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1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:50 am

I recently took 1time from Jo'burg to Livingstone. Being a LCC I got what I expected. After I thought 1time is such a horrible name for an airline. The aircraft will make one safe landing... and so forth. It's got me wondering what other airlines have such a pessimistic name, or names that make you not want to fly them?
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:09 am

Unfortunately you're not familiar with South African English. If you look around the website www.1time.aero, you will find the following:

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The name 1time, is a reflection of the South African soul of the company. In South Africa, the phrase "one time!" is a colloquialism meaning "for real!"
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:10 am

In 1973-1974 I flew DH-114s (Herons) across the Magic Valley in Idaho and some genius came up with the name "Trans Magic Airlines." Boy did we hear it from our passengers.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:20 am

There used to be an airline in Taiwan called U-Land. It sounds like YOU have to land the airplane. Talk about self service.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:21 am

Skybus
Hooters Air
ValuJet
Air Wales
Buzz
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:26 am

I think TED is a pretty Cheesy name for an airline? It sounds like BOB to me!
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:29 am

Quoting brenintw (Reply 1):
Unfortunately you're not familiar with South African English. If you look around the website www.1time.aero, you will find the following:

I lived in SA For years I.E. the RSA in my user name
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:02 am

Quoting pilotboi (Reply 4):
Air Wales

Given that Wales is the name of th country, how is that "horrible"?

My suggestion would be the now defunct Suckling Airways - but I guess that was named after its founder!

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:42 am

Quoting signol (Reply 7):
Given that Wales is the name of th country, how is that "horrible"?

I do know the actual meaning of it...it just reminds me of a whale. Not something you imagine flying very well. However I do suppose they glide in the water. And once in a while 'fly' out of the water. Okay, I take that one back.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:43 am

The worst of all names to me is "Thomas Cook". The guy who went on a holiday and didn't come home again.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:50 am

Jet Airways is an awful name, but nevertheless a very successful brand.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:53 am

Quoting pilotboi (Reply 8):

I do know the actual meaning of it...it just reminds me of a whale. Not something you imagine flying very well. However I do suppose they glide in the water. And once in a while 'fly' out of the water. Okay, I take that one back.

Wales can fly  http://www.airliners.net/photo/Airbu...d=b13b41db2a9119dd2d6f3393d18c0770
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:55 am

Quoting xzavierrsa (Reply 6):
Quoting brenintw (Reply 1):
Unfortunately you're not familiar with South African English. If you look around the website www.1time.aero, you will find the following:

I lived in SA For years I.E. the RSA in my user name

Me too, but have never heard of "one time" as being "for real". And neither have any of my mates.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:00 am

The short-lived "U-Land Airlines" of Taiwan.

I flew them.
I landed  

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:04 am

Naked Air is another one that comes to mind. Is it still around?
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:07 am

Wasn't that a subsidiary of Miami Air (a paper airline operating leased charters with plastic-covered seats?)
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:09 am

Anything with an awful pun in the name, DebonAIR is the one that springs to mind for me!
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:24 am

Quoting scouseflyer (Reply 16):
Anything with an awful pun in the name

   We had Netherlines for a while.

Some African cargo airline was "Occidental Airlines", of course all ramp rats called it Accidental airlines.
In India there was Vayodoot, in Dutch it sounds exactly like You drop dead (Val je dood).
Other objectable trends:
-In England there were some airlines which change names every 3 weeks, Caledonian and Flying Colours to JMC to Thomas Cook, Britannia to Thomsonfly etc.
-Cheesy low cost names with "Fly" or "Jet" in them
-Names which are hard to pronounce or sound 'too exotic'. Etihad sounds a bit like Jihad in western ears, and people still wonder how to write and pronounce it. Even while I love Etihad, I think they would do even better with a name with some geography in it.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:02 am

Call it childish humour but I have always had something against Transavia hence my nickname for it "Tranny Avia". Though the name Ryanair also makes me shiver!
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:07 am

wow Did I see someone complaining about the name Hooters! haha

I dont't really know to be honest there is alot of generic dull sounding named airlines I dont like while the ones I appreciate like "British Caledonian" or "Avianova" have dissapeared. It always seems the airlines with a nice corporate image go bust or merge lol. Shame from an enthusiast point of view but I realise paint doesnt keep you flying.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:11 am

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 9):
The worst of all names to me is "Thomas Cook". The guy who went on a holiday and didn't come
home again.

Eh? I don't mind you calling it a bad name but I just don't get it. 

