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Airlines In Desperate Need Of New Paint Scheme  
User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6570 times:

what are some airlines that need new pain.

here are some airlines i feel need new paint

1. Alitalia(out dated)
2. Lufthansa(too simple, outdated)
3. Air Canada(new paint scheme looks hideous)
4. Air India(outdated)

well those are the ones i know that i think needs new pain!
i know there are more airlines that need new paint!! anyone have any ideas what other airlines need new paint?

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User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6550 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.


User currently offlineSanDiegoFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6548 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)


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6532 times:

Quoting SanDiegoFlyer (Reply 2):
Also...this is off topic but why are all the new color scheme's going towards white...

This isn't a fact, just a theory  scratchchin  :

Maybe the white color is to resist heat absorption on the ground over a darker color, which means they can turn down the A/C and save some energy....

This could be somewhat true, or a complete pile of sh*t... take your pick



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User currently offlineGrinddalSK340 From Denmark, joined Apr 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6514 times:

I agree with AC,LH and AZ. but I quite like the AI livery

hmm in my oppinion QF could do with a new livery, I really like the tail but the rest is tooo booring..

Boy am I gonna get bahsed for sayin that  innocent 



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User currently offlineSNfreak From Belgium, joined Feb 2005, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 3):
This isn't a fact, just a theory scratchchin :

Maybe the white color is to resist heat absorption on the ground over a darker color, which means they can turn down the A/C and save some energy....

This could be somewhat true, or a complete pile of sh*t... take your pick

Not in all cases of course but it does indeed help and some airlines do this for that exact reason.



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User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6420 times:

I wish WN would dump the new blue livery and return to the old brown colors.


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7524 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6410 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.



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User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

here is what i think, 1. alitalia (boring) 2.lufthansa (dated) 3.TAP (revolting) 4.iberia (yawn!) 5.continental (dated)


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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6319 times:

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
1. Alitalia(out dated)

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Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
2. Lufthansa(too simple, outdated)

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Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
3. Air Canada(new paint scheme looks hideous)

 thumbsdown  AC has one of the better ones out there. Oh well, in the eyes of the beholder, I guess.

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
4. Air India(outdated)

Not a complete overhaul, but defiantly a tuneup

Quoting SanDiegoFlyer (Reply 2):
I also think South African could use a toon up it is slightly boring to me...

something to spruce up the fuselage

Quoting SanDiegoFlyer (Reply 2):
UA

$$$$$$$

Quoting SanDiegoFlyer (Reply 2):
US/HP

desert

Quoting SanDiegoFlyer (Reply 2):
Delta

Where did you get that from?

Quoting SanDiegoFlyer (Reply 2):
Also...this is off topic but why are all the new color scheme's going towards white

$$$$$ on paint or desert operator

Quoting GrinddalSK340 (Reply 4):
hmm in my oppinion QF could do with a new livery, I really like the tail but the rest is tooo booring..

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Quoting NateDAL (Reply 6):
I wish WN would dump the new blue livery and return to the old brown colors.

 thumbsdown 

Quoting Tango29 (Reply 8):
3.TAP (revolting)

100% agreed!

Quoting Tango29 (Reply 8):
5.continental (dated)

WTF???



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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6293 times:

Any Southwest plane. When the new Canyon Blue fades it's worse than the sand scheme.


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6289 times:

I agree with AZ and AC. I also think SQ is in need of a change.

User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1163 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6283 times:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned AF. Although their livery isn't ugly, it's not very eye-catching. Even if AF cleaned their planes more often, their livery is still...well...boring.

Take a look for yourself:

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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.

Regards,
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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6282 times:

Air Berlin, Continental, American, Air France, Thompsonfly, Aeromexico, Arkan, and Mexicana.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8292 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6266 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 12):
"Look! Look! This airplane is French!"

Heh... well, it is almost all white...  silly   whiteflag 



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

Problem with AF is that they don't have a recognisable logo in the world except for the font....


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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1163 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6224 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 15):
Problem with AF is that they don't have a recognisable logo in the world except for the font....

Well...I guess it's time for them to get themselves a good logo.

Quoting N766UA (Reply 14):
Heh... well, it is almost all white...  silly   whiteflag 

 bigthumbsup  I give you credit. That was rather clever...but oh-so untrue.

Regards,
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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6162 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.

It went from this :

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to this :

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Then this :


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Photo © Eduard Marmet
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Photo © Howard Chaloner



Then, for the inauguration of the first Supersonic Commercial service with Concorde in January 1976, Air France adopted its "new" colorscheme, painted for the first time on Concorde F-BVFA :


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Photo © Vatche Mitilian



Note that Air France 's logo (the SeaHorse) is now applied again on the engines of all the aircraft (along with "Air France - KLM" title, under the cockpit)


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Photo © Philippe Noret - AirTeamimages



User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6150 times:

I would say IB definitely.......
It looks so 60's.....


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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2408 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6135 times:

AA, AF, IB, AI, AZ, LH etc are all clasic, and brand recognition is expensive...

AR, JJ, LB, AC, VS among others have just no reason to destroy sky beauty than way...



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User currently offlineRvA340 From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 6122 times:

I think:

1) olympic( looks to old)
2) LAB( looks old and simple)
3) Mexicana ( to simple i dont like the new one)
4) Aeropostal ( to simple... plain)
5) Portugalia (to simple... looks old)

Air France I think ........it can stay like that...!!!
there are many others that need an urgent change!!!


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6101 times:

Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 13):
American

YES YES YES... AA is in desperate need of a new paint scheme!

As for AF and LH... i like em.. they're classy!


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6028 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!

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6020 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.


User currently offlineAriis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 22):
Asiana! The livery looks like military planes.

I believe it will have a new livery in a very short time (their logo and corporate identity has already changed; for much worse, if you ask me). Just look at their website: http://www.asiana.co.kr/

Unconfirmed design candidate is here:
http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00006594 (taken from another discussion here on A.net about Asiana).

FAO



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25 Captaink : Everyone says that AA's livery is timeless. And while that may be true and it does look good by the way, I think it will be rather intriguing to see w
26 Post contains links and images FlySSC : I would really love to see this one, back on AZ's aircraft ...
27 Alfa75 : AA Bare metal is nice but the red and blue look awful.
28 Jeffry747 : I love the Canyon Blue scheme. I wish WN would hurry up and finish repainting the fleet. The other day I was at BWI and at the time most of the WN ai
29 DeltaDAWG : North America: WN...without a doubt the ugliest scheme on the planet (blue or gold). AA....just worn out and old looking. AC....not too bad but lacks
30 BA787 : AZ planes need a good clean. The livery looks excellent on the MD-80S but on the newer models it looks dated and needs changing. No Italian flair. Sam
31 DHHornet : US Airways and that's the new colours. yuk!
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