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New Spirit Livery Unveiling  
User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23085 times:

Just a heads up folks, Spirit will be unveiling a new livery next Tuesday (Sept. 29) at FLL - spotters beware. The new livery is a total departure from the current one, definitely a love it or hate it change. Look for other changed brand elements such as logos, uniforms, etc. to be unveiled over time.

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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23042 times:

finally an airline that goes through liveries as fast as they do money.....

Also consistent with their 6 months at a time strategy....



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23018 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
finally an airline that goes through liveries as fast as they do money.....

say, why don't we toss a widget in there for good measure  stirthepot   duck 

Though I don't see much wrong with their current one. Why fix it if it ain't broke?


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23019 times:

And folks say Delta changes liveries too often. Spirit has been using the "digital" livery for barely 5 years. I'm guessing this new livery goes hand in hand with their ULCC transformation?

User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 22981 times:

When they changed to the "digital" livery, didn't they change that from blue to gray?


JLB54061
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 22904 times:

Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 4):
When they changed to the "digital" livery, didn't they change that from blue to gray?

Yeah.

I wonder what they're planning... I for one really like the one they've got at the moment!


User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 22904 times:

From white fuselage and blue labeling to gray/black with the intro of the airbii...except for their first 321 which got the old style.

User currently offlineWingletsman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 22892 times:

ALREADY
geez seems they just got the last planes finished in the new one!!
:D can't wait though!!


User currently offlineSkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 22873 times:

What was wrong with the one they have? At least it is original.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 22797 times:

For the love of god, don't make it be eurowhite.


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineCitrusCritter From Pitcairn Islands, joined May 2007, 1104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 22733 times:

Guess I need to go ahead and order that A319 in the present colors before the model companies ditch it.


TLH
User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 22453 times:

Since this is "Spirit" Airlines, maybe the new livery will include:

"ghostly" white

or red, white and "boo"

or silver and "ghoul"

or something in a "passed-tel"

he-he-he


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 22429 times:

Hopefully it won't include a red tail like DL did. I like the paint scheme Spirit Airlines has right now.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22312 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 9):
For the love of god, don't make it be eurowhite.

I hope they do not either.

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 12):
Hopefully it won't include a red tail like DL did. I like the paint scheme Spirit Airlines has right now.

Well, I do too but management does not think so. The livery they have is unique.

Well Red has been their liveries for some time, so expect it again. In addition to that, I would expect a shade of blue.

Hunter



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User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22282 times:

Seriously now, never having flown Spirit...what kind of on board product do they offer?

User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4674 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22196 times:

Quoting N77014 (Reply 14):
Seriously now, never having flown Spirit...what kind of on board product do they offer?

Seats



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User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22145 times:

Having seen the new livery. I HATE IT. Keep the existing. The current one is better then the old. The new is just lame.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22119 times:

Quoting ACVitale (Reply 16):
Having seen the new livery

Please elaborate... describe perhaps? Big grin


User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22119 times:

Quoting ACVitale (Reply 16):
Having seen the new livery. I HATE IT. Keep the existing. The current one is better then the old. The new is just lame.

What's it look like? Any hints?  Smile



Formula 1 Grand Prix Trips: YUL '08, MEL '09, BCN '10, SIN '11, and LGW '12
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 22019 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 15):
Seats

 rotfl  Good one! I'd say they're about on par with Skybus. But I don't believe SX has any "Big Front Seats" onboard.


User currently offlineMikeM2648 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21547 times:

I think the statements here about their product are uninformed. Spirit's new airbus fleet is much nicer inside than Northwest's fleet (their DTW rival). The seats are slimline leather with adjustable winged leather headrests. I flew DTW - LGA and back last summer and was very impressed. Northwest's cabins are a joke by comparison. As for frequent flyer program stats, technology used for checkin & boarding passes...etc ...well ..Spirit is lacking by comparison. But the inflight product was great when I flew...

Quick search on Flickr...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyprop6/103021352/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyprop6/103021406/

-Mike


User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 21183 times:

Quoting MikeM2648 (Reply 20):
Quick search on Flickr...

IMO, looks like every other airline I have ever flown. Nothing special...

Someone get us a picture of the new Spirit livery quick! I can't wait to take a look and see for myself..



Formula 1 Grand Prix Trips: YUL '08, MEL '09, BCN '10, SIN '11, and LGW '12
User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 21019 times:

Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 11):
Since this is "Spirit" Airlines, maybe the new livery will include:

"ghostly" white

or red, white and "boo"

or silver and "ghoul"

or something in a "passed-tel"

he-he-he

Actually, Halloween would be a better roll-out date. I was just getting used to the digital scheme. Oh well.

Mike


User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19944 times:

Description....

Multicolored Swirls with a Swirly multicolor S on the tail.

Hard to describe. I saw a photo and mock up but I do not have a copy.

