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What Would You Name AC Lite?  
User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

If you had to choose the name for AC Lite, what would you call it?

Personally, I would name AC Lite Canadi>n. It is still a well-known name and it would appeal to Westerners.

Would anyone actually use the name Air Canada Lite, like Contiental did years ago? At least that is a better name than the stupid rumoured Jetz Airdirect.  Nuts

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User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1429 times:


I'd like to see what their route network, schedule 'n fleet 'n fares are first. Then it'd be easier to pin an appropriate guess of a name, and know how serious to take 'em.

But that 'lite' business, I don't even like when it's in the name of a beer! I'm sure it'll be something safe and clunky, given that it's under the Air Canada sort-of-stodgy umbrella. But hopefully not.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

SACUDN Aviation (Still Air Canada Under a Different Name)

Actually Trans Canada Airlines would be nice, but I think ACRA has already spoken for that name.



"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineAtb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

I have no name but why not use the Proud Wings Scheme on them?

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Shuttle Canada

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

WestAir...just cause they want to be like Westjet. they even hired it's former CEO to run their discount carrier. It's based in Vancouver, operates the similar fleet, and has said it will target Westjet's successful routes.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

The proudwings scheme is now the rights of Canadian North Airlines (Air Norterra).


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

What about something cheesy and tacky like "Maple Leaf Express" or "Maple Express"?

User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Hypermike, you've read my mind...Maple Express is a name that I thought of, I just wish I had posted it earlier so I could take the credit!!!  Smile

User currently offlineTailwind From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1368 times:



I would AC lite ...Discountair  Smile


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Air Canada Classic BYOB

Classic is for all the surplus, junk ex-Air Canada planes they'll end up flying.
BYOB- Bring your own beer.


User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Call either...
-WestJet Killer
-ACscrap... (Just kitting  Laugh out loud)


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Terrence and Philip Airways Limited

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6332 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

I agree totally. In fact I think the mainline should take the name. I personally think Canadi>n looks and sounds better than Air Canada.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineBaldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Trans Canada Air Lines, Air Canada Lite and Maple Leaf express all come up short one absolutely essential criterion: the need to be functional in both English and French. (Which doesn't explain how Roots Air got away with it).



User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

Some very interesting suggestions I must say.

Fallingeese, just to let you know I saw one of CP North's 732's in an all-white transitional livery, with new Canadi>n lettering, awaiting painting into the goose livery.

The goose lives on with Canadian North (and 3 AC 320s still awaiting repainting)

Long live the Goose!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Moose Air
Hoserjet (Bob and Doug could be the spokesmen)
Great White North Airways (see above)
Now for some serious names:
InterCanadian Airlines
CCE (Canadian City Express)
Canadian National Airlines
Air Canada Express (pull a page out of Delta's book)
CanAirEx (Canadian Air Express)
Canadian would actually be the best name they could go for. The name has value, and would attract folks on just the name recognition.


User currently offlineBaldguy From Canada, joined May 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

I think I've got it!

ESPRIT

Works in English, works in French. Short, fast, lends itself to an image of flight...as long as they don't mind sharing their name with teenage girls' sweatshirts.


User currently offlineBHopsde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

AirCanada L'Express
AC Petite


User currently offlineSonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1288 times:


Régionair

Works in both languages. Although ESPRIT sounds pretty cool.

Sonic99


User currently offlineAirtransam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1288 times:

I would name it "wanna-b-westjet" airlines.

User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1273 times:

"wanna-b-westjet"  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

There's no need for French.

How about Canadian Airways? Trans Canada or Canadian Airlines is very good too!


User currently offlineCrj-900 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

"cheap-air then westjet"

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

cheap-air than westjet?!?!? lol

Even the pilot on my Westjet flight this morning couldn't help but poke fun at Air Canada, and the discount carrier!!

Longlive Westjet!



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
25 IMissPiedmont : Perhaps if we consider the success the US majors have had going head to head against Southwest, and now JetBlue, IWishAir would work.
26 Post contains images WorldVoyager : Poutine Air There, the bilingual problem is solved!
27 NBC News1 : Air Canada L'Express,,,,,,,,I laughed for about a minute on that one. I think it should be called,,,,,,Sucky airline brought to you by a suckier airli
28 Yow : I think it should be called,,,,,,Sucky airline. > That's not a very nice thing to say about Air Canada, whom I would choose any day over any US airlin
29 Sharpnfuzzy : CANjet
30 N6801 : How about AirCanSave? Not only does it contain an acceptable "Air Canada" abbreviation, but it spells out a statement as well.
31 Yow : AirCanSave is not french enough though. EconoAir is more bilingual.
32 Noise : CanAir, or Canadair
33 Post contains images Mcdougald : If Roots Air was deemed a suitable name for a quality airline, then Zellers Air would be a strangely logical choice if a commercial alliance could be
34 Post contains images Yow : Zellers Air. Hahaha!! Instead of Aeroplan, you could earn Club Z points.
35 Post contains images N6801 : Well, then, how about ZELLAIR? Nah, forget it. That one goes back to the trash folder. Along with "Great White Lite" and "Econo-Loon." Sorry.
36 Superdawg : The National Post listed these names today: AC Low Fare: Air Canada Zip or Jetz AC Regional: Air Canada Tango and they also stated AC is looking at st
37 Fallingeese : AHHHHHHH!!!!! Air Canada Tango!?!?! that's hilarious. Air Canada Zip is horible, hough Jetz is ok i guess. Air Canada just can't have one cookie, it j
38 CactusA319 : How about Econojet? Or how about Zoom? They wanted to name jetBlue that once.... Or here's another jetBlue throaway: It It Airways.
39 Baldguy : Zip? Well, it's bilingual, but it's also a synonym for 'zero' - as in Service - zip. First time there's a cockup people will have a field day with thi
40 Bush : ESPRIT sounds great but there is no way that ESPRIT International, (fashion brand), would allow its use. Even if they did grant use (a la Roots), they
41 Go Canada! : royal canadian
42 WJV04 : ACSATWNFBWIB- (Air Canadas Stupid Airline That Will Never Fly Because WestJet Is Better)
43 Fallingeese : ACSATWNFBWIB How would you pronounce that?!? lol
44 Post contains images Mark_D. : Fallingeese How would you pronounce that?!? Maybe "Air Canada's Airor" ?
45 Fallingeese : Well ummm.. you got me there. Airor? lol How about Air Canada Tairor, cause that's what it'll be for them. lol. Westjet rules!!!
46 Overlord : Maple Leaf Mild
47 Yow : Jetz is not bad on its own.
48 TxAgKuwait : In that vein, I think "Jet Le'Bleu It" would work
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