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Will AirTran's 737s Have A New Look?  
User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Will AirTran use the delivery this summer of its first 73Gs to launch a new livery? If the company were going to revise their current scheme, it would seem an opportune time to do so. Granted, the current scheme is fairly young, in airline years...

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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

The scheme has been around for a minute amount of time, even compared to DL  Laugh out loud. It wouldn't actually be a smart business decision, IMHO. AirTran has finally built up a great reputation for the folks in ATL. New planes, great service, and low fares.
Their current tan & green scheme, with the "a" on the tail, may not excite spotters, but it definitely it recognizable to businesses and such- definitely something that any company wants. Also, they just painted a bunch of ex- TWA and ex- Hawaiian (HA?) 717's into their current scheme.
Joe Leonard would be stupid to introduce a new scheme for AirTran, while the airline is at the height of it's popularity (so far).


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I think Flyer732 will able know about of those new aircraft into the this year of 2004. It would not able fly into the west coast anytime soon and it will able do it for next year of 2005.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8366 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

New livery? Why? Theirs is new and up to date. It's a very new livery and style compared to Continental, American, or Delta for example.


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Current livery is just fine. if it aint broke, dont fix it.




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User currently offlineAkjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Anyone else notice how quick the current paint jobs on the 717s is fading... the Tan is turning to an off white/peach... what's the reason behind this? Cheap paint job?

:: giggles :: gotta save money somewhere? I can't talk we have enough planes with paint problems as is...

-Philzymco



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

If you haven't noticed. Colors fade. Braniff's did too. They had to repaint them often. That is why many airlines are going for Eurowhite. Less time between paints, but they still need to wash them more frequently. FL uses Tan which fades just as quick as.. say.. Blue. So, if FL were to go to white, they would not appear to be faded as much.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5944 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

I have to disagree, BR715. Southwest used tan (even a darker shade, where fading would be more noticeable) until recently. It was, at the time, nothing for Southwest to get 10 years out of a paintjob on their planes.

I think a lot of Airtran's problem is that it is off-white to begin with; in certain light conditions, it looks faded. But most of the time, it's not really faded.

R


User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1368 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

We all have our wishful thinking, but I don't think it'll happen. We've sat around at work saying "wouldn't it be cool if..." many nights. I think the most recent one we discussed was "wouldn't it be cool if we reversed the teal and the tan, and made the 'A' blue..."

But again, I don't see this as something that we should expect. Especially since the ATL station manager, and a few other people in ATL have 737-700 models in their office in the current scheme.


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2039 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
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Have you ever seen the nice organizational chart many people have drawn about something being broke or not, and what to do? If not, see if you can find one.  Big thumbs up

I'm sure your getting my drift here....


User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2745 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

I hope they change it. It has to be one of the most hideous liveries out there at the moment. I mean, tan and teal?! Come on! With a bright blue and red trim? It looks like it fell out of 1978 and threw up on itself as it landed. A horrible scheme.

Great airline, just such a pity about the colours. and what kind of name in 'Air Tran' anyway? What does it actually mean? then again, what does Jet Blue mean? Does it signify anything at all?


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

'AirTran' is short for Air Transportation. Yes, it really is. Cheap, reliable, and safe. Just what we offer....

...despite a hideous paint scheme.

Travis


User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2489 times:
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Despite all of this, a livery has very-near-zero impact on consumer choice. Peeling paint? Perhaps... But if old-looking liveries mean empty planes, explain that to American now or Delta a few years ago.

User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

I doubt AirTran will change livery. There is no reason to do so.

I agree that consumer choice is not impacted too heavily by the livery. But I think sometimes the livery does something to the corporate culture. I am basically thinking about NW. With the new paint job it seems to portray a technology savvy-smart image versus the old style-conservative bowling shoe look.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

It is actually one of the more appealing liveries in the world of Eurowhite, and this is just my opinion. even Valujet had a little Eurowhite, but cut it short towards the tail when they added a little blue with a yellow stripe, and a careless cartoon on the side.

TRAVATL, and Flyer732. I have heard this from others, and I would like you to set me straight if I am wrong, but is it true that if you looked at the DC9s in the right way, you could still see the critter? Personally I think it is B.S. because they had to take the other paint off before they could re-paint them... or did they? I actually believed this at one point until I never saw it no matter which way the sun was shining.

I can, however, remember flying an FL DC9, and I could see the Critter Shadow on the faded bulkhead where the critter logo used to be.


User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Let's hope NOT!!!!! Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Yes, they will have a new look, inside.
There will be 3 x 3 seating in Coach !  Smile


Jay


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

It's a boring livery, but it helped to eliminate whatever lingering associations people had with ValuJet and the new fleet and reliable service make AirTran a winner.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineMidway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

I think the livery is unique and so is my airline, its here to stay for many years to come ugly or not. It reminds me of Florida which brings in a large portion to the revenues system wide, not to say the headquarters being at MCO. To add to the new look of the interior, the B737's will also feature all leather seating (Biz/coach) and the new XM radio to boot. Several efforts are also underway right now to keep the new aircraft cleaner and interiors in better shape over the long-run.


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

No, I heard they are going with 2 X 3 seating in the 737s to make it compatible with their 717. They like the idea of passengers getting either Window or Aisle in most cases.

Just kidding folks.

User currently offlineMidway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Hey, like that idea if it wouldn't kill the revenues Smile


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User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

am i the only one who likes the livery... its very cool to me. I like airtran.


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