Reggaebird
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Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 8:20 am


Hi there,

I really get a kick out of the names that Virgin gives to its aircraft. However, I am sure that there are some clever names still out there that could be used. Have you got any ideas? Here are a few of mine. Some of the names refer to characters in songs and are noted by an asterisk.

1) Vestal Virgin
2) Vamp
3) Hard Hearted Hannah*
4) Mrs. Robinson*
5) Roxanne*
6) Little Red Riding Hood
7) Delilah*
8) Virginia Wolf
9) Lulu (after the British singer)
10) Madame Butterfly
11) Vixen
12) Auntie Mame*
13) Honky Tonk Woman*
14) Brown-eyed Girl*
15) Suzy Wong (from the movie)
16) Krakatoa Katie (volcano from a Mighty Mouse cartoon)
17) Wicked Woman*
18) Caribbean Queen*
19) Wahine (pronounced WA-HEE-NEE and mean girl in hawaiian - when VS starts service to Honolulu)
20) Lusty Lola












 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 9:38 am

Virgin does give its planes some funky names.
1-Dancing Queen
2-Sporty Spice
3-Potato Girl (Tribute to the awsome Canadian Band Our Lady Peace)
4-Like a Virgin
5-Josie and the pussy Cats
6-Madonna
7-Margaret Tatcher
8-Verucka Salt
10-Britney Spears is a Virgin
11- La bella LOLA
12-Queen of the skies
13- Boutilicious
14-Bad ass Virgin
15-Nancy Ramirez- just a tribute to a beautifuil girl
16- Virgin in Hijaab (If they ever fly to a Strict Muslim country)
17- La Virgen Voladora
18- Bacardi
19- Absolute Virgin
20- Atlantic Cruise

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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 9:42 am

I like the Magaret Thatcher one!
Iain
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 1:16 pm

Hey Chepos,

There actually is a Virgin 747-200 named "Dancing Queen". I flew on her from London, Gatwick to Boston (VS011)on November 29, 2000.

Thornton

 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 6:46 pm

Well lets eliminate the Dancing Queen name and call her Queen Elizabeth in Red.
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 6:58 pm

Then when Virgin Atlantic starts flying to Australia they should call one of their aircraft Kylie Minogue-the original Austrlian Vixen.
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sat Jun 02, 2001 7:03 pm

-Quicksilver
-Virgin Queen (as in Queen Elizabeth the 1st)
-Spirit of St. George
-Tricky Dicky!
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 12:02 am

There's some good suggestions there EXCEPT Margaret Thatcher (yuk). Don't you know that Sir Richard is a Labour supporter!! You have to think of an appropriate registration (G-V---) to go with the name as well.
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 8:14 am

Maybe another good name would be
-Virgin ,the BA ass kicker.
-World Beauty
-Jamaica Kincaid (Great Antiguan Author)
-Carib Delight
-Floridian Girl

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Another good name would be
-Boy George
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 9:01 am

Actually one of the new A340-642s will be named "Madam Butterfly".

How about this one: (Reggaebird you will like this !!)

G-VIBE The Reggae Bus or Bird. I wonder if Sir Richard Branson is a fan of Bob Marley !!!

OR:

G-VNAP Sweet Dreams. This one is too similar to "Sweet Dreamer" already chosen for an A346.

Another topical one for you. Someone said SRB is a Labour party fan. So, with the approaching elections why not create a temporary registration:

G-VOTE Tony Blair

LOL! Big grin

No, seriously from the one's that exist today, here's my favourite.


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G-VAEL Maiden Toulouse

Read as Made in Toulouse, seeing as this was one of the first A340s to be built, it has such a creative name, don't you think?
 
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Here Are Some

Sun Jun 03, 2001 9:20 am

London Lady - G-VLON
Miss Manchester - G-VMAN
Ballroom Dancer - G-VBAL
Prom Queen - G-VPRM
Queen of the Skies - G-VQEN
Canadian Girl - G-VCAN
Madame Atlantique - G-VMDM
Soaring Beauty - G-VSOR

That's all for now!

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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 9:22 am


A330-243,

One could also read "Maiden Toulouse" as "Maiden Too Loose". That would fit nicely with the saucy, sassy of Virgin's image....don't you think?

Thornton
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 9:34 am

Another good name would be
-Lady Marmalade

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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 9:47 am

Hi again,

Someone said, in an earlier post, that we also had to create "G-V" codes to go with the names. Therefore, here is my revised submission. ("*" represents reference from a song).

