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Is The Magic In Aviation Dying?  
User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1980 times:

Today, many if not most airlines in the world have replaced their older aircraft such as the 727, DC-10 and Tristar with newer, more fuel efficient aircraft such as the A330, A340 and 777 and/or have changed their colour schemes to provide a "fresher" look for the airline.
While these steps have been taken to allegedly improve aviation quality, one cannot help but feel strong pangs of yearning to the older classical jets and some of the paint schemes  Crying What do you think?

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User currently offlineGearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

You could be right. Many of the new liveries look the same. At a quick glance you could easily mix up a B767-300ER and B777-200 especially if the same airline flies both! And who can forget the sight of a Boeing 707-300 in Pan Am livery or the VC10 in BOAC livery. Even the 2 wide-body trijets looked profoundly different. There has been a lot of critics condemming BM's new colours and Southwest's new colours, I for one think they are at least a welcome departure from all white and some colour on the tail (eg. Air Canada) and I think Southwest's colours look fantastic on the 737-700. Maybe Southwest will start a trend and bring the magic back!

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User currently offlineGiantJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

But think about it, in about 20 years or so, these new colour schemes and the aircraft will also be a classic and will always be remembered. And in about 30 years, you can also say that you have flown on them!

Cheer up, these things will never go away..


User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Science advances, and aircraft still have variety, and color schemes between two airlines are typically quite different. Such as British Airways and United. Totally different scheme. Lufthansa and Saudi Arabian.

Don't feel that aviation has lost its magic, its technology marching ahead to create better and more magical aircraft.


User currently offlineRonE From Israel, joined Jan 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Don't get me wrong, I don't think improvement in fleet and/or colour schemes is ALL bad. Having flown such newer models as the A340, I can testify that it is a very comfortable airplane. However, sometimes you forget that you are flying on these new aicraft they are almost TOO comfortable. I still remember flying on the DC-10 as a much more exhilirating experience. As for the colour schemes, there are several new schemes which I just can't seem to get used to, such as SAS, British Airways, Air New Zealand and El-Al, while at the same time there are newer schemes I find more compelling and pleasurable to the eye such as United, Continental and Air Canada just to name a few.

User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

In my opinion, the "magic" of aviation in commercial aviation died a long time ago. It's still thriving in GA though.  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Doesnt matter, every time take a flight or even go to the airport i have an incredible feeling inside of me. Its always been that way for me, and will always be no matter what changes the industry makes.

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