Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
I'm guessing it isn't put on when its being produced in Europe, and gets put on sometime after entering service. If you look at the other pictures of FR A319's prior to delivery, none of them have the flag....
Jetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
The flags are not put on in HAM for one reason. It costs too much!! Airbus would require that the external livery drawings be modified to include the flag, and Frontier would be required to pay for the change paperwork (usually a one time $3000 filing fee, plus additional fees for the printing/materials/labor on a per aircraft basis!). The flags are put on when we have a bit of time that the aircraft will be on the ground, and the temperature is agreeable, or we have hangar space available