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Entry from August 09, 2021
Air Fungus or Aer Fungus (Aer Lingus nickname)

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of Ireland. Some people have nicknamed the airline “Aer Fungus” or “Air Fungus.”

“Air Lingus (EI) - Air Fungus” was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on February 15, 1994. “That is the LAST time I fly Air Fungus” was posted on the newsgroup alt.flame.airlines on October 13, 1996.

“Aer Fungus via Dublin” was posted on the newsgroup alt.airports on April 21, 1998. “Aer Fungus” was posted on the newsgroup soc.culture.irish on October 17, 2001.


Wikipedia: Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus (/ˌɛər ˈlɪŋɡəs/ air LING-gəs; an anglicisation of the Irish aerloingeas [ˌeːɾˠˈl̪ˠɪɲɟəsˠ], meaning “air fleet") is the flag carrier of Ireland. Founded by the Irish government, it was privatised between 2006 and 2015 and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of International Airlines Group (IAG). The airline’s head office is on the grounds of Dublin Airport in Cloghran, County Dublin.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Funny airline acronyms
Mike Hurst
Feb 15, 1994, 7:15:14 PM
Rolf L|vstr|m () wrote:
: BA = (was) Bloody Awful (before the privatization)
Not acronyms, but In the same vein ...
Dan Air (DA) - Dan Dare
Air UK (UK) - Air Yuk.
Air Lingus (EI) - Air Fungus

Google Groups: alt.flame.airlines
Aer Lingus - Pog mon Thoin!
Brian O’Shea
Oct 13, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
The next time I fly to Ireland(if I ever return), I will use Aeroflot, rather than Aer Lingus as my airline of choice. (...) That is the LAST time I fly Air Fungus.

Google Groups: alt.airports
Bristol Airport
martin
Apr 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
Aer Fungus via Dublin (as they promote most UK regionals as a through service with American Immigration done at Dublin)

Google Groups: soc.culture.irish
Aer Fungus Song
unki
Oct 17, 2001, 6:10:47 AM
Aer Fungus – Let it Rot
When they find themselves in times of trouble,
Mother Mary comes with the public’s money
Bailing out the Aer Lingus sexual harassment claims
That’s not the way it should be

Twitter
James Galvin@jgalvin·Mar 23, 2008
Replying to @damienmulley
@damienmulley Hah, what can you expect from Aer Fungus.

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Ludovic Leforestier #AdTech #ARchat@lludovic·Jun 18, 2008
Replying to @TomRaftery
@TomRaftery Good luck on Air Fungus....

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Stephen Forde
@stephenforde
Back in the Emerald Isle. I’m at a loss as my Aer Fungus flight from Paris was actually on time today!
4:01 PM · Jun 22, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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goblin_insane
@goblin_insane
so that wasn’t too bad; 1 hour late for Aer fungus is normal smile now to partake in some late night hunting on the tesco plains…
6:16 PM · Jul 7, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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suefrause
@suefrause
Wondering if Aer Lingus PR peeps know that customers call it Air Fungus. Not the nicest Paddy’s Day sentiment, but what a horrible airline!
12:28 AM · Mar 18, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Liquid Chaos (Rowena - she/her)
@scotchnchocgirl
Replying to @TyOlsson
The Irish lovingly call their national airline ‘Aer Fungus’. It’s always amused me.
12:06 AM · Jun 2, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Lord John Kilclooney
@KilclooneyJohn
Replying to @keith56659371
I fly Aer Lingus http://regularly.In Belfast it is jokingly called Air Fungus!!
4:55 AM · Feb 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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adrian j aungier
@adrianaungier
Replying to @KellyBonner @AerLingus and 5 others
Aer Lingus commonly called Aer Fungus
3:44 PM · May 4, 2020·Twitter for Android

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MARKOSPARKZ
@MARKOSPARKZs
Replying to @AerLingus
AER FUNGUS worst airline award 2020/1. Avoid them Smart flies anyone but AER FUNGUS toxic
4:22 AM · Jul 4, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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MS is a ?????
@Stewarty490
Replying to @Glentoran
And you pick an Aer Fungus plane to fly over East Belfast is this another deliberate gaff by our famous Media Team? Not the first time they’ve shown their true colours
11:31 AM · Aug 6, 2021·Twitter for Android

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