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Allegiant Changing Their Name?  
User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4971 posts, RR: 28
Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12230 times:

I heard that Allegiant G4 might be changing their name. Is this true, or can anyone confirm this? Apparently this was a source that came from the media, but I can't find anything on it via infamous google. I like the name and livery, so I find it hard to believe. However, this is a constantly changing industry, so I thought I would ask.


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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12197 times:

I haven't heard anything. Hopefully this media source you speak of didn't just see the leased Allegiant air 757 with jet2 written on the side and made it into a name change story.


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User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12140 times:

Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 1):
Hopefully this media source you speak of didn't just see the leased Allegiant air 757 with jet2 written on the side and made it into a name change story.

That's what I thought.....
Why would they change their name....the Allegiant brand isn't soiled or known for poor service...
This is just all a big misunderstanding.....



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User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 6995 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12047 times:

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 2):
Why would they change their name....the Allegiant brand isn't soiled or known for poor service...
This is just all a big misunderstanding.....

It's actually not a very catchy name, though. It is frequently misspelled. I can imagine them changing it to a more Euro LCC name like Cloud or Fresh Air or something...


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4971 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11995 times:

Quoting enilria (Reply 3):
It's actually not a very catchy name, though. It is frequently misspelled. I can imagine them changing it to a more Euro LCC name like Cloud or Fresh Air or something...

You make a very good point about the name being misspelled. Before I was computer savvy, I had a heck of a time finding them online. But, I do like the name.

Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 1):
I haven't heard anything. Hopefully this media source you speak of didn't just see the leased Allegiant air 757 with jet2 written on the side and made it into a name change story.

You do make a good point. We know how the media can be, and how much they can screw up aviation stories. I hope it is a mixup, but that is why I thought I would ask the people that know their stuff!



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User currently offlineberyllium From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11901 times:

Maybe, back to the origins (they started out as WestJet)...  
Quoting enilria (Reply 3):
It's actually not a very catchy name, though. It is frequently misspelled. I can imagine them changing it to a more Euro LCC name like Cloud or Fresh Air or something...

They are a Nevada airline (headquartered in LAS, just a few miles from the former Test Site)... "Cloud" would fit pretty well...  

They are a tourist company first and foremost (Allegiant Travel Co.), though, and the airline name is just derived from the name of the tourist company.


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6422 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11850 times:

As an idea, why not buy the Continental name from United?


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User currently offlineilovepabst From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11811 times:

Why not drop the Alle and just go with giant Airlines.

User currently offlinetravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11810 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 6):
As an idea, why not buy the Continental name from United?

I highly doubt UA would sell, especially to Allegiant. The last think UA wants is people getting confused and thinking CO is still flying.


User currently offlinen9801f From Samoa, joined Apr 2004, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11707 times:

Quoting enilria (Reply 3):
Cloud or Fresh Air

  

No, wait! How about "Sunbeam"? (Laughter)


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11503 times:

How about "Allegiant" because its perfect as it is and everything is going pretty well. If they were a sucky airline running poorly a name change could be justified.. other then that the name Allegiant seems to have gotten them success so far. I liek their whole corporate identity, The colourscheme and design is great.

User currently offlineridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11270 times:

Thier original name was Westjet express, and they got served with a trademark infringement from an FBO in South Dakota. They changed their name to Allegiant shortly thereafter, flew for a couple years, before filing bankrupcty, and then reorganized by moving its hdq from FAT to LAS.

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11230 times:

They could go with "Valujet"   

User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11230 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
You make a very good point about the name being misspelled.

Quick way to help remember the spelling: All-E-Giant.... Its kinda catchy, and somewhat silly..


I heard they were going to lease one of the 757's out for a while, while they waited for the certificatrion to fly it under their certificate, maybe this is part of the confuison.



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11167 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 12):
They could go with "Valujet"   

I was TOTALLY going to write that but decided against it. ha.

Allegiant WAS started by Valujet execs.... The idea is not that far fetched.



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11019 times:

Quoting B727LVR (Reply 13):
Quick way to help remember the spelling: All-E-Giant.... Its kinda catchy, and somewhat silly..


I heard they were going to lease one of the 757's out for a while, while they waited for the certificatrion to fly it under their certificate, maybe this is part of the confuison.

They are on lease in the UK to JET2 until the summer is over as far as im aware. Ive seen 2 of them so far.. pretty cool stuff seeing them over here.


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3789 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10659 times:

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 2):
Why would they change their name....the Allegiant brand isn't soiled or known for poor service...

They're definitely not known for good service. IMO, they handle IROPS horribly. Their facebook page is largely a bash-a-thon.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 6):
As an idea, why not buy the Continental name from United?

I think that'd be one of the more disgraceful things that could happen to the CO name. But if CO were an option, thye should think about Pan Am and Braniff as well.


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4215 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10638 times:
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Quoting F9Animal (Thread starter):
I heard that Allegiant G4 might be changing their name.

And they'll change it back again when they discover how *strong* their name recognition is.


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3555 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10639 times:

Quoting enilria (Reply 3):
It is frequently misspelled.
Quoting F9Animal (Reply 4):
You make a very good point about the name being misspelled.

Seriously? How hard is it to spell "allegiant"?  



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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10491 times:

Quoting B727LVR (Reply 13):
Quick way to help remember the spelling: All-E-Giant.... Its kinda catchy, and somewhat silly..

How funny, that is exactly how I remembered their name for a while and now anytime I go to their website or tell someone else to check it out its always "all" "e" "giant"!!!!!!

