Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1153 times:
Olympic, NW and Delta have all had some livery changes in the last 10 years so it is unlikely they will do it for atleast another 10 years.
From the airlines that haven't had a livery update for ages, I think Thai needs one. Does anyone know why they abandoned their livery change they did for a very short time in the mid 1990s? I saw it on one of their A300s here in Perth. Although their livery is quite nice, it could do with an update. I also think Air India made a mistake by switching back to its Maharajah image. They trialled this red/gold "sun" livery but they say people preferred the Maharajah image. I think this Maharajah image makes them a bit of a joke. The "sun" certainly gave them a more professional look.
Back to the main point, besides Thai, I think Korean Air could do with a change(to put its bad safety record in the past) and so can KLM. Oh, Alitalia is in desperate need of one. Hope their new alliance will make them go for a new modern livery.
LGA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1118 times:
Southwest is in dire need of a color scheme change; thir planes look like flying hotdogs. American could probably use a freshening, but part of me likes their old-school bare metal look. I also think that Delta didn't do enough with its new scheme. They should have seperated themselves more from the old scheme since that was one of the ugliest and most boring schemes I can remember. They also don't seem to be repainting thire old aircraft fast enough.
JWM AirTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
Delta just updated their paint scheme (thankfully) to a new, more modern look which actually is very fitting and probably appeals to old DL paint scheme lovers. Olympic needs a big update That's why I refuse to buy their Herpa Wings (but I should anyways). NWA's paint scheme is fairly new (c. 1989ish). KLMs really the only "old" paint scheme that I like today. In fact, I read somewhere that NWA's paint scheme was based on KLM's. UA has a nice one too. AA in my opinion is overdue. It is very classy and appealing, but I think it is time for a change. I agree that Alilatia needs a new one. Also Boeing's roll-out colors are dull. I think they need to adopt a striking new original one for their roll outs.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12176 posts, RR: 35 Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1107 times:
DON'T go near the Thai livery! Please! It has always been my favourite. AI319, I agree with you about BWIA, but you'll be glad to hear that the first 737-800 will be delivered with the new West Indian livery, the "British" name disappearing.
I was very disappointed that Ryanair used their old livery on the 737-800s; I had thought that they were going to use the "Billboard" livery in which one of its 737-200s is now painted, can't think which one - but it looks very nice. I am also glad to hear that Aerolineas Argie will be having a new livery later this year; I didn't like the "Iberia" style livery - I like Iberia's, but each airline should have its own. Another airline that needs to work out its identity is JAS - they have a nice livery on their 777s and MD90s, but are in no apparent hurry to repaint the rest of their fleet and it looks very staid in comparison. That's enough, isn't it!
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12176 posts, RR: 35 Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
It's actually AIRLINERS, page 20. showing as you rightly say, the 73G, in the old colours. Looking at it, yes, it's really in need of a change. They only say it's going to be introduced with the arrival of the new 738 in December. But, well, er . . . it HAS to be an improvement!
(Don't worry, FLY777UAL, I'm sure we all sometimes get confused between the two of them sometimes! I certainly do!)
TP343 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 312 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1069 times:
I basically agree with those that think Aerolíneas, Iberia and Alitalia colours should get a face-lift.
Others I think should change/refresh its colours:
* VASP and sisters (LAB, TAN and Ecuatoriana);
* Aeromexico (although not urgent);
* Northwest/KLM (have you ever noticed their paint geometry are quite resembling, just changing the colours - blue for KLM and red for NWA?);
* TAP-Air Portugal (a light face-lift would be welcomed);
* Finnair (to give more life to that just one blue and white scheme).
