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JL used to have so many nicknames on their aircraft.
For instance, some of their B747-200B equipped with the JT9D engines on the B747-300 that flew directly to JFK from NRT had the nickname "Executive Express". Their B747-400 in the old color scheme used to have the "Sky-Crusier" painted near the bottom of the L1 door. This at least made me feel very prestige.
In addition, their original 10 B777-200/300 flying domestic runs used to have a constellation for every single one. Their MD-11 (when they still had them) had the name of a endangered bird species painted on every single one of them.
This technique seemed very succesful and they're were so many spotters chasing them. But with so many planes being painted in the new color scheme, that seems to be getting rarer and rarer.
I wonder why JL is not adopting these unique names anymore.
Just a question out of curiosity. But when was the last time you saw a JL bird painted in the old color scheme visit your airport? I hope it stays around for a bit more..........