Pbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 614 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3608 times:
Just as the post says. What airline do you think most desperately needs a new paint scheme? Please do not reply British Airways, because I believe the World Images will be gone within the next 5 years and I have read many posts regarding a dislike for this scheme. That said, I think the corporate logo and paint schemes most in need of an update are:
Iberia---Very 70's looking
Cathay Pacific----It's fairly new, but I think it looks terrible
Aerolineas Argentinas----They went back to their 70's scheme, and it definitely WAS a step backwards (although the other scheme was not too good either)
KLM-----Come on, baby blue. What's up with that?
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
I think KLMs livery is one of the best around - I love flying in those blues. Its interesting to find Northwest altering their colours to look more like KLM when they starting working together. I think MAS definately needs an update - and as I have posted before - watch that space as MAS is rumoured to be revealing a new corporate identity - presumably when they take delivery of their new fleets (of A32X and B77X)
Air Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2967 times:
AA - the worst
OS - also very ugly
CO is quite good with the golden globe
MH fine but can be more imaginative
KA - very weird dragon!!
NH - hate those words on the tail
FE (Far Eastern Air Transport) - they even have FAT written on their tails!!! (www.fat.com.tw)
B7 (UNI Air) - extremely boring
BA new colour - I still think the chelsea rose is the best
BM - as I said, I don't like words on tails
TWA - the globe is cool, but again, hate the TWA on the tail
JL - what's that on the tail?
DL - bad
Southwest - very old fashioned, hard to believe they didn't introduce a new scheme when the 737-700s arrived!
Air India - very old fashioned
NZ- please bold the title, they are too thin, hardly visible on large aircrafts.
ALL mainland chinese airlines except "china yunnan" -- please be aware that this is 2000, not 1900!!!! Just look at what they draw on "China general aviation"!! GEES!
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2944 times:
IMO,Delta. I thought their old livery needed updating as it had a decidedly 50's look to my eyes,but now that I see their "new" paint scheme...the older one never looked so good till now. No offense to any Deltoids--it's a fine carrier but I just think the paint jobs are a touch staid.
Klwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2028 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2942 times:
CO is good
US is just fair. I don't like the flag.
DL not so good, it's not as classy looking as the carriers listed below.
AA, LH and KLM all have regal, stately liveries that I really like.
I agree with the queen. BA's designs are a little overboard. Long live the union jack design!
TW has probably the best I think, the globe is meaningless for TW though, because they go so few places. Ever think of that?
I also like ATA's.
The old CO had neat livery even though some have called it a "meatball." I still kind of think of them as that airline flying off into the golden, tropical sunset. I mean they still fly to all the sun destinations in Mexico, Central and South America, and off course all those islands in the South Pacific like New Caledonia, Guam, and Bali. But of course the new livery is more contemporary.
IB's is also outdated as others have mentioned.
I also think that SAA's livery is interesting and distinctive, along with Iran Air's. Yes I am serious. Tell me what you think.
NWA104 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2926 times:
Here are some airlines that could use a new paint job: Alitalia, American (bring back the bolt), Southwest (could use a livery that reflects more of the United States than the current scheme.), Air JMC(barf!), Japan Airlines (looks like a cigarette!), and Iberia. What do you think? : )
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2899 times:
Lufthansa's logo is great, but the all-white planes look very generic
SOUTHWEST- Reminds me of a '70s living room
AIRTRAN- What could be more dynamic than a big lower-case "a?"
NORTHWEST- The red/grey thing, although unique, sucks.
AEROFLOT- The new one, with the '80s teeny-bopper nacelles.
AMERICAN EAGLE- Yeech!
PIA- Just too dated & unimaginative
KUWAIT AIRWAYS- Ditto
PAN AM- For being a sheep in wolf's clothing
EASTWIND (If they're still around) I hate that damn bee! I hate that airline!
Bring back the cheatline!
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10700 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2901 times:
- Yes, Aeroflot is really horrible. Both old and new paint schemes.
- Yes, all Chinese carriers except Cathay Pacific have tasteless and outdated liveries. They all look like remains from the 50s.
