BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 734 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 14102 times:
Does anybody know of any new colours in the pipeline for Continental? The reason I ask is that as I was driving away from IAH on Saturday afternoon, I could make out the tail of what appeared to be a 757/767 sized aircraft sticking out of the back of a hanger. I tried to get a photo but had gone too far past the area by the time I got my camera out, but it was a dark blue tail with what looked like a globe, much in the same size and position as CO's current tail, but instead of the grid design it was more of an outline and may have been in silver or gold.
I may have been imagining it as at this stage exhaustion was kicking in from a long and busy flight, but thought it might be interesting. Any info welcome.
Bingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 13879 times:
Quote: On another note.......why are Copa and Continental's liveries so......well...similar? I mean the fuselage looks almost identical.
Because the apple doesnt fall far from the tree...
"On 19 May 1998, Continental Airlines acquired a 49% stake in the airline, marking the beginning of a comprehensive marketing and operating alliance. Since then, it has adopted a livery and corporate logo which resemble those of Continental, and participates in Continental's OnePass frequent flyer program." -find the rest here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Airlines
Bingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 13649 times:
Copa has really come full circle for those of you who dont remember it back in the day. Some of my friends down in SJO like to joke that is CO's LCC. Bottom line, You can change the livery all you want...modern clean planes, decent perks and great service is what counts...
"Onepass Member for Life"
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 13417 times:
The only thing I think I might change about CO's livery is just adding a little bit of dimension to it. One non-aviation example I can think of is how Chevron slightly updated its logo recently, but it is still basically the same thing.
So, if maybe CO either raised or lowered the cheatline around the nose, or added a little bit more texture to the typeface and globe it would look very nice, but still the same basic identity. Like a little refreshment rather than an entire change. But I am a fan of CO's current livery quite a bit - I do have to say that it looks much less than 17 years old!