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Thomson Airways New Livery, Picture  
User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20904 times:

Well it hasnt changed much at all! Here we the the first photo of the new Thomson Airways plane with the "fly" titles removed! I personnaly like it!

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Jordan

[Edited 2009-03-29 13:28:57]


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User currently offlineBW424 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2008, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20839 times:

Looks neater in IMO with the "fly" titles removed.


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User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20826 times:

I hope they'll do the same with "Corsairfly" and switch the brand back to "Corsair". If only they could bring back the old livery as well...the TUI colors have never grown on me.

User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9768 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20790 times:

The title of this thread is really misleading. Nothing has changed in this supposedly "new" livery. Merely the fly...com-titles have been removed. A thread title something like "Thomson's adapted livery" would be more in line in this case.

Best regards,

A388


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 20744 times:

It hasn't changed too much but I like how they removed "fly.com" titles. I like 738 after all.  Wink

Fatmir



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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1803 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20696 times:

I cant say I like it without the "fly.com" as much!
See here how they're adapting it to the current fleet: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=5551


User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20669 times:

They've started modifying other aircraft in the fleet too. G-THOG was noted at MAN today wearing the revised titles. The fly.com bit had simply been covered over and the rather faded "Thomson" sadly loooked a little poor imo.


James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20590 times:

The world of Tui is a bland and boring scheme, I hope this is an interim scheme and they go back to something a bit more imaginative.

User currently offlineAAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20503 times:

Wow. Well done TUI.
Yet another wonderfully bland and delightfully boring livery, imaging arcross that childish logo.

It's going to be a shame too see the colourful FCA jets being repainted with this very dull branded livery.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 20370 times:



Quoting JRowson (Reply 6):
The fly.com bit had simply been covered over and the rather faded "Thomson" sadly loooked a little poor imo.

I suppose it really only noticeable on the Starboard side, on the port side the position of "Thomson" is not obviously 'wrong'

Brian.



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User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 20323 times:



Quoting JRowson (Reply 6):
They've started modifying other aircraft in the fleet too. G-THOG was noted at MAN today wearing the revised titles. The fly.com bit had simply been covered over and the rather faded "Thomson" sadly loooked a little poor imo.

It's cheaper to do that rather than repaint the whole aircraft, and is similar to what Thomas Cook did when they started adding ".com" to the left-hand side of the fuselage. No point repainting the whole aircraft if it's not needed.

Quoting ACEregular (Reply 7):
The world of Tui is a bland and boring scheme, I hope this is an interim scheme and they go back to something a bit more imaginative.

Alas I can't see that happening. It's a standard livery across the group (save a few colour variations) and it makes sense from Tui's point of view as it presents a uniform image.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 20279 times:

Just to be clear, this isn't the new Thomson Airways livery, its a temporary modification until the new branding (new livery, interior and uniform) is unveiled at around the same point as the first 787 delivery.

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 18151 times:

How many times have these guys changed? I know technically they have been different airlines, but have they not been Tui, or Tuifly, or britannia, etc etc etc?? There seems to be a new branding every few months to a year!

User currently offlineBeagleboys From Italy, joined Jun 2006, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16449 times:



Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 12):
How many times have these guys changed? I know technically they have been different airlines, but have they not been Tui, or Tuifly, or britannia, etc etc etc?? There seems to be a new branding every few months to a year!

there are different airlines with the TUI livery. All owned by TUI with the exception of Neos(Italy) that left the TUI and now is 99% owned by Ifil(Fiat/alpitour) and another italian tour operator.
I like this livery! its something new and different!



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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 15673 times:

I can't stand Tui.

Not after they obliterated the old blue/white/gold Britannia livery. My first flight was on a Britannia 767-200, and I remember thinking what a great livery. And now they're getting rid of the FCA livery!


User currently offlineFlybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 15513 times:



Quoting Beagleboys (Reply 13):
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 12):
How many times have these guys changed? I know technically they have been different airlines, but have they not been Tui, or Tuifly, or britannia, etc etc etc?? There seems to be a new branding every few months to a year!
!

I agree, its somewhat amusing when talking to people (in general) about their last / up coming holidays. Just about everyone i've spoke to who've been / are going on a Tui/Thomson/Thomsonfly/Britannia aircraft in the last few years end the sentence with something similar to "....but I don't know what their called anymore."

That cant be good for the brand, surely?!

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 14):
I can't stand Tui.

Not after they obliterated the old blue/white/gold Britannia livery. My first flight was on a Britannia 767-200, and I remember thinking what a great livery. And now they're getting rid of the FCA livery!

I agree on both parts, looking at photos, the Britannia livery would look somewhat dated now but i'd rather have that than the awful Thomson one. An "updated" version could have been very interesting! Provided "Britannia" herself remained on the tail!

This has been discussed a number of times on here but what were they thinking when ditching the Britannia brand? From what I know, Britannia had a brilliant reputation in the UK.



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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15321 times:



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 7):
The world of Tui is a bland and boring scheme, I hope this is an interim scheme and they go back to something a bit more imaginative



Quoting AAMDanny (Reply 8):
Yet another wonderfully bland and delightfully boring livery, imaging across that childish logo.

