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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

I would be interested in knowing if everyone else is as aggravated as I when you see otherwise beautiful aircraft that have been prostituted with advertising. I understand that real dollars are involved in this terrible artwork, but really now, isn't it like smearing peanut butter on the Mona Lisa? Please, give the Boeings and the Airbuses and the MD's wearing only the livery of their owner. Always!


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User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

I personally have always disliked advertising "wraps" on commercial aircraft. Just not very dignified. I mean, you'd never see a cruise ship wallpapered with an SKYY vodka ad...

Leave it for the billboards.



User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

What a great point, Tim. I always hated seeing a magnificent Concorde rolling around with Pepsi all over it.


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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2036 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1156 times:

I agree wholeheartedly. I thought the Western Pacific 'Logojets' were terrible. Ugly, ugly, ugly... and it frustrated me that such a big to-do was made about them. Some of Japan Airlines' Disney schemes are pretty hair-raising too.

For sheer ugliness, though, it's a tossup between Qantas' "Dreaming" series - beautiful 747-400s painted with hideous giant kangaroos - or Continental's Peter Max 777, which looks like regurgitated gummy bears.


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1150 times:

Next thing you know, we'll be seeing advertisers buying individual airline seats to advertise their products.

I agree, it's getting out of hand.



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User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1145 times:

At least for the case of QF's "Dreaming" series, they were painted to celebrate the Australian heritage; a much more honorable cause than crass commercialism like wrapping a plane with Preparation-H adverts.

'949


User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1050 times:
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The problem with airlines selling the sides of their aircraft for advertising is the fact that this conveys a message to people of, "If this airline is so desperate to make money that they sell the side of their airplanes like they are a giant flying billboard, what else do they do to make money that I can't VISIBLY SEE? Where else might they be cutting corners?"




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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 998 times:
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Absolutely agree with you. Was it Western Pacific that started the ignominious trend, or were there earlier examples?

User currently offlineCanadi>n From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 960 times:

That's a good question, Lindy field. Was Braniff's Calder DC-8 the first example of a specially painted commercial aircraft, not including one-plane operators and simple livery modernization?

User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3153 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 951 times:
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I think the spotters/photogs disagree, it adds some variety. I think Western Pacific was far more interesting and popular with the photogs than any major airline.

Konstantin



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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 927 times:

the worst example...


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there are a very few nice special c/s out there, but it´s getting too much, it´s nothing special anymore.
and the worst thing is advertising.

i believe there was once or there was supposed to be an MD-83 of Edelweiss Air to wear a McDonald´s livery!!!
they served only McDonald´s food on these flights, can you imagine???

rgds
daniel



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3153 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 921 times:
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I agree that the Trigema is horrible.
The McDonald's plane was operated by Crossair on behalf of tour operator Hotelplan:


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Konstantin



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User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 912 times:

thanks...
sorry for mixing things up.

cheers
daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 907 times:
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I have no problem with special liveries and schemes, like BA's World Tails. Actually, I like them a lot. It's just when the aircraft is used as a giant billboard for an unrelated company. Therefore, I wouldn't say that Braniff's Calder DC-8 counts. Good question though as to whether it was the first special livery in general.



User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 906 times:

What about this one?

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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Pepsi on Concorde is so disgusting to those of us who kneel and worship at the throne of Concorde. You don't take something that is the epitome of engineering and grace and throw soda all over it. Someone should have to pay for doing that.


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User currently offlineLostXistance From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 805 times:

i cant actually see how anyone could call the QF wunala dreaming aircraft ugly, and also they arent advertising anything, how can someone compare the wunala aircraft to that of an airline having pepsi on the side or something along those lines?

i mean come on, u might not like the wunla paint scheme but its definately not ugly.



User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 800 times:

I got that Pepsi Concorde pic as my wallpaper. I must say I quite like it. I got the 1:250 scale Schabak model of it too.

It does brighten up the airports tho and gives some variety for spotters.

I liked the Crossair S-2000 with the Phantom of the Opera Livery. Dispatched that a few times too at MAN.


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And these two are nice. I saw the Jaguar a/c the day it got rolled out of the FLS hanger at MAN in it's new paint job (and trapped my fingers when closing it's fwd hold door at LBA). Glad to see it's still going strong.


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User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 782 times:

That has really always annoyed me. I also am annoyed when an airline has its website or phone number across its fuselage.
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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 735 times:

Charles,

I agree. Airlines that have their websites posted piss me off. I really don't understand jetBlues stupidity. They have the website facing the side the passengers are on... making it only visible to people in the plane.... people who ALLREASY BOUGHT THEIR TICKETS!!!!


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