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The "Critter" Is Alive And Well, Found Live In UK  
User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Has anyone noticed that our friend the "critter" that disapered during the Airtran merger is living in the UK with RyanAir?


I am going to be flying Ryanair, and was shocked when I saw the critter, a little heavier wearing sunglasses. Glad to see he is doing well.

On the serious side, both VJ and Ryanair use HP openskies, and both had southwest style boarding


http://www.ryanair.com/images/planesmall.gif

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

I always said that the Euro carriers lacked originalty (with the exception of the BA World Images) and had to resort to theft from the States for their ideas.

By the way, the fact that they "borrowed" a tainted design that is equated with disaster and incompetence proves that the people of Ryanair are not only living on another continent, they are living on another planet.


User currently offlineMac From United States of America, joined May 2001, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2706 times:


Please explain 'Critter'.


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

I thought that AirTran still used the "critter" call sign.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Critter was the callsign Valujet used. The logo/mascot was "Critter". As for AirTran's callsign, it is in fact "Citrus", not "Critter". Below is a good shot of the famous "Critter":

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Photo © Michael F. McLaughlin



User currently offlineCritter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Airtran's Call Sign is: CITRUS

The Critter for Valujet was the better and original critter. Ryanair's Critter is UGLY and they need to stop copying Mike Phillips's and Mike Kerley's Critter Design

Mike Phillips and Mike Kerley designed the Critter for Valujet.

RYANAIR is just an Irish Copycat of AER LINGUS. AER LINGUS is Much Better.

Any airline that would copy the critter and steal him from the grave is a bad airline

Critter, R.I.P. in the everglades


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

>>RYANAIR is just an Irish Copycat of AER LINGUS. AER LINGUS is Much Better.<<

Errr, no.

For starters, FR is a no-frills airline.

You need to do some research!

CP



User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2640 times:


Did anyone happen to see the version of the valujet website that was hacked some years back? They replaced the "critter" logos with pictures of planes on fire and in the section about valujet's mission statement, they changed it completely, it was very sarcastic and humourous.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

>>I always said that the Euro carriers lacked originalty (with the exception of the BA World Images) and had to resort to theft from the States for their ideas.<<

Which country was the airline out of that put PTV's in all economy class seats first? Free economy ticket when traveling first class? Limo to the airport? Drive through check in? ect.
Iain


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I forgot to mention Concorde!
Iain


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

I never thought I'd say this [gulp] ... but I agree with Iainhol!! Big grin Big grin Big grin

It's usually the Brits that come up with the inventions - TV, radar, jet engines, telephones, tarmacadam to name but a few... not the Yanks! The Yanks can't even make it to a war on time, for goodness sake!! Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Matt D,

skidded off the runway with your posting. If european airlines were lacking originality, what about these liveries:

Buzz (KLM UK) - the "daisy" livery. As it was never existent
Crossair - HATS OFF to their special Saab 2000 Liveries
Malmö Aviation - the WebWare liveries
British Midland - altough their new livery is awfull, it is a good experiment as well

last (but not least) - the BA "world tails"

And, if US airlines were THAT INNOVATIVE with their liveries, why do we see only stubborn variations on their liveries? Take American Airlines for example - bare metal and almost no paint, for their entire history. As if they never had a good idea. Delta - I don't know if they really do every little thing awkwardly, but they do it so at least when it comes to liveries. IMHO, the ONLY two US airlines to introduce some smart and more colorfull livery were Braniff and ProAir


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2586 times:

i have to love the european inovation, Selling meals on flights great IDEA i would be glad to pay for food in flight. id love to buy a cheap ticket, and hten when i get on the plane if i want food pay for it... people say the euro airlines prices are high for munchies in flight, but when you look @ the cost involved in getting a coke to a pax @35,000 feet i dont mind paying

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2578 times:

>>in getting a coke to a pax @35,000<<

I read somewhere that if a can of coke goes accross the Atlantic everyday for a month it costs the airline $3 in jet fuel!
Iain


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

judging by the age of the coke ive got on a f light on a certain american owened airline, (i only made the mistake of flying an ameircan airline to europe once) they must loose alota $$$

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