Interesting! Well, if they put it to public vote.. if it wins, are they going to paint a big moustache on it I wonder, like the Movember campaign.
Don't think the Dreamliners would ever be doing any flights to Tasmania though, regardless of the namesake connection. http://www.afr.com/brand/rear-window/pu ... 520-gw9iis
, Public want first Qantas Dreamliner named 'David Boon', by Joe Aston, AFR, May 21, 2017.
Excerpt from the article:
"When Qantas announced it was running a competition through which members of the public will name the airline's eight new Dreamliners, it was only ever courting trouble. With more than 8000 entries already in, is it any wonder that the leading suggestion isn't "Charles Ulm" or "Macedon Ranges", but "David Boon"? We seriously doubt Alan Joyce will countenance such a larrikin dedication, even if the first four 787-9s will be rotating through the direct, new Perth-London route, commencing on March 24 next year.
Boonie famously sank 52 VB tinnies like a boss on the Australian squad's flight to Britain for the 1989 Ashes, a record unlikely ever to be broken for multiple reasons. Firstly, the moustachioed Tasmanian batsman in those days had more than 24 hours and three flights (Australia to Bangkok, Bangkok to Bahrain and Bahrain to Heathrow) to maintain his leisurely guzzling pace."
I haven't voted for names, but I was thinking about something to do with the centenary of QF, maybe former 747 Captains or something like that. To tribute the old, with the new.