Name that airplane

There’s no doubt our friends at Thomson Airways are excited about being the first UK airline to fly the 787 Dreamliner. Now, they’re adding to the excitement with a contest to name their first 787— and the chance to win a free flight.


Keep an eye out for this 737.

Thomson painted a #nameourplane hashtag on the side of one of their 737s. If you spot that airplane, you’re asked to tweet an image or the location of where you saw it, along with a reason you should get to name the new 787 Dreamliner. Those who don’t get a glimpse of the hashtagged 737 can still tweet their suggested name.


An image of Thomson’s 787 Dreamliner.

Tweets can be up to 140 characters long including the hashtag— and any that include an original twitpic of the tagged 737 will be given special consideration. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including Chris Browne, Managing Director of Thomson Airways.


Thomson Managing Director Chris Browne during the 787 Dream Tour.


Here’s me having some fun with Thomson and other UK customers during a great stop on the Dream Tour.

I had the chance to show Chris the 787 in person during the Dream Tour stop in the UK back in April. The reception the airplane received there was overwhelming— and this contest will build on that excitement. (Check out the animation below showing Thomson’s 787 inside and out.)

I look forward to seeing the winning name. Good luck on spotting the 737 with the hashtag. More contest details can be found here.

Comments (3)

Norman (Long Beach, CA):

Not a bad incentive to fly Thomson when you can fly to a holiday destination in better style than you can flying British Airways or Virgin Atlantic to a high yield or business destination if you live in the greater London area.

Edgar (London):

Splendid idea for a contest and indeed very exciting times as we await the B787. The Thomson interior is quite lovely even in economy. By the way, the suitcase fits you well Randy!

Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID USA):

I sent a name in on Twitter. Its an Eagle'name. Has something to do with England. But excites the dreaming when knowing its place in the imagination of everyone who knows the name.

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