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What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:31 am

I said I would do another aircraft today or tomoz so here goes. Once again the "What colours do the ---- look best in" discussion was a total success so once again i thank everyone who took part. I've done the A320 and A330 both Airbus' so I thought why don't i do Boeing. And what better to start on than the king of them all the Boeing 747. What liveries in your opinion show this "beast" at its best.

In this discussion you can also suggest what airlines would look great on this fantastic aircraft and maybe some pics??? All varients allowed -100 -200 -300 -400 -400ER. In my opinion I think Virgin look stunning on their -400s.
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:11 am

I say British Airways' Nalanji Dreaming scheme painted to G-BNLN (Before they repainted it to the Union Flags scheme). Virgin Atlantic is also quite nice on the B744 and i like the South African colours too.
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:13 am

1. I would have to say Qantas both in their house colors and special colors

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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:19 am

Asiana:

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EVA Air:

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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:23 am

This is a no brainer! KLM!


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Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:17 am


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Pan Am... you were the best colours that a B747 ever wore. You are missed...

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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:49 am

I think that the Boeing 747-400 looks great in the following Airline's colors:

1. NWA (new colors)
2. British Airways
3. Qantas
4. South African Airways
5. Air Canada.
6. KLM


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:50 am

Canadi>n Airlines International's Proudwings.

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Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:00 am


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RE: What Colors Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:07 am

I would have to say United, Northwest new and old, American, Delta, Eastern, British Cal, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic silver livery, TWA last livery, New Zealand Qantas and Pan Am.
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:21 am

British Airways:

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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:48 am

I think the best colours ba painted on their jumbos was the Chelsea/English Rose. Sweet!!!
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:52 am

The Wings of Man:
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Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:57 am

No contest:


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:58 am

Air Canada, in any of their color schemes.

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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:59 am

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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:35 am

PanAm and theyr Billboard scheme is stunning!I still remember when they flew over my house in FL in the 80s..



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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:09 am

I loved all of the world tails. It is sad to see them go, especially the one's in my post above ^^^^^^^
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:01 am

Although not my current favorite, this big black nosed Air Canada livery was the "airplane" that got me interested in this crazy industry... I still like it today and sometimes think it had more creativity in it's design than current liveries..


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As for my current favorite.. of course there are many but two that stands out are:


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and I'll throw in KLM because the blue is just too cool...


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:38 am

TG and AZ are my votes!
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:14 am

Canadi>n's Proud Wing livery looked the best!
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:24 am

I love UAL's scheme on their -400s. NWA's new scheme looks great too. Outside the U.S., I like British Airways current livery, or Virgin ATlantic.
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:03 pm

My top 5 in no particular order,

Virgin Atlantic
United
Cathay Pacific
Air New Zealand
Qantas

I like several other aswell like,

Singapore
Malaysian
South African
Northwest
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:29 pm

New very modern & cool one :


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:40 pm

On this same topic with a slight deviation, what retro liveries would look good on the 747 family? Personally, I like the concept of a few retros in most fleets. It shows roots and longevity.
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:21 pm

The most of them look good but my preferred is the
Cargolux livery then followed by NW's n/c and the
third best is the KLM one  Laugh out loudD
 
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:24 pm

I prefer the Alia, Royal Jordanian 747 in their black/brown colors with the beautifull gold crown!

 
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Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:44 pm



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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:58 pm

This is the best looking `47 (or was!):

T W A - Trans World Airlines


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:12 pm

Another vote for the Braniff Pumpkin!


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:17 am

What a question.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:23 am

i miss those Canadian colours!!!
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:38 am

Well of course Blue isn't a bad color for an airline / B747 ..



Virgin 747s are also nice to see.
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RE: What Colours Do The B747 Look Best In?

Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:55 am

Contact me with suggestions for next aircraft to do!!!
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