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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7587 times:

I've been seeing a lot of Alitalia planes in the "new livery", but I cannot spot the different between the new and old colorschemes. Can anybody provide any insight as to what the difference(s) are?

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User currently offlinepoLot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7562 times:

The "new" livery has the cheatline lower (below the windows) and the bottom of the "A" is on the fuselage instead of fully contained on the tail. Old on left, new on right:


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User currently offlineCapEd388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

Quoting poLot (Reply 1):

  

Other differences also include:

- The "A" consumes the entire tail, not just the center. The old livery had a white border around the "A" while the new one does not.

- The new livery has a grey underbelly.

- The new livery has grey nacelles and no Alitalia logo.

- Old Alitalia livery also included the black nose cone.

- The Alitalia logo is slanted.

I dont know if its just the lighting, but I think the new livery uses a darker green, while the previous livery used lighter shade of green.



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3946 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7478 times:

Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there............Long Live The Cheatline!


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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7175 times:
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Quoting CapEd388 (Reply 2):
I dont know if its just the lighting, but I think the new livery uses a darker green, while the previous livery used lighter shade of green.

Could also be the fact that the green on the older version has faded over the years.

Some more minor changes:
- titles are green instead of black
- there is no more gap where the cheatline curves up into the A on the tail
- the cheatline begins a bit further from the nose



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User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7139 times:

At the beginning I didn't like the new Alitalia livery. It was too similar to the old one. Now I enjoy it.

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7087 times:
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Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 3):
Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there............Long Live The Cheatline!

  

I find the changes of the face lift with there livery more special on a B777!!

Old on left, new on right:


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It's hard to say, but did the titles of "Aliatalia" change also (not color) as to me seams that they are a little different on the Sky Livery??!!


User currently onlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1193 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7074 times:

In addition, the new livery leaves no white space at the top of the tail.


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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6791 times:
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While the quality may not be as good as A.net photos, this side by side shot should make is easier to see the differences:

Alitalia liveries at LIN by tearbringer, on Flickr


User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6700 times:

From what I can tell, the font of the logo has definitely changed. It is not only green but also bigger, taller and is tilted slightly to the right. The old logo looks fatter and shorter.

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 3):
Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there

I completely agree. And I hope we continue to see the green and red "A" for years to come.


User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6621 times:

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 8):

While the quality may not be as good as A.net photos, this side by side shot should make is easier to see the differences:

The new livery seems to have the old black nose cone on that shot



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User currently offlinepoLot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6440 times:

Probably were using an old black nose cone that they had lying around. It is pretty common to see airplanes with mismatched nose cones when an airline is going through a livery transition.

User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
I cannot spot the different between the new and old colorschemes.

Seriously?? How can anyone not tell them apart??



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User currently offlineDL752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

The new livery has a gray belly.

User currently offlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5692 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

This is one of those cases IMHO (like Coca Cola found in the late '90s) where trying to improve on a classic by tweaking it just doesn't work. It looks AWFUL.

Whoever "designed" this modified livery should be shot . . . .


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 43
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 3):
Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there............Long Live The Cheatline!

I agree. I remember when the livery was introduced in the early 1970s and saw it for the first time in YYZ on a B747. I thought it was one of the most handsome and modern paint schemes around.



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User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 14):

I must say I disagree. I think the refresh was pulled of rather well, and I consider it an improvement from the old one personally. But to each their own.  



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