RampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1621 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 2650 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.
Lindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3162 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2559 times:
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.
Bohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2370 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.
Midway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2254 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.
WA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2245 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".
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2231 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.