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Moosefire
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The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:52 pm

First off, I realize how incredibly minor and petty this is, but it’s all in good fun.

Is anyone else annoyed by the name Republic Airline (note the singular airline vs say “Republic Airlines”)? Once you see it’s tough to not.

I realize they’ve got all sorts of brand stuff going on from RAH, Republic Airways, all of the old certificates, Ch11, and past copyright issues.., at least a lot more than say, Envoy, but there’s a small part of me that’s convinced the singular “Airline” in the name is there just to mess with my head :lol: !

Thoughts?
 
COSPN
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:09 pm

Read their Wikipedia page it explains how Republic Airline is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings
 
Moosefire
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:12 pm

COSPN wrote:
Read their Wikipedia page it explains how Republic Airline is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings


Understood, it’s simply the naming convention I’m complaining about here.
 
orlandocfi
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:24 pm

Moosefire wrote:
COSPN wrote:
Read their Wikipedia page it explains how Republic Airline is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings


Understood, it’s simply the naming convention I’m complaining about here.


I had been under the assumption that the “s” fell off of the mx hangar in IND. Awkward name, indeed!
 
Cubsrule
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:34 pm

orlandocfi wrote:
Moosefire wrote:
COSPN wrote:
Read their Wikipedia page it explains how Republic Airline is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings


Understood, it’s simply the naming convention I’m complaining about here.


I had been under the assumption that the “s” fell off of the mx hangar in IND. Awkward name, indeed!


I wondered if perhaps there was an IP Issue with the old Republic, but RAH holds trademarks on Republic Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Shuttle America, and Republic Airways Holdings, but not Republic Airline. Very odd.
 
Italianflyer
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:52 pm

Does Delta still hold the naming rights of 'Republic Airlines'? It makes me wonder since an EAS carrier is branded as Southern Airways Express rather than 'Southern'. I know NWA held on to the naming rights for North Central, Hughes and SO.
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aaflyer777
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:53 pm

They actually go by Republic Airways now
 
stlgph
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:56 pm

Not sure what the problem is. If a friend tells you they flew on a trip to Orlando, you'd say "what airline did you fly?" and not "what airlines did you fly?"
 
MO11
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:36 pm

Corporate name was changed from "Airline" to "Airways" in early 2019.
 
Moosefire
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:15 pm

MO11 wrote:
Corporate name was changed from "Airline" to "Airways" in early 2019.


Y’all are right. That’s much better.

Mea culpa. I drove past the training center today and it still says “Republic Airline” on the side so I assumed it hadn’t changed.

The world feels slightly more orderly now.
 
e38
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:19 pm

where’s the training center?

e38
 
Moosefire
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:39 pm

e38 wrote:
where’s the training center?

e38

Across I-70 from the Indy airport
 
travaz
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:00 am

stlgph wrote:
Not sure what the problem is. If a friend tells you they flew on a trip to Orlando, you'd say "what airline did you fly?" and not "what airlines did you fly?"

And they would answer: American!
 
MIflyer12
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:30 am

Moosefire wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Corporate name was changed from "Airline" to "Airways" in early 2019.


Y’all are right. That’s much better.

Mea culpa. I drove past the training center today and it still says “Republic Airline” on the side so I assumed it hadn’t changed.

The world feels slightly more orderly now.


Are you similarly troubled by Delta Air Lines?
 
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CrewBunk
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:52 am

Emirates Airline must drive you crazy!
 
burnsie28
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:04 am

By definition:

Airline(s):an air transportation system including its equipment, routes, operating personnel, and management.

So in some sense, adding an "s" to the end would imply multiple systems, so one could argue under the "United" or "American" name by marketing but a system of mainline and regional, airlines might be correct. However, speaking only of the specific carrier, then airline would be correct.

In the case of Delta using

Air Line(s): a straight line through the air between two points.

You could technically argue this would be the incorrect usage when describing the company itself, though they do physically operate "Air Lines"

Airway(s): a recognized route followed by aircraft.

Similar argument to Air Lines
 
FlyinRabbit88
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:23 am

The rumor I always heard there was a deal/settlement given to Bryan Bedford with Northwest for the Republic name/brand when he abruptly left as President and CEO of Mesaba Holdings. No way to confirm this, just was a rumor when I worked on the ramp at Mesaba.
 
ScottB
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Re: The “Republic Airline” name

Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:17 am

MIflyer12 wrote:
Are you similarly troubled by Delta Air Lines?


United was also United Air Lines, Inc. until the company was merged into Continental Airlines, Inc., which itself was then renamed United Airlines, Inc.

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