Will Aer Lingus name their new aircraft Planey McPlaneface?

Former flag carrier goes all whimsical with homage to McBoat motif

It seems the UK's new British polar research ship may not, after all, be christened Boaty McBoatface after all - despite unprecedented interest in a joke that became very serious indeed.

Despite winning an online poll by a huge majority - and 124,109 votes - the British Science Minister Jo Johnson advised that all names will be reviewed followed some "very imaginative" public suggestions.

Spotting a gap in the aviation social media market, Aer Lingus have posted a tweet entitled "Fleet goals" containing a picture of one of their A330-200 planes with a slightly familiar name.

 

 

This has definitely become a thing, hasn't it.