LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 51 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
(feeling chatty today)
What do you guys think are the Worst, most putrid liveries of the jet age? Why? Extra credit: What is the worst livery change? (I.E. old United = Good, New United = Bad) Discuss.
Personally, I think the most teeth-grindingly bad livery was USAir II, the blue and red one, with that 50s cereal-package font, the haphazard, CFO-doodled-it-on-a-napkin tail (USair and some red lines) and crusty cheatline. Visual vomit.
For part II, i'd say Aeroflot's switch to the new "roller rink:" cs on its western aircraft. Yeech.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
RiceRocket From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1021 times:
Buzz, the KLM low fare outfit is horrible. Any of the USAir efforts prior to the current one (so I agree with LHMark) are dismal. Dirty, unpainted old-scheme TWA planes, and there are too many still around, are dire also, especially when compared to the current classy livery.
RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1383 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
Personally I think Southwest scheme is the ugliest in the US. I know those colors are supposed to represent the desert sunset but to me it just looks like every plane is strait out of the 70's. It pretty sad to look at a brand new 737-700 and think its 30 years old because of its out dated scheme. I would pick the reds,orange, and yellows still but put them in a up to date style.. Perhaps give them a logo on there planes too.
Here, I did this a while back but it explains what I mean...
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38484 posts, RR: 80 Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 961 times:
Come on folks! ! !
We should admire an airline for being different. I use to hate Southwest Airlines livery. Now I like it because it looks like something from the 1970s. It reminds me of a time when airlines had much better service. Most airliners now-days are going to the all white liverys with a little design on the tail. That is so un-original and boring!
I respect American Airlines for keeping the same liverys for over 30years.
I respect Southwest for being different. Its still an ugly plan.
N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 964 times:
At first, by looking at the topic, I thought this was going to be about one more of those bad Fox network specials....hahaha- I can see it now:
"Sunday, Nine/Eight Central: When Good Airlines Go Bad, Fox's new special on airline color schemes..." Maybe not.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 935 times:
RyeAir, I've got to say your scheme is quite striking but I don't think Southwest will ever go with the predominant c/s (like right now, mostly white). I think if they used brighter colors it would look better though... and I agree that especially their -200s look downright dirty. (we get a lot of those at CLE.)
I wonder if the person who came up with the new United scheme knew that United and USAirways were thinking about a merger... Do you realize those two airlines have almost the exact same c/s (although the fuselage is reversed)? If the merger does go through, they should just repaint the US tails, add the rainbow, and then just use the "reversed" US fuselage for variety. Can you visualize what I'm saying?
I like the new Delta paint scheme only because they are finally "cleaning up" their planes! I hate seeing those Dirty Deltas fly in to CLE! It's disgusting! They're almost gray!
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4402 posts, RR: 38 Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 923 times:
Hello again...I don't know about "good colors gone bad" but there are several other offenses against aesthetics blighting the tarmacs of the world.
Japan Air Lines: from bland to (in tone of Homer Simpson) BOH-ring! All white with the gray stripe and still the minimal swan. Ay carumba.
Swissair: See above, red cross instead of swan.
BA: from handsome if plain blue-jack late '80s livery to the ridiculous "colors of the world" hodgepodge. The flag carrier of the world's once most powerful nation afraid of its own national identity? Good riddance to Bob Ayling and the artwork hodgepodge, some of which was really awful--like the aquamarine dolphins one. I'm surprised the 744s would even start their engines wearing that one.
El AL: From distinctive if '70s-cheat line sky-blue to (Say it again, Homer) BOH-ring minimalist swoop stripes. Back to the drawing board, folks.
Kudos to Air India ditching the silly nouveau-redtail and white fuselage they adopted briefly in 1994. Their old, and thankfully current, scheme is very distinctive and attractive.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9600 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 897 times:
Air Pacific is a perfect example for a foolish management decision. The new livery is awful. It would be better to abolish these stripes on the tail!
Delta´s new half-finished paint-job is certainly the worst livery of a big international airline next to Air China and Aeroflot. Only a Delta-Fan, blinded by his enthusiasm, can accept that Design-disaster.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1573 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 835 times:
The Delta Old-New scheme looks great on a 727; yesterday was the first time I noticed one in the new colors. They never painted an L-1011 in the old-new scheme did they? I wonder what it would look like? anyone out there have a done up example? Or maybe an L-1011 in the New-New.