CKT523
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Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:02 am

This picture is of the cabin of former EA Tristar N329EA, it ended its life with kampuchea Airlines. The interior is possibly the most hideous thing ive ever seen, so what I want to know is, did Kampuchea airlines choose this fabric themselves, god forbid, or was this the old 1970's EA interior? The latter I could understand but why would any airline choose that scheme these days? its vile!


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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:06 am

all of the cabins used to look similar, it is horrid.
 
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Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:11 am

These types of interiors were typical of what you saw in the 70's and the 80's where airlines were trying to seek a unique identity. Bright, sometimes garish, colors were the norm, but it did make for very interesting looking interiors. A big contrast from today when everyone seems to be moving to variations on blue interiors. Very boring in my opinion, seeming to communicate the sameness of airtravel.

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:11 am

I agree Ctbarnes. Common interiors among competitors makes their products feel more like a commodity and futher erodes any pricing power.
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:36 am

Call me crazy, but I kinda like that pic. We all like to diss 70's fashions, but but these days we haven't improved on them very much, IMO.
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:38 am

Hideous maybe, but one hell of a HUGE cabin! Love the L-1011  Big thumbs up

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:11 am

Dodgy interior colours were not restricted to the L1011.

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:26 am

daft as it sounds I quite like that Wardair cabin, not sure about the side walls though! Looks very original Air 2000. I think that TG DC-10 takes the cake on dodgy colour schemes though, just love that "wood-esque" on the walls! As much as I love seein all these dodgy old colour schemes, someone MUST know whether that Tristar cabin was the old EA colours?
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:46 am

Whenever i see gaudy, dizzying cabin pictures I always wonder if i could make it through a flight on them without puking. Seriously, I'm not sure i could, ew.
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:20 am

I have no pics, but have a look for Court, LTU and Laker Airlines. Trendy colours of the 70's.

After experiencing the original drab fitout colours of 727's, BAC111, Tridents, 707's and Comets, those colours were considering breathtaking, bold and stimulating. Very Austin Powers.

If we live long enough, we'll be flying hypersonically in something with that type of NEW colour scheme, viewed thru coloured glasses, with our kaftan draped over our platform shoes. Yikes!!
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:04 am

Do you think maybe in 20-30 years, we will look back at the interiors of today and have similar repulsive thoughts?
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:12 am

Anyone else impressed with just how roomy these DC-10-30 interiors look?

That was certainly my recollection of them - acknowledging of course that the passage of time does tend to distort reality!
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:24 am

Fly the new 330's of NWA in business first! so freaking drab you will think you are on a military hop, or on a dept of corrections transfer! WTF!
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:37 am

I believe those are Eastern's colors, and I for one, think they were just peachy. These days, the color schemes are chosen by consensus as to what doesn't offend anybody. So all we get in the end is grey/blue/...grey/blue....and more grey with a hint of blue. Just like all the new conservative exterior schemes that began in the late '80s - white with blue accent. You know how most computers and monitors are the same generic cream-colored plastic? Well that is the same dynamic that has taken over the airlines' color choices. In the '70s, some airlines were not afraid of color. These days, it seems that they all are (save for low cost carrier easyjet)


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The photo illustrates what I mean. CP Air, the bright orange livery, was later changed to the Canadian Pacific livery we see next to it. Somebody in management thought that was an improvement for the future. Hmmmm... I disagree. That was one of the best and most daring color schemes ever to grace an airplane at any time. They eventually went belly up 13 years later flying this new scheme. Canadian Airlines, as it was eventually called, never made a profit from that point on. It turns out it was the management that should have been replaced, not the livery.
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:54 am

Eastern never operated the L1011's in a 3 x 4 x 3 layout, as this cabin suggests...

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:05 am

I was with EA until the end and it is not the EA colors. Not sure, but I think most of the L10s ended up with the "Borman Brown" interiors, and did have
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:16 am

Have a look at these TWA 741's, is that black on the wall?????

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Or Orient Thai, inherited from JAL

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:19 am

Yup, wingsofman72 (great nickname) was right. The EA interiors were in various shades of brown. Quite subdued for the 70/80s.

