timmay
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737-200 By Any Other Name

Mon Jul 09, 2001 9:15 pm

Not sure if this is local thing, but I have often heard SAA crew (mainly f/a's) refer to the 737-200 as a "Fluffy".

Apparently it is an afectionate acronym ? any ideas on what it means ?

 
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RE: 737-200 By Any Other Name

Mon Jul 09, 2001 10:21 pm

One of the acronyms for this aircraft is "FLUF" which stands for "Fat Little Ugly FELLOW" (Since this is a family site, you can well imagine that FELLOW can be replaced by a couple of other variations).

Thus "Fluffy"

As an aside, the B-52 is nicknamed "BUFF", similarly, for Big Ugly Fat F.....
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RE: 737-200 By Any Other Name

Mon Jul 09, 2001 11:03 pm

In Toronto we refer to the 737-200 as the little pig, or the football (look at the profile of a 732, looks like a football, US football that is.) The 737NG's we call "super football".
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RE: 737-200 By Any Other Name

Mon Jul 09, 2001 11:07 pm

Boeing nicknamed the 737 "Fat Albert"

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