Oneworldman From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 190 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 34170 times:
Kaitak...I love your reply, you must have sent it in while I was typing mine. I was expecting something really new and different, but is seems all we got was "warmed over" Air Canada. They could have just left it the way it was for all the difference this design makes!
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10050 posts, RR: 12 Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33740 times:
From the photos it appears to me the basic paint is a greenish off-white like JALs new livery is kind of pinkish off-white. Or does the green tint come from the bad light?
But if its just white, I give it a big BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Even less colour than the colourless old one that would be. My god, what a disappointment. I was expecting "Phoenix from the Ashes." This is a bunch of funeral flowers.
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33629 times:
The new design is, in a word, bland.
The upside is that the new seats do look good.
It's a shame the industry trend seems to be one of conservative corporate identity design, resulting in look-alike exterior color schemes and variations on blue interiors and uniforms.
More esoterically, it probably does mirror the current state of the airline industry.
One question: What is AC's new service supposed to look like? Are they going to announce improvements to all service classes or are they going down the "wannabe LCC" route so prevelent in the industry today?
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
YVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 644 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33517 times:
So much for the "big" surprise! Its hidious!! A new paint scheme for the tail and just a new coat of paint for the rest of the fuselage. Boring...so much for the "new" flair and marketing of Air Canada.
Jran225 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 308 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 33422 times:
thanks for the link...been dying to see some real shots of this livery for days! I honestly think it looks OK! I wanted to see a more drastic change, but I think it somehow looks much more modern than the old one. At least it's much better than that horrid green/red/orange scheme they had drawn up a few weeks ago!
Never tell your girlfriend about all the 'action' you're getting at the airport - only photogs understand that.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 33141 times:
but it appears from the press release that they will be fitting ptvs to CRJs
Not only PTVs on the CRJs but it sounds more like AVOD throughout the entire fleet from the press release. I am a little sceptical on that though, wouldn't the weight and electrical demands be too much for say a CRJ-200?
AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1411 posts, RR: 27 Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 33022 times:
I'll hold off judgement until I see the thing in decent light, but so far it seems very bland.
PTVs will be standard on all aircraft including the CRJs as mentioned above. Possibly in response to Westjet's Live TV?
Thankfully the hideous green uniforms will be replaced!
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 32870 times:
I have to agree with most of you so far, the new c/s is very boring and drab. My initial impression was its an all-white plane with a red maple leaf. It's like the schemes some airline put on their planes as an interim scheme until they're fully painted!
What a shame...was expecting something unique...or at least eye-catchy.