AC and EA used to share 2 L1011s, one had an AC interior, the other an EA interior, and nothing ever came north with an interior like shown above!
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:21 am

If I'm correct, the open panel on that Thai DC-10 center baggage compartments is for the movie projector - yes, projector , which predates the video projection systems that came online around 1980. I remember those things on early 747s.

I agree, those colors are hideous, especially the Thai and Wardair DC-10s. I remember the woodgrain wall panels on Pan Am's first 747s!

At least the TWA Tristars were more tastefully decorated, as were their 707s; the latter still looked fresh and inviting, even with their 1960s "penthouse" interiors.

As for Laker, the DC-10s weren't too bad; the side panels were a subdued peach rather than loud orange. That is something that could not be said about the National interiors of the '70s: orange, yellow, and pea green. Eeewww!

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:52 am

If you think those colors are bad, find a picture of a DL L-1011 interior in economy from the late 1970's. If I remember correctly, the colors were puke yellow, green, orange, and blue. First class was much easier on the eye.

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:02 pm

That is something that could not be said about the National interiors of the '70s: orange, yellow, and pea green. Eeewww!

Anyone got any pictures? I've never seen the interior of an NA aircraft. Would love to see the interior of a CP aircraft if anyone has any pictures of that too.

Thanks,

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:22 pm

As they say, "Its all par for the course."  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Gotta take it all with a grain of salt. That L1011 cabin is so funky looking its funny. And, call me crazy but I too think that Wardair DC10 inner threads is cool.
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:24 pm

I have to agree with one of the above posts about the cabin livery NOT being from a EA L1011 A/C. I first flew from BDL to MCO in the mid 1970s until a last trip from LGA in the late 1980s on the NEW EA until it closed down, and never during that time, was a "loud" cabin!
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:44 pm

It is a picture of a L-1011 Tristar, the greatest passenger aircraft of all time. It is BEAUTIFUL!
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:48 pm

Ckt523 ,

For us old farts that grew up in the great old days before LCC's, thats how most insides looked. At the time is was sheek and hot.

Ahhh, sweet memories!
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:59 pm

I was born in '78, but it's funny to hear everyone say "I dont' want to remember anything from the 70's and 80's." -- even in general conversation, if someone admits to liking a song from the 70's, everyone else cringes HAHA

They're unique. THat's for sure  Smile

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:01 pm

LNGLIVE,

I love my 70's disco and proud to say! If I am down and blue, pop in a great CD with 70's Disco, and every thing gets better!!
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:21 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

You might like the following gems. But be warned: you may wish to get out your airsicknessbag collection; you'll probably need it!

The National cabins, by unpopular demand:
http://www.nationalsundowners.com/decades/70uniform.php (click on thumbs for larger pics)

Braniff had some interesting schemes, to say the least:
http://www.braniffpages.com/pic16.html
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:31 pm

At the time is was sheek and hot.

I say it still is. There's nothing chic and/or hot about dark blue and grey, that's for sure.

Braniff had some interesting schemes, to say the least:

Most of which were designed by famous designers - which doesn't mean the designs don't date, but they're still more interesting and coherent (within the design itself, that is) than most of what you see today.
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:49 pm

One can still find these interior color schemes on many Soviet planes flying in the Former Soviet Union. The deep red shag of GTK Rossiya is particularly impressive.....
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:51 pm

I actually like that L-1011 Interior. I have seen some awful interiors on here! The worst interiors are anyone interior that has brown wood panelling.

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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:38 pm

Getting back to the colors of this particular a/c, could this be an L-1011 acquired by Hawaiian? Possibly this is a Hawaiian Airlines color scheme when they first acquired jumbo's?
 
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RE: Hideous Tristar Cabin

Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:08 pm

My one and only experience on a TriStar was a TWA model, LAX-STL.

At first, I couldn't believe the deplorable condition of the interior - it looked as if it had been abandoned for years and just that day it had been pressed back into service.

Then the graceful bird took to the skies - and suddenly the interior became irrelevant. Oh, there was so much life in that girl - it was like climbing into a beat-up '58 Cadillac (wondering "what in the h*** am I doing?") thinking it's going to fall apart, and finding out it can still race with the new kids on the block.

I loved it!! TWA started retiring them soon after (along with the 747's)...still breaks my heart knowing that image I have of STL and the different red-and-white widebodies are gone forever...  Crying
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