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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

This is really funny. Taipei's CKS website did this mistake for the flight arrival in English.

Check the row with AC017. Carefully look at the left.

Air Canada became Maple Leaf Airlines.

go to:
http://www1.cksairport.gov.tw/flight/earrival.asp

BTW, it's already April 2 in Taipei, so I don't believe its another April's Fool Joke

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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4800 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Well, technically they are correct since there is a big maple leaf on the tail  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I guess it is the confusion re: AC/CP becoming one.


User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Well, as u know, AC was tranlated as Maple Leaf Airlines in Chinese before acquiring Canadian Airlines. So Maple Leaf Airlines was actually the official name for AC since Canadian already took the name of "CANADA AIRLINES" and there is no diff in Chinese when translating both "Air" Canada or Canadian "Airlines". But actually I found that out long few months ago, and can only saythat whoever is responsible for that site is either stupid or doing this on purpose because people are more familiar with that name in Taiwan. Oh well..  Smile

User currently offlineStratifier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

I remember some radio station was giving out TPE-YVR tickets and every DJ said "canada airlines" and made no mention of the maple leaf name. Weird.

Anyone know if Air Canada made a "translated" name switch? They might as well take up CP's chinese name.


User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

Yeah, they took CP's name... "CANADA AIRLINES" is the official name they are using now!  Smile

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

They sent Ti Domi from the Toronto Mapleleafs to make them change the name hehe

User currently offlineStratifier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Sweet! Embarrassment)

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3861 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Does anyone remember that book by Arthur Hailey called Runway Zero-Eight? It was where the pilots on a commercial airliner and many of the passengers got food poisoning and the flight attendant and a passenger had to land the plane. I think the fictional name of the airline in this book was called Maple Leaf Airlines. Good book, btw and I think it was made into a movie. Lois Nettleton played the flight attendant (actually, stewardess, as the story was supposed to have taken place in the late 50's/early 60's).

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 949 times:

First when Air Canada entered the HKG market they name themselves in Chinese "Canada National Airline" (加拿大國家航空公司 Big grin but later it was too confusing as people often think Canadian Airlines (translated into Chinese as Canada Airlines 加拿大航空公司 -- often abbriviated to "Can Air" "加航") is the same as Air Canada, so they changed their name into 加拿大楓葉航空公司 (Canada Maple Leaf Airlines).
But following the merger between Air Canada and Canadi>n Airlines, they took up Canadi>n's Chinese name and called themselves "Air Canada, 加拿大航空公司"

rgds  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Jimmy


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