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Japan Air Lines New Color Scheme  
User currently offlineCharvett From Venezuela, joined May 2001, 82 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

Looking close at one Japan Air Lines aircraft... Why not to include
the round JAL crane logo in white; centered on the red part at the fin?
Also, putting the original red crane logo as part of letter "A" on the front fuselage "JAL" letters instead of that red/grey boomerang. What do you think?

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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3993 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

Little too late for that now; this livery's been flying for what, two years now? Three?

Anyway the idea is to give the airline a new image, not keep the old one.

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User currently offlineAA623BDLSJU From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

Actually I prefer the new color scheme. I was not ever too fond of the crane. Besides I think the red sun in the tail is awesome in representation of Japan's flag.

User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3049 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4729 times:

JL should have kept the old colors. Even the old-old colors are better than these two 'ugly' designs. No creatively whatsoever (just my opinion).
The partial red-tail sun is terrible too. If the base of the tail is covered, it can be mistaken with any other worldwide red-tailed carriers. At least the crane logo cried Japan Airlines.
There's just too much off-white on the fuselage which makes it boring. Just like the new Air Canada colors which I think is absolutely boring.

User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

I agree with AA623BDLSJU, the new color scheme is great and is in my mind one of the best in the world today. This scheme looks much more cooler than the one with the little crane on the tail grey and white everywhere else. Hope this scheme is around for a while. Also, isn't this supposed to be int the Aviation Polls section?


User currently offlineAriis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

Hi there,

I think the old scheme was much better than the new one. That doesn't mean it should not have been changed though, but I think it was not yet crying for change, if you ask me.

The new logo looks bad, like a regional bank or something, just one in a sea of other similar logos that you normally see on Japanese streets. That strange boomerang, as someone pointed out, and the font, which looks at least outdated. The red-sun tail looks no better, especially side-by-side with the new NWA livery (which was in fact introduced later, but which definitely has got that something in it).

Finally, I believe that the new livery is around for less than a year, but I may be wrong. A year at most, as I recall.

Just a thought. Yes, I know, I will probably get used to it anyway.


P.S.: Not to mention, that now JAL, JAA and JTA look all the same (the tails used to be different earlier). JAA was nothing special, but I quite liked the JTA sunset tail fin.

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