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QUantas.com

Thu May 19, 2005 11:49 pm

I guess so many people spell QANTAS wrong, they have a re-direct to www.qantas.com !

Anyone know if there are any other airlines that have this type of problem?
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RE: QUantas.com

Thu May 19, 2005 11:52 pm

Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com in your address bar, it will then take you to www.britishairways.com!

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RE: QUantas.com

Thu May 19, 2005 11:57 pm

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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 12:16 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com in your address bar, it will then take you to www.britishairways.com!

You're right. It does'nt count.
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 12:21 am

Wunala
I bet when you saw the title of this thread you and the rest of your country men, were getting your bashing noodles set for me!

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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 12:24 am

www.hapagloyd.de (missing l)
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 12:43 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 4):
Wunala
I bet when you saw the title of this thread you and the rest of your country men, were getting your bashing noodles set for me!

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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 1:19 am

The funny thing that I was on hold with AA reservation system and the recording said referred to their partner airlines, including qUantas. I think One World members should do a better job in learning each other names. After all, it's just so many of them.
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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 1:28 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com

742 - this is not a misspelling - so why should it count ?  Wink
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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 1:31 am

Same question again?   

This will crank up some of my very dear RUs, like QantasForever. Search the forum for the earlier discussion of this. Big grin

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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 2:04 am

Try http://www.queasyjet.co.uk - that's not a mis-spelling like the ones above, that's an unofficial nickname!

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RE: QUantas.com

Fri May 20, 2005 2:08 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this count's but if you type in www.ba.com in your address bar, it will then take you to www.britishairways.com!

Since this is the address that BA give on all of their marketing material - billboards, e-mails, leaflets, etc. it's a good thing it does work!  Smile
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 7:58 am

I just did a search for Quantas on ebay under Collectibles > Transportation > Aviation > Airlines....

There were 101 items listed under "Qantas" and 10 items listed under "Quantas".
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Tue May 24, 2005 8:30 am

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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 8:40 am

Quote Lveg79.."The funny thing that I was on hold with AA reservation system and the recording said referred to their partner airlines, including qUantas"

If you were on hold, assuming on the Telephone, how do you know how they spelt it??

Just curious

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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 8:42 am

Quoting Levg79 (Reply 7):
recording said referred to their partner airlines, including qUantas.

If you are pronouncing it, it is "kwantas". No-one to my knowledge pronounces it as "kantas", maybe people from Qatar do  Wink but I've never met anyone from there.
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 9:58 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 14):
If you were on hold, assuming on the Telephone, how do you know how they spelt it??

He was probably talking about the pronunciation. The American accent adds the U into the name when it's spoken on the AA reservations system.
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 12:19 pm

Quoting Sydscott (Reply 16):
The American accent adds the U into the name when it's spoken on the AA reservations system.

"American" accent? Do any other speakers of the English language use a "Q" without a "U" in everyday spelling? Dialect is non-sequitur in this case. We Americans were handed down this particular rule of spelling and pronunciation from merry olde England, ya'll.
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 12:34 pm

Quoting Wukka (Reply 17):
American" accent? Do any other speakers of the English language use a "Q" without a "U" in everyday spelling? Dialect is non-sequitur in this case. We Americans were handed down this particular rule of spelling and pronunciation from merry olde England, ya'll.

Ya'll?

As has been said many times before, QANTAS is an acronym, like BOAC or ETOPS or EFIS or EICAM or EICAS....
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 12:47 pm

Quoting Wukka (Reply 17):
American" accent? Do any other speakers of the English language use a "Q" without a "U" in everyday spelling? Dialect is non-sequitur in this case.

