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The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:02 pm

As the orders roll in and the discussions get rabid, what are we going to nickname the A380 when she / he (just being politically correct) takes to the skies?

Any suggestions?

The levianthenth (sp) of the skies?

mb
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:13 pm

"Whale" is what comes to my mind whwn looking at pictures of the A380. Or "Mammoth" (The bigger version of the "Jumbo" elephant).
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:21 pm

I believe I have once seen someone call it "Flying Watermelon". Sounds fine to me.  
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:47 pm

Big Bertha 
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:57 pm

Big Bus  
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:01 pm

The white elephant.
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:01 pm

What about "The Londoner" = double decker bus

he he he

               
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:23 pm

-Double Whopper
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:26 pm

Well the big Airbus that carries the fuselages and wings around Europe is called "Beluga" and since I think the A380 looks like another whale, I think we should call it "Moby"

Scotty
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:29 pm

How about the
"omigawddisthatgiantthinggoingtobeabletogetofftheground"?

 

Seriously, I look forward to the A380. I especially like the way VS in particular plans to include new amenities for passengers instead of just more seats.
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:33 pm

The big bad 'bus
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:57 pm

VirginFlyer : you'll see in a few years that this monster is not so bad as you think.
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 1:11 am

How about :

The real Jumbo !!

or

The queen of the skies ??
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 1:41 am

How about something simple like:

"SuperJumbo"
"Fat Cute Thing"
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Dumbo

Tue Jan 09, 2001 1:53 am

The flying elephant from Walt Disney  
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 2:06 am

"Big Bird" - because that's what it is when comparing it to the rest.

There is no reason for great fuzz over that bird. It is after all only a new airliner type which happens to be roughly 30% larger than another large airliner which flew 36 years before Big Bird takes off from the ground first time.

And it has the size which its builder thinks will fit the market between 2006 and 2050. If the market had demanded a 1200 pax plane, then its builder would have made that instead, with eight engines instead of four. As for now it is just the big bird.

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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 2:56 am

Surf - Sort of like the nickname of the Corsair- BFUF -"Big fat ugly ...er??"
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:57 am

Monica Lewinsky looks nice! I can see why the Pres was attracted to her. Even i was for about two weeks. Magnificent woman. Very rich thanks to the media I would think
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:00 am

To me it is the next in the line of plastic names(Common name for airbus at Air Canada)......

A319 - Microplastic
A320- Miniplastic
A321 - Plastic
A330 - Superplastic
A340 - Superduperplastic
A380 - MEGAplastic

That was not a shot at Airbus or it's products...it is a nickname that all busses have, and is very common a many Air Canada employees.
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:07 am

Mighty Flyer (and thumbs down for an American friend who suggested "The Flop". The must get mightily worried over there right now.....)

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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:34 am

1)Big fat Airbus
2)Big Bertha
3)Reel big jet
4)Double-double
5)Airbeast A-380
6)White elephant
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:39 am

Here are some names which come to my mind!

1) GIANT
2) XXL
3) Jumbus (from Jumbo and Airbus)
4) Airtown or Skytown


rgds,
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:58 am

BIG MOMMA  
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:13 am

SKYSHIP !? 
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:16 am

No really obvious proposals so far, so I guess that the nickname, which has often been used by the press during the last year or so, will catch on further: Mega Jet.
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:22 am

Fat Cigar
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:23 am

Foregard's Folly
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:26 am

What about' MEGABUS' ?!
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:31 am

The Aluminum Overcast

If United ever buys the A380, I think they should ressurect the long lost "Friend Ship" name that they originally gave to the 747 in 1970. Think about it, their biggest, most extravagant airliner. More of a "ship" instead of an airliner.
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:06 am

Pierson's Phat Prick...er, Pickle. 
 
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RE: Aviastar

Tue Jan 09, 2001 7:26 am

Of course, by "Big Bad 'Bus", bad was meant as a positive connotation, not a negative one (late 20th century slang)
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:11 am

"Boeing Basher"

hehe...............I'll pay for that one  
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:29 am


"THE METWORST"

I like Ganymed's "SKYSHIP" actually (bit like AN's "Skystar" for the A320).
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:51 am

In credit to the Simpson's;
THE ULTIMATE BEHEMOTH
 
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:58 am

Omnibus.
Hindenbus.
Nelly (as in whoa Nelly!)
Ultrabus.
Choad. (less said, the better)
Skytanic.
Darth Airbus.
Britney Spears (both loved and hated, and a little chubby)
Suburbus.
Wonderbus
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 9:10 am

Skybus
Skyqueen
Busqueen
Megabus
Bigbus
Dinobus
Superjumbo

or
the new, bigger 747 not made by Boeing
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 9:56 am

Prince isn't using that symbol anymore, is he?
The Ego.
Superego.
Hippo.
The Mothership.
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 9:59 am

MEGABUS
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 10:23 am

I've always been partial to "Beast." Then again, Airbus is owned by EADS, which consists of numerous, multinational father corporations. Perhaps "Fat Bastard" then?
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 10:31 am

Fat Bastard!!!

I can't wait to see the airlines get greedy and eliminate the amenities in favor of more seats. Remember, the 747 first class lounge? Or the bar at the front of the early Tristars?
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 11:56 am

Lets call her the big fat ugly sorry excuse for an airliner that will not sell and most likley kill airbus!!YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!

Or............ we can call her the A380

You decide............. and remember...........my the smell of an airline crapper be with you
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 1:18 pm


Cba,

L.O.L. 
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 2:25 pm

Wow, there are so kookey ideas out there but my favourite would have to be ::: (drumroll - tada..)


S K Y T A N I C !!!!!!!

Way cool huh?


mb *yay*
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:19 pm

Amazingly Incredible Revolutionary Beautiful Unbelievable Superjumbo
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:42 pm

SIA can add it to their Megatop Collection and call it the "MegaTopandBottom"

An Aussie friend came up with that one, so I won't take the credit.

Mine would be the AirPig.

 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:12 pm

How about:

The Fat Lady.
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The both have a wide-body, look like they have a double deck and the cockpit and they both need 4 engines to get of the ground.
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:43 pm

Boeings nightmare!
Fifty-nil and rising!

When we see an A380 at the airport parked next to a 747-400, will some one refer to the Jumbo as "One of those smaller planes"?
How many will Airbus sell before Boeing records it's first order for the 747?X

I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 10:08 pm

I think that it should be called the big ugly thing! That's what it looks like to me!!!
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 11:12 pm

MEGA CRUISER
 
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RE: The A380, What Shall We Nickname Her?

Wed Jan 10, 2001 12:28 am

They need to give it a proper name, not a nickname!

Remember those great names from the past:

Constellation
Electra
Comet
Vanguard
Viscount
Tristar
Caravelle and of course
Concorde!

I think Starliner suits it very well!
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