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Which Airline Has The Worst Paint Scheme?  
User currently offlineSjkewley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

personally, I think the following are bad paint schemes:

Monarch Airlines
Aeroflot
El Al
Air India
Air France


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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Are you kidding ?


I tell you:

LOT
EasyJet


User currently offlineSjkewley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

no, why?

oh, and Lufthansa as well!!


User currently offlineN521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

I like everything about Southwest except for their color scheme. (the new one)

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

All this liveries are wonderful !

User currently offlineSkihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

I agree with you N521NA, I really like their old color scheme but the new one just doesn't look right. And I never got the point of "Silver One"... it just looked to me like they didn't wanna paint the plane!  Smile

Chris/MEM


User currently offlineSjkewley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

oh, and Air Force One could do with a facelift as well.
How about Stars and Stripes on the Tale?


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

What is with you people and Air Force One? It looks great. It is a classic and should not be changed. It's imposing and very neat looking.

Why would we put stars and stripes on the tail? Do you have any idea how many countries have red, white, and blue on their flags as well?

It won't be changed for a loooooooooong time.


User currently offlineSjkewley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

its patriotic....I thought Americans were really into that sort of thing??

it looks like an El - Al a/c!!!


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2620 times:


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The tails were an awesome idea. But the "scream" concept is so over...


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Ditched a decent scheme for this. Looks like a badly wrapped birthday present....


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Looks like exactly what it is...a "truck" carrying auto parts...some creativity maybe?


User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Anything white with a painted tail is rather dull & boring.

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Conntenintal & El Al comes to mind as some of the most hideous.
British Airways has lost it's mind with there liverys. A once beautiful and distinguished livery changed to a very cliche budget carrier look.



User currently offlineAmontoya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Speaking of paint schemes, does anyone know why the U.S. flag is painted backwards on the right side of aircraft? I promised a passenger I would email her with the answer as soon as I found out.

User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Sjkewley,

The LH color scheme isn't bad! I like it personally!


User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

wouldn't it be against some law to paint JUST a tail with the American flag?

Jake



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

I think that these have bad paint schemes:

1) United Airlines

2) Swissair

3) Northwest Airlines

Monarch isn't too bad!


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

I think that these have bad paint schemes:

1) United Airlines

2) Swissair

3) Northwest Airlines

Monarch isn't too bad!


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Which Airlines do you think have the best paint schemes?

My favourite are:

1) Delta

2) British Airways

3) Air 2000

4) Virgin Atlantic

5) Airtours

Any comments welcome!

Thanks,

Ashley


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Here's another.....El Al is a badly wrapped present with the blue string.....this is what they did with the red!


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User currently offlineXaqrun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Well I find El Al's new livery nice and cool but the nominated for the worst tails are :

Lufthansa
United Airlines
BMI ex British Midland (The worst name now, BMI)
Delta Airlines
Aeroflot
Air Canada
Swisswings
TAP
Royal Air Maroc

and the nominated for the best livery are :

British Airways (Worl Tails)
US Airways
Icelandair
SriLankan


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

JMC, In my honest opinion, it is pretty awkward looking.

BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineLufthansaUSA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2500 times:

Aer Lingus, the many shades of green look hideous together.

Personally, I think Lufthansa has one of the best-looking liveries, even though it is one of the all-white looks.


User currently offlineBob/chi-kyu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Virgin-Express !

User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

-United: It looks like a rainy day and is depressing. I liked the old colours.

-American: It looks good but they haven't changed it since the 707 was still in their fleet.

-Aeroflot: Looks so generic and its GOTTA lose the hammer and sickle.

-Olympic: Looks just like Aeroflot, A little better though.

-Air France: The livery itself isn't that bad (a little 70s though) it is just their planes are always so dirty. If they are never going to clean their planes they should at least paint them a dark colour so you wont notice the dirt and grime as much.

-Delta: The 2 new ones are both a%& ugly. They should have stuck to the old one.

-Condor: Its not that bad but when I look at it I always think it is a Lufthansa ripoff with the colours changed.

-Britannia: It looks really old.


User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

British Midland's previous two liveries were among the best looking, IMO. However, their new paint scheme is among the worst, IMO. It appears as though it was inspired by the "Whale/Marine Life" special livery of Star Alliance partner All Nippon Airways, without the artwork and handlebar mustache added to the fuselage. Nice look for a special livery, but excessive as a standard livery for an entire fleet!
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America West's current standard livery is another that seems to be more fitting as a special livery, in this case as a promotional aircraft for a hypothetical "Flintstones" or "Juraissic Park" theme park.
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Then there's a special livery that is the worst looking, IMO, opb America West. Purple, orange and black do not coordinate, and even less so when faded!
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User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

"Wouldn't it be against some law to paint JUST a tail with the American flag?"

