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Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:45 pm

Boo:

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Thoughts? Comments? I personally like the NW and WN painted winglets and wing fences. It spices up the grey. If they are going to paint them, why not spice it up? Plug (If available) and link shots of your favs.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:57 pm

Has to be Frontier with their animals:


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:59 pm

Frontier's got my favorite winglet: the one with the Canada Goose. I find it amusing to look out the window and see a goose flying alongside the plane.


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Andz, you beat me by a couple minutes!

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Second edit: I just noticed that the topic is about painted winglets. I just realized that these are neither painted nor winglets! But they're nifty stickered wing fences. Big grin

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:02 pm

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:06 pm

Sorry about the bad pic, I couldn't find a better one.

I don't possibly see how that's a bad photo . . . the composition is good, the color scheme (winglet) is nice, and the backdrop is beautiful!

Any airline with color schemes on their winglets are nice. As AviatorTJ said, winglets without any color can be very boring.

 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:07 pm

I did not know F9 had the wing fences painted! Those are pretty sweet. Just imagine if they ever got an A330, they could really fit something on those winglets.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:07 pm

I can't understand why different airlines don't use the winglets as advertising. So many pix are taken out of planes, so they should do.

Would love to see a crane or a kangaroo on different winglets  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:09 pm

It has to be EI! Those shamrocks on the A330's are great!

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:09 pm

Never mind, looks like the comment is edited. It's still a nice photo, even though the photographer didn't zoom in to the winglet. As I said, there ia a nice background.
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:10 pm

I didn't mean that the photo was bad. I meant that the winglet in the small size of the picture was small and kinda hard to see unless clicked on. I guess you saw my post before I edited it. No hard feelings to the photographer, I think the pic is an excellent one with the mountain, in fact it's in my wall paper rotation.

Edit: You caught me again between edits!

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:10 pm

Royal Jordanian and Virgin, for sure  Smile

On RJ, it looks pretty classy. Very matching with the rest of the aircraft.

As for Virgin, the Bitish have the coolest flag ever. Simple as that.


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:26 pm

I think i will go with Andz those are really cool with different animals
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:31 pm

I like the Frontier winglets, but my vote goes to:

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:00 pm

Japan Airlines MD-11s.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:14 pm

This one is nice:


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:06 pm

I love this one on a SAA A340:


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:06 am

Aloha Airlines 737-700s


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:18 am

You'll need to enlarge the picture, but MIAT - Mongolian got my vote for the best winglet. Tot Doy.


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:23 am

I'd agree with everyone here who said that Virgin has the best looking winglets, that British flag out on the end of the wing always looks great.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:46 am


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:35 am

South African, Aloha and Virgin in that order are my favorites...Nothing against the others, I just like the color.
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:40 am

Since Virgin has been said/shown before a few times I'll add a new one:


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:48 am

Emirates and Frontier.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:03 am

My vote goes to South African (SAA). I still love that scheme.
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:07 am

Ha! Easy...


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:08 am

VS 744...simply amazing.

F9 and a bunch of other airlines are great. It makes such a difference when they are painted; the wings look like part of a plane and not metal if you know what I mean.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:14 am

Honorable mention goes to Frontier and Aloha, but I have to go with my airline - Westjet:


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:16 am

I've always liked America West's


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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:24 am

Ditto for CanadaEH!!! Big grin
 
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:52 am

What a wonderful thing these winglet subjects...
And my gosh, I dare flying a 747 without winglets... what a low-life pilot I am...
Now, shall we talk about white walls on tires (tyres) for these airplanes...?
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:03 am

Not to worry Skipper, yall are getting 744s!

Out of curiosity, will you be able to fly them too or will you continue flying the 742s?
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:08 am

I agree that Frontier wins this contest hands-down. if dragonair were to paint their dragon on their winglets, they would definitely be a strong contender (which i thought they did, but skimming through the a.net dragonair a330 pics, they have plain red winglets - ooh, painting the dragon in white on the red winglet would be very cool!).

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:14 am

Hola Erik -
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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:49 am

Swiss Definitley, And Virgin Atlantic also... Def. the best winglet colors.

I remember being in MIA and I saw a Swissair MD-11 take off in a heavy rainstorm with the painted winglets.... I loved it!

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:31 am

Sorry for not being objective on this one.

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RE: Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets?

Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:50 pm

The calligraphy on emirates is great.




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