All I can say is ring 011 61 13 13 13 and hear the lady pronounce it Kwantas. Then call AA and tell me the difference. LOL You may not appreciate the subtle difference in the Accents.
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 1:52 pm

www.ual.com would direct you to www.united.com
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 4:54 pm

Shame people can't be as picky about:

- the incorrect use of "wrong" in the thread opener
- the incorrect use of the apostrophe in the first reply
- the incorrect use of the apostrophe in the third reply

Always Quantas, Quantas, Quantas...
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 7:32 pm

Quoting 9V-SPF (Reply 5):
www.hapagloyd.de (missing l)

Problem solved with re-naming them to HapgFly  Wink

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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 7:55 pm

Quoting Backfire (Reply 21):
the incorrect use of "wrong" in the thread opener

Could you then please advise me of the correct usage?
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 9:19 pm

I always liked going to http://www.untied.com/ to get some dirt on UA.
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 9:29 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 23):

Being a non-native English speaker, I've learned from school 'to spell sth wrongly' -or- 'to spell sth the wrong way'. Wrong is an adjective, while you need an adverb here...
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 9:45 pm

Quoting YukonTrader (Reply 25):
Being a non-native English speaker, I've learned from school 'to spell sth wrongly' -or- 'to spell sth the wrong way'. Wrong is an adjective, while you need an adverb here...

Actually, the use of the adjective is acceptable here, such as, 'He painted the house blue.' Are you saying it should be, 'He painted the house bluely' or 'He painted the house the blue way?'
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RE: QUantas.com

Tue May 24, 2005 10:35 pm

Hi Sacflyer

Quoting Sacflyer (Reply 26):
Actually, the use of the adjective is acceptable here, such as, 'He painted the house blue.' Are you saying it should be, 'He painted the house bluely' or 'He painted the house the blue way?'

Agreeably, language is evolving - some even say eroding - and you are perfectly right in telling me that it is acceptable (and increasingly practised) to use an adjective instead of an adverb which the rules in the book call for. But widely acceptable is not necessarily correct: How many people do you hear saying "I feel good" when they feel well?

Well, I'm not intending to sound like a rivet-counter here - it's just that when learning a foreign language, your teacher is most probably eager to hammer rules like the one in question here permanently into your memory, not letting you off the hook until you're close to recite them in your sleep. The predictable result is that it just strikes you whenever you hear/see native speakers make mistakes that would have cost you precious points in your grades back in school.

Ahem - and I thought bluely didn't exist, and that the adjective and adverb for blue were the same - blue... Bash me back next time I make my share of grammar mistakes  Wink

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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 12:27 am

Quoting Sacflyer (Reply 26):
Actually, the use of the adjective is acceptable here, such as, 'He painted the house blue.' Are you saying it should be, 'He painted the house bluely' or 'He painted the house the blue way?'

Personally I think you're cheating - you're attempting to use the adjective 'blue', which can only apply to the house, to modify the verb 'painted'. I don't think you can paint 'bluely' any more than you can run 'bluely'. Big grin

My point is that the word 'wrong' has a perfectly good adverb form.
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 12:32 am

If you mis-spelled www.flybmi.com as www.flibmi.com, it took you to a site set up by an irate bmibaby passenger, where you could buy 'bmibaby lied to us' t-shirts and other anti-bmibaby memorabilia.

Someone should have told him that flybmi.com was actually the website of bmi, not bmibaby. Arsehole. It has since been closed down.
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 12:35 am

Quoting B4real (Reply 24):
I always liked going to http://www.untied.com/ to get some dirt on UA.

Speaking of that, I had to e-mail the United Premier desk asking for a new card. At the end, the CSA wrote something akin to "Thank you for flying on Untied and we look forward to seeing you soon".

Kind of reminded me of that photoshopped 757 that they showed on untied.com.

Jeff
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 1:09 am

Quoting Backfire (Reply 28):
Personally I think you're cheating - you're attempting to use the adjective 'blue', which can only apply to the house, to modify the verb 'painted'. I don't think you can paint 'bluely' any more than you can run 'bluely'.

My point is that the word 'wrong' has a perfectly good adverb form.

That was the point of my example. I didn't want any confusion between an adverb form and an adjective form. 'Wrong' however does have both an adjective form and an adverb form and I felt that YukonTrader was trying to force the adverb form in a situation where the adjective form was being used properly.

