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Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:48 am

I was lookin at some of the old pictures and i must say there are some pretty ugly lookin ones the ugliest w/o a doubt has to be Northwest Orient


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brons2
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:50 am

the old Alaska livery with the shaggy lookin dude on the tail.
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:40 am

Here's some of my votes for worst looking livery:

Air Atlanta:

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Mark Air:

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PeoplExpress:

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Continental (hybrid PE livery):

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AirTran (pre-Valujet merger):

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N766UA
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Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:40 am


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Who the hell came up with that stupid critter?
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concorde1518
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:09 am

I little jet's cute!


Sorry, folks, I like UAL as much as the next guy, but I think that UAL's old friendship stripe livery looks horrible.... I can't stand it.


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sorry guys, I don't like the plane either!


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SAS-A321
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:19 am

Don't have to be old liveries!
Air France! F..king boring to look at! Sleepy

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Danish Air Transport! Get real! Nuts

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IMissPiedmont
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:57 am

Ugly!

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By the way Concorde1518, that is not the UA "Friendship" scheme, this is.

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:15 pm

Danish Air Trasport -- Looks like a LEGO plane to me  Big grin

my vote


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Basic plane-basic colours

 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:24 pm

Do special schemes count? If so, take a look at this:---

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Lovely!  Big grin

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:26 pm

The new UA scheme is one of the worst, along with any of those all white schemes.
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 1:00 pm

This one...or two....



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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 1:08 pm

How about PeoplExpress?


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N766UA
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:10 pm

This livery is so grotesque it's horrible...


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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:02 pm

Hey guys,

What do you think about MEA's Livery, both the old&the new one???
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N766UA
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:16 pm

Old one was better. New is very dull.
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:30 pm

No matter what a/c you put this livery on, it's still UGLY.............

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:27 pm

People Express, Court, Braniff, and Northwest Orient.
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:46 pm

ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS? ! ? !  Wow!

I like the old liveries and Northwest Orient is one of those more beautiul liveries EVER!!
Especially on a 747!
Why do you think Johan chose the Northwest Orient 747 as the header/logo for this site?

(Johan, don't change it either)

If you guys want to see ugly, look at these:

U G L Y

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Don't like the white fuselage with painted tail and I think those theme paint schemes are just plain terrible!  Pissed
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na
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:11 pm

What´s wrong with the old NW livery? It was unique and bold. Most liveries of todays majors are worse. I like Northwests boldness that also is shown on their current livery, in my opinion one of the most attractive in the whole world.

Bad liveries in my opinion:
Aeroflot,

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Air China,

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Delta,

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Finnair,

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Spanair,

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Air Europa,

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Air Pacifics new livery.

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Miami Air

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This design took 10 minutes to develop:

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Orange and blue. Rare taste. Thank God.

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Anti-advertising:

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Whats that?

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Paint is still expensive in the East

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Logo? Whats that? never heard.

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Cheap airline, cheap livery:

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supermarket plastic bag design

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Aviancas red livery was nice, but what the heck is this:

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This leftover from the 60s:

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Colour, Why colour?

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This:

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Or this:

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In general the majority of schemes that use allwhite fuselages with a bit of blue are awfully boring. The new Thomas Cook (ex Condor) livery is horrible.
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:59 pm

I don't like some of the all-white liveries that seem to be gaining popularity with airlines. Case in point is Air France's scheme; it's one of the most dull-looking out there, it lacks design & has very little colour. They haven't changed it in a very long time & it must be one of the oldest liveries.

I'm not a big fan of these kinds of liveries but they do allow airlines to save costs in an industry where earnings are cyclical & profit margins thin.

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:28 pm

To me , the most boring livery has to be Air France, just white and lack of interesting design.

Many airlines like those white liveries,well I don't, unless they have a impressive tail design, like South African for instance.

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In some cases,to me, a dull design is just looking good on an aircraft, like my favourite, old/current Aeroflot, and the old Pan Am livery Big thumbs up.