As it goes Mr Thomas Cook lead many excursions in the 1800's and always came home. His son (JMC - John Mason Cook) however contracted dysentery in Egypt and died soon after so I'd say JMC was a worse name.  
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:14 am

Quoting myt332 (Reply 20):

What about My Travel 
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:25 am

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 21):
What about My Travel

Obviously the best name in the world, ever!  
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:29 am

Icaro ... now what a horrible Name for an airline ...
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:29 am

Although probably an acronym, SCAT (from Kazakhstan) comes to mind.

"Song" I think was just a ridiculous name for an airline.
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:31 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 17):
-Cheesy low cost names with "Fly" or "Jet" in them

Jetairfly would probably be the worst offender...
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:32 am

S7 Airlines, terrible name, terrible livery. They should have kept their old name and colors in my opinion.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:36 am

Also, I have to add Blue1. Sounds like some cheap brand of printer cartridge. The old name Air Botnia was way classier.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:58 am

Short lived Portuguese charter carrier from the early 1990's, Air Sul, could be mis-pronounced as 'ass hole'....


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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:02 pm

Quoting WestWing (Reply 10):
Jet Airways is an awful name, but nevertheless a very successful brand.

Please WW, but there is nothing wrong with Jet Airways.
Its one of the most sexiest name i have come across.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:11 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 21):
What about My Travel

3 words. My Travel Lite.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:12 pm

Interot of Germany - ooops. And AirTran - what the hell is a "tran"??!! Isn't there a Jet4you? Ugh!
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:14 pm

Quoting diesel1 (Reply 28):

Haha!

To bad they didnt last and start an alliance with S.C.A.T..

Now I wonder if anybody ever thought of creating Air Airlines.

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:21 pm

I almost forgot. Taiwan's Fat Eastern Air Transport - FAT.
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:24 pm

How can I forget this one...PMT Airlines of Cambodia.
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:25 pm

How about MyAir? An airline for asthmatics?


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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:34 pm

FlyBaboo sounds a bit strange.
Anyway, they provide a very-nice in-flight service.  
 
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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:36 pm

Quoting xzavierrsa (Thread starter):

And don't forget 1Times callsign , 'Next Time' .

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Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:49 pm

Does anyone remember in the early 2000s a UK based charter outfit that specilized in flights to India for the Indian community? They were called poo.com
I have no idea what they were thinking with that one. Also, not sure if any flights actually eventuated. I tried searching online for them but there appears to be no trace of them.
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:09 pm

Quoting myt332 (Reply 20):
Eh? I don't mind you calling it a bad name but I just don't get it

Sorry, yes, for every non British every Cook stands for James Cook, therefore the terrible losses they made when renaming Condor for a few years.
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:16 pm

What about El Al?
A name or brand should describe what it is selling.
The Al?
Not Spanish.
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:23 pm

How about FAT. Far Eastern Transport which is curretnly not in operation based in Taiwan.
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:24 pm

What about :

- Tower Air
- Daalo airlines
- Zip
- Air Canada Jazz
- Basiq Air
- Buzz
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:27 pm

Quoting Archer (Reply 40):
What about El Al?
A name or brand should describe what it is selling.

As it does.
It is Hebrew, not Spanish.

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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:35 pm

Quoting diesel1 (Reply 28):
Short lived Portuguese charter carrier from the early 1990's, Air Sul, could be mis-pronounced as 'ass hole'....

I'm surprised that nobody has yet mentioned Phuket Air; the mispronounciation of the name's rather obvious. 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:51 pm

Quoting aerokiwi (Reply 31):
And AirTran - what the hell is a "tran"??!!

Tran is short for TRANsportation or TRANsport. There are LOTS of TRANsportation companies that have "Tran" in their name.
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:00 pm

I can't find any obvious reference on the database, but wasn't there a Russian or CIS outfit known as

Touch and Go Airlines

operating around the late '90s? This seems a particularly iffy name from the customer's point of view...
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:03 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 19):
wow Did I see someone complaining about the name Hooters! haha

You don't know me well enough.  
 
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:07 pm

Wizz Air.

Not sure if anyone has mentioned this one yet. Decent company, whose founder won the "Brave Innovator" award of 2007, but the name leaves much to be desired.
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RE: 1time And Other Horrible Names For An Airline

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:17 pm

I cant believe no one has mentioned "Wizz Air!"

Love the colour scheme but the name just makes me snicker.   

I also HATE the Tui Group rebrands. Awful names all of them, with awful colour schemes.

Does anyone remember Millon Air? (sic)


EDIT: Looks like you got Wizz Air in just before my post!

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