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Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 9:13 pm

Many British??  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 9:18 pm

British Airways world tails!!!!!!!!!!

I love "Delftblue Daybreak" and "Delftblaue Dageraad"
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 9:31 pm

I think there are some great ones out there like Air Canada, Continental, South African, Ansett amongst others, but the best by far in my opinion is the Air France tail, who ever designed it did a great job and its become even better since the design was sharpened in the early 90's Smile

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Sat Sep 15, 2001 9:47 pm

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 9:48 pm

Those of British Airways, and the Air Canada's
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:05 pm

Benyhone tartan is sharp.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:06 pm

to be honest....i quite like BA's world tail...

other than that.....i like JAL and QF
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:34 pm

Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific spring to mind.
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:37 pm

The new TWA is a fantastic mix of a new design while incorporating shades of their former glory. It will be sadly missed.
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:40 pm

British Airways and South African
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 10:55 pm

Cathay Pacific
TACA
Finnair (the newest tailes, not the old ones)
Atlas Air
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 11:03 pm

Some of the better ones are more obscure worldwide:
Westjet (bold & clean)
Hawaiian
BWIA
Aerolineas Argentinas
Air 2000
Air Malta
Egyptair
Saudi Arabian (the best!)
Kuwait (nice engine trim)
Premiair/Airtours UK
Asiana

To each his/her own I guess!


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AmericanMD80
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 11:10 pm

The Best Are:

-USAirways
-JetBlue
-Aer Lingus
-British Airways

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 11:13 pm

The Best Are:

-USAirways
-JetBlue
-Aer Lingus
-Virgin Atlantic
-British Airways

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 11:18 pm

Yeah! Forgot Aer Lingus.

Possibly the best & brightest around.

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sat Sep 15, 2001 11:40 pm

The British Airways world tails (I like them all), Deltaflot, South African, TWA's new one (R.I.P.) ATA's beach on the tail- those are my favorites.
The OLD America West is pretty good too.

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:11 am

The best are:

1. Saudia Arabian Airlines
2. South African Airways
3. Egypt Air
4. Varig
5. Cathay Pacific
6. Singapore Airlines
7. Qantas
8. Air Canada
9. Swissair
10. El Al

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:30 am

The best in my opinion belongs too Saudi Arabian Airlines.

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:33 am

Continental and USAirways
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:34 am

ANA, it's simple but I like it.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:39 am

Continental old British Airways
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:42 am

1) I like all those BA Utopia Tails.
The DelftBlue Daybreak, Rendez-vous, Column, Benyhone Tartan...they're all stunning and make a spotter's/photographer's day of spotting a lot of fun!

2) The new VirginAtlantic scheme is sharp as well.

3) Aer Lingus

4) Saudi

5) Continental - not underdone and very sharp.

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 2:26 am

Ok...sorry...im a bit Biased, but KLM has beautiful tail.
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 2:41 am

Zander,
when you say El-Al, you mean the old or the current livery?

-I adored El-Al old colors (the whole livery)
-Delta (newest)
-Alitalia
-Air Canada
-Cathay
-United
-US Airways
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 2:46 am

Apart from BA and CX I like the Emirates tail design:


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 2:47 am


Yikes, that's a tough call.. there are so many good ones out there. Nice, effective designs on so many of the ones all of you mention.

For intricate design I would give first prize to Mexicana's retro:


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Stephan
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 2:48 am

Air Jamaica:


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 4:46 am

As simple as this:

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 4:51 am

Qantas
Cathay pacific
BA (OLD)
ANA
Singapore Airlines
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gjunnar
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:01 am

i agree, the ba liverys are the best and from these i prefere the 757 nalanja dreaming, marvellous.
as well, i like the new delta tails
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:08 am

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the best Tail design is Canadian Airlines 'Proud Wings'. Too bad there are only a couple of these left.


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:12 am

Futura, it looks futuristic too.
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:16 am

certainly one of the best tail designs : SAA

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Best Airline Tail Design - ATA

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:50 am

I really like the NEW ATA:


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 5:56 am

Continental Airlines 3D, 1/4 Globe.

British Airways world art tails

BMI British Midland new monochrome sweep
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 7:26 am

Hi:

Best Airline Tail Design are:

Delta (new colors)
Lufthansa
Egypt Air
Saudi Arabian
Lan Chile / Lan Peru
Varig
AeroMexico

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 8:48 am

I loved the many different BA World Colour tails,

and another noteworthy tail scheme not appreciated was the blue tails of Braathens adopted early in 1998, and rejected late 1999.

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 10:52 am

My favourite is the Canadian Airlines "Goose" livery. Too bad it will be gone in a few months...  Sad


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 10:58 am

I favorites are:

TACA
Delta Airlines
British Airways
VARIG


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:07 pm

QANTAS!!!

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:09 pm

Some of my favorites


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:18 pm

Singapore and thai are cool too  Big thumbs up

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Sun Sep 16, 2001 12:56 pm

Definitely Northwest. They are the best!!



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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 1:54 pm

well, I love:

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how could you not like the "proudwings livery"

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so simple yet so elegant

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I just love it. Doesn't it look great!
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Sun Sep 16, 2001 4:42 pm


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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 6:24 pm

Malaysia Airlines logo looks great on a 747-400! dont forget Air New Zealand as well!
 
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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 7:46 pm

Air 2000 looks good. See the other topic, where I've put some more in too.

Air 2000, and others

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RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Sun Sep 16, 2001 9:47 pm

Delta at night............................




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Simply breathtaking........

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Sun Sep 16, 2001 11:59 pm


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And for some British ones..
BA

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Mon Sep 17, 2001 12:18 am

America West

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Northwest

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Jetblue

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Qantas

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