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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 956 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9504 times:

Do you agree with the opinion that those are the worst painted airplanes in the world?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-l...worst-airpla_b_676087.html#s125386
Maybe you have your ouwn pics.

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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3954 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9427 times:

Not at all, I dig all of these liveries.

Thomas



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6651 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9427 times:

I disagree, I like most of them ! Only the SkyEurope Airlines one is ugly.


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User currently offlineNetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9388 times:

Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
Do you agree with the opinion that those are the worst painted airplanes in the world?

I agree. That's just too much for me. too much color, too many lines, too much of everything. I am a firm believer in less is more


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9333 times:

Generally, I agree. These are much too garish for my eyes. Although I did rather like the Alaska one, and the JAL one was okay in my book.

What would have been interesting is to have a list of the world's worst regular liveries, not the special ones.


User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9312 times:

I could agree with most of them except for AS -- I love the salmon thirty salmon, I think it's a beautiful paint job that stands out.  

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Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 965 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9222 times:

I thought this thread was going to be about Atlas Air and its myriad peeling paintjobs! Misleading title.....

User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9136 times:

Quoting Kent350787 (Reply 6):
I thought this thread was going to be about Atlas Air and its myriad peeling paintjobs! Misleading title.....

I felt for sure it would include the hideous CO 777 in the Peter Max paint scheme. It had a bit of a cult following on a.net at the time but I hated it!

Who had a 737 painted with The Simpsons characters, a few years ago? Marge Simpsons hair was on the rudder, unsurprisingly. I saw it in PDX a few times. Was it AS or someone else?


User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9082 times:

IMHO, 'Salmon Thirty Salmon' is brilliant!


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User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9072 times:

I think they are horrible.

Just to prove I am not a fuddy duddy, "Wunula Dreaming" was my all-time favorite scheme. I also liked Frontier's tails of various animals of the West.

I generally do NOT like spread out, undersized Billboard style lettering.

With regard to standard paint schemes, may I say that Spirit is absolutely horrible - those computer generated cubes do not compliment the lines of the A/C at all. Terrible, terrible mistake.

Whew - now I feel better...



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9053 times:

Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):

I felt for sure it would include the hideous CO 777 in the Peter Max paint scheme. It had a bit of a cult following on a.net at the time but I hated it!

+1 I didn't care for the God-aweful thing either!!

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Ones I didn't like from the slide show: X3 just didn't seem to make much sense. What's with the flamingo perched on the taxi cab? Sky Europe just looks cheap and tacky.



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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9001 times:

What about that Bimian 742 that was from NW. It had a hideous hybrid paint scheme that made most people vomit.


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User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8792 times:

Yes, those are ugly liveries. I would add WN's excessive use of blue as well.


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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

Quoting N202PA (Reply 4):
What would have been interesting is to have a list of the world's worst regular liveries, not the special ones.

Post one, or a list of several, and we'll comment. 

The "special" liveries are supposed to be attention-getters, so it's a given that they'll be garish and it's inevitable that they won't all be winners.



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User currently offlineSANMAN66 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8716 times:
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Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):
Who had a 737 painted with The Simpsons characters, a few years ago? Marge Simpsons hair was on the rudder, unsurprisingly. I saw it in PDX a few times. Was it AS or someone else?

That was from the defunct Western Pacific Airlines. All of their planes were flying billboards.



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User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8612 times:

Quoting SANMAN66 (Reply 14):
Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):
Who had a 737 painted with The Simpsons characters, a few years ago? Marge Simpsons hair was on the rudder, unsurprisingly. I saw it in PDX a few times. Was it AS or someone else?

That was from the defunct Western Pacific Airlines. All of their planes were flying billboards.

Yup, WestPac. Many of theirs were cheesy, but a few turned out very nice: the one sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs was beautiful. But, not all were advertising billboards for others; some were done in their own colors, though each one varied.

Quoting BD338 (Reply 7):
I felt for sure it would include the hideous CO 777 in the Peter Max paint scheme. It had a bit of a cult following on a.net at the time but I hated it!

No, I'm part of that cult. I love Peter Max art. And I loved Flying Colors by Calder. And those crazy Ecuatoriana paint jobs.

Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 9):
may I say that Spirit is absolutely horrible - those computer generated cubes do not compliment the lines of the A/C at all.

That no longer exists, though I thought it was distinctive, and I liked it. But, it didn't look at all like the cheap airline Spirit is, which is why they have a new livery.


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8600 times:

The Swiss one is excellent they were obviously clutching at straws and the Alaska one is cool also.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 8568 times:

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 11):
What about that Bimian 742 that was from NW. It had a hideous hybrid paint scheme that made most people vomit.

