PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1966 posts, RR: 25 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3771 times:
Given that the new UA livery sparked umteen threads and and hugely diverging opinions, what do you think makes an effective airline livery? Going back as far as you care to, what would be your all time favorite airline livery, and more importantly, WHY? If selecting a national "flag" carrier, to what degree should national character be reflected in the livery of that flag carrier? (if relevant)
I'll start it off... I think that SQ's 1970's livery was probably the most attractive all-around livery I've seen. The graceful logo to me conveyed a sense of graceful service, the sharper angle of the cheatline "cut" projected a sharp, cutting-edge company, and the navy-blue/yellow color scheme projected a crisp corporate image.
Please do not include one-time special promotions, or continue the now dreary new UA livery debate. I would like to know what elements of a livery enthusiasts, airline employees, and passengers consider relevant and/or important.
BA747400 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 428 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3706 times:
I would have to say British Airways Landor. I don't like the new livery at all...It seems too "relaxed." I think that the landor colours expressed Royalty and Class.
I have to say; I do not like how everyone is going white! It seems like every airline in the world now has a new livery with white; no personality IMHO.
Zander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Oh...it's hard to only choose one but if I just have to do that it will be Delta Air Lines widget livery. Why? At first very beautiful livery with a distinctive look. I also like that it includes black which isn't that common...
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Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
I personally would say that I like AA's three previous colorschemes a lot. Loved the astrojet livery of the 1960s and the Retro colors of the '50s. TWA's last three liveries were all spectacular. I love them as much or maybe more than AA's liveries. My two favorite airlines will always look the best to me in livery and any other form. Two glorious airlines, now one.
Spike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
Can't find it on the database by my vote goes for the now defunct Zambia Airways represented by the colours of the Zambian flag. On the 707s it looked superb. Also, Dan-Air London 727s, what a 'plane should look like. Current day - British Airways.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10 Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2890 times:
L10Fav, I like that livery on Varig. But I can swear that Varig must have mimicked Pan Am with this livery. They look far too much alike for there to be no connection. I will say this--Varig made a good choice on the livery they were going to imitate. I loved all the Pan Am liveries there ever were. No doubt Pan Am did more for the world than any other airline has ever been able to do. TWA did even more I guess than Pan Am because they established a domestic presence as strong as Pan Am's global presence, as well as nearly as strong a global presence as Pan Am...maybe as strong. Basic summary...if Pan Am and TWA had never ventured so far outside of their territory, maybe no other airline would have. But clearly, over 40 airlines are as or almost as global now.
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25 Syncmaster: I have waayyy to many to even begin to list. Absolute most favorite has got to be...ahhh I can't decide. To begin: -UA, both NC and OC -CO -DL, NNC -N