Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
The Best Looking Airline Paint Scheme?  
User currently offlineDL 604 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Hi,
What airline paint scheme do you think looks the best? I like the new Delta scheme (so sue me   ), and the new America West and TWA schemes. What's yours?
By the way, are airlines allowed to paint their aircraft darker colors, such as dark blue or black? I hardly ever see any like that, except for Suncoast's scheme.

DL 604

19 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

My favourite NEW colour scheme would have to be the new British Airways colours. The Union Flag colours, I mean. I think that the old tail on the new body would have looked the best, but I still like the 'Flag' colours the best. BUT, my favourite of all time are the Swissair or Air France colours. They are simple white, with accents of colour, and Air France stylised French flag on the tail, likwise for the Swiss flag on Swissair's tails. This is, however, my opinion.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineFederico From Belgium, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

LanChile's new colors look great... on the 767s and the A340 that are on delivery (check out the airbus site in the news section) and the 737. It's one of the sharpest out there today.
Saudi's new one is great. Delta's is ok too very retro.  

As far as airlines being able to paint the planes darker colors...yes. LanChiles is dark blue. US Airways, Northwest thick red etc.




User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

My vote goes to Air Jamaica for the best colour scheme - I think their planes are totally beautiful, with the purple, blue, yellow, and the stylised bird emblem on the tail. Their livery is truly exotic!

The best old colour scheme I've seen is one of two liveries used by Modern Air - a polished silver fuselage and engine nacelles with just an orange, brown and gold (?) slanted stripe on the forward part of the fuselage, a triangular-shaped emblem of the same colours on the tail, and the titles on the fuselage. Very smooth on their ultra-sleek Convair 990!


User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Ok, I've got a long list, so I've seperatedit into regions. Here they are:

North America:
TWA
USAirways
Midwest Express
Mexicana
Air Canada

South/Central America:
LanChile
Varig
TACA

Asia/Oceania:
Cathay Pacific
Garuda Indonesia

Europe:
British Midland
Debonair

Middle East:
EL AL
Royal Jordanian

Africa:
South African Airways
Air Namibia

But of all listed, if I had to choose just one, it would probably have to be Trans World.


User currently offlineExcelsior767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

I love the new US Airways scheme. What a difference it makes. It's much more classy. I also think TWA's has done a nice job. I think Delta was better off before. AmWest and Air Jamaica are also some good ones. Oh, and I almost forgot. QANTAS is nice. Simple, yet elegant.

User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Hi All-
I think that US Airways is beautiful! Its rather conservative, isnt one of those schemes that makes you wanna barf, and uses darker colors which arent very prominent now adays with lots of airlines leaning towards white as their dominate color. Also the grey flag looks excellent on the dark blue.


User currently offlineN777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

I think that United's is the best. They wanted to take their old image, and revamp it to create a more business-like appeal. They did so while retaining the everlasting "flying U".

I also think that Aloha's paint scheme is cool. Absolutely fitting for Hawaii's #1 airline!


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1435 times:

I would have to say United, I like darker colors and their planes look great under airport lights at night. Second would be Air Canada, It maintains a global player business like scheme, but doesn't make it too intimidating.

User currently offlineTygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1440 times:

Hey.

I really like Air Tahiti Nui's scheme on their A340. Looks amazing! Incredibly original as well.

A few of my other favourites are:
Canadian (the new Goose)
Quantas
America West
Virgin Atlantic

-T



User currently offlinePrinceAir From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

I agree with Ilyushin96M & Excelsior767. Air Jamaica's airbuses are some of the most beautiful planes flying - Their tails with the hummingbird (Lovebird) on them is just beautiful.

Look at photo 47259

The thing is with the new Air Jamaica scheme: you either love it or hate it - there is no middle ground. I love it  

Other faves are:

Casino Air (tails)
Air 2000
LanChile
America West
South African
TAM


User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Delta. Period.

