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The Best Airline Livery?  
User currently offlineBNG777 From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12433 times:

What's your vote of the world's best airline livery? To me, all aircraft are like catwalk models. And like models, the winner has been dressed with the best designer clothes there is. The 777 to me is like Naomi Campbell. Long, slim and confident. However, the clothes will do the talking and in this case we are talking about liveries. (Not sure about the A310 as models need to be slim and tall!). My first vote goes to the Air Pacific livery on its 747 "Island of Viti Levu" with decals of a Fijian Island on it. The plane itself is a good looking model. The skirt (tail) is colourful with red, orange,green and blue. Gays will love it. Than the top (fuselage) is very tropical, evident of the model's origins. The white bits represents bare naked skin. Now that's one hot of a good looking model on a catwalk.
My second vote goes to Singapore Airlines. The skirt (tail) is gold and purle, now thats a winning combination.The top (fuselage) has strips of purple and gold and this is like strips of silk hanging loose from its 747,777,345 models. Than the white bits is bare skin. Overall, very conservative skirt with average exposure of the upper body.
My third vote goes to Qantas. How can anyone resist a bare top model with a red skirt and a kangaroo on it? To me that is sexy, simple and gutsy. My sympathy to all the aircraft with Star Alliance on it (especially SQ's) as its nearly all white and that means they are nearly naked!!
My final vote goes to Vietnam Airlines. Blue all over with no flash exposure. Now thats conservative and i praise them for that.

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User currently offlineBNG777 From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12423 times:

Oh, and Airline names on the fuselage doesnt count as its like Naomi Campbell having her own name tag on her clothes. Thus the QANTAS sign on QF doesnt count.

User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12401 times:

Well I love South African Airways for the simple reason the colours and design on the tail echo the colors of Africa -it's like one of those african beaded deisgns. SUPER cool  Smile

I also like Thai's new Livery!


User currently offlineAA B777-200 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2001, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12364 times:

Geoff',

Although I'm gay, you might find this interesting! Ha, ha, ha!

Shana Zedrick... Eastern? Gone too soon!
Republic... Linda Evangelista... Where the hell is she?
Rene Simonson...PSA... BIG smile!
Tatjana Patitz... Lufthansa...Peaceful.
Estelle Le Febure...Thai... Beauty!
Giselle.... Virgin... I still don't know!
Yasmeen Ghauri...JAL... Mysterious, but oh so elegant!
Christy Turlington (with Edward Burns)... Northwest (with KLM)... Can I please borrow your partner?!

Well, I see AA as Yasmin Le Bon, classic beauty!  Wow!

There's tons of great liveries out there and most airlines have chosen a simpler paintjob these days.

But what also counts is your emotional tie with an airline. When I travel and run into KLM in distant places it almost makes me feel like I'm already home!
A couple of years ago, I was in the US and flew AA from DFW to IAH. When our MD80 approached IAH, an AMS bound KLM 74E was waiting to depart. As if it was there to say hi before it started its journey home.
So in that case I'd compare it to Cindy Crawford... Move over kids and wanna-bes, let mama do her thing!


User currently offline777boi From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12330 times:

Have to love the gold on the new GF livery. Looks very stylish! Second vote has to go to China Airlines... simple and very elegant!

User currently offlineBNG777 From Australia, joined Dec 2005, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12314 times:

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 3):
But what also counts is your emotional tie with an airline. When I travel and run into KLM in distant places it almost makes me feel like I'm already home!

Totally agree. If i'm in the far corners of the globe and feel a bit homesick, i'll just drive to the airport and look at the red kangaroo. It's like you are looking straight into the harbour bridge and the ayers rock!

Quoting AA B777-200 (Reply 3):
Shana Zedrick... Eastern? Gone too soon!
Republic... Linda Evangelista... Where the hell is she?
Rene Simonson...PSA... BIG smile!
Tatjana Patitz... Lufthansa...Peaceful.
Estelle Le Febure...Thai... Beauty!
Giselle.... Virgin... I still don't know!
Yasmeen Ghauri...JAL... Mysterious, but oh so elegant!
Christy Turlington (with Edward Burns)... Northwest (with KLM)... Can I please borrow your partner?!

