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User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Here's a radical idea which has problaly already been discussed. Why don't the airlines whore out themselves to corporate sponsorship like horse racing did? Airliners can start resembling NASCAR, with ads for Dennys, Walmart, Coke, and other such products/companies plastered all over the planes much like the ads on the jockeys pants. It would bring in some serious coin. So what if it's tacky as hell?


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User currently offlineLambertstl777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Practical idea, but airlines very cautious when it comes to things like that. Of some airline went and painted "Wal*Mart" on one of their planes, suddenly everyone anti-walmart would stay away, and the airlines can't handle that. Delta is big time Coca-Cola, which is cleary evident on everything right down to the napkins, but it's still not painted on the plane..


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Thats easy...adding all those decals and crap would just add more work for the MX people to maintain it and to top it off, it has to do with weight of the decals as well. Makes no sense to do that considering the airlines are trying to save money on cost of fuel. IMO, its not economical.

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Add the cost of each decal that would be worn out and needing to replace. The MX crews would get pretty upset that decals would be more of a priority item than maintaining the plane. But hey, its the airlines' funeral....

[Edited 2004-08-16 09:57:46]


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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

isnt that a;ready been done? How about ryanair's logojets, BMIbaby 'visit wales' thing, ,and Sky Europe 'Miss Europe'?

User currently offlineToksans From Japan, joined Dec 2003, 86 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Skymark Airlines did a series of advertisements though they quited recently except Yamato-Shaken.
http://flyingbillboard.web.infoseek.co.jp/II-2.htm



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17112 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Both Malmö Aviation, Ryanair and others already do this.



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As has been said, you have to be very careful about image. Ryanair doesn't have a need to be perceived as a very traditional airline, so it's ok for them. Malmö Aviation has loads of business flyers, and DI is the Swedish equivalent of the Wall Street Journal, so they are still watching out for their brand by choosing the right sponsors.



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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Isn't it interesting that Ryanair have painted some of the oldest -200s in their fleet in the names of sponsors. If I was a Jaguar or Hertz marketing guy, I'd want my companies logos on the newest most modern aircraft in the fleet - it kinda says Jag an Hertz build and rent old cars



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User currently offlineDonzilasse From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1759 times:

TAM is selling advertising space on all seats to Toshiba. This advertising is right in front of the passengers. I have no clue how much money they are making on it but, it seems like a good idea.

User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17112 posts, RR: 66
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1755 times:

7LBAC111, you have a point but:
- 99% of the flying public can't tell the difference.
- IIRC, those logojets were painted back in the day when Ryanair didn't have much else.



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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

I saw a Vodafone 737 at STN recently. To which airlines does that belong? Ryanair?

Thanks in advance.
GlobeTrekker



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5700 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Southwest does it with SHAMU I believe.

Alex



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Freedom air, Virgin Blue, Pacific Blue, Easyjet all advertise their own labels.
Don't forget the ANA Pokemon aircraft and the Air France Pepsi Concorde.
Also QF advertising the Melbourne Grand Prix a couple of years back and Air New Zealand painting 2 744's a 763 and a A320 in LOTR colourschemes to promote tourism in NZ.


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1301 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

All of the Ryanair logojets have been 737-200s, think this is because (as Starlion said) they were painted back in the day. off the top of my head they have or have had the following:

-Jaguar
-Hertz
-Vodafone
-Kilkenny (Irish Beer)
-Eircomm (Irish Telecomms)

Probably a couple more i've forgotten. Anyway, what I was wondering is none of the 738s have become logojets. Is this because Ryanair no longer want logo jets, or because there is no demand from companies for them. has the novelty worn off?


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Ryanair probably dont want to pay for the extra fuel the weight of the paint costs.

I'm amazed Ryanair haven't reverted to to a scheme similar to Americans actually. One of MOLs attempts at further cost cutting.
(But thats slightly off-topic)



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17112 posts, RR: 66
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

GlobeTrekker, you are correct. the Vodafone logojet belongs to Ryanair, as does the Kilkenny one


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And a few more logojets:


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EDIT to correct the first tag.


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[Edited 2004-08-17 14:04:24]

[Edited 2004-08-17 14:05:48]


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Guys guys!! We are talking about NASCAR type logos, not logojets where there is only one advertiser. For those of you who dont know what NASCAR is...its a race car with more than 20 different advertisers on the car itself. I think thats what the original poster was trying to ask about.


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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17112 posts, RR: 66
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Ah, I see. Well, considering the normal viewing distance, this is probably not very useful. NASCAR cars are in closeup a lot of the time.


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User currently offlineLauda777 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Word has it Jetstar is gonna paint the 717's as billboards which is why so many of them ar eplain white still today Big grin









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