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Bring Back The Peter Max 777.  
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8763 times:
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Any odds on UA bringing back the Peter Max livery on a 777 or 787? I had the pleasure of flying her to NRT, LHR, CDG, IAH, EWR, MAN, AMS, and LGW. Crazy to think they'd paint a 787 in this livery? I know there were as many haters on this site as lovers, but I really did appreciate flying 014 around the world for FedEx.   



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3053 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8684 times:

Although I was not a fan, it's always nice to have a plane in something different.

So, I would also like to have The Peter Max back.

Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
I know there were as many haters

I'm sure they secretly want it back as well, so that they can display some hate again!

However, I don't think we'll see it again, but something else might come and be just as loved (or hated)

-CXfirst



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User currently offlinegokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8206 times:

I am all for it....if we sign a contract that no one will start the "where is Peter Max" thread.   

[Edited 2011-11-05 07:25:15]


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User currently offlineg500 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8172 times:
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Quoting fxramper (Thread starter):
Any odds on UA bringing back the Peter Max livery on a 777 or 787?

God I hope not.

I liked the livery, different, very unique, but I got tired of reading about it about the 30th thread....Livery went away 3 years ago and we're still talking about it


User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6123 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7820 times:

Quoting g500 (Reply 3):

Agreed, old, gone, history!



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User currently offlineACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

Oh please, do bring him back

  



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User currently offlineMarkam From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 441 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

I flew her to PEK from EWR in 2007, beautiful lady! Ah, the old times...   

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

I'm not a hater as you describe it, but I just don't see what's so special about it.. yes, it is a colorful paintscheme, but so what?

There are a lot of beautiful liveries out there already.

One of my personal favorites:


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User currently offlineDualQual From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 763 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5807 times:

I'd rather see some sort of retro livery on it than see anything done that looks like it was applied with a canon full of Mary Kay.

User currently offlineMcdu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1459 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5791 times:

The Peter Max looked like an explosion from a paint factory. I would hope there wouldn't be a chance of UA putting that awful scheme back in the air.

User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5732 times:

I'd prefer to see something new. Look at that logo in front of Door 1R: it says NYC 2000. We're 11 years down the road, I'm sure someone can come up with something similarly eye-catching but still refreshingly different by now.


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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5412 times:

Since it was painted on a CO jet and they are now UA, the odds are less then slim to none.


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User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):

I'm not a hater as you describe it, but I just don't see what's so special about it.. yes, it is a colorful paintscheme, but so what?

There are a lot of beautiful liveries out there already.

One of my personal favorites:

Shame it's been repainted back into the normal livery.



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12981 posts, RR: 100
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4686 times:
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Quoting CXfirst (Reply 1):
, I would also like to have The Peter Max back.

Ditto.

I loved reading the threads on the adventures of Peter Max.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):
There are a lot of beautiful liveries out there already.

Where were the threads tracking the day to day life of a widebody airframe?

There was something about Peter Max that inspired the threads and followers.



Wouldn't it be even more exciting to follow Peter Max as part of the CO/UA combined fleet?   

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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

Hear, hear! I would love to see the Peter Max 777 back! Maybe actually they could create a new one and make it look even better than before...

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):
One of my personal favorites:

Wow thanks for sharing! That is one beautiful looking aircraft!



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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 14):
Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):
One of my personal favorites:

Wow thanks for sharing! That is one beautiful looking aircraft!

MH knows where it's at..


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I'd also love for QF to go Wunala Dreaming on the A380, or on a less avantgarde note for China Southern or Air France to give it a SkyTeam attire.


Peter Max was certainly not the most aesthetically pleasing paint scheme, but it was definitely one of the most striking ones to ever appear on a wide body. As far as special schemes are concerned, I take ugly and striking over classy and boring everyday.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3100 times:

That MH 747 is really something else! As for Peter, it's neat to see sensible-shoes CO colors turned into something completely wacky, but if they make a habit of it, it kind of loses its charm, know what I mean?

User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3066 times:

As long as YouTube lives...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VKkoaxq9J8


..so does Peter Max in all it's Splashy Splendor...

BN747



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6177 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
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Quoting Markam (Reply 6):
I flew her to PEK from EWR in 2007, beautiful lady! Ah, the old times...

Boy. I had no idea it stayed on for that long!! I flew it in Dec ´99 EWR-IAH connecting form a DC-10 GIG-EWR. I´m not really into painting as one of the arts I would be a patron of if I was a millionaire, but when I saw that 777 after the 11hr red-eye the one thing that came to my mind was that you need to be sorta silly to consider that art... To each his own I guess.

No, I hope they don´t bring it back. I also hate the Ecuatoriana "phsycodealic" liveries. Eyesores all in my mind, that destroy the uniqueness of a machine that on its own, even on green primer, is a beauty and a piece of art.

[Edited 2011-11-06 00:12:44]


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User currently offlinewn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 18):
. Eyesores all in my mind, that destroy the uniqueness of a machine that on its own, even on green primer, is a beauty.

I totally agree that these machines are all great looking in the buff too. I really do like AA's look for that reason. But I have to say I wouldn't mind seeing an updated Peter Max either.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 13):
Where were the threads tracking the day to day life of a widebody airframe?

There was something about Peter Max that inspired the threads and followers.

Well, that is exactly the part I don't get. Yes, it is certainly a good looking aircraft I think, but there are many others that look just as good or better. I guess it could partly be because of the name. "Peter Max" is easy to say and I guess most aviation enthusiasts know which aircraft it is.

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 14):
Wow thanks for sharing! That is one beautiful looking aircraft!

You're welcome  And yes, their 747 in red is also gorgeous!


User currently offlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7116 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

I think the key to Peter Max was that it was unique, it was not a livery for every a/c in the fleet but a one of, the fact that the entire a/c was painted made it easier for all to follow versus the unique name given to each a/c.

I wish more airlines would do so, even to the point of offering up incentives for folks to fly, it in some small way bought back the idea of flying just for the experience versus it's just businsss, a lot of us actually followed the adventures and tried to get to airports to get photos of or just to see the a/c, and this is for a model that had already been in service for a number of years. The novelty of the A380 is almost wearing off, at airports where it operates now it just a regular a/c arriving and departing, the 787 now has its time and due to numbers it will not last as long as the A380, so anything that can be done to bring the "joy and intrigue" back to aviation at reasonable cost is only helping.

We canot wait the number of years for new frames, the A350 is next and I'm not sure anyone is going to run after the A32X-NEO or the 737-MAX.


User currently offlineACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 7):
I'm not a hater as you describe it, but I just don't see what's so special about it.. yes, it is a colorful paintscheme, but so what?

What is special is that as opposite to the Malaysia and other wacky liveries out there is that it acquired a human personalized memorable touch by simply holding a person's name. So it is much easier to spot and refer to Peter Max than about that "wicked Malaysia 747 aircraft with the crazy colours and the funky scheme". Peter Max will always be Peter Max and its own personality, short and simple.



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1320 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Quoting g500 (Reply 3):
but I got tired of reading about it about the 30th thread....Livery went away 3 years ago and we're still talking about it

  Agree. But people (mainly Americans) are also still talking about PanAm, TWA, Eastern, Braniff etc... so I guess it's very hard for some people to say goodbye.  



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Quoting something (Reply 15):
MH knows where it's at..

Cheers for more pics! Whoever thought of those colours should get a pay rise!



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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Quoting ACES320 (Reply 22):
that "wicked Malaysia 747 aircraft with the crazy colours and the funky scheme"

... also has a name.

These two were called "Hibiscus"


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