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Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 12:18 am

I normally don't get into the "favorite" threads in this forum, but this idea kind of got my interest going:

Do some of you have some favorite transitional liveries (in other words, airlines that were merged into other airlines, and had their aircraft partially repainted or retitled, but with the older livery). Here are a few samples I dug up:

TWA to American:

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Pacific Southwest to USAir (what a shame):

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



Canadian to Air Canada:

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Photo © Rob Rindt



Air Cal to American (what a shame #2):

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



Frontier to Continental:

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



Republic to Northwest (my favorite):

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



Piedmont to USAir:

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



Couldn't find a Western to Delta photo in the database (I do have one at home). Feel free to add your own ideas. (Must be a merged airline, not an airplane moving from one airline to another).

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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 12:43 am

Here's a few more:


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Photo © Adriaan Lengkeek



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Photo © Richard Silagi



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Photo © Brian Wilkes

 
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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 12:54 am

I kinda like the "TWA to American" scheme. Makes it look like that TWA is taking over American, and not the other way around. Regards.
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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 5:29 am

PEOPLExpress to Contintental when they left the dark brown stripe on and wrote CONTINENTAL in beige letters inside the dark brown. Instead of the PEOPLExpress profiles on the tail, they replaced them with the red meatball that matched the PEOPLExpress red cheatlines. This scheme looked better than the planes from original Continental. Has anyone heard of a hybrid Air Florida-Midway? I know they operated Air Florida as Midway Express, and that company had its own paint scheme, but was there ever a blue and green Midway plane?
 
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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 7:43 am

I like Canadian to Air Canada and TWA to American also.
 
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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 8:01 am

My favourite transitional livery is the British Midland livery of the late '90s with the new "bmi/british midland" logo and titles:
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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 1:17 pm

Without any doubt :

CP Air to Canadian
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By far not the best photo of it... but a good example. (I have better shots in my collection of that one)

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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 1:38 pm

My personal favorites from the Republic-Northwest merger are:


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and


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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 2:43 pm

My favourite transitional livery is the BA livery temporarily introduced prior to their "world images" scheme.


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RE: Favorite Transitional Livery (TW/AA, RC/NW, Etc)

Tue Sep 25, 2001 5:00 pm

Was there ever a Valujet/AirTran transitional livery, or did they just keep the VJ livery until they could get that plane off the line to be repainted?

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