Braniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3094 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4745 times:
AA, followed by US.
The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.
The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
Jana From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Sep 2009, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4555 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.
Airport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4420 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.
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.
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
AAairplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4329 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.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4466 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4217 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.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?