N62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4593 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5920 times:
There are some airlines who I wish would revert back to their older c/s, top on my list would be DL Bring back the widget! As for AA - yes, it has proven to be extremely durable in terms staying power.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5756 times:
Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 9): God, this is getting annoying. In every single thread, people throw it down that AA will not change their livery because it is timeless, and beautiful. You can't argue this point, its an opinion!
Opinion backed up by 30 years of fact, my friend.
I don't think they'll change it, if they do, for a long, long time. What's wrong with it, btw, to those who want it changed? Not fancy enough? Not enough color? Now "www.aaa.com" on the side?
It's an opinion that the livery is timeless, classic, and beautiful. It's a fact that the livery isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 9): Like said, no matter what happens, they WILL NEED to change their livery should they ever obtain a 787, which they've said they will. There is no way they'll be able to keep their livery.
Don't assume that. There may be alternatives for AA. They are not going to change their livery just for a single aircraft type.
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5696 times:
Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter): All US airlines have changed their schemes atleast twice over the past 30 or so years. American still has the same image it had back in the 70's. Are there any plans for them to change their look?
God I hope not..!! Still classy and modern looking.
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5611 times:
When AA orders the 787, undoubtedly, the planes will be painted light gray or silver. Other than that, AA may tweak the livery, such as a subtle change is shades of red and/or blue, or maybe change the typeface, or change from the stylized eagle to one that was used with prior liveries.
But don't expect a completely new livery. The current one is very recognizable and doesn't look at all dated.
Tbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5547 times:
AA to me is still the lightening bolt and the eagle (and Mercury service). Yes, the current scheme is timeless, however, times do change. Those of us who grew up with the lightening bolt and the eagle remember a different type of airline industry. One of service, prestige, and total passenger concern. If some really terrific graphic design and "Landor"-type company hit paydirt with typeface, colors, and logos, AA would be reborn. There are lots of talented people in this world who can make a difference. Imagination and creativity can bring a lot of old ideas to life again. Maybe clean out some of the old cobwebs that are still holding some things back.....