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User currently offlineFlyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 281 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 24041 times:
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I have noticed while on this website all the beautiful liveries of the world's airlines. My favorites are United, Korean Air, and BMI. Which liveries do you all love?


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User currently offlineFlykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23565 times:

Have to agree with you on Korean Air, but that would of course be a biased view! Other ones which look nice to me are Lan Chile and the new Northwest.

I have the distinct feeling someone will very shortly tell you to check how many times this topic has been covered before...

Cheers!
Phil



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User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23513 times:

Please don't take offense but I would have to say those are a few of the more plain ones. But perhaps that is your taste. In my opinion, I would say Sri Lankan and Gulf Air have probably the most striking liveries. The new Northwest is beautiful. Saw a brand new NW A330 in Amsterdam a few weeks ago and it was just gleaming. The fuselage is actually a champagne color. I think most people probably see grey but as it was a very sunny day in AMS you could clearly see that it was a champagne color. Other nice liveries are South African, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand and Lan Chile.

User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23477 times:

My favorites are the colorful Qantas liveries with the Aboriginal art.


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User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23393 times:

Are we talking standard liveries or special ones?

Saudia, Royal Jordanian, Virgin Atlantic, old Aeroflot.



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User currently offlineMarcJet66 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23364 times:

I really like Virgin Atlantic new livery. But I like classic look ones like Eva Air.
After those white bold trend I believe everybody got down to the boring side a bit, But There are the ones like United, US Airways, Korean, BMI, KLM, etc..
I think the new Northwest look it's stunning too. Simple and elegant



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User currently offlineUssherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23355 times:

Gulf Air


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Varig


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SAA


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User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23331 times:

For me:

Korean Air
KLM
Iberia
Alitalia
Emirates
Condor livery before it changed to Thomas Cook livery


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23292 times:

Some of my favorites:


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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23282 times:

Anything more beautiful than this ???:


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23275 times:

What about Air Jamaica and BWIA West Indies Airways.

I have a special liking for BWIA.. The aqua/green looks stunning.

Air Jamaica's tail is quite nice, the body has too much color.


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User currently offlineIberiaN From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23270 times:

My favourites liveries are:
New Aeroflot c/s
Iberia
Virgin Atlantic
Gulf air
and Delta Airlines



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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 904 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23218 times:

While I'm not all that sure I like Northwest's new livery, it looks awesome on their A330-300s, one of the best looking planes out there IMO. Varig's newest is also very sharp looking.

Other liveries I like are USAir, Sri Lankan, British Airways (especially on their A319s), South African and Aeroflot's newest. Hawaiian's livery on their 717s and 767s is also very nice.

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23140 times:

In addition to above, I would add:


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User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 23097 times:

Air Tahiti Nui and Sri Lankian are my favorietes

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 23035 times:


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User currently offlineSNBA319 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2003, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 22996 times:

These, amongst KLM & nwa's new liveries are also worth mentioning!



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[Edited 2003-10-30 16:31:20]

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4749 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 22916 times:

I find that the liveries that stood the test of times the best... like Iberia's.


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User currently offlineCapt.fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 22894 times:

This is the most beautiful, most creative, most spectacular color scheme to ever grace the sky! My God, just look at the tail! ... Wait, I need a Kleenex.


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Yes, I am being VERY sarcastic! This old NW livery was an insult to American aviation. YUCK x 10!


User currently offlineRB211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 22831 times:

I always thought the BA Landor livery was awesome. Especially on the 777. PeoplExpress has to be my all-time favorite.


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User currently offlineTolosy From Luxembourg, joined Oct 2003, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 22800 times:

Iberia
Northwest
South african

it look good


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 22743 times:

Here's my all-time favorite, especially on this plane:


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Class all the way.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 22702 times:

Top 5:

Regular scheme:
1) Saudi Arabian (current scheme)
2) Royal Jordanian
3) Air Tahiti Nui
4) Lan Chile
5) Singapore

Special colours:
1) Singapore Tropical Megatop
2) ATA 25 years
3) Air Canada Symphony of Voices
4) JAL 50years/Diney series
5) Delta Olympic Spirit (specially on MD11)

Old schemes:
1) Varig
2) Ethiopian
3) TWA (double globe scheme)
4) BOAC
5) SAA (first scheme)

Cheers

RS


[Edited 2003-10-30 17:45:34]


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 22660 times:

Not being picky.. but the most beautiful is definately Air Taihiti Nui


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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 998 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 22612 times:

It's not even close for me - Air Tahiti Nui are in a clas by themselves:

