Boeing777/747 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.
Ahsanf28 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.
RonE 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.
Boeing777/747 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.