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Who Here Likes WN's New Colors?  
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 753 times:

Given that Southwest's new colors are so unpopular among airliners.net members here, I wonder if it's the case within the general public? I hope not, really. But Sun Country's livery seems to be favoured, and I can't argue with that - I like that livery, too.

I'm not afraid to admit that I'm in the minority who likes Southwest's new colors. If there's anybody here in airliners.net who likes WN's colors, don't be afraid either to post your views here!

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User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 592 times:

I like it alot better than DL's scheme. Atleast it doesn't look plain and empty on the fusalage like on DL's 777. The new delta Scheme looks great on a narrow body like a 737-800 but looks plain and boring on a 777. Same thing like I said awhile back about PAN AM when they went with the billboard logo. The jumbo PAN AM looked great on their 727-200 and PA 2's 737-400 right before they had gone under in 1998 but looked plain and boring especially with too much white space on their 747 fleet in the 1980s and early 1990s.


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User currently offlineRedraider From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 571 times:

me


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User currently offlineYEG 757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 561 times:

It's an improvement from the old scheme, which looked too drab in my opinion.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 553 times:

I didn't like the small pictures in the press release, but the bigger pictures on the SWA web site actually looked pretty good.

User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 542 times:

I like it too. If only we can see it in Canada though. I like the fact that there's no white--anywhere! Red and blue go together. The tan colour, well, it's better than making it grey or white. And the orange at the tail makes it look like the old paint job a bit. It's pretty.

AL


User currently offlineLoserkid182 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 532 times:

I love it! Its a lot better than that Terdwest colours they had before!! I think the blue adds a nice touch instead of that baby crap brown colour! 

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 531 times:
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The new livery is a vast improvement.
The old scheme couldn't have been more Seventies - very dated and tired looking, the combination of colours was awful. The new scheme has a fresh, bright look which the old one just didn't have.


User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 517 times:

I love the new paint! The old one was so drab, and desert colors, like their home. The new one adds lots of character and boldness to one of the best airlines flying!! Two thumbs up.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5813 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 495 times:

Well, at first I thought it was awful. But after seeing a DECENT picture of it, it's actually pretty good. The bottom border between the blue and the red section is not straight- it doesn't run parallel to the bottom of the belly. Rather, it's curved and swept. I think it is okay. I would give it a b-.

The new leather seats are, however, hideous. Blue and Yellow? Uh, no thanks. Maybe they are comfortable, and that might make up for their 'only a mother could love' looks. And maybe they look better in person.

Did you also know that they now have brushed aluminum trim pieces? That might be interesting...

R


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 485 times:

Everything looks great!

The new scheme and the seats!

Those seats remind me of the color of some sports car seats! Great improvement! Beautiful touch adding the blue (my favourite color!)..

N312RC
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User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 481 times:

As long as Herb gets me there on time and with a low fare I don't care how he paints his planes!

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 473 times:

I also like it... When I heared they got a new scheme I feared for yet another white fuselage approach, but it looks colourful and a bit more classy than the hippie seventies orange/red.


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User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 467 times:
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I love it! I think it's very progressive, very trendy, and very Southwest.

User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 462 times:

Hey all,

I like it. It's nice to see planes with little or no white on them, only color.
The blue looks classy with the red. I think it is a lot better than the old scheme, that looked like a scheme from the 60's. "Baby crap" that's good!!

AC_B777



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User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 458 times:

I am starting to like it better after seeing the larger picture. However I would like to see it in person to make my final judgement. I do have to say the blue is much better then that brown color but I think it looks more obvious that there is no title on the fusulage with the darker color which makes it look incomplete to me. I'm sure they could have done something a lot better

User currently offlineFedExHeavy From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 454 times:

I don't think it looks that bad, can't wait to see them in person! It seriously could be worse.
FedExHeavy



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User currently offlineChe From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 446 times:

I dont think its that bad. A bit too much blue though.
che


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 447 times:

I HATE it! Honestly, in the past decade, pretty much every swingin' airline in the world (with the exceptions of QF, JAL, AF, AA) has changed their livery, mostly for the better (then again, I love Deltaflot.) Honestly, WN has kept theirs, and I like it. I don't think that Blue and Orange go well together, so I hate it. What's next, they'll be the official airline of the New York Knicks (looks just like their colors). Oh well.

Jeff


User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 434 times:

Personally I think it's great. It looks fine to my eye, I quite like it. And it's very similar to their well-recognized old livery, so while it maintains the value of their existing brand-image, it gets rid of the ugliness that went along with it. In terms of marketing it's very good- it keeps the good things that went along with the old livery, while getting rid of the bad aspects. What better could you ask for?

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8016 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 435 times:

My major gripe with the new WN livery is the fact that the blue is a very garish shade and definitely conflicts with the other colors of the plane. Small wonder why it looks a bit repulsive.

If you look at the new SY scheme, note that they carefully chose the colors so they are all complimentary colors and is pleasing to look at. Now THAT is a livery we'd be all proud of.  


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 424 times:

I had no idea that there'd be so many who like Southwest's new livery. I guess it's like flying eye candy to some people!

User currently offlineUA865 From El Salvador, joined May 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 421 times:

I'm sure it will look much better in person, and I can't wait to see one at BUR.

User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 423 times:

I love Southwest's new paint scheme.
At least its a change for the better,

Tom