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Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:41 am

Just a fun topic about airline call signs, the ones you like, the ones you'd change etc...

My Fav as its most appropraite and basically just useful is:

BMIbaby's : 'Baby' call sign. Short simple to the point.

The old ones bore me, such as Air Canada etc (as much as i love the airline)...
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:45 am

My favorite of all time is National's (the LAS one) "Red Rock"

I also like Eagle Flight (American Eagle), Cactus (America West) and Citrus (AirTran)
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:51 pm

How about Cederjet for MEA? It's a good one.
 
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:52 pm

"Waterski" - Trans States
"Candler" - ASA

I like these because the reasons for the name aren't entirely intuitive. I know the reasons, as I assume the regular a.netters do.
 
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:55 pm

Good ones for me are:

ScotAirways "Suckling" Say it with a cold/flu....sounds rude !!!  Smile
Titan Airways "Zap" Sounds like a Batman Cartoon.  Smile

But my favourite is:

VLM Airlines "Rubens" The artsist was born in VLM's Home town...very distinctive and sounds like nothing else......
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:30 pm

I'm old fashioned. My favorite is the current unit I'm working with.

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:00 pm

There is nothing like it when you hear JFK ATC talking to Springbok Heavy, SA, on approach to JFK.


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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:09 pm

Pacific Blue use the callsign 'BlueBird', and who can forget Speedbird?
 
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:09 pm

Doesn't TNT use the callsign "Dynamite"?
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zeekiel
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:17 pm

For me it's got to be:

"Speedbird" - BA
"Springbok" - SA (just waiting until NZ changes theirs to "All Black")
"Cactus" - HP

Good stuff.

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:29 pm

Turkish Charter and Cargo Airline MNG Airlines : ' BlackSea '

And I think Air Holland used 'Orange' back when they were flying.... The others I remember already posted...

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:31 pm

Aer Lingus = "Shamrock"

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:41 pm

The strangest one for me: "Dinasty" for China Airlines.

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:18 am

Is DH still Blue Ridge??
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:35 am

These few make me laugh:
Air Southwest WOW - Swallow
Pegasus Airlines - SunTurk
Hello/BritishJet - FlyHello - once I heard MAN ATC use FlyHotel

FlyJet - Envoy - why? I remember seeing it being used by another carrier

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 13):
Is DH still Blue Ridge??

Atlantic Coast Airlines - Callsign: "BlueRidge"

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:32 am

I'm fairly sure that the UAE Royal Family's callsign for them is Amiri. The Sultain of Brunei also has a funny callsign if I remember correctly.

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:06 am

PSA

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:17 am

Quoting Zeekiel (Reply 9):
For me it's got to be:

"Speedbird" - BA
"Springbok" - SA (just waiting until NZ changes theirs to "All Black")
"Cactus" - HP

Yeah, they're good. The callsign Speedbird One kind of says it all really. If only there was another SST.

The others all need to change theirs to something more creative.
American => Cowboy (because their hub is DFW)
Qantas => Zippy (the bush kangaroo)
Ryanair => Freebie
Easy => Slapper
Virgin => Bling bling
 
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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:25 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 13):
Is DH still Blue Ridge??

Atlantic Coast Airlines changed its three-letter identifier and callsign with the FAA when it changed to Independence Air. It's three-letter code is now IDE and its callsign is Independence Air.

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RE: Airline Call Signs

Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:14 pm

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 12):
Dinasty

Dynasty right? This is the ones that I like too. It sounds so....... traditional when they say Dynasty xxx taxi to rwy..
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