Being new to a.net forum, I have enjoyed reading many of your threads for months, and decided to finally take the dive and join the forum. It is fascinating to see & read your opinions and insights. Many of you offer intelligent & valued insights from your aviation backgrounds all over this globe!
I appreciate the different perspectives that have been shared here. Having been here for the past 20 years, and being a part of 2 bankruptcies, I too agree that the present livery serves the airline well. It does reflect the global network CO
has worked hard to achieve. It is clean, simple, and professional.
The only reason for the thread was several on here have made comments recently regarding CO
livery as being outdated and boring. I am obviously biased, so I just wanted to get to the bottom of why people feel that way.
It appears that most of you agree that the current image works well for the carrier.
; in response to your last post, I would agree the "Fantail or Meatball" logo does associate us with the Texas Air days, but the "Proud bird with the Golden Tail" and the "Fantail" logo were the original glorious days for CO
, and it's a shame that now many only link it to Frank Lorenzo & Texas Air when we were truly a failure. Bob Six created Continental; and its service & reputation made it the envy of the industry for many years. I therefore respectfully would not say that the previous logo and image said "Failure" in bold letters. But you are correct that most CO
employees would not ever want to go back to that image. It was very 70's related in the colors that were popular at the time.
; regarding your post......
Why this overwhelming compulsion to start threads like this? After all, what does painting planes have to do with revenue? I didn't know that painting planes differently resulted in the cash drawer being fuller.
Overwhelming compulsion??? Hardly! And I never said anything about revenue in my post...so I don't know where you drew that correlation. I simply was trying to figure out why several in this forum felt that our image was old & needed replacement.