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Which Retrojets Would You Like To See?  
User currently offlineJunior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 8182 times:

I think this would be a nice thread starter  Smile

Currently, airliners like Lufthansa

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and US Airways
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and recently SAS
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have planes flying around in retro colors.

Which airlines would you like to see a plane painted in retro colors and which one in the current fleet would that be ?

My pick : KL - 777

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 8166 times:

Yep, a very nice threadstarter...

SAS celibrate 60 years in the sky, love the 60´s retro livery on A319.

Happy Birthday SAS

Micke/SWE  wave   birthday   cloudnine   old   santahat 



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 8155 times:

I just hope SAS and US will also get the 70th anniversary...

What I would like to see would be Retrojets of BA, KLM, and some of the big US airlines. Unfortunately, Pan Am and TWA are gone, these would be my favourite Retro Jet airlines...


User currently offlineDefAeroSales From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 8150 times:

For me it would be CO and it would be the "Proud bird with the golden tail" scheme, and I'd like to see it on the 777.

As a young aviation nut in the early 60's I used to watch a Continental commercial where they showed an artist painting "Continental Airlines" on the side of a 707 model. I remember it to this day.


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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3516 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 8131 times:

We should also mention John Travoltas B 707 in Qantas colours:


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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 8115 times:

RG used to have PP-VOL but it was painted in 2005.


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And we can't forget N951AA...


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...or TC-JLC with TR


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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 8071 times:

Good thread:

I would like to see a DL 757 in the following colors:


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User currently offlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 947 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 16 hours ago) and read 8055 times:

in the "it'll never happen" category: I'd love to see AC bring back the big orange on anything...


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Now THAT was a proper livery.


User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 15 hours ago) and read 7988 times:

Wouldn't a TWA twin globes scheme on a 717 or 757 have looked cool?

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (8 years 13 hours ago) and read 7936 times:

Quoting YYZYYT (Reply 7):
in the "it'll never happen" category: I'd love to see AC bring back the big orange on anything...

Very true, sadly. But at least AC has .....


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3727 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 hours ago) and read 7903 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 5):
And we can't forget N951AA...

Or N679AN:


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User currently offlineUnitedFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 hours ago) and read 7834 times:

Would *LOVE* to see a UA jet in the 1980's livery....

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 hours ago) and read 7810 times:

Forget the other US retrojets.



Sean



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User currently offlineAA777SJC From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 hours ago) and read 7795 times:

N679AN got painted the regular colors sometime before Oct 19, 2003. Probably some kind of cost cutting move. It lasted 4.75 years in the special livery. N951AA is about 4.75 years old. Hopefully they don't repaint that one in regular colors (though to be honest I liked the lightning bolt livery over the astrojet)


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 hours ago) and read 7776 times:

I'd like to see a DL MD-90 in old Western Indian Head colors...


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User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 hours ago) and read 7732 times:

Would awesome to have a 777 in this scheme:

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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 hours ago) and read 7711 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 2):
Unfortunately, Pan Am and TWA are gone, these would be my favourite Retro Jet airlines...

I was just about to mention Pan Am! I miss that airline. I never got to fly on it.

This is a nice thread, indeed.

[Edited 2006-07-27 10:16:51]

User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

Good thread!

For me it would have to be a BA 757 repainted in these colours. This just shouts retro.


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United is another one i'd like to see in this livery on a 757 -


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Quoting Vunz (Reply 15):
Would awesome to have a 777 in this scheme:

 yes 

Nick



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User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7494 times:

Can we agree that the 757 really does have the best lines it seems for these retrojet paint schemes?  Smile

User currently offlineJumpseatflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7486 times:

I want to see UA paint a 757 and an A320 in the orange/red/blue on white. That was a damn good paint scheme.

I also want to see the Buffalo Sabres take up their old blue/yellow uniforms.


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7427 times:

Can't forget about the beautiful Aloha retro:



Mike


User currently offlinePositiverate From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1590 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7404 times:

Quoting Jumpseatflyer (Reply 19):
want to see UA paint a 757 and an A320 in the orange/red/blue on white.

