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skysod
28th Mar 2008, 14:30
Whilst the BA staff have my sympathy regarding the current fiasco, surely it's time now that the airline lost it's once proud to be heard callsign.

Any thoughts on an appropriate new one?

I'll start the ball rolling........how about "Birdbrain"!!!:}:}:}

dontdoit
28th Mar 2008, 14:31
Don't worry, the callsign will not be leaving; the CEO will.

er340790
28th Mar 2008, 14:41
Nigel..........or Nigella to identify female PIC.:E

Richard Taylor
28th Mar 2008, 14:56
Change "Shuttle" to "Shittle".

G09
28th Mar 2008, 14:58
Since there is this topic, I have wondered why it's not just " BA " ...

I know it used to be BA, but why the change ?

vanHorck
28th Mar 2008, 15:00
headless chick

AEUENG
28th Mar 2008, 15:04
G09,

Do you mean as in "BAh Humbug?" ;)

I'm sure their current troubles will come good soon enough, chin up to all the BA groud staff having to deal with irate pax at the sharp end!

Could be worse, you could work for Virgin!:O

sleeper
28th Mar 2008, 15:26
Maybe it is too obvious,
but what about "slowbird".

BYALPHAINDIA
28th Mar 2008, 15:33
Who Cares???

Hermano Lobo
28th Mar 2008, 15:36
BB Barnum & Bailey

http://www285.pair.com/scannell/07027.jpg

student88
28th Mar 2008, 15:37
"whocares117, request clearance to Kennedy"

hmm, doesn't sound that bad..

Cargocat
28th Mar 2008, 15:46
SpeedTurd is my favourite and not far of the mark

Skipness One Echo
28th Mar 2008, 15:49
Dodo.....the more apt kind of bird

wizo
28th Mar 2008, 15:51
Penguin...

JugglingSpence
28th Mar 2008, 15:53
How about 'Light Bird' as there was no baggage on any flights yesterday. :ok:

Not Long Now
28th Mar 2008, 15:54
Dodo? Doodoo even

V12
28th Mar 2008, 15:58
Muppet...?

jethro15
28th Mar 2008, 16:04
Delaneys Donkey

Dream Land
28th Mar 2008, 16:05
I always liked "Bird seed".

J.O.
28th Mar 2008, 17:06
I think it should be "Tea Bag!"

Nov71
28th Mar 2008, 17:23
BA is fine - Bl**dy Awful

or in tribute to Mr Walsh - "Willy Wonky"

Did anyone claim the reward for spotting WW on the Concourse yesterday after 11am?

TV could give Easyjet a rest and follow BA for a few series. Might have to find another title other than Airline

delta96
28th Mar 2008, 17:46
I expect THY would object to any reference to 'Turkey'

Ozzy
28th Mar 2008, 18:38
Wallybird

Ozzy

Union Jack
28th Mar 2008, 18:42
Dream Land

I always liked "Bird seed"

Whatever turns you on, but you shouldn't indulge in thread creep when such a serious subject is involved!:)

Jack

PS How about "Spayed Bird"?

Tree
28th Mar 2008, 18:44
Speedbump.

Up here that is a sharp hump placed on a road surface to slow down the traffic.

Captain Speedbird
28th Mar 2008, 23:00
It's The Speedbird actually.

Impress to inflate
29th Mar 2008, 02:25
During the last paint jobs they were know as Baboon Arse. Whats wrong with Nigel.


ATC...."Nigel 015, cleared to land Rwy 09L"

Brian Abraham
29th Mar 2008, 02:37
Mythology has a story of a BA flight into BKK making the call "Bangbird this is Speedcock"

ampan
29th Mar 2008, 06:00
" Heavy? "

frostbite
29th Mar 2008, 14:23
'TeeFive' ?

pineridge
29th Mar 2008, 14:33
Tre said....

"Up here that is a sharp hump placed on a road surface to slow down the traffic"

Over here that`s called a "fartsdumper".

I kid you not.

airborne_artist
29th Mar 2008, 16:22
Dodo or Emu - both are flight-less birds. Boom-boom :ok:

CottonEyeJoe
29th Mar 2008, 18:02
Goodbye "Speedbird"
Whilst the BA staff have my sympathy regarding the current fiasco, surely it's time now that the airline lost it's once proud to be heard callsign.

Any thoughts on an appropriate new one?

I'll start the ball rolling........how about "Birdbrain"!!!


"Greed bird" don't cut costs on staff training!!!

airspeedsalive
1st Apr 2008, 08:42
Nigel? Is that you?:)

Howard Hughes
1st Apr 2008, 09:19
Always thought their callsign was 'THE' Speedbird anyway!;)

So why not just use 'the 917'...:rolleyes:

FAN BLADE
1st Apr 2008, 09:39
Agree with wizo - Penguin - All Flap No Fly

AirScrew
1st Apr 2008, 09:55
Don'tK Air

AirScrew
1st Apr 2008, 10:10
On a brief but more serious note, and I know there is another (long) thread on Rumours, but I knew for a certainty that most of the blame at T5 did NOT lie with BA,

when Michael OLeary of RyanAir spoke on BBC Radio, and did NOT take the opportunity to attack BA.

He laid the blame very squarley at the door of a certain Spanish 'property development' (my words - I know them very well) company.


Now back to the callsigns.


DanD'Air - its just comic

BagsRw'Air?? - how many thousand still missing....

UnderW'Air - yep - keep looking for those bags

WillWeEverGetth'Air - not until we've departed, Sir

The SSK
1st Apr 2008, 11:17
I hear that 'Speedbird 513 heavy' means that it's got bags on board.

tristar500
1st Apr 2008, 11:31
What about 'Circus' as in... ... T5, new tent - same clowns...

mastermark
3rd Apr 2008, 11:19
Chicken flight....

Dan D'air
3rd Apr 2008, 12:19
DanD'Air - its just comic


Oi watch out Airscrew, I resemble that remark!!

AirScrew
3rd Apr 2008, 15:30
No offence ofcourse 'Dan'.

Actually the pun is close to my heart - over the years I've done quite a bit of gliding and some flying out of, and around Lasham.....and a bit of time in the Royal Oak/Sun afterwards too...

Viewedfromabove
3rd Apr 2008, 16:09
In the Caribbean in the 80s (1980s) BA referred to Baaad Aaaattitude.

BOAC was of course "Better on a Camel".

Moving on from BA, BWIA was variously, "book, wait in airport", "be warned in advance" and my particular favorite "Britain's worst investment abroad".

LIAT was "Luggage in another town".

Manxman11
3rd Apr 2008, 16:29
LIAT was also Leave Island Any Time:)

Beatriz Fontana
4th Apr 2008, 08:04
BA should be called 'Seagull'.

Flies around, smells fishy and sh*ts on everyone...

G-ZUZZ
4th Apr 2008, 13:12
"Speedbird" counds un-safe. Speed. Why are they glorifying speed in these times of litigation and personal blame?