My idea of my worst nightmare. All star alliance planes going into that one colour scheme.
Its a very very communist thought !!
Anyway jokes aside, I do not think that they are going to standardize on livery. They might have an aircraft or two in their fleet painted in that rather unimaginative scheme but they would surely stop short of painting all their planes in a single color scheme and lose their individual identities.
I am reminded about the definition of airline alliances which goes something like "Its a set of airlines who hate another set of airlines more than they hate each other". This being the ultimate truth, I do not see individual carriers giving up their individual identities no matter how compelling the alliance circumstances are to have one common color scheme.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
The new Star Alliance scheme definitely adds conformity to the "fleet", but at the same time, I liked the other schemes too.
The first scheme, with the founding airlines, was great. I loved seeing A340s and B767s painted in the multi-airline schemes. It would be cool to see this scheme adapted with all the airlines in Star today, though it would be pretty messy to squeeze all the liveries together, so I can understand why they don't.
Then, the secondary scheme was really cool too, with each airline having a block down the fuselage of the plane. This scheme at least added some color to the planes. It's too bad that they couldn't stay with this scheme.
All Nippon Airways
Austrian (with new corporate scheme)
Tyrolean / Austraian Arrows (but I suppose is part of Austrian Airlines Group)
Singapore Airlines (problems with mingling it seems)
Air New Zealand (hopefully not a sign of things to come)
US Airways (new)
LOT (not even in Star Alliance yet but they have stickers on the front on some)
VARIG (money problems)