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New Livery For CO?  
User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 743 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15961 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.

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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15995 times:


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Maybe one of these?



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15941 times:

Quoting BFS (Thread starter):
Does anybody know of any new colours in the pipeline for Continental?

As A346Dude pointed out, it could have been a Copa aircraft.

As for a livery change, don't expect one any time soon. Ours is a nice, crisp, clean, businesslike livery. It's fine just the way it is, thank you.  Smile


User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 743 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15861 times:

I suppose it might possibly have been Copa, but I think I would have recognised it and, as I said, it seemed a larger aircraft than a 737.

Don't get me wrong, I like the CO livery. Standing the test of time rather well!


User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15761 times:

I love Continental's livery as well! Very elegeant and professional.

On another note.......why are Copa and Continental's liveries so......well...similar? I mean the fuselage looks almost identical.


User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15738 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


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15696 times:

I as well quite like CO's Livery. However I do feel it is becoming just a little bit dated. I wouldn't mind seeing a change.  Wink

My £0.02
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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15692 times:

Thanks Bingo.....I honestly had no idea that Continental owned a large stake in Copa! I guess you do learn something new everyday  Smile

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15673 times:

Yes, Continental chose a solid livery 14 years ago, and unlike some carriers *cough, Delta!* do not need to spend money to change it every few years...

Part of changing the livery is changing the airline's image. CO is very satisfied with its image and its product. Future investment will likely be made where it counts - inside the aircraft.


User currently offlineBingo From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15508 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...
Cheers,
Bingo
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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4762 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15482 times:

Quoting Cba (Reply 8):
Yes, Continental chose a solid livery 14 years ago, and unlike some carriers *cough, Delta!* do not need to spend money to change it every few years...

Agreed, the Ron Allen scheme was a wash, and while I do love the Deltaflot livery, I'm still not sure what it stands for.

The new one however is gonna be hot!



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User currently offlineTercer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15481 times:

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 6):
I as well quite like CO's Livery. However I do feel it is becoming just a little bit dated. I wouldn't mind seeing a change.

Sounds like a great idea if you are paying for the fleet re-paint  crossfingers 



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User currently offlineZschocheImages From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15456 times:

What about any of these?

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00005209

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00006045

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00002137

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00002138

And my personal favorite...

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00000479



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User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15373 times:

Quoting ZschocheImages (Reply 12):
What about any of these?

First One - ok
Second One - Horrible
Third, Fourth - My fav
Last One - Cool, but I like the look of the other 2 (3, 4) better



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3707 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15365 times:
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http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00002137.jpg



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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 15342 times:

I was just thinking about that today. But I gotta agree with Falcon84.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 2):
Ours is a nice, crisp, clean, businesslike livery. It's fine just the way it is, thank you. Smile


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5723 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15284 times:

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 13):
First One - ok
Second One - Horrible
Third, Fourth - My fav
Last One - Cool, but I like the look of the other 2 (3, 4) better

 thumbsup  The third one just looks like a classy upgrade of the current and former liveries all in one..



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15276 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!


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15251 times:

Quoting Tercer (Reply 11):
Sounds like a great idea if you are paying for the fleet re-paint



Quoting ZschocheImages (Reply 12):
And my personal favorite...

Its Mine Too. Repaint the whole fleet like that! If I Owned CO I would pay fot it, Tercer.  Wink

Cheers
WS



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15212 times:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00005209.jpg

Hideous! And besides, we have no 747's.  Smile

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00006045.jpg

Even worse!!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00002137.jpg

Now, that one is pretty nice, although I think most CO employees who've been around for a while don't want the meatball back. But that looks pretty damn good.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00002138.jpg

Might be my favorite. Very bold and sleek. but keeps the crisp, business like look in tact.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00000479.jpg

Not bad, but I don't like the large lettering at all.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15159 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):

The new one however is gonna be hot!

DL's releasing yet another livery! Whew, I hope this one's good. I actually liked the 1997 Delta livery better than the new Deltaflot scheme, although I still do miss the old widget.

Regarding the fantasy CO liveries, the one with the neo-meatball is very classy, however, maybe use the tail logo from the final 787 one instead of the meatball?


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15156 times:

It's a tie between 3 and 4!

Filler

Filler



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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1607 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 15147 times:

Take the Emblem from 4/5, change it to gold, and put it on 3... and lose the gold nacelles...

Nah... still wouldn't look as good as the current ones...



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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 15049 times:

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 10):
Agreed, the Ron Allen scheme was a wash, and while I do love the Deltaflot livery, I'm still not sure what it stands for.

