AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 901 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 772 times:
Well British Airways sort of is in the same boat:
there's the original speedbird livery from the 80's, (still present on a sizeable portion of the fleet), then there's the "world images" with the different tail designs, and finally the new union flag design (originally on the concorde only, now being applied to the entire fleet).
I think the new union flag design is very very elegant but tending a little toward the dull side. What I think they should do is keep the new design as a corporate standard but also keeping a few of the more successful world image designs, such as the Chelsea Rose (my favorite).
Also, Modesto, since you brought up the Delta livery, I am curious, what is your favorite of the Delta liveries?
KonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 743 times:
United was in this situation in the 1970s. In the early 70s, they had the mainliner scheme with the red & blue spire on the tail. Then when the 747s came in, out came the Friend Ship scheme, which was the same as mainliner but with four stars on the nose & tail, bigger red stripe underneath the blue window stripe, & (insert airplane name here) Friend Ship midway down. Then in 1974, they introduced the triple cheatline, flying U scheme.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 714 times:
This topic came up awhile back (I think Tom in MSY brought it up). And not counting hybrid liveries from mergers, and takeovers, or 'special theme/logojets', only 2 other airlines come to mind that had 3 liveries at the same time.
First is USAir. They had the rust colors, the final red and blue, and a couple of experimental liveries (one I know was on a 733, and the other a BAe146) all at the same time.
The other is America West. This one, some of you might dispute. They had (and still have) the burgundy and blue livery and the current orange and green one.
They briefly flew an A320 (I have a pic of it)(during fall of 1996 if memory serves me right) that was all white, and only had the orange America West name on it. No other markings of any kind, other than the Irish "EI" registration.
Would that count as a separate livery?