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User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

guys,

which airlines do u think need new colours?

I have to say this one:



And maybe this one:



Post your opinions here,

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4775 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I don't think AA needs to change their scheme. The ones that need to be changed are the boring all-white schemes...espescially Air Canada:


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The perfect colour scheme is the one they are painting over:


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Its time for Aeroflot, Alitalia, Air China and Malysia to change soon. Aeroflot has no real livery anymore and what they have is awful and cheap looking. Alitalia livery was nice and new in the 70s but is getting old, especially on their MD-80s. Air China´s livery was and still is awful looking (a 777 in Air Chinas colours looks horrible). Malysias livery isn´t "chic" with the drab brownish grey undersides and the 50/50 mix of red and blue. The livery is aging fast now. Other major airlines that will have to do something within the next 5 years are KLM (only an update, not a complete new one is needed), Lufthansa (more colour, less grey), SIA (still nice but not too modern anymore, they should take the advantage to change with the A380s coming), Delta (I don´t say more here), Air France (still nice, but needs novelty). This list isn´t complete, I know.

From the US majors I guess Continental has to be the next one. The tail is nice but the fuselage is too grey. I miss the red colour of their old livery.
The opposite has to be said about AA. I like the distinctive fuselage, but the grey tail is
crap.


User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Renewing recommendations: Air France, LOT, Braathens (again), Ethiopian, Fiji Air Pacific (again), Midwest Express, Luxair, Iberia, Aerolineas Argentinas, Swisswings (definitely), Cameroon Airlines, Transaero, Ukraine International, Tarom, Malev, PIA, Air India, Indian Airlines, Air Malawi, JAT, Cuban, BMI (again), BA (again), easyJet, AOM, Portugalia, TAP, TACA Cabo Verde, Malaysian, Baltic, Lithuanian Airlines' logo, Martinair, Dutch Bird, Balkan Bulgarian (are they flying again?), the latest Aeroflot, Air Europe, Virgin Blue, Canada 3000, Druk Air, Denim Air.....

C/s enhancement recommendations for KLM, Qantas, South African, Olympic, Aegean, Cyprus Airways, Swissair, Varig, Turkish, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, American, Egyptair, Austrian, Alaskan, JAL, ANA, Air New Zealand, Britannia, Maersk, European Airways, Tulip Air.


User currently offlineHL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Na,

I agree totally with u. Aeroflot are lost with thier liveries! I thought that as AA had had thier scheme over 20 years (i think, although it may be more) and it may be time for a change. Maybe not thougth. What about Metrojet and the other low fare airlines around the world eg EasyJet.

CPDC10-30,

What have AC and Canadian done to thier livery! The Goose colours are lush and they shouldn't have got rid of them :-(

Any more?

HL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCathay pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

i think there are too many airlines to be named.....so here are just a few i think that needs a new color scheme:

(basically i think all the Chinese airlines need a new color scheme)
Air China:

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China Eastern

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Iberia:

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Impulse Airline

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



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User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Forgot Biman, Impulse and a number of Russians and Africans.

User currently offlineQantasA3XX From Singapore, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

These are the airlines i feel should their liveries
Malaysia and Air India

QantasA380



User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

NOT American.
NOT Alitalia.

They may look very familiar, but they are not dated.
Compare them to the mess that is Air Jamica or BWIA (it looks like something from Aliens)


User currently offlineRJ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Here are my top choices:
1) United
2) American
3) Continental
4) Qantas
5) Northwest
6) All Nippon (ANA)
7) Qantas
8) Singapore
9) Midwest Express
10) US Airways (If the merger doesn't go through)
if the merger does go through, then:
10)Air France (The Concordes need new paint when they fly again)


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

A few comments:

1. AA will NEVER really change their bare metal look. The plane weighs less that way, and besides, it's almost a unique livery that stands out easily. It's a classic anyway. However, I do want to see more AA planes painted in the nice-looking Retrojet livery, and definitely want to see an AA plane painted in the original livery used on the first DC-3's from 1936.  Smile

2. UA, in my opinion, should look at getting a brighter-looking livery by 2005. The current livery--while good--looks too dark at times.

3. Many airlines need to dump their white fuselage liveries. They look too much like ACMI wet-leaser planes. AF may keep the white fuselage livery since the Concorde needs the white fuselage to reflect heat during supersonic flight.

4. BD needs to can their new bmi livery, the sooner the better. It looks downright ugly, with jarring lines and weird color application.


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

I am Sick of people saying AA needs a new scheme I love the silverbird so get over it. The only one I would change is Air France don't know what colors though. I also like Virgin Blues


The Ohio Player
User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 737 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

I think Delta should trash their HORRIBLE new livery and go back to the one introduced in '97.


At Eastern, we earn our wings every day!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13737 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Singapore Airlines definately.

Gold bird is nice, but it's time for a change.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4775 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

I don't know why some of you want to change the US Airways livery. I think it is the best one used by any US carrier...it looks very professional and the colours are very well matched. AA's livery is relativley old, but is truly a classic and doesn't look outdated. I think bare metal schemes make an aircraft look more imposing and powerful...particularly the DC-10 when they still had them. They cannot have bare metal tails on newer aircraft however, since they are usually made of composite materials.

All white schemes are not only boring, but show dirt very easially...take a look at pictures on this site of AC and AF A340s and you'll know what I mean.