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25 Greek_fspilot : 1. Edelweiss Air from Switzerland!!! The most beautiful metal thing I've seen with wings!!!! 2. QANTAS (All liveries) 3. BMI new livery!!
26 Post contains links and images Kosmonaute : My picks: View Large View MediumPhoto © Carlos A. Morillo Doria View Large View MediumPhoto © Tobias Rose and finally:
27 Nudelhirsch : Swiss (white and spots of red - great) SAS (probably best color mixture, but still pretty simple) Lufthansa (nothing special, just nice) US-Airways an
28 Post contains links and images DeltaGuy : Hands down...just looks so graceful! View Large View MediumPhoto © Aaron David Mandolesi Have to hand it to ATA for their colorful and crazy logo
29 Post contains links and images Coolkenla : Air Pacific generally, but specifically their new 744, "Island of Vitu Levi": View Large View MediumPhoto © Glenn StewartView Large View MediumPh
30 ProSimTec : Without a doubt, CO from the 70's to 80's........The Proud Bird With The Golden Tail.
31 LanAlemania : My favourite ones are LanChile's, South African Airways' and Gulf Air's new liveries.
32 Post contains links and images DLMHT : I'm a big fan of Finnair's color scheme, especially on their MD-11s: View Large View MediumPhoto © Jussi Kettunen View Large View MediumPhoto &co
33 Post contains images SNBA319 : I think that as far as Cargo-liveries in concerned KLM have probably the smartest one flying around...another livery i forgot but still find very amus
34 Post contains images Shamrock_747 : The current Aer Lingus livery looks really good on their A330s. I think the Concorde adaptation of the BA Royal Chatham Dockyard livery looks very cle
35 Post contains images Cayman : Poor AC has taken lots of hard knocks in the last while, some deserved, some not...however for a Canadian it is nice to see the Maple Leaf on the tail
36 Post contains links and images SA006 : I know SAA have a great livery but how about this View Large View MediumPhoto © Skycruiser View Large View MediumPhoto © Skycruiser Qantas a
37 Post contains images N243NW : I'm a big fan of Finnair's color scheme, especially on their MD-11s I agree. Their MD-11s are simply stunning, especially the -SPs. I also think their
38 Ual747 : N243NW, What's the address of that website with the digitally enhanced pictures? UAL747
39 FlyLAX : Any Triple 7 livery. The 777 makes ANY livery look good!
40 Post contains links and images MD11Lover : My favorite livery: TAN View Large View MediumPhoto © William L.B.J. Dekker Md11
41 BlueJet : Air Greenland -creative and professional imagery on the tail, all red fuselage brings some variety to the field. TAME- The new scheme on the A320's fo
42 GSPSPOT : My top choices have to be: Iceland Air, Condor (pre-Thomas Cook), latest Delta, KLM, SAS, new NWA.
43 Futureualpilot : I like United, Continental, Delta, American, British Airways and Southwests's Canyon Blue the best. NW's new colors are awsome too!
44 Post contains images Amhilde : KLM is probably my favorite- that blue is just stunning, and i like the little "crown" on the back too. Reminds me of cookies ( presently i have a pi
45 LImamura : Special Colors: 1) ANA Pokemon (Japan Version & International Version) 2) JAL Disney 3) JAL Resocha 4) JAL Hideki Matsui 5) CX Asia's World City 6) C
46 Post contains links and images RockyRacoon : It's tough to beat Icelandair View Large View MediumPhoto © Baldur Sveinsson I love Delta's new scheme on their 757s too View Large View MediumPh
47 Post contains images LImamura : Amhilde - If you like the color blue like I also do, I am surprised that you don't have All Nippon Airways on your list. And also you left out the air
48 Post contains links and images N243NW : Ual747- The photos that I posted here came from http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos. There is another one called http://www.mikephotos.n
49 Post contains links and images VRG772 : For me, no doubt is RG livery: But that "new" livery with VARIG written very big is not as beautiful as the other ones. Unfortunately the whole fleet
50 Propilotjw : I have to say Monarch's new Livery. It is just so beautiful!
51 Post contains images Caribb : My choices [Edited 2003-10-31 03:34:22]
52 Post contains images Aa757first :
53 Post contains links Big777jet : Hi - It was so cool! It's an old fashion Delta logo. Look at this: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/search/photo_search.php?id=000003
54 Post contains images Psa53 : And from the West. Current favorites Classic Favorites-
55 Post contains links and images Scbriml : Like me, it's old but still looking good! View Large View MediumPhoto © Steve Brimley
56 Post contains images Ardian : 1) Air Jamaica (I really like it! Very colorful) 2) Dragonair (I just like dragons) 3) Cathay Pacific (elegant) 4) Air Tahiti Nui (indeed a class of i
57 Post contains images Swissgabe : SriLankan Airlines - AirLanka
58 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I agree with Ryanair; my favorites are the liveries that have stood the test of time. To that end, I offer honorable mention to Air India (OK, people
