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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14020 times:

Just checked www.flyopenskies.com and found some pics of the EC 757 in its new livery.

IMO it looks quite nice




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EC 757 in its new livery



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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13996 times:

It looks very nice, but I think the lighting and freshness helps.

Imagine it after it's been in service a while with a bit of dirt around the windows and the glossy white shine has faded.


User currently offlineGosimeon From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 663 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13946 times:

I don't really like the logo much - it seems a bit bland. Beautiful A/C though.

User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2769 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13916 times:
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Its looks nice like said above. But the lights do make it look better. I don't think they could have made it anymore basic. I was hoping for some awesome paint scheme.
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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13880 times:
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Isn't that BAs flag tail livery?

User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13878 times:



Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
Isn't that BAs flag tail livery?

Yes, it is.


User currently offlineSmeg From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13868 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
Isn't that BAs flag tail livery?

Yup, OpenSkies is BA's US-EU subsidiary.

I think that it is flying from New York to Brussels and Paris. (But I could be wrong!)

[Edited 2008-04-04 03:47:41]

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13740 times:
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Quoting Smeg (Reply 6):
Quoting 777ER (Reply 4):
Isn't that BAs flag tail livery?

Yup, OpenSkies is BA's US-EU subsidiary.

Now it makes sense. If it wasn't then oh boy, big issues would have come up


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6322 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13682 times:

It's very basic and the "open skies" looks cheap to me. I like that shade of grey so it would have been nice to see more of it to equal out the amount of white there is.

I'm sure the winglets will look great, they look painted grey as well.


User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13665 times:



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 8):
It's very basic and the "open skies" looks cheap to me

I agree.

Who'd call an airline "Open Skies" anyway. Crap name.



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User currently offlineCubedweller From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13623 times:

I saw this today when I landed at LHR. Didn't immediately realize what it was but then it clicked.

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3811 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13628 times:



Quoting Gulfstream650 (Reply 9):
Who'd call an airline "Open Skies" anyway. Crap name.

Yes I was also wondering, why do they even rebrand those flights? Why not operate them under the own name? I thought the purpose of the open skies agreements were that an airline does NOT have to create a subsidiary first, but can operate under their own name?

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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13550 times:



Quoting Gulfstream650 (Reply 9):
Who'd call an airline "Open Skies" anyway. Crap name.



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 11):
Yes I was also wondering, why do they even rebrand those flights? Why not operate them under the own name?

I agree that Open Skies isn't the most creative name ever but as mentioned in previous threads it was named as such to link in with the agreement called Open Skies.

One of the reasons they may be operating under a subsiduary rather than mainline BA is that if this venture doesnt work then the PR isnt going to be too bad for BA. (I dont think it can get any worse for them at the moment anyway) Big grin



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User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13233 times:

Note the lack of a black ring around the nose, a la BA Boeings...

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13216 times:



Quoting Irobertson (Reply 13):
Note the lack of a black ring around the nose, a la BA Boeings...

First thing I noticed as well...


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6870 posts, RR: 63
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13165 times:

There's simply no two ways about it. The 757-200 is the best-looking airliner EVER!!!

User currently offlineSmeg From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13160 times:



Quoting Irobertson (Reply 13):
Note the lack of a black ring around the nose, a la BA Boeings..

This one has obviously been taught not to poke its snout into the APU exausts of other a/c!  Big grin


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2866 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12962 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 15):
There's simply no two ways about it. The 757-200 is the best-looking airliner EVER!!!

...especially with RRs hanging underneath  thumbsup 



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12944 times:

Why not just keep it British Airways.....


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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12845 times:

BA without the blue belly looking like:


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12698 times:

At least it looks better on the plane than in pictures. Hopefully it'll look even better in person. Who cares what the exterior looks like anyway? It's the interior that matters.

User currently offlineDanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12210 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 15):
There's simply no two ways about it. The 757-200 is the best-looking airliner EVER!!!

Can't say fairer than that!

Having seen this photo, and the photo in the other thread on the new livery, I must say it looks pretty good! I'm still not sure about the OpenSkies branding, but whatever BA want to do...



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12151 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 17):
Almost everything about this proposed airline is crap.

