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Glory Days: Lost Liveries Of The 1980's  
User currently offlineCerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

As a nice follow up to my 90's startups post, I thought I'd do a similar post dedicated to the lost liveries of the 1980's. However, unlike my 90's thread that only focused on airlines that came and went during that time, in this one I've decided to include now gone liveries of airlines that still exist. I would have to say that the 1980's here in the States was the best time in air travel history: Low fares, a huge variety of airlines (and liveries), no shadow of terrorism, and no air rage.

I would love to have included some of the Canadian and European airlines as well, but that would be too labor intensive. Maybe someone else will be inspired to do a pictorial like this for our Neighbors. These pictures were hard enough to chronicle. But I think it was worth it. I hope you agree.


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Photo © George W. Hamlin
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Photo © AirNikon



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Photo © Eduard Marmet
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Photo © Bill Hough



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Photo © John P. Stewart
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Photo © Brian J. Gore
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Photo © Frank Schaefer
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Photo © Johan Ljungdahl
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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Hosanna! Hosanna! Great thread, Cerulean!!!

I LLLLLLLOVE 80's liveries; and I too have been thinking lately about those fat, lavish times we were having two decades ago. Eastern, Pan Am, TWA, Braniff, Piedmont, and of course the mightily prestigious PeoplExpress all plied our skies...

The liveries are clean and crisp, with cheat lines and distinguished lettering. It wasn't just American carriers that had this going on either; Air Canada had a cheatline livery; Saudia and Air New Zealand did as well, with much sleeker lettering than the current over-ornamented, seriffed fonts that just litter today's fuselages.

(a thought: Today's seriffed "AIR CANADA" titles seem like they might be trying to mimic ol' Pan Am's)



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Have to include the greatest livery ever known to man....


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Photo © Frank de koster




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Photo © Carl Ford




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Photo © Gary Vincent




"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineCerulean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

What no 737-300?


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Photo © Pierre Langlois



User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Canadian spotters certainly had more variety in the '80s -- and not everything was toothpaste-white.


















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Photo © Caz Caswell




User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1161 times:


but now it's been reduced to this:

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Photo © Royal S King



and some others.... Jetsgo, westjet, tango jazz....

I loved the old AR livery


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Photo © Carlos Aleman



and the old Delta too:


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Photo © Royal S King



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