SEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2934 times:
I agree with the above post. That design does NOT look dated at all. I think AA still has a magnificent design and hope they never change it.
I can't even envision them with anything better. The only thing I'm not too crazy about is why they took the shiny silver coating off all of the tails. The pale gray tails make the MD11's, the m80s and 727s all look kinda odd.
Does any knowledgable AA people know why they had to do this? (They apparently *had* to for a legitimate reason. I'm just wondering what it was).
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
I believe the reason why the vertical tail surfaces don't have that polished aluminum look is the fact today's jets all use composites for their vertical tail surface skins. But I can't wait the retro "Astrojet" scheme that is supposed be on a new-delivery 777-200ER due later this year.
Ganymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2904 times:
I fully agree with Superfly !
AA's colour scheme is somewhat timeless looking.The bare metal overall is cocky !!!It kinda makes AA's planes look like the great classic Zephyr Trains !How could one even think of dropping this scheme in fav of a new one?
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
Don Carty in a recent American Way article said that AA would not be changing its colour scheme for a long time. So don't get your hopes up. The most we could hope for is more planes in the "Astrojet" scheme.
I think that the current color scheme is great...and timeless. I don't really wnat them to change it.
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1695 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
In December's AA inflight magazine, the chairman wrote a whole article about their livery. It won't be changed. In addition to all of the cosmetic pluses mentioned above, the planes weigh a little less because of less paint, which translates to greater fuel efficiencies. There is also a safety factor in that cracks can be spotted a lot easier than if there were paint over them.
Super em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
The masses have spoken.The scheme stays.I wish Delta had never changed their colors.That was my second favorite scheme.Plus it seems like as soon as an airline changes colors,they start to get into financial trouble.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1033 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2770 times:
The AA color scheme is classic, as WAS the old old Delta scheme which has also been around forever.
I do like the "AstroJet" scheme, its beautiful. If they paint a 777 in it I will die, it will be beautiful! The 737-800 and the 757-200 in AstroJet colors look stunning. The inclination toward all-white schemes is awful, they look so dirty so fast!!
EWR Spotter From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2754 times:
I think that American has a great scheme. Those planes are the best when the sun hits them and gives a nice reflection or picture opp. They are also great just because of the reflection they give off of anything on the ground around them especially when they are on final.
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
What other "major" airline has the bare metal scheme? AA has countless numbers of things that I really like about them, and their color scheme is one of them. I would be pissed if they were to change it. It is a classic scheme and extremely well known through out the world. I also like the mix by painting some astrojet schemes, I can't wait to see the 777 Astrojet. Good job AA! Keep up the good work!
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