FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6326 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!
Lemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6097 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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CastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6056 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.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 31 Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5976 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....
...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.