Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6109 times:
I totally agree with you Amirs. The current El Al livery is one of the greatest in the world today. The previous one was alright, but this is great with the Israeli flag on the tail and the streams down the fuselage. Just great to see it.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4761 times:
I've always been quite partial to the El Al livery. One of my favorite models in my collection is my 1:400 scale Gemini Jets El Al 744.
Those enhanced photos look great, in my opinion. The DC 10 rendition reminded me of the L1011-600 designs that were shown long ago. Does anyone recall the URL and who was responsible for those designs?
Njoizflyin From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4274 times:
I agree EL AL has a very attractive livery. Its the way the blue sweeps up from underneath and the curvy national flag on the tails. If they flew YYZ to FCO I would purposely hire them to take me to Italy.
Amirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3570 times:
Its very heart warming (as an Israeli and ex- El Al employee) to hear so many positive post on EL AL. Finally we have done something right.
BTW Njoizflyin - I think you would enjoy the service (especially in Platinum) even more than the livery.
On that same site (modified airline photos) you can find nice 7E7 and 777 with the OLD livery - Just as impressive.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13765 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
EL AL livery at this time is simple, clean, distinctive. Yet, with the extensive use of white and until you see the tail, hard to tell if from other airlines, which may be good considering that El Al is such a target.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3531 times:
El Al's new livery is stunning - very effective indeed, and looks great on all the aircraft I've seen it on. Shows that less can be more, and that you don't have to visually concuss people to have an impact.
Arcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2422 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3393 times:
This 340 look gorgeous!
I like ElAl paint, very elegant, although I agree maybe a little more color and less white will be fine... but I think it's much better than the old one.
I undersood ElAl livery was made by the same British company that made the new colors of NZ, BA and LA. Can anybody confirm?
Anyway, talking of biased, IMO this is the best 7E7 projected so far (enjoy):
TodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2813 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
It's a question of taste....but to me the previous livery was absolutely beautiful.....! The colors were striking and the design very elegant on each Boeing model in the El Al fleet. The planes, even if somewhat dirty...looked great and impressive in these colors.
The new livery looks "cheap" and would better fit a charter airline. The blue line has really nothing special, and the "silver" is a kind of invisible and sad grey; the name El Al in Hebrew is therefore almost not readable on the planes, especially on the photos...; because of this, it was decided to add some blue around the Hebrew caracters...
And the worst with this livery is that the color has been painted differently on the same planes......(look at 744 4X-ELB for instance...).
And also, the scale of the star is totally different on the various models: it looks big on the 767s and ridiculously small on the 744s.
I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)