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The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:26 am

Which airline has the worse livery in your opinion?
I think JMC has a terrible combination of colours, Canada 3000 a little boring and some of BA's tails are a lot to be answered for!! Even JAL has some wonderfull paint schemes but their their normal livery is dull (no comments on the username please!)  Big grin
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:34 am

That is easy for me....


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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:40 am

Iberia's livery wouldn't be the most attractive in the world, and I dont really like Aer Lingus's either.
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:40 am

Greetings:

1. Northwest (new and old)
2. US Airways (new and old)
3. Delta (interm livery, their new livery is great looking)

Thanx
Tom
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:47 am

I never mentioned AA's colour scheme which in the sunshine they dont look bad, just nice and shiney. But when you you live in England the sun never shines!
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:53 am

I would actually rate JMC as having one of the BEST liveries. To each is own I guess.
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:02 am

I agree with you.JMC is the worst.I work at stansted airport and only have to see them a few times a week.
Thats plenty.
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:17 am

OPSRULE, You are lucky! I get to see JMC everyday at LGW!!
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:31 am

Absolute Worst:
Southewst's new (are their marketing people colorblind??? I am and it still looks bad):

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Worst #2, Delta's new:

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Worst #3, United's Old:

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Worst #4, Eastwind:

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Worst #5, Piedmont's original look:

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So what are the best ones:
Best #1. The logo is genious!!! Northwest is best, along with the best looking plane:

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Best #2, Federal Express's old scheme:

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Best #3, Piedmont, right before US Air bought them:

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Best #4, The new Tradewinds looks neat too for some reason, this is close, but the new scheme the L10-11 has on it is Nice!!!:

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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:56 am

The best would be........... Well, Singapore Airlines has a smart scheme along with:

Thai
United (new)
BA (with the right tail)
Cathay Pacific
Canadian (old)
Gulf Air
Khalifa (who are they)
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:03 am

I must admit the JMC livery is pretty bad. I saw the colours on the 757 North American leased last winter at BOS and it looked not to great (compared to the Delta and TWA around it and to my eye...). AWs old one is bad, and FedEx's I think was bad too.

Jeff
 
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RE: GSO...

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:34 am

Half of those schemes are gone.

I thought this post was Who has the worse livery at this moment...

 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:34 am

The worst livery in the world has to be United's livery (new and old)



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The best livery would have to be Northwest's. Look at how much better the colors look on NWA's 747.



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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:46 am

Even though it's night,i've just looked out my office window and been reminded there is someting worse than JMC.Lurking in the dark is a BUZZ B733.What could be worse than yellow,bright green and purple.As for the colours of the cabin lets not go there.
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:51 am

I hate the following current liveries:
Air Canada (boring)
Canada 3000 (messy) and not really current anymore!
Vanguard (stick to one colour)
ATA
Frontier (the worst! ditch the damn wildlife)
Air France (boring)
SAS (blue tail and red engines.....idiots)
JMC (hurts my eyes)
Austrian (messy)
Ryan Air (just ugly)
Olympic (60's retro but not really retro)
RAM (60's style)
EL AL (too much white)
Aeroflot
Air-India (too messy)
Air China (boring)
JAL (plain JAne)

Of course, there are many that I like....but that's for another thread!

Neil




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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:57 am

There are a few liveries that are designed by artistically-clueless people:

WN--their new livery looks just downright horrid.  Nuts Talk about serious color clash!

BD--the new bmi livery has all kinds of weird lines, and just looks too busy for my own good taste.

TUI (Britannia, Hapag Lloyd)--the new livery has a weird color and the tail logo really makes me scratch my head.
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 10:00 am

Air Canada(new)
Canada 3000
Southwest(New)
First Air
and anything with bright colours

Good ones
Westejet
Air Canada old
Canadian North
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 10:04 am

Air Canada(new)
Canada 3000
Southwest(New)
First Air
and anything with bright colours

Good ones
Westejet
Air Canada old
Canadian North
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 10:09 am

Worst is cathay pacific's old livery.


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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 11:55 am

I still haven't forgiven EL AL and Air Pacific for this:


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No imagination. No color. No nothing.
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:07 pm

How can ANYBODY within 679 miles of sanity possibly claim United Airlines' old (or new) livery is among the worst ever??!! Both are great schemes! Amazing!!

BTW .... There are NO bad paint schemes......because the paint adheres to an airplane. And ALL airplanes are a beautiful sight to behold!

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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:09 pm

some of the liveries you guys are mentioning I like

SAS (new)
El Al (new...although I do like the old on a 757)
United (new)
Southwest (new)
Canada 3000
ATA (new)
Frontier (keep the animals....change the billboard letting)
Delta (newest)

I guess Im one of the few who think JMC livery isn't that bad
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:11 pm

If anybody calls THIS ugly, we'll settle it outside!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .........


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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:27 pm

The new bmi livery seems to come in for a lot of praise and criticism at the same time . . .

And I would just like to add my personal opinion, which is rather mixed.

At first glance (especially at shots in good light), I liked it. It has a very fresh shade of blue with the bmi titles in a metallic shade of blue.

One closer inspection, Landor Associates' designers probably drew inspiration from Air Tahiti Nui's superb livery, but went overboard with the curves. Perhaps the designer had one drink too many and had difficulties with straight lines.

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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:41 pm

I don't like the new SAS colours. Looks like it was painted by lunatics. Don't like Southwest. Looks like the lunatics took a trip to the States.
I do like the old and new United colours. Like C3. I also like the El Al scheme, but, I can't seem to pull up the picture page Climbout posted. Weird.
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 1:56 pm

Now you'll understand my username!



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BTW, I simply refer to it as bluple.

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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 2:07 pm

Iberia
Aerolineas Argentinas
Southwest
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 3:43 pm

Best: City Bird (All Green) or Air Tahiti Nui


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Worst: Air Pacific - they raped their planes of dignity with the new colors!
Old

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Other Notable Good/Bad

Good:

JAT New
Delta New
JetBlue
Western Pacific LogoJets
TWA New/Old
Aerolineas Argentinas Old
ATA New

Bad:

Continental Old
JAT Old
Aerolineas Argentinas New
AOM
Air Afrique Old
Aeroflot
Taca New
Southwest New (WTF)
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 5:02 pm

cp Air

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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 6:49 pm


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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 8:06 pm

This is gonna be horror...............

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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 9:47 pm

i like JMC and air canada's livery considering JMC is a UK charter its nice to see bright colours on holiday charter planes, gets you in a happy mood. But i must admit UA old and current schemes are horrible instead of too much white there are too much GREY, how can that be nice?.
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 10:20 pm

How come i dont see anyone talking about LTU (or LTE)? The most BORING scheme on the BEST of planes.


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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 10:43 pm

Southwest (New) - Unbelievably horrible, they must be mad.

bmi British Midland (New) - Almost as bad.

BWIA (New) - Uughhhh

jmc air - To think they replaced Caledonian and Flying Colours with this...
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 11:07 pm

I thought of another couple -

Metrojet - Ugly

Copa (old livery)
 
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RE: The Worse Livery

Thu Nov 15, 2001 11:40 pm

Well since you asked....

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