Citation501SP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16172 times:
I was driving by the Boeing complex at Everett this evening on my way back home. I wanted to see the 787 for myself. As I passed the Assembly hangers, all the doors are cracked open, I caught a glimpse of a 777 in the Skyteam special livery with Air France Titles. Spotters be on the lookout, I would guess is should be on the flightline at PAE in a few days.
RIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 794 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8841 times:
Not everyone will agree with me, but I think the Star Alliance livery is really bad. The lettering fonts are so thin that it looks like someone with a magic marker had painted it on. It ruins the whole concept of the plane. At least SkyTeam's lettering is a little thicker.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8079 times:
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 9): Out of the three alliances, I think SkyTeam's livery is the best. oneworld doesn't seem to know what they're doing what with all of the variations, and Star Alliance's livery is just bland.
Thats not difficult. All three Alliance liveries are bland, and among the bad the mediocre is king. Why doesnt one Alliance come up with a vibrant, striking look instead of this boring camouflage? Lack of courage? Lack of taste? Why bother about special liveries when they are so unremarkable that they do the opposite of what they should do?
Dazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7876 times:
^ Because a vibrant, striking look would cause too many marketing objections and rival the airline's native look. I don't know if LH would want a red, or yellow or whatever, plane. The blandness is kind of the point of those liveries. Additionally, the larger alliances grow, the more marketing people are involved and thus, the more bland an alliance look gets. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Exactly. Thats why Alliance liveries are useless, because while they might make an impression, its not a good one.
I know why Star´s "colours" are black and white or the others blue. What other "colours" could unimaginative aviation people agree on, which come from the blue, the red or the yellow, the purple and green?
Quoting Dazeflight (Reply 12): I don't know if LH would want a red, or yellow or whatever, plane.
Why should LH disagree with yellow? Its their primary company colour (not blue, as most might think).
And still no KL 744 to be painted in the SkyTeam livery Why are no 747's to be painted in the SkyTeam livery? Surely one would expect a few 747's being painted in the alliance livery as AF, KL and DL/NW operate the 747....?
TDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6135 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 11): All three Alliance liveries are bland, and among the bad the mediocre is king. Why doesnt one Alliance come up with a vibrant, striking look instead of this boring camouflage? Lack of courage? Lack of taste? Why bother about special liveries when they are so unremarkable that they do the opposite of what they should do?
Agreed 100%. Though I like the silver rather than yet ANOTHER boring all-white livery. My only question on this dull scheme is what is that ugly swirly design thing toward the rear? To me, it looks like it spells out "S F P".