User currently offlineIBE1238 From Spain, joined Mar 2001, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

I think that IBERIA should update its airliners' liveries and our uniforms(we wear the same since 1985). The slogan of the IBERIA's ads in Spain is ENTRA, DESCUBRE LA NUEVA ERA DE IBERIA(Come, discover IBERIA's new era), so they should update its public image(.... and ours).
Manuel


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

I'd say:

1. Air Pacific
2. Air France
3. Iberia
4. El Al (Hopefully they'll do better if there's a 3rd time around)
5. Alitalia (You can't deny the fact that it is OUTDATED)
6. Aerolineous Argentinas (the sooner, the better)
7. Aeromexico

I'm not sure about AA. For them to change would be a cutural shock!


User currently offlineVverosky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Continental...looks so generic

User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Ho my... Ethiopian... looks like in the 30's
Also It's time I think for a change at Air India,
AeroMexico isn't very nice as well as Northwest.


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

The more I look at those two shinning silver beauties up there, I say AA should stay! No changes.



User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

1. American
2. Iberia
3. Sun Country
4. Northwest
5. Midwest Express
6. Continental
7. United


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1238 times:
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Wouldn't Air Jamaica look so much nicer if they adopted an all white livery, with a simple, small logo on the tail?

User currently offlineAl319 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

SOUTHWEST NEEDS TO GET RID OF THAT AEWFUL BLUE!!!!


“atom celled…jet propelled”
User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Iberia, Aerolineas Argentinas, Alitalia, Singapore, Northwest, Avianca, Delta, Cathay Pacific, KLM.
Air France is a bit old, but it would be nice if they just paint their winglets, one in blue and the other red, just like the french flag.
The Air Force One could be repainted too, its c/s is a bit 'cold'.

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

I completely agree with CPDC10-30. The bland white fuselages that so many airlines have adopted in the past few years, are far more boring than Americans unique and different polished aluminum. Besides, American has traditionally had polished aluminum for decades (since their early years). A bit of tradition and cultural identity (in terms of the company) is welcome to me. Big grin

25 TonyBurr : The PHANTOM airline, United! Maybe with the buyout of US they will, but I doubt it. I think SQ is great on the outside and the inside!
26 Blink182 : I love the AA scheme, but I do think that it could be enhanced a little bit(do something with the cheatline) and add some shades of colors rather than
27 Qantas737 : This post seems to be more of "I dont like that livery and that one and that one......" rather than having a detailed look and seeing which airlines r
28 JAL : All Chinese carriers are in need of a new look!!!! My other choices: Air Canada (keep the Canadian's Proud Wings) American (change the tail only) Sout
29 EI A330-200 : Qantas, while still a classic, needs to either adopt an all special livery 747 fleet, or spice it up some how. I saw one on the "Dreaming" liveries fl
30 Tupolev154B2 : AA, NW nor US need to change. The new Delta, BMI and the current UAL liveries need to be changed.
31 Chepos : 1-Air Europa 2-EL AL- new colors 3-Delta's- new new colors 4-SAS 5-Qantas 6-JAL 7-Air New Zeland 8-Air Pacific 9-Egyptair 10-South African Airways Che
32 JmhLUV2fly : I often wonder about Delta AirLines, and why they chose the new image and direction such as they did, painting there airplanes twice, spending tons of
33 Post contains links and images Kevin : Aeroflot had a nice livery back in early 90s. Not sure why they deleted it. Click for large versionPhoto © Guido Latz
34 Seb146 : I don't understand why everyone is so quick to jump on the all-white fuselage bandwagon. While we are at it, why not just move all airinles over to St
35 Aviasian : Definitely Air Pacific !!! With those little pencil-thin streaks on the rudder . . . can the airline really claim to have a livery at all? Seen or pho
36 Brenjoro_QF : I think QF should update, nothing drastic, maybe a red belly (I really like Ryefly's QF scheme No.4, but i do think qantas should always keep the flyi
37 Brenjoro_QF : Forgot to say i love the new & old impulse hate the virgin blue
38 SJC>SFO : AA should not change anything about their aircraft. I don't know why, but I just love their livery. And to whoever said they need to change the tail..
39 Chepos : WOW I actually consider the current MAS livery to be a very nice looking one and as some one mentioned before United's livery is one of the most proff
40 CHRISBA777ER : I think that BMI have the best new livery to come out in the last ten years. Its better even than the new Virgin Atlantic livery. Someone said Air Jam
41 VAMBRIDGE : AIR INDIA!!!!!!
42 Trintocan : Lindy field, is that what you really want for Air Jamaica? That is what their paint scheme used to be - merely a white fuselage with yellow and orange
43 Jaspike : .....Iberia.-Futura looks OK, but I don't like their uniforms. Very old fashioned. Jas
44 Rey777 : Well, Air France need some ! Regards, Rey
45 Bob/chi-kyu : Renewing needed : 1. Alitalia (looks very old!) 2. Iberia (looks very old!) 3. Virgin-Express 4. Tarom 5. Air France 6. LOT 7. Luxair 8. TAP 9. KLM 10
46 Flight152 : Need of change- 1. Iberia 2. Southwest (ewwwwwwwwwwww!) 3. Alitalia 4. Air India Stay with what you have- 1. American Airlines 2. USAir 3. United 4. Q
47 DTW/ORD Fan! : Northwest does NOT need to change it's livery! KLM looks very good, but it does need a little update. Personally, I love United, American and US Airwa
48 AerLingus : 1)Aeroflot is number one on my list. Their dark blue tapering cheatlines are overused on all of the Aeroclones in eastern Europe. They need to keep it
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