AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1171 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
I don't know if this question has a real answer, but I was wondering why airlines are so eagerly heading toward all-white color schemes. In some cases they look elegant, but in most cases they look so bland and dirty. Since the 1990s, most airlines seem to be opting for this minimilist look. Why is this?
Whatever happened to cheat-lines, colorful bellies and engines?
Look at the images of the Gulfair special 50th anniversary schemes on the A330/A340/767s. Now that's what I call a color scheme!
PS talking of color schemes, why do British Airway's 757s have little black rings around their noses? It's not on any of their other jets? I
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
RE: Pmk, I think you're right!
White paint is cheap and so is the quality of service we are getting now on airlines.
I cannot stand all white jets, they are so boring! I cant believe that British Airways and Air Canada went to this color scheme.
My favorite colors are:
Southwest (I used to hate! Now appretiate its uniqueness)
Deltas old and second (not the new one)
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
It's funny, no one ever said anything about Air France with their totally white fuselages, blue lettering and tail emblem. Though I never thought of their livery as boring. Now that there are so many other white-body liveries, Air France just blends in.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
Sorry to disappoint some of you but have you seen Malaysia Airlines' new paint scheme - all white...
...but they have plumped for a unique royal blue tail which tapers at an odd angle above the rear cabin. Thank go they got rid of that horrid 'Kite' and replaced it with the regal star and crescent - Malaysia's emblem.
Incidently - the kite IS special to Malaysia but somehow MAS managed to distort it into that hideous shape over the years. I DO hope they keep a little kite by the doors...as its a local symbol of perpetual flight.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3287 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1206 times:
That Air Canada background on the tail is dark green, not black. All the same, I find that AC's scheme is very attractive and I prefer it to the old one. It is simple yet very classy.
White planes are not necessarily ugly as long as some sort of thought goes into their tail emblem, cheatlines or even the lettering. BWIA's new Dash 8s, for example, are white with the old BWIA logo on the tail, pink on the dorsal tail fairing, green on the nacelles and the "BWee Express" lettering in pink. All in all, a very beautiful scheme.
Evilboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
Anything beats Southwests paint job. Those Southwest planes look like big flying pieces of hippie dog poop. They even had a unique paint scheme that flew into the airport the other day, it looked like a giant flying "hotdog"