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User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 20737 times:

Hi - Today at LHR I noticed the latest MH A380 MND in an unfinished colour scheme, basically it had the titles and tail logo but no blue wrap-around fuselage bands.
I'm wondering if they are prepping it for a livery similar to their A330's.
Thanks.

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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 20651 times:

The most popular rumor, MND is to become the ''One World'' jet. Do not count on it getting the same scheme as the A330s.

[Edited 2013-01-26 14:07:24]


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User currently offlinenazgul From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2012, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 20339 times:

I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 15504 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16762 times:
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We will find out soon, MH will join oneworld next month.


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User currently offlinelollomz From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 14157 times:
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Quoting nazgul (Reply 2):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!


User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13087 times:

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.



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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4519 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 12707 times:

Quoting lollomz (Reply 4):

Quoting nazgul (Reply 2):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!
Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.

You guys just don't like change. IMO, any new livery seems to get alot of negative comments and really eventually you just get use to it. Then when they change again, you will complain about the new livery again. I remember when DL changed from the widget to the Ron Allen livery, and then again to the "Deltaflot" and then changed again to the present livery there was alot of belly aching but people will just get use to it. AA is going thought the same thing, but we will get use to it.



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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 11299 times:

Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.

I'm wrongly qouted here.

As for the livery, i doubt the A380 would have been able to pull off the oldest current (B734/B777/B747) scheme. All things considering it doens't look that bad except for the position of the tail logo.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 15504 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 11160 times:
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Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.



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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 11104 times:

What I don't get is why they can't seem to paint where the sing connects for the fuselage. If they could do that the planes would look a lot better.


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User currently onlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 10335 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah

Maybe if they could have the red and blue lines go through the main body instead of being clumped together at the bottom and leaving a lot of white, open space on the top.....



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User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2860 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 9375 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

That looks fantastic! The mess they have now, not to mention its inconsistency with the rest of the fleet, is just embarrassing.


User currently onlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 9177 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

I agree that wouldnt have looked right - an A380 needs something bolder.

I don't dislike the new scheme but think a few flashes of red would enhance it.

Looking forward to seeing what sort of Oneworld scheme they use - if its anything like the JAL special when they joined Oneworld it would be great.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JA8941-oneworld-01.jpg


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10352 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 9089 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

It actually looks good in my opinion, but I also agree with...

Quoting kann123air (Reply 10):
Maybe if they could have the red and blue lines go through the main body instead of being clumped together at the bottom and leaving a lot of white, open space on the top.....

The A380 does need something bolder due to its size so just make the red and blue stripes thicker with larger airline titles.

A388


User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2860 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8659 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 13):
The A380 does need something bolder due to its size so just make the red and blue stripes thicker with larger airline titles.

But everything in that model is designed to scale. Does everything have to be billboard and in-your-face these days?

My only suggestion would have been a more traditional shade of grey over the sort of muddied look they have in the model. But otherwise, I don't need floor to ceiling titles screaming in my face, or meaningless and inexplicable swooshy things to catch my attention.


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8580 times:

3 aircraft are rumoured to be painted to a special oneworld livery, one from each current type that MH has on the fleet - a B738 (9M-MXB), an A333 (9M-MTE) and an A380 (9M-MND) in relation to MH's official appointment into the alliance on 1 February 2013.

Several photos have leaked to conform this.

B738 9M-MXB
http://instagram.com/p/Uvow8FHMuC/
http://instagram.com/p/U0vCcTnMu4/

A333 9M-MTE
http://instagram.com/p/U0vCcTnMu4/
http://instagram.com/p/VC4rp9L2KL/
http://instagram.com/p/U9m29kL2Db/
http://instagram.com/p/VAZBEftouu/

However, there is no image yet surfaced for the A380, which at present still stand as a rumour.

MH's oneworld inclusion ceremony will be streamed live at the airline's youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/MAStravel on Thursday 31 January 2013 at 1730 Malaysian time (GMT+8) or 0930 on 31 January 2013 London time.

[Edited 2013-01-28 18:15:57]

[Edited 2013-01-28 18:57:39]

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 15504 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8280 times:
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Thanks for sharing.

9M-MXB and 9M-MTE are about 2 weeks on the ground now.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mxb
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mte

9M-MND however is still flying around, there is no way she can be painted in time.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mnd



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User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8128 times:

Completed 9M-MTE.

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...d59c69d011e2a03b22000a1f92d6_7.jpg

A new rumour has surfaced that the special livery for the white A380 9M-MND will be unveiled in time for the inaugural daily KUL-CDG vv service commencing on 1 March 2013.

[Edited 2013-01-29 03:33:42]

User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4519 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7804 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 17):
Completed 9M-MTE.

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...d59c69d011e2a03b22000a1f92d6_7.jpg

A new rumour has surfaced that the special livery for the white A380 9M-MND will be unveiled in time for the inaugural daily KUL-CDG vv service commencing on 1 March 2013.

Looks good, better then some of the logo liveries out there.



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User currently offline9MMPD From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 291 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7733 times:

Anyone else notice the kite on the tail is larger now on 9M-MTE? Hopefully that becomes standard as it looks better and has more of an impact.

