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Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 pm

After asking the public to name then vote on Australian icons, Qantas has revealed the names that will be given to the 8 787-9's

The names of the aircraft will be

Skippy
Quokka
Boomerang
Waltzing Matilda
The Great Barrier Reef
Uluru
Dreamtime
Great Southern Land

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:14 pm

'Dreamtime' would be an excellent choice for a special 'dreaming' livery.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:16 pm

Skippy????
 
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:33 pm

'Skippy'? Really? Don't get me wrong, I grew up and loved watching Skippy as a child, but does it resonate with Millennials? 'Waltzing Matilda' is a little iffy too in my view.

The rest are okay. I think my problem with the list is that there is no theme to the names. It's like Qantas' marketing people just came up with a list of random Australiana plonked them on aircraft. I preferred Qantas' previous regime of using themes. My favourite were the 737-300 inspirational names, and the 737-400 bird names.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:45 pm

Happy to hear of the final choices. I'm glad no Australian people were chosen as there are still 8 people who were supposed to get an A380 named after them who appear to be out of luck. It was always a bad move assigning names for these before they arrived, even if they expected to exercise the options.

I like the names - Aussie's know what all of those things are, so I'm happy. Would have loved to have seen the breakdown in the voting!
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:47 pm

vhtje wrote:
'Skippy'? Really? Don't get me wrong, I grew up and loved watching Skippy as a child, but does it resonate with Millennials? 'Waltzing Matilda' is a little iffy too in my view.

The rest are okay. I think my problem with the list is that there is no theme to the names. It's like Qantas' marketing people just came up with a list of random Australiana plonked them on aircraft. I preferred Qantas' previous regime of using themes. My favourite were the 737-300 inspirational names, and the 737-400 bird names.


Qantas ran a competition and asked the public to put forward their 8 names after Australian icons. The most popular ones suggested were short listed and out to a vote by the public

Here's the press releases from QF

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... new-fleet/

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... eet-names/
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Great Southern Land

IceHouse would be proud...maybe they can follow it up with "Electric Blue." ;)
 
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:08 pm

They might as well have thrown "captain kangaroo" into the list
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Skippy????

My favorite name, by far. Fun and irreverent - like the best Aussies I've met. -ir

Edited to add: Wish they'd name one 'Flying Dingo'.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:27 pm

Unfortunately, "Waltzing Matilda" just brings a wobble board toting, bearded & convicted nonce to mind in this part of the world.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:50 pm

Uluru is an excellent choice, I'm afraid the others could be better.
 
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Skippy...? Really? Love it, typical great Aussie sense of humour. Couldn't image BA calling one of their planes Noddy or something. At least its not Kylie, Joe Mangel or Dame Edna.... But where's Crocodile Dundee? Bit of mixed bag of themes. But Waltzing Matilda's ok and I think a good choice. I don't associate that song with R.H.
Didgeridoo and Advance Australia Fair would have got my vote.
Im surprised in a way the traditional names Sydney Melbourne Brisbane wevent recycled as didon't they disapper with the retirement of the early 744s?

But fair play to Qantas the names are certainly a talking point and make a change to the usual ones.
 
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'Skippy'? Really? Don't get me wrong, I grew up and loved watching Skippy as a child, but does it resonate with Millennials?

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:25 pm

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Dammit I committed the mortal a.net sin of commenting and posting an opinion without reading the post thoroughly and reading the linked page. I hate it when others do that, so shame on me for doing the same. I am no longer in Australia, and not paying attention to Australian media, so I did not know QF had put it to a public vote.

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:31 pm

Hey guys,
Some interesting choices....
The OCD in me hates the lack of a coherent theme.
Uluru, GBR, waltzing Matilda and GSL are cool. Quokka, Dreamtime and Boomerang okayretro . Skippy however? retro yes!
At least we didn't end up with Pavlova, Kylie or Priscila....
Reminds me of that British Antarctic ship ship named 'McBoaty' or whatever.....
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The Great Barrier Reef. By the time they take delivery it will be in memorial.
 
