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AS 738 To Wear 75th Anniversary Retro Livery  
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8026 times:
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To celebrate their 75th Anniversary, Alaska Airlines employees are being asked to choose one of four retro liveries that will adorn a brand new B-737-800 to be rolled out this Spring:






Personally, I like the second one the best - followed by number four, the "Golden Nugget Jet" livery.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8018 times:
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Come to think of it, it's too bad we can't have all four liveries flying around next year!


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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7976 times:

I personally voted for the "red tail" (number three) livery. I thought it had a little "more" to it, and also was the more modern option as far as trying to blend certain brand aspects of yesteryear and present day (specifically the tail logo which can be found on any piece of Alaska uniform gear!). Just thought the shift away from the navy would be a nice touch, as well!

While I like the Golden Nugget Jet, I think the idea and background behind the "Golden Nugget Jet" might be a little lost, and the second one, while nice, was a bit too old and too closely resembled the nametags and logo belts from the uniforms!

In the end, I'll be happy with any livery--all will be terrific I am sure!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7961 times:

GOLDEN NUGGET JET livery is my favorite - that's my vote . . . who do I pay??  wink 

Personally, I like them all, and I'd like to see one of each . . . that'd be awesome.


User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7917 times:

Not that we need more silver/gray running up in the sky...I'd vote for the first option....Looks great....
-R



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7868 times:
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Why would they just keep this livery for 1 year? AS should keep the retro paint job permanent, just like Salmon-thirty-Salmon.

User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7868 times:

Quoting Rydawg82 (Reply 4):
Not that we need more silver/gray running up in the sky...I'd vote for the first option....Looks great....
-R

ditto



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User currently offlineLemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7747 times:

I really love both of those first two...they have such a "golden age" aviation feel to them. The red tail is pretty snappy too. I could go without the nuggets. None of them look bad though. I think this is fantastic idea...I love AS's special liveries, and this one will probably become my favorite. As beautiful as some modern ones are, a lot feel too "Web 2.0" for me. I like stately and classic designs. AS, CO, AA...the new US is OK too.


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User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7731 times:

To me, the first one looks like a military BBJ and the second one looks like the Delta of old.

My vote would be for the body of the fourth with the tail of the third.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7706 times:

I'm very partial to the first two, and I like the second the best, although perhaps without the word "Fly." I'm assuming the text is interchangeable, as there is different text on each of the four options. I'd take the text from #1, slap it on #2, and be done with it. If it were up to me, of course.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7626 times:

Quoting Rydawg82 (Reply 4):
Not that we need more silver/gray running up in the sky...I'd vote for the first option....Looks great....

 checkmark  ...and since the retro livery is in commemoration of Alaska Airlines' 75th Anniversary, "older is better" IMHO and the bare metal livery best depicts what the Alaska fleet looked like "in the beginning." The livery is also associated with Alaska's DC-3 fleet, a type that is rightly considered by most historians to be the first airliner to make it possible for airlines to earn profits by carrying passengers in regularly scheduled service.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7516 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7609 times:

Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 8):
the second one looks like the Delta of old.

Actually, the first one looks like a Delta 75th Anniversary ripoff.

Of the 4 schemes, I like the second & the third the most.



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User currently offlineGmcc From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

I like the first one. It has a clean, classsic look to it. However I can see problems as it looks a little to much like an AA jet.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7589 times:

The second one is BEAUTIFUL.... I wish they'd swap their entire fleet to that scheme!
The third one is my second choice.

Unfortunately, I work for a different aviation company up here in Anchor Town, so I guess I don't get to vote...  Sad


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7556 times:

Here's what I think the first three look like:


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With the tail of #3.


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Number 4 is my favorite.


User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7427 times:

I am sure knocking off DL was their top priority considering those colours actually flew in the late 1930s-1940s.  Smile


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User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7426 times:

Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 8):
and the second one looks like the Delta of old.



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
the first one looks like a Delta 75th Anniversary ripoff.

ditto to both.



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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7401 times:

I like them all,but I like the first two the best. I kind of agree that they should do one of each.  Smile


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7353 times:

I like Golden Nugget followed by #1.


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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7334 times:

Golden Nugget Jet tops it, followed by #2.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20496 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7322 times:

Count another vote for #4. I like the Golden Nugget Jet logo on the tail. Reminiscent of another time, which is what should be conveyed.


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7311 times:

If I had to pick one, it would be the Golden Nugget Jet #4, since that was what was flying the first time I saw an Alaska jet.

But

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
Come to think of it, it's too bad we can't have all four liveries flying around next year!

This is by far the best idea, as each livery commemerates a special time in the airline's history.



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7294 times:

Add me to those voting for the Golden Nugget #4.


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7516 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7294 times:

Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 15):
I am sure knocking off DL was their top priority considering those colours actually flew in the late 1930s-1940s.

