LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26662 posts, RR: 50 Posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4345 times:
Check Out Our Tails! Vote for Your Favorite New JetBlue Airways Tailfin, Designed by Crewmembers
- Vote once a day through January 29, 2010.
- The winning tailfin will be revealed on JetBlue's 10th Anniversary, February 11, 2010, and painted on a JetBlue aircraft in 2010.
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13852 posts, RR: 100
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4339 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter): - The winning tailfin will be revealed on JetBlue's 10th Anniversary, February 11, 2010, and painted on a JetBlue aircraft in 2010.
I missed their 10th anniversary was that close.
Finally, another new tail (as an enthusiast, I enjoyed the anual 'new tail.') Note: I understand it was wise not to do every aircraft in each year with one tail (or, if I recall correctly, three during year #1).
All five designs are great. It looks like #11 is going to win. But... only a few hundred votes, the order will probably change.
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Av8orwalk From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4194 times:
When I was flying home to SDF from MCO last week, I noticed a jetBlue plane land that I thought had the top of it's tail ripped off by a birdstrike or something. Seriously. I did a double take. It was actually the 10th Anniversary Livery. I LOVE the titles and the design on the tail. However, the color needed to go all the way up the tail. Stopping it a few feet from the top and painting it white made it look like someone took a chunk out of the tail against a gloomy sky.
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Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22090 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
Boy, that "basket weave" design can't get any love.
I can understand why, since it is the most conventional of the suggestions, but it really fits in well with the rest of the tails, which is an element of design that I can appreciate. I'd hope that it does make it onto a tail eventually.
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Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3704 times:
I voted on the Retro Ringlets.
The Sapphire is also a good one, similar to the Retro Ringlets but it lacks orange.
Number 11 looks like that half the fin is missing.
Basket Weave and Building Blocks is a definite NO for me.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3391 times:
I'm seconding - err, thirding, err, echoing the retro-ringlets look! LOVE IT!
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 2): I really like the Retro-ringlets, it adds a bit of orange to the livery which has always been part of the jetBlue image but hasn't appeared on the aircraft.
Exactly! I always thought that when it came to the 10th Anniversary livery, that although well-done, the white part at the top should've had perhaps an 'orange' berry to fill some of the gap and compliment the different shades of blue. I fully support adding orange (albeit just a touch) to the tail designs.
Better yet, if there were to be an updated livery, add a thin orange stripe to the light blue one along the underside. My money's on retro-ringlets on this round. Cheers!
Trystero From Portugal, joined Oct 2008, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3155 times:
Nº11 is my favorite. Sapphire swirl is nice, and as a more "airliner" inspiration. The rest is not very interesting, and probably won't work in distance. In all cases the Jet Blue lettering seems to throw with not much care...