flyingchoirboy
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Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:02 pm

I have noticed while on this website all the beautiful liveries of the world's airlines. My favorites are United, Korean Air, and BMI. Which liveries do you all love?
 
flykal
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:14 pm

Have to agree with you on Korean Air, but that would of course be a biased view! Other ones which look nice to me are Lan Chile and the new Northwest.

I have the distinct feeling someone will very shortly tell you to check how many times this topic has been covered before...

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:18 pm

Please don't take offense but I would have to say those are a few of the more plain ones. But perhaps that is your taste. In my opinion, I would say Sri Lankan and Gulf Air have probably the most striking liveries. The new Northwest is beautiful. Saw a brand new NW A330 in Amsterdam a few weeks ago and it was just gleaming. The fuselage is actually a champagne color. I think most people probably see grey but as it was a very sunny day in AMS you could clearly see that it was a champagne color. Other nice liveries are South African, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand and Lan Chile.
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:21 pm

My favorites are the colorful Qantas liveries with the Aboriginal art.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:33 pm

Are we talking standard liveries or special ones?

Saudia, Royal Jordanian, Virgin Atlantic, old Aeroflot.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:37 pm

I really like Virgin Atlantic new livery. But I like classic look ones like Eva Air.
After those white bold trend I believe everybody got down to the boring side a bit, But There are the ones like United, US Airways, Korean, BMI, KLM, etc..
I think the new Northwest look it's stunning too. Simple and elegant
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:40 pm

Gulf Air


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:41 pm

For me:

Korean Air
KLM
Iberia
Alitalia
Emirates
Condor livery before it changed to Thomas Cook livery
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:44 pm

Some of my favorites:


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:47 pm

Anything more beautiful than this ???:


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:47 pm

What about Air Jamaica and BWIA West Indies Airways.

I have a special liking for BWIA.. The aqua/green looks stunning.

Air Jamaica's tail is quite nice, the body has too much color.


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:47 pm

My favourites liveries are:
New Aeroflot c/s
Iberia
Virgin Atlantic
Gulf air
and Delta Airlines
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:54 pm

While I'm not all that sure I like Northwest's new livery, it looks awesome on their A330-300s, one of the best looking planes out there IMO. Varig's newest is also very sharp looking.

Other liveries I like are USAir, Sri Lankan, British Airways (especially on their A319s), South African and Aeroflot's newest. Hawaiian's livery on their 717s and 767s is also very nice.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:05 am

In addition to above, I would add:


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:10 am

Air Tahiti Nui and Sri Lankian are my favorietes
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:19 am


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:27 am

These, amongst KLM & nwa's new liveries are also worth mentioning!



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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:40 am

I find that the liveries that stood the test of times the best... like Iberia's.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:43 am

This is the most beautiful, most creative, most spectacular color scheme to ever grace the sky! My God, just look at the tail! ... Wait, I need a Kleenex.


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Yes, I am being VERY sarcastic! This old NW livery was an insult to American aviation. YUCK x 10!
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:54 am

I always thought the BA Landor livery was awesome. Especially on the 777. PeoplExpress has to be my all-time favorite.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:00 am

Iberia
Northwest
South african

it look good
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:12 am

Here's my all-time favorite, especially on this plane:


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:39 am

Top 5:

Regular scheme:
1) Saudi Arabian (current scheme)
2) Royal Jordanian
3) Air Tahiti Nui
4) Lan Chile
5) Singapore

Special colours:
1) Singapore Tropical Megatop
2) ATA 25 years
3) Air Canada Symphony of Voices
4) JAL 50years/Diney series
5) Delta Olympic Spirit (specially on MD11)

Old schemes:
1) Varig
2) Ethiopian
3) TWA (double globe scheme)
4) BOAC
5) SAA (first scheme)

Cheers

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:42 am

Not being picky.. but the most beautiful is definately Air Taihiti Nui


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:48 am

It's not even close for me - Air Tahiti Nui are in a clas by themselves:

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:48 am

1. Edelweiss Air from Switzerland!!! The most beautiful metal thing I've seen with wings!!!!

2. QANTAS (All liveries)

3. BMI new livery!!
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:54 am

My picks:


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:57 am

Swiss (white and spots of red - great)
SAS (probably best color mixture, but still pretty simple)
Lufthansa (nothing special, just nice)
US-Airways and United
Air Tahiti
El Al (looks pleasant and modern with the blue swinging stripe)

and of course like everybody else Virgin...
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:00 am

Hands down...just looks so graceful!

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Have to hand it to ATA for their colorful and crazy logos though.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:09 am

Air Pacific generally, but specifically their new 744, "Island of Vitu Levi":


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:13 am

Without a doubt, CO from the 70's to 80's........The Proud Bird With The Golden Tail.
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:14 am

My favourite ones are LanChile's, South African Airways' and Gulf Air's new liveries.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:17 am

I'm a big fan of Finnair's color scheme, especially on their MD-11s:




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Finally, I would have to say "kudos" to Icelandair for their beautiful paint job on the 757s. The tail logo looks especially great.



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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:19 am

I think that as far as Cargo-liveries in concerned KLM have probably the smartest one flying around...another livery i forgot but still find very amusing- probably because i tried to fly it myself in FS.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:20 am

The current Aer Lingus livery looks really good on their A330s.


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I think the Concorde adaptation of the BA Royal Chatham Dockyard livery looks very clean and classy.


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:28 am

Poor AC has taken lots of hard knocks in the last while, some deserved, some not...however for a Canadian it is nice to see the Maple Leaf on the tail in various spots around the globe......


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:45 am

I know SAA have a great livery but how about this


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Qantas also have a similar livery on one of their 747-400s "Wanula Dreaming"

I think VS has the best livery though
Especially on their A340-600

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N243NW
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:02 am

I'm a big fan of Finnair's color scheme, especially on their MD-11s
I agree. Their MD-11s are simply stunning, especially the -SPs.


I also think their 757s look rather sharp in the Finnair livery.


Can't forget the good old DC-9!


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:09 am

N243NW,

What's the address of that website with the digitally enhanced pictures?

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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:09 am

Any Triple 7 livery. The 777 makes ANY livery look good!
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:19 am



My favorite livery: TAN


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:23 am

Air Greenland -creative and professional imagery on the tail, all red fuselage brings some variety to the field.
TAME- The new scheme on the A320's for the fleet renewal- perfect use of the airlines old image in reinventing a new one. Similar colors, same usage of "bird" logo.
China Southern- Most innovative design on a 777 to date.
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:35 am

My top choices have to be: Iceland Air, Condor (pre-Thomas Cook), latest Delta, KLM, SAS, new NWA.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:43 am

I like United, Continental, Delta, American, British Airways and Southwests's Canyon Blue the best. NW's new colors are awsome too!
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:12 am


KLM is probably my favorite- that blue is just stunning, and i like the little "crown" on the back too. Reminds me of cookies  Smile ( presently i have a pic of a 744 KLM landing as my desktop and most people remark how nice it is)

Virgin Atlantic- my favorite airline, i think thats sharp design

Gulf Air- Stunning

Air New Zealand- Always departs next to me at LAX. I love the color scheme- it looks good on ALL their jets, not just the big boy 744! (Actually I have a fab picture i took in July of one at the gate, i should really scan it...)

Swiss- because i like that bright red tail

BMI

Finnair

SAS

Maersk

I really like the color blue, which is probably why ive ended up choosing these planes!
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:08 am


Special Colors:
1) ANA Pokemon (Japan Version & International Version)
2) JAL Disney
3) JAL Resocha
4) JAL Hideki Matsui
5) CX Asia's World City
6) CX Spirit of Hong Kong

Just to name a few.
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:53 am

It's tough to beat Icelandair


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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 5:59 am

Amhilde - If you like the color blue like I also do, I am surprised that you don't have All Nippon Airways on your list. And also you left out the airline that is all about the blue color United.  Smile
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:10 am

Ual747-
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RE: Most Beautiful Airline Livery

Fri Oct 31, 2003 6:29 am

For me, no doubt is RG livery:


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But that "new" livery with VARIG written very big is not as beautiful as the other ones. Unfortunately the whole fleet will be painted with that scheme. Even Rio-Sul and Nordeste (Varig's subsidiaries) will lose its beautiful livery to get that ugly one...


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I always say that isn't patriotism... Is just because I love this airline... But, of course, there are other ones which I thing that are great! For example:

Swiss:

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Alitalia:

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Air Tahiti Nui:

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