Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
In the spirit of nostalgia, what are your favorite liveries of airlines no longer with us? I just finished watching Miami Blues. The opening scene shows an Eastern L1011 landing at MIA. This brought back a flash of nostalgia, as Eastern was the first airline I flew.
AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1863 times:
There seems to be an ever-growing trend in terms of new liveries:
1) whiter fuselages with less color
2) no cheat lines.
The worst example I Can think of is Sabena, but there are plenty of other offenders. Why is there this trend? Why don't airlines like cheatlines? Are they more difficult to paint because of the windows coming in the way ?
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2135 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
Yes, I am a sucker for liveries of old. The ones I miss are:
1. Pan American, 1960s (707-321B)
2. Swissair, 1960s (DC-8; CV990, Caravelle)
3. BOAC, gold Speedbird, 1960s (VC-10, 707-436)
4. Air India, 1960s (707-437)
5. TWA, twin globes (707-331B)
6. United, Jet Mainliner, 1960s (DC-8); stars and bars (I agree with Sebastian about the DC-10; I would add the 747-121)
7. Air France, Cheval Vapeur, 1960s (Caravelle, 707-328)
8. Malev, 1960s (Il-18)
9. Saudi Arabian, early 1960s (720-068)
10. Alitalia, 1960s (DC-8-40; Caravelle)
One old scheme, thankfully, is with us still, cheatline and all. Ethiopian's beautiful livery still graces our skies and ramps.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
Well now, Republic, I find it interesting that you chose the name of my airline...that's right, MY airline! Actually, I'm just teasing you...I think it's great that more and more people are beginning to remember Republic Airlines. Anyway, to answer your question, my favorite liveries of now non-existent airlines are North Central Airlines, Southern Airways (the spaghetti strap livery), Republic Airlines (both liveries, but mainly the final on because it seemed more fitting), and the 1969 Northwest Orient livery (although I am quite aware that the Orient is still here). I'm sure you can tell that I'm a little partial to anything having to do with Republic AND Northwest.
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Avion757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1804 times:
Well, I have to say the old British Airways colours were superb. I liked them because it was actually British, and as British Airways is the flag U.K. airline, it should be. Those horrible tails were absolute rubbish. http://www.britishairways.com