Eurgh, is this thing still flying?!


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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8534 times:

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
IMHO, 'Salmon Thirty Salmon' is brilliant!

Couldn't agree more, would like to see all AS planes in this livery. Very attractive.
By the way, do they offer SFML (sea food meal) on this aircraft?  
Quoting oa260 (Reply 16):
The Swiss one is excellent

Was never really my favorite. Too much to see on it, too crowded.
A bit like their new SFO livery, also too much colour, I'm afraid...

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 11):
What about that Bimian 742 that was from NW

Agree there, must be one of the worst. Their original livery was never really good looking either, but they found a way to make it worse.



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User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1578 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 8514 times:

Nothing worse than this in my opinion.


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Looks like someone threw up on it.

Mark



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User currently offlineflyerboy1990 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8376 times:

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 19):
Nothing worse than this in my opinion.



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Looks like someone threw up on it.

Mark

I love the Peter Max 777! There is a video of it with one of the best engine sounds ever.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
IMHO, 'Salmon Thirty Salmon' is brilliant!

I second that! I think the author of that photo gallery needs his/her eyes examined and get new pairs of glasses.

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 19):
Looks like someone threw up on it.

   Agreed! Not only that...there were too many "Where's Peter Max" threads on A.net a couple years ago.... It got so so annoying..... I think the longest thread went to 22?



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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

As much as I loved Braniff I, I hated the Caulder painted planes.
To add to the list of worst painted planes, I nominate the Reebok paint scheme of Braniff III.
safe



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User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1762 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8280 times:

Thomson Airways! Bleuurrgh

http://widebodyaircraft.nl/b767thom.jpg


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8249 times:

The list has some real ugly colors.

Here is my vote.
These are the ugliest I have ever seen.

WHY did this every happen?   

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Other dishonorable mentions.


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25 GrinddalCPH : The Article should be "Weirdist C/S, NOT ugliest! Some of those are classic to us nutters! Id like to see more common C/S on that list, as some of the
26 330lover : OK, let's start. TP old colours (new ones are super though) Virgin Express (Belgium, now merges with SN Brussels Airlines): way too much red (as ther
27 Post contains links and images fanofjets : This one is so bad, it's good. Kind of like painting a psychodelic pattern on a Citroen Deux Cheveuax: View Large View MediumPhoto © Laszlo Daniel So
28 TOMMY767 : Those were pretty cool actually. The huffington post has no idea what it's talking about. Worst liveries in my opinion: not in any order. 1. Air Franc
29 Post contains images Airportugal310 : I remember those, yet always found myself checking into them! Thats the thing...they weren't. However, the South will rise again they say, won't it?
30 AirframeAS : Whats wrong with the CO livery? That is a pretty sound brand right there! I like that paint job!
31 Superfly : White fuselage & painted tail. I HATE that generic look! The previous was one of the prettiest in the world and they went for a cheap, bland and
32 Post contains links 330lover : The underpart seems grey to me... http://www.airliners.net/photo/Conti...d=8b404f3e5881d0bf5218c9cadc120516 http://www.unitedcontinentalmerger.com/
33 Post contains links and images YVRLTN : Agree on Nok This looks like someone really threw up on it - or maybe had a little diaper problem... View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang Then ther
34 Superfly : The dominate color is white. Yes the underbelly is gray but the part you see the most is a generic white with generic painted tail.
35 Post contains links and images MCO2BRS : The ones in the OPs article are actually not 'that bad' IMO. These are the worst offenders I can think of: View Large View MediumPhoto © Marc Lehmann
36 WesternA318 : Since when did Germanwings paint an orange dog on theri plane? I thought it was a bear?
37 Post contains links and images 474218 : "This is the worst painted plane in the world". View Large View MediumPhoto © Suresh A. Atapattu The previous photos are just unique liveries.
38 Post contains images JetBlue777 : HAHA! So true! Well IMO, the worst is Biman's old livery, at least they introduced a "new" livery, which is slightly better but still bad.
39 TOMMY767 : I'll get flamed but I'll go ahead and say it: It's conservative, bland, and dated and it's sad how it's likely going to live on to represent the merg
40 JetBlue777 : Wait till you see it on the 747! I agree, CO's livery looks bad on bigger jets. I personally think their livery is okay, it looks good on the 737s an
41 A340313X : Yeah, pretty much, I think they're all pretty nasty! Wavy gravy doesn't do it for me but the others... if a tad dull, I quite like them!
42 TOMMY767 : You never know. There has been a lot of speculation that the last paint altercation won't be the last. The tulip might come back.
43 aerdingus : Yep, it's a bear. it's called the "Berlin Bearbus", the bear being a symbol of Berlin. I love it.
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