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:41 pm

vhtje wrote:
'Skippy'? Really? Don't get me wrong, I grew up and loved watching Skippy as a child, but does it resonate with Millennials? 'Waltzing Matilda' is a little iffy too in my view.

The rest are okay. I think my problem with the list is that there is no theme to the names. It's like Qantas' marketing people just came up with a list of random Australiana plonked them on aircraft. I preferred Qantas' previous regime of using themes. My favourite were the 737-300 inspirational names, and the 737-400 bird names.


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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:47 pm

What no Dundee ?
 
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:51 pm

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
Some interesting choices....
The OCD in me hates the lack of a coherent theme.
Uluru, GBR, waltzing Matilda and GSL are cool. Quokka, Dreamtime and Boomerang okayretro . Skippy however? retro yes!
At least we didn't end up with Pavlova, Kylie or Priscila....
Reminds me of that British Antarctic ship ship named 'McBoaty' or whatever.....


There is a strong, coherent theme - Australiana.

Blessedly, Qantas seems to have avoid the snobbery that stopped "Once a Jolly Swagman" becoming the national anthem - and gave us the wretched "Advance Australia Fair" which no one can sing - instead.

This list seems to be beautifully chosen, a balance across the societal spectrum.

As a point of order , if they had chosen "Pavlova" there would likely have been a war with New Zealand.

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:30 am

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At least we didn't end up with Pavlova, Kylie or Priscila....


You left one out. At least the following didn't get named either

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:58 am

I am so happy Great Southern Land made it! It's a perfect description of our wonderful country! Great choice Qantas! classy as usual!
 
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:10 am

I'm confused why all the fuss, is everyone disappointed because "Vegemite" wasn't selected?!?

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I'm confused why all the fuss, is everyone disappointed because "Vegemite" wasn't selected?!?

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:28 am

All of them are better than then Scoot's "Kamascootra".

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:35 am

As soon as I saw the list I checked to see whether Great Southern Land made it in, and it did! :thumbsup:

Skippy?

Vegemite didn't make it. :yes:

:twocents: I think all the others were great choices to make the final selection.

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:44 am

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bunumuring wrote:
At least we didn't end up with Pavlova, Kylie or Priscila....


You left one out. At least the following didn't get named either

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OMG we have to make this one happen. To hell with trademarks. Change.org petition anyone?
 
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qf789 wrote:
Great Southern Land

IceHouse would be proud...maybe they can follow it up with "Electric Blue." ;)

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:00 am

I'm going to guess the negative, mocking comments are from people who have never been to Australia much less know what the culture is about.
 
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As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?
 
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:21 am

I like the name Dreamtime. Very fitting for a Dreamliner. It reminds me of Scoot's first 787, named 'Dream Start'...

Can't say I'm too fond of the other names; that's what happens when you listen to the public ;)
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As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?


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Hmm, couldn't they move those names on 747/767 to 787?
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:23 am

In the current Aussie thread I listed my choices as follows: Boomerang. Dreamtime, Skippy (this was a must), Waltzing Matilda, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Kookaburra and Great Ocean Road. So I am very very happy to get six out of eight. I sure hope Kookaburra and GOR get chosen at a later time. Great Southern Land and Quokka deserve their choice. I really am so proud to be an Aussie, including being a Western Bulldogs supporter of nearly 70 years vintage. cheers all
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As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?


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Arq wrote:
As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?

For the non-Australians, this YouTube video will provide a little more clarity on the following comments:
VirginFlyer wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Great Southern Land

IceHouse would be proud...maybe they can follow it up with "Electric Blue." ;)

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Anyone will tell you its a prisoner island
Hidden in the summer for a million years

V/F


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VapourTrails wrote:
Arq wrote:
As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?


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How cute. Thank you!
 
