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Tricked Up Livery

Sat Oct 05, 2002 2:07 am

I would be interested in knowing if everyone else is as aggravated as I when you see otherwise beautiful aircraft that have been prostituted with advertising. I understand that real dollars are involved in this terrible artwork, but really now, isn't it like smearing peanut butter on the Mona Lisa? Please, give the Boeings and the Airbuses and the MD's wearing only the livery of their owner. Always!
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Sat Oct 05, 2002 7:39 am

I personally have always disliked advertising "wraps" on commercial aircraft. Just not very dignified. I mean, you'd never see a cruise ship wallpapered with an SKYY vodka ad...

Leave it for the billboards.

 
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Sat Oct 05, 2002 8:22 am

What a great point, Tim. I always hated seeing a magnificent Concorde rolling around with Pepsi all over it.
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:58 am

I agree wholeheartedly. I thought the Western Pacific 'Logojets' were terrible. Ugly, ugly, ugly... and it frustrated me that such a big to-do was made about them. Some of Japan Airlines' Disney schemes are pretty hair-raising too.

For sheer ugliness, though, it's a tossup between Qantas' "Dreaming" series - beautiful 747-400s painted with hideous giant kangaroos - or Continental's Peter Max 777, which looks like regurgitated gummy bears.
 
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:03 am

Next thing you know, we'll be seeing advertisers buying individual airline seats to advertise their products.

I agree, it's getting out of hand.
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Sat Oct 05, 2002 11:09 am

At least for the case of QF's "Dreaming" series, they were painted to celebrate the Australian heritage; a much more honorable cause than crass commercialism like wrapping a plane with Preparation-H adverts.

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Mon Oct 07, 2002 4:13 pm

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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Mon Oct 07, 2002 4:18 pm

The problem with airlines selling the sides of their aircraft for advertising is the fact that this conveys a message to people of, "If this airline is so desperate to make money that they sell the side of their airplanes like they are a giant flying billboard, what else do they do to make money that I can't VISIBLY SEE? Where else might they be cutting corners?"

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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:23 pm

Absolutely agree with you. Was it Western Pacific that started the ignominious trend, or were there earlier examples?
 
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Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:57 pm

That's a good question, Lindy field. Was Braniff's Calder DC-8 the first example of a specially painted commercial aircraft, not including one-plane operators and simple livery modernization?
 
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Mon Oct 07, 2002 11:10 pm

I think the spotters/photogs disagree, it adds some variety. I think Western Pacific was far more interesting and popular with the photogs than any major airline.

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Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:01 am

the worst example...


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there are a very few nice special c/s out there, but it´s getting too much, it´s nothing special anymore.
and the worst thing is advertising.

i believe there was once or there was supposed to be an MD-83 of Edelweiss Air to wear a McDonald´s livery!!!
they served only McDonald´s food on these flights, can you imagine???

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Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:20 am

I agree that the Trigema is horrible.
The McDonald's plane was operated by Crossair on behalf of tour operator Hotelplan:


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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:21 am

thanks...
sorry for mixing things up.

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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:25 am

I have no problem with special liveries and schemes, like BA's World Tails. Actually, I like them a lot. It's just when the aircraft is used as a giant billboard for an unrelated company. Therefore, I wouldn't say that Braniff's Calder DC-8 counts. Good question though as to whether it was the first special livery in general.

 
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:26 am

What about this one?

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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:38 am

Pepsi on Concorde is so disgusting to those of us who kneel and worship at the throne of Concorde. You don't take something that is the epitome of engineering and grace and throw soda all over it. Someone should have to pay for doing that.
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Wed Oct 09, 2002 9:18 am

i cant actually see how anyone could call the QF wunala dreaming aircraft ugly, and also they arent advertising anything, how can someone compare the wunala aircraft to that of an airline having pepsi on the side or something along those lines?

i mean come on, u might not like the wunla paint scheme but its definately not ugly.

 
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Wed Oct 09, 2002 9:31 am

I got that Pepsi Concorde pic as my wallpaper. I must say I quite like it. I got the 1:250 scale Schabak model of it too.

It does brighten up the airports tho and gives some variety for spotters.

I liked the Crossair S-2000 with the Phantom of the Opera Livery. Dispatched that a few times too at MAN.


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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Wed Oct 09, 2002 10:00 am

That has really always annoyed me. I also am annoyed when an airline has its website or phone number across its fuselage.
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RE: Tricked Up Livery

Wed Oct 09, 2002 4:37 pm

Charles,

I agree. Airlines that have their websites posted piss me off. I really don't understand jetBlues stupidity. They have the website facing the side the passengers are on... making it only visible to people in the plane.... people who ALLREASY BOUGHT THEIR TICKETS!!!!