|Quoting AirRyan (Reply 41):|
Hold the phone now - just when did the A-380 get the nickname "whale?"
upon the launch. I did not coin the term, but I do realize the 747 was called the whale well before the 388. I guess people call it because it's gargantuan and white. If you look at it head on, I think it does resemble (slightly) a whale. I mean not exactly, but you could make a decent comparison. I wouldn't be surprised if Airbus had the intention of dubbing the term "whalejet" to the 380...haha!