ShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4114 times:
I for one (especially with all the bad to worse changes lately....Spirit...ugghh.) say they can keep it. It doesnt look half bad, its just another airline livery. Most of the aviation community seems to be happy with it, and definitely wouldnt want them pulling a spirit on us.
If it aint broken...
DL : Bahh! Time to re-design
Spirit : Change it so it is!
AA : Livery? Change?
CO : Dont Fix it
Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 747 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4111 times:
I agree--dont' change it. An airline livery says a lot about how the airline compares to that of times past. As CO is proud of their status as one of the more comfortable US legacy carriers, I think they should keep the current scheme. Any change should always be an improvement. Keep in mind the cost/benefit ratio of repainting an entire large fleet, like that of CO.
To make my point, I know a lot of people wish the old NW would not only return with their old livery, but their old service standards as well. If the new focus is on service, as they have stated, maybe a return to something more akin to the red/white/gray would be appropriate.
Many will say AA needs a change. Based on what? There is nothing "wrong" with their current livery, and is very distinctive. If people still associate the bare metal and Eagle with good AA service, then good for them, even if we all know the AA of today is not what it used to be, although from the outside, it looks like it ought to be.
Totally agree. CO's livery still looks good and passengers don't choose an airline based on the paintjob on the aircraft. Other than AA, CO must be the only major US carrier that's had its entire fleet in a uniform livery for the past few years which presents a much more consistent image. When you change liveries it means that it's going to be several years before everything is uniform again. Look at DL. How long has it been since the entire DL fleet has had a single livery?
AA's livery also looks as good today as it did almost 40 years ago when it was introduced. Many carriers that have spent millions on expensive image design consultants have wound up with new liveries that, in my opinion, are usually worse than the ones they replaced. Spend that money on the inside of the aircraft where it directly affects the customer, not on the outside.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
To me, the current CO livery falls into the same category as AA's livery, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It's a livery that should still look good 10 years from now. This livery represents the rebirth of CO after the Lorenzo Years and its' effects. The only way I could see the livery going away in the next 5-10 years would be if they were bought out by another airline.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4022 times:
No! If anything, it could use a very minor update, something like what AZ and QF did recently. If I had to change anything, I'd just do these:
- Add a second color of gold (a lighter shade) to the globe in spots to make it look more three-dimensional
- Thicken the cheatline a bit
- Maybe gradually curve the cheatline lower toward the front so it goes below the nose, i.e. the same shape on Ryanair's cheatline.
But regardless, the livery looks really good. Actually I didn't know it was from 1990 or 1991 until earlier this year and I was shocked because it seems so much newer than that.
Slovacek747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4003 times:
The point Alex made was what I was trying to make. I dont want a complete revamp, but a few small updates and color would be great. Nevertheless, I do believe their current scheme is very classy and would not want to jeopardize that.
Bok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3994 times:
Continental has a great thing going all around. No sense in rebranding any part of it. The livery is still classy, and while maybe a little boring, is still Aesthetically pleasing. Cabin crew uniforms could use a makeover. Most of their interiors are still in good shape.
InbarD From Israel, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3994 times:
I think the continental livery looks fine the way it is right now. If there's nothing wrong with it, why bother changing it (hm hm DL). I think AA should change their livery, the current one is too old and boring, i want to see something new and fresh.