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Most Uncreative Airline Name........  
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2438 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?

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User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2422 times:


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And what's wrong with great???


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2421 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".

Good luck that they didn't!


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2387 times:

Let's see:

American Airlines
Trump Shuttle
Airs Canada, India, et al
Japan Air Lines
Pulkovo Aviation (although I really like the name)
New York Air

The best airline name of all time:
(drumroll please)

Suckling Airways



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2378 times:

I wonder whether a 'consultancy fee' was paid for somebody to come up with that Ndebele! Big thumbs up

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2363 times:


JetBlue!

I mean c'mon. How boring of a name is that?!



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User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2349 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.

/SK A340


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2340 times:

I think any airline that si the same as their home country e.g.:

American
Air France
Swiss
Air Canada
China Air
Singapore
Emirates
South African

yea and the list continues...



MIA777
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2327 times:

Oh...forgot about "Swiss." Someone call Ogilvy & Mather, quick!


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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2314 times:

Zip Air, Tango, Jetz, Elite, Air Canada Jazz.

barfs.



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User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2302 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.

Regards little vc10


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2273 times:

Swiss, Pan Am (55,56 or whatever they're up to).

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2279 times:

How about Lufthansa; in german it means "Airline".

Peter


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

LHMark.... but dont you know what S.W.I.S.S. stands for?? "So What, It's Still Swissair" !

*and yes, I know that one's been done to death*  Big grin


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

America is not a country, it is a landmass.


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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

In other words a continent-so which is more appropriate American Airlines, Continental Airlines, or US Airways??!!


Matt



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