Like this one?  Smile :


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4864 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7402 times:

I would like to see AF do up some jet in old UTA schemes, but the chances of that are near zero.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1005 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 7151 times:

And some are doing the opposite - like this Icelandair DC-3


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 no 

These are much better

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 yes 


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 7115 times:

Until 2.002:


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25 ThrottleHold : I think they look great, especially the Lufthansa and American Airlines ones. I say bring them back for the whole fleet!
26 Post contains images Ghost77 : I love the Retro's! ghooost77 APM
27 CanadianNorth : I vote for Air Canada doing up a plane with Canadi>n's goose. The older Canadi>n colours would go quite nice too... CanadianNorth
28 Post contains links and images ACDC8 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Felix Sieder By far one of those nicest liveries ever.
29 Post contains images PAAClipper707 : Alaska Airlines is coming up on our 75th Anniversary very very soon!! You can look forward to seeing our retro jet
30 KELPkid : I would personally like to see CO do the 1970's and 1980's Golden Tail, Red Cheatline, and meatball scheme again, on anything...that was one classy (a
31 Cusaeng : he he the us airways plane with the smile sure put a smile on my face
32 Bnamaxx : My vote here would be for the twin onion domes of the russian church and the totem pole.
33 Velasco : Great thread - The funny thing is in many cases the retro livery is clearly prettier than the current one. From a marketing point of view it seems it
34 Alaska737 : the question is which livery will it wear??? a QX retro would be nice too
35 Post contains links and images DYflyer : Technically it is not a 60's livery. It is a hybrid from liveries used in the 50's and 60's. The colours match the ones used in the 50's better than
36 Nomadic : I recently got to fly the Lufthansa retrojet..CPH-FRA. It was a nice surprise when I saw it sitting at the gate! The one I would really like to see i
37 Nomadic : I recently got to fly the Lufthansa retrojet..CPH-FRA. It was a nice surprise when I saw it sitting at the gate! The one I would really like to see i
38 Post contains images ACDC8 : It would be very nice if AC also included a few more schemes from it's "heritage" such as .... I know that I am missing some others, but just as a sta
39 Post contains links and images NorthStarDC4M : mmm, id love to see a red stripe back in the air... PacMan too. Pacific Western, id prefer the older scheme: Wardair... doubt that would happen, love
40 Agill : Man that looks wicked.
41 Post contains images Lhrmaccoll : I'd like to see BA bring back the landor livery even though it isnt retro It looked so good on the 75 Saying that, I'd like to see BA bring back all t
42 Post contains links and images KSUpilot : I love the old look of Delta Airlines. The new colors have lost that classic look. View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Chaloner
43 ER757 : Thanks for the nostalgia trip - I remember that commercial as well and would love to see either CO "golden tail" livery back. Their 747's looked grea
44 Skyone : Wow, I am with you, you got some of the very best retro jets out there at MEX airport. I just love the Mexicana one, although I don´t think we will
45 JayDavis : Aloha HAS repainted one of their 737-200 birds in the old scheme! I just saw it in my new edition of either Airways or Airliners magazine. Jay
46 Post contains images Barbro : It would be nuce to see CX retro-B777
47 Post contains images VirginFlyer : I'd love to see an Air NZ retrojet in the TEAL or Air New Zealand colours (note the subtle differences between the two) that the DC-8s came in: I thin
48 747400sp : TWA 1959 to 1977 twin globes, on a 777.
49 Cosec59 : How about a BA747 in BOAC colours?
50 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Airways magazine. Because Mohawk merged into (AL at the time) years before (1972?) the change to USAir took place in 1979. The Heritage series only f
51 Outlier : Yeah that was nice.
52 LPLAspotter : I'd love to see a TAP A340 painted like the old all red 707's. With four engines on both they sure would bring back memories. LPLAspotter
53 COIAH756CA : I would love to see a CO 777 in the old 707 golden jet colors..
54 VHVXB : Yes I agree. I would like to see the c/s on QF's B744
55 Tango29 : It would be great to see an Aer lingus A330 in the mainly white scheme of the late 1970`s.
56 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : Didn't really care much about these retrojet schemes but was flying out of BOS last month on US and at the gate for my flight down to LGA was the Alle
57 LPLAspotter : My first trip across the atlantic LHR-IAD was a 747 British Airways with the BOAC blue tail with the yellow speedbird - I agree it looked great and w
58 BA787 : The BA Landor and original livery. Personally I think at least one of every type of a/c serving with an airline should be in a retro design, to show t
59 Post contains images Tom12 : I agree with a few people in here, the BOAC livery on a BA 74 would be amazing Tom
60 Shamrock_747 : Some BA retrojets representing the predecessor airlines would be great, though I can't imagine any actually happening. I'd like to see: 737 (LGW) - Da
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