Why, or in what regard?


User currently offlineTimo007 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11672 times:

Does anybody know when Open Skies service is going to start?

Cheers,

Timo


User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11457 times:



Quoting Revelation (Reply 17):
Almost everything about this proposed airline is crap.

Please do enlighten us with your wisdom.....

I was just looking thru their pilot hiring requirements and the benefits and remunarations for these. In my eyes they are pretty good and seems like good fun to hop the pond to different european destinations.



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25 Caspian27 : The reason this is crap is that BA management is starting a new airline outside of the established labor groups circumventing the seniority of the pi
26 EA772LR : Are these BA 757s biz class only?? A good looking plane by the way. Maybe it's because we're so used to seeing BA with blue bellies and engines.
27 Post contains images Sketty222 : These aircraft have 3 cabins, Business, Premium Economy and Economy 24 J seats 28 Y+ seats 30 Y seats
28 AirNZ : This is interesting, coming from someone in a country who at every opportunity put down union/labour groups as irrelevant and money grabbers.....also
29 8herveg : Are these the actual seats for Open Skies?
30 GeorgeJetson : It looks just like another plain plane to me: The usual Euro white fuselage with a litte bit of gray at the botton. The BA tail is the only thing that
31 A380US : Yeah thats definatley it and like if theres the slightest rain or snow then like you wouldnt be able to see the words "open skies"
32 EA772LR : Exactly what Ii was thinking, because if so, then I'm very impressed. It looks like a nice product.
33 Post contains links Msl747 : Well, they are from their website so I would assume so... http://flyopenskies.com/ -Matt
34 Caspian27 : Are you accusing me personally of putting down labor groups? Don't paint every American with the same brush. I AM labor...not management. All the acc
35 Gulfstream650 : I think that th product is excellent however I believe that the branding is cheap and shoddy.
36 Ari : The livery just looks like a hybrid livery!! I would have thought BA would have used their iconic colour scheme to promote the service more. Still, th
37 DavidkunzVIE : Obviously you've never seen a VFW-Fokker Jet. j/k
38 Rivet42 : I'm quite disappointed - apart from the fin (which won't be a priority for the travelling public), there's not much about this that links it to the BA
39 Ncelhr : And that's pretty interesting since on another thread which discussed those black rings specifically, a number of people asserted that there was a te
40 Sketty222 : IIRC was it not something to do with a radar or an ILS trial? I remember seing both the LHR 75's and also LGW based 73's with this "nose ring" Lee "
41 Ncelhr : Some said it was GPS. But you see, the OpenSkies aircraft is ex-BA G-BPEK which had the ring when it was BA. Its register is being officially transfe
42 Sketty222 : I dont know, maybe thhe ring was there for specific testing and once the testing finished they just left it there as it was of no use without the cor
43 BP1 : Everyone please remember, Open Skies the deal, is in the first phase - if the US does not bend on foreign ownership ideals, then in a few years, altho
44 Gkyip : Aren't we forgetting KLM? It looks ok, but that's it, just ok. I don't like the branding behind the seats, i.e. "Biz" "Prem+" and "Econ". I think it'
45 Runway24R : It looks pretty good I think. To the people who think the name is not very good: I would like to point out, that this airline will not be flying from
46 Post contains images VV701 : No, I do not think so. All of BA's fleet of 752s operating out of LHR are painted with these black rings. Some, but not all, of BA's 737s operating o
47 Post contains links Kanban : for seating and other facts see http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iYIM8QU0ycp32uxrpdvKblPLb3nQ
48 Voyager747 : The one thing that intrests me is what is their ATC call sign?
49 Christao17 : That is exactly what I thought when I saw the picture. It is Orient Thai / One-Two-Go!
50 BA787 : I'm probably not the first to notice it, but I'll be the first to mention it: Calling the bird "Lauren" is a nice touch. I assume this is from the Pro
51 VV701 : And it was called 'Project Lauren' after the first name of the daughter of OpenSkies CEO. Does he have any more children?
52 Baexecutive : I've noticed this a lot recently not just 'open skies' related, its been on ba.com and t.v. commercials
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