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Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?  
User currently offlinedmt52 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19536 times:
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Isn't the Skyteam logo on the back of the plane backwards? The one on the tail is correct.


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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19538 times:

It does seem to be the case if you compare the photo to these two:

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17671 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19483 times:

Quoting dmt52 (Thread starter):
Isn't the Skyteam logo on the back of the plane backwards?

It's kinda fitting...



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User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19489 times:

It would certainly appear so as the DL B763 photo shows the Skyteam logo on the fuselage is painted correctly!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/SkyTe...d=e0bc97e4cbe2ba3e82dcab1e07744bf6

Are there any photos of the starboard side to see if it was done backwards there also?

[Edited 2012-04-26 10:34:20]

User currently offlinepremobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19416 times:

This is hilarious! It is very fitting in my opinion....


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6017 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19356 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 2):
Quoting dmt52 (Thread starter):
Isn't the Skyteam logo on the back of the plane backwards?

It's kinda fitting...

Indeed...as Arabic is read from right to left   either that or Iberia MTC decided to show what they really think about Skyteam.



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User currently offlinelindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18978 times:
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Strange also that this Skyteam aircraft uses "Saudia" titles instead of the "Saudi Arabian Airlines" ones found on the rest of the fleet.

User currently offlinepnd100 From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18891 times:

Quoting lindy field (Reply 7):

Strange also that this Skyteam aircraft uses "Saudia" titles instead of the "Saudi Arabian Airlines" ones found on the rest of the fleet.

Indeed. I actually think "Saudia" is better as a logo than "Saudi Arabian Airlines". Just my opinion.

[Edited 2012-04-26 11:49:51]

User currently offlineTeamInTheSky From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 18674 times:

That is why you don't let a oneworld company paint your plane. I wish they had painted one of their 777's or 330's.

More importantly, I hope DL opens up mileage earning opportunities on SV. Even though I will probably never fly them, I think it is ridiculous.



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User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 18562 times:

And they go and paint their most recently delivered aircraft which has only been in service a little over four months! Couldn't they have painted one of their aircraft coming up for a C or D check at least? Why this one?

User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 18454 times:

Quoting lindy field (Reply 6):
Strange also that this Skyteam aircraft uses "Saudia" titles instead of the "Saudi Arabian Airlines" ones found on the rest of the fleet.

I am 99% sure that I have read somewhere - but where I cannot recall - that there has been an official rebrand and 'Saudia' is the new [or should I say revived] styling for the airline.


User currently offlineEGSUcrew From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17576 times:

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 11):
I am 99% sure that I have read somewhere - but where I cannot recall - that there has been an official rebrand and 'Saudia' is the new [or should I say revived] styling for the airline

Probably read it today on the Iberia Maintenance website!

I have to say, I think the SkyTeam logo jets look really good, one of the best liveries out there IMO.


User currently offlinerdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1751 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 17211 times:

Quoting audidudi (Reply 3):
It would certainly appear so as the DL B763 photo shows the Skyteam logo on the fuselage is painted correctly!

Yeah, and the logo on the tail of the same airplane is different. "Here's your sign" I bet one of the guys who painted it realized it and didn't have the stones to say something before they finished.


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5057 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 17100 times:

It is also curious that there are only two over-wing exits, instead of the usual four. You can see that the forward two have been disabled.

Is this a corporate or state aircraft?



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User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16201 times:

Saudia is officially their new name.

User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16170 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 14):
It is also curious that there are only two over-wing exits, instead of the usual four. You can see that the forward two have been disabled.

Is this a corporate or state aircraft?

Nope, it is a regular passenger aircraft. They don't need the extra exits as the seating density is low. SV have configurations with 144 and 116 seats on the A320.


User currently offlineirregking From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14795 times:

Oh my god, how embarrassing!

Only in Saudi Arabia! Hilarious!   



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3505 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13912 times:
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Quoting irregking (Reply 17):
Only in Saudi Arabia! Hilarious!  

It was painted in Spain.   



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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13895 times:

Is it possible that this is a photoshopped picture? It's hard to believe an airline would allow such mistakes on their "coming out" aircraft.

User currently offlineSEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13161 times:

Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 19):
Is it possible that this is a photoshopped picture? It's hard to believe an airline would allow such mistakes on their "coming out" aircraft.

0% chance.


User currently offlineDizzy777 From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11403 times:

Fuselage decals labelled "port & starboard" ..... surely they could stuff that up... although the proof is in the pic hahahah

User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11106 times:

How often does this kind of mistake happen? Anyone know any other memorable stuff ups? I do seem to remember Monarch recently had an A320 painted in the wrong shade of colour.


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User currently offlineirregking From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11013 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 18):
It was painted in Spain.

By instructions of the HQ in JED... please!



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User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 9342 times:

Quoting irregking (Reply 23):
By instructions of the HQ in JED... please!

You are assuming the mistake came from the instructions rather than the application.


User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 9642 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 15):
Saudia is officially their new name.

Source? On their website, it's all Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Furthermore, there is a difference between official name and branding.



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25 MidEx216 : I tend to prefer this thought. I find it a lot more entertaining to think it was done with a purpose in mind.
26 FoxBravo : I can't point to a source either, but I know I have very recently read the same thing about their (re-)rebranding to "Saudia." So I highly doubt that
27 kanban : Looks like the decal kit was wrong and included two of the same decal.. who makes the decals?
28 unattendedbag : who approved the decals?
29 simairlinenet : Why are the two overwing exits different outline colors?
30 Polot : The forward overwing exit is deactivated, so it doesn't have the required outline.
31 golfradio : Who ordered the decals?
32 SOBHI51 : Oh Please do you think for one second that the head office in JED will instruct them to put it the other way around? If this is the case why did they
33 MayaviaERJ190 : Skyteam has a tendency to show up backwards. AeroMexico's Skyteam logo planes, at least the 767, was and, I guess is, the first ever plane on the flee
34 Post contains images United1 : No it was Oneworld's Iberia MRO that did the paint job. I think its hysterical...and that someone has some splaining to do
35 Post contains links Eightball : SV's official facebook page has been updated with the Saudia name: http://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabianAirlines[Edited 2012-04-28 18:38:57]
36 TeamInTheSky : So now that we have passed blame from Spain to Saudi and back, what is done to fix this? Will they take it back to Spain to have the decal fixed?
37 zkojq : Why, is it really that much of a problem? Hardly anyone will notice the difference, so I don't think fixing it needs to be a priority.
38 usdcaguy : Yesssss!!!!! I used to love seeing the old green, blue and white planes with the Saudia logo. The name itself is just so much easier to say and more
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