It's Boaty McBoatface Take 2! Meet Planey McPlaneface: Team GB's Olympic Aircraft

When will they learn?!

British Airways vote plane name Tweet

We all remember what happened when the National Environment Research Council put the question to the public about what their brand, spanking new vessel should be named... 

When online voting to christen the Royal Research Ship opened, the internet predictably rose to the occasion and after thousands of entries none was more popular than - wait for it - RRS Boaty McBoatface. 

Read more: David Attenborough Triumphs Over Boaty McBoatface As The Winning Name!

In the end the powers that be had to override the winning entry and decided to name the boat after the noble biologist Sir David Attenborough...but it was all a bit of a fiasco. 

So you'd have thought that by now people would have learned their lesson.

Naturally this was not the case. 

British Airways decided to ignore all the lesson of history and go right ahead to ask the public what the should name the plane bringing Team GB and Paralympics GB back from the Rio Olympics 2016 in Brazil. 

Check out the call to action:

To give credit where it's due, the BA team did kick off with some pre-made suggestions, including:

Vote #GoldenHauls

Vote #GoldForceOne

Vote #victoRIOus

Vote #MissionAccomplished

And some people did start off by playing ball:

However, it didn't take long before creativity took over once again and mayhem descended...

But that's not all! Despite the whole team flying economy, five lucky athletes got upgraded to business class on the flight! 


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