jonnyclark From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 98 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
So American has had petitions against it's tail, and the original designer and critics have slated it... What other airlines have had a similar reaction to an updated livery? I know British Airways famously got slated for it's world tails... Any others ever get such a reaction?
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2694 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
Quoting CapEd388 (Reply 1): I think the list of airlines that have NOT received a bad reception will be shorter lol.
I was thinking the same thing.
Just about every new livery gets complaints about things like "eurowhite" etc.
There have been some with good reception, but more with bad reception at a.net. However, many of the ones with bad receptions at the start do grow on people and get better with time, and I honestly think the same will happen with American.
This is actually rather expected in an aviation forum. Most of us love aviation and really take notice of liveries. These liveries become the identity of the airlines and any drastic change almost always become conflicted with the identity that we have given the airlines. Change to things we love always creates bitterness.
I don't think American could have done anything that would have gotten 80%+ approval here (except possibly keeping old livery even though it wouldn't have worked with newer aircraft).
factsonly From Montserrat, joined Aug 2012, 304 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Experience tells us that small - more regular - changes to an airline's livery are more easily accepted than big changes. Yet, over time these changes keep an airline's livery fresh and modern looking.
In the real world, however, I only really remember people talking about the British Airways World Tails scheme, many of which I thought were pretty awful. I liked the tartan one though, particularly on the 727.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21464 posts, RR: 24 Reply 14, posted (3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 758 times:
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5): I don't think American could have done anything that would have gotten 80%+ approval here (except possibly keeping old livery even though it wouldn't have worked with newer aircraft).
I don't see why the old AA llivery wouldn't have worked with aircraft that must be painted. It would have worked fine with the metallic silver type of paint used in the final NW livery, Germanwings and several others.