BA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7810 times:
Allitalia I agree with.
I like the new AC paint job
I think Air France needs a new paint job, or maybe just clean their planes
FedEx would look far better if they updated their paint and made it metallic.
SanDiegoFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7808 times:
Alitalia I also agree with...
I think that the new AC color scheme is really good looking...much better than their older one...
I think LH definintly needs a new color scheme, maybe when they get the A380? We can only hope...
I also think South African could use a toon up it is slightly boring to me...
Also...this is off topic but why are all the new color scheme's going towards white...ie UA, US/HP, Delta (well they have been white for a while)
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7634 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7670 times:
Quoting SNfreak (Reply 5): Not in all cases of course but it does indeed help and some airlines do this for that exact reason.
That was the main reason behind the recent US livery change following the HP merger. With hubs in PHX & LAS; the old US dark blue scheme (though nice looking when new) would have been a bear to contend with.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
The French are marked for their national pride. I would like to a livery that said: "Look! Look! This airplane is French!" Just like Aer Lingus has made their livery very Irish, I think AF should make their livery very French.
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7422 times:
Why changing a livery when it reflects the identity of an airline ?
Just changing for changing ?
Air France HAS a logo. And AF's livery is timeless.
And I don't agree with you about AF, and other legacy carriers.
The livery is the identity of an airline.
You may like their livery or not (that's another subject) but LH, IB, AZ, AF are part of the Aviation History.
Just by seeing their tail everybody can say : this an AF/LH/IB/AZ aircraft.
What would like ? that they adopt one of those ugly colored strange liveries, designed by one of these so called "Communication/marketing " expert agencies ?
Look what happened to BA, or Delta few years ago when they changed their colors ...
Even "SN Brussels airlines" or "SWISS" kept on with the "tradition", when they restarted after SABENA and Swissair demisses, by keeping most of the livery of their legendary parent.
Air France was formed in 1933 and can be proud to have changed its livery only once in its 73 years of history, plus some minor ajustements.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7288 times:
Asiana! The livery looks like military planes. Definitely the ugliest of the Star Alliance carriers IMO. I like TAP's overlapping letters, although the white everywhere else is kind of boring. But it's way better than dull grey!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7280 times:
Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 21): AA is in desperate need of a new paint scheme!
Why mess with perfection, AA has always had bare metal a/c with the exceptions being the A300 early on, and any a/c in a hybrid/transitional livery (AirCal & Reno Air mergers come to mind immediately.).
In today's era of higher Jet-A prices, the few hundred pounds of weight savings definitely makes it worth the time and money to keep them polished. If you look at the bare metal belly of a DL a/c, the older ones are very dull as they don't maintain the shine like AA does (although I did notice that many of the ex-TW birds didn't get much of a polish when they were put in the AA livery).
I think DL could use a bit of a tweak, maybe ditch the bare metal belly for a gray one (like the DL Connection a/c) and maybe a solid color engine nacelle with the widget or the Delta titles on them.
Many of the airlines mentioned already don't need entirely new liveries; a tweaking of them perhaps, but nothing really major. AF and LH have classic liveries that really don't need much refining. AZ perhaps a different tail, maybe using the DL "Wavy Gravy" tail as something to base it on, but in it colors of the Italian flag. Someone a few years back posted a fantasy AZ one that was based off of the 1997 DL livery, it looked quite sharp.