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737-200 By Any Other Name  
User currently offlineTimmay From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Not sure if this is local thing, but I have often heard SAA crew (mainly f/a's) refer to the 737-200 as a "Fluffy".

Apparently it is an afectionate acronym ? any ideas on what it means ?

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

One of the acronyms for this aircraft is "FLUF" which stands for "Fat Little Ugly FELLOW" (Since this is a family site, you can well imagine that FELLOW can be replaced by a couple of other variations).

Thus "Fluffy"

As an aside, the B-52 is nicknamed "BUFF", similarly, for Big Ugly Fat F.....

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined exactly 17 years ago today! , 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

In Toronto we refer to the 737-200 as the little pig, or the football (look at the profile of a 732, looks like a football, US football that is.) The 737NG's we call "super football".

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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Boeing nicknamed the 737 "Fat Albert"


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