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Topic: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: c5load
Posted 2010-12-17 13:25:32 and read 16351 times.

This 743 for Orient Thai has the British Airways tail color scheme. Wouldn't this be considered illegal to have the same colors as another airline?



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Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: dangould2000
Posted 2010-12-17 13:31:10 and read 16299 times.

hardly, the full scheme is nowhere near close to being like BA c/s

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: Mexicana757
Posted 2010-12-17 13:32:14 and read 16281 times.

The Orient Thai 743 has the flag of Thailand on their tail. And as you can see both tails are different, they don't look alike.

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: BA319-131
Posted 2010-12-17 13:33:37 and read 16279 times.

Quoting c5load (Thread starter):
This 743 for Orient Thai has the British Airways tail color scheme

- I kind of get what you say, but take another look, it's diffrerent enough that most won't be confused between the two.

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: spacecadet
Posted 2010-12-17 20:15:57 and read 15471 times.

It's just part of Orient Thai's "World Tails" program  

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: speedbird9
Posted 2010-12-18 02:19:06 and read 14426 times.

Quoting dangould2000 (Reply 1):
hardly, the full scheme is nowhere near close to being like BA c/s

I do see where he is coming from the first time I saw a an Orient Thai aircraft I mistoke it for a BA 743 in a kinda hybrid c/s

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: RubberJungle
Posted 2010-12-18 02:54:23 and read 13944 times.

Less of a rip-off, I'd suggest, than a certain other airline:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ows-off-near-identical-livery.html

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: AirbusA6
Posted 2010-12-18 03:12:34 and read 13641 times.

At a distance, you can almost imagine that the Orient Thai 743 has a kind of speedbird near the front  

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: Doona
Posted 2010-12-18 04:12:46 and read 12858 times.

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 6):
Less of a rip-off, I'd suggest,

I'd say it hard to call it a rip-off at all, considering that it the freaking flag of Thailand.

Cheers
Mats

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: MIAspotter
Posted 2010-12-18 05:05:50 and read 12191 times.

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 6):
Less of a rip-off, I'd suggest, than a certain other airline

OMG! total ripoff! they didn't even tried to make it slightly different! just the bird on the tail being smaller... maybe this Paraguayan Airline hired a Chinese Image Company... Lingdor maybe? (Landor) 

MIAspotter.

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: eldanno
Posted 2010-12-18 06:59:16 and read 10642 times.

No eyebrows on the Paraguayan 732s either...

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: malaysia
Posted 2010-12-18 09:12:20 and read 8559 times.

And I remember how they painted the tail on some of those OX 747s, they used bamboo scaffoldings and just painted it outside on the cargo apron at Don Muang with paint rollers.

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: homsar
Posted 2010-12-18 09:49:43 and read 7965 times.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
- I kind of get what you say, but take another look, it's diffrerent enough that most won't be confused between the two.

I guess it depends on your definition of "most."

I'd guess that most folks (being your general public, not aviation buffs) wouldn't even notice the tails or how they're painted.

Of those that do, it is really easy to see one tail and confuse it with the other. It's really only when you see the two side-by-side that you can easily spot the differences. Folks who don't know what the Thai flag looks like would probably be even more confused.

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: PillowTester
Posted 2010-12-18 10:24:59 and read 7364 times.

Being vaguely similar does not make it "the same."

Topic: RE: Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?
Username: gunsontheroof
Posted 2010-12-18 13:34:46 and read 4663 times.

Quoting homsar (Reply 12):
I guess it depends on your definition of "most."

I'd guess that most folks (being your general public, not aviation buffs) wouldn't even notice the tails or how they're painted.

Of those that do, it is really easy to see one tail and confuse it with the other. It's really only when you see the two side-by-side that you can easily spot the differences. Folks who don't know what the Thai flag looks like would probably be even more confused.

I strongly suspect that the vast majority of the flying public would be unable to identify the BA livery OR the flag of Thailand if asked to do so. As others have stated, the similarity between the two isn't that strong. The case of Gulf Air v.s. Paraguay however...


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