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User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Do you guys like the Bud light livery better then the white livery? I really liked the white livery. I flew on brand new 737-300 from ONT-SLC in 86. Its the first I ever saw the new livery. Man I miss Western.  Sad


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User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 329 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

I'm torn.

But I guess I'd have to say that I liked the 'Bud Light' scheme slightly better, especially on the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 & 30 and the Boeing 737-247.

If WAL was still around today, what would you say that their scheme could look like? Do you think they would've retained their 'Flying W?'

- Ron
Western DC-10-10

[Edited 2005-03-14 09:00:10]


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User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2233 times:
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I have to admit, I think the BudLight livery was one of the least attractive liveries ever to grace an airline. Although it looked nice when brand new as on the 737-300 pictured above, it looked terrible once the polish wore off. I also disliked the lack of titles on the fuselage.

User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2057 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Ah Western gone but not forgotten in the minds of the employees. My Dad was in MX for Western, I sure miss them. They are one of my favorites, along with the old Republic, and Sun Country.

I like both paint jobs, the bud lite was cool,



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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

I sure miss Western too! I like the white paint job better than the bud-light one.


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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

I remember flying on a WA DC-10 that for a very short period of time had a hybrid paint job. The bottom half was white and the top half was "bud light". In one word: Yuck.

I liked the bud light look when the skin was polished. Otherwise, I would choose the white livery.

Quoting WesternDC1010 (Reply 1):
If WAL was still around today, what would you say that their scheme could look like? Do you think they would've retained their 'Flying W?'

As I am looking at old WA pictures I was also thinking about how the paint job might look if they were still around today: (looking into a crystal ball)
I see a maroon colored plane with an arrow running the length of the fuselage which is painted white. On the tail is the indian head which is also painted white. (Can you imagine what that would look like at night with the logo lights on?) Oh well, I can only dream.

I really do miss Western.


User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

The white paint job is the one flying in my memory.....

WA was the best ... I miss them dearly.....



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User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

I remember when I was a kid in the 80s and saw my first Western DC10 crossing in the distance on it's way to ORD. It was so awesome when we started getting the likes of Western, Frontier, and Jetamerica to name a few. Those were the days.

Dave


User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

I must post, since I'm WA727. The first plane I ever flew aboard was the old livery, a B727 to PHX-MSP and back. We flew them a few more times, except stopping in DEN. The TV commericals were great with that bird drinking champagne and declaring "Western Airlines, the Only Way to Fly".

The Bud Light livery did look more modern.



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User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I think the brushed aluminum 72S was my favorite version of the WA final scheme. Was the stripe/W on the bear metal scheme a brighter red than on the white scheme? That red really did seem to stand out on the bear metal.


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User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

WA727
Check out my signature.... WA really knew how to treat their customers well.... and it was the "Only way to fly"....



Wally Bird Ruled the Skys!
User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

My 2 favorite bear metal schemes. From the East to the West, these 2 are the best. Especially on the 727-200's.


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User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

That was my last flight on WA in 86. Thank god I left the plane with some stuff.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/finklejag/wa.jpg


User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

I liked the silver finish more that the white also. In fact, of all the ailrines that have gone from white to metal livery, it has been an improvement in each case:

Eastern-

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By the way, the correct slogan is "Western Airlines, the ohhhhhhnly way to fly!"



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