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Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 9:28 am

In the spirit of nostalgia, what are your favorite liveries of airlines no longer with us? I just finished watching Miami Blues. The opening scene shows an Eastern L1011 landing at MIA. This brought back a flash of nostalgia, as Eastern was the first airline I flew.
 
AerLingus
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 9:30 am


Pacific Southwest is my favourite!
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 9:38 am

I have always liked TWA's classic look.
 
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 9:51 am

My favorite/favourite:

PSA

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Republic

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PEOPLExpress (it was unique for it's time)

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Both old TWA

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slawko
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 10:14 am

CPair Orange


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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 10:16 am


There seems to be an ever-growing trend in terms of new liveries:

1) whiter fuselages with less color
2) no cheat lines.

The worst example I Can think of is Sabena, but there are plenty of other offenders. Why is there this trend? Why don't airlines like cheatlines? Are they more difficult to paint because of the windows coming in the way   ?
 
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 10:26 am

Definitely Braniffs' "orange pumpkin"
All you have to do is mention the name and someone could tell you what type of aircraft it was.



And, I know this airline is still around but something about Uniteds' old old scheme that makes me think it was made for the DC-10.

 
aatripleseven
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 10:45 am

I loved Braniff's "Ultra Look".
 
fanofjets
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 10:50 am

Yes, I am a sucker for liveries of old. The ones I miss are:

1. Pan American, 1960s (707-321B)
2. Swissair, 1960s (DC-8; CV990, Caravelle)
3. BOAC, gold Speedbird, 1960s (VC-10, 707-436)
4. Air India, 1960s (707-437)
5. TWA, twin globes (707-331B)
6. United, Jet Mainliner, 1960s (DC-8); stars and bars (I agree with Sebastian about the DC-10; I would add the 747-121)
7. Air France, Cheval Vapeur, 1960s (Caravelle, 707-328)
8. Malev, 1960s (Il-18)
9. Saudi Arabian, early 1960s (720-068)
10. Alitalia, 1960s (DC-8-40; Caravelle)

One old scheme, thankfully, is with us still, cheatline and all. Ethiopian's beautiful livery still graces our skies and ramps.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 11:38 am

I'm actually answering one of these!

believe it or not, I really miss the old CO livery, esp at night, on the 727's!

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i'm trying to find one of the tail at night...

 
Boeing727
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 11:51 am

One that has been around forever and ever and will always be fresh looking I think...back then

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...and still today...

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Cody
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 1:37 pm

Air Florida's blue and green scheme was my favoriote. It really caught your attention on the DC-10.
 
Iflewrepublic
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 2:16 pm

Well now, Republic, I find it interesting that you chose the name of my airline...that's right, MY airline! Actually, I'm just teasing you...I think it's great that more and more people are beginning to remember Republic Airlines. Anyway, to answer your question, my favorite liveries of now non-existent airlines are North Central Airlines, Southern Airways (the spaghetti strap livery), Republic Airlines (both liveries, but mainly the final on because it seemed more fitting), and the 1969 Northwest Orient livery (although I am quite aware that the Orient is still here). I'm sure you can tell that I'm a little partial to anything having to do with Republic AND Northwest.

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DC9Fixer
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Tue Aug 22, 2000 3:21 pm

What about Ozark??? love those swallows on the dc-9
tail
 
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Wed Aug 23, 2000 2:33 am

You'll never guess what I'm going to say????? HERMAN and North Central. Also would have to say the old American and TWA logos
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RE: Liveries Of The Past

Wed Aug 23, 2000 2:44 am

Well, I have to say the old British Airways colours were superb. I liked them because it was actually British, and as British Airways is the flag U.K. airline, it should be. Those horrible tails were absolute rubbish.
http://www.britishairways.com

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