Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
Wednesday night, I drove by South Cargo @ ATL and I saw an a/c from an airline that in my opinion is the most boring, and uncreative airline name: Cargo Air Lines. Come on folks, couldn't you have come up with a better name than that?
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2904 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2426 times:
A few years ago, I heard a rumour that British Airways wanted to get rid of their british image, they wanted to become a airline for the whole world - and so they wanted to drop the "British" in "British Airways", the new name of the airline should have been "Airways".
SK A340 From Germany, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2354 times:
When Scanair and Conair merged they formed Premiair (today MyTravel Airways). I think that the name was supposed to make people aim at something like "premium air" but, in Swedish, Premiair is pronounced exactly like "premiär" (first appearance, premiere and similar).
This was fun the first month(s), but an airline survives (hopefully) longer than that.
Vc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1432 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
A few years before that, BA dropped the word Airways and wanted to be known just as "British", but they soon changed their mind when people confused them with " British Rail " " British Telecom " " British Waterways!!!"
" Cargo Air Lines" might sound boring, but at least you know what they do. Mind you there is no room for expansion with a name like that, because as soon as you start to carry passengers you have to change your name.
A lot of airline names seem boring to me and I regret the passing of the age when airline names were abbreviated such as KLM, SAS, BOAC, TWA etc.[ Before you all start I know KLM and SAS still exist]
Most stupid name, there are lots, but one that I really dislike is
"BMIBaby" or something like that, what the heck does it mean.