Ckt523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9372 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!
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9239 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.
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
CKT523 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8805 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?
Hmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6886 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)
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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Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6546 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!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
N757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6003 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.
"What we've got here, is failure to communicate." from Cool Hand Luke
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5607 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5795 times:
As they say, "Its all par for the course." 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.
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.
Cs03 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5780 times:
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!