Actually, I thought the tail scheme that AS once had (see schemes 2 & 3) closely resembled Eastern's Golden Falcon tail scheme (pre-Hockey stick era)

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User currently offlineJunction From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7271 times:

Of the choices being offered I like number 4 (mostly because it's familiar to me as the first one I can remember):

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But I really wish they would bring back one of these:

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25 Searpqx : I really like Chester, but I agree, I wish they'd bring back a version of at least the prospector & the totem.
26 Post contains links and images CastleIsland : Actually, the second one reminded me of this: View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank Ebeling ...reason enough to like it.
27 Tango-Bravo : Wandering a bit off-topic... interesting you should mention the likeness of Eastern's Golden Falcon tail logo and the bird adorning the tails of Alas
28 Post contains images ER757 : Really wish they'd do all four, but if I had to pick one (and since I don't work for AS, I don't get to), I'd go with the DC-3 era silver/gray in a cl
29 Post contains images Nonfirm : Golden Nugget.That's the one i think would look the best.
30 N730AS : Golden Nugget Jet all the way!
31 Gunsontheroof : Not like that livery was flying around the skies before Delta turned 75 or anything... I vote for all of them. It's too bad AS is only going to do on
32 Vasu : They're all very nice retro liveries... but its Number 4 for me!
33 Bushpilot : Put me down for number 4, the golden nugget jet. But on a side note, any idea what routes it will mainly fly and to echo some earlier comments I would
34 Chugach : Golden Nugget! Actually it would be cool to see all four flying around.
35 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : I'd vote for the one with the red tail. That one is just beautiful! The best Alaska livery is that of the 70s shown on the 727 pics in reply 24. Those
36 HikesWithEyes : On the employee site where you could vote for the color schemes there was a disclaimer that the gray/silver would not actually be bare aluminum, but
37 AS739X : I voted "Golden Nugget" ASLAX
38 Post contains images ANCFlyer : My hero! I think it would be great to have all four retro schemes, plus the Sourdough, Onion Dome Church and Totem livery, as a "tribute to AS past".
39 Alaska737 : I would love to see tham all, and of course the special 4 from 1972. however since that would cost much $$$$, i would vote for the Golden Nugget becau
40 Post contains images Cpw : As my brother and I were walking through the Museum of Flight after the AS shareholder's meeting this year, we were actually commenting on the fact t
41 Alaska737 : the roots would be McGee Airways, which would be cool to see a plane painted like that.
42 AS739X : We may actually have to thank or friend Nonfirm for this. He sent multiple e-mails with the pictures of all 4 livery's to corporate. He and I am sure
43 F9Animal : Like the second one. More eye catching if anything. Although the third one is looking pretty sexy in that scheme too.
44 Alaska737 : Will the interior be any different?
45 EA CO AS : Personally, I believe the company will surprise everyone by doing all four - but that's probably just an odd feeling/wishful thinking on my part.
46 Junction : This topic got me thinking...When the sourdough, onion dome, totem, and Eskimo (Chester?) themes were used, were they equally spilt among the fleet or
47 Lemurs : BTW...I think one reason those classic 727 designs wouldn't work is because they wouldn't be on 727's anymore. The horizontal stab would cut off the c
48 MIAMIx707 : I'm surprised how everyone likes the first scheme. That's just ugly, and the tail looks somehow similar to the 75 DL scheme. Maybe if it's bare metal
49 Bluewave 707 : #3 is my 1st choice, followed by #1, #4, and #2 in that order. As someone mentioned having the next several AS 737NGs coming off the Boeing assembly l
50 Post contains images Lemurs : That was an entirely different look though, and quite boring, IMO. It cut through the middle of the fin instead of along the rudder (to avoid the pro
51 Post contains images Nonfirm : I agree it just would not fit the tail on the 800.
52 Alaska737 : Maybe this is AS's plan of repainting the fleet. everything is now going to be a Special Livery!!! speaking of which i would love to see an AS plane i
53 OMA2FAI2SAV : That would be amazing! I would love to ass the flag on the tail. It would be beautiful IMO. Something I would work 40 hours of overtime just to work.
54 AlexPorter : I like the third one. It has both a red tail which will make the plane stand out a lot compared to the current fleet and draw attention - plus the che
55 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : How about a retro Disney livery. Mickey and Minnie would have gray hair growing out of their ears. Minnie's hair tie would be sagging. Or even a Tinke
56 Beech19 : 2, 1, 3, 4 is my vote. I'd take the whole fleet in number 2. I'm not a huge fan of the AS liv as it is... Love the airline though!
57 FLY777UAL : Oooh poor Tink...they've already re-done her chest once (it was a bit too busty at the start), God only knows what they'd have to do when she started
58 EA CO AS : Just one plane in the number 2 livery, thanks. The current AS livery is one of the best in the sky, IMHO. I'd be stunned if we ever changed it out!
59 Post contains images We're Nuts : It must have been hard to hold the paint brush steady during that session!
60 Lono : Yes indeed!.... however the first time I got on a smoker was the number 4 paint job....... my vote then is for 4! I was in BOS yesterday and saw the
61 Nomadic : I think #3 - the red tail looks best. It reminds me of Alaska's beautiful Convair 880 and 990 aircraft. Also it is quite different from most of what y
62 Airbrasil : Any news on final vote?? Airbrasil
63 DTWAGENT : I like the 2nd one. The blue is nice looking on white. But, then again I love the color blue. chuck
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