Vulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4167 times:
I think Thai Airways made a big mistake on there new livery. The old one had a very regal look to it. The new one kinda reminds of the current UPS livery. The title on the front on the fuselage should have been bigger and also should have been purple. Any comments???
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3177 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3651 times:
I think it would look better if the word "Thai" was in all caps and as tall as the fuselage in the front. i think considering the back half / tail is colorful the font is a little small for the color scheme
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NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11493 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3428 times:
The old scheme, as classy it was, had become a bit used up. 25 years is a very long time. Although undoubtedly the basic design is very close to UPS livery its one of the best new liveries of the past few years. I agree the front end is boring and larger titles would have been better.
Like with many recent schemes I highly doubt this livery´s endurance though. 15 years, I don´t give it more.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3407 times:
Quoting TG992 (Reply 4): The old livery was one of the best in the air and still fresh after 25 years - why change it?
It looked fabulous in the 70's where nobody had anything like as colourful a livery, nor the emblem at the end of the cheatline like that, and on a DC10 it looked wonderful - now, with all this long thin twinjets, it just looks a bit dull, and it needed refreshing. I love the new TG livery - the titleing on the forward fuselage should have been bigger, and the engines painted that lovely purple, but apart from that, it's magic.
Flytorben From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3226 times:
I do indeed like the new Thai livery. Of course the old one was classic but it was "worn out" a bit. I think the new livery is very modern although as said here before, the Title could have been a bit bigger...
Elagabal From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3204 times:
Call me an old stick-in-the-mud (or an incorrigible disco baby), but I think there just was no showing up the old TG livery. It fit any make, although it worked especially well on a fat-a## MD-11.
New is not necessarily better; Iberia's livery is as old as the hills, and it looks wonderful. And Continental's old "meatball" scheme was AOK. A lot of the older Asian liveries are just fab - how about Malaysia's flying jellyfish? Or Biman?
The new Thai livery just might make a 737 look good - now there's a feat. On the longer airbii, though, it does look a bit like a kotex in drag.
Speaking of which... Braybuddy, I'm going to have to take respectful issue with you on the spoof livery. Yes, the device itself looks great, and painting the winglets is a slick touch, but what with the colours and the blob on the aft fuselage...
It's enough to drive anyone back to Loganair's tweed.