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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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19529 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, 8724 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19531 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, 17657 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19476 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 onlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19482 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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 19409 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, 6003 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 19349 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, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18971 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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18884 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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18667 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 onlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18555 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, 846 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18447 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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 17569 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, 1718 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 17204 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, 5048 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 17093 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 UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 16194 times:
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Saudia is officially their new name.


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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 16163 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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 14788 times:

Oh my god, how embarrassing!

Only in Saudi Arabia! Hilarious!   



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3500 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 13905 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 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 13888 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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 13154 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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11396 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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11099 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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11006 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, 2257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9335 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 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9635 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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User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9367 times:

Quoting United1 (Reply 5):
Indeed...as Arabic is read from right to left

I tend to prefer this thought. I find it a lot more entertaining to think it was done with a purpose in mind.



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 26, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8439 times:

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 25):

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

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

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 the use of the Saudia name was an error.



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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3621 posts, RR: 27
Reply 27, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7578 times:
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Looks like the decal kit was wrong and included two of the same decal.. who makes the decals?

User currently offlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 28, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7489 times:

Quoting kanban (Reply 30):
who makes the decals?

who approved the decals?



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User currently offlinesimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 29, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

Why are the two overwing exits different outline colors?

User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 30, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7047 times:

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 32):
Why are the two overwing exits different outline colors?

The forward overwing exit is deactivated, so it doesn't have the required outline.


User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 790 posts, RR: 2
Reply 31, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6636 times:

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 31):
who approved the decals?

Who ordered the decals?


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3500 posts, RR: 17
Reply 32, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6398 times:
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Quoting irregking (Reply 23):
By instructions of the HQ in JED... please!

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 not give the same instructions for the starboard side?



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User currently offlineMayaviaERJ190 From Mexico, joined Jan 2008, 316 posts, RR: 1
Reply 33, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6162 times:

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 fleet to display the Aztec eagle-knight facing backwards on its port side. Any chance it was Oneworld's Mexicana MRO who did the "job"?


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6003 posts, RR: 9
Reply 34, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6097 times:

Quoting MayaviaERJ190 (Reply 36):
Oneworld's Mexicana MRO who did the "job"?

No it was Oneworld's Iberia MRO that did the paint job.

I think its hysterical...and that someone has some splaining to do  



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User currently offlineEightball From Saudi Arabia, joined Oct 2007, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 35, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4714 times:

SV's official facebook page has been updated with the Saudia name:

http://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabianAirlines

[Edited 2012-04-28 18:38:57]


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User currently offlineTeamInTheSky From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

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?


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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 37, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 39):
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?

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.



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User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 977 posts, RR: 2
Reply 38, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3722 times:

Quoting Eightball (Reply 38):
SV's official facebook page has been updated with the Saudia name

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 stylish than Saudi Arabian Airlines.


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