Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
Beg your pardon,
The government allows airlines to put the Swiss flag on 2 places - on the tail and a small flag next to the registration on the fuselage. Swissair does not do to fuselage thing, but Easyjet Switzerland does, for one.
I can't think of anyone who thinks that the winglet flags don't look good.
The Swiss authorities, after an initial period of saying, "no, you can't do that, and you have to remove the ones you have already done" are now thinking (wow!) that maybe their initial reaction was too much, and maybe the rule will be changed. We'll see. But right now, the repainting is stopped, and the ones that have the winglets will stay that way at least until the government decides on the issue.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1157 times:
A Swissair MD-11 Captain I flew with about a month ago told me this. The same was told to me by a fellow spotter in Geneva who works at the airport with Jet Aviation, and who talks to a lot of Swissair folks (he also gets to take pics from the tarmac, ggrrr!)
Granted, it's hearsay from both sides, but independant, so I suppose there is something in there.
I was also told that if they "disguise" the flag, and make it look something like the new Crossair logo, that would be OK to put on the wingtips, as it would simply a design which has some elements of the flag, but is not the flag itself.
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1095 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
There are actuall laws govening the use of a flag, such as where you can and can not put it? Doesn't that limit people's freedom? Interesting... I never knew such laws existed. Here in Canada you can do whatever you like with a flag.
Gibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
Well, whatever it is, cfalk, it's stupid! I love those painted winglets! What about the Canton's flags they name the longhauls after? That would be another possibility to decorate the winglets! What do you think?