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Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:43 pm

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...84/jeffsphotos1/BAFF/IMG_1719e.jpg

Strange is the word I would use to describe this, what do you think?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Looks like they forgot to do the rear part!! LOL
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:52 pm

I actually like it a lot more than the first Olympic livery!!! Nice work in my opinion.

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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:52 pm

It's better than the pigeon dove...  

Anyway, I'm not a fan of the typeface chosen for the slogan or the stark white tail section. However, I don't dislike the overall appearance.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:53 pm

That is one ugly livery... I understand the gold, being the olympics and all, but whats with the collage of different tones?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:53 pm

Quoting Cabincrewifly (Reply 1):
Looks like they forgot to do the rear part!!
Quoting aloges (Reply 3):
stark white tail section

That's two of us already!   
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 12:57 pm

Beautiful and looks yummy - like crunchy caramel   

Much nicer than the dove for sure!
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:05 pm

It definitely is an improvement, I wonder will the next few be any different?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:10 pm

Yellow and white. How interesting! If you omit the red/white/blue current UJ British Airways tail logo it would do good as the Pope's flight in the Vatican flag colours. Only need to add the Papal Crest on the tail instead.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/...84/jeffsphotos1/BAFF/IMG_1719e.jpg

     

As bizarre as it looks I think the first design is more appropriate for the 2012 London Olympics.

     
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:13 pm

Looks okey, will BA add the Olympic livery on the long haulers (744-772ER-77W)?

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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:16 pm

Looks better than the previous "dove" livery, but why are only the A319s being done? Or is it that they're smaller, so cost less to paint?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:19 pm

Isn't that the plane that will collect the torch/flame from Athens and transport it down to RNAS Culdrose ?

The gold/yellow/orange being symbolic of the flame i suppose.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:40 pm

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 11):
Isn't that the plane that will collect the torch/flame from Athens and transport it down to RNAS Culdrose ?

Yes. Its a one off for the flame delivery.

All other Olympic planes will be doves, including 3 BMI A319.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:40 pm

Quoting aloges (Reply 3):
It's better than the pigeon dove
Quoting abrown532 (Reply 7):
It definitely is an improvement

  

I like it. A lot.

And the tail doesn't bother me, although I guess it would look good in a two-tone yellow/orange scheme a la pigeon.

Also, I like the subtle "To Fly To Serve".
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:41 pm

I think the colour is a bit odd but overall the idea is sound. It is still a BA aircraft just with a partial special livery.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 1:47 pm

Reminds me of defunct US LCC Skybus's livery.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 2:20 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 2):
I actually like it a lot more than the first Olympic livery!!!
Quoting aloges (Reply 3):
It's better than the pigeon dove...
Quoting RJAF (Reply 6):
Much nicer than the dove for sure!
Quoting abrown532 (Reply 7):
It definitely is an improvement

Not sure if I can come up with another way of saying it, but I prefer this to the pigeon too (saw a pigeon livery A319 at LHR this morning and even in the flesh, in sunshine, it didn't inspire me)
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 2:35 pm

Ahhh now that's much better. I actually shot G-EUOH last week and it actually looks really good in real life, as opposed to some of the photos on here. G-EUPC looks pretty awesome IMHO and much more in the spirit of the Olympics.

Also, has the "To Fly, To Serve" crest, first time seen on the Minibus.

[Edited 2012-05-16 07:42:14]
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 2:37 pm

I think this looks great, the first was good, this better, what will the third be like?
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 2:44 pm

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 12):
Yes. Its a one off for the flame delivery.

I assume you mean that only this aircraft will have this livery or is it only painted for the flame delivery alone after which it will be repainted in standard BA colors?

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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:02 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 17):
I actually shot G-EUOH last week

freudian slip?  
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:07 pm

This is a *lot* better than the other one.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:12 pm

I like it. Better than just putting a sticker on and calling it good.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:17 pm

The dove airbus is just rubbish IMHO but I quite like this one. Bearing in mind the world is coming to London for the Olympics I was hoping that we might see a WB painted and shown off around the globe. Does not look like thats going to happen.....or is it?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:19 pm

Are not these Olympic liveries being rolled out a little late?

Shouldn't they have been around earlier in the year? The Olympics are only a few short weeks away, they are not going to have much of a life, I think.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:27 pm

Not being funny but is there really any need for this special livery? It's not like it enhances the games or is particularly inspiring to look at.

It's just another embarrassing element to the London Olympic branding fiasco.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:30 pm

i don't like it at all. I prefer the first one.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:48 pm

I was able to see G-EUPC up close and personal. I do like the livery and it's great of BA to do such unique paint schemes which will be remembered forever. The painters at LHR have done a superb job painting her up.

I do not know the reg but there was a bmi airbus movement into BA's paint bay this morning. I presume it is likely to be painted into the dove?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:54 pm

I like this livery. It is infinitely better than the Dove livery and I'm looking forward to seeing it at Culdrose on Friday (hoping to see the action from the public viewing enclosure)
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 3:59 pm

I really like this! 5 of these, one in each of the Olympic colours, would have been vastly better than the 'doves'... Perhaps with a slightly bigger Olympic logo near the rear in place of the slogan...
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 4:17 pm

Looks terrible !!

Sorry BA - Its worse then the "dove" livery and that in itself was awful !!
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 4:32 pm

Do you think they will do any bigger aircraft? Like a 747/777? I hope so!
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 4:34 pm

This is a lot better