AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1112 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 18 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
I just saw for the first time two new SAS Airbus 340s at Newark today. They look absolutely stunning. The color scheme is unusual in that it looks different depending on the light conditions. Very elegant!
I was curious what people think of the scheme.
When it first came out, there was negative criticism, and i didn't like it either, but with time, and espeically after seeing it LIVE, it has grown on me
what do you think?
Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
i completely agree. for me, the A343 is the most elegant bird in the SAS livery is the most elegant one. so this is a stunning combination. but wait to see the interior: light, bright colours, looks very roomy and clear. and have a look at that bathroom...
Hkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
The new SAS livery is superb, I think it's much better than the old bland one. The 'SAS' name really stands out, and the colour scheme that they use is such that it looks different depending on the light. It took a while for the new livery to grow on me, but now I love it. I hope to see it in person one day!!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 1460 times:
btw, the reason the flight from Newark was canclled, was due to severe turbulence that the outbound aircraft experienced. According to two online newspapers, 7 passengers were injured, and there might have been some damage to aircraft itself, which is probably why they had it stay at Newark.
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
This photo here (as posted by Air Taiwan) really does accentuate the beauty of the A340s form, and the SK colours in the right light. It captures the tension of takeoff, as the A340 glides into the sky.
Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 hours ago) and read 1299 times:
Boy I feel bad saying this since everyone here seems to think it's such a great look but I still don't like their livery.. for all the reasons I didn'tlike it in the first place.
-The colours themselves are meaningless and represent nothing about Scandinavia (at least to my feeble North American knowledge).. but I guess it can rightfully be argued that it doesn't have to..
-The font on the fueslage is totally different and clashed with the bold font on the tail. I suppose this is considered innovative, I just think it looks mismatched. The old "Scandianvian" script was just fine... so either go with the old in full or with the new in full (font for fuselage and tail)
-The grey/off white(?) fuselage colour doesn't blend well with the white/grey (?) "Scandianvian Airlines" script on the fuselage.. sometimes in photos you can barely read it. In fact the "Scandinavian Airlines" wording is really too thin and small to read easily. From a marketing perspective I don't think that would be beneficial for self promotion but the term "SAS" is well known so I guess it doesn't matter all that much.
-The red engine - ok I'll give in here.. at first I thought they looked ugly but I must admit now they are appealing to me.. and really only because of the A340 where they are very distinctive..
...so I am coming around on this but it's a long slow pull No offense to anyone out there especially the SAS fans. Regardless of how I feel they look I still know they are an excellent airline and I'd fly them any day if I was lucky enough to.