Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 42 Posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4095 times:
On this early morning in November of 1993, I was atop the Theme Building at LAX when this Continental 727 in desperate need of repainting showed up to take off on Rwy 24. For as long as I remember, Continental rarely used the northern runways. So This was definitely a nice sight.
I believe it was around 1986 or so when they enlargened the titles, removed the small logo, moved the flag, and reverted to the red logo on the tail.
I definately agree this livery and logo were much more interesting than what they have now. I would love to see them bring the contrail logo back in some form! But I suppose that scheme and logo represent the "bad times" and the image they were trying to change.