Well, I see AA as Yasmin Le Bon, classic beauty!

LOL! Now that is first class posting! I totally understand what you meant. .
 Wink


User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12178 times:

My personal favorite: Fresh, clean, contemporary...


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My vote for most ingenious and original:

The flying brilliant works-of-art of BA...


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And my childhood favorite:

The identity and design of Mario Armand Zamparelli...


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United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12160 times:

I vote for that special Malaysian 777 look which looks stunning!

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11969 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12158 times:

Stunning and timeless, simply timeless.


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12138 times:

Air Jamaica has one of the best (IMO) liveries out there. Bad airlne, fantastic liverie.


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User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12138 times:

Timeless? A guess that's a PR spin meaning "dated."


United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12084 times:

Thai
SAA

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User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12070 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 7):
I vote for that special Malaysian 777 look which looks stunning!I vote for that special Malaysian 777 look which looks stunning!

I fully agree with you there



"Arm in arm we are the harmless sociopaths"
User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12068 times:

ABfemme

I am so glad you picked those two as well  Smile

YEY!

SAA rules!


User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12059 times:

damn, forgot a thing, well, here's an update then:

The special livery is Malaysia's, but the normal one has to be KLM. Blue all the way.



"Arm in arm we are the harmless sociopaths"
User currently offlineNHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12033 times:

This is my favorite. Great design.

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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12030 times:

Quoting Jamake1 (Reply 10):
Timeless? A guess that's a PR spin meaning "dated."

Haha, very true. Any new livery for American any time soon? Doubt it.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12013 times:

For me it's PeterMax and then, and i have no idea why but the Alaska Salmon!

Tom



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12011 times:

SQ Tropical RIP  cry 
MH specials
CX
AA
UA old
HP
PSA  Smile
TWA  cry 
anything on a E170  biggrin 



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12009 times:

I like Frontier airlines:


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Each aircraft is different!


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12000 times:

Quoting Eadster (Reply 19):
I like Frontier airlines:

Darn, beat me to it. F9 definetely had beautiful pain jobs. I also like the new Air Canada, Tiger Airways, and the soon to be former Independence Air  Sad

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From YVR
User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12000 times:
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She is tall, proud, and majestic, looks GORGEOUS in a floral print with gold ribbons flowing from her hair. She is the Queen of the Sky.


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Babies always look good in blue.


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Once again, the floral print (this time on the skirt) with long wavy blue colors and a pure white top. Symbolizes a pure and innocent one who loves to cross the sea.


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This one is what us anime fanboys like to call "Otaku" She is a hardcore Pokemon fan from head to toe and is not afraid to show it. If they held more anime conventions at airport hotels, she would be parked right outside the door, stealing the show.



C'mon Big B, FLY!
User currently offlineDreamflight767 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11994 times:
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This is difficult one to answer, I think so many liveries are incredible...

However, I really like the Vietnam Airlines 777. I think they did a great job.

Also eye catching is Saudi Arabian Airlines.


User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11959 times:

My vote goes to F9...there is something about those tails  Smile

AA is in my opinion the most boring paint scheme, but I guess it works for them. Just my opinion.

Leo.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11948 times:

Of course, I have to put these votes in:


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The last one looks like it could have been a print ad. As well as:


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25 LY777 : LY, BA, DL, QF,CO are my favourite airline liveries
26 Post contains links and images Flyer88 : my best one has to be View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard Austen
27 Post contains links and images CO7e7 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Hristos Lachtaras That's my pick
28 Post contains images Amirs : It looks like someone at Gulf is doing a good job .... I ofcourse also LOVE:
29 Post contains images Amirs : It looks like someone at Gulf is doing a good job .... I ofcourse also LOVE:
30 Post contains links and images EZYAirbus : JAT Airways View Large View MediumPhoto © Ignatiy Savranskiy Glenn
31 Post contains links and images Sna350 : I love the S tail on SN and SNBA aircraft View Large View MediumPhoto © Guy Daems - Brussels Aviation Photography also F9 tails are very nice Vie
32 Post contains links and images BenThePlaneHen : I love the Air Tahiti Nui livery.
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