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Is AA Ever Going To Change Their Paint Scheme?  
User currently offlineAirlinebuff77 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 35 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

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?

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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5967 times:

This has been discussed many times on these forums, most of them concluding with no.

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11840 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter):
American still has the same image it had back in the 70's.

That's because their image is timeless, and has held up amazingly through all the changes the industry, and competitors' liveries, have undergone.

Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter):
Are there any plans for them to change their look?

No, thank God.


User currently offline4holer26 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 65 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

The AA livery is one of the most recognized c/s in the world. Branding 101, if it aint broke don't fix it.

Paul



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5879 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.

User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5582 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5869 times:

AA's livery is not only simple and well-recognized, it is also lighter-weight, and looks absolutely smashing.

Other than minor tweaks and the occasional retro-jet, I think they'd best leave what works, alone.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 1):
most of them concluding with no.

yeah, because certain people just insist it will never happen. but of course, they ignore the "polished composite" problem that will present itself in the near future.



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User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Chances of that are as likely as Leahy buying a BBJ as his personal business jet duck 

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter):
American still has the same image it had back in the 70's. Are there any plans for them to change their look?

No, for the zillionth time on here. It's a classic, clean, recongnizable livery. Why change something that works, simply because an armchair on here is bored with it.


User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5727 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 2):
Quoting Airlinebuff77 (Thread starter):
American still has the same image it had back in the 70's.

That's because their image is timeless, and has held up amazingly through all the changes the industry, and competitors' liveries, have undergone.



Quoting 4holer26 (Reply 3):
The AA livery is one of the most recognized c/s in the world. Branding 101, if it aint broke don't fix it.

Paul



Quoting SCCutler (Reply 5):
AA's livery is not only simple and well-recognized, it is also lighter-weight, and looks absolutely smashing.

Other than minor tweaks and the occasional retro-jet, I think they'd best leave what works, alone.

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!

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.

I honestly think it's a nice livery, and it's great to look at, but the inevitable is going to happen. AA WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVERY!

Anthony


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5726 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
No, for the zillionth time on here. It's a classic, clean, recongnizable livery. Why change something that works, simply because an armchair on here is bored with it.

Could not have said it better myself . . . .

If it isn't broke don't fix it . . . .


User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

How come there's no discussion on a new AZ livery, its just as old.

Both schemes are classics and well recognized where ever they fly.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5715 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?  sarcastic 


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5715 times:
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Just because the 787 fuselage is composite doesn't mean Boeing isn't looking for a finish that will appeal to AA's current paint scheme.

I hope AA never changes their paint scheme!


User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5706 times:

This might have been discussed before but what ever happen to the AA and TWA combined logo.

User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11840 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 9):
You can't argue this point, its an opinion!

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.


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 14):
This might have been discussed before but what ever happen to the AA and TWA combined logo.

I believe all references to TWA were dropped a few years ago


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5660 times:
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The only thing you see left of TWA are some aircraft registrations and the occasional peeling of paint on the tail.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5655 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.



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5570 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.


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3746 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5549 times:

AA's livery is a brand within itself. There's no way they'll ever get rid of it, modify it slightly maybe, but no major departures.


PHX based
User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9500 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5532 times:

changing from the red white and blue...well...wouldnt that just seem...un-American???


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User currently offlineTbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5506 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.....

User currently offline4holer26 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 65 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 9):

I honestly think it's a nice livery, and it's great to look at, but the inevitable is going to happen. AA WILL CHANGE THEIR LIVERY!

What did you say about opinions??
 Big grin



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User currently offlineFewsolarge From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

They'll change it to celebrate taking delivery of NW's DC9s.

25 Post contains links and images Frugalqxnwa : They will probably polish as much as possible on the 787s and have the rest grey as they initially did on their A300s. Doesn't look as nice, but it i
26 Luv2fly : I have to agree with you 110%! Well said. Myself I wish they would do something to it, as it might be timeless to some, to me having looked at it for
27 Post contains images Vegasplanes : Yeah, when NW retires it's DC-9s. On a more serious note, it is a classic looking livery that looks great. Why Change.
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