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Hideous Tristar Cabin  
User currently offlineCkt523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9179 times:

This picture is of the cabin of former EA Tristar N329EA, it ended its life with kampuchea Airlines. The interior is possibly the most hideous thing ive ever seen, so what I want to know is, did Kampuchea airlines choose this fabric themselves, god forbid, or was this the old 1970's EA interior? The latter I could understand but why would any airline choose that scheme these days? its vile!


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9081 times:

all of the cabins used to look similar, it is horrid.

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9046 times:

These types of interiors were typical of what you saw in the 70's and the 80's where airlines were trying to seek a unique identity. Bright, sometimes garish, colors were the norm, but it did make for very interesting looking interiors. A big contrast from today when everyone seems to be moving to variations on blue interiors. Very boring in my opinion, seeming to communicate the sameness of airtravel.

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineSpoke2Spoke From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8859 times:

I agree Ctbarnes. Common interiors among competitors makes their products feel more like a commodity and futher erodes any pricing power.



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User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8782 times:

Call me crazy, but I kinda like that pic. We all like to diss 70's fashions, but but these days we haven't improved on them very much, IMO.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8775 times:

Hideous maybe, but one hell of a HUGE cabin! Love the L-1011  Big thumbs up

Micke/SE



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8666 times:

Dodgy interior colours were not restricted to the L1011.

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User currently offlineCKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8612 times:

daft as it sounds I quite like that Wardair cabin, not sure about the side walls though! Looks very original Air 2000. I think that TG DC-10 takes the cake on dodgy colour schemes though, just love that "wood-esque" on the walls! As much as I love seein all these dodgy old colour schemes, someone MUST know whether that Tristar cabin was the old EA colours?

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8567 times:

Whenever i see gaudy, dizzying cabin pictures I always wonder if i could make it through a flight on them without puking. Seriously, I'm not sure i could, ew.


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User currently offlinePlaneSmart From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 905 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

I have no pics, but have a look for Court, LTU and Laker Airlines. Trendy colours of the 70's.

After experiencing the original drab fitout colours of 727's, BAC111, Tridents, 707's and Comets, those colours were considering breathtaking, bold and stimulating. Very Austin Powers.

If we live long enough, we'll be flying hypersonically in something with that type of NEW colour scheme, viewed thru coloured glasses, with our kaftan draped over our platform shoes. Yikes!!


User currently offlineLeon8828 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6990 times:

Do you think maybe in 20-30 years, we will look back at the interiors of today and have similar repulsive thoughts?

User currently offlineGasman From New Zealand, joined Mar 2004, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6903 times:

Anyone else impressed with just how roomy these DC-10-30 interiors look?

That was certainly my recollection of them - acknowledging of course that the passage of time does tend to distort reality!


User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6804 times:

Fly the new 330's of NWA in business first! so freaking drab you will think you are on a military hop, or on a dept of corrections transfer! WTF!

User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6693 times:

I believe those are Eastern's colors, and I for one, think they were just peachy. These days, the color schemes are chosen by consensus as to what doesn't offend anybody. So all we get in the end is grey/blue/...grey/blue....and more grey with a hint of blue. Just like all the new conservative exterior schemes that began in the late '80s - white with blue accent. You know how most computers and monitors are the same generic cream-colored plastic? Well that is the same dynamic that has taken over the airlines' color choices. In the '70s, some airlines were not afraid of color. These days, it seems that they all are (save for low cost carrier easyjet)


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The photo illustrates what I mean. CP Air, the bright orange livery, was later changed to the Canadian Pacific livery we see next to it. Somebody in management thought that was an improvement for the future. Hmmmm... I disagree. That was one of the best and most daring color schemes ever to grace an airplane at any time. They eventually went belly up 13 years later flying this new scheme. Canadian Airlines, as it was eventually called, never made a profit from that point on. It turns out it was the management that should have been replaced, not the livery.



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

Eastern never operated the L1011's in a 3 x 4 x 3 layout, as this cabin suggests...

-n


User currently offlineWingsofman72 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6478 times:

I was with EA until the end and it is not the EA colors. Not sure, but I think most of the L10s ended up with the "Borman Brown" interiors, and did have
2x5x2 seating.


User currently offlineChrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

Have a look at these TWA 741's, is that black on the wall?????

