Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Most Old School Livery  
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Hey everybody!! What airline do you guys thinks has the most old school/retro livery?? My guess goes to 9W and AeroCalifornia and the old Aeroflot and SK


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Melvin Rafi
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Edgar Castro



-Devan  airplane 


http://www.devanwells.blogspot.com/
28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

This has happened to me a couple of times, I guess I'll step up and say it.

Just to let you know for future reference, these type of posts should go in the aviation polls and preferences section  Smile

To answer your question:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Javier Guerrero



But in my own way I find their livery beautiful, probably because it reminds me of the beautiful country the livery represents!

 duck 



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

How about the old school livery that still looks good over 30 years after it was introduced?


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Art Brett
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
How about the old school livery that still looks good over 30 years after it was introduced?

American has the classiest livery in the US.



Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3649 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 3):
American has the classiest livery in the US.

AA's current livery was faux-modern when it was introduced and it just looks old and busted now. It's not even retro, it's just old. This is retro, and this is classy:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mariusz Adamski



*That* livery looks just as good now as it ever did, as that photo is proof of (that was the Retrojet livery).



I'm tired of being a wanna-be league bowler. I wanna be a league bowler!
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3342 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

I don't know, but I think some of Continental's meatball schemes were pretty old school.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Nothing beats AA shine after a fresh snowfall in DEN.

User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

Quoting Spacecadet (Reply 4):

That thing looks like a loco!

But Id go with AA and Iberia


My favourite livery every is this classy old school....


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ken Rose



LOVE IT !!!!!


Cheers,



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

I'd say either

AMERICAN AIRLINES
or
AIR INDIA


User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 8):
AIR INDIA

Yeh thats true didn't think of that!


Cheers,



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
How about the old school livery that still looks good over 30 years after it was introduced?

You took the words right out of my mouth! I like the way you used one of Art's shots too!  biggrin 

AA is old school and still going strong.


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3200 times:

It is kind of sad browsing through the photos from the 1980's, because I wasn't around, and I saw how much variety in the skies is gone.  We have more efficient aircraft now, but seeing things show up on the pages like DC-8's, 707's, 727's, and even VC-10's..........I missed out on some good spottin'! Here is what I found:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Aad van der Voet
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.


UA and their DC-8 along with a People Express 741

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerard Helmer
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michel Gilliand


CO and their DC-10 with the Meatball, and an Aer Lingus 732

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Ellis M. Chernoff
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerard Helmer


PSA with their smiling 727, and Sierra Trans Air with a 707

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerard Helmer
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerhard Plomitzer


TMA 707 and Eastern's "Hockeystick" DC-10

I have decided to make an album with alot of these old school liveries in it. Be sure to add to this thread any photos that you want contributed to the album!

---Skywatch

EDIT: I noticed when breezing back through that this was meant to be CUURENT old school liveries. Oh well. As for current ones, I agree that AA, AI, and IB take charge of that catergory. AA is still looking good though! I love that livery!

[Edited 2005-10-23 17:40:07]


------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

North Central: just love "Herman"


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard




don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

This one has been around for as long as I can remember (and I'm putting myself in the  old  category here!), but I still think it's cool...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jan Severijns




Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3137 times:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Raimund Stehmann
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt



-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

My props also go out to Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airlines, Biman Bangladesh, Tunisair.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Tommy Desmet
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt



-Devan  airplane 



http://www.devanwells.blogspot.com/
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

F9 needs this on an A319:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



Oh yeah and Frank Duarte Jr. is the man!


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

AIR MAURITIUS - definitely an "old school" livery...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Mark Tang - HKAEC
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Terence Li



View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alan Lebeda
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Snorre - VIP Vienna International Planespotters



User currently offlinePropman From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 76 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

[quote=Q330,reply=14]This one has been around for as long as I can remember (and I'm putting myself in the category here!), but I still think it's cool...[Alitalia]

Hear hear: thirty-six years without significant change and it still looks great today. Whoever designed this livery knew what he/she was doing.



Jets are for kids
User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3074 times:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © M. Azizul Islam



*filler*



A340-300 - slow, but awesome!
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3063 times:

Quoting Aviation (Reply 7):
My favourite livery every is this classy old school....

Are you sure you posted the right picture? While I will admit that TW's final livery (debuted in 1995) is very classy (and their best IMHO); I wouldn't necessarily place it in the old school category.

At least among North American carriers, as already mentioned; AA's livery is clearly in the old school category... mainly due to the cheatline along the windows.

Olympic Airways would be another.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Joseph K Wagner




"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 20):
Olympic Airways would be another.

At first glance, the thubmnail looked sorta like an old 707 or DC-8! You are right..that is a really old school livery!

---Skywatch



------Forever Watchin' The Sky------
User currently offlineAviation From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 1143 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 20):

Are you sure you posted the right picture? While I will admit that TW's final livery (debuted in 1995) is very classy (and their best IMHO); I wouldn't necessarily place it in the old school category.

Id call it old school Gold cheatline with red, Classic times new roman fine print Trans World titles on an oldschool 747.

Perfect fit,



Signed, Aaron Nicoli - Trans World Airlines Collector
User currently offlineGhostRider From Pakistan, joined May 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 2):
How about the old school livery that still looks good over 30 years after it was introduced?

You know, I was thinking about that just the other day....think of how much money AA has saved over the years by not coming out with a new livery, and think of how many times the other major's have changed theirs since AA introduced this one....3,4,5 times.....lol.


User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Gerry Stegmeier


You can't get much more old school than this one.  thumbsup 



C'mon Big B, FLY!
25 Post contains images MD90fan : Martinair??
26 Aviation : Yeh its pretty old school I guess! Cheers,
27 USADreamliner : AMERICAN AIR FRANCE ALITALIA KOREAN (it's getting boring...)
28 BAViscount : It was me that said that, not Q330...what IS up with the "Quote Selected Text" function?? Anyway, just goes to show you that the Italians are the mas
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Old School Charter Airlines You've Flown On. posted Mon Oct 16 2006 07:28:42 by Jetjack74
The Official Old/retired Livery Tournament! posted Sun Jan 1 2006 19:39:57 by RootsAir
Cheapest/most Expensive Airline Livery posted Mon Jan 3 2005 03:49:01 by BMI701EGCC
This The Most Boring A330 Livery You Seen? posted Sat Dec 25 2004 16:34:31 by EZYAirbus
Old School V. New School posted Sat May 15 2004 01:10:39 by CougarAviator
Most Popular Livery On A Certain Aircraft posted Sun May 15 2005 22:59:43 by KCMike
Your Most Favorite Livery! posted Sun Mar 13 2005 23:52:13 by FlyinTLow
What Airplane+livery Do You Connect The Most With? posted Thu Feb 10 2005 21:56:09 by SDLSimme
The RCW Latin Livery Cup Returns! posted Fri Nov 24 2006 03:08:48 by RCS763AV
What Airline Do You Miss Most? posted Wed Nov 22 2006 21:37:15 by Mowtoib