Precisely. Long story short, there was a Delta flight attendant that got in trouble for blogging. Then her supporters went on an internet-wide sweep and discovered Jetcareers and suddenly, the airline was called "sexist" because she got in trouble and I never heard a peep.
The other time was when a training department guy moonlighting as the "director of new business" or something or rather at Delta Connection Academy lobbied to have me fired because I wasn't speaking glowingly of the academy and questioned the value of their program. At this point, I had enough and not only sicked ALPA legal on the situation, I also retained a very voracious attack dog attorney in Texas. He eventually left Delta and DCA. DCA has since apologized, but I've never heard a peep from Mr. Raker since.
(Howdy! I knew you'd read this! I'm not a fan of your new C.A.P.T. program either pal.)
Well, there's a lot more to the story fo sho.
Anyway, the ATL chief pilot at the time and I worked together to cut down any semblance of liability, which I really had none, but it's easier to refer to it by nickname rather than go through the song and dance about using the companies name.
I can use the name, but I feel a little more psychological freedom by using it's given nickname and I just don't feel like dealing with the hassle from the occasional "haters" out there.
The history of the nickname comes from one of my fraternity brothers and present United Airlines pilot. Now imagine a native Californian trying to imitate a southern accent: "Hey Doug! How you like flyin' dem delluh southernjets, they treatin' ya a'right?"
It was so funny, the name just kind of stuck.
I added the "Innanashnul" a few years later.
And it's just funny! Southernjets!