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Why Is This 743 In Half BA Colors?  
User currently offlinec5load From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16524 times:

This 743 for Orient Thai has the British Airways tail color scheme. Wouldn't this be considered illegal to have the same colors as another airline?



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User currently offlinedangould2000 From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16472 times:

hardly, the full scheme is nowhere near close to being like BA c/s


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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3031 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16454 times:

The Orient Thai 743 has the flag of Thailand on their tail. And as you can see both tails are different, they don't look alike.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8506 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16452 times:
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Quoting c5load (Thread starter):
This 743 for Orient Thai has the British Airways tail color scheme

- I kind of get what you say, but take another look, it's diffrerent enough that most won't be confused between the two.



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User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 15644 times:

It's just part of Orient Thai's "World Tails" program  


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User currently offlinespeedbird9 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 14599 times:

Quoting dangould2000 (Reply 1):
hardly, the full scheme is nowhere near close to being like BA c/s

I do see where he is coming from the first time I saw a an Orient Thai aircraft I mistoke it for a BA 743 in a kinda hybrid c/s



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User currently offlineRubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 14117 times:

Less of a rip-off, I'd suggest, than a certain other airline:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ows-off-near-identical-livery.html


User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 13814 times:

At a distance, you can almost imagine that the Orient Thai 743 has a kind of speedbird near the front  


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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13031 times:

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 6):
Less of a rip-off, I'd suggest,

I'd say it hard to call it a rip-off at all, considering that it the freaking flag of Thailand.

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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2735 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12364 times:

Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 6):
Less of a rip-off, I'd suggest, than a certain other airline

OMG! total ripoff! they didn't even tried to make it slightly different! just the bird on the tail being smaller... maybe this Paraguayan Airline hired a Chinese Image Company... Lingdor maybe? (Landor) 

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User currently offlineeldanno From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10815 times:

No eyebrows on the Paraguayan 732s either...

User currently offlinemalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8732 times:

And I remember how they painted the tail on some of those OX 747s, they used bamboo scaffoldings and just painted it outside on the cargo apron at Don Muang with paint rollers.


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User currently offlinehomsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8138 times:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 3):
- I kind of get what you say, but take another look, it's diffrerent enough that most won't be confused between the two.

I guess it depends on your definition of "most."

I'd guess that most folks (being your general public, not aviation buffs) wouldn't even notice the tails or how they're painted.

Of those that do, it is really easy to see one tail and confuse it with the other. It's really only when you see the two side-by-side that you can easily spot the differences. Folks who don't know what the Thai flag looks like would probably be even more confused.



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User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7537 times:

Being vaguely similar does not make it "the same."


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User currently onlinegunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

Quoting homsar (Reply 12):
I guess it depends on your definition of "most."

I'd guess that most folks (being your general public, not aviation buffs) wouldn't even notice the tails or how they're painted.

Of those that do, it is really easy to see one tail and confuse it with the other. It's really only when you see the two side-by-side that you can easily spot the differences. Folks who don't know what the Thai flag looks like would probably be even more confused.

I strongly suspect that the vast majority of the flying public would be unable to identify the BA livery OR the flag of Thailand if asked to do so. As others have stated, the similarity between the two isn't that strong. The case of Gulf Air v.s. Paraguay however...



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