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Favorite TWA Livery  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3983 times:

What in your opinion was TWA's best livery of all time? I personally like all of them, but would like to know your opinions. This includes all TWA liveries from beginning to end.


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3946 times:

Anybody familiar with TWA Big grin


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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3913 times:

Yep, I am.  Wink/being sarcastic Personally I like the classic globe(s) one...with that single red lightning bolt type down the center of the fuselage, with the twin interconnecting globes on the tailfin. It's the best one because it's screams "TWA". Regards.


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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3898 times:

The Golden era of TWA

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User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3880 times:

I think their final livery was the best. Too bad it was just lipstick on a pig  Sad

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

I liked all of them, however the Globes are my nostalgic favorite. Big grin


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3105 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

Yes, indeed. While I really thought their last scheme was just great, the classic has to win, hands down.


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

LOVED the last livery...



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

I totally agree with TWFirst. Their final livery was the best of any major airline.

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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

There's just something sexxxy about that arrow cheatline though... Big grin And nice pair of globes.  Big grin


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineWhisperliner From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

I liked the last one as well as the second to the last one, from the 80's. I remember when I took them before they merged at LAX, that some of the baggage carts and things had the old logos from then, with a large red field and TWA in white. I think its kind of cooll to see traces of their old image that they didn't chang over...

User currently offlinePicarus From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Gotta go with the interlocking globes. Magnificent!

User currently offlineFreakfor747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

my favorite is the new one. It looks really cool!!!!



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User currently offlineClipper707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

This was my favorite TWA livery:


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User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3515 times:


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User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

The L1011 looked great in the new scheme!! I miss that plane!

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2039 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3459 times:
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I love them all, but especially the last one.

They will always hold a special place in my heart, the very first airline I flew, a TWE J41 from GRR-STL, and an MD-80 from STL-SEA. First time I ever flew too.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

I think that their last paint scheme was the best:


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TW



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Twin globes on a four-holer was class. That scheme on the "hot rod" was great.
The hot rod to the younger ones out there was the 880. Fastest thing around back then, until its slightly bigger brother, the 990 showed up. He was a little quicker yet. TW, of course did not fly the 990.



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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

My favorite TW liveris in order:

1. Twin Globe

2. Final

3. 50's "Connie"-era

4. 70's Red stripes



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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2039 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3377 times:
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I know this is a little off-topic, but how come TW painted the black line on the wings of their aircraft on the final c/s?

User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

I heard it had to do something with ice.


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

I liked them all, but the globes were my favorite. Anybody remember the Connies? Wasn't that livery similar to the late '70's and 80's into the early 90's- kind of a throw-back at any rate, I miss TWA! Not Forgotten! Big grin


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Hmmm, so nobody is too hot with this livery?


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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Several questions about the Red Stripes:

1. Why did TWA only outline the 'Trans World' letters of the Red Stripes scheme when the scheme was applied in the 1970's before painting them in solid red in the 1980's?

2. Why did TWA aircraft have gray engine nacelles in the 1980's but white ones in the late 80's/early 90's?

3. Why did TWA get rid of the black paint under the cockpits of their aircraft at the dawn of the 1990's?

Thank you very much for participation in this discussion so far. Very much enjoy the opinions of others Big grin



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25 Post contains images Thrust : Oops, seems as though we do have favorites for the '80's. Excuse my earlier comment
26 NDB707 : One for Thrust, The 747 and L1011 pics show my fave TWA c/s, it looks great on a B707.
27 Post contains images Iflyatldl : Thrust: A very good question. I remember the black below the cockpit on the L1011 especially and don't know why they did away with it. I did like how
28 Chicago757 : THRUST....That livery is the best one i think from the 80s and early 90s!
29 DC3CV3407AC727 : the golden globes and starstream 707s, that livery even looked good on the connie and starliner !
30 Post contains images Thrust : I am happy that you feel that way, Chicago 757. I loved all the TWA liveries. I think they can be compared to AA's livery
31 N312RC : The best TWA scheme was from the "Up Up and Away TWA" years... the first appearance of the double globe.
32 DETA737 : My favourite is the last one by far. I always thought it looked classy. It seemed to epitomize the new TWA, one that catered to the business traveler,
33 Ss278 : Twin Globes. Hands down the best ever.
34 Post contains links and images Aa757first : View Large View MediumPhoto © Don Boyd View Large View MediumPhoto © Doug Owens By FAR! AAndrew
35 Thrust : Yes: The last livery was grand, that it was. It is definently the most colorful livery I have seen lately. The double globes logo was fantastic, would
36 Milesrich : The last livery was the best for the jets. As far as the props are concerned, the classic 50's, white crown with two red stripes on the Connie's and t
37 Pilotpip : The last one was the classy exception to the current, and drab white seen on many airlines. It should be noted that there were some variations in colo
38 AirframeAS : Syncmaster~ The black stripes on the last c/s was for ice checks for M&E. The wings tend to freeze up on the bottom of the wings, expecially on the M8
39 Post contains images Boeing nut : I also liked the last one the best, but I think the tail could have had a little better design. What would have been sharp would have been to see the
40 Post contains images Usairwys757 : The last livery they had before they went under. IT was terrific!
41 DeltaRules : The last one....I really liked it & liked the colors. I thought the ones with the Rams helmets (on the last ones) were cool too. DeltaRules
42 Killerbabe : I love all the TWA livery flown so far.... Its to bad the airline went down.....
43 TriJetFan1 : I agree with Trust and Aa757first, those ones are the best....However I liked the N/C L-1011 and the early 90's colour 747-100.
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