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Or Orient Thai, inherited from JAL

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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4930 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6365 times:

Yup, wingsofman72 (great nickname) was right. The EA interiors were in various shades of brown. Quite subdued for the 70/80s.

AC and EA used to share 2 L1011s, one had an AC interior, the other an EA interior, and nothing ever came north with an interior like shown above!



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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1965 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6353 times:

If I'm correct, the open panel on that Thai DC-10 center baggage compartments is for the movie projector - yes, projector , which predates the video projection systems that came online around 1980. I remember those things on early 747s.

I agree, those colors are hideous, especially the Thai and Wardair DC-10s. I remember the woodgrain wall panels on Pan Am's first 747s!

At least the TWA Tristars were more tastefully decorated, as were their 707s; the latter still looked fresh and inviting, even with their 1960s "penthouse" interiors.

As for Laker, the DC-10s weren't too bad; the side panels were a subdued peach rather than loud orange. That is something that could not be said about the National interiors of the '70s: orange, yellow, and pea green. Eeewww!




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User currently offlineN757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

If you think those colors are bad, find a picture of a DL L-1011 interior in economy from the late 1970's. If I remember correctly, the colors were puke yellow, green, orange, and blue. First class was much easier on the eye.

N757KW



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5742 times:

That is something that could not be said about the National interiors of the '70s: orange, yellow, and pea green. Eeewww!

Anyone got any pictures? I've never seen the interior of an NA aircraft. Would love to see the interior of a CP aircraft if anyone has any pictures of that too.

Thanks,

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5602 times:

As they say, "Its all par for the course."  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Gotta take it all with a grain of salt. That L1011 cabin is so funky looking its funny. And, call me crazy but I too think that Wardair DC10 inner threads is cool.
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You have to understand, that if you are my age (48 years young) I experienced it all. Born in the 50's, yes I have to admit my parent's house still has many 50's touches, the 60's (groovy baby). My mom had two aqua fridges! And the first car I remember as a wee lad was a horrid Plymouth blue station wagon with over the top tail fins. It had a push button tranny. I know, because I was like 5 or something and I got inside this whale and pushed the buttons and the car rolled forward in the driveway and my behind got a whipping. http://www.stationwagon.com/gallery/gallery.html
My mom looked and acted like Divine back in the day. So, growing up with wild/icky taste is nothing new. My childhood was like an early John Water's film so, tacky airliner interiors are nothing new. But boy, is it fun to laugh and remember.  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineCs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5587 times:
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I have to agree with one of the above posts about the cabin livery NOT being from a EA L1011 A/C. I first flew from BDL to MCO in the mid 1970s until a last trip from LGA in the late 1980s on the NEW EA until it closed down, and never during that time, was a "loud" cabin!

User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5447 times:

It is a picture of a L-1011 Tristar, the greatest passenger aircraft of all time. It is BEAUTIFUL!


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

Ckt523 ,

For us old farts that grew up in the great old days before LCC's, thats how most insides looked. At the time is was sheek and hot.

Ahhh, sweet memories!



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25 Post contains images Lnglive1011yyz : I was born in '78, but it's funny to hear everyone say "I dont' want to remember anything from the 70's and 80's." -- even in general conversation, if
26 NWAFA : LNGLIVE, I love my 70's disco and proud to say! If I am down and blue, pop in a great CD with 70's Disco, and every thing gets better!!
27 Post contains links Fanofjets : Ladies and Gentlemen, You might like the following gems. But be warned: you may wish to get out your airsicknessbag collection; you'll probably need i
28 Spacecadet : At the time is was sheek and hot. I say it still is. There's nothing chic and/or hot about dark blue and grey, that's for sure. Braniff had some inter
29 Afay1 : One can still find these interior color schemes on many Soviet planes flying in the Former Soviet Union. The deep red shag of GTK Rossiya is particula
30 Delta767300ER : I actually like that L-1011 Interior. I have seen some awful interiors on here! The worst interiors are anyone interior that has brown wood panelling.
31 Tbear815 : Getting back to the colors of this particular a/c, could this be an L-1011 acquired by Hawaiian? Possibly this is a Hawaiian Airlines color scheme whe
32 Post contains images PanAm747 : My one and only experience on a TriStar was a TWA model, LAX-STL. At first, I couldn't believe the deplorable condition of the interior - it looked as
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