Totally agree. I also think that the airline needs a complete image shake-up. Airlines like BA, VS, Easyjet to name a few all have a depth to them. These are airlines with an image.

Thomson is a completely peopleless, faceless airline. I'm not sure how to explain it...but they're come over as just machines for the mass transportation for sectors of society and not the perfect dreamlike airline to the holiday I've been saving up madly for and looking forward to flying.


User currently offlineFlybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15016 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 16):
Thomson is a completely peopleless, faceless airline. I'm not sure how to explain it...but they're come over as just machines for the mass transportation for sectors of society and not the perfect dreamlike airline to the holiday I've been saving up madly for and looking forward to flying.

You've hit the nail on the head!! Couldnt agree more!



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19495 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 14879 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 16):

Thomson is a completely peopleless, faceless airline. I'm not sure how to explain it...but they're come over as just machines for the mass transportation for sectors of society and not the perfect dreamlike airline to the holiday I've been saving up madly for and looking forward to flying.

Maybe they're tailored to the leisure traveler who just wants to get there.

You know, the college kid, the family of four, the retired couple...


User currently offlineMAN2SIN2BKK From Thailand, joined Feb 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 14164 times:

Bring back the name "Britannia"; that actually meant something and was a recognised quality brand in the leisure market.

Thomson - the livery is as boring as the name!


User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 14052 times:



Quoting BW424 (Reply 1):
Looks neater in IMO with the "fly" titles removed.

Agreed. I've never been a big fan of incorporating the ".com" to any airline titles, particularly the larger ones. I realize it's a tremendous form of promotion, I'm just a fan of placing the website on nacelles, winglets or somewhere else a little less conspicuous. Obviously just a personal preference.



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1783 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 13905 times:

I really miss Britannia..............

however air travel is no where near what it was even ten years ago and the charter sector has not escaped the cost cutting. Britannia's brand would have suffered under that climate. Whilst i hate to say it, maybe it's a good thing Britannia ended where it did.

Things move on and whilst it's not the best livery out there, TUI's certainly isn't the worse. Britannia etc IMO were charter airlines with a brand that made them out to be a "proper airline" when they weren't.......in the true sense. They did that very well and they certainly are missed but the charter market has had to fight for survival.



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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12095 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
Just to be clear, this isn't the new Thomson Airways livery, its a temporary modification until the new branding (new livery, interior and uniform) is unveiled at around the same point as the first 787 delivery.

Are you sure? Ive never heard of them bringing in a new livery for around the same time as the 787??

Jordan



The amazing tale of flight.
User currently offline777Heaven From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11895 times:

Hi There.

I completely agree with bringing back the Britannia name. It would be a great start to a brand new airline that has been created through the mergers of the UKs two largest Charter airlines.

First Choice Airways (formerly Air 2000)as it was, was a pioneering charter airline from the start. In 2004 it brought its long haul fleet in line with scheduled operators with brand new interiors which were extremely highly praised because it gave the customer what they wanted on long flights, space, wider seats, more legroom, a brand new service, bigger premium cabin, personal TV screens. Long Haul destinations blossomed and the charter fleet eventually numbered 6, the biggest long haul charter fleet in the UK.

Thomsonfly (formerly Britannia) although very highly regarded name suffered an identity crisis in last few years. Britannia for years tirelessly flew across the world as a charter airline, the biggest in the world. People held the name in high regard and it was sometimes on a par with the scheduled carriers. Then came TUI and the original Thomsonfly and thus began the eroding of the Britannia brand. Thomsonfly began no frills flights from Coventry. Before long it had completely replaced Britannia with a view to becoming a predominently low cost budget airline.

However with so much competition in the market Thomsonfly did not make alot of profit so a new business plan and cost cutting was needed, and it was around this time (2006/2007) that the owners of First Choice were mulling over whether to sell the "mainstream" arm of the company (mainstream being the package holiday and airline arm) to focus on specialist holidays. A merger with Thomas Cook was widely expected, and Thomsonfly management publicly announced that it would not be persuing any merger with any competitor. However during 2007 TUI AG (Germany) purchased the entire First Choice group.

The new (mostly ex FCA) management began the task of merging the two airlines with a view to now come out of loss making scheduled and charter routes and focus on money making destinations. During the early phase of the merger it was thought that the Britannia name "could" make a comeback, however with TUI AG holding 51% of the new airline's stake it is they who control the brand. If Germany says no then there isnt anything TOM management can do about it and they have ruled against any brand change.

Who knows what direction Thomson may take when the 787 arrives. It would be nice to see a new livery, see Britannia return and maybe it will happen but with TUI now the biggest tour operator on the planet they are keen to see their own brand dominate which as much as people object makes good business sense. But lets not forget Condor's brief flirtation with the Thomas Cook name which clearly did not work so it returned.

Interesting times ahead

777Heaven


User currently offlineTurbulenc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11832 times:

The britannia livery was one of the smartest out there. Its sorely missed.

Rather disappointed about the picture having waited months on end!
I should have known it would be a big letdown anyway


25 AAMDanny : I completely agree. I used to work for FC but after the merger many thomson traits were adapted. All I can say is loyal FC customers noticed the huge
26 777Heaven : TUI are doing just that. There is a pic of a 737-300 milling about with the fly painted over. Port side looks fine but starboard looks awful.
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