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TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today  
User currently offlineRoyalOrchid773 From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 13043 times:

Today 7 Apr 04, THAI's Boeing 747-400 painted in new livery was revealed at Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. The aircraft is registered HS-TGJ, formerly wearing the Royal Barge paint scheme.

Here's the link you guys might wanna check out!


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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 13014 times:


Any schedules available yet?

User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2492 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 13 hours ago) and read 13007 times:

looks awsome... is TG also still planning to add more 747's to the fleet?

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 12925 times:

Revolting  Sad  Sad  Sad

I'm in deep mourning for the loss of TG's timeless colour scheme.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12720 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 12852 times:

The B744 looks disgusting.

User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 836 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 12837 times:

hm, I dont find it yucky, but not attractive either. The new colors do not seem to go well on the 747s....

User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 12823 times:

ewwww. What the hell where they thinking? It's too simple and old fashioned,
with too much white compared to the purple tail.

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What a shame...  ashamed 

User currently offlineBtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 632 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 12742 times:
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I think the new colours look awful and cheap.

Their previous livery was timeless. They went down the wrong route by applying a new design. They should have worked with what they already had by enhancing it.

The aircraft looks bare at the front and heavy at the back.

Such a shame.

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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 12686 times:

I said it then, and now there's proof. This new scheme would look like crap on the 744, and it does..

Whats up with that generic font.. yuck. This 744 is too white especially with that big forehed doesn't look right. They have to move that purple forward. I have the feeling it won't be long before this scheme is altered if not changed completely.

I guess the 'genius' who designed this was only thinking about the A345...

The ideal thing Thai should have gone for was an UPDATE of the old scheme. Besides somewhat boring, this is an un-balanced design. If it wasn't for the purple color, this would be just another cheap euro-white livery.

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 12548 times:

I'm still living in hope there'll be an Air-India style public backlash and TG will be forced to recant...

User currently offlineQuig From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 12527 times:
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Are their any planes still with the Royal Barge paint scheme ?

User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 12454 times:

When I first saw this livery I thought it was a joke. There's nothing wrong on the current one and this one doesn't earn to serve TG, too cheap in my opinion. I really hope they will change their mind.

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User currently offlineRoyalOrchid773 From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12367 times:

HS-TGO "Bowonrangsi' is still wearing the Royal Barge scheme, however. Heard that HS-TGN is next to be painted. I personally hope they would reconsider keeping the old livery...simply timeless...

User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12359 times:

It looked almost ok on the A340 but now with B744 it's horrible...sorry...

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User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 709 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12328 times:

Not cool.. it looks like some charter airliner that's bound to go bankrupt, not like the classic Thai livery that was so elegant and classy. Hopefully they'll rethink this, although i doubt it..too bad.

User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12303 times:

I actually think it looks good however I think the Thai titles should be much bigger to help hide all that whiteness.

Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12275 times:

Well... it's better than the old livery, but that really wasn't too difficult: a completely white plane looks better than one in Thai's old livery.

It's ok - nothing great, nothing horrible... it could (or should) have been quite a bit better than it is.


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User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12247 times:

Another importance of this HS-TGJ aircraft is that it's the first TG 744 with the new F and C class seats and all AVOD IFE.

User currently offlineJoelatbsl From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 159 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 12224 times:

I think it looks good the big Airbusses they are getting soon, but on a 747? Nahh... Please paint them all in the Royal Barge scheme, that would be nicer for sure...


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 12102 times:

Was there two Thai Boat B747-400s? I thought that HS-TGO also had the Thai Boat livery applied to it. I saw HS-TGO at CDG on the 31st of March and TS-TGJ at MAD on April 2. (it was still in Thai Boat livery)

The B747-400 looks....well it irks me  irked 

No Vueling No Party
User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 11989 times:

Uuh, while I kinda like the new colors on the A345, I think they look absolutely horrible on the 744  vomit 

User currently offlineScandinavian From Sweden, joined Sep 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 11868 times:

It`s rather ok on the A345, but I don´t like the new color scheme on the B747. Wonder how it will look on the M11 and the A380?

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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 11767 times:

What's even more revolting is that this aircraft formerly wore the Royal Barge scheme.

Aaron G.

User currently offlineBwi757 From Israel, joined Dec 2004, 429 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 11767 times:

I add my vote to the YUCK! vomit  column, much nicer on the A345

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User currently offlineHawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 11708 times:

It's sad. It seems like the days of the cheat line are limited. I always thought that TG has (had) one of the better livery (esp. the barge). But I guess they too have now gone towards Eurowhite.

I hope AI never changes their livery to this style. I would then be thoroughly disgusted.


