Pulkovokiwi
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What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:44 am

The 747-300's were Big Tops,-400's Megatops,777 Jubilees. Anyone got any clues on what SIA will call their whalejets?
I thought I was wrong but I was only joking!
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:45 am

Probably nothing, as they were phasing out the *top nomenclature.
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:10 am

WhaleJets, of course.  Smile

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
Probably nothing, as they were phasing out the *top nomenclature.

This is probably the correct answer.....SQ seems to be moving away from its rather nice tradition of naming its airplane types.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:49 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 2):
WhaleJets, of course.

Sadly, no. The internal nickname I've been hearing at SQ is Big Bird. I don't know whether or not SQ will paint Big Bird on the aircraft. I would guess not.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
Big Bird

Nice job SQ, real original.

I heard Emirates is going to call theirs Snuffleupagus in response.



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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:12 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):

Great humour guys. SIA wont want to pay royalties to Henson Enterprises.
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:42 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
Big Bird

Nice job SQ, real original.

...they could go with "Rare Bird" since their first will be the only one actually delivered to a customer for some time.  duck I think "Early Bird" would be out of the question.  wink  duck 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:46 am

How about A3-Late-ighty? Big grin
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:00 am

If there is another delay maybe it will be called the "Dirty Bird" for crapping on their scheduled promotions.  crying 
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:05 am

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Thread starter):
Anyone got any clues on what SIA will call their whalejets?

Belated
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:05 am

I think the "Flying Money Pit" is apropos.
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:09 am

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
Probably nothing, as they were phasing out the *top nomenclature.

I really hope this is true - because that "....-TOP" crap really didnt fit the sophisticated image SQ is all about. I always felt that was a little outta place.

Some cheesy airline like One-Two-Go or Jetstar or some LCC is where I'd expect to see planes given silly names like MEGATOP and BIGTOP . Then again, AA calling an MD80 a LuxuryJet or Eastern calling a 727 a "Whisperjet" (!!!!??), though in a different way, were laughable too.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:18 am

They called their A300 "Superbus' which was really crass.
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:36 am

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 12):
They called their A300 "Superbus' which was really crass.

Wow - that IS bad! I never heard that one! LOL
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:50 am

How 'bout Skytanic: It's big and grandiose, and just crashed into a...


ummm, nevermind  duck 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:55 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 14):
How 'bout Skytanic: It's big and grandiose, and just crashed into a...

ROFLMAO ! Welcome to my RU list, Confuscius!
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:08 pm

Oops I almost forgot they called their A340-300E's "Celestar". Bit better than "Superbus".
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:28 pm

how bout BUFF?

or MEGA-BUFF!

hahahahahahaha
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:41 pm

Perhaps SQ might consider: OverTheTop?
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:46 pm

Quoting MAS747 (Reply 17):
how bout BUFF?

Already taken:



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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:46 pm

or "Bubblejet" they are bound to bleed red ink!!
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 20):
or "Bubblejet" they are bound to bleed red ink!!

Haha, very creative.  Smile

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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:16 pm

haha.. i know that harry, but this is the new and improved civil aviation version..
MEGA BUFF :P
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:21 pm

Gigatop?
Teratop?
Petatop?
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:22 pm

Megaflop-could well be!
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:26 am

The current CEO phased out branding of aircraft types when he took over.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:57 am

Vapourtop (or Vaportop) perhaps?  Wink
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:21 am

bigmegasuperhumongoustop.....
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:42 am

This topic came up a while back and someone else mentioned that the names are indeed being phased out.

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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Thread starter):
The 747-300's were Big Tops,-400's Megatops,777 Jubilees.

Don't forget the A345 which was called Leadership  Smile

On a side note: Can we have some serious suggestions here and the jokes aside please?
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:55 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 29):
On a side note: Can we have some serious suggestions here and the jokes aside please?

Answer:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 1):
Probably nothing, as they were phasing out the *top nomenclature.



Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 2):

This is probably the correct answer.....SQ seems to be moving away from its rather nice tradition of naming its airplane types.



Quoting Ex_SQer (Reply 25):
The current CEO phased out branding of aircraft types when he took over.



Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 28):
This topic came up a while back and someone else mentioned that the names are indeed being phased out.

Charles, SJ
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 30):
Answer:

thanks!
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:02 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 31):
thanks!

After I hit the send button, I hoped that you would understand that I was not trying to be cute......but since its unlikely that SQ will "name" its A380s, the joking answers come up.

As I said above, I find it sad that SQ has dropped its rather nice custom of giving its airplane types a name.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:48 am

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 32):
After I hit the send button, I hoped that you would understand that I was not trying to be cute

lol Big grin maybe not but I choose not to take it so seriously  Smile Thankyou for collecting all the relevant comments for me Big grin

Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 32):
but since its unlikely that SQ will "name" its A380s, the joking answers come up.

As I said above, I find it sad that SQ has dropped its rather nice custom of giving its airplane types a name.

Hmm but what I was looking for is possible realistic names for the SQ A380. Not "A3weighty" or any other silly name but a realistic name if they did name it.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:19 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 29):
Can we have some serious suggestions here and the jokes aside please?

Who are you, the teacher? Loosen up.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:36 am

a.net queens always crack me up. you can always top (real) girl's bitch fights anyday! thanks for the entertainment!  Smile
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 34):
Who are you, the teacher? Loosen up.



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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:52 am

Naaaahhhhhh... I'm no newbie to A.net ... I've been around here for years . . this is just my new name - i get banned so frequently, I have to "start fresh" often! LOL!
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:02 am

Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 37):
Naaaahhhhhh... I'm no newbie to A.net ... I've been around here for years . . this is just my new name - i get banned so frequently, I have to "start fresh" often! LOL!

Nice of you to inform everyone.  Wink

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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:42 am

Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 37):
Naaaahhhhhh... I'm no newbie to A.net ... I've been around here for years . . this is just my new name - i get banned so frequently, I have to "start fresh" often! LOL!

There goes another name, eh?
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:56 am

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 39):
There goes another name, eh?

Oh, come now -- I'm being nice this time around!  mischievous 
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:30 am

I was joking  Smile I never knew that you had been booted before.
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:33 am

Quoting Tbnist03 (Reply 41):
was joking I never knew that you had been booted before.

Mannnnny, mannnnny times .. I've kind of turned it into a sport!  Wink
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:06 pm

Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 34):

Who are you, the teacher? Loosen up.

Um ok, whatever you say, pal
I asked for some serious suggestions. Damn, where does that negative energy come from??

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 36):

 bigthumbsup 

[Edited 2006-07-16 07:07:14]
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:15 pm

I think if they ever get them they should call them the A380 delayumbo.
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:24 pm

LOL, LOL, LOL -----Newark 777, great use of screen shots for this thread. The Sesame Street line had me laughing for awhile. God, I love a-net.
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:28 pm

ahhh i love a.net too, they should call it 'whale of the sky' just dont fly it over japan cos theyll harpoon u!
 
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RE: What Will SQ Call Their A380's.

Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:08 am

I would call it Flagship

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