Continental777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1050 times:
I like the Continental Airlines Paint Scheme, I like the Gold Strip on the middle of the plane. I also like the 747-200 AF1 & 757-200... Thai needs a new scheme bad. Airtran had an old one that was horrible, their new one was better. I love Delta's new one. better than the old one well gotta get to bed it is 4:00 AM over here
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
Kaitak , I agree with you.. Thai 's livery is nice and smooth and you would like it more if you know the meaning. Golden means the shining color of temples while pink and purple symbolizes our Silk. I would think SAS needs to go back to its first livery. They are moving in to the dull and boring ones. I also think any airlines with their entire aircraft shaded looks nice and I love to buy its Herpa... like Korean , KLM , Asiana , American ( BooOO!!! ) , United , Saudia... etc. etc.
Concorde SST From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 71 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1030 times:
I have to agree with Kaitac, Thai Airlines has a beautiful color scheme that should be left alone. I also believe that KLM is lovely just the way it is. Usually when an airline changes their color scheme, the trend has been to go with the EuroWhite, there go the cheat lines. Let’s hope our choices for a new look don’t go that way!
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12176 posts, RR: 35 Reply 19, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1028 times:
Hi Thai747/Concorde SST,
glad to know I'm not the only one with good taste in airline liveries!! I understand that the motif on the tails of Thai aircraft is called the "Dancing Man". I also believe it was designed by the US firm, Landor Associates? You really have to look at it hard before it makes sense, but it does look superb. I don't know if you'd agree with this, but I think that the A330 looks much better in TG livery than the 777, yet the Cathay 777s look much better than the A330s (I love Cathay as my "name" would suggest - but I don't like the look of the RR Trents on the 330s; they look much better and bigger on the 777s.) Just a thought . . .
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15 Reply 20, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1017 times:
Kaitak , Concorde... I'm glad someone likes my favourite airlines too.. but Thai Airways logo isn't anymore the dancing man , it was the previous livery
Where Thai's new logo which had been used for the past 20 years , symbolizes a unique flower in Thailand which are used to make bouquet , whcich are called Jum-pee... Thais also call TG with the nickname of Jum-Pee... also some Thai interprets the logo as the Thai solute of Sawasdee.. well no matter what I love TG..
MJC777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
AA has a livery for the ages. I still like it. I also think NWA has a nice paint scheme and shouldn't change it. Who needs a face life though, is Airbus' House Colors. There horrible. You think they would want something to brighten up the plane a little. I love Boeings House Colors though.
Fxra From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 692 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
Originally, i didn't much care for the new colors versus the old ones. But i guess seeing tons of Delta planes (hi from ATL), it kinda greww on me. I especially like the MD-11's in the new colos. But, i wish they would have done something similar to the Olympic paint jobs they had on the MD-11 and 767 a few years ago, i thought those were great. Anyone know why they didn't?
Montenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1006 times:
Well I think that Lufthansa should do something, they have revised the colors recently but a change would be welcomed as for AA, Alitalia and Air France. Iberia is lovely but they should do something just as A. Argentinas. I do not like the Southwest livery, new Canadian and I think that they should left the old one. Aeroflot should make something because that "new" design is simply horrible, LOT should make some changes and Swissair to.
25 Ciro: AA logo is boring... It has been pretty much the same since 1933. I would also be pleased to see changes at Alitalia's, JAL's, ANA's and Korean Air's
26 Jetplane32: Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease change the TAP air portugal & Iberia airline paint schemes. What is it with those coutries. Iberia just has to go.
27 Flying_Swan: Hi. I think that Air France, Alitalia and Lufthansa have to change there livery colours. Something modern... American Airlines shouldn't change, real
28 DL 604: Yes, AA REALLY needs a change. Old livery. Try something new. Oh well, AA's going down the tube anyway. With all the previous happenings like the sick
29 Seriouslyfunny: bee-wee is getting a new scheme soon....its in the latest issue of airlliners.... brian
30 Federico: Aeroflot Aerolineas Argentinas Air France Tap Alitalia Iberia Lufthansa American Balkan Tarom Vasp Cubana To name a few...and please no more all white
31 777200: Tap - Air Portugal, Delta, United, Air France, Swissair.