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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:30 pm

As a Canadian, it pains me to say that the old CP air livery was God-awful


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But, they sure got things going the right way with their last livery "Proud Wings". Gotta love the Mother Goose  Smile


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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:37 pm

Admiral Akbar,

the old CP Air livery was one of the most stunning ever in my opinion. Although I like the shortlived Goose-scheme as well, the old orange/silver was fantastic I have to say. But I agree it was an extreme livery, not to be loved by everyone.
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 8:46 pm

The Britanica/Hapag Loyd TUI sheme is disgusting looking!
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 8:54 pm

Admiral Ackbar - from my perspective you got it the wrong way around.. the CP livery was dynamic and striking. The Canadian Goose livery was gross and ugly (I liked the goose itself but the over size didn't do anything for me in my humble opinion)
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:15 pm

god.....i must have really bad taste, cuz i LOVE most of the ones that u guys seem to hate! i love old CPair, Rich (old one was better), Court Line, Northwest Orient, Peoplexpress and many others. I have a tendancy to hate the newer liveries. Whats up with all these "wavy line" liveries that so many airlines are getting? monarch, bmi, BA, Delta, MyTravel!!! i dont like them at all (the bmi one os the most bearable) and i think that they look so contemporary that they will look out of date within the next 2 or 3 years!
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:30 pm

Here's another one:


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"World of Teletubbie" a.k.a. "World of TUI". These designers plus the management types, who decided about this "effort" must have smoked some wicked weed when they came up with this "scheme".

You (or at least: I) have to get pretty stoned to find a baby-blue fuselage, darkish-red titles written with a childish font and a totally mutated tail logo attractive.

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:36 pm

Here are the liveries I don't care for:

bmi British Midland:


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The livery is just too busy-looking for my good taste.

Southwest:


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The livery's color clash is a bit much, in my opinion.

TUI (Britannia):


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The navy blue looks a bit tacky, and the TUI logo looks too much like a water closet.  Nuts
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:42 pm

Oooops we forgot?

Easy Jet

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Southwest Airlines

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Hemus Air

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:37 pm

Have you ever seen this thing in person? It stings your eyes!


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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:15 am

I dislike Ryanairs advertising liveries.

You could have a competition of wich one os the worst! The Sun/News of the World, Kilkenny Beer, Hertz Rent a Car...
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:26 am

Who the hell came up with that stupid critter?

Jim Phillips, and Mike Kerley. If you have a problem with it. Don't Criticize it and turn the other cheek.

Now, For ugliest liveries of my own proclivities.
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Same goes for AA... God, Their Retro livery even looked better than this crap.

I think the Valujet livery looked goooooooooooood
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:57 am

Southwest' old livery HAS to be the worst livery of any airline I've ever seen!



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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:23 am

I have to agree with N766UA that does really take the cake.....
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:27 am

Family Airlines that is

 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:28 am

A couple other ugly liverys.

AirTran/Valujet

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Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:50 am



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Belize Airways Ltd.


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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:15 am

Someone is going to HAVE to tell Finnair that reversing the "F" on the opposite side of the fin DOESN'T WORK  Insane
 
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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:37 am

My vote is Air France....
Jeez it is the most boring thing out there IMO, along with the Air Canada scheme..... the tail is nice, all they need is a BIT MORE COLOUR on the fuselage.... maybe a small bit on the underside, similar to the British Airways scheme we see today.... just a bit of colour would be nice.,
As for Air France, they need a complete redesign of that toothpast tube!

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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:58 am

I think most of ya'll are nuts. :-P I LOVE Easyjet, Delta, AirTran, British Airways, South African, Britannia, bmi, AirTran, Croatia, Air Pacific, Finnair, Air France, Malev, COPA, Continental, National's & Americans. All are very modern. (some less than others, but still). My list would have to be:


TAP Air Portugal: I kind of like it, but that thing REALLY needs an update. I'll be interested to see what they can come up with.


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Olympic Airways: I do like this one generally, but there's too much cheatline action going here. Like TAP's, it's kind of nice, but could use an update more than just a different shade of blue.


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Air India: Needs an update. That's all I can say here, too many cheatlines, but I do think the window paint is cool.


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Cayman Airways: I enjoy the white body-painted tail liveries, but one thing is missing here...a painted tail. The little pirate guy could be bigger, or something. Their old livery was alot better.


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MEA: too much white again.


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RE: Worst Looking Livery

Thu Jul 04, 2002 8:17 am

Damn, I think that the WN livery looks good on the 737!


Sorry about that mix up with the UA paint.... either way, it's ugly  Smile

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