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Airline Logo On Inside Of Door (In The Past)  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

I've noticed that in the 70s and 80s it was common (or more common that today) to have the airline's logo painted on the inside of the front left PAX door. Does any airline do that any more? Why was it done back then, more than today? My theory would be that the logo would appear on press photos when celebrities or politicians disembarked planes, back in the days when every country had their prestigious flag carriers.



Any ideas?

Soren  santahat 


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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

It might have been for the publicity as jetbridges were used less commonly back then. Also if you go on the Air France history website they have an entire page dedicated to various celebs disembarking their aircraft in the 1950s/1960s

That said, when I went on a BA/GB Airways A321 it had the full airline name, aircraft type and registration just above the door.


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3024 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4164 times:
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I can think of several reasons:

Jetway boarding= no one sees the door as much... walking up stairs to a plane makes the logo more prominent than boarding through the cave of a jetway.
Security= no more pictures near plane doors
Maintenance= just one more thing removed to save money



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User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4152 times:

Aer Lingus did it as well,

http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/32479...D3D770927282D56F0AA55A1E4F32AD3138

I think it's mainly for press photos like you say. I'm not sure why they don't do it anymore, maybe it's because some doors operate differently so the inside of the door doesnt show when it's opened. It's posible that there isnt much room to put logos on anymore.

[Edited 2008-04-07 13:20:58]

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Well, on our A320's and E190's, the door doesn't swing open like that. The inside of the door is facing the fuselage when it is open, which means that the only time people are seeing the inside of the door when it is in flight. Plus, this picture is showing airstairs against the plane, many places use the jetways now so there isn't any visibility of the open door except for those in the jetway.

Just my  twocents 

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User currently offlineRleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Nowadays it does not make any sense as most of airlines use jetbridges and doors are "hidden" by the jetway, yet it is a nice feature we can see only today in Government Airplanes.

Saludos,

Roberto.



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User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4129 times:



Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 2):
Jetway boarding= no one sees the door as much... walking up stairs to a plane makes the logo more prominent than boarding through the cave of a jetway.
Security= no more pictures near plane doors
Maintenance= just one more thing removed to save money

Jetways I can understand as of course hardly anyone boards by airstairs anymore these days, at least not like the old days. But security and maintenance? Come on now.. How much does it seriously cost to paint a logo on the inside of a door and its not like the forward galley is a security sensitive area.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4054 times:



Quoting PiedmontINT (Reply 6):
Come on now.. How much does it seriously cost to paint a logo on the inside of a door and its not like the forward galley is a security sensitive area.

But what's the point? And with many leased aircraft now being operated by numerous carriers during the aircraft's lifetime it's easier if the fewest things have to be changed when another carrier takes over the aircraft.


User currently offlinePiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3830 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
But what's the point? And with many leased aircraft now being operated by numerous carriers during the aircraft's lifetime it's easier if the fewest things have to be changed when another carrier takes over the aircraft.

I was just saying the reasons he listed weren't really very good. I agree with you that these days there is no point to painting the logo on the inside. However, I dont think maintenance costs and security are the reasons they disappeared.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27000 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3799 times:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/swisstrip2007/lodoor.jpg

User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

KLM have the skyteam logo on all of their doors, on the widebody fleet at least.

I thought that the name might be on the door precisely because of the airbridge. Ive never seen a design where the door itself was obscured, and I assumed that the logo was there to give people an idea of the livery, etc.

Of course this is only revenant to the 737, 747 and 757 these days. All other types I can think of have doors that slide forwards (777 and all the Airbusses) or have doors sliding into the fuselage skin itself (767, DC-10)



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User currently offlineAdambrau From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

I remember being on a Pan Am 747 JFK-London in the late 80's and on the door close to where I was sitting was writen "Welcome aboard Pan Am".

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