Thering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4566 times:
Not at all. I really like CO's livery, it's never dated. What I don't like is to see airlines changing their liveries every 5 years. Delta for example, had 3 different liveries in the past what, 10 years??
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16865 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4544 times:
Quoting AA7295 (Thread starter): Do you think it is time for Continental to follow in the likes of United and Delta and change/modernize their livery?
Not at all, DL, UAL, NWA and US Airways changed their liveries because they were trying to reinvent themselves (DL several times). They figured changing their livery will have an effect on public perception. CO has strong customer satisfaction and good employee relations, there's no need to reinvent themselves as they did in 1991 when the current livery was introduced.
The first time I flew on CO's "new" livery was in the Summer of '91 on a A300 from IAH-EWR.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21527 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4484 times:
Quoting Slovacek747 (Reply 11): I really like it; however, I wouldn't mind seeing some small changes (like adding a little color as the pic above has done). That way it is still simple and elegant, but changed slightly.
They won't drop the gold and silver accents for shades of blue.
There are a lot of creative CO updated liveries out there. Without screwing up the brand, like DL, they could still create something 21st century.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Mptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4453 times:
Why? What is the purpose? All those changed went through reorg or reinvention, and CO livery is great, modern and quite nice. I say leave it as is... Spend the money on cabin upgrades and a new Business First to include lie-flat and better IFE.
Acey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1037 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 7): When the 787's arrive I would to see a modernized livery like this one...
Splash some gold somewhere on that and it would be sensational. Absoultely gorgeous, in my opinion. I do, however, think there's nothing wrong with CO's current livery and it doesn't need to be changed.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
1991 was a long time ago. Just think what life would be like if hairstyles, or music, or cars had
stayed the same! I think as the airline moves into a new era (with their all new 787's) a new/updated
livery is in order.
Asuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4341 times:
I like the globe image on the tail of COPA aircraft. But I am hesitant to see change. Continental has tremendous brand loyalty among it's frequent fliers because it has one of the most consistent products. You get the same thing whether you fly from EWR-LAX, IAH-FLL, or CLE-DCA. If you fly United JFK-LAX-LAS-IAD you will experience three different products (P.S., TED, and Mainline).
: I would like CO to follow in the footsteps of QF and update their logo, like make it a bit more modern, and change the font. The reason why i created
: The font is very recognizable, clean and crisp. The logo is perfect for where CO is right now. Why change a good thing? Just for the sake of change?
: No, thank goodness. First DLs new livery is a step to the past. It's not attractive, it's not striking, it's in fact borish. And UAs new livery - oth
: I think Continental's is just fine - clean, classy, and the gold line and grey belly keeps it from being just another Eurowhite bore. I'd consider mak
: No, it is classy, a very clean look, always bright and shiny......well known and it works.
: Personally, I like change, so my answer would be yes
: Actually, for the record, it was changed in 1997 after 30+ years, then again in 2000 (4 years later), and then once more this year in 2007 (7 years l
: To an extent, CO's current livery was a product of their rebirth following THEIR second bankruptcy filing within a decade, having been introduced in
: 4 liveries within 7 years is ridiculous, not to mention that each time they changed their livery, it was for the worse and they constantly had planes
: Continental has one of my favorite paint schemes. The globe on the tail makes me think of Continental as a "classy" airline. Even though they are defi
: Do you have any idea how much it costs to make a major change in a company's logo/livery? For an airline it's not just the aircraft but every sign on
: Lol... I'm not talking from an airline point of view at all... just saying I like change
: Yes!! I would love to welcome a new CO livery. cheers: DALelite
: I think that CO's brand identity is too strong to change the livery outright, but I can think of a couple updates that might feel like a small refresh
: My sediments, exactly!! Gotta love those COA's with winglets...oh so sexy!