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LY 744 W/o LY Title?  
User currently offlineShlomoz From Israel, joined Jun 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

While boarding my flight last night in TLV, I noticed one of LY's 744's had the "El Al" title missing from the sides of the ac and the "Shield of David" missing from the tail. The plane still had the blue-gray swirly stripes, which IMHO still ID's it as an LY plane - so why would they get rid of the titles? I'm sure it was a 744 (though couldn't make out the reg). Did they get a new 744? What gives?

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User currently offlineTodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

I was also surprised to see a photo on A.net of a 744 without the titles and the star......
It's the first time I see this with the new livery.



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With the old livery, the titles and the Israeli flag were removed when the planes were not flying El Al flights but were for instance operating for Arkia; since the introduction of the new livery, however, there were El Al planes seen flying even on Saturdays with the "whole" livery (although they were obviously not operating El Al flights...).
So I ignore the reason, but what you saw was for sure a 744 since no 742 has been painted in the new livery.




I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

4X-ECB, a 777-200 is also in this "no-titles-no-tail-logo" livery:



Photo Copyright AJ Smith

Michael



User currently offlineTodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2806 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Like this, the new livery is totally ridiculous.....




I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

The reason (as much as i know) is because
this two planes are flying "SUN-DOR" charter flights over the weekends.



cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Nope, I dont think it's due to Sun'Dor, LY have operated Sun'Dor charters before with their usual scheme, I have also seen an old cls EL AL 742 with titles and star removed

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineAlberto Riva From United States of America, joined May 2002, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Could it be that the titles are removed because of security concerns? In other words: if Israeli planes are less recognizable as such, they are less likely to be attacked. And we know that unfortunately they are indeed the targets of terrorist attacks, like the Arkia 757 that had SAMs fired at it in Kenya.

Just an idea right off the bat. Does anybody know for sure?


User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

nope..
it couldn't be.

the LY livery is just as recognizable this way.

the 742's were flying this way when they were flying cargo (Saturdays..)
and usually only the comby's or freighters. (AXH, AXG (crashed 1992) AXF etc.)

an EL AL 772 captain told me it's for the sun dor ops today.

-Danny.



cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
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