- From the big airlines I think the next candidates for repainting beside the already mentioned Eastern uglies should be All Nippon (looks a bit cheap, I think JAL looks better), Alitalia (used to be nice - in the Seventies!), KLM (basically nice, but needs some refreshing, especially the boring tail), Continental (why did they change from read to blue? Only the tail looks nice) and Malaysia (Horrible grey underside)
- Coming from Germany I beg all airlines over here except LH (should start thinking though), Condor (thank God they abolished grey) and LTU to repaint their fleets:
Hapag-Lloyd: orange and blue - what a colour combination, right for a cheap gas station!
Aero Lloyd: plain boring
Eurowings: even more so
Hamburg International: cheaplooking Lufthansa copy
Air Berlin: Dark red, white, grey. Whoow, Grandpa!
and so on...
220389 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
I think the Canada 3000 airlines and Royal airlines need a change in their
colour scheme. Canada 3000 had those same colours for 10 years!! Befor that
air 2000 had those colours!!! Royal's colours are ugly too!!!
Boeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
Here's a few airlines I think need a new c/s:
Aerolineas Argentinas - Worst livery change I've ever seen in my life!! From a totally unique one to something that looks like it's copied from Iberia! The tail? Don't ask.
Monarch - Ugliest livery of ANY airline I've ever seen! The gold and black has got to go! So does the logo on the tail!
Air JMC - Would've been a neat c/s if it weren't for the barfesque green! Just looking at it makes me want to find a barf bag - fast!!
Canada 3000 - This airline could use a new and refreshing c/s!
Southwest - Looks like its management is stuck in a '70s time warp - like the Brady Bunch!
Also, all mainland Chinese and Taiwanese carriers except for China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and Eva Air need to really update their liveries, especially with the economic success these guys have had(apart from the crisis, I mean)!
Windshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2330 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
I wanna start by asking you a question, what's wrong with the paint scheme for BA?!!!!!!
Some surgestions for needed hair doos:
Lufthansa:damn it does not even kick dust.
I can't think of any more but now I will eventually.
Most of all I not too happy about "most-white-type-of paint-schemes".
Although I love SAS's new look, beatifully designed!!!
"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
: I like British. I never know what I'll see next. I really like the Danmark tail with the yellow, blue and red. I also like Aeroflot newer tail. I've o
: Worst paint schemes in Europe: 1.AEROFLOT 2.AER LINGUS 3.BRAATHENS (the one with the flag on the tail) 4.TAP AIR PORTUGAL 5.OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Worst pain
: AIR FRANCE DELTA AIR LINE VIRGIN EXPRESS FINNAIR and certainly a lot of other airlines!:-)
: I dont think Americans is too bad, however it could be better. BUT...the AA's recently aquired MD-80's from Reno Air are the ugliest thing ever. They
: definately Olympic Airways-the ugliest and dullest livery i have seen!
: My Opinions are about the color schemes for all major airlines around the globes ... now If I have to tell you what airlines needs new color, and what
: SAS The old was bad, the new is horrific! Looks like a kindergarden let loose with crayons! LH boring as f*** Good ones: BA - ethnic tails are terrifi
: I think RYANAIR has a very good idea in painting some commercials on their planes! In this way we could find some cool and funny color scheme! and all
33 Tripple Seven
: My opinion goes for these airlines : EVA Airways - The livery looks crapy and cheap. Malaysia Ailrines - It needs to change its rather old c/s. Aeroli
: I think one of the WORST in the air is USAirways, It is very dark and gloomy. I liked their old silver Usair livery better. And I heard that they spen
: Here are my lists: Need a new livery NOW!!!: American Airlines Monarch Hawaiian Air Hapag-Lloyd Korean Air Southwest All Nippon Aerolinas Argentina Ne
: I already said it but i just want to add ALITALIA, EVA AIR, KLM Cityhopper and certailly some other but ...i don't know at the moment!
: Southwest-------Those things look like the 70s TWA------They need to finish painting the rest of their planes
: Southwest without a doubt. I've heard some pilots refer to them as "Herb turds" JetBlue isn't all that great. Why don't they just settle on one? USAir
: I think the JMC color scheme is sloppy. It needs work. Also, I think the American Airlines scheme makes their planes look old and rusty. I think it i