Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 744 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
Oh, I totally LOVE the JAS rainbow colors on the MD-90s and the JAS 777s. It's a shame that I will no longer be able to see anymore of those fantastic paint schemes soon. I took some digital photos and I'm working on cleaning them up for airliners.net. Not sure if they will take them.
As for other airlines...
The Delta Airlines scheme (before the intermediate and the now current colors) totally rocked. There was nothing better that you could paint a 727 or 737-200 with. I got a model of DL's 727-200 on my desk in that paint scheme. Totally beautiful!!!
It was also the color that (in my opinion) brought out the best lines of the DC-8 series aircraft.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9600 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
Here the new schemes are allright, but the old ones were even better:
British Airways (old Landor vs. UK flag)
Northwest (old Bowlingshoe vs. nwa)
El Al (old bold blue vs. gift-wrap-bands)
And here the new one is just bad compared to the old:
Egyptair (old red/gold against bluetail)
old green JMC vs. Thomas Cook
old yellow Condor vs. Thomas Cook
ATA American Trans Air (old Palmtree vs. gold-band, but that is also because they switched from the cute Tristar to the ugly 757-300)
And the worst change that comes to my mind:
World Airways (old red/gold vs. white/black)