American_4275
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Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:17 am

Hey all. Answer the following questions:

What is your favorite paint scheme?

What is your least favorite paint scheme?


My favorite isn't 1. I like a lot of paint schemes. My favorites are TWA, Austrian, US Air, Delta.

My least favorite would either have to be El Al, because it looks so 80's and World Airways because its so plain.

Let me know what yours are!  

-American_4275
 
ATA757
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:22 am

Favorites:
ATA, TWA, USAirways, I'm actually starting to like British Airways new look

Uglies:
Canada 3000, Iberia, and Sun Country




ATA757
 
DELTA767-400
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:27 am

My favorite pant schemes are USAirways and USAir's. I also like Delta's. I don't like American because,it is to plane and boring.
 
Guest

RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:30 am


Favorites :

1. America West
2. US Airways
3. Lufthansa
4. Swissair


Least favorites :

1. KLM
2. AirTran
3. Northwest
4. Korean Airl.
 
Matt D
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:50 am

Since you didn't specify if they have to be CURRENT schemes, I'm going to include some liveries of yesteryear.

Faves:
1. Midway
2. AirCal
3. Continental (current)
4. USAir (toss up between rust colors livery and final red/blue livery)
5. National (new)
6. KIWI
7. UltrAir
8. AirTran
9. Reno Air
10. America West (old)

Ones I don't (or won't miss)

1. Western (white fuselage)
2. Pan Am (I'm sorry, but the blue ball never did anything for me from an aesthetic point of view)
3. Access Air
4. TWA
5. Hawaiian
6. ATA
7. Delta
8. Canadian
9. KLM
10. Korean Air
 
Derico
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:50 am

I have a couple of favorite liveries:

Continental: Very soothing.
Royal Jordanian: You know they did their homework on it.
Others I like: British, Qantas, United, TWA, LAPA

The puke-inducing bunch:

AeroContinente: It gives you a headache just looking at it.
Air Jamaica: It looks like a Brazilian Carnaval, just no girls to look at.
Vasp: Look very, very, very, very, old. LAB too, obviously, since Vasp owns it.
Others I UN-like: SAS ( the new livery), El-Al (agreed: too old!)

Delta: They've improved, but not one of the best. Their previous scheme was just horrendous. Ugly tail with a "dirty" white paint. Ugh!!

Finally: American. I don't dislike it, but they have had it forever. Anyone know for how long? For sure all of my life. Any plans to change it?
Derico
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Matt D
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American (For Derico)

Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:53 am

I agree with you on Americans livery. I beleive it came out in '72, which makes it older than me too!
I've often wondered if they'll ever change it too. But, HOW? As it is now, it is simple, basic, and logical.
Any suggestions? And no, the lightning bolt is dead and would be best left dead.
 
Derico
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RE: American

Tue Jan 04, 2000 7:00 am

Assesment 100% right, Matt. The scheme is very simple & effective. They sure were ahead of their time when they designed it. And it stills has some time to run....
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Air Taiwan
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Asians

Tue Jan 04, 2000 7:20 am

1. I'm focusing on Aisan liveries only cuz it seems that most of you don't know any asian airlines (except for KAL, for it's famous safety record.

2. It's all about paint schemes, no other factors considered ie, service, safety record, image, etc...

Favourites:
China Airlines (new colour)
Thai Airways
Ansett Australia
QANTAS
Korean Air (in contradiction with it's image!)
Air New Zealand (new colour)
EVA Airways
All Nippon Airways' pokamon (all of them)
Cathay Pacific (the best paint scheme, very unique)

Phlippine Airlines
Hates:
Vietnam Airlines
Asiana (in contradiction with it's service level)
Japan Airlines
China Eastern
Dragonair
China Airlines (old colour)
Air New Zealand (old colour)
Far Eastern Air Transport (a big "FAT" on it's tail!!)

what do you think?
 
Matt D
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RE: Asians

Tue Jan 04, 2000 7:24 am

No disrespect meant, but I tend to avoid anything relating to Asia...except of course my Japanese Honda, and fine Japanese Electronics......
I have no desire to ever see that part of the world....
Asians here don't seem to like ME...
Therefore, I couldn't care less about Asian Airliners or airlines.
 
lax2000
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 7:28 am

Favorite:Continental,& old Cathay Pacific especially on an L1011..honorable mention, Mexicana, early 90s (different tail schemes)
Least favorite:US air (90s) new colors are much improved!! & Northwest..
adam
 
dee-see-eit
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 7:33 am

I live in Spain, so Iberia is quite OK, and already nearly 20 years old!
British Airways is good for spotters for the different tails (how long will they last?)

Not so nice:

Martinair (looks like the 70''s), and most of the american companies
 
Tom in NO
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:34 am

Current paint scheme favorites: America West hands-down (domestic); Air New Zealand or KLM (int'l)

Current paint scheme uglies: USAir (no-brainer domestic); Japan Air Lines (int'l, looks like a lit cigarette)

Yesteryear favorite paint scheme: Air California (the old yellow and orange sun scheme guys, not the purple AirCal one) (domestic); no clue on int'l

Yesteryear least favorites: none, because the vast majority of them were better than any of the new ones today!

Tom in NO
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
 
FrontierMan
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Frontier Wins!

Tue Jan 04, 2000 10:22 am

No airline has come up a with more original paintscheme or a more visually attractive one. The Spirit of the West wins.
 
ben88
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Favorite/least Favorite

Tue Jan 04, 2000 10:37 am

Favorites:
1.) American-beautiful with the sun setting on its back. Plus the plain look saves them money on fuel
2.) America West- Do they have a paint scheme dept?
3.) New Virgin Atlantic
4.) New Icelandair- Now this scheme is SWEET!

Least favorites:
1.) Aeromexico
2.) Air France
3.) Old United-Blah!
4.) Air China-They somehow managed to make an md-11 look ugly. I couldnt do that if i tried.
 
Adam84
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 10:54 am

My favorite paint schemes are Continentals and US Airways.

My least Favorite are SAS, Air France and ANA
 
USAir767
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 11:09 am

The one i like most is USAir,UAL,DELTA the worst is the old TWA.
 
SuperG
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RE: American (For Derico)

Tue Jan 04, 2000 11:18 am

Matt,
American actually introduced the current livery in 1969 (I am old enough to remember - sigh). Personally, I hope they never change it.......
 
SabenaA320
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 11:26 am

Hey all

Favorites:
KLM: I like the blue color
Northwest: also beautiful colors
Swissair
Royal Jordanian
USairways
Continental Airlines
Aer Lingus

Dislike:
Air France: no colors present, boring paint scheme
Austrian Airlines: idem
Delta Airlines: idem
British Airways: old paint scheme, I like the tails, but that's all
Sabena: boring, blue and white isn't that bad, but it looks cheap
Qantas
AOM and all the other airlines that have just two stupid colors.

Greetings
Ralf

 
unitedchicago
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RE: American (For Derico)

Tue Jan 04, 2000 11:32 am

Best:

United
US Airways
Old British Airways
Original Braniff...flying colors of the 70s

(Funny how both United and US Airways have blue and gray...thanks Stephan Wolf)

Worst:

Frontier
Southwest
American! Time to update already!
new and old Delta
new and old TWA

The paint scheme says a lot about the airline. Notice how US Airways seems much more of a professional airline now? In my opinion, whites should not be used. Gray and blue represent business and professionalism.

More trivia...looks like American now paints the tail gray. Also, when American first received the A300, it was painted gray because Airbus wouldn't allow it to be natural. They believed it would lead to corrosion. They worked it out a few years later.
 
MCOtoATL
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:12 pm

I think the best looking aircraft belong to America West. The green and orange look so cool. I have a model America West A320 sitting on my desk. I also like Frontier and Pro-Air. Many of the "newer" airlines have cooler color schemes because they have updated research and color preferences (same reason why new sports franchises usually lead in merchandise sales - cooler colors.)

I don't like American's aluminum scheme. Going back the Eastern's bare metal scheme, I have never cared for it.
 
thai747
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:36 pm

Hiya
Fav. : Thai , Cathay , Royal Jordanian , Saudia , Aer Lingus , British Airways ( old and new ) , Asiana , China Airlines ( New ) , Egypt Air , SAS ( New ) , Air NZ , PBAir ( Thailand ) , Garuda

Ugh : Air Jamaica ( i think they used too dynamic colors ) , All Mainland Chinese carriers , Olympic ( sick ) , Virgin ( New ) , Lufthansa , AOM , Aeroflot ( New ) , BWIA

Matt D.. what's wrong with asia?  
 
cyberual
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RE: AmericaWest

Tue Jan 04, 2000 1:07 pm

I hate both new and old AmericaWest. The old was very boring looking. The new one just look too bright and ugly. They took the UA offer. Their fleet would look much better with the UA scheme. ( I have to say that I hate the new UNITED SHUTTLE letters., the ones with the SHUTTLE in black..awful! yuk!)

 
 
Amir
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Tue Jan 04, 2000 3:18 pm

Hi,

Fav.:

1. Cathay Pacific
2. Emirates
3. Eva Air
4. Syrianair (new)
5. Thai

not so good:
1. AA
2. Sabena
3. British Airways
 
FrontierMan
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United Chicago)

Tue Jan 04, 2000 9:03 pm

How can Frontier have the worst paint scheme you must be talking about the old one. Braniff had the worst paint scheme of them all. British airways was just boring. Their new paint scheme is much better. America West has one of the best paint schemes.
 
Finnair MD-11
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Finnair (O/C)

Tue Jan 04, 2000 9:36 pm

Hello all!!

I think that Finnair's old livery on the MD- and DC- planes is the BEST. Also great liveries are: Delta (O/C), Canadian (N/C), Aer Lingus (N/C), Air New Zealand (N/C), Air Transat (N/C), Vasp, Virgin Atlantic (N/C), Sabena (N/C)

Least favourites: ANA, SAS (N/C), Finnair's 757-2Q8 paint scheme, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Delta (N/C)...

Finnair MD-11

MD-11
 
futurepilot2b
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Wed Jan 05, 2000 2:16 am

Faves:

TWA (new)
UAL (new)
Continental
Aloha
AirTran

Uglies:

NWA
Hawaiian
Sabena
Delta

Was does everybody else thing about Aloha Airlines Paint Scheme? Let me know.
 
Scotty
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:16 am

Favourite - dunno. Maybe new Air Transat colours

Least favourite - the yellow pyooky mess launched today by Buzz
 
na
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Thu Jan 06, 2000 1:45 am

Nice, should stay for long:
Qantas - nice graphic design, Australias perfect representative (why do they now start to paint the engines in boring grey instead of white?).
Northwest - distinctive, bold, a proud statement.
Royal Jordanian - different and classy.
Korean Air - very nice and light in the air, better than similar KLM.
Virgin Atlantic (new) - different, pleasing, nice colours to look at.

Oh no, please change it quick:
Finnair (new), Turkish, Sabena (new) and most other white schemes with coloured tails and boring logos/graphics - look like dead, R.I.P.
Air China and all other mainland Chinese carriers - wake up, China, are you still living in the 60s?
SAS (new) - Afraid of colour, ugly tails.
Eurowings and Aerolloyd - boring German suit carriers.



 
mech
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Thu Jan 06, 2000 3:34 am

My favorites are Virgin Atlantic,sun country,KLM,and the old Northwest Orient paint scheme.

My least favorite is US air, and Delta but Im seeing a new scheme now thats alright.
 
Guest

RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Thu Jan 06, 2000 3:48 am

fav: midway, masair, citybird (if i had to choose one it would be midway)

least: american, american, and american (BORING!)

brian
 
AngelAirways
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Thu Jan 06, 2000 4:01 am

Best: British Airways, Frontier
Worst: Olympic, Iberia, Libyan Arab (old one) (gold)
 
akelley728
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RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Thu Jan 06, 2000 4:48 am

Favorite: Continental (a classic!) and American West

Least: Southwest (Just what color is that? rusted orange?)

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