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Continental - Time To Change Livery?  
User currently offlineAA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 622 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

So in the past 5 years we've seen 3 of the 5 legacy carriers change their livery..... beautiful ones mind you.

Do you think it is time for Continental to follow in the likes of United and Delta and change/modernize their livery?


Regards,
AA7295



PS: I realise that American is a legacy carrier, but I've read that they are very hesitant in changin their livery.

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User currently offlineThering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4640 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??


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User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

not really. I think Continental has a great livery as of right now... So I think it should remain...

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

What's to modernize? Just look at AA. They haven't changed their livery in decades!


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User currently offlineThering From Brazil, joined Jun 2006, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4626 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 3):
Just look at AA. They haven't changed their livery in decades!

Perfect example to face DL's "daily" livery change................



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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

I think Continental can get about another 5-10 years out of this one before the font starts to look antiquated.

I'd like to see them paint their planes in more than just white and grey other than the tail.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4618 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.



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User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

When the 787's arrive I would to see a modernized livery like this one...



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User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

its a classic, timeless livery in the leauge with AA, AF, QF (even though it was just "slightly modified"), KE, etc. Why would they change something that works well?


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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

I think, right now, a change in livery is just spending the extra bucks for no particular reason.  Wink


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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 7):
When the 787's arrive I would to see a modernized livery like this one...

Did you create that? I've never seen that before. I really like that.


User currently offlineSlovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4575 times:

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.

Slovacek747


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 7):
When the 787's arrive I would to see a modernized livery like this one...

I like this better.




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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 10):
Did you create that? I've never seen that before. I really like that.

It was posted in the previous thread about CO's livery. New Livery For CO? (by BFS Feb 6 2007 in Civil Aviation)

If they change it I'd like it something like that, but I'd rather the keep with what they have for now. It's not time yet.

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21582 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4558 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.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

keep it as it is, Continental has a nice livery, not too plain and not overdone IMO.


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

keep it as it is, Continental has a nice livery, not too plain and not overdone IMO.


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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

Quoting AA7295 (Thread starter):
So in the past 5 years we've seen 3 of the 5 legacy carriers change their livery..... beautiful ones mind you.

All due to bankruptcy...

US
DL
UA

It not broken... don't fix it? Has this not been diccussed to death in the past?



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User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4527 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.

MP


User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 17):
All due to bankruptcy...

US
DL
UA

Yeah, I find it appropriate after successfully emerging from BK. Its like a new look for a new start. I guess that's the concept.



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4478 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.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

No. Our's is a clasy, clean, business-like livery, and it's one that should last for years.


I suppose we cold make it with red, blue, aqua, rose, fuschia, and other colors, to satisfy the "change the livery" crowd on here.  Yeah sure


User currently offlinePapaNovember From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 10):
Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 7):
When the 787's arrive I would to see a modernized livery like this one...

Did you create that? I've never seen that before. I really like that.

Who me...? No, I found it on Modified Airliner Photos

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.


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4433 times:

Quoting PapaNovember (Reply 7):
When the 787's arrive I would to see a modernized livery like this one...

Different font on the "Continental" titling, though. I love the tail and engine nacelle designs.



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4415 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).

25 AA7295 : 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
26 Falcon84 : 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?
27 ANCFlyer : 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
28 ExFATboy : 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
29 IAHFLYR : No, it is classy, a very clean look, always bright and shiny......well known and it works.
30 Post contains images Vasu : Personally, I like change, so my answer would be yes
31 Post contains links and images Flynavy : 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
32 Flynavy : 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
33 SandroZRH : 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
34 RedTailDTW : 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
35 Viscount724 : 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
36 Post contains images Vasu : Lol... I'm not talking from an airline point of view at all... just saying I like change
37 DALelite : Yes!! I would love to welcome a new CO livery. cheers: DALelite
38 AlexPorter : 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
39 Mdodd : My sediments, exactly!! Gotta love those COA's with winglets...oh so sexy!
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