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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:45 am

Snowflake. (SAS ill-fated atempt att starting a Low Cost airline with a High Cost SK flight and cabin crew)

My friends pet rabbit is named Snowflake. Much more suitable
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:06 am

Quoting YQBexYHZBGM (Reply 46):
Next, ATA Airlines, whose original full name (American TransAir) was easily confused with AirTran.

That strikes me as AirTran's fault. ATA was founded in 1973 as American TransAir and the Amtran parent company founded in 1984. All of that occurred long before Valujet (from 1992) rebranded as AirTran (in 1997).
 
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:58 am

How about the German carrier Bin Air?

Specialises in overnight freight, so less passenger impact than some others, but a bin is still a bin.
 
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:55 pm

Quoting cofannyc (Reply 51):
That strikes me as AirTran's fault. ATA was founded in 1973 as American TransAir and the Amtran parent company founded in 1984. All of that occurred long before Valujet (from 1992) rebranded as AirTran (in 1997).

True enough, the ambiguity is AirTran's fault, but "ATA Airlines" is just an awkward name. "TransAir" would have been a better choice, in my opinion. Of course, there was also Transamerica (owned by the insurance company), which operated as a charter carrier, so there would still have been possibility for confusion. As an aside, I used to enjoy seeing Transamerica's DC8s arriving at JFK, as their livery featured colors that were somewhat unusual for the times.

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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:08 pm

How about KRAS AIR? (Krasnoyarsk Airlines)... I'd be afraid to fly with them coz the plane might KRAS (CRASH)!
 
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:02 am

Quoting YQBexYHZBGM (Reply 53):
Of course, there was also Transamerica (owned by the insurance company), which operated as a charter carrier, so there would still have been possibility for confusion.

They also operated limited scheduled services to a couple of points in Europe in their latter years. At least AMS and SNN if memory correct.
 
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:52 am

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 47):
Twin Jet, the airline with a fleet of 10 twin-props

Didn't you get the memo? The BE9 is definitely a jet aircraft! Australian start up carrier ConnectJet is also going to exclusively operate the type.

http://connectjet.com.au/

Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 42):

Scoot gets my vote

I can't stand it, but for its Chinese name rather than English one. "Cool Airlines"   

Quoting CPHFF (Reply 50):
My friends pet rabbit is named Snowflake. Much more suitable

  
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:08 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 56):
Didn't you get the memo? The BE9 is definitely a jet aircraft! Australian start up carrier ConnectJet is also going to exclusively operate the type.

True, they are turbine rather than piston powered. Many US airlines used this ploy to claim they were "all jet" carriers in the 1960s. Nevertheless, in common parlance, unless the engines are turbofans, it's not a "jet," it's a prop.

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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:30 am

Quoting CPHFF (Reply 50):
Snowflake. (SAS ill-fated atempt att starting a Low Cost airline with a High Cost SK flight and cabin crew)

Ahh...but what a magnificent creature...       ...

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/nature/fi...s/2008/06/590_snowflake_legacy.jpg
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:55 am

Quoting YQBexYHZBGM (Reply 57):
True, they are turbine rather than piston powered

I was been very sarcastic.

My point was that two all-BE9 operators use "jet" in their name
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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:38 pm

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 45):
Quoting 9V-SVC (Reply 42):
Scoot gets my vote,
Quoting [email protected] (Reply 44):
and Scoot

I despise the name 'Scoot'. It immediately brings to mind a dog dragging it's butt along the carpet.

Being 100% honest, all I associate Scoot with is 'let's scoot,' 'right, it's time to scoot', and scooting off - i.e. going. The irony is that I don't use any of these myself.

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RE: World's Worst Airline Names

Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:10 pm

Laker Airways...there's something disconcerting about an airline whose name makes you think of bodies of water (and yes, I'm aware it's named after Freddie Laker).

On the bright side, my last 727-200 was on Laker Airways in 2002 and both legs were uneventful.

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