1) Vestal Virgin - G-VEST
2) Vamp - G-VAMP
3) Hard Hearted Hannah* - G-VHAN
4) Mrs. Robinson* - G-VROB
5) Roxanne* - G-VROX
6) Little Red Riding Hood - G-VRID
7) Delilah* - G-VDEL
8) Virginia Wolf - G-VWLF
9) Lulu (after the British singer) - G-VLUL
10) Madame Butterfly - G-VSNG
11) Vixen - G-VIXN
12) Auntie Mame* - G-VMAM
13) Honky Tonk Woman* - G-VHNK
14) Brown-eyed Girl* - G-VBRN
15) Suzy Wong (movie character) - G-VHOR (she was a prostitute)
16) Krakatoa Katie (volcano from a Mighty Mouse cartoon) - G-VOLC
17) Wicked Woman* - G-VWIK
18) Caribbean Queen* - G-VCRB
19) Wahine (pronounced WA-HEE-NEE and means girl in hawaiian - when VS starts service to Honolulu) - G-VHUL
20) Lusty Lola - G-VLST












 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Sun Jun 03, 2001 9:48 pm

This one will love BA


"The return of Lord King"

Note that I prefer VIRGIN ATLANTIC
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Mon Jun 04, 2001 12:16 am

REG : G-VNEW (As in very new)

NAME : First Timer!


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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Mon Jun 04, 2001 12:10 pm


A few more for the road:

1) Vanity - G-VAIN
2) Bloody Mary - G-VEIN
3) Chastity - G-VRTU
4) Her Majesty - G-VRCH (very rich)
5) Lady Ella - G-VOIC

AND FINALLY

6) Anorexia - G-VMIT !!!!!!
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Mon Jun 04, 2001 12:21 pm

and for the A380
"Maiden Obese" G-VFAT
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Mon Jun 04, 2001 3:59 pm

G-VWLB

"We love British Airways"!!!!!!!!

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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Wed Jun 06, 2001 4:27 pm


Hi again,

Just a few more from a non-member friend of mine.

1) Showgirl - G-VGAS (after Las Vegas)
2) Cowgirl - G-VMOO
3) Snow Bunny - G-VAIL (after Vail, Colorado...ski town)
4) Girl From Ipanema - G-VRIO
5) Desert Rose - G-VDRY
6) Rosebud - G-VASE
7) Mustang Sally - G-VRRM

What do you think?

Thornton

 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Thu Jun 07, 2001 3:44 am

Excellent.

The company have beaten you to it on a couple of those:-

G-VROC = Mustang Sally (747-400)
G-VSHY = Madame Butterfly (A340-600)

I particularly like G-VMOO and G-VGAS. You should let Virgin know of your suggestions.
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Thu Jun 07, 2001 6:16 am


I wonder if there IS a way to submit this stuff to Virgin Atlantic. Anyone know?

Thornton
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Thu Jun 07, 2001 6:24 am

Try www.virgin-atlantic.com/main.asp?page=1.5.3.1

Good luck.
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Thu Jun 07, 2001 6:58 am

Through my website, I have contact with several employees. Maybe I could pass some along if you wish, send me an e-mail or post in this topic. Let me know what you think.

VgnAtl747
http://www.virginatlanticfan.f2s.com

PS- I don't remember finding a BA Fan site...Oh Yes...They don't deserve one!
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Thu Jun 07, 2001 10:54 am

1. Virgin Rocks (G-VRCK)
2. Vegas Girl (G-VLAS)
3. Giga Virgin (G-VIRG) (for 388)
4. High Fly Girl (G-VHFG) (for their new 346)
5. George Michael (G-VGML)
6. Madam Branson (G-VMBN)
7. Gay and Proud (G-VGAP) (this one got 2 meanings, be happy and proud; if you are gay, be proud)
8. Miss Cowgirl (G-VMCG)
9. She Bangs or Virgin Bangs (G-VSBS, although this will never happens)
10. Oops!...Virgin Did It Again! (G-VOVA)
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:41 am

Here's some Branson WON'T use, sorry if some of them are a bit obscure for non-UK members.

Bearded Twat
Panic In A Balloon
Lottery Loser
Fisting In Heaven
Wandering Hands
Terrible Trains



 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:58 am

Here are a few:

Transatlantic Breeze
Moon Shooter
Scarlet Mars

.....and finally,
British Airways WHO????? Hehe.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 1:27 am

They should name the next acft the aquire "the flying nunn".
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 1:41 am

Dirty Tricks Big grin

ps I like the names...

Rgds,
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 1:46 am

How about:

G-VMWC Mary with the Cherry

:D  Big grin
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 5:02 am

Now, if they wanted to register one aircraft in the United States, and name it after Anne Robinson of the Weakest Link, it could be N-ASTY  Smile
 
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RE: Names For New Virgin Atlantic Aircraft

Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:31 pm

How about this:

Long Live the Virgin.