A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 21, 2013
“If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going”

Boeing is an aircraft manufacturing company with corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. “If It’s Not Boeing, I’m Not Going” is a slogan that Boeing itself has promoted (with the slogan printed on gift items).

“If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going” has been cited in print since at least 1995. A Twitter message on December 21, 2013 stated, “That’s actually a very old saying - from the 1970’s or before.”


Wikipedia: Boeing
The Boeing Company (/ˈboʊ.ɪŋ/ boh-ing) (NYSE: BA) is a United States-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites and provides leasing and product support services. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, is the second-largest aerospace & defense contractor in the world based on 2012 revenue and is the US’ largest exporter by dollar value. Boeing stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The Boeing Company’s corporate headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois and the company is led by Chairman and CEO James McNerney.

The Boeing Store
If It’s Not Boeing, I’m Not Going Sticker
Item No.
585085030017
Price:
$0.50
Product Details
A classic sticker, and still one of our most popular!

Google Groups: rec.music.newage
Looking for the following....
David R. Hendrickson
10/18/95
(...)
If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going.

Google Groups: aus.aviation
Airshows in Sydney
Simon Craig
5/7/96
(...)
“If it’s not a Boeing, I’m not going!”

Google Groups: alt.disasters.aviation
TWA 800
steve...@aol.com
1/17/97
(...)
If it’s not Boeing I’m not Going

Google Groups: alt.disasters.aviation
If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going.
CptnRon15
3/22/97
Putting the A-320 vs the 737 is no match.  My complete confidence lies in the 737.  The A-300, A-310, A-319, A-320, A-321, A330, and A-340, are no match for the Boeing legends.  777/767/757 are totally better than 330/340.  Even 727 is better. 
PS. Boeing planes look better, too.

PPRuNe Forums
whats the difference between airbus/boeing?
chuck yeager
29th Nov 2000, 05:55
If its not a Boeing, I’m not going.

Civil Aviation
“If It’s Not Boeing, I’m Not Going”
Toady From United Kingdom,
Posted Tue Dec 16 2003 10:12:17
Even though the slogan “If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going” wears a little thin through some childish over-use in these forums, I have to admit to liking it for its snappy to-the-point message.
Does anyone know when it was first used, who coined it & against what competitor it was first aimed?

Twitter
Josh Guesman
‏@jguesman
I ain’t going if its not a Boeing! RT @AirlineReporter: Video: First Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is on the Move http://bit.ly/bbiskg
10:02 AM - 1 Nov 10

Twitter
Sandra Skelton
‏@_TheTravelChick
That saying “If its not a #Boeing I ain’t going” runs true so many times http://bit.ly/yR4ays
7:44 PM - 12 Feb 12

Twitter
Paul Paliath
‏@paulpaliath
From a bumper sticker on someone’s actual car: “If it’s not a Boeing, I’m not going!”
This is a thing?
9:46 PM - 21 Dec 13

Twitter
Wes Miller
‏@getwired
@paulpaliath That’s actually a very old saying - from the 1970’s or before.
9:52 PM - 21 Dec 13

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New York CityTransportation • Saturday, December 21, 2013 • Permalink