User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7664 times:

Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 19):
Anyone else notice the kite on the tail

Sharp eyes, word on the grapevine is this was done to bring it more in line with the style used on the A380.



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User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2860 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7430 times:

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 20):
Sharp eyes, word on the grapevine is this was done to bring it more in line with the style used on the A380.

But it's still two colours, isn't 3D-ised (no "shine") and is placed differently on the tailfin.

Branding 101... fail.


User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

No argument from me there Aerokiwi. As for Branding 101, that seems to be an ongoing class 


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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7338 times:

Some current planes:

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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 7351 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7214 times:

compartively 380 livery looks better, whish it was incorporated fleetwide as is but with highlighted tail logo as was originally planned, moving logo foraward for the tip to touch the leading edge would hve allowed the logo stripes at the end to be longer instead of being shortened, stripes continuing to wing box would have also been better.

Too bad this classier look wont be staying and the LCC style will represent the airline.


User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

Latest news mentioning 1x 738 & 2x A330 will carry the Oneworld livery. Nothing is said about the A380.   

First flight with Oneworld livery is going to be MH129/1Feb to MEL.



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User currently offlineshuttle9juliet From UK - Scotland, joined Jul 2010, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6735 times:
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All the latest liveries look crap, Actually JAL looks good now, comparing it to that rubbish...MAS last scheme looks more modern than this pathetic excuse for an airline logo...Really I am surprised these "airline people" don't just go on modified airliner photos and borrow some designs from there? Some are brilliant and these people design them at home on their bloody laptop, not spend millions on a design bereau..

User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1473 posts, RR: 2
Reply 27, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

Quoting shuttle9juliet (Reply 26):
Actually JAL looks good now, comparing it to that rubbish...MAS last scheme

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User currently offlineshuttle9juliet From UK - Scotland, joined Jul 2010, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6830 times:
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Quoting ADent (Reply 27):

Cheers I meant MAS current scheme, not last..thanks


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 17
Reply 29, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 25):
Latest news mentioning 1x 738 & 2x A330 will carry the Oneworld livery. Nothing is said about the A380.

But none of the other A333 spends 2 weeks on the ground like MTE.


User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 29):
But none of the other A333 spends 2 weeks on the ground like MTE.

Which is why i went   

But i do wonder if these two aircraft weren't on the ground for maintenance. A post elsewhere claimed the retro livery on the B738 took 8 days. Surely applying the Oneworld logo & title then doesn't require 2 whole weeks ?

Anyway, 2 A330s with the One World scheme already didn't make a lot of sense to me. Was this a typo ? You'd think someone would notice the fact they haven't mentioned the flagship A380 in that release 

All of this then leaves us wondering if 9M-MND is going to sport more then just the Oneworld logo & titles ? Why else would she not have been completed like the other A380s ? Questions, questions 



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 15504 posts, RR: 44
Reply 31, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6371 times:
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http://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/73754_521015467939102_1441411197_n.jpg


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User currently offlinechangyou From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5966 times:
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A hybrid Oneworld livery? Reminded me of a Star alliance member.

User currently offlineJoule From Malaysia, joined Dec 2003, 159 posts, RR: 3
Reply 33, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

9M-MND won't be getting the oneworld livery. It'll be painted in the same colors as the rest of the A380s.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 15504 posts, RR: 44
Reply 34, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5079 times:
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So why is it flying in the white livery? Even 9M-MNE (currently at TLS) and 9M-MNF (currently at XFW) are fully painted.


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10352 posts, RR: 15
Reply 35, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

Quoting Joule (Reply 33):
9M-MND won't be getting the oneworld livery. It'll be painted in the same colors as the rest of the A380s.
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 34):
So why is it flying in the white livery? Even 9M-MNE (currently at TLS) and 9M-MNF (currently at XFW) are fully painted.

Indeed, it doesn't make sense. The reason for 9M-MND to be white is that something other than the standard livery is planned for this aircraft.

A388


User currently offlinefiscal From Australia, joined Oct 2009, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4693 times:

Quoting lollomz (Reply 4):
I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!

Personally, I could not care less. It is the inside that I concern myself with, and I am pleased to report that I found it very comfortable, and that was traveling in Economy as well  


User currently offlineJoule From Malaysia, joined Dec 2003, 159 posts, RR: 3
Reply 37, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 4331 times:

There's a story behind why 9M-MND was left in white and it's not because of the planned oneworld livery.

btw the striped livery on MNA/MNB/MNC are decals, not painted. MNE/MNF livery are painted. MND was the one lost in between. Only much later after delivery it was then planned to be painted in oneworld livery but this plan has since been dropped and MND will be painted in the normal A380 livery.


User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2974 posts, RR: 1
Reply 38, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 4305 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 35):
Indeed, it doesn't make sense. The reason for 9M-MND to be white is that something other than the standard livery is planned for this aircraft.

Or something other than the standard livery was planned but they changed their mind.


User currently offlineFocker From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (2 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting Joule (Reply 37):
There's a story behind why 9M-MND was left in white and it's not because of the planned oneworld livery.

Care to share what that story is?


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