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Most Elegant Livery?  
User currently offlineKrasof From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

In your opinion, of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?

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User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

Umm my favourite has got to be AA, love the red white and blue stripes, best colours in the world!  Wink

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11664 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (4 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

The NWA silver colors. It's a shame DL are now repainting them (


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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 4333 times:

AA, followed by US.



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Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.



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User currently offlineTofen From Sweden, joined Feb 2009, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

AA for sure. Nothing beats that classic elegance.
I would say US beats NW buy a close margin for the second place.


User currently offlineHOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

American for sure. That polished metal on a sunny day is beautifully blinding.


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User currently offlineJamesjimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

AA is the most elegant, but i always loved America West's colors.


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User currently offlineElBandGeek From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

As far as current airlines, I'm rather fond of UA's current livery.

However, I don't think anything's ever gonna beat this one for me

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User currently offlineJana From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Sep 2009, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Continental has the most elegant livery of the USA. US Airlines' previous livery was not innovative but good. Nowadays Delta's and UA's liveries are really disappointing. Skybus, Southwest and jetBlue had/have solid liveries. Braniff was excellent.

User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2145 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

I like Lufthansa's a lot. Even with a lot of white, it looks professional (probably because of the gray bottom). And the Skyteam liveries  Smile


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User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

I really like how UA's isn't all white. Sure there's a lot of it, but the blue gradient looks really, really nice.

User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

AA then US. American Airlines has a classic livery and US has very professional livery


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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4084 times:



Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?

Of US airlines, American Airlines all the way.


Looked best on the 747-100.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19919 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4064 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 1):
Umm my favourite has got to be AA,



Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 3):
AA,



Quoting Tofen (Reply 4):


AA for sure.



Quoting HOOB747 (Reply 5):
American for sure.



Quoting Jamesjimlb (Reply 6):
AA is the most elegant,



Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 11):
AA



Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):

Of US airlines, American Airlines all the way.

I guess I'm in the minority. I think the AA livery *was* elegant. Now, the planes aren't quite shiny enough and frankly, the livery looks like what it is: old. Outdated. From the 70's.

But I think they've decided that they're keeping it come hell or high water, so the AA livery will be around until the last AA flight lands.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Midwest Express (the livery before the current) and YX's livery today
Northwest's Bowling Shoe

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 9):
I like Lufthansa's a lot. Even with a lot of white, it looks professional (probably because of the gray bottom).



Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
In your opinion, of all US airlines which has the most elegant livery?




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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4008 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 14):
Midwest Express (the livery before the current) and YX's livery today
Northwest's Bowling Shoe

I quite agree, good sir.  Smile

My personal favorites, as far as elegance:

Northwest Bowling Shoe (I will never forgive NW for making that brutal change to the compass logo, and the change they made to the livery. Though admittedly I am biased being a youngin, as it was a staple of my childhood aviation experience). Also, I'll note that I can't choose a favorite aircraft type for this livery...it's one of only a handful of liveries I've ever seen that simply looks amazing on every aircraft it's put on.


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I also really love the old UA livery, especially on the A320 and the 757. Really elegant and classy.


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And then there's Midwest's livery, which I have decided I love both their new (especially on the 717) and old livery equally. Pure class.


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But when it comes to classy elegant liveries, nothing will beat what came out of the 90s. Some honorable mentions:

Continental's current livery
TWA's last livery
Vanguard's last livery
US Airways old livery
1980s last USAir colors
American Airlines' current colors (especially on the MD-80s)
Delta's old old widget colors


User currently offlineAAairplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

I really was disappointed that US Airways got a new livery, but the new livery has continued to grow on me. My vote is for the new and old US liveries, followed by the United livery and Northwest colors.

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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3848 times:



Quoting Lrdc9 (Reply 17):
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Quoting Lrdc9 (Reply 17):
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Quoting Krasof (Thread starter):
of all US airlines




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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

I guess I have to go with AA on this one. Recently I saw an almost-new 738, and it was gleaming in the sun. Nothing can beat bare metal done right.

Honorable mentions to Midwest, Sun Country, Northwest, Southwest, and United.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4337 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

I was in the USA again after a while and I noticed most airlines had a white top and a blue belly and / or tail; United, US Airways, Jetblue, Delta, Continental. Therefore I applaud airlines who dare to stand out and wish some more airlines would come up with something completely different.


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User currently offlineLrdc9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Oh my god. So sorry. I skipped right over the US Airlines part. So sorry.

That in mind, I will say Sun Country for sure.



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

US Airways:


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I like AA but I wouldn't say it's as elegant as United or US Airways, it is unique and timeless but not as elegant IMO.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

On Concorde, my all-time favourites were the old British Airways Chatham and Landor liveries. So classy they fit Concorde so well.

Then Singapore Airlines' Golden Bird. That was the only livery on Concorde that flew at Mach2 other than Air France and British Airways when they used to do Barhain and Singapore.

For the A380 it is the actual Airbus livery that I prefer.

Also EL AL I think it is a very beautiful, simple and stylish livery. I hope they will never change it.

Air Tahiti Nui also has a very beautiful livery.



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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

I think TWA's late-90s livery was one of the most elegant in the world!


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I also loved US Airways old livery (the one from the 90s to the merger with HP)

As for current US airlines, I would have to say that I find United's entire livery and brand to be quite sharp and attractive.


User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3763 times:

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25 Eightball : Agreed. I truly miss flying on TWA and seeing all their jets at STL.
26 Post contains images FlySSC : In the U.S, the most original livery, most elegant and best livery, by far, is :
27 Superfly : That was probably the only livery change recent years that was an actual improvement. Almost all livery changes in the last 20 years have gone for th
28 Mariner63 : I like the current livery on YX. Especially on the tail. However, the original Midwest Express livery with the Express in the cursive, no livery can b
29 Post contains images DiamondFlyer : Yup, especially on the 757's. Or the 717's and 747's for that matter. Boy, do I sure miss TWA. -DiamondFlyer
30 UltimateDelta : Woops In any case, the Skyteam livery looks awesome on the DL 757. And of course, all of YX's liveries.
31 JamesJimlb : I agree, i don't how i missed that one...
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