59 Post contains images Rducky : I like them all, each airline livery catch my eye I really can't think of one that I don't like!! Robert
60 Mxp : For me lan Chile and air Tahiti nui and all others belonging to airbus 330/340 my favorite airplanes
61 Post contains links and images Nfield : The most beautiful livery lives on the most beautiful aircraft - nuff said View Large View MediumPhoto © Rez Manzoori
62 Post contains links and images Ar385 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Wilkes Enough said AR385
63 Post contains images Expressjetphx : I really can't explain it, but I used to hate the new WN livery. Now, after a while, it's seeming to grow on me. Some others are: US Airways Old and N
64 Post contains links and images Iberia340600 : Thats what I call a beautiful livery!! You can see it from miles away high up in the sky! View Large View MediumPhoto © Manuel Marin - IBERIAN SP
65 Post contains links and images Propilotjw : Monarch Rules! View Large View MediumPhoto © John Higgins View Large View MediumPhoto © Matthew Willmott-Sharp
66 Post contains links and images Panther : oooowww!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Craig Murray View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui aaa
67 AA623BDLSJU : All oneworld Alliance carriers: 1. Aer Lingus 2. American Airlines (timeless) 3. British Airways (world tails) 4. Cathay Pacific 5. Finnair 6. Iberia
68 JFK747SP : This one's easy. The Pan American 707. Honorable mentions: Avianca 747 (1970's) TransAmerican 747 (Early 1980's) Air California 737 (Early 1970's)
69 Post contains links and images Olympus69 : Counting only colour schemes I have actually seen - Royal Jordanian tops my list. View Large View MediumPhoto © John Kelley
70 Mike77 : AIR JAMAICA and BMI are absolutely stunning! No doubt about it that these are my top two favorites! I also love DELTA and BRITISH AIRWAYS, which would
71 Post contains images Aeromexico757 : Passenger Airlines: 1.-SAS 2.-AeroMexico 3.-Lan Chile Cargo Airlines: 1.- JAL 2.- Mas Air Cargo (old c/s) 3.- Uzbekistan Cargo Bizjets 1.- Omniflys BB
72 Post contains links and images SPLOBKrakow : Beauty= LOT View Large View MediumPhoto © Grant Feggi View Large View MediumPhoto © Felix Sieder
73 Post contains images EmiratesA345 : I was just about to say it. I was surprised one of the Polish connection still hadn't mentioned LOT Polish Airlines as being beautiful, but then SPLOB
74 MIAMIx707 : Ok this is my list: First, the only recently changed liveries that did not dissapoint me: -TAME - perfect livery..gorgeous on the 727 (old c/s also gr
75 MIAMIx707 : another 2 interesting schemes that comes to mind: Air Panama, Faucett ..and 3 nice UK liveries nobody mentioned: -Britannia (old c/s) -Air 2000 (late
76 Post contains images Mexicana757 : Mexicana is the most beautiful of all. My two other favorite
77 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : lol ok let me add one more to my favorites: Mexicana! (early 90's scheme of course).. not the one mexicana represented above, besides I would have put
78 Post contains images Aviatortj : Need I say more.
79 Post contains links and images NWA330Tony : here are my favs right here! View Large View MediumPhoto © Nicolas Kersting View Large View MediumPhoto © Lee Collins
80 Post contains links and images SNBA319 : these two aircraft i forgot as well. this A345 looks very nice, and the Delsey VG was in fact very impressive on the A332! Livery made by the same com
81 Joleb : the best livery in the world is the Tropical one from Singapore Airlines its just magnificent
82 JeckPDX : Favorites: Old and new Northwest America West Continental Newest TWA Old British Airways SAS South African ATA Hawaiian US Airways Least Favorites: Ai
83 Matt27 : Favorites: 1. Air New Zealand 2. Scandinavian (SAS) 3. Virgin Atlantic 4. Icelandair 5. KLM
84 SingaporeFA : I always loved NW`s livery..whether the old or the new ones.And with a name like Northwest Orient..it just brings back memories when flying was glamou
85 NAVEGA : MEXICANA...very clean, bright, Mexican BMI...very clean, bright Lan Chile....very clean, bright, eye catching. These are my favourites. Soon to see th
86 Post contains images CVG777 : CVG777
87 Post contains images DC-10 Levo : I think that Virgin's livery is excellent, and I really like Delta's scheme: DC-10
88 COAB767 : My favorite airline livery is Continental.
89 Post contains images Planesarecool : I have way to many! In no particular order Air 2000: Monarch: Ryanair: Others are: Air Tahiti Nui BWIA Air Jamaica Sri Lankan Gulf Air (old and new) V
90 Post contains links and images SESGDL : Delta and American. View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephen Poynton View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang
91 Mdutch : photoid:385938 for me says it all
92 ANstar : I reckon BMI's new livery is up there. As far as worst goes, I'd have to say Virgin Blue's new start up 'Pacific Blue'
93 Post contains links and images Psa53 : For Mdutch: View Large View MediumPhoto © Aric Thalman Nice Picture!
94 Post contains images PIA777 : I would say PIA's
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