I did not like it at all. The current livery is very professional looking in my opinion. The old one was a bit amateurish and the new one is just bad. The original was better then the new one. It reminded me of the S on the African/Asian carrier whos name escapes me with a couple of half circular swirls in alternating directions and colors on the fuselage. Spirit.com is on the rear bottom portion of the fuselage in medium sized letters. (Normal non swirly font)


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 19911 times:

Do we have a ship # for the a/c painted?

25 Post contains images Warszawa : Half the plane will be bare aluminum (similar to American), the other half will be painted. There is a $5 web surcharge for booking in the painted sec
26 Warszawa : Tuesday, the 25th, or Saturday, the 29th?
27 Anglo2 : Talk about wasting money, what's wrong with the current scheme anyway?
28 Post contains links Tjwgrr : I bet there will be a very large WWW.SPIRITAIR.COM down the side of the fuselage.
29 Warszawa : Oh yeah, I bet so also, or on the tail, or everywhere (fuselage, tail, and each engine)
30 Carls : Seats are good, service it is a nightmare....
31 Post contains links and images United787 : It is broke. Original does not equal good. Am I the only one that hates the current scheme? I think it is the worst livery in the US. I really think
32 Post contains images Cloud4000 : Absolutely nothing, as far as I can see: it's modern, it's stylish, and an attention grabber. My fear is that they will go to some hideous all white
33 787KQ : You might be...along with management of the airline, if they have decided to change the livery, particularly so soon. No reason to change a great liv
34 FlyPBA : I don't mind their current colors ... but I must say that I liked the original white/purple better than the silver/grey version.
35 Burnsie28 : Not even 5 years because they introduce their new livery a year or so after NW's where it looks like NK jacked the NW silver paint. I think its awful
36 Post contains images Dragonflyer : Great comment! Couldn't stop laughing after reading this! I'm going to throw in my 2 cents and venture a guess that their name will be changing as we
37 Dragonflyer : Oops! That's the quote I was referring to...
38 SkyyMaster : Your opinion of course. IMO, the current livery looks good. I don't know if the description mentioned earlier in this thread is accurate, but if it i
39 Whappeh : Well, I'm anxious to see this.
40 Mir : That's not exactly the best comparison - Northwest's cabins (domestic) are a joke compared to any other airline in the US, and most airlines outside
41 AAJFKSJUBKLYN : From the look of the women in the picture it would seem the airline has a few things to learn..LOL. Spirits current branding does everything to fight
42 Burnsie28 : Because the seats are so much different then UA's, US's, CO's, and AA's domestic seats.
43 ACVitale : Actually, It was medium sized near the lower rear quadrant of the fuselage. Much smaller then I would have expected.
44 Micstatic : I think the digital scheme is the worst livery in the history of commercial aviation.
45 MAH4546 : Not really. They have customer service agents, they have three inches more of seat pitch, they have a "premium" seat section, they charge less for fo
46 Post contains images D L X : Not a word. If "Airbus" is Latin (which it isn't), the plural would be Airbi. Nothing. I think it's one of the best in the skies. FUNNY!! Indeed. Ver
47 MEA-707 : are you serious? I flew Spirit earlier this month from FLL to Guatemala and thought they were fine. Total ticket price in the 120ish, a breeze compar
48 GeorgeJetson : It's definitely not going to be an aluminum (bare metal) scheme as this has never been done on an A320 family aircraft (I think this is an Airbus req
49 GeorgeJetson : So what is the correct date? Does anybody know? I live in Miami, which is not very far away from Ft. Lauderdale, and I would just love to be the firs
50 SkyyMaster : LOL. "MY" pet peeve is the usage of the word "aicrafts" when referring to more than one. But I guess thats being overly anal. Glad someone agrees!
51 JBo : Wait, you mean Skybus only flies to pretend airports?
52 Nkops : 501NK... 502NK was sked to leave today to get painted. I will withhold my opinion on the paintjob until I see it, but I do like the livery we have no
53 GeorgeJetson : I like the current livery a lot, too. It's really very futuristic! At the same time, for most aircraft spotters [who are as fanatic as I am], seeing
54 LHboyatDTW : That's all simply based on opinion. Just because it's biased opinion does not mean it's entirely true. Afterall their current livery makes them look
55 Mir : Yeah, they are. At least different from CO, UA, AA and DL - I haven't flown US in ages. -Mir
56 OB1504 : I can imagine that the gradients aren't too easy to paint, either. I'm going to miss this livery, though: it was one of the best (and most profession
57 CruzinAltitude : I have not had the pleasure, or displeasure of flying on Spirit, but I personally think they have one of the most unique and eye catching liveries in
58 Hiflyer : Lessee 8/136 on a A319 where US runs 12/114....hmmm ok maybe that is a fluke...lessee ua runs 8/112....hmmmm perhaps spirit flies a longer 319? no..th
59 MAH4546 : I imagine the current livery will be around for quite a while. They aren't going to just start spending money on re-painting planes, outside of a han