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I'm embarrassed to say before this I'd never even heard of a Quokka much less seen one! OMG hope this particular plane is not a hanger queen, coz there is a very similar name we Australian's like to use to call something when it goes wrong! It rhymes with fokker! :shock:
 
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vhtje wrote:
'Skippy'? Really? Don't get me wrong, I grew up and loved watching Skippy as a child, but does it resonate with Millennials? 'Waltzing Matilda' is a little iffy too in my view.

The rest are okay. I think my problem with the list is that there is no theme to the names. It's like Qantas' marketing people just came up with a list of random Australiana plonked them on aircraft. I preferred Qantas' previous regime of using themes. My favourite were the 737-300 inspirational names, and the 737-400 bird names.


Please don't get me wrong, but the ME-llinials are over rated.

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I'm embarrassed to say before this I'd never even heard of a Quokka much less seen one! OMG hope this particular plane is not a hanger queen, coz there is a very similar name we Australian's like to use to call something when it goes wrong! It rhymes with fokker! :shock:


A quokka:

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Qantas press release

Alan Joyce has said they had that many worthwhile names suggested that they could rename the entire fleet of 208 aircraft

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... -revealed/
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Arq wrote:
VapourTrails wrote:
Arq wrote:
As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?


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How cute. Thank you!


For anyone whose never seen it -

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas press release

Alan Joyce has said they had that many worthwhile names suggested that they could rename the entire fleet of 208 aircraft

Qantas have 208 aircraft? Wow! Can somebody produce a complete fleet list? They had so many good names to choose from and they picked those instead?
It reminds me of Lucy, recovering from a bout of amnesia: Confronting a high school friend she says: "Here comes 'drippy' again!" YEEES! he raves! "You mean I called you 'drippy'? (Whereupon she wins a bet.)
 
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gzm wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas press release

Alan Joyce has said they had that many worthwhile names suggested that they could rename the entire fleet of 208 aircraft

Qantas have 208 aircraft? Wow! Can somebody produce a complete fleet list? They had so many good names to choose from and they picked those instead?
It reminds me of Lucy, recovering from a bout of amnesia: Confronting a high school friend she says: "Here comes 'drippy' again!" YEEES! he raves! "You mean I called you 'drippy'? (Whereupon she wins a bet.)


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No Boaty McBoatface?. Disappointing.
 
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At least we didn't end up with Pavlova, Kylie or Priscila....
Reminds me of that British Antarctic ship ship named 'McBoaty' or whatever.....


1. naming an Australia aircraft after a desert invented in New Zealand would be incredibly stupid, even for an Australian.

2. They never named her Boaty McBoatface she is called RRS Sir David Attenborough.
 
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1. naming an Australia aircraft after a desert invented in New Zealand would be incredibly stupid, even for an Australian.

but it's really German
 
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Not to hijack the thread, but how many planes are sporting the new QF livery?
Haven't seen A380's in new paint yet
 
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Not to hijack the thread, but how many planes are sporting the new QF livery?
Haven't seen A380's in new paint yet


Just the two A333s so far IIRC.

The A380s will be repainted at the same time as heavy maintenance/reconfigurations starting 2018. No idea what the timeline is for the rest of the fleet but they are really dragging their heels so far...
 
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:49 pm

Was a fun initiative getting the OZ public involved. 7 of my suggestions made the cut. :D It's a 'feel good' thing. Humans being humans, love to 'take credit' for things. People will love to see 'their' aircraft. Of course, as in everything in life, you can't please everyone! That's the nature of the 'social media beast' :shock: But I guarantee (and is already happening), that search engines worldwide are 'searching' what some/all the 'names' refer to, as well as searching AUSTRALIA and QANTAS. Brilliant marketing in my humble opinion. :chat:
 
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:31 am

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I'm embarrassed to say before this I'd never even heard of a Quokka much less seen one!


Likewise. Never seen nor heard of one. I suspect more Aussies have heard of Blinky Bill!

Anyway, IMHO Dreamtime stands out as the best name by far.

Sorry if I missed it, but has the order in which the names will be applied to delivered aircraft reg #s been determined yet?
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