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Directionally Named Airlines' Future  
User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1861 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Let's look at the airlines that are now gone (or are about to go) with directions in their name.

Western
Eastern
Northwest
Midwest

I know it's virtually impossible for WN to fail, but, with this trend, will they think about changing their name?

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User currently offlinewill777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting rj777 (Thread starter):
will they think about changing their name?

Doubtful. I see no correlation.


User currently offlineDelta763 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

If they change their name it'll be because they've grown far beyond their old southwestern stomping grounds.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6775 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting rj777 (Thread starter):
directions in their name

You forgot Southeast, Air South, Southern, Air Midwest, Northeastern, Atlantic Coast, etc.. so many.. all Gone..

Long live Southwest..



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting rj777 (Thread starter):
will they think about changing their name?

Will you change your name just because you know you will die eventually?   


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4):
Will you change your name just because you know you will die eventually?

 

Anyway, maybe we should let China Southern and China Eastern know all about these "failed" airlines, so they don't have bankruptcy in their future.

I think we should let American and British know that lots of airlines with a name containing an adjective pertaining to the country/island of origin have failed as well.

I think maybe airlines should also stop using "Air", "Airlines" and "Airways" in their name, because lots of those have also failed  


User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Southwest changing its name and undoing all of its fantastic brand recognition for the sake of superstition has about the same chance as me impressing chicks at the club with my "can I park my 747 into your hangar baby?" pickup line...  .......zilch.

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting rj777 (Thread starter):
directions in their name

Atlantic Southeast Airlines seems to be doing well, as a subsidiary of SkyWest 



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User currently offlinecomairguycvg From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

Don't forget Piedmont.....mainline, not the UsAir Express carrier.

User currently offlineMrSkyGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1214 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4):
Will you change your name just because you know you will die eventually?   

Ha! I laughed so hard, I needed a drink.. RR+1 on that one.  



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25638 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 3):
Quoting rj777 (Thread starter):
directions in their name

You forgot Southeast, Air South, Southern, Air Midwest, Northeastern, Atlantic Coast, etc.. so many.. all Gone..

And many others in the U.S. alone if you go back far enough. A few that come to mind:

Northeast (in addition to Northeastern)
Central
Lake Central
Pacific Northern
Northern Consolidated
Western Pacific
West Coast
Air West / Hughes Airwest
Golden West
Pacific Southwest
Chicago & Southern
Seaboard & Western (changed name in 1961 to Seaboard World)
Transcontinental & Western Air (TWA's name prior to Trans World Airlines)

Canada had many "compass point" airlines also, including:

Pacific Western
Eastern Provincial
Maritime Central
Northwest Territorial
Yukon Southern
North Canada Air (they used the marketing name "Norcanair")
Great Northern
Nordair ("North Air" in French)


User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

...another airline virtually impossible to fail is WestJet in Canada. WestJet serves point to point throughout North America (..and Caribbean and Hawaii). My take is, they will be fine. Why? Inevitably, every WestJet flight will at some point in the flight, fly a bearing of West!

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