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Seriously Though - Kulula Air's New Livery  
User currently offlineplanesmith From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2009, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16024 times:

I can't see any comments on this livery but surely it's worth a mention:

http://www.gadling.com/2010/01/30/ku...-not-to-take-itself-too-seriously/

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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15484 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 16019 times:

I saw that in Airways last month. I am kind of mad that I didn't think of it. But is pointing out the "sunroof" really appropriate on a 737? Especially one without eyebrow windows.


Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5319 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15872 times:

Ok...that's a hoot. Nice job.


What the...?
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12323 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15762 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
But is pointing out the "sunroof" really appropriate on a 737? Especially one without eyebrow windows.

It's very tongue in cheek, but wonderful to see that someone in aviation still has a sense of humour; it has almost completely died out in the northern hemisphere!


User currently offlineBritishWorld From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15440 times:

I'm a big fan of this livery too.

In fact, I find everything about Kalula quite wonderful; in stark contrast to the "screw you" approach of some LCCs like Ryanair, I've found flying with Kalula to be a joy.

The highlight of any flight has to be the announcements from the crew; when landing in Port Elizabeth after a short hop from Cape Town, a booming voice came onto the PA system, saying "welcome to Zimbabwe!", which had everyone in the cabin briefly looking a bit surprised before all bursting into laughter; on the return hop to Cape Town, a hard bounce on the runway which turned into a go-around resulted in the first officer apologising over the PA, and asking if any of the passengers wanted to have a go instead; and even the pre-flight safety announcement on another hop to PE whereby passengers were told that in the event of cabin depressurisation, masks would drop from the compartments above - to use the masks, let go of the passenger next to you, stop screaming and pull the mask over your face.

Always reminds me of the very silly but amusing airline safety cards at www.airtoons.com.

I've never experienced anything like it elsewhere, but it's always a real pleasure to fly with Kalula, and this Flying 101 livery fits in perfectly with their ethos.



"sic itur ad astra."
User currently onlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15417 times:

This plane is AWESOME! Boeing really should have toured it around just for the greatness of it. Even though I would never see it, I wish Southwest would do one too... They could have signs that say "Free Baggage Zone", "Best Class Seat", etc.. but oh well..

It's FANTASTIC!



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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 15001 times:

Its just a pity that most passengers will never see some of the funny bits...


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15484 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14793 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 3):

So was my comment. I just forgot the smiley.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineStrandedInBGM From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14678 times:

I think it rocks.

Filler



It's 737s, 747s and 380s. Not 737's, 747's and 380's. Learn to use the apostrophe for crying out loud.
User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3212 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14379 times:
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wish some US airlines would do something similar... more entertaining than our endless theme and retro paint jobs

Does it have "smoking area" on the upper wing skins?


User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14142 times:

that's put a smile on my face...

like the green too...


User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13230 times:

Hmm.. I really like the livery. It's something unique. Plus, green is my favorite color!  


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User currently offlineaznmadsci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3635 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13037 times:

Yeah I also saw this in Airliners just the other day and loved it! Surprised it hasn't been mentioned on A.net till now!

Great job Kulula!   



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18704 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12072 times:

The "Mile-High Club Initiation Chamber" is the best part.

User currently offlinebeau222 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 10211 times:

This is awesome especially the green hubcaps.

User currently offlinemascmo From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 9837 times:

That's the coolest paint scheme i've seen in awhile!!!

User currently offlineTravelsUK From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 9324 times:

Quoting kanban (Reply 9):
wish some US airlines would do something similar...

No offence but sadly the sarcasm I fear would be lost on the majority of the population.


User currently offlineSupraZachAir From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Feb 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 8859 times:

Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 12):
Yeah I also saw this in Airliners just the other day and loved it! Surprised it hasn't been mentioned on A.net till now!

Oh, it has...

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User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 8644 times:

No doubt if an American airline tried this they would be hit by complaints and lawsuits for any and every reason possible

User currently offlineUA777lover From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8264 times:
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Love it. The green is a bit much but love the comments on the plane.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 8054 times:
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When I saw the title I thought it referred to the very latest 738. Flying 101 has been discussed here before.

This is the newest one:


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User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 972 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 7324 times:

Quoting BritishWorld (Reply 4):
I find everything about Kalula quite wonderful

Funny you should say that! Last year we had a ticket on 1TIME and went to the wrong aiport in Joburg (we went to Lanseria, but had a ticket for O'Tambo - long story). Anyway, at Lanseria, the station manager himself came to us and tried to do everything possible to get us out of Lanseria that day. However, all but the very last flight were full, and the last one outrageously expensive on such short notice. But he was so nice and helpful, made calls for us, and finally suggested we should get a taxi to O'Tambo and try to get a flight from there. He even negotiated with the taxi driver for a good fare - and that knowing that we won't buy a ticket on Kulula. What a service, compared to European LCCs!!! Kulula gets my business if/when I return to South Africa!

Cheers
micha

P.S.: Thanks to him getting us a taxi quickly, and us having been early at the check-in in Lanseria, we even made the booked original flight on 1TIME (who, by the way, were pretty darn good as well).


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 7026 times:

I find green to be a bit too much. Reminds me of S7's livery.


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User currently offlineJalap From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 6789 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5):
Quoting Andz (Reply 20):
This is the newest one:

Another brilliant one!

I like Kulula's style! There isn't enough humour in aviation.


User currently offlineSAA738 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

Here's some more info :

Quoting SA Aviation Magazine :

kulula’s “Flying 101” plane design achieves global fame :

Johannesburg : kulula’s latest plane design has been a worldwide hit after being seen by plane-spotters en-route to South Africa. Photos of the new livery dubbed “Flying 101” have since been viewed by millions having appeared on some of the world’s leading blogs, spurring a frenzy of online comments.

All this before it even touched down in South Africa.The design covers the planes exterior in a tongue-in-cheek guide to the various parts of the planes interior, such as the “Mile-high initiation chamber”.

The plane is just one of a fleet expansion of eight state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800s (each with a unique livery). As these planes will be replacing the 737-400’s currently used in kulula’s fleet, South Africans can look forward to spotting the new 800’s during this year.

“The “Flying 101” was conceptualised and designed by kulula’s in-house design department. This branding idea is a result of our 2010 strategy to demystify air travel for our fans,” comments Nadine Damen, kulula Marketing Manager.

“Initially spotted by plane-spotters across the globe, our “Flying 101” plane has become famous on the world wide web before touching South African soil,” continues Damen. “We’ve been amazed by the number of blogs that have posted “Flying 101” images as well as the large number of people talking about the new branding on Twitter.”

The first Boeing, branded with the “Flying 101,” landed in Johannesburg on Monday, 8th February 2010 and will start operating from 13th February 2010. The second Boeing is currently undergoing its transformation and will appear to kulula fans much like an oversized container box, with the words “this way up” printed on its side, is scheduled to start operating on the 8th February 2010.


Both aircraft are on a long term lease from Transavia. Kulula have 8 brand new B738's on order from Boeing which they will receive within the next year or two. Their current two operate out of the following airports : JNB/CPT/DUR/GRJ/HLA.

ZS-ZWP : Flying 101 :

First flight date : 14/12/1999

Painted in : Ireland


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ZS-ZWO : This Way Up :

First flight date : 19/05/1998

Painted in : South Africa


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Kulula also operate 1 x B732/Adv, 2 x B733 and 6 x B734.

Daniel P Fretwell



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User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (4 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 5841 times:

Someone should call Kulula's hotline and listen to their pre-recorded messages for a laugh. I'm flying them in June, so hopefully I get the flying 101 plane.

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