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Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:00 am

Thought this might be a fun topic and hope you will all add your votes. This isnt about our least favorite airline companies - - just names that we dont like.

My current least favorite is JET AIRWAYS of India. This is such a cop out of a name. It conveys nothing at all about the airline (ie nationality), particularly now that the airline is flying long haul international routes. In fact, it's not even accurate .... they fly ATR props too!
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:05 am

Quoting F27XXX (Thread starter):
In fact, it's not even accurate .... they fly ATR props too!

They are still jets.

I don't mind most airline names. The ones that really bother me are the crappy fly-by-night ones like Volareweb.com (not just the website, but the name of the carrier) or the ones that are simplified for no apparent reason (FlyBE comes to mind)
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:13 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
They are still jets.

Technically, they have unducted props powered by a turbine engine. I guess it depends on your definition of jet engine.  Wink

Anyway, I hate all those tui planes, ruined great brands such as Corsair and Britannia.

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:41 am

SONG!

Sorry to my friends at DL. But, never liked that name from the start. The best thing DL did was fold Song into the Widget! I've said it before and I'll keep saying it even until NW retires their DC-9's. This move by DL will go down as one of their better decisions in recent history.


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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:49 am

Chautaqua
AirTran
Song
Ted
Comair
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:50 am

Allegiant
Chautauqua
Independence Air
jetBlue
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:02 am

How about Wizz Air? Reminds me of a natural function...
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:42 am

Aero Airlines
Chautaqua Air
TACA
Cebu Pacific
USA 3000
AeBal
TACV
Air China
MyTravel
Thomas Cook


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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:41 pm

Quoting San747 (Reply 6):
How about Wizz Air? Reminds me of a natural function...

Ditto. Funny how their livery is pink/purple...  mischievous 

Some more:
Zoom
Harmony
Zip
jetBlue
Air Koryo

...and more, of which I can't think of at the moment Wink
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:22 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 7):
MyTravel
Thomas Cook

These are tour operator owned airlines and while they aren't great names, it would be unwise to call them anything else from a business standpoint. They make more sense from a UK point of view too.

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 7):
Cebu Pacific

What's wrong with Cebu Pacific?
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:51 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 7):
TACA

TACA is an abreviation, not the name.

Worst: Continental...
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:01 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 7):
Air China

What's wrong with Air China? Wouldn't Air India, Air France, Air xxxxxxx all be condemned? Unless you're saying you hate the word "China"?

For me... Ted is easily the worst name.
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:28 pm

1 2 go orient thai

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:51 pm

Ryanair sucks as well as Allegiant and Sahara Airlines.
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:57 am

For me the tackiest airline ever:

SANTA BARBARA

hideous name, awful livery, nothing good about it!

Runners Up:

Sky Airline (Chile)
Malev
Tarom
Tam
Ted
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:05 am

SN-Brussels
White (Porugese charter)
ArkeFly (dutch charter, part of the TUI group)
JetBlue (respect for the company! But their name.... yuugh!)
Spirit Airlines (Maybe I missed something... but what's so spiritual about this airline)
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:43 am

Ted
SAM
ANA
Intercontinental (used to be a domestic airline in Colombia with one int'l flight)
JetsGo
Fly Baboo (Reminds me of a few Seinfeld episodes)
Bmi Baby
TUI
Independence Air

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:46 am

Quoting Arcano (Reply 14):
Tarom

Transporturile Aeriene Române - Romanian Air Transport

Quoting Arcano (Reply 14):
Tam

Transportes Aereos Meridionais - Meridional Air Transport

Nothing wrong with that, IMHO.

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:05 am

Quoting Komododx (Reply 17):
Nothing wrong with that, IMHO

Nothing wrong, but they don't sound good, to tough I think
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:41 pm

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 10):
TACA is an abreviation, not the name.

In Fact, TACA is Transportes Aereos de Centro America (Hope I´m not wrong)

The worst for me is Vueling... In Spanish it sounds kind of funny...

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:25 pm

Niki...

Any airline named after a person is a bad idea (I'm looking at YOU, Donald Trump.)

And the logo looks like a friggin' Kit Kat bar.


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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:05 pm

Quoting AeroMexico777 (Reply 19):
In Fact, TACA is Transportes Aereos de Centro America (Hope I´m not wrong)

Originally: Transportes Aéreos Centro Américanos.
Now: Transportes Aéreos del Continente Américano.
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:03 am

THOMAS COOK

TUI

BUZZ

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:29 am

Ryanair
Ted
Song
Easyjet
Transavia
Martinair
Lion Air
China Northwest Airlines
Japan Southwest Airlines (these two, get real come up with something else)
Volairweb
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:06 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 23):
China Northwest Airlines
Japan Southwest Airlines (these two, get real come up with something else)

But there are boatloads of those.... Northwest, Eastern, Southwest...
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:19 am

AirTran
AirTransat
Air 2000
American Trans Air
Canada 3000
Comair
GB Airways
Jet2
My Travel Airways
People Express
Valujet
With the exception of TWA, just about anything with the word "Trans" in it.

