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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

My idea of my worst nightmare. All star alliance planes going into that one colour scheme. They seem to be becoming incresingly popular!!! What are other peoples views on this subject???
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their beautiful scheme but instaed...


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

My idea of my worst nightmare. All star alliance planes going into that one colour scheme.

Its a very very communist thought !!

Anyway jokes aside, I do not think that they are going to standardize on livery. They might have an aircraft or two in their fleet painted in that rather unimaginative scheme but they would surely stop short of painting all their planes in a single color scheme and lose their individual identities.

I am reminded about the definition of airline alliances which goes something like "Its a set of airlines who hate another set of airlines more than they hate each other". This being the ultimate truth, I do not see individual carriers giving up their individual identities no matter how compelling the alliance circumstances are to have one common color scheme.

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User currently offlineMotech722 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 211 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

The new Star Alliance scheme definitely adds conformity to the "fleet", but at the same time, I liked the other schemes too.

The first scheme, with the founding airlines, was great. I loved seeing A340s and B767s painted in the multi-airline schemes. It would be cool to see this scheme adapted with all the airlines in Star today, though it would be pretty messy to squeeze all the liveries together, so I can understand why they don't.


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Then, the secondary scheme was really cool too, with each airline having a block down the fuselage of the plane. This scheme at least added some color to the planes. It's too bad that they couldn't stay with this scheme.


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This most recent scheme is somewhat drab. However, it does give the Star Alliance a professional-looking appearance, which says something good about the alliance.


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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

It's a flying billboard for the alliance. No airlines are moving to the Star colours.

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

i know it won't happen it woz just an idea!!!
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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

So who hasn't got one?

All Nippon Airways
Austrian (with new corporate scheme)
Tyrolean / Austraian Arrows (but I suppose is part of Austrian Airlines Group)
Lauda (ditto)
Singapore Airlines (problems with mingling it seems)
United Airlines?
Air New Zealand (hopefully not a sign of things to come)
US Airways (new)
LOT (not even in Star Alliance yet but they have stickers on the front on some)
Mexicana
SAS
VARIG (money problems)



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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
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UA have a 763 in the original scheme.

MX have a 757 in the 2nd scheme.

SK used to have a 763 in the original scheme.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Generally, it has been one or two aircraft in each fleet that has been painted.

The problem is that Star is now on its third "livery" so there is not much consistency among the members with examples still flying in all 3 versions.




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