The new one however is gonna be hot!

Is DL re-doing their livery AGAIN? How did I miss that one?



Good goes around!
User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 14968 times:

Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 23):
Is DL re-doing their livery AGAIN? How did I miss that one?

Ditto!  Wink



Will You Try to Change Things? Use the Power that you have, the Power of a Million new Ideas.
25 Garri767 : sorry, i absolutely LOVE the way they "modernized" the meatball into that livery. if only DL could do the same with widget...
26 TristanHNL : I agree. Although the meatball was around when Continental aircraft were referred to as the "proud bird with the golden tail" back in the 70's, it is
27 Rampart : Weird. I was watching a CO plane fly over today and said to myself, "timeless livery, no need to change it, but I'll bet someone from A.net suggests o
28 Post contains images EA CO AS :
29 Elite : 3,4 and 5 are amazing. Personally I'd go with number 5, but any of those I'll be happy.
30 Jcf5002 : You know... I'm begginning to wonder, what the ratio is between "...livery..." threads and "When is NW going to retire its DC-9" threads? Its gotta be
31 Post contains images ZschocheImages : Good call. Pretty soon there are going to be posts trying to guess when the next NW DC-9 post will be. I agree, but I don't think that DL will change
32 Malmoaviation : The number four is great. But, the color-scheme is blue, and should continue being that. Maybe change the blue planet into a gold-colored planet? Oth
33 Snaiks : but the question is. if it was a bigger plane than a 737 painted for copa? maybe a 767 getting ready for transatlantic flights? if it was a CM 737, wh
34 Post contains images Alitalia744 : you'd be surprised I smell a widget.
35 Post contains images RICARIZA : And in 2005, CM bought AeroRepública (P5) -the second largest airline in Colombia after Avianca - and recently changed its image to CO like too:
36 Xkorpyoh : me too.. it is very 1992... and that globe logo has been overused by so many companies " target=_blank>http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...05209 I
37 Steeler83 : Kinda similar to the story behind the USAir livery from the late 1970s to about 1991. Yet, when I was flying back to PHL from PIT on the day after Ch
38 Post contains images Nosedive : They did update the widget itself in 2000, and it sucked. They brought the "old" widget in 2004. A "old" 1959-2000, 2004-now B 2000-2004
39 747LUVR : Hey...CO would have a 747 if it ate up UA....haha...I had to get this in..
40 RootsAir : Too Eurowhite The best is the meatball one, though if you change it to a globe its just perfect! Keep the livery as it is. BTW I prefer the tail logo
41 CM767 : Possible but never heard that, the joke I heard was that that CO bought it because the changing the name was easy, form Compañia Panameña de Aviaci
42 Post contains images WesternA318 : They are just as good as CO for that part of the world...
43 ABQopsHP : The current scheme was super when it came out in the early 90s. The first time I saw it in ELP, I asked to go up and take a look inside. What a calmin
44 Tommy767 : CO current logo is classy and clean. That doesn't mean that they shouldn't opt out for a new paint scheme sometime soon (its kinda been a while...)
45 Post contains links and images A340Spotter : To get the thread back onto BFS's original question, here's your likely answer: View Large View MediumPhoto © John Harris The Aramco hangar is lo
46 PHLBOS : Personally, the only things I would change w/CO's present livery would be to make the gold stripe a little wider (but not too wide) and go w/a slightl
47 WTXJET : The current Continental logo was introduced in February 1991 by CEO Hollis Harris. The 'new' look was introduced on aircraft 318 a 737-300.
48 Post contains images Zippyjet : Couldn't have said better if I said it myself! And yes, even the Peter Max birds are sharp!
49 Post contains images Coleplane : You had me at "If only DL..."
50 D L X : Because COPA stands for "Continental One PAss." j/k
51 BFS : Thanks A340Spotter, You've hit the nail on the head. That's the aircraft I saw - I knew I wasn't going crazy!
52 Post contains images A340Spotter : BFS- You're welcome...only took 44 replies to get the answer JSD
53 BFS : Must be a new record! Hehe Thanks again
54 ZschocheImages : But you did get to experience a true ANet discussion in the mean time.
55 Post contains images MATURRO727 : I think the most likely is these one I think these is the one, Please correct me if am wrong. Cheer MATURRO727[Edited 2007-02-15 05:30:03]
56 Post contains links and images Frugalqxnwa : If CO was to get a new livery (which isn't needed right now), I would suggest the following: View Large View MediumPhoto © Fergal Goodman Too bad
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