AirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
South African has one of world's best and most beautiful tailfin designs ever. The fuselage design however is just plain white and is not at all an extension of the tailfin design. A while ago RyeFly and undersigned unveiled some own free inspirations. Should SAA concider an upgrading for its fuselage livery design? And how would you like to see this upgrading?
About the tailfin design: will the design be stronger in case the golden sun will be deleted? Which added value has this sun-symbol?
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
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In my oppinion there is no need for a repaint. A white fuesalge doesn't mean it's a blank canvas to be painted!!!
OK; there are many persons out there that hate the euro-white c/s, but see it as a whole, won't any fusealge design heavily distract attention from the beautifull tail-design??
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AirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
Okay, I made inventory of your comments, thanks.
I still cannot imagine that a complete white fuselage is THE best solution (for any airline: Air France could have more too). Although it looks very neat the fuselage could have slightly more without getting a muddy/sticky/heavy/average livery. EVA Air proved how to break a white fuselage. I see the SAA planes as white tubes with a tail sticked on it; neat but the tail and fuselage are not a unity.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1763 times:
I love the lettering on the fuselage, it just looks really good. However, I miss the springbok on the tail, that was really classic. However, I believe that has some racial overtones, does it not? I think the tail looked cool, in 1995. They ought to just introduce a very simple flag tail. I dont mind white fuselages, and the lettering is just large enough, to where it offsets the whiteness.