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Many Airlines Have Blue Seats.Why?  
User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3792 times:


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AF,DL,AA,Southwest,SN,BA,Swiss,Varig,NW ..........and the list could go on endlessly.What do these airlines have in common?Well,not tricky at all , they all do have blue seats in their aircraft,at least in coach class . True blue seems to be the preferred colour of a swiftly growing number of airlines . Is there any particular reason for this ?

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3735 times:
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As far as i know, i don't think it's anything to do with the technical side. Blue seems to be the "standard" colour for a lot of airlines, blue works well with the white interior of an aircraft than say, yellow or green. I think blue is just prefered by some airlines just like it seems a lot of car interiors are either grey or navy blue.




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User currently offlineGotairbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

Well, how about different colored seats:

(Singapore Airlines B777)

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User currently offlineJgo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

it might have something to do with blue being a vely calming colour: different colours have different effects on people, check these out:

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/colors1.html
http://www.aeonglobe.com/magick/colors/psychology.php

- jarrad


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

I heard that red seats were making people airsick back in the 70s and 80s. So I guess blue seats do not have that effect.


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User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

Blue is a much lighter color than most and creates the least amount of electro-magnetic interference.....




User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

I heard that red seats were making people airsick back in the 70s and 80s

LOL Big grin But you may be wrong on this one for I personnally have witnessed dreadfully puking passengers on Icelandair DC-8-63 and AA763 (both had blue seats)


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Those A332-cabins are looking great by the way  Big thumbs up colours really don´t make a big difference here.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Colors affect our moods. It is said that blue - contrary to red - causes the body to produce calming chemicals.
According to Russian scientists, it is actually a combination of green and blue: Exactly the color you find in cockpits of Russian fighters:


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Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes trustworthiness.

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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes trustworthiness.

My wife who is working towards her Masters Degree in Psychology agrees. She says that most corporations use blue in their logos because it symbolizes trustworthiness. Perhaps the airlines (who generally use a lot of blue in their logos as well) are trying to convey that impression among their passengers.

But the Southwest example you gave above, MASB747, that picture is from Silver One. The seats are a silver-grey. But you are correct that we are changing our interiors so that blue is the dominant color.



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User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

"Colors affect our moods."

I agree, I was going to say the same thing. I think blue is a calming color and it symbolizes maturity and trustworthiness.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8682 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Difference between blue and red: Look at a cloudless sky. Look at a fire. Which one is more calming?


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User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Difference between blue and red: Look at a cloudless sky. Look at a fire. Which one is more calming?

Aloges, ya´da man !!  Wow!

Btw Going to the fireplace and sitting around a crackling camp fire eating,chatting & singing with buddies happens to be the most relaxing thing I can think of.....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy try out and you´ll see what I mean.

Cheers,
MASB747


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

I remember the good ol DL L1011's with the orange seats!


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User currently offlineMASB747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3107 times:

I remember the good ol DL L1011's with the orange seats


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Now this one hits the jackpot  Laugh out loud ! Phew ,talk about some screaming colous ! Some designers seem to be in a desperate need to rediscover the virtues of discretion .  Innocent


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

MASB747, that's a picture of a DC-10! lol....


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3069 times:


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User currently offline747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

MASB747: Pseudo-technical reasons aside, there are any number of other reasons why an aircraft may have any particular color scheme for its interiors. Several years ago I worked for a major carrier that had, what I considered, to be a fairly ugly interior in its Airbus aircraft. All the colors for that particular fleet were chosen by the wife of the CEO of the company. That's what she liked, so that's what they bought. End of story. Kinda made you wonder what the inside of their house looked like, though. Regards,

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