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15th Jun 2007, 11:29
Heard Tiger flying into Perth the other night using the callsign "GO CAT". Surely there is a few Australians working there that could of told them that thats a brand of cat food over here!! :D

I think ASIAN PUSSY would have been better:}

Back Seat Driver
15th Jun 2007, 11:37
In WSSS, Tiger's normal callsign is STRIPES.

15th Jun 2007, 11:57
Asian Pussy :=:yuk:

What a stupid call sign, it aint as bad as BA's speedbird :}

15th Jun 2007, 12:12

Very amusing! Wonder what callsign they would use if they ever teamed up with Richard Branson's Aussie domestic?

15th Jun 2007, 13:37
Even Qantas can be an inappropriate callsign...regular listeners to the public address system at Ngurah Rai will know what i mean :E

15th Jun 2007, 16:42

Hence they cop 'Nigel' or 'Birdseed'...

15th Jun 2007, 23:55
I think ASIAN PUSSY would have been better
Very amusing! Wonder what callsign they would use if they ever teamed up with Richard Branson's Aussie domestic?
What do you mean? ... I don't get it ... "Asian Blue"? :E

16th Jun 2007, 00:16
I think you will find the call sign is "Gold Cat"----like a Tiger? Go Cat is probably what it sounds like.
They have had difficulties with Tiger and Thai flights sounding identical-with the pronunciation in Asia -if two Airlines have the same flight number, it can be very difficult to distinguish who is who? :O

16th Jun 2007, 00:17
"cat Baloo". Still sounds better than "Jester"

16th Jun 2007, 00:24
I hear Eastern and Sunnies (and others?) are going to use "QantasLink" over the air and change to "QL" for flight planning etc.

"QantasLink1452, when ready descend niner thousand, QNH 1013"
"niner thousand, QNH 1013, Qantas452".

No prblems there I'd have thought; Surely a better option would have been a little creative with the "callsign", could still use QL for plans etc.

Other Options:
Red Tail
Liitle Q

I reckon using Qantas as the prefix to Link is going to cause all sorts of problems that could easily be avoided. Who gets to "choose and approve" these things?

Don Esson
16th Jun 2007, 00:43
Call-signs and three letter codes (such as QFA) are designated by ICAO at the request of the member state in which the airline is domiciled. If Tiger in Australia is going to be independent of the WSS operation of Tiger, then they almost certainly have their separate prefix and C/S. Who cares?

I understand that the call-sign assigned to an airline is used world-wide. Thus, Tiger should be using the same call-sign wherever it operates, and it probably is.

As for QantasLink, commercially they all use the Qantas two-letter code (QF) that is assigned by IATA. Their flight numbers are supposed to form part of a hierachy within the Qantas Group. Therefore, why should they use anything other than the operational prefix "QFA" and the call-sign "Qantas"?

16th Jun 2007, 05:05
I can confirm that the call sign is in fact "Go Cat" now days.

"Stripes" has not been used for some time. Seems there were problems with the pronunciation of "Stripes" in the SE Asian region so "Go Cat" was chosen.

Chocks Away
16th Jun 2007, 08:02
:ok: They're on the ball, with the mighty Cats footy performance in the AFL!:ok:
:} "GO CATS" :}

Howard Hughes
16th Jun 2007, 08:09
So Chocks what does that tell us?

They won't be around in September!!:};)

Chocks Away
16th Jun 2007, 08:11
:D, hah, no... they're just backing a good thing! ;)

Buster Hyman
16th Jun 2007, 09:07
No brainer really...:8

"Here Puss, Puss, Puss..."