ExUSAFatc From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2079 times:
I'm a new member and I don't know if this has been discussed before, but I was wondering if there are any hard & fast rules that the individual airlines have as to displaying the mfgr's logos, and a/c type on their planes. I have been looking at photos on a.net extensively, and can't come up with a common theme. Some label all their aircraft, some - none of them, and some - intermittently.
At first, I thought it might have been when a new CEO takes over at the helm and wants to make subtle changes to mark his tenure. Then, I thought maybe it was when an airline changed color schemes, or that Boeing, Airbus, etc., coerced their customers into letting them put it on as a form of free advertising.
I know that there are many very bright and knowledgeable enthusiasts out there, as I've read your posts for the past few months, so any answers would be appreciated.
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
It seems to me the practice varies depending on the prevailing management and marketing philosophy at the airline at the time, but I've noticed that airlines from smaller and 3rd world countries seem to display these more prominently, perhaps to show they're proud to have, say, an Airbus and not a Tupolev. To me the funniest item related to the topic is how AA continues to label its aircraft as "757 LuxuryLiner," even though it's no more luxurious than anyone else's 757....
DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1852 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
DL decided with their '97 livery change that all unnecessary markings would be removed, including the ship number at the top of the tail. Employees complained that this number was used quite frequently, and was the only " unnecessary marking" to make the cut. No more Pratt & Whitney Eagles, No Boeing "Stratotype"........
It's not going to the Moon.....It's just going to California
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
I guess if AA is removing the words "757 LuxuryLiner," they might consider replacing it with "757 SardineCan" for some truth in advertising! But the trend does indicate that major airlines think passengers don't care anymore what sort of aircraft they fly on, and I am not so sure this is true. It seems to me in fact that LCCs have been able to gain public trust and acceptance by emphasizing what they fly, for example jetBlue's new A320s and such. The public may not know the difference between specific types, but I guarantee you the majority know that Boeing is the major American aerospace company and Airbus is the major European airliner maker. If people showed up for a US domestic flight and found a Tupolev, I am sure some would notice!!!