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Liveries Of The Past  
User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1544 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.


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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1491 times:


Pacific Southwest is my favourite!



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

I have always liked TWA's classic look.

User currently offlineBobo2196 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

My favorite/favourite:

PSA

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Republic

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PEOPLExpress (it was unique for it's time)

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Both old TWA

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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

CPair Orange


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User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1478 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   ?


User currently offlineSebastian From Argentina, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Definitely Braniffs' "orange pumpkin"
All you have to do is mention the name and someone could tell you what type of aircraft it was.



And, I know this airline is still around but something about Uniteds' old old scheme that makes me think it was made for the DC-10.



User currently offlineAAtripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

I loved Braniff's "Ultra Look".

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1460 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
User currently offlineAirbpman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

I'm actually answering one of these!

believe it or not, I really miss the old CO livery, esp at night, on the 727's!

*sniff*
             

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i'm trying to find one of the tail at night...



User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

One that has been around forever and ever and will always be fresh looking I think...back then

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...and still today...

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Boeing727


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Air Florida's blue and green scheme was my favoriote. It really caught your attention on the DC-10.

User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1450 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.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineDC9Fixer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days ago) and read 1435 times:

What about Ozark??? love those swallows on the dc-9
tail


User currently offlineHermansCVR580 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

You'll never guess what I'm going to say????? HERMAN and North Central. Also would have to say the old American and TWA logos


The right decision at the wrong time, is still a wrong decision. "Hal Carr"
User currently offlineAvion757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1419 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

Bye!


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