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JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:02 am

just saw a jetBlue picture, i think they could have done a much better job. it's kinda plain and boring.

look on the this site. picture is on the right hand side.
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They Need Something Better

Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:12 am

I also just saw the picture of the jetblue palne. I thought it was horrible. Thye could have come up with something much better. I didn't like the shades of blue on the tailfin.
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RE: JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:26 am

Hmm. Not bad, if a little on the starchy and boring side.
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RE: JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:56 am

hi All! I like there scheme! Its contempory, nice, attractive, although it could be jazzed up a bit, its cheap, not a lot of paint, and this airline isnt even off the ground so, they need all the cash they can get, although they have quite a bit! I like blue, so i like ther plane. i just want to know, do they expect to fill 150 seats how-ever-many-times-a-day they fly the A-320 to Rochester, NY from JFK?! I think even the A-319, seating 124 would be a little much! But hwo knows, it might work out. I like there scheme. Then again, i also love SWA's too 
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RE: JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:57 am

Well, it's certainly not the worst color scheme on the market... it's not that bad. Plus, this is the airline that's going to offer cheap fares from JFK and have live satellite TV available to every leather seat on board... I think the jetBlue logo would look nice billboard style (similar to sabena's scheme), but otherwise... it's not bad.

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I Like It!

Fri Dec 03, 1999 7:22 am

Why? Because it's simple. That's why I like AA's scheme so much as opposed to UA or US. Anyway, I think they've got a good look going here. I hope they do well!

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One More Thing...

Fri Dec 03, 1999 7:27 am elaborate on the simplicity issue. My feeling is this: an aircraft should look light and sleek - it's a flying machine afterall. Anyway, the lighter the scheme, the lighter and more graceful an airplane appears to be. I mentioned that I didn't care for UA's or US's schemes in my earlier post. They are nice, but they are just so HEAVY (both visually and physically).

Just my $.02...

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RE: One More Thing...

Fri Dec 03, 1999 8:48 am

I don't understand the idea of a plane's paint being heavy. US's and UA's and JetBlue's liveries all contain the same amount of paint, and it weighs virtually the same for the different colors. The only airline that doesn't paint its planes is AA.
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RE: One More Thing...

Fri Dec 03, 1999 10:47 am

Well, when I say 'heavy', I'm referring to aesthetics. Dark colors look heavy...light colors look light. But you're right...I didn't mean to say that white paint is physically lighter than white paint.

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I'll Give It A 9!

Fri Dec 03, 1999 11:02 am

Overall it's good looking, but instead of having the name with stripes on the tail they should have put a logo (if they even have one). At least it's not to 'busy' looking!

I am looking forward to their service to Indianapolis, I would like to go to JFK ASAP (on jB)

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YOU Don't Have To Like It!

Fri Dec 03, 1999 11:11 am

None of us has to like the paint scheme, but once we see the prices, service, routes, etc. we won't have a better alternative. JetBlue will blow us all away!

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RE: JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 11:22 am

jetBlue's paint scheme is sleek and contemporary. It's not eloboratly decorated, no just a plane white aircraft. Overall, I think it's pretty nice. The shades of blue on the tail appear a little akward, but I still think it looks nice. I can't wait to see them in Columbus, they will have the only nonstop flights from Columbus to JFK.
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RE: JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 11:50 am

All I can say is......
It's pretty nice. Sometimes, simplicity is better. Besides, most people wouldn't care much about the color scheme if the fares are down right cheap.

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RE: JetBlue Picture

Fri Dec 03, 1999 5:16 pm

What's wrong with it?????
Sort of reminds me of Penn State's football uniforms.
Clean and simple.
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Did Anyone Notice?

Sat Dec 04, 1999 12:33 am

The picture of jet Blue's new A/C has the four wheeled main landing gear. If memory serves me correctly, only Air India's A-320's were delivered with that option. They purchased their A-320's with four wheeled landing gear so as to not be so rough on the plane upon their apparantly rough runway surfaces.

Ha ha, I was the first one to spot/post a notice on this!
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There Will Be Three Tail Designs

Sat Dec 04, 1999 4:02 am

I just saw a press advisory from JetBlue saying the design is the first of three different tail schemes. Stay tuned...
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RE: JetBlue Picture

Sat Dec 04, 1999 9:44 am

Oh man does that scheme blow!!

**Does anyone else think the tail looks like Volare's?***

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Sat Dec 04, 1999 9:59 am

It appears to have the standard 2 wheel main gear trucks... Thats a optical illusion, making both geat trucks seem to be one.
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RE: JetBlue Picture

Sat Dec 04, 1999 10:22 am

There was a whole article about JetBlue a couple months back in Airways magazine.
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Another UA Wanna Be Livery.

Sun Dec 05, 1999 5:47 am

I am surprised none of the UA fans are upset at JETBLUE copying alittle of UA's livery. Then again,so did TWA. I don't know about all you folks,but I am getting a little tired of the bottom paint job. You know,solid color on the bottom of the aircraft ala BA,TWA,UA,Canadian air,AWA and so on.

What ever happen to the stripe down the side of the aircraft? Oh well,just my two cents.
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To William

Sun Dec 05, 1999 6:28 am

I can't believe what you said!
BA and Canadian had their paint jobs way before United switched to their current livery!!! ( I am more familiar with Canadians situation)
Canadians started with there Canadian Pacific planes in 1987 before they were bought by PWA.
The reason that no UA fans are upset, is because there is nothing to be upset about.

I can't see how jet blue copied UA in any way, they don't own the right to have a solid blue on the bottom of the planes.

That is my 2 cents
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RE: To William

Sun Dec 05, 1999 12:24 pm

Thanks CPAir4life (you must love 'em) for the timeline correction. In the eigthies,and early nineties many carriers went to the "plain white" look. Lufstansa,Air Canada and Quantas Air to name a few. I hope this trend moves on and the "old stripe down the side" comes back again.

We are talking about aesthetics here,so in the end it really does not matter,but again,this my opinion (and its free too.)


Sun Dec 05, 1999 1:35 pm


I find it absolutely boring. No logo, almost no colors... and what a strange name!

I think the worst thing in this paint scheme is the markings. They are too small. We almost don't see "jet".

But, as many others have stated, the most important are the prices and the in-flight service. I they are a good alternative to major carriers, then their paint scheme will surely not keep me from flying them.



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