ANA
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New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:47 pm

As they always do have a name for their aircraft (Megatop, Jubilee and now the A345LeaderShip) what do you think SIA will call their 380?

Anders
 
Udo
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:40 pm

GIGATOP?

SPACESHIP?

INNOVATOR?
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
ANA
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:41 pm

Spaceship is a great one.....we can all be spacemen then.

Anders
 
syncmaster
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:48 pm

lol....that's great!  Big thumbs up
 
Akumas
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:52 pm

CattleMover

LargeTop

Hmm... DoubleTop
 
SM777
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:10 pm


MEGA FLIED LICE !!!
 
clipperno1
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:21 pm

Spaceship sounds nice.
Off the top of my head:
Unity
Centurion
WorldConnector
Hemisphere
Baroness
MegaShip
Progress

and on and on and on

SIA should run a naming contest....
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col
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:59 pm

"Mega Cruiser" for SQ.

"Mines Much Bigger Than Yours" for VS.

"Big Bruce" for QF.

"Grande Bus" for AF.

"Mega Packer" for FDX.

"Wish I Had Vision" for BA, JL, NW and UA.
 
AA787
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:00 pm

"The we can hold all of Singapore in this huge beast...Top"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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asianguy767
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:58 pm

SIA always has an internal naming contest n many times they combine 2 great names to come up with one of their 'own'
 
ANA
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:03 am

Gosh, the two poeple who came up with "leader" and "ship" were really creative.

Anders
 
Celticmanx
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:06 am

Interesting!!!

SIA never named the Airbus A310 fleet

Why so???
 
JGPH1A
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:07 am

How about

"DoubleStuff"

"DVTExpress"

"SqueezerShip"

"800 Pax and One Jetway - Are You Kidding Me?Ship"
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docpepz
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:33 am

I think only Celestar (for the A340-300) came about as a result of combining 2 names.

Big Top (for the 743s) sounds really stupid on hindsight.
Megatop sounds pretty nice
LeaderShip is really innovative i think. Simple yet great. Grows on you I guess.

 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:44 am

Celticmanx,

SIA never named the Airbus A310 fleet

Why so???


The first type to be named at SIA (afaik) was the 747-300 'Big Top', and it was at the time not even meant to become a tradition, the way it has. All the other planes introduced around or before that period were also not named (e.g. A300, 707, 727, 737, 757, DC-10, 747-200). So it's a fairly recent thing.
 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:45 am

New name for UA's A380's...

"ReceiverShip"

 Laugh out loud
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unattendedbag
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:03 am

How about ControlTop (for all you pantyhose wearers out there)

or how about bankruptcy if that thing were ever to crash (God forbid!).
Slower traffic, keep right
 
HikesWithEyes
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:11 am

I nominate "Birdflew".
First, benzene in my Perrier, and now this!
 
stephen007
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:30 am

the cabin crew will probarbly call the A380 "sweat-shop". sure gonna be hell trying to please 500 men, women and children.

for the pax, let's call the A380 " Big Queue". imagine the time u have to wait to board the plane and find your seat 89K. -sheesh-

singaporeans will call it the "luo-han jet" after the very expensive ornamental fish with a big forehead and markings on the side which resemble Chinese calligraphy that to some punters spelt the hopeful winning numbers to the local lottery. (Yes, i thought it was ridiculous too. )

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garnetpalmetto
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:50 am

I nominate Steeragetop for what the economy class will probably be like
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Triple Seven
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:34 am

Since the A340-500 is called LeaderShip

They ought to call the A380 FlagShip

 Smile
 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:40 am

SIA never named the Airbus A310 fleet

Early models had "3TEN" painted near the nose. However, it never really was meant to brand that particular equipment.

Branding a piece of hardware is silly to me, but it does go down well among the masses who ordinarily wouldn't give a rat's a** what they were flying.

