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Major US Airlines - Why Blue Seat Covers?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6651 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

Why do most major US airlines use blue seat covers? I remember that airlines used to use more different colors than they do now. Delta used to have a mix of red and orange seats on their domestic 767-300s. The red/orange seat covers have been replaced by the blue pinstripe design, and now some of the domestic 767-300s have the new blue leather. Song, although a modern concept, used light blue with colored sides. However, with Song folded into the Delta fleet, the colorful seat covers are being replaced by the standard blue leather. Does anyone know why blue is the color used nowadays? Just curious.


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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

Comon, who doesnt love the those smelly uncomfortable blue seats?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5236 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Why do most major US airlines use blue seat covers?

Blue is a pretty prominant part of the paint scheme of most carriers, for an obvious reason, the sky. Further, blue is relaxing and helps passengers stay calm during a long journey in cattle class. It also gives the illusion of cool. Beyond this, blue is easy to keep clean.



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User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

I don't know but I am guessing it is because blue is a safe color because most people would rather have a calm color than a bright color on a plane. Blue doesn't show stains easily so it is economical. The color blue is also an appetite suppressant which could help with the lack of meals served on most U.S carriers. Most U.S carriers have blue in their livery and the blue also coordinates with that.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9829 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

I think blue is a professional and calming color. There is a reason that not only the seats are blue. Almost all the uniforms of airlines in the United states are blue as well. Everyone from pilots, to gate agents to flight attendants often have blue/navy as the dominant color.

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 1):
Comon, who doesnt love the those smelly uncomfortable blue seats?

Those blue seats are so much more comfortable than seats were 20 years ago. They are contouring to the body and not have features like winged headrests.



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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

And the best part is that some airlines have managed to find cows that have blue skin so you get leather and blue too!  Silly

User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7007 posts, RR: 63
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5110 times:

Psychologists have done a lot of work into people's reactions to different colours and blue is clearly associated with quality. It inspires trust and reassurance. You might also note that both Boeing and Airbus have recently changed their house liveries and both are substantially blue.

User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5066 times:

DL has also gone the simple European way of doing the interiors. Not to much flash, but a nice comfortable seat once they get worn in.


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6181 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5034 times:
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I never really paid that close of attention, but just about every plane I have been on in the last few years had blue seats. I remember seeing, other colors in the past; gold, orange, red, grey, green, tan, etc. Sometimes the seats were different colors throughout the plane, I always thought that looked weird.

I like the multi-color look, which is mostly blue, on the NW DC-9s and the rest of the NW fleet.



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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4987 times:

Now that I think about it, everything on CO is blue as well - the seat covers, the F/A's uniforms, the gate agents' uniforms - even the carpeting on the planes is blue!

User currently offlineKaukau From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

Everything on Airliners.net is blue.......

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6651 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

Quoting Kaukau (Reply 10):
Everything on Airliners.net is blue.......

Last April Fools Day, the main page was changed to pink, stating that Airliners.net wants to attract more females.



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

Who says all seats are blue? You must've not have flown on commuter planes, F9, and WN:-P (gray, green, and yellow/brown respectively).


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6651 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4938 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):
Who says all seats are blue?

The thread title says MAJOR US airlines. American, Delta, United, Continental, and Northwest all have blue seats.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2451 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 11):
Last April Fools Day, the main page was changed to pink, stating that Airliners.net wants to attract more females

Isn't that when u joined?  duck 

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):
You must've not have flown on commuter planes, F9, and WN:-P (gray, green, and yellow/brown respectively).



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 13):
The thread title says MAJOR US airlines. American, Delta, United, Continental, and Northwest all have blue seats.

I'm curious about your definition of major. Last I checked WN was pretty major... more domestic passengers than anyone else.... more profit too....



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User currently offlineFL370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4868 times:

UA 777 interiors have that, well i meant their coach seats are all blue. and it matches their new paint scheme nicely!!

UA is the only airline i fly so i don't know what other airlines have the blue seats.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Major US Airlines - Why Blue Seat Covers?

Because AeroWesty bought all the pink covers already?  duck  wink 


User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

I like blue, even though it is a generic color

User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 6):
Psychologists have done a lot of work into people's reactions to different colours and blue is clearly associated with quality

Ironically, it is next to impossible to buy a new or nearly new automobile with a blue interior. The automotive industry has virtually given the consumer only 2 color choices and they are grey and brown/tan. Interesting.