Who comes up with these names?
 
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Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:55 am

Axis Airways (swastikas on the tail?)

Kras Air ('Scratch Air' in Dutch ears)

almost all Dutch airlines ever except KLM (NLM, KLM Cityhopper, Schreiner, Martinair, Transavia, Arkefly, Aero Holland, Air Holland, Dutchbird, Arkefly... pretty awful lot
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:32 pm

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 24):
But there are boatloads of those.... Northwest, Eastern, Southwest...

No my point was they cant come up with their own names, they just put China in front of the name, thats the point.
 
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Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:58 pm

Jetblue: like the airline but... The name? Simply fugly. As well as Continental.
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:10 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 7):
USA 3000

Copied from Canada 3000 which also sucks Big grin
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:40 pm

Quoting AeroMexico777 (Reply 19):
The worst for me is Vueling

Yes, it is strange... It is pronounced with a "W" at the beginning. Right?
I also hate all those one-word names for LCC's that are totally unrelated to airlines. Examples... Ted, Song, Zip, Niki, Harmony (formerly HMY Airways) Anyone know what HMY stood for?
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:09 am

Hooters is the ultimate for me. When I hear the word, my mind unwillingly shifts to old ladies breasts...


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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:29 am

Quoting Komododx (Reply 17):

Transportes Aereos Meridionais - Meridional Air Transport

Actually, not anymore. Now it's just "TAM."

And I'm not a big fan either.

And let's not forget WebJet.

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:55 am

Sosoliso airlines
Chanchangi Airlines
Hewa Bora
Wizz Air
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:08 am

Quoting 777klm (Reply 15):
SN-Brussels

I've been meaning to ask: what does the "SN" stand for in SN-Brussels? Does it have something to do with Sabena?

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 20):
Any airline named after a person is a bad idea (I'm looking at YOU, Donald Trump.)

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That is the one thing I don't like about Ryanair. Great airline, just needs a better name.
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:15 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 32):
And let's not forget WebJet.

Yeah, that´s horrible, and BTW is not flying...

I simply hate:
Thomas Cook
Ryanair

This Ryan and this Thomas might be two very egocentric guys! Big grin

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 24):
But there are boatloads of those.... Northwest, Eastern, Southwest...

...and they are all crap names IMO.  duck 

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:32 pm

GOL of BRAZIL
I don`t like it
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:10 pm

My favorite, or should I say least favorite name was an airline in Taiwan called U-LAND.
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:53 pm

I am gonna get attacked for this......

But, Lufthansa.... sorry guys i just dont particually like it.
Whats it mean, if anything?




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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:15 am

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 34):
I've been meaning to ask: what does the "SN" stand for in SN-Brussels? Does it have something to do with Sabena?

Yes it does
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:01 am

Quoting Aviation (Reply 38):
I am gonna get attacked for this......

But, Lufthansa.... sorry guys i just dont particually like it.
Whats it mean, if anything?

It does mean something. Maybe one of our German friends could elaborate.

I personally like the name Lufthansa. It's such an abstract name with a deep history, but that is just my opinion.
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:13 am

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 23):
Japan Southwest Airlines

I have never heard of this airline. Perhaps you mean China Southwest?

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 34):
I've been meaning to ask: what does the "SN" stand for in SN-Brussels? Does it have something to do with Sabena?

I believe that SN was Sabena's IATA code.

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:50 am

SN use to be SABENA`s iata code
By the way SABENA is one of my favourate airlines name much better than SN BRUSSELS
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:00 am

Quoting Aviation (Reply 38):
But, Lufthansa.... sorry guys i just dont particually like it.
Whats it mean, if anything?

Lufthansa is the result of a 1926 fusion, and it means something like, well, Sky Alliance...

I agree with Btriple7, gotta like such a historic name.

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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:34 am

Definitely Wizz!!! The worst airline name ever!!
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:45 pm

US Airways doesn't do anything for me, still don't know why they would spend millions to change from US Air to US Airways. Oh yes, that was Stephen Wolf method of doing business, attempt to bust the unions, change the livery and then sell the airline, see Flying Tigers, Republic, United and US Air.
 
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:02 pm

In my opinion: Wizz

In the words of Comicbook Guy:

"Worst airline name, ever."

[Edited 2005-12-18 05:02:45]
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:51 pm

Quoting Bohica (Reply 37):
U-LAND

"U" beat me to it!  bigthumbsup 
Now that just HAS to be the worst thing they could think of.


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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:48 am

For me:
.1time.co.za from South Africa: what a stupid name
.Vueling from Spain
.LLoyd Aereo Boliviano: I don't think it's a stupid name, but very strange one
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RE: Least Favorite Airline Names

Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:53 am

Quoting Aviation (Reply 38):
I am gonna get attacked for this......

But, Lufthansa.... sorry guys i just dont particually like it.
Whats it mean, if anything?

in 1926 there was a fusion of "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" with "Junkers Luftverkehr". the new name was "Deutsche Luft Hansa"
since 1933 it is written "Deutsche Lufthansa"
Luft = air/sky, Hansa could be translated as "alliance"

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