Earlier posters were correct. (1) Naming the 743 the "Big Top" wasn't meant to become a tradition, but it became one after the brand stuck in peoples' minds. (2) Only the 343 and the 345 were named by internal competition, I think, and only the Celestar (ugh!) was a combination of names. I don't recall a competition for the 777; I think it was meant to be a "Jubilee" all along, in honour of its entry-into-service during SIA's 50th anniversary.

A Flight International picture placed the word "Gigatop" on the 380. I don't think that is official or set in stone as yet.
 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:56 am

Fat Ba***rd

Big Bertha

Mount Changi

L1011 - P F M
 
cedarjet
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:01 am

Big Bruce! Brilliant! God I wish Qantas would do that, it's much cooler than the pretentious Longreach.
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dc863
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:51 am

I say "Heffer"or "Sky Cow".
 
IL76
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:57 am

There was once a topic on this forum about the A340-500's new name to be...
So now we can use it again for the A380.

One of the guys on this forum (I forgot who) said:

"BUSTOP".

I had to think about it for a sec (I didn't get it right away), and then I almost fell from my chair laughing. Big grin
 
N79969
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:09 am

Cedarjet,

Longreach is the name of a place in Australia and not a name invented for the 747-400...although I think it fits considering the airplane's specs.

I am partial to "Fat Bastard" of the suggestions so far.
 
PVD757
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:21 am

How about pigs that fly?
 
jeffrysky
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:50 pm

I thought all the long , it was set as GIGATOP ?
 
high_flyr69
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:56 pm

Just off the top of the head i think "Super Ark" would suit the A380.
cheers
high_flyr69
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Boeing4ever
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:56 pm

BUFF- Big Ugly Fat Fellow...it'll sure strip that title from the B-52!  Laugh out loud

OR

Singapore_Air's Unimpressive Funky Fresh Pad-O-Goodness

B4e-Forever New Frontiers
 
UnitedFirst
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:39 pm

How 'bout the UltraKris?

Wow, that'd be pretty hideous.

Derek
 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:56 pm

How about,,,,,Oh crap my seat is all the way back there top.
or
I am lost, where's seat number 3612 top.
or
Has anyone seen my family top.
 
Reggaebird
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:17 pm


My suggestions for SQ's A380 names:

1) BuddhaBus

2) Doublestar

3) TwinTop

4) BiStar

5) JabbaTop or JabbaStar (after Jabba the Hut of Star Wars fame)

6) GodzillaTop

 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:22 pm

I think it's going to come down to between Gigatop and Spaceship for the nickname for SQ's A380-800's. And they'll probably pick Spaceship given the major increase in interior space compared to the 747-400.  Big thumbs up
 
kbuf737
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:23 pm

"The Spruce Goose that Flew"
The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
 
asianguy767
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:30 pm

How about The ARK...
 
Korg747
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:58 pm

I like "GIGA sausage".
Please excuse my English!
 
scotron11
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:15 pm

Simple......Double Decker!
 
mas a330
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:21 pm

I lost my top
 
kalakaua
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:25 pm

Uhh... "Titan" not "Titanic"  Big grin
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HNLFlyBoy
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:29 pm

for the SIN-AMS run, it's the "Double Dutch Bus"
 
daumueller
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:36 pm

as long as it's not gonna be "MegaFLOP"...  Smile
 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:44 pm

Spaceship isn't bad. And while I like Longreach, Big Bruce is pretty funny. Especially after Finding Nemo this summer. And UA's being the ReceiverShip, lol!
 
AMM744
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:39 pm

How about

- Uglytop

- Hideoustop

- MotherOfAllTops




 
Russophile
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:44 pm

So when you guys say Spaceship, you mean the same name that Ansett called their 747-400s? My my, how original  Big grin
 
scotron11
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:15 pm

SQ could call it "Big Bad Mamma"!
 
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:48 am

Emb 190 doubled or squared?

380 surrounded by 1/2 dozen Embraer 190's? Momma and Puppies!
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:53 am

New name? Thats eazy peazy: "King of the sky"
*lol*

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jr
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RE: New Name For Singapore's 380

Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:44 am

BigBubba
or why not just Bubba ...
I've flown on 9V-SPK.

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