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User currently offlineWorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

it is also a predominant color in many western countries' flags and associated with courage and valor.

User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9):
Now that I think about it, everything on CO is blue as well - the seat covers, the F/A's uniforms, the gate agents' uniforms - even the carpeting on the planes is blue!

Except on the CoEx planes.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 13):
The thread title says MAJOR US airlines.

So you deny that certain connection carriers count as major? WN? F9? FL? B6?

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 18):
Ironically, it is next to impossible to buy a new or nearly new automobile with a blue interior. The automotive industry has virtually given the consumer only 2 color choices and they are grey and brown/tan. Interesting.

And black if you get leather.  Smile



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6181 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4582 times:
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Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 13):
The thread title says MAJOR US airlines

I would say WN is a major carrier. They sure go lots of places and carry lots of people.

Last time I flew on WN the seats were tan.

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 18):
Ironically, it is next to impossible to buy a new or nearly new automobile with a blue interior. The automotive industry has virtually given the consumer only 2 color choices and they are grey and brown/tan. Interesting.



Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 20):
And black if you get leather

Chrysler has grey leather in a few models and I drove a 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 with white leather. Remember the canary yellow Cadillacs with yellow leather?

I used to have a 78 Chevy Caprice Estate Wagon with red interior. The plastic pieces all faded to pink. I was able to remove them and paint them with some spray paint I found at a hobby shop that was the same color as they used to be. They looked brand new again.

My last three new cars 97 Saturn SL 2, 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, and 2005 Dodge Magnum had either grey or tan interiors.

The "newest car" I remember seeing a blue interior in was my dad's 1990 Buick Skylark. He got rid of that in 1995.

My 85 Honda Accord has Blue interior and my 80 Mercedes has tan.

other cars and interior colors I have had:

85 Ford Bronco II/ tan
64 Mercury Comet/ tan
64 Mercury Comet/silver/tan
85 Buick Rivera/ tan
72 Cadillac DeVille/ green
77 Pontiac Trans Am/ black
84 Olds 98/ blue
96 Chevy Lumina/ grey
65 Dodge Polara/ red
77 Ford F-150/ black
66 Ford F-100/ tan
80 Cadillac Fleetwood/ tan
93 Chrysler Lebaron/ grey
89 Mercury Sable/grey
71 Mercedes 220/ tan
72 Mercedes 220D/ tan
74 Mercedes 240D/ tan

Wow 22 cars and only 2 with blue seats. But just about every plane I have been on in the last five years has had blue seats. Interesting...



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User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

US Airways interior is different from the rest...although I have grown tired of the gray.


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Quoting RyeFly (Reply 22):
US Airways interior is different from the rest...although I have grown tired of the gray.

You beat me to it. But I agree, while it is different, I am thinking blue would do them better. The grey looks worn very easily and the interiors of the planes look very dull. I am dissappointed with the A330, such a new 'flassy' airplane and the inside is very dull.



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User currently offlineVC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 21):
85 Ford Bronco II/ tan
64 Mercury Comet/ tan
64 Mercury Comet/silver/tan
85 Buick Rivera/ tan
72 Cadillac DeVille/ green
77 Pontiac Trans Am/ black
84 Olds 98/ blue
96 Chevy Lumina/ grey
65 Dodge Polara/ red
77 Ford F-150/ black
66 Ford F-100/ tan
80 Cadillac Fleetwood/ tan
93 Chrysler Lebaron/ grey
89 Mercury Sable/grey
71 Mercedes 220/ tan
72 Mercedes 220D/ tan
74 Mercedes 240D/ tan

Wow! All these cars and not a single decent one!
 duck 


25 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : While the Boeing scheme is nice, it's got so much blue to the point it's almost visually annoying towards the front of the aircraft. The new Airbus l
26 PHLBOS : WN recently revamped all its interiors (IIRRC the design's called 'Spirit' interiors) to a 2-tone dark blue/tan. BTW, YX's 717 fleet uses tan leather
27 Post contains images VC10BOAC : Nope. However a number of our male friends from the other team did sign up that day.
28 Falstaff : That does seem to be the case... Maybe a.net can try a different color next April fools.
29 PHLBOS : One more item to add (I thought of this while away at lunch); TZ's 738 fleet has (or at least in 2004, had) dark brown leather seats.
30 Intermodal64 : It would be nice to have something that feels more like a Starbucks. Oh wait, what do they know about making people feel relaxed and comfortable?
31 CitationJet : No one did. The original poster said the following:
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