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Old 12-26-2002, 09:53 PM   #1
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ValuJet's name

How come ValuJet is sometimes referred to as Critter?
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Old 12-27-2002, 07:52 PM   #2
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I did some research and found out myself. ValuJet is sometimes reffered to as critter because of the little smiling Jet symbol of ValuJet that some people thought looked like a critter.
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:57 PM   #3
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Interesting. I'd wondered that, myself. Got a reference to that?
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Old 12-29-2002, 11:00 PM   #4
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The ValuJet name will disappear after the merger is completed in three to four months, the companies announced. The new company's name will be AirTran Holdings Inc., and the airline will be called AirTran Airlines. ValuJet's logo, "Critter," will also disappear.
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:04 PM   #5
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This subject is old news but since the forum is still here....As I have made clear in previous postings the ValuJet radio call sign was "critter" and yes it was because of the little character on the side of the plane, but AirTrans radio call sign is "citris" because our headquarters is in Orlando. (Delta's is "Delta", America West is "cactus", ATA's is "amtran") just to name a few.
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Old 06-12-2003, 01:49 PM   #6
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I'm sorry that you feel frustrated that you had to post this information again. However, maybe since this was originally posted in 2002, the user who originally asked the question hadn't read your post from yesterday yet.

I've heard that Continental Airlines uses the radio call sign of, "continental" because they were originally based in Los Angeles and something to do with the proximity to the Pacific Ocean?

Oh wait, no, nevermind, that would be stupid.
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:33 PM   #7
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If I gave that impression I did not mean it, Just thought I would reply to the old question. Thank you though.
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:25 PM   #8
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"WAS"

...the old Clinton trick, eh? "Depends on what the meaning of 'is' is."

ValuJet WAS called "critter" because of the reasons stated here. You've probably all heard the audio of a fellow pilot asking the tower in Miami "Did Critter make it?" shortly after the crash in the Everglades. ValuJet's bad safety record went down in that swamp along with that DC-9 and AirTran rose out of those ashes with an all new corporate culture, an all new fleet, and an all new emphasis on safety. ValuJet is no more, and as such isn't called anything anymore. But I hear AirTran "IS" called Citrus. Nice try, making it appear as if ValuJet is still around. The agenda here is quite apparent and insulting...
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:58 AM   #9
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good job haze

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ValuJet is no more, and as such isn't called anything anymore.

Nicely put haze, We are a new airline and trying to move on.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:00 PM   #10
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Critter? You know, it never has looked like a critter to me. It simply looks like a cartoon plane that is smiling.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:55 AM   #11
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BTW, Air Tran is a really nice way to fly...we have used that carrier several times.

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #12
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Should we now start calling Southwest Airlines 'ValuJet'? Dbaker? Anyone?
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