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User currently offlineridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1088 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9795 times:

airTran has teamed up with Little Debbie Bakeries with a logojet. Seems there is apromotion going on jointly wiht the two companies.
they have applied the logos etc. to a B717.


http://blog.seattlepi.com/worldairlinenews/archives/194407.asp

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User currently offlineelevated From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 295 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9569 times:

This takes the cake....I am not sure which is worse, the clashing logo against the scheme or promoting cupcakes to America!

User currently offlinelegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9466 times:

Quoting elevated (Reply 1):
promoting cupcakes to America!

They are doing this so that people gain weight and they have to purchase a second seat!!   It is a form of revenue enchancement.
Now only FL would do a MIlwaukee Brewers or Green Bay Packers logo jet.

Mark in MKE



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User currently offlineBHMDiversion From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9317 times:

That is terrible.

What's next? NASCAR type sponsorships on the sides of aircraft...??? We already found out that doesn't pan out too well --- Where did SkyBus go???

Are we going to have the #3 painted on the sides of planes?

Don't get me wrong, I'm from Alabama and like NASCAR, but this goes over the top.


User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1226 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9088 times:

Disgraceful. What a sad testament to how far our industry has fallen. I've never been a fan of logo jets in the first place but really hate the "flying billboards". That thing looks like a city bus.

User currently offlineBNAFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9019 times:

Quoting elevated (Reply 1):
This takes the cake....I am not sure which is worse, the clashing logo against the scheme or promoting cupcakes to America!

Perhaps FL is becoming the new Western Pacific. Still, logo jets are a source of advertising revenue, so I expect to see more.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 8897 times:

Quoting BHMDiversion (Reply 3):
What's next? NASCAR type sponsorships on the sides of aircraft...???

I guess you forgot about the 717 w/Danica Patrick's image decaled on the plane called the AirTranica.


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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2965 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 8595 times:

I love it. I'm Southern, and proud of my addiction to Little Debbie....  


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 8578 times:

This is the worst of the worst of the worst logo jets I've ever seen. AirTran needs more work on trying to do a logo jet. They should talk to AS or US on how to do them.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 8227 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 8):
AirTran needs more work on trying to do a logo jet. They should talk to AS or US on how to do them.

Their NFL/NBA ones look ok though?


User currently offlinedarthluke12694 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 7938 times:

Quoting BHMDiversion (Reply 3):
What's next? NASCAR type sponsorships on the sides of aircraft...???

What is the difference from NASCAR sponsorships and the special AirTran NFL paint schemes?



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User currently offlinemalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 7888 times:

I prefer Zebra Cakes and Ho Hos as a logo jet but the Ho Hos would be Hostess though.


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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 7825 times:

Quoting BHMDiversion (Reply 3):
What's next? NASCAR type sponsorships on the sides of aircraft...??? We already found out that doesn't pan out too well --- Where did SkyBus go???

1) Advertisements on the sides of the skybus aircraft had nothing to do with their demise.
2) I'd much rather have an airline sell the outside of their aircraft for advertising income rather than the inside of the aircraft.

Quoting BHMDiversion (Reply 3):
...this goes over the top.

Please tell us how this is "over the top" ....what if this (and other advertisements on the sides of their planes) enables you to pay less for your ticket? Is it over the top then?



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User currently offlineevanbu From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 7825 times:

Quoting malaysia (Reply 11):
I prefer Zebra Cakes and Ho Hos as a logo jet but the Ho Hos would be Hostess though.

Twinkie the kid, all the way. I would love a Twinkie the kid ExpressJet, XRJ...lol


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 7465 times:

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 9):
Their NFL/NBA ones look ok though?

I forgot about those.... those are okay.



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User currently offlineBNAFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7197 times:

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 7):
I love it. I'm Southern, and proud of my addiction to Little Debbie....

Wonder if they'd ever do a Krystal logojet? Now that's a southern delicacy, LOL.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7154 times:

How about this McDonald's logo on a AirTran 717?


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7143 times:

Quoting September11 (Reply 16):
How about this McDonald's logo on a AirTran 717?

I'm not sure if you were implying that the McDonald's theme jet was on a 717 (it wasn't), but to avoid confusion, this plane is/was on a Crossair MD80.

I wouldn't want to see a McDonalds livery on any American airliner!



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 17):
Quoting September11 (Reply 16):
How about this McDonald's logo on a AirTran 717?

I'm not sure if you were implying that the McDonald's theme jet was on a 717 (it wasn't), but to avoid confusion, this plane is/was on a Crossair MD80.

I believe that he just referring to the scheme itself being applied to a FL 717 and only showed the Crossair MD-80 photo as a scheme visual only.

Whether a McDonalds logo or scheme would appear on another airliner would be dependent upon a contract/sponsor agreement between a carrier and McDonalds.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6812 times:

Here's some photos of it from the database:


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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
I guess you forgot about the 717 w/Danica Patrick's image decaled on the plane called the AirTranica.

And let's not forget about the 717s they put the Elton John/XM stickers on:


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User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6687 times:

If I knew how to post it i would but the SI cover girl. I think she's from Israel I believe was by far the best livery. Pretty sure it was on a Southwest jet.


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User currently offlineluv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6557 times:
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Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 12):
2) I'd much rather have an airline sell the outside of their aircraft for advertising income rather than the inside of the aircraft.

AirTran has you covered there too:



And who can forget US Airways' tray table ads?

http://www.foxnomad.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/tray-table-advertisment-medium.jpg

Quoting contrails15 (Reply 20):
If I knew how to post it i would but the SI cover girl. I think she's from Israel I believe was by far the best livery. Pretty sure it was on a Southwest jet.

This one?



(for future reference, to post an image, type [ img ] followed by the link to the .jpg file [ /img ] without the spaces. Hope that helps!

Quoting srbmod (Reply 19):
And let's not forget about the 717s they put the Elton John/XM stickers on:

Speaking of which, has anyone heard from FlairPort?



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User currently offlineridgid727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

Quoting evanbu (Reply 13):
Twinkie the kid, all the way. I would love a Twinkie the kid ExpressJet, XRJ...lol

But over there in Houston, you have minute maid stadium........ and in SLC

the former Delta Center is now Energy Solutions Arena, who happens to be one of the largest importers of nuclear waste to the state of Utah, burying it in the Desert


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

Quoting ridgid727 (Reply 22):
the former Delta Center is now Energy Solutions Arena, who happens to be one of the largest importers of nuclear waste to the state of Utah, burying it in the Desert

EnergySolutions...Delta...it's all toxic anyways! I do like the AirTranica 717 though..yum! Any idea if they'll ever do a godaddy.com plane?  



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User currently offlinelegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 23):
Any idea if they'll ever do a godaddy.com plane?

If Go Daddy pays FL what they are asking I see no reason why not.

You ask them to paint a plane in your screen name and if you offered enough $$$ they would say yes. As long as Western is not trademarked yet.

Mark in MKE



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25 contrails15 : Thats the one luv2cattlecall. Thanks for the instructions on how to upload a pic too.
26 0NEWAIR0 : When did they start that?! EDIT:.... never mind, found the answer to my own question. (11/18/2009). Well poop.[Edited 2010-02-22 13:47:21]
27 alphaomega : The Little Debbie FL aircraft was operating ATL-IAD this morning.
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