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineMD 11 From Germany, joined Sep 1999, 195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Hi
I think,all the major US-carriers are really pretty,especially North-West, United Airlines and USAir.
But the best paintschemes of every time were the old colours of Canadian Pacific (CP-Air) and Northwest!!!!!!!!!!!

Outside US Lan Chile and JAL along with Saudi Arabian are very nice, too!
The carriers with mainly whit-dominated schemes are also nice, but I think there are too much "white planes" out there, it's getting boring!


User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

I will agree with MD-11 CPAirs scheme was really neat but If it were still around today it would be Hidieous. Good For it's time!!
Today' best colour scheme would have to be Air Canada. It is not to often when flying abroad and seeing something that reminds you of home. but when you get to the Airport there is Aircanada with it's great looking scheme with the huge leaf on the tail and the green along with it to remind you of the great expanse of land that our country has!!

Airman99o



Safety is Everyones Responsibility.
User currently offlineSVG From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Europe:
Air France
Alitalia
Braathens (new c/s)

America:
Continental
Air Canada
Varig

Asia/Australia:
Air New Zeeland
Garuda Indonesia
Pakistan International

Africa/Middle East:
Egypt Air
South African Airways
El Al


User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

OK here is my list:

-Air Canada
-Canadian
-US Airways
-United
-Continental
-Eva Air
-China Airlines
-all the Star Alliance schemes
-ANA
-Japan Airlines
-Northwest
-FedEx
-Air France
-British "Union Jack" scheme


User currently offlineB777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

OK here is my list:

-Air Canada
-Canadian
-US Airways
-United
-Continental
-Eva Air
-China Airlines
-all the Star Alliance schemes
-ANA
-Japan Airlines
-Northwest
-FedEx
-Air France
-British "Union Jack" scheme

James


User currently offlineBostonLogan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (15 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1391 times:

I think the best schemes are:
1. US Airways--this is by far the classiest in the world (esp. now that BA has screwed theirs up). The navy blue and grey looks great and the red on the tip of the tail is a great addition. The stylized American flag as a logo is also very classy and patriotic.

2. TWA-TWA did a great job with their new scheme--they kept the recognizable old TWA but added classy red, blue and gold trim. The faded Globe in the front is a nice touch

United's is also pretty decent, esp. the tail.

In terms of logos, Northwests' is the most clever--the N with the accent that turns it into a W.

From a European carrier my favorite is Aer Lingus--I love the colors and the Shamrock.


User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (15 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

North America:

(in no particular order)

Alaska----(black and green w/eskimo)
Horizon---(sun on horizon)
Frontier---(animals on tail)
Midwest Ex---(nice blue & white)
Reno Air---(now gone, mountains on tail)
US Airways--(classy navy, red, and white)
TWA----(red, navy, white)
Canadian---(with >) Canadi>n

Caribbean:
Air Jamaica

South America:
Varig/Rio Sul

Asia:
JAL
Thai
Singapore

Europe:
Aer Lingus
Alitalia
British




Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What Airline Has The Best Looking Pilots? posted Mon Sep 29 2003 01:20:55 by Zrs70
Which Airline Has The Best Looking Cabin Crew? posted Mon Mar 3 2003 22:54:56 by Skippy777
Which Airline Company Has The Best Looking Cabin posted Sun Oct 28 2001 21:41:08 by EHAM06
The Best Classic Airline Scheme posted Thu Aug 30 2001 04:33:17 by Boeing757fan
Which Airline Flies The Best Looking Stewardess? posted Fri Aug 27 1999 18:55:42 by Ciro
The Best Looking Stewardesses posted Wed Feb 18 2004 17:18:09 by Skippy777
The Best Looking ATC Tower posted Mon Dec 1 2003 05:34:26 by Kevin
What Airport Is The Best Looking? posted Sun Aug 17 2003 16:46:08 by Vkstealth
Pulkovo-The Best Russian Airline? posted Thu Jun 26 2003 09:40:37 by Airmale
The Best Looking Airliner Ever Built Is.... posted Wed Oct 30 2002 18:40:28 by 727LOVER