Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
Sorry my list is long:
The winner of the most dated livery is Ethiopean Airlines. With some minor changements/improvements though by keeping strong current elements EAL could be a true winner in airline liveries again.
ATA; fossy and tasteless
TAP Air Portugal
Lufthansa (minor improvements)
Qantas (boring title and fuselage)
TACV Cabo Verde
SN Brussels Airlines
Gemini Air Cargo (logo)
LOT Polish Airlines
MEA (poor performance)
SAA (just fuselage change)
Royal Air Maroc
A bunch of Russian airlines
and how could I almost forget Luxair (especially the tailfin emblem)
AAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1685 times:
Yes, AA's livery has been around for many years but it's such a classic look that any attempt to change it would likely be met with much criticism. Further, those shining silver birds wearing patriotic banners of red, white and blue are recognized around the world... and that's got to be worth something.
Aamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1649 times:
As mentioned AA is a classic livery.,.. it may be adjusted slightly soon, but not somepletely redone..
Continental??? Never! thats a neat scheme...
Air France... definately... that and Air Canada must be the most boring on earth.. being a toothpaste tube and all
What do i say... most "3rd world countries" and many developed countries... Iberia springs to mind as does Alitalia.
As for Qantas?? a little boring but it makes up for it a little with the stunning shemes they have. I think they will change it when the A380 is introduced tho... pretty sure of it.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6173 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
While I agree that American's scheme is definitely dated, I think it's also a good thing. You know immediately that it's an AA craft. Whereas, from a distance, CO and DL look similar. AA is distinct- the only bare metal livery in the States that I can think of off the top of my head.
I think CO's livery is very nice.
MidEx is not really dated, so much as it is boring. It was boring when it was new.
I also think NorthWest's newest livery is kinda... bad. It's not ugly, but I liked the old one better, and I think they need more of that dark green color.
Southwest will NEVER have a pretty airplane, I have come to accept it. Except the State planes and Shamus... and that bare metal Silver One.
America West is pretty bad. They look cheap- I thought they were low-fare, but have since determined otherwise. You don't "catch the spirit of the old West" by looking cheap, in my opinion.
Frontier, on the other hand, is TERRIFIC. I am only so- so on the billboard thing, it's okay, but the animal tails are so unique- no one else has different tails except British, and they are phasing out.
TWA was beautiful. As is the new USAir scheme. United's is too dark- makes my dependence on Prozac increase.
That's my opinion on the majors.
P.S.- ATA is different, and much better than the old cheesey PALM TREE motif...
RealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
You named most of my favorite liveries.
Olympic is timeless and one of the best in the world.
It sure as hell looks better than the white fuselage and painted tail look of just about all other carriers.
Climbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1603 times:
I don't think Korean Airlines' is outdated. I'd shudder to see them with a white fuselage (because that's what's been happening with livery changes). Their plane's look so pretty at LAX during the night time. I hope and pray they don't do an EL AL or Air Pacific on us.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
The most dated liveries on my list:
Air India - they did have a new livery, but for some political reason or something - they wanted the old one back!
Ethiopian Airlines - that's dated, too.
Martinair - although I like the tail logo, they could do something with the fuselage colors other than that fat red cheatline.
Iberia - too '70s now.
Air Mauritius - you guys overlooked this one. They even painted their A340s in the same livery as the older a/c!!
Aeroflot* - for the most part, about the only thing that's changed in appearance apart from the introduction of Western aircraft is the Russian flag! If they can at least repaint the fins and engines like they did with the 737-400s, then it'd look much better.
* I'm well aware that Aeroflot did have an experimental livery on a few of its A310s. But whether due to the economic crisis or the fact that one of its A310s went down in the middle of Siberia (a pilot let his 15 year old son take the controls), Aeroflot chose to stick with its Soviet-era livery.
Planelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
Philippine airlines need to do something. Their whole scheme is way to plain.
AA scheme is ok. I don't really like the mixed polished aluminum along with the grey composites though. That looks bad! I think they should just paint the whole thing silver and keep everything else the way it is.
I'm not to crazy about South West's new scheme, but it sure does look better than the old one.
Anyway, have fun you all.