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Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 1:45 am

I know this is a lot like the other posts about the best tails, but which airlines have the worst tails, worst colours and the most out of date/old colours?


(I'll post mine soon)

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 1:55 am

Bad tails and colours:

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TNT, not an airline as such, but still not nice colours Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 1:57 am

The new Britannia/Hapag-Lloyd colours  Angry
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:04 am

Iberia Yeah sure Angry
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:05 am

I agree with Gkirk. The new BY/HF livery is very ugly !!!

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:05 am

 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:07 am

Uuuuuuuuuuuugh the new Britannia/Hapag-Lloyd colors. Most certainly the worst.

Followed by:
Delta (newest c/s)
Dutchbird
The old russian tails (yep, those white tails with a little Russian flug)
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:12 am

I would have to say that I am not a big fan of the new Southwest liveries.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:15 am


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Southwest have had worse:

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And some good ones Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Anyway, this is the place for bad ones. Naughty me.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:36 am

NOT good : Iberia

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:40 am

I agree. And I think a lot of people do too!

They really need to get a new look!
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 2:56 am

This no longer exist but when they did it was ugly....TAESA



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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:00 am

I agree with everybody else that Iberia needs to get a new look.
Also, Northwest should get a new look.

And I think that the new Southwest paint scheme is a big improvement over
the older one.

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:12 am

And I think that the new Southwest paint scheme is a big improvement over
the older one.


Amen! It isn't my favorite, but compared to the old colors, I'll give it a thumbs up. Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:13 am

Bad ones: Air Canada, Continental (looks like a spider web), New Sabena (looks like the old Sabena on steroids), new SAS (what a disaster), Aeroflot (all versions), new Austrian (too messy), Olympic (time for a serious change/update), RAM (too old fashioned), Air Zimbabwe, Air-India, JAL, Vanguard, new ATA.

Some new ones I hated at first but have grown on me are Delta, TWA, Southwest, Aer Lingus. I guess I hate change but grow to like the new liveries after a while. The new HL is an improvement.
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:14 am

LOL
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Mon Sep 17, 2001 3:30 am

American Airlines' and United Airlines' colours look a bit dull. They also need a facelift after what has happened. RIP to all those that died.

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:07 am


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 4:57 am

Alitalia is getting alittle outdated


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:03 am

This one takes the cake.


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:08 am

I think the Phillipines Airlines tail looks a bit dull.

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:18 am

Southweat airlines (both yellow and blue) schemes are both pretty bad, in fact the worst IMO.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:27 am

the worst:
LTU...this is absolutely the worst, why can human beings fly with so ugly planes into holidays...after you have seen the plane youre eyes definately need holidays!!! PHILLIPINES, LUFTHANSA, ALITALIA (i cant see this anymore!!), old EL AL, TAROM, AEROFLOT...

by the way, new SAS looks GREAT!
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:44 am

Alaska Airlines- The planes look very dirty very soon after they are cleaned.

ANY livery that features the more and more common all white fuselage, come on! What happened to the WHOLE airplane as a pallet for atristic expression?

The worst however is the new SAS, what on earth were they thinking? They should go back to the SAS of the 50-60s-70s.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:23 am

Iberia
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:33 am

Jaspike...you and i have very different tastes. I really like the Maersk and the Korean Air livery. (I like that light blue a lot). Iberia is definetely outdated and so is Aero California. TunisAir is definetely lame and ugly...what do you think??
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:11 pm

jaspike..i agree with you except GulfAir...somehow i like that, but let me add one of my own.

I feel LTU has the most outdated Livery.

New Delta livery is yuck...please Delta revert back to the old c/s.

New Hapag-Lloyd ughhhhh.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:20 pm

The new Southwest...eww. That blue shouldn't be allowed on any airplane. Keep the old livery. Please
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:55 pm

Southwest are definately one of the worst that I can think of.

I disagree with Jaspike in saying that SQ is bad. I would have said that it was one of the better ones.

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:37 pm


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 4:42 pm

Southwest's Canyon Blue (that's what they call that blue) would look good on the belly of an aircraft, not on the roof. Herb and company were NUTS (pun intended) when they designed both old and new livery.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 4:43 pm

Hi there,

I think most of you haven't seen Sun Express. Its scheme is the most boring in the airline world:


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:25 pm

here's my nomination for "pass the sick bag"


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though I also think that aircraft such as Loganair's landing on a Scottish island wearing a Far East "world image" looks rather silly too.
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:45 pm


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Not so much ugly as it is boring, its hard to decide wheter or not the old one was actually better. Air Canada should have adopted Canadi>ns scheme after they bought them instead of giving up the rights to Canadi>n North.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:55 pm

forgot these.

NOT good : LOT

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NOT good : Aeroflot

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 6:05 pm

eeewwww!! Call the taste police!


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 6:19 pm

Aeroflot, SAS, PIA, LTU, and all airlines that only have a abbreviation of its name on the tail are ugly.
And yes, Iberia. I like their livery, but the tail is ugly.
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 6:37 pm

Iberia:

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Southwest:

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Air China:

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 9:24 pm

There are too many to list some examples, Biman Bangladesh, Air India, Royal Brunei, Kuwait Airways, Turkmenistan Airlines and all central Asian carriers, all of the African carriers with the exception of South African, LOT, Balkan, Aeroflot, Air 2000..........the list goes on and on Smile
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:06 pm

I did not have to think to come up for the answer on this one!
BALCAN AIRLINES! Jesus.....

Anyone agree?
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:24 pm


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 10:28 pm

SUDDEN, I agree, Balkan is NOT good !

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:13 pm

That, I feel is a two part question. some colour schemes would work, if they had a cool tail. Vice versa - Some tails are cool, but the colour schemes are weird.
I think there are a lot of butt-ugly or plain ole boring paint schemes out there. I will agree with those who voted for SAS, though. Looks like a mad man came up with that combination. I also agree with YKA - Air Can should have incoporated the Canadi>n tail treatment with the maple leaf. (p.s. i liked the original leaf better)

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 12:57 am

Aeroflot
Аэрофлот

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Turkish Airlines

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 4:38 am

Alot of people don't like SAS......but I think it hass one of the best liveries in europe (along with a few others)  Big thumbs up


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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 5:21 am

Aerolineas Argentinas


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Air Afrique


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American Airlines


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BWIA


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Hapag Lloyd/Brittannia new colors. (YUK!!!!) They should have kept the old colors.  Pissed


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Air India


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Just to name a few. Hapag Lloyd/Brittannia, Iberia, and Air India have to be the absolute worst though.

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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 5:42 am

1)SouthWest
2)Singapore
3)Iberia
4)American
5)Alitalia
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:06 am

Id have to say American
 
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 6:12 am

yeah i agree american
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RE: Worst Airline Tail & Colours

Wed Sep 19, 2001 9:23 am

Delta- New New and Old Old (old New wasnt bad)
American- Use TWA livery!
Air France- Change it
Us Air- Black isnt a good sign, why dont ships use black?

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