25 Amy : That looks awful. I'm sorry to see Thai move in this direction and I hope they will see sense, though I think that is unlikely.
26 NA : I´m underwhelmed and agree the new livery fits better to the A345. Especially the grey engines look odd and out of place on the 744, almost as if its
27 RAMPRAT980 : Nice colors. Better than what they have now.
28 A340600 : What a horrible livery on the Boeing 747, please TG, change it back! Sam
29 Dutch122 : Holy Cow, repaint them back. This is just disgusting. Dutch122
30 Post contains links and images A388 : I like the new livery, even though I have to say that I expected a different 'appeal' on the 744. As soon as more photos are on the internet it will l
31 N766UA : The back 1/5th of the airplane is ok....
32 Amhilde : ohher not keen on this at ALL. I agree with whomever said it looked "heavy" in the back because it does. There isnt any balance at all to the scheme.
33 Post contains images AR1300 : Purple only looks fine on Fedex...Yuck!! Mike
34 Galapagapop : Very Ugly indeed, bring back the old one with the classy cheatline, one of the main reasons I like AA, cheatlines rule!
35 Post contains links and images WhiteHatter : This was the most beautiful application of that livery View Large View MediumPhoto © Alastair T. Gardiner or maybe this View Large View MediumPhoto &
36 B767400ER : I like the new color scheme!! I believe it's a fresh updating to Thai's old livery. (which was fine as well) My only suggestion would have been to kee
37 Post contains images Braybuddy : The old livery looked dated and needed to be changed, but they missed the boat by not going for this scheme on Mdified Airliner Photos
38 FCKC : Surely these new color schemes will be nicier on small planes , such as the ATRs , thus avoiding to have too much white. Not really nice on a 744.Too
39 DID747 : I think these new colors are Ok for the MD11 but realy bad on the 747. DID747
40 Dsa : I like the new scheme and it looks quite wonderful on the 747
41 G-CIVP : Got to say, the now 'old' Thai scheme was a classic a la Air India. This said, I recognise change.
42 Post contains images A388 : I think that purple engines would make a lot of difference and take the attention off the all-white fuselage. Now that I look at the livery more close
43 RJ111 : It makes it look a little like a 747SP-SUD.
44 Aerokiwi : Wow it looks really terrible on the 744. Maybe it's because of the picture quality but it doesn't look anywhere near as crisp and fresh as the old one
45 PITA333 : I'm not a fan of the new scheme, but I do think its an upgrade from the old one.
46 Post contains images Propulsion : Looks nasty, as I thought it would. A terrible shame and wasted opportunity to build upon the beauty of the previous livery.
47 Thunderbird1 : This is beyond ugly. I didn't like it on the A340; it looks much much worse on the 747. Keep the old livery! There's still time....
48 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Sure buddy, throws tomato @ Leskova Funny to hear so many were saying oh that's great!.. and now they don't like it.. An airplane's paintscheme needs
49 Post contains images Elagabal : OK peeps, I'll hold full fire until I actually see the thing in vivo. Until then, however, I'm standing by my earlier judgment on the airbus. I said i
50 Post contains images Lockheed1011 : RoyalOrchid773, Thank you so... much for sharing! Great picture!
51 Post contains links RoyalOrchid773 : Here's another link to see a THAI's A345 landed at BKK, HS-TGJ parked at the remote parking stand with HS-TLA at Gate14, HS-TLA taxied to the gate, an
52 Post contains images Blackbird1 : Thanks for sharing! Nice tail, boring front. I guess the future TG A380 will look even worse......
53 Luftaom : Nice update, but it would in my opinion be enhanced by the painting of the engines in the same rich purple colour as appears on the tail.
54 Post contains images Malaysia : Everyone, forget Thai Airways, we should just start rooting for how the PB colors looked so good on a wide body
55 UAalltheway : Wow.. the TG livery on the 747-400 looks absolutely GREAT!
56 MIAMIx707 : Except for that tacky yellow engine, I agree that scheme is a beauty, again mostly for the colors used. By the way the fantasy livery on reply 37 woul
57 Post contains images Elagabal : Malaysia: good call. You'd think everybody could match 2 or 3 colours & shades correctly, but noooo... Big thanx to PB Air for keeping it sane. And at
58 ComeAndGo : That fantasy A380 livery, looks like a harley on fire. Look at the flaming thai logo ! ! Here come the guardian angels. The purple biker boys.
59 NZ1 : Sorry, but I have to go against the majority here. I think the new scheme looks great on the 744 and the A346. Can't wait to see it in AKL. When is th
60 Post contains links and images Spk : Photo of the new Royal Silk Class seat on A340-500 both upright and extended in lie flat mode. The same kind of seat has been installed on HS-TGJ. Mor
61 AerorobNZ : I don't know if I'll like it or not until I see it in person. Even if i don't like the livery, as a rego collector/photographer it's always nice to ha
62 ZK-NBT : I quite like it myself, and like all liveries it will grow on me, I hope. Can't wait to see that along with the A346 and 773 here in AKL!
63 Post contains links ThaiAggie : Here are some pictures of the ceremony of A345 and TG's new color. http://photo.thaiaviation.net/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
64 Fastenseatbelt : I am speechless and overwhelmed....have been waiting for this overhaul for some time.... have to say that TG has done a great job....am loving the new
65 ZK-NBT : I thought they did now, once they are upgraded?
66 Lufthansa747 : TGJ looks pretty nice in person. Flew on the first comemrcial flight of the 345 to HKT this morning - the interior is very nice.
67 Lufthansa747 : Why on the earth are they leaving the old seats in Y class? Those seats in the above link are the old old Recaro Y seats with no PTV or even winged he
68 Star_member : yes i was surprised to see the old Y seats in the refurbished 747-400 also. i thought they were introducing new seating and ptv in all economy cabins.
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