Jake

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I guess not, Jake.....(Although there is a small flag on the fuselage too.)


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This North American scheme looks good too! Still operating? Anyone?



25 Notar520AC : I think the new Southwest and British Airways' tails are horrible. -Notar520AC
26 Post contains links Airways : The paint scheme is one thing. An other one is, how clean the aircraft are looking (from outside of course...). There are some airlines, which are alw
27 Post contains links and images Dragon-wings : Air Pacific they had a decent color scheme Click for large versionPhoto © Frank Schaefer Now the color scheme is extremely boring, no thought wha
28 Western727 : Southwest all the way.
29 Post contains links and images Airlinelover : The OLD NWA c/s: Click for large versionPhoto © John P. Stewart The new one's cool though.. Chris
30 Boeing757fan : There are a lot worse than LH out there, Delta hands down has the worst.
31 Post contains images Climbout : I was going to post Air Pacific but Dragon-wings already done so and I couldn't agree more that the new livery (if you want to even call it a livery)
32 Air Taiwan : AA, VirginBlue (DJ), VN, FJ (Air Pacific)
33 Post contains links and images Flight152 : The Worst SOUTHWEST! New and old Click for large versionPhoto © Axel Juengerich Click for large versionPhoto © Saul Loeb Click for large ver
34 Airtransam : I think Canada 3000 and Air 2000 have a horrible paint scheme
35 Mark_D. : The 'name-banner-all-across-the fuselage' ones (easyjet, and the Frontier one linked above among the pics) are pretty lame, though they may have been
36 Post contains links and images CYKA : Someone mentioned that LOT's livery is ugly. I think the exact opissite. It is simple yet traditional, unique and gracefull, just like Lufthanas. If t
37 SSTjumbo : I would say AA, but they barely even paint their aircraft, or so it appears.
38 Boeing757fan : I said Delta... Its bad, but, AA is MUCH MUCH WORSE! Want to hear the story about the aluminum soda can I saw in the grocery parking lot? AA came to m
39 Sjkewley : I really dont like monarchs livery, yellow grey and black stripes, and have you seen their staff uniforms?
40 Lewis : 1.Air France 2.Southwest 3.Air China 4.Plukovo Olympic might have a classic retro look, but OA's paint scheme has no relation with Aeroflot's, none at
41 Toda,Reisinger : North American Airlines still flies; it makes feeder flights for El-Al within the US. El-Al's OLD scheme was outstanding, artistic and so elegant. The
42 SQ325 : Air India Air France Air China and Aeroflot don't look very nice
43 Gerry : How come no one has mentioned KLM?. Now there's an airline in need of a make over!
44 Hkgspotter1 : Dragon Air Air France Air Pacific
45 BruneiAir : Air China JMC EasyJet RyanAir Aeroflot Iberia ANA United Virgin Blue/express Malaysia Airlines - Is starting to look dated (red blue and grey)
46 Go Canada! : Air Indias liverly looks like a childs drawing, copied into word art and stuck onto the side of the plane! cyrpus airways liverly with a square-lookin
47 DLMCO : AA and AZ.
48 Ghost77 : 1. American Airlines 2. Iberia 3. El Ai 4. American Airlines 5. Southwest
49 OPTIPLEX2001 : CO has one of the best paint schemes, IMHO. I think that Air Jamaica is a bit out there, Vanguard is just ass ugly, and Airtran looks like something o
50 America West : Iberia Aeroflot Air France
51 CoAir@IAH : DELTA's new colors are absolutely terrible!
52 RayChuang : There are two liveries I detest big time: British Midland (BD)--the new livery is just downright UGLY. It looks more than a bit tacky after the excell
53 Fanofjets : I personally love Air India's livery, though my favorite was the one on their 707s in the mid-1960s. AI looks particularly good on Airbus aircraft. I
54 Post contains links and images WiLdmanVzla : For me (just in my opinion) these are the worst: 01.- LUXAIR Click for large versionPhoto © Frank Schaefer 02.- FINNAIR Click for large versionPh
55 Post contains links and images NoUFO : - PeopleExpress does no longer exist, hmm? Click for large versionPhoto © Rich Fedorco - America West: as mentioned before: A Flintstone livery.
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