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What Is Your Favorite Livery Of A Bankrupt Airline  
User currently offlineAF351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7305 times:

Hi a.netters!

Since the past decade, many small regional airlines, LCC's, or leisure airlines have filed for bankruptcy. Since this, many people have probably forgot their brightly-colored, and easy-to-spot airplanes. That's why I am curious to know which livery is your favorite. Please tell me below, or by messaging me.

Thanks!

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User currently offlinevhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7255 times:

well technically not bankrupt brought by a larger airline.


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Another one I liked was Ansett's shooting star livery.


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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7236 times:


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24312 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7223 times:

Cant beat the classic billboard.


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User currently offlineN172DM From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7205 times:

TWA's final livery was really cool.


http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans...d=ef9d0094cea8bca3430f82914a2e26d0






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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6995 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7204 times:

Pan Am was fantastic.

Two others I liked,


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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1053 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7188 times:


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This livery pretty much grew on me ever since I first saw it! If only this airline was still around!



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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 756 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7168 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 6):
This livery pretty much grew on me ever since I first saw it! If only this airline was still around!

Me too !
I was lucky to fly them once HKG-LGW and the livery is among the nicest ever on a B744 !

But also Viva Macau had a really nice livery that fit well with their B767.
I was also lucky to fly them once CGK-MFM ...
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Viva-...Airlines/Boeing-767-38E/1956949/M/

[Edited 2012-07-08 01:06:02]


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7093 times:

Hi!

For me it was definitely America West in the 90s:

http://kerfuffle.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341da2a953ef01348540fb18970c-800wi

Also though it only lasted about a week I think Skybus (owned by Ryanair?) in the US was quite interesting:



Many thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlinebastew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7041 times:

I loved Mexicana's final livery!!

User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6946 times:

I don't really know, there is just too many to chose from

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Cant beat the classic billboard.

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You know what? I have to agree with you. Loverly.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6924 times:


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User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6909 times:

Quoting bastew (Reply 9):

I loved Mexicana's final livery!!

Agreed.

Also, Pluna went bankrupt just yesterday. Their multiple coloured CRJs were great! Will miss them for sure.  



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6897 times:

Eastern!

Full blue nose...


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User currently offlineBlueLine From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6855 times:

AA   

In addition to the already mentioned Pan Am and Eastern, I really liked the final livery for Canadian Airlines.


User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6837 times:

Cimber Air and Cimber Sterling

Old cs

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737 Retro cs

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I also miss DM/Maersk Air, both the airline and the helicopter division.


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

Hi!

Quoting larshjort (Reply 15):
I also miss DM/Maersk Air, both the airline and the helicopter division.


I used to love looking at the Maersk 737-500 turning around at London Gatwick from the now closed viewing gallery. Good times!

Many thanks.

P.


User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2879 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6748 times:

I'd vote for Aloha and Western Pacific. Another poster mentioned WP, but I'm surprised no-one mentioned AQ.

I guess they aren't classfied as "bankrupt" but PSA's mid-70s smile livery and the original Air California livery ("sun jet" with the black extending over the flight deck windows) are among my very favorites.

The best existing livery? AS


User currently offlineLeftCoaster From Cayman Islands, joined Nov 2007, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6614 times:

I always liked seeing the smiling face of JetsGo.

Unfortunately... the smile turned upside down and became a frown. (RIP JetsGo)





User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

I really miss the "SUN KING" National Airlines!!!


chootie
User currently offlinevatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6471 times:

While the airline itself was terrible (speaking from personal experience), I did like the Bee livery:


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User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1064 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6436 times:

Quoting chootie (Reply 20):
I really miss the "SUN KING" National Airlines!!!
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Natio...d=e4d0e5e2341f8a15772da77f0199240c

It's hard not to like that sun...


User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1198 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6424 times:

T W A


still the best livery ever !



Fly easyJet
User currently offlineju068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

I personally liked Malev's livery a lot!!

User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1564 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 12):
Also, Pluna went bankrupt just yesterday. Their multiple coloured CRJs were great! Will miss them for sure.

I second this, Pluna's birds looked fantastic with the same theme repeated in many colors.


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25 Viscount724 : I never understood Pan Am's rationale for the garish billboard livery. They were well-known enough that they didn't need to do that. I much preferred
26 Post contains links and images ZaphodB : [Edited 2012-07-23 15:38:12]
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