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Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:17 am

Please, can I have your nominations for liveries in the "what were they thinking!" category?

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:36 am

BA's world livery tails, they totally sucked if u ask me. Made the BA planes look messy and untidy.

Thank God they're getting rid of them.

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:39 am

Although Delta's currrent new livery is a joke (save for the tails -- that is nice), at least it is an improvement over what they had before in the "new-old" livery.

My vote goes to Delta's old new livery.

That was way below average.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:44 am

I nominate...

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:44 am

I would have to say Swiss Air Lines:

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It looks like a very dull livery to me.
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:47 am

I really liked Delta's first new scheme. I thougth it looked very professional and sleek. Their newest scheme is really mundane. I would nominate them as number one for worst scheme. Anyone for Vanguard as well?
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:56 am

...yikes

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:58 am

I would have to nominate the following airlines, in the order of worst, to just a lot worse than the rest of the airline industry, reliveries.

1. Vanguard
2. ATA
3. Eva (their newest one which is a slightly changed older one)
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:58 am


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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:03 am

Any version of these:


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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:10 am

Do you ever think the pilots get assigned that aircraft, do a walk around inspection and then come back and say "give us a different plane, you have to be kidding me, is this some kind of joke? Do you think people are going to feel safe riding in an airplane that looks like this?"
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:13 am

Eva International and Vanguard. Does anyone think United planes' look like big dark dull tanks?
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:15 am


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Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:19 am


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Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:20 am


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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:59 am

UA's stealth livery looks fantastic. Gives the planes a mean and powerful look.


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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 9:03 am

BA World Tails with a few exceptions (Scotland, Hong Kong among others)
M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 9:40 am

C A T H A Y P A C I F I C
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 9:45 am

Its not the worst, but Air France's has got to be one of the most boring liveries out there.
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 9:49 am

I actually think that Seven Two up there looks sharp....

A month ago I would have said TUI , but the new Swiss "ambulance" is thoughtless.

In the States...(he lowers his voice so no one will hear him)....Southwest's new livery looks like Barney the Dinosaur passed out in a booth at Dennys.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 9:50 am

Mama air and BMIbaby...
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 10:10 am

Delta's first new scheme.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:24 am

ATA's old scheme sucked. I think the new one is rather sharp. Southwest's are terrible, old and new alike.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:28 am

Maybe my vote go to the new livery of Hapag Lloyd and Britannia.

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:38 am

Buzz


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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:37 pm

I feel sorry for that 744 JAL above.

Well, my favorite one to pick on is Air Pacific. They certainly are in the "what were they thinking" category for doing this:


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One word sums up the current livery: Monstrosity!
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:40 pm

Anybody remember Eastwinds logo w/ the bumblebee that was bad too.
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:43 pm

From this...

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to this...

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:45 pm

Yeah I thought a bumble bee for a mascot was a wierd idea because a bumble doesn't fly in a straight line.



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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:48 pm

When the rudder turns, he becomes half a bee!

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 1:21 pm

Just a few off the top of my head... there's a lot more awful ones out there

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:00 pm

BA's current Union Jack livery is so boring, now all the planes look alike. I can't tell the 777s or 747-400s apart my eyes aren't that good to see the registration number from 2000 feet.

United too I do not like, too dark. I really liked their scheme in the 80s. The latest scheme is too hard to see at night, ORD must look like a bunch of shadows moving around at night.

USAirways has the same problem, but for some strange reason it doesnt bother me as much... to this day I do not know why. It even has less colors than United does in their 90s to present scheme but yet I don't cringe every time I see them.

How do I explain this... Although Kitty Hawk International no longer exists they were around 5 years ago when the change took place about. I liked that American International red and gold, but after they became Kitty Hawk International they became a boring white with dark blue double cheatline... fortunately though, the old Kalitta colors are back on at least three 747s after Kitty Hawk went chapter 11.

I found the 97 scheme of Delta kind of boring, but at least they changed it 3 years later again.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:11 pm

Spirit Airlines. Hate it.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:35 pm

I agree with Sabena332, I think that paint job is soooo ugly and stupid lookin!

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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 2:36 pm

JAS a bad livery?? they have one of the more unique liveries out there
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:03 pm

Air New Zealand

Utterly disgusting shameful airline with trash liveries
i cant wait for the day that such a useless airline gets whats coming for it (liquidation)
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 3:11 pm

I would definitly have to go with the new Southwest airlines scheme. I would just like to know what they were thinking.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 4:29 pm

I never thought Southwest could make their livery any more garish.

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They did.

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From a flying turd to chewing gum wrapper. Not to mention those dandy orange hubcaps.

Now I actually *really* like this scheme, but from this angle:

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It looks like the opposite of PSA. China Airlines, the angry, frowning airline...
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 4:42 pm

Almost forgot this:

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They put so much crap on this plane, they had to shorten the "an" in "Hawaiian."

 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sat Mar 02, 2002 5:40 pm

The new EL AL colors are horrid compared to their previous scheme. It's the one that really stands out to me as one of the first that goes into the "What were they thinking?" category.
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:29 am


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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sun Mar 03, 2002 11:43 am

Here are the liveries that make me sick  Nuts :

1. The current WN livery. Adding that blue gave new meaning the phrase color clash.

2. The current BD livery. It just looks way too busy and is just annoying to look at.

3. The current TUI livery. That weird shade of Navy blue and the incomprehensible symbol on the tail looks real naff, as the British as wont to say.

4. The current Swiss Air Lines livery. Whitebread plain doesn't begin to describe how boring that livery really is.
 
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Sun Mar 03, 2002 12:07 pm

Indian Airlines


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Air France


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These liveries are boring and dull
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sun Mar 03, 2002 1:00 pm

ANY of the recent "white whale" liveries. God forbid any airline should come up with something CREATIVE!!

Kudos to Southwest, UAL and any other airline painting their planes in any colour other than white!!!
 
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RE: Worst Livery In Past 5 Years?

Sun Mar 03, 2002 1:09 pm

I have to say Asiana

That puke colour just should not be flying around the sky.

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