N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 7988 posts, RR: 27 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
I loved the old colors, but these ones are just cut rate. They violate so many "colorscheme guidlines." I mean, what the hell is with the cheatline starting in the middle of the tail? And who puts completely mismatched engines on like that? If the cheatline started a the APU below the tail and merely swept under (rather than curling back up) then the livery would be decent, but it really looks like some second rate travel agency's leased junker rather than a new 737 for a major airline.
CMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 402 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2994 times:
At least United has colors that match and go with eachother. Blue blue and blue. Come on AirTran, light teal tail, dark teal belly, red stripe out of nowhere, darker bright blue above the red stripe out of nowhere, bright blue engines that match nothing even more than everything else doesn't match anything, and to top it off, black on the nose. Sheeesh.
FL1TPA From United States of America, joined May 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2978 times:
I'm a bit queasy about these colors myself. I can only hope that, as someone stated in a different thread, the look is better in person. Maybe that would help with the perceived color variations between engines and stripe, tail and belly, etc. I really don't think they used seperate colors for those areas.
Please, please let it look better in person.
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffin' glue."
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
If they wanted to make a change, here's what they should have done:
1. Keep the tail and engines teal, make a portion of the belly teal, make the rest of the fuselage tan, put the red and blue stripe as a separation between the tan and teal, and either keep the blue titles or maybe go with a teal lettering.
(I'm working on a version of this one, hopefully I'll have it done tomorrow evening after I get home from work)
2. Make the entire fuselage tan, and keep the tail and nacelles teal.
(If I have a chance this weekend, I'll attempt this one as well.)
As for the website address, if they would have used a different font, it might look less out of place.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4402 posts, RR: 38 Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2767 times:
Your ideas sound good, SRBmod. OUBoy's idea of "Back to the Future" is good too, I would just suggest keeping the A on the tail instead of the sun-logo. With a blue belly, then the blue engines would work.
Another possiblity...have the teal sweep down the fuselage in line with the front upper tail line, with the blue and red cheatline starting there, rounding off to parallel about three feet below the windows, and going to the nose. Then change the engines to teal to match the teal belly.
AirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3639 posts, RR: 12 Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
The Official AirTran Response for the New Livery
......The design for the new livery was chosen to create a more contemporary look for the airline while not getting away from our roots and corporate colors. You’ll notice the tan has been changed to white to freshen the design, while the tail design has the consistency of the teal with the AirTran Airways “a” incorporated, and the red and blue stripes now appear along the side of the aircraft. All of the 737s will roll out with the new livery, and the 717 will be changed as they are going through their normal c-checks.
[Edited 2004-06-04 12:23:51]
Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
25 Mike77: I don't understand what is so hideous about the "new" AirTran livery. I think it looks gorgeous! The bottom stripe matches the color on the tail and t
26 AirTran737: Imagine how those blue engines will match against the green tail on the 717. Yuck!
27 Tommy767: Never was a HUGE fan of the FL livery to begin with, but it did look very clean. Now, the new color scheme makes FL look very cheap. FL....rethink tha
28 Wilax: Gross!!!! The tail and the engines simply do not match the fuselage. It looks like some sort of hybrid, mid-merger, not-enough-time-to-finish deal. On
29 Aviaction: I am lost for words. After reading "The Official AirTran Response for the New Livery" (as posted by AirTran737), I have to assume that the good AirTra
30 PHLapproach: I got to thinking, and in my experience. I believe that FL WILL NOT refinish their 717's in the new livery. I think most people have not noticed that
31 Hawaiian717: The AirTran quote above states that the new livery will be applied to the 717s. The previous livery was applied to AirTran's old 737-200s... View Larg
32 Northwest717: There is something about it that just rubs me the wrong way! ::::::Shudder::::: Anyways, it just doesn't look right, something doesn't match up! I thi
33 Nwacrew: I'm in agreement with those who think the new colors are just WRONG.
34 4jaded: FUGLY! thats all there is to say about it...It looks like a color blind fool with a few cans of paint had an afternoon adventure with his/her kinderga
35 Greg: Someone made a great point above: While it may work (slightly) on the 73G's. That blue colour next to the green tail on the 717's is going to look lik
36 Ord: "So no worries the 717's will not be refinished in that modified livery. It Just won't work!" Did you not read the previous posts? From AirTran737 abo
37 JGPH1A: Euwuwuww - not beautiful. The teal is good, the 'a' is good, lose the wiggly stripes, make the titles billboard, keep the rear fuselage how it is on t