Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7095 times:
You know, I could almost tolerate the "You can have any color you want...as long as it's white." (to horribly misquote Henry Ford) mentality if it weren't for the endless sea of frigging Airline Blue cablins.
I don't know that I could tell you the difference between a Northwest, United, Delta, American, or Continental aircraft unless I had seen the outside of the thing before boarding.
Yes, Blue is "soothing". I'm not asking for scarlet-red cabins (though it would look kinda cool) just some variety. Maybe a little green, or a different shade of blue. Maybe even just change the color of the carpet. Something. Anything. (Just not leather, please.)
I've seen pictures of cabins from the 60s and 70s, so I know it's possible to get the seats in colors other than "Airline Drab Blue Check".
CO Is My Airline of Choice || Baggage Claim is an airline's last chance to disappoint a customer || Next flts in profile
1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7074 times:
Quoting Lincoln (Reply 2): Yes, Blue is "soothing". I'm not asking for scarlet-red cabins (though it would look kinda cool) just some variety. Maybe a little green, or a different shade of blue. Maybe even just change the color of the carpet. Something. Anything. (Just not leather, please.)
On Delta's aircraft with the refurbished interior, Delta has been changing the bulkheads from the dark blue with stripes to a light gray. What is also interesting is the color of the PSU. Delta's newer aircraft, including the 767-400ER, 777-200ER, 737-800, and newer 757-200s have all-white PSUs. On Delta's older 757s with the refurbished interior, they have replaced the brown PSUs with gray ones. On many of the MD-88s with the refurbished interior, the black PSUs have also been replaced with gray ones.
I remember my first Delta 767-300 flight in 1996, and the aircraft had a mixture of red and orange seats. Now on the 767-300s with the refurbished interior, they are all blue leather.
The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
Bnamaxx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6766 times:
BN was always colorful. I went out to DFW a couple days after they shutdown. To see all those jets crammed in around 2W was sad, but also pretty. Very bright. Too bad airlines don't do more varied c/s like that anymore.
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6739 times:
Yes the worse offender of the no colour colour scheme is Star Alliance....
I mean it was sort of okay with all the airline participant logos running down the fuselage....But now.....it looks like they found a giant typewriter and sinply took a whgite fuselage and typed it out in black...Then thet hideous black and great logo...Come on guys...
And yes, they endless sea of Whitye fuselages with ew mediocre loho and large block titles....Whoopdee doo....
Some one forgot to post a colour scheme that I think is cool and that is of Wizz Air.....reminds me if Purple and Pink Jelly beans....
United should have put some red and orange back into their variation of blue....would have looked much better. Delta could have done better than thet weird tail....
the new USAirways....Dont like it much....it still looks too "Stephen Wolf"......Matter factly so does the new United.....
Therer seems to be a total lack of green in colour schemes.......Can you al tell I miss Ozark!?!?!?!
I think that people need to start designing paint schemes and stop letting the computers do it.....
Access-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1940 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6568 times:
Well....The I guess from the look of it, that White is "White Hot", right?????
I would love to see the Lufthansa Retro scheme RE-Introduced onto their entire fleet!!! Imagine that!!!!
Would love to see the old Dark Blue and Gold Speedbird logo back on British Airways.
Delta and their Wavey Gravy Tail has to go....
Northwest really should reconsider their "nwa" and fix that wrong pointing logo on the right side of their planes....
USairways needs to think of something a little less....how should I say, not too original? Can we say Liesure Air colours with a few fancy highlights? Or the original Presidential Airways that flew BAe146s and B737s.....Lets go back to the drawing boards boys...
Mexicana's new colours or should I say the lack thereof???
Continental is due for a new one too.....and not some new wavy computer generated crap...
Id like to see the use of cheatlines and silver bellies again.....Black noses and black visors.....
AirTran needs to go back to the cream colour...That White makes the Teal Red and Blue look gross....
Jet Blue, they need to not look so Jet Generic.....
Southwest is okay although Id love to see that Blue section also substituted for some green too...A green that compliments the gold and orange not a baby shit or puke colour...
USADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6504 times:
Quoting Matt D (Thread starter): For you young folks today who drool over the likes of JetBlue, "New" United, "New" Northwest, plus the seemingly endless supply of all white fuselages with a blue or grey stripe on the tail....
well those of us who experienced the Old Days will forgive you for simply not knowing better.
Well, things change. Just move on.
I like airCal livery, but I also like the actual United!
I don't like the old (70's) NW, but I like the new one!
So, it's all about personal taste, not about age.
Do I want to see an airplane in pink and magenta? no, thanks.
Do I want the interior of the airplane all in yellow,brown,red and lime green? ...no.
Do I want a flight attendant wearing hot pants and knee high boots? ...well, yes
Not to be rude, but that looks like graffiti to me. I know it is "different", perhaps even "interesting", but it doesn't appeal to me very strongly.
I should also point out that all white color schemes (and better yet, polished metal) also have a savings when it comes to an airline's bottom line. With jet fuel pushing $65 per barrel (sometimes more, sometimes less), saving a few hundred pounds in paint is a no-brainer. Also, lighter colors (and again, polished metal) are better are reflecting the heat in hot climates, keeping the cabin cooler. Not to mention that there is an added expense in maintaining busy patterns such as the older Ecuatoriana livery or Singapore's Megatop livery from a few years back, but it probably costs more to clean an all-white aircraft (ahem, Air France).
Mostly white color schemes doesn't have to mean boring, in my opinion. There are some that I think are classy and professional by the lack of their overtly flamboyant color schemes - CO & BA come to mind. I suppose that any livery becomes "boring" when you see it a thousand times a day at any given megahub.
Quoting Lincoln (Reply 2): I don't know that I could tell you the difference between a Northwest, United, Delta, American, or Continental aircraft unless I had seen the outside of the thing before boarding.
This is true - but I'll take blue/gray over the crazy cabin colors of the 1970s.
That's when airlines used to let real artists!!! instead of blah blah marketing firms headed by Photoshop Joe design airplanes. My favorite special liveries of all time right there if I had to pick one.. now.. out of those 4 which one do I pick?!?
BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1095 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5575 times:
Re: Cabin colors... TK have a pink shade now..
I love the old schemes , and I say old as Im only 24 and I cant remember the previous vintage schemes shown above.. I have flown on my fair share of vintage airliners and one of my personal schemes was the old all red and white AC scheme with the red maple..
I do also admit their is a lot of white about... too much infact..
but thats not everyone:
Seems to me that yes theirs a lot of white out their but their sure is a lot of color...
I think its simply a fact that you dont always see these nice colorful birds at your local airport but in fact see a lot of birds that are more white..
Irobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5542 times:
Air Canada did try and revive a funky color scheme with their "Zip" discount carrier a few years ago. That Helvetic F100 reminded me of them. Saw them flying into London CYXU a few times. 737-200s if I remember correctly. They might be still out in Mojave.