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    Thumbs down Naming of Aircraft Biting the Dust ?

    As a spotter for decades, I have noticed that most airlines no longer bother to name their aircraft. I always enjoyed trying to read the names on the fuselage's front. Nowadays, the only US airline I see with titles is Jet Blue. Sadly, Air India and Egyptair no longer seem to name their aircraft. Air France aircraft never had titles and no A388's I've seen have any names, as well.I thought it was nice to name a plane but either it's too much expense to paint or some other reason. While Aer Lingus and El Al still names their aircraft; I am not certain if Alitalia, Iberia or British Airways still do so. To my knowledge, the airliners from the Far East (ANA, JAL, KAL, and others) never named their planes.

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    Don't forget about Hawaiian, Virgin America, Virgin Blue/Australia, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Icelandair, Qatar, Thai, etc.
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    Alitalia does...
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    Iberia still has names.
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    Qantas named their 380s.

    Sun County named their planes.

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    dont forget EL AL!
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    Also, Lufthansa names their 747s and A380s.

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    Looks like Uzbekistan and SATA also do...
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    Air Tahiti Nui and Air Tahiti (domestic inter-island) name their aircraft also. I was lucky to fly on Rangiroa F-OSEA earlier this year between LAX and PPT.
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    We always had lots of names for our aircraft...none of which are suitable for a "family friendly" forum.

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    Proud Mary, Jersey GIRL, Working Girl, Norma Jean, Angel,Magic Carpet, and Great Pumpkin, are just some of the named DC3s i have been blessed to fly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    We always had lots of names for our aircraft...none of which are suitable for a "family friendly" forum.
    c'mon those were always the best!

    we still have nicknames for some of the a/c we have to deal with. there's TRAsh, TuRD, TeRriBle....
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    United names planes, British, KLM, also do, as well as SAS
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    Aside from the 3 or 4 that are named after super-frequent fliers, which United fleet is comprehensively named?

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