I just hope they decide to fly some of those 757's into FNL, they will have my support!



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User currently offline93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10429 times:

Let alone the misspellings, most people don't even pronounce it correctly. However, G4 is a very foreign airline to many outside of their network and/or the aviation community. Joe blow in Dallas would say Alegegeiant who? All kidding aside, I think its more of just a brand recognition problem then a name itself.

Does G4 advertise?


User currently offlineFinnaviation From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 10368 times:

Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 1):
Allegiant air 757

BTW, Allegiant's 752 N901NV is now OH-AFL for Air Finland. Arrived HEL yesterday.

http://www.flyfinland.fi/index.php?page=viewphoto&photoid=1891


User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1114 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10226 times:

I think the only problem with the Allegiant name is people mistakenly call it Allegiance. I've heard controllers use Allegiance as the callsign (oops).

I highly doubt they're in for a name change. They've got a new paint scheme and they're in the middle of rebranding. Why rebrand and repaint dozens of airplanes just to rerebrand and rerepaint (or more likely, put a giant sticker) to a new name when the current one has worked pretty damn well so far? It defies logic, and while I disagree with a lot of things they do, one thing they're damn good at is image and making money, therefore, they most likely will not attempt to defy logic.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10104 times:

Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 14):

Allegiant WAS started by Valujet execs.... The idea is not that far fetched.

I believe you may be incorrect there, as Maurice Gallagher, who is a former Valujet executive, did not come onboard until 2001. Allegiant as we know it today can be credited to him, but he did not start the airline. While there are currently some ex-Valujet executives with the airline, they've only come onboard years after the airline was started.


User currently offlinewhatusaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10086 times:

G4 was founded by Mitch Allle, who I believe was the owner of a company that had developed a software package for Valujet.

25 0NEWAIR0 : I'm pretty sure Mitch Allee was in someway associated with Valujet. I don't remember how... maybe whatusaid is right about the software package... bu
26 enilria : That's not the best way to come up with a name these days. I'm sure if they did focus groups it would tell them to change it for one big reason. It's
27 michiganatc : They are on lease in the UK to JET2 until the summer is over as far as im aware. Ive seen 2 of them so far.. pretty cool stuff seeing them over here.
28 Post contains links and images rikkus67 : View Large View MediumPhoto © A J Best Great use of Allegiant's colourscheme by jet2. Simply by incorporating similar colours (yellow to red gradiant
29 Post contains images MikeE07 : No, wait! How about "Sunbeam"? A FLYING BREAD TRUCK?!!! HAHA [Edited 2011-03-17 10:39:45]
30 ABQopsHP : Thats what I call it, just to poke fun. However we have had customers come up to the counter asking....."can you point me in the direction of Al-E-Gi
31 mtnwest1979 : Odd, as I can find a defintion of 'allegiant' on dictionary.com Adj meaning faithful or loyal. As: He is a very allegiant person. Anyway, I don't thi
32 Kcrwflyer : Doubt you'll see scheduled 757 to a 100ft. wide runway.
33 Post contains links FATFlyer : Yep, part of the reason the company name was chosen was playing off founder Mitch Allee's name and chosing a company name based on that. It was also
34 as739x : How about G4 change their name to G4? Just throwing it out there. Very Euro.
35 Airportugal310 : I could see Gulfstream (specifically General Dynamics) filing a lawsuit...not saying it would happen, but I could see it.
36 as739x : I'd think they are more concerned with newer G's like 5 and 6. And Allegiant can back G4 just as much since it is there international code. But you m
37 B727LVR : They could go with "Sunrise" since thats who the registration belongs to (Sunset Asset Management LLC)... I think Sunrise is apart of the Allegiant f
38 0NEWAIR0 : I don't think Gulfstream/G.D. has any rights to G4 or G5... I believe their rights are strictly to G400, G450, G500 etc...
39 Airportugal310 : You may be right, but when interpreting GIV or GV... who knows...Im no lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night
40 timf : When I think of G4, I think of the TV channel. If not for that, it would be a cool name. Or, they could reverse it and join the 4G craze.
41 HPRamper : Quite a bit, but mostly in markets where they fly. Fargo, ND for instance has large electronic billboards that frequently feature Allegiant ads.
42 cidflyer : very true, they advertise here in CID with print ads and also TV spots. Allegiant has a pretty strong brand recognition in the markets they serve.
43 srbmod : If Allegiant were to change their name, a sun-related one does make sense seeing as G4 flies people to sun soaked destinations. One issue with any sun
44 enilria : OK fine, it may be a word, but it's a word that nobody has ever heard of outside this message board.
45 Post contains links FATFlyer : No offense but apparently other people have heard the word since this is not the only company that uses the word as a name. Actually used in many geo
46 CharlieNoble : When I was growing up we had to say the "Pledge of Allegiance" every day in school, so I didn't think twice when I heard there was an airline called
47 Post contains images LV : Or G4 is the super double secret investors set up to by SY that we keep hearing about I'm kidding but in some ways that would make sense
48 enilria : When is the last time you used that word in conversation or email (or saw it used in a news article) not referring to the airline? For me, it would b
49 Post contains images chase : Reminds me of a thread on here a few years back in which someone was asking how to pronounce it. They asked if it was pronounced "alley giant". To th
50 irelayer : How about "We're dropping the Alle and becoming GIANT Airlines"? -IR
51 F9Animal : I guess I am okay with it if they did change their name. But, I would be pissed if they changed their livery. I happen to think that livery is sexy as
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