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User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1401 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

which airlines do you think have the most dated looking liveries and are in need of a change?

personally, i think

All Nippon Airways
Korean Air
Olympic
Royal Air Maroc
Air India
Air France
Qantas

....just my opinions

what do you think?

regards

mike





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User currently offlineTimeForFlight From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

unless southwest soon gets all their aircraft painted, they're on my list...

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

1. Iberia
2. Air France
3. Midwest Express
4. Continental


User currently offlineAir Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1597 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
Alitalia
Iberia
Midwest Express
Air India
Air France
Indian Airlines
Lufthansa (minor improvements)
Aerolineas Argentinas
Qantas (boring title and fuselage)
Malaysian
PGA Portugalia
TACV Cabo Verde
Martinair
TTA
Aurigny
DenimAir
Eurowings
SN Brussels Airlines
Chech
Braathens (again)
Gemini Air Cargo (logo)
Alaska Airlines
DutchBird
Tarom
LOT Polish Airlines
Palestinian Airlines
MEA (poor performance)
Syrian
Ariana
Air Seychelles
Air Zimbabwe
SAA (just fuselage change)
Augsburg Airways
Binter
Cyprus Airways
Air Sicilian
Azzura
Swiss (inspireless)
Royal Air Maroc
TunisAir
Iraqui
Iranair
A bunch of Russian airlines
and how could I almost forget Luxair (especially the tailfin emblem)


User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

I'm sorry but CO's livery isn't "dated."

User currently offlineFrequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Old Southwest
American
Iberia
Northwest
Olympic


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

And more Delta too with old liveries by Ron colors and etc.

User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1491 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.

Respectfully,
AAgent



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User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

To letters, A A  Big grin


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Southwests "flying beachball". This looked bad the first time I saw it and looks bad now. I guess it's better than the "baby puke" colors worn for 30 years though.

Most dated is the AA scheme. That doesn't make it bad though. I don't like it much but for the life of me I could not design any better.



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User currently offlineAirNewZealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2541 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Co dated?? No way!!
KE dated?? Are you joking??

I think Air India is WOW, way out dated! It is just disgusting!

Ethiopean Airlines!! HELL yes!!

Mike


User currently offlineAamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1056 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1455 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.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5642 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1438 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.

Randy

P.S.- ATA is different, and much better than the old cheesey PALM TREE motif...


User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

HUYfan

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.

Change is not always good.


User currently offlineNwAirLinEs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

America West's livery is excellent. It does look rather funny on the 737s but it is still great.

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User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Northwest has dark green???

Are you sure you don't wear sunglasses when spotting NW planes? All I've ever seen is deep red, grey and a dark blue stripe cascading towards the rear.



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User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1409 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.

User currently offlineAmerica west From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

He asked "...which airlines do you think have the most dated looking liveries and are in need of a change?"

While it may not be aged or dated, Continental was my opinion. I'm sorry.


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1392 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.


User currently offlineAirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Man, I have to disagree on Royal Air Maroc and Korean. I see them upclose every other day, and it still takes my breath away.

I would say without a doubt, Air India. Not only is the livery old, it just looks plain old dirty. In fact, I've never seen any livery make a 747-400 look so bad, as theirs.


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

China has something about painting their airliners like Cessnas.


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User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Hey all,
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!  Nuts 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.


User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

I don't care how old a livery is, as long as it's easy to identify in the air. (Southwest, New Delta, Northwest)

User currently offlineDrewwright From United States of America, joined May 2001, 621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Aero California wins hands down!

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Wow I feel like I am back in the 70's


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

What's with Air India? The numbers are counting for them...

Check this out:


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They didn't even try to remove their name from this wreck...


25 Post contains links and images Ghost77 : Click for large versionPhoto © Ricardo Morales Aviation Photography of Mexico ghost77
26 ZK-NBT : I definatly agree with Air India!!! Not attractive at all. Air Pacific looks like something out of a 1930's film totally pathetic scheme.
27 HUYfan : lots of suggestions, seems that ethiopian and air india are popular choices, and some controversy over Continental and AA. it was also pointed out tha
28 Gardermoen : I really liked Air India's experimental livery that they had in 1989 for like 2 minutes. (okay, probably longer than that, 6 months??) It gave the air
29 Positive rate : QF livery is quite boring(not counting the Wunala painted a/c). It hasn't really changed at all since the mid 1980's. The QF livery of the 1970's and
30 Post contains links and images AirNewZealand : Im guessing this is the livery you are talking about?? If so, it was a major improvement, and i quite like it!!! MIke Click for large versionPhoto &co
31 AirNewZealand : I am now changing my mind..Holy crap... I think Air Indias livery is one of the nicest out!! It is very original, and i like the cheatline along the f
32 Gardermoen : AirNewZealand, you are right. The experimental livery is classes above the Maharajah one. I also agree, the Impulse cockatoo livery was great. Sure wo
33 RayChuang : If you're talking about the livery that has lasted the longest without any changes, I believe the two oldest curently are AA (the current livery was i
34 ThirtyEcho : The "corndog," without question. I think WN is just waiting for disco to come back.
35 Jaysit : The Air India livery is outdated by today's standards but when it debuted in 1971 with the introduction of the airline's 747-200s it was considered fa
36 ExpressJet_ERJ : AA!! Hey Continental's livery is not that old! I think its a great liverie!!!!
37 Caravelle : How interesting. - caravelle
38 Elwood64151 : Most dated liveries? Well, CEO of Vanguard Airlines Scott Dickson said he thinks of the 1950s whenever he sees one of the old 737-200s in the 1996-200
39 Post contains links and images Frequentflier : jetBlue...ugly? I don't think so. jetBlue, for me anyway, wins the most modern livery HANDS DOWN!!! In terms of how attractive the planes are, have yo
40 22886 : ALITALIA
41 Post contains links and images Ual777contrail : ALITALIA Click for large versionPhoto © Andrew Hunt OLD DELTA Click for large versionPhoto © Boeingf22 AMERICAN Click for large versionPhoto
42 Post contains links and images FedExHeavy : ANA is quite dated and needs a change as well as India Air and Olympic and it's about time Southwest changed it's as well. But I can't agree with Amer
43 PSU.DTW.SCE : Airlines don't redo their paint schemes whenever they feel like it. Its an image, a marketing image, a brand recognition. Look at the carriers that ha
44 RayChuang : While AA won't change their current livery, I think AA ought to do a few of the planes in the older AA liveries. The Astrojet livery looks really good
45 Post contains links and images RogueTrader : I've always been a fan of Delta's logo, and I think the newest livery is great. BUT, what the hell is the problem with repainting the planes in a time
46 Fly_ATA : Air orange does not like the ATA look becuase HE didnt get the contract boo hoo!
47 Post contains links and images Bambicruz : RAM definetly needs a new paint scheme. not much differnece between a caravelle in 1962 !! Click for large versionPhoto © Mel Lawrence a 707 in t
48 Post contains images Braniff place : WHAT! SAS IS OUT OF DATE? Uh I dont think so, Bambicruz, how could you ever say a thing like that Its just such an innovative fresh image, I think it
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