60 DeltaAVL : It's got to be the worst modern US livery. Come on, are there going to be no online leaks whatsoever of this new livery?
61 ACVitale : Unless it uses decals the new livery covers more of the aircraft with more colors and I think will actually probably be more difficult and expensive
62 Jetlanta : If anyone wants to know why Spirit is doing this, here is a big part of the answer. To the comments that the current livery is "professional" (to whi
63 Bok269 : You raise a very good point. Still is a great livery though. Should be interesting basedo on what others have been saying.
64 Post contains images JBo : What do Visual Flight Rules have to do with how a livery appears? Do IFR liveries stand out more in the fog?
65 Post contains images Warszawa : Just was poking fun at how the ULCC's charge for everything. So, i'd expect the Painted section to be a surcharge (because of the weight of the paint
66 ACVitale : Think of island colors but brighter, swirls, and crayon drawn suns. Again, My guess is this is going to have to be more expensive. Yes the background
67 Tjwgrr : Bare metal on an A320 wouldn't be possible anyways, unless special aluminum skin panels were ordered to replace composite panels like AA did with the
68 Cloud4000 : I don't even think there's a bare skin A320 in existence. Right?
69 Noise : I actually find the current livery pretty cool. I don't know why they would change it. The silver and black "steps" is unique and can't really be foun
70 RICARIZA : You are not alone.. I agree with you 100%.
71 PHLBOS : While that is indeed true, if a new scheme (for any carrier, not just NK) involves a change in the logo as well; then one has to factor in costs chan
72 A330300 : Sorry guys, this coming Tuesday is the 25th....
73 Rikkus67 : My only compaint with the current scheme was the switch from the blue to black. A silver painted fuselage and the digi-blue would have softened the lo
74 Post contains images Lrdc9 : I think Spirits current paint makes the aircraft look professional and stable, like US old paint. I hope the new paint does not resemble the 90's (gag
75 Post contains images Srbmod : Which springs to mind the old TZ livery: The only bare metal Airbus a/c I know of are the AA A-300s. Even AC went with a silver paint on their TCA re
76 USADreamliner : Yes. Or some horrible scheme in lime green or magenta. I like the current one , it's original, modern. I can't believe some people think that a silve
77 Post contains images RL757PVD : Unlike NK's future...hence the new livery....
78 Post contains images Dazed767 : If you can, email me through my profile if they are headed to MCO in the next few days.
79 Nkops : If i can remember to check the ship routing, I will... 501NK won't actually be back on line until Wed or Thurs.
80 CitrusCritter : A little off topic, but does NK do charters? I noticed that in tracking all of the football charter flights, I have not seen an NK flight.
81 Nkops : We do have a DOD contract and run charters from Norfolk AFB to Jacksonville and Guantanomo Bay. We also use to run prisoner charters out of OKC when
82 SkyyMaster : So you are saying that a good looking color scheme (mine and others opinion) can be detrimental to an airline? That makes zero sense. It's not as if
83 787KQ : So they over deliver on the brand so it better to make themselves look like a cheap airline? Makes no sense. Seems like they are delivering a better
84 JBo : It's Tuesday! Have they unveiled this thing, yet?
85 N587NK : So Far no news here!!!! I just tried intercompany mail to email the CEO, 2 different emails, they havent even, apperently released it to employees!!!!
86 Columba : Good Seats and a modern and reliable aircraft with a nice crew. Enough for a flight between A and B that takes between 1-2 hours. I took Spirit for L
87 MIAMIx707 : Now I can imagine that and it could look pretty good. Bare aluminum (not fake metal paint) coverig the first half of the plane in a slanted fashion,
88 JBo : How do you plan on getting bare aluminum on an Airbus?
89 A330300 : Latest news around the block is that the aircraft is still in Mexico (where it was painted) due to a mechanical problem. No word yet when the aircraft
90 Wingletsman : BUMMER!! i really want to see it!!
91 Petteri : Well, for what it's worth here's a Miami Herald's sports writers take on the new NK logo: "Spirit Airlines has a new logo, looks a lot like the new/re
92 Post contains images SkyexRamper : 99 cent cans of metallic silver spray paint and turtle wax! [Edited 2007-09-26 06:58:06]
93 ThirteenRight : I hope they go for something a little less tacky then the digital scheme they have now.[Edited 2007-09-26 07:23:36]
94 Hiflyer : Stupid concept..you got to pay first before it is allowed to leave.....grin...just kidding!!!!!! That really is a shame as I am sure they had organiz
95 PRAirbus : Any updates on this subject??? I am curious...nothing on Spirit's website yet. Wasn't it yesterday the launch of the new look??????? :O
96 Post contains links Xkorpyoh : http://www.redorbit.com/news/busines...it_adopts_lighter_image/index.html no picture here..yet.. but more details
97 Nkops : Nope.. big front seat is still there.... We had all the station managers from around the system in FLL yesterday... so it is a shame!!
98 Post contains links Srbmod : Please continue the discussion here: Spirit New Paint PIC (by Hammer Sep 26 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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