Another baby named after an airline–this time it’s Gulf Air

Gulf Air A340


A Gulf Air A340 departs LHR. Photograph: AirSpace photographer Allan.



I was surprised the first time I got to write a baby was being named after an airline’s IATA code, in that instance “SQ” for Singapore Airlines, but it’s happened again, although this time under less fortunate circumstances.

Gulf Air flight 154 landed in Manila in mid-September and during the turn-around a cleaner found the newborn in a lavatory waste bin, its umbilical cord still attached, and no mother to be found, the Manila Standard reports. The baby was named George Francis in honour of Gulf Air’s IATA code, GF. The baby can opt for dual citizenship but is still missing his mother. Perhaps if Gulf Air pulled this AirAsia tactic for in-flight births the mother might return

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2 Responses to Another baby named after an airline–this time it’s Gulf Air

  1. Zebedee 3 October, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Born on a China Northwest flight were you, Will?

  2. Will Horton 6 October, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    Ah if only my parents had that much foresight!

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