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Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times  
User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9427 times:

Hi people,

corporate IDs are pretty fast changing these days and are an integral and highly important part of an airline's marketing strategy.
They represent the airline like nothing else does and are THE one sign a customer has in mind when recognizing an airline, obviously so important that Aeroflot decided to keep its old logo from soviet times on the new livery...

Now here goes my question:

What airline logo would you chose as THE most outstanding one of all times?
I am NOT talking about liveries here, just the logo representing an airline.

For me it would have to be the Blue Ball:


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It's just the classiest and most recognized brand of any airline ever, in fact it was said to be the second most recognized brand after Coca-Cola...

However, I have always liked the (now old) Northwest logo, that is a very clever combination that they did there with the N and W pointing north west.


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I'll be waiting for your favorites!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzyPA





Pan Am - The World's Most Experienced Airline.
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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9332 times:

Best Logo (and paint) is Northwest all the way! BTW, not the new silver sheme, the red and gray one.


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3104 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9279 times:

My sentimental favorite (being a native of the Gulf Coast) is still the original National's Sun King livery. Gorgeous!!


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9209 times:

1) NW (now old) logo
2) Continental
3) TWA's double globe logo



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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9183 times:

TWA's double globe logo
Delta's widget
CO's planet thing(for lack of better word)



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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9165 times:

I've got quite a few favourites:

Futura
Monarch (new)
BA
BA (old)
Britannia (old)
Aer Lingus

Josh

[Edited 2003-11-10 18:36:09]

User currently offlineGreek_fspilot From Greece, joined Jun 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9125 times:

E D E L W E I S S

The most beautiful!!!!

If you see a plane of that airline at an airport between many planes, you will just focus on the one with the flower on the red tail!!

Best regards!!


User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8992 times:

What's the best logo? The whole
aircraft. PSA


Both in flat and gloss at LGB and SAN.


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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2039 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8938 times:
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Copa Airlines (almost looks better then there 49% parent!)
Of course Continental

I LOVE the cut-off United Logo in blue! LOVE!


User currently offlineAATriple7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8889 times:

The current America West logo, it really represents the west.


USAF
User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8876 times:

For me its without a doubt : LH !!! The Kranich is magic !

User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8862 times:

For me it is:



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User currently offlineCO777-200ER From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8803 times:

For me it would have to be my hometown airline:

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Midwest Airlines


User currently offlineBosugadl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8783 times:

I love seeing the little guys flying around...always wanted to fly to the Vineyard and not take the ferry for once in my life

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User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2297 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8736 times:

Ok, you'll all know I am biased on this one by my username. But oh how I do miss that majestic green tail on QQ's 80s!


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User currently onlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3047 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8708 times:

These are my favorite airline logos. 1.MX, 2.AM, 3. TWA double globe 4. United

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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1010 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8612 times:
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User currently offlineMD11Lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8550 times:

My favourite logo: Linhas Aereas de Mocambique


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Second favourite: Swissair


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User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8512 times:

Even though I fly for Northwest, I vote for Pan Am's INSTANTLY recognizable blue globe.

User currently offlineAloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2372 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8484 times:

I think Hawaiian Airlines "Pualani" (original & updated) are great:

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Also, Aloha's Bird of Paradise from the 60s that they brought back int he 90s is really cool:

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Aloha!



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User currently offlinePlugger From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8480 times:

National Airlines' 'Sun King' was a classic as was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe'. The very old TWA Globe was not beautiful universally recognized. I liked the old BA Union Jack much better than any subsequent design efforts, it was very stylish and beautiful and "classy". Braniff International's entire plane was its logo, especially the beautiful 747sp Orange Pumpkin.

Currently I like Dragonair's Dragon and China Airlines' Orchid.


User currently offlineN2111J From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8409 times:

The airline that I grew up with in the late 60's. Although they disappeared in 1972, the class and the style remain unmatched.


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User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8384 times:

Condor! I especially like the blue on yellow tail logo. I am so sad to see it become Thomas Cook.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8328 times:

Malaysia Airline is my numero uno!
Classic, will never go out of date.....
!!period!!
Hejdå
Michael/SE

(dont like SAS livery:dirty white and
WTH isn´t the whole engine red?) Angry



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User currently offlineDaV From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 669 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8234 times:

Quite long list!


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the good old one:

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Two monologues do not make a dialogue
25 Skymileman : I am quite surprised that nobody has yet mentioned the Delta "Widget." It appears on the paint job that many people have claimed as their favourite. I
26 Post contains images Ardian : Why? Because they simply give a real statement about the country of origin
27 Post contains links and images AJ : The Ansett 'Shooting Stars' logo (well ahead of it's time) View Large View MediumPhoto © George Canciani ...and the continuity of the Qantas Kang
28 Post contains links and images Tommy767 : 1. American View Large View MediumPhoto © Jason Taperell 2. Pan Am View Large View MediumPhoto © Don Boyd 3. Delta (widget) View Large View
29 Post contains images BH346 :
30 Post contains links and images AirxLiban : For me, nothing does it like the Cedar on the MEA tail. Simply beautiful. Orgasmic really. View Large View MediumPhoto © Kamal Safa View Large Vi
31 LV-ARG : I actualy have te PanAm logo on my MSN display picture
32 Ar385 : Greek_fspilot Or to one who blew an engine at 22,0000ft in MIA AR385
33 Post contains images Fly727 : I'll keep my list short: RM
34 Post contains links and images F9Widebody : View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank Schaefer Regards, F9W
35 9V-SPJ : I think that Cathay's is wondeful. Their B744s look very stylish! 9V-SPJ
36 Post contains links and images Cash777 : I think one of the best Airline logo was the multi-colored "N" on the ex-national airlines. View Large View MediumPhoto © Diane L. Cutright
37 Post contains links and images Aa757first : 1. Of course the classic: View Large View MediumPhoto © Joe Statz TWA 80's logo in a close second. http://www.aerosite.net/logos63.htm (It's the
38 Post contains links and images Qexonial : Good day, Definitely Qantas. The Kangaroo really is a very popular and widely known figure of th Australians. You just look at the logo and "snap", yo
39 Post contains links and images TWAL1011 : 1. Northwest Orient - swirly tail thing in a circle - purely sentimental for me View Large View MediumPhoto © Willam W. Sierra 2. Aer Lingus - 19
40 Post contains links and images Superfly : View Large View MediumPhoto © Doug Bull
41 Kosmonaute : Cathay Pacific's brushstroke, hands down. Not just the bird on the tail, but the fact that they've built their entire corporate and commercial identit
42 Prinair : Eastern's falcon logo was very popular too...but number one should be the Pan Am globe.
43 Jeffrey1970 : I liked Hughes Airwest with there Batman planes God bless through Jesus, Jeff
44 Kevin752 : I choose Lufthansa, United and American.
45 Tiger119 : TWA Double Globes, Pan Am's Blue Globe and AA with the eagle between the As. I also liked the Ozark birds.
46 Kingsford : Without a doubt the ruling logo must be Singapore Airlines for easy recognition and consistency. Others I would put up there are Qantas and Thai AW !
47 Post contains links and images SNBA319 : My favourite from the past View Large View MediumPhoto © Alan Tsui
48 Royal330 : For me the best are: 1. PanAm 2. Qantas 3. Canadian 4. Virgin Atlantic 5. bmi
49 Post contains links and images AA7573E : Don't think anyone has put this one up yet View Large View MediumPhoto © AirNikon[Edited 2003-11-11 14:56:37]
50 Post contains links and images Dtwclipper : This has always been one of the best! View Large View MediumPhoto © Mel Lawrence
51 Post contains links and images Dtwclipper : But this one has the most sentimental value for me. View Large View MediumPhoto © Robert M. Campbell
52 Post contains links and images FLYSSC : This is a great picture, very moving : Two of the best a/c ever... View Large View MediumPhoto © BRUNELLE David The Air France historical logo :
53 Post contains images StarFlyer : Very surprised nobody came up with Air New Zealand's logo! I just love how it changes from blue to green (teal) and the koru is obviously representing
54 Jsnww81 : Without a doubt, Texas International's "Lone Star" scheme (1972-1981) and the original Continental "meatball" (1968-1986). After the Frontier and Peop
55 VCE : Without any doubt Alitalia and American Airlines.
56 Post contains links and images Krisair747 : Without a doubt KA- DRAGONAIR!!!! EVAAIR isn't bad either!! View Large View MediumPhoto © K.H. Ng Fly COMAIR JETS!!!!!!
57 JayDavis : I'd have to say Muse Air's scheme was quite classy and elegant. First non-smoking airline, also! Jay
58 Post contains links and images RayChuang : Here's my all-time favorite: View Large View MediumPhoto © Lee Cheng Beautiful and definitely class all the way.
59 Post contains links and images DC-10 Levo : I really like the VS logo: View Large View MediumPhoto © Colin K. Work And the BA logo: View Large View MediumPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelst
60 Post contains images TS : Hello guys, what about Alaska Airlines. The smiling man is nice to look at. The typography is dynamic & evokes thoughts of Alaska's ice & snow. Other
61 Post contains images AA777 : #1- AA --- Nothing beats the AA and the eagle #2- BA #3- Qantas- the "roo" on the tail is very original, unique to Australia. #4- MEA's Cedar of Leba
62 Usairwys757 : Ill go with, LH, QF, US, and AC. All of those are fun and not boring to look at, Especially love the QF logo. Cheers!
63 Post contains links and images Korg747 : I like the HOROSS sign. View Large View MediumPhoto © Jeamourra Franck
64 Post contains links and images Gamps : I think the "Centaur" of Air India is also a cool one. Pretty forward looking logo when you consider it was designed in 1948 (according to their websi
65 Post contains links and images Lan_Fanatic : Now if we talk about tail designs... View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS! View Large View MediumPhoto © Justin Cederho
66 Post contains links and images LHR001 : ASIA View Large View MediumPhoto © CPH Aviation Korean Airlines View Large View MediumPhoto © TTT Singapore Airlines View Large View MediumP
67 Philaboy : QANTAS The white kangaroo in the red tail is a logo that you can look at, and tell what country that is from. The kangaroo says "AUSTRALIA" USAirways
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