F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4870 posts, RR: 29 Posted (2 years 9 months ago) and read 11977 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.
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4870 posts, RR: 29 Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months ago) and read 11742 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!
Giancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1291 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11250 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.
ridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1005 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11017 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.
93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 374 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10176 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.
atcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 799 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9973 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.
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9851 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.