Quoting Sacflyer (Reply 26):
Are you saying it should be, 'He painted the house bluely' or 'He painted the house the blue way?'

This was a rhetorical question to YukonTrader to show that what he was saying would not work. Of course, 'bluely' is not a word. That's why I used it.

But, since you caught me cheating I'll give the example that proves it.

'He painted the house correctly.' So, I guess I lose.

[Edited 2005-05-24 18:24:46]
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Wed May 25, 2005 1:32 am

 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 1:38 am

I have to say that I had a dream about this discussion last night. I dreamed that I was sitting at LAX and a QANTAS 744 was taxiing about, when it past a QUANTAS DC-10. (Same livery, just spelled differently).

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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 1:38 am

This is not an "airliner thing" - most companies also reserve the internet domains that sound like their name (or are a common mis-spelling of their name) to their real website address, for a couple of reasons;
to stop people who have a grudge against them reserving the name (Microsoft have fallen foul of this one!)
also to genuinely redirect people who can't spell!
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 2:17 am

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 22):
Quoting 9V-SPF (Reply 5):
www.hapagloyd.de (missing l)

Problem solved with re-naming them to HapgFly Wink

Georg.

Errrm, not quite. Hapag Lloyd (hapaglloyd.de) is NOT the airline. It's a shipping company. The airline would be Hapag Lloyd Flug (hence the airline code HLF, HF).
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 3:46 am

Quoting OzLAME (Reply 18):
QANTAS is an acronym, like BOAC or ETOPS or EFIS or EICAM or EICAS....

Close...they are all acronyms except BOAC.
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 3:53 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 36):
Close...they are all acronyms except BOAC.

What do you mean?

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)

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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 3:54 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 36):
Quoting OzLAME (Reply 18):
QANTAS is an acronym, like BOAC or ETOPS or EFIS or EICAM or EICAS....

Close...they are all acronyms except BOAC.


None of them are.

DIVA is an acronym (Department for the Invention and Verification of Acronyms).

ac·ro·nym n.
A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps.

[Edited 2005-05-24 20:57:13]
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 3:57 am

an acronym is a word formed from the first letters of a name, but it must form a word, BOAC is pronounced B O A C.... therefore not a word, but an abbreviation, like TSA, FAA, SAA......
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 3:59 am

Well, we always said BOWACK...but bever TWAAA
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 5:13 am

Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 32):
http://www.flyual.com

Couldn't UA theoretically sue AA for using a trademark of UAL Corp.? Or whoever owns that URL...
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 5:48 am

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 41):
Couldn't UA theoretically sue AA for using a trademark of UAL Corp.? Or whoever owns that URL...

I don't think so. First, it's not a trademark. Second, UAL has no claim to that URL. Third, UAL advertises a different URL for their customers.

AA is not responsible for someone guessing and randomly typing in a fictitious URL for a certain airline.
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 5:49 am

I don't believe "UAL" is actually a trademark, just an abbreviation. It also used to be UAL's ticker on the NYSE. If UAL didn't register "flyual.com", that's their fault. Originally Delta hadn't registered "www.delta.com" - I seem to remember them getting accused of harassing the company that did so badly that they gave it up. (I don't know whether or not this is true.)

Back when I worked for an airfreight forwarder, we used to say TWA as a word ("tee-wah".)
 
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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 10:50 am

QANTAS "kwantas"
BOAC "bowack"
ETOPS "ee-tops"
EFIS "ee-fis"
EICAM "eye-cam"
EICAS "eye-cas"

All acronyms, as is RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging), LAN in LAN Chile et. al., TACA and if you want to delve into the military world, terms such as CINCPAC.

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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 11:31 am

Quote:
BOAC "bowack"..

Never ever heard that before... had heard "Better On A Camel" though.

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RE: QUantas.com

Wed May 25, 2005 11:46 am

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