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Window Cheat Line Liveries: Comeback Or Not?  
User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

The trend of bowed lines in livery-world is very good and nice (look at BMI, Monarch, PIA, EL AL, Gulf Air and for example defunct VG Airlines). Next to this trend there are many ugly liveries nowedays. Should it not be time again for the comeback of the window cheatline? I think it's time but it have to be smartly done like the former UPS-livery. Many Russian/CIS airlines have still a cheatline; they look oldfashioned. But this UPS...it's nice and modern because of it's simplicity and right colour combination. Pitty they trashed it. What do you think? How would Air France look like with a smart cheatline or Luxair again (they trashed their cheatline recently). It breaks the "Euro-white"-trend.


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

This is what AF would look like.... :


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The "test" of an additional grey cheatline was conducted after the merging with UTA in 1992 on some a/c (B744, B732, B762 ) but was not finally adopted.


User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Hmmm, interesting. Strange additional grey colour. Despite the grey bellies the cheatline looks nice at the 737 and 767. On the 747 it is a bit too fat. Again, interesting!

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3230 times:
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Isn't it ironic that the operator who's window cheatline you like the best uses aircraft with no windows?


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineAhsanf28 From Bangladesh, joined Mar 2002, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3124 times:

Good observation and sense of humor, Andz. As far as the topic is concerned I am big fan of cheatline liveries and would really love to see the concept coming back. Airliners look very smart and classy in cheatline liveries.

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User currently offlineAirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

It needs some little more time and the window cheatline will certainly return.

Regards,
Air Orange

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User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

"Next to this trend there are many ugly liveries nowedays."

I agree completely. Just about all the newer liveries today (barring a few exceptions) are mostly white with a dash of paint here and a dash there- lacking any imagination whatsoever. Is there some sort of "paint crisis" going on that the rest of us don't know about?
The cheatline was classic, and I agree with AirOrange, it's only a matter of time before they make a comeback.


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User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

The TG cheatline is ok - the rest are better off without it, IMHO

User currently offlineVHTAE From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Bring this one back!

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User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Here's a blast from the past!


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2668 times:
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how about a cheatline and "eyeshadow" ?


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[Edited 2004-03-02 18:12:12]


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

I love cheat lines all though I would say that some of them were a bit boring. Nonetheless, anything looks better than the all white jobs on many airliners today.

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One of the all time great cheat lines. A timeless color scheme.


User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

TAME is suffering an identity crisis as they are changing their livery over and over. I think it are the horrible "fat parrot" brand symbol (logo) and typography that hurt the airline over and over. Their basic colourschemes are pretty good. Especially their window cheat line version and their latest eye-brow livery. It's an airline with guts but they need to upgrade their logo.

The SAA eye brow livery looks good too!


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User currently offlineSU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Would love to see them back,


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User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

That pervious Egypt Air is better than the current one!

User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

My 'wife' categoricaly told me that aeroplanes are white. Cheatlines were the brand.

User currently offlineAirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2220 times:

Stacking to what they have for decades:

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New, one of the latest:

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