DC10Tony
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Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:04 am

I think United and Continental have creative names, because their name says it all about the airline.

Others which I think are creative:

-Airtours
-Monarch
-Pan Am (the old one)
-TWA

What airlines do you think have creative names?

 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:07 am

What about "Virgin Atlantic" or Delta airlines, Delta airlines started from the mississipi delta i think.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:08 am

Yeah, Virgin is a good one, never thought of it.

I Was trying to think why Delta is called Delta for. If your reason is correct, then I see why, which makes it creative.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:16 am

I would say Virgin Atlantic Airways.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:21 am

Yeah, i read in a magazine about delta's history and remember reading that delta started flying cropdusters in the mississipi delta many years ago.

Other creative names i think are British midland. BMI are based at East Midlands airport (EMA) which is in the middle of the UK.

Or Cathay Pacific-They are based right next to the pacific ocean.

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:08 am

I always thought ValuJet said it all!

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:22 am

Virgin Atlantic, People Express and Jetblue are all very creative airline names.

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:26 am

I've always been partial to Goa Way of India and Air Wingless of Australia. Both short lived carriers though.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:44 am

Geographical names are okay I guess, but I prefer funkier names like:
Gandalf
VistaJet (defunct)
Volare
Azteca
Vanguard
Aloha
Horizon
PeoplExpress
Atlas
Aeropostal
etc...
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:05 pm

Piedmont Airlines
Ozark Airlines
Horizon Air
Vanguard Airlines
AirTran Airways
ValuJet
Virgin Atlantic Airways
WestJet
jetBlue
Ansett Australia
PeoplExpress
Sabena

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 1:17 pm

I would agree with most of the names pickef up there. All but oine that is.
Virgin Atlantic. Doesnt seem to be too creative to me, they only called it that to make it clear who it belonged to, in a way its creative, with the Atlantic part et all, but the Virgin part was ismply to identify the brand as belonging to a very rich man and his empire.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 3:07 pm

JetBlue. I don't particularly like the name but it's pretty damn creative. First time I heard it I just couldn't put it together with an airline name.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 3:09 pm

Some creative names I can think of:

WestJet - Damn, someone here beat me to it - I'm a Western Canadian!

Qantas - That's Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Service, for those who want to know what the hell "QANTAS" means. And no, Qantas is NEVER spelled with a "u".

Compass - a now defunct Australian discount carrier which used MD-80s and A300's.

Lan Chile - The "Lan" actually stands for Linea Aera Nacional.

Nationair - I know it was a bad airline, but the name sounds creative.

Braathens SAFE - The "SAFE" must be a Norwegian acronym, but it's not a bad way to project an image in English!

 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 3:15 pm

i should say United Airlines, just like United States
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 4:57 pm

AEROFLOT, Luftfahrt Gesellschaft Walter Big grin, CROSS AIR,
SQ, Tahoe Air/ Reno Air..


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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:59 pm

I like SABENA, I find it sounds (sounded should I say) beautifully; and it was simply an abreviation: Socété Anonyme Belge pour l'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne.


But to me the most beautiful name, and in the meantime perhaps the most meaningful for an airline, is EL AL, which means "to the above", or "to the skies"

 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:46 pm

AOM of course (Air Outre-Mer)
and Corsair.
I like Sabena too, and Alitalia.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:19 pm

TWA
Cathay
SAS
Braniff
Aegean
...
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:23 pm

Has gotta be CATHAY PACIFIC!
Not only creative but also very beautiful sounding.

SN Brussels Airlines, weird sounding but indeed the name says it all.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:54 pm

Morningstar - Fly for FedEx in Canada
Air Wave - no longer flying
Skyservice - callsign SKYTOUR
Champion Air - no longer flying
SportHawk - no longer flying
Av Atlantic
Kitty Hawk - sometimes flying
HEAVYLIFT
Air Club
CargoLux
Sun Country

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:36 am


The SAFE part of Braathens' name was, I believe, an acronym for South America and Far East, which is where they once flew.

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:03 am

British midland

says it all

were british from the midlands!!!!

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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:39 am

Condor
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:44 am

Air Creebec, Air Inuit and First Air all airlines for the respective Native American Nations in Canada
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:13 am

I just love Garuda Indonesia.
.....up there with the best!
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:24 am

Ecuatoriana
Mexicana
KLM Royal Dutch
Finnair
Olympic
Aer Lingus
Monarch
United
U.S. Airways

--All classy names in my opinion.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Tue Feb 19, 2002 2:10 am

To the funky names, let me add Kiwi.

I also liked the name Western Pacific though I never cared for the billboard designs. (I know many readers will disagree with me - the logo jet scene was just not my cup of tea.)

Sabena and Varig are nice names, as is Cathay Pacific.

Horizon is kind of neat.

In the 1970s, there was a feeder airline called Colonial Airways. It flew Convair 580s from Morristown, NJ, to JFK, EWR, and LGA.

LAN Chile, Aerolineas Argentinas, Iberia, and Qantas are also classy. And, last but not least, Virgin Atlantic.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Tue Feb 19, 2002 3:50 pm

My vote goes to "British Caledonian", the Caledonian part being the ancient name for Scotland?
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Tue Feb 19, 2002 4:26 pm

Champion Air is Still flying.
They are flying for MLT VACATIONS to LAS.
They fly B727-200 aircraft.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Tue Feb 19, 2002 9:08 pm

I think Virgin Atlantic is a creative name, and it sounds good too. I don't think airlines should use plain names. American Airlines, sounds too plain to me. Other creative ones: Delta, JetBlue, Sabena, Qantas.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 2:36 am

This is now gone, however Piedmont Airlines got its name from the region of the Eastern U.S. seaboard that it originated from.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:29 am

JetBlue has got to be the worst. Sounds like a toilet bowl cleaner.

I agree with someone above...Cathay Pacific sounds very nice.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:42 am

U-Land Airlines of Taiwan!!
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 5:21 am

Of course I'm going to choose Vanguard. Others would be:

Valujet
AirTran (sounds like "Air Train")
Frontier (either one)
Delta (Started as SE US-based crop dusters, but Delta actually refers to Delaware, where it was incorporated as a public corporation in 1967 as Delaware Airlines, believe it or not!)
JetBlue (as in Blue Sky - nice A320s, but couldn't they have chosen a US a/c design?)
Capital (defunct)
Florida (name said it all - defunct)
All Nippon
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 6:31 am


America West
Southwest
Northwest
Eastern (GONE!)
China Southern

Any other directional ones I missed?
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 6:46 am

What about "Royal Jordanian"?
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 7:06 am

1.) Qantas: Queensland and Northern Territories Air Service. just sound cool eventhough take form first letters ofthe words.

2.) TWA: Trans World Airlines; The best name ever in the Aviation buisness.

ATA: American Trans Air. One name says it all.
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 11:26 am

Something must 've gone wrong in the translation to English with these two Taiwanese carriers:

U-Land
FAT
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 3:06 pm

My favorites:

Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Asiana, AVIANCA, El Al, Garuda, Iberia, Lufthansa, QANTAS, and TAN/SAHSA.
 
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RE: Most Creative Airline Names

Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:48 pm

With a twist . . . I vote for All Nippon Airways.

The name of the airline is written in "chinese characters" in an abbreviated manner . . . meaning All Nippon Airways.

But the way it has been abbreviated reads "Whole Day Empty" . . . a fate worse than death for an airline that sells seats.

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