Beertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15974 times:
Great pic. The C/S is simple but i think it is classy. I was not so sure about it from that first pic. But i like it better in this one. I hope they can start flying soon. I keep cheacking thier job openings on thier site. I Keep hoping i would see an opening for operations in MCO. I would put in for it in a heart beat if they did offer it. I miss working in ops. I used to do it in CMH for delta. I would love to do it again.
They will operate a fleet of A320s, their executive HQ will be in NY and their operational base will be SFO.
I think it is a classy scheme which fits their image, although I think that they should have used the silver fuselage color like Virgin Atlantic and the same tail, with the darker border. That would make it even more easier for consumers to relate this project with Virgin Atlantic, while still being different (with the American flag on the winglets for example.
Yes, all Airbus planes have a F registration before acceptence by the airline, except for the A319 and A321 which are being produced in Germany and therefore have a D registration. Fokker planes used to have PH registrations as well before being delivered.
A bit off topic, but why don't all Boeing planes have N registrations before delivery, while some do?
GeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1024 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 15087 times:
That winglet is spectacular! I think that only SAA's 340 fleet can beat it. I just hope Virgin materializes here in Atlanta. Of course, having one of Delta's old ball-wrecking, airline plundering execs as a CEO doesn't bode well for the long term.
"Trust, but verify!" An old Russian proverb, quoted often by a modern American hero
TurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1456 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 14506 times:
You people really like critisizing. What exactly is wrong with the livery? It is simple and elegant. Simplicitys is good. I think the American flag in the wingtips is really a nice touch. A more complicated livery would cost more and add extra weight to the airplane. It is a low cost airline at the end.
Coa747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13727 times:
Would have been nice to see the Virgin lady displaying the stars and stripes like she does with the Aussie flag on Virgin Blue or the Union Jack on Virgin Atlantic for that matter. I'm dissapointed hopefully a revision of somekind will be undertaken.
Grude1087 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 13599 times:
Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 10): That looks unfinished and UGLY. So many nice looking Virgin brand aircraft and they thought of this white crap for their US-based airline?
Many automobile companies send their "plain" versions to the USA too, so this simple livery wasn't surprising to me. America is not seen by many parts of the world to be a bastion of sophistication or style, especially in lower-cost products.