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Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:45 am

Hi people,

corporate IDs are pretty fast changing these days and are an integral and highly important part of an airline's marketing strategy.
They represent the airline like nothing else does and are THE one sign a customer has in mind when recognizing an airline, obviously so important that Aeroflot decided to keep its old logo from soviet times on the new livery...

Now here goes my question:

What airline logo would you chose as THE most outstanding one of all times?
I am NOT talking about liveries here, just the logo representing an airline.

For me it would have to be the Blue Ball:


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It's just the classiest and most recognized brand of any airline ever, in fact it was said to be the second most recognized brand after Coca-Cola...

However, I have always liked the (now old) Northwest logo, that is a very clever combination that they did there with the N and W pointing north west.


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I'll be waiting for your favorites!

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:48 am

Best Logo (and paint) is Northwest all the way! BTW, not the new silver sheme, the red and gray one.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:52 am

My sentimental favorite (being a native of the Gulf Coast) is still the original National's Sun King livery. Gorgeous!!
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:13 am

1) NW (now old) logo
2) Continental
3) TWA's double globe logo
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:18 am

TWA's double globe logo
Delta's widget
CO's planet thing(for lack of better word)
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:22 am

I've got quite a few favourites:

Futura
Monarch (new)
BA
BA (old)
Britannia (old)
Aer Lingus

Josh

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:26 am

E D E L W E I S S

The most beautiful!!!!

If you see a plane of that airline at an airport between many planes, you will just focus on the one with the flower on the red tail!!

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:33 am

What's the best logo? The whole
aircraft. PSA


Both in flat and gloss at LGB and SAN.


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:55 am

Copa Airlines (almost looks better then there 49% parent!)
Of course Continental

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:10 am

The current America West logo, it really represents the west.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:11 am

For me its without a doubt : LH !!! The Kranich is magic !
 
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:15 am

For me it is:



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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:30 am

For me it would have to be my hometown airline:

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Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:35 am

I love seeing the little guys flying around...always wanted to fly to the Vineyard and not take the ferry for once in my life

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:40 am

Ok, you'll all know I am biased on this one by my username. But oh how I do miss that majestic green tail on QQ's 80s!


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:46 am

These are my favorite airline logos. 1.MX, 2.AM, 3. TWA double globe 4. United

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Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:26 am


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:38 am

My favourite logo: Linhas Aereas de Mocambique


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:46 am

Even though I fly for Northwest, I vote for Pan Am's INSTANTLY recognizable blue globe.
 
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Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:52 am

I think Hawaiian Airlines "Pualani" (original & updated) are great:

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Also, Aloha's Bird of Paradise from the 60s that they brought back int he 90s is really cool:

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:54 am

National Airlines' 'Sun King' was a classic as was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe'. The very old TWA Globe was not beautiful universally recognized. I liked the old BA Union Jack much better than any subsequent design efforts, it was very stylish and beautiful and "classy". Braniff International's entire plane was its logo, especially the beautiful 747sp Orange Pumpkin.

Currently I like Dragonair's Dragon and China Airlines' Orchid.
 
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:06 am

The airline that I grew up with in the late 60's. Although they disappeared in 1972, the class and the style remain unmatched.


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:11 am

Condor! I especially like the blue on yellow tail logo. I am so sad to see it become Thomas Cook.


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:25 am

Malaysia Airline is my numero uno!
Classic, will never go out of date.....
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:45 am

Quite long list!


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the good old one:

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:48 am

I am quite surprised that nobody has yet mentioned the Delta "Widget." It appears on the paint job that many people have claimed as their favourite. I would definitely say I like that one because it has so well withstood the test of time.

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Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:56 am


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:58 am

The Ansett 'Shooting Stars' logo (well ahead of it's time)

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...and the continuity of the Qantas Kangaroo, who's shape remains unchanged for decades (despite losing the wings):

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:10 am

1. American


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2. Pan Am


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3. Delta (widget)


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Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:37 am


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:47 am

For me, nothing does it like the Cedar on the MEA tail.

Simply beautiful. Orgasmic really.


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:53 am

I actualy have te PanAm logo on my MSN display picture
 
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:00 am

Greek_fspilot

Or to one who blew an engine at 22,0000ft in MIA

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:15 am

I'll keep my list short:


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Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:19 am


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:59 am

I think that Cathay's is wondeful. Their B744s look very stylish!

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:02 pm

I think one of the best Airline logo was the multi-colored "N" on the ex-national airlines.


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:11 pm

1. Of course the classic:

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TWA 80's logo in a close second.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:55 pm

Good day,

Definitely Qantas. The Kangaroo really is a very popular and widely known figure of th Australians. You just look at the logo and "snap", you will know it
is Australian.

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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:23 pm

1. Northwest Orient - swirly tail thing in a circle - purely sentimental for me

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2. Aer Lingus - 1996-present Shamrock (great brand identity - too bad about that dot.com fiasco as of late)

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3. Original Midway Airlines

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Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:34 pm


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:35 pm

Cathay Pacific's brushstroke, hands down. Not just the bird on the tail, but the fact that they've built their entire corporate and commercial identity around it. I think it is one of the most professional and classy identities I've ever seen, in any field.

After that, I'd have to say JAL's crane. I think that is just as identifiable as Pan Am's globe, and I was really sad to see it not included in the new livery. That is commercial aviation history.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:47 pm

Eastern's falcon logo was very popular too...but number one should be the Pan Am globe.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:40 pm

I liked Hughes Airwest with there Batman planes



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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:01 pm

I choose Lufthansa, United and American.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:14 pm

TWA Double Globes, Pan Am's Blue Globe and AA with the eagle between the As. I also liked the Ozark birds.
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:16 pm

Without a doubt the ruling logo must be Singapore Airlines for easy recognition and consistency.

Others I would put up there are Qantas and Thai AW !
 
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:02 pm

My favourite from the past


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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:46 pm

For me the best are:

1. PanAm
2. Qantas
3. Canadian
4. Virgin Atlantic
5. bmi
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RE: Your Best Airline Logo Of All Times

Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:54 pm

Don't think anyone has put this one up yet


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