniac : Well, as long as we're talking about non-US airlines - which is not what the OP's focus was. As far as LH is concerned, I am pretty sure they traditi
27 NASOCEANA : FedEx names there aircraft!
28 A333TS : Zoom used to call their aircrafts after Canadian cities "City of Toronto" "City of Vancouver" and so on A333TS
29 Spr773 : AI name their widebodies.....their 744s and earlier 742 / 743s had names of famous Indian Emperors in line with the AI mascot which is the "Maharaja".
30 Post contains links and images N104UA : UA had N4723U (741) named William Patterson and once it retired they named N107UA (744) William Patterson, for those of you who do not know who he is
31 Post contains links and images Dash500 : Delta named N728DA "Delta Belle" View Large View MediumPhoto © Ken Ptak
32 Hoppe777 : As do Virgin Blue: Brizzie Lizzie Jazzy Blue Darwin Diva Betty Blue Smurfette Alluring Alice Tropical Temptress Smoochy Maroochy Goldie Coast Little
33 SPR773 : Seems like wacky sounding names are thrown in a hat and perhaps the top honcho gets to pick up the lucky piece of paper and that would be the name...
34 Hoppe777 : yes Qantas name all their aircraft after cities and towns of Australia and there are some 737's named after birds and then there is the 744 flagship
35 Post contains links TN486 : I wasnt going to contribute to this thread because of the OP statement however since you asked, could I suggest you go to the following website, quit
36 Isitsafenow : And before that, they had a DC8 named after Patterson....N8018U then changed to N8001U. the second DC 8 built and long since beer-canned. Patterson w
37 KPHXFlyer : Is this the one sitting in the glass hanger at the CR Smith Musuem south of DFW? For some reason, I recall that as being Flagship Memphis.
38 Viscount724 : Minor correction re the AI 742 named Kanishka. It was blown up near the coast of Ireland, not Canada. It was about 120 miles from Cork.
39 Post contains links and images Ptrjong : View Large View MediumPhoto © Ruud Brinks - RB-Airpictures A named Northwest A330 - N810NW 'Spirit of Lindbergh'. Peter
40 Sickbocks : Latterly Virgin Atlantic's fleet names and regs are all associated e.g. G-VFIZ is called Bubbles, G-VGOA is Indian Princess etc. The recent exceptions
41 RB211 : Delta L-1011 N729DA "Delta Belle" Delta 767-200 N102DA "Spirit of Delta" Delta 777-200LR #1 "The Delta Spirit Delta 777-200ER N864DA "The Soaring Spir
42 Viscount724 : DL's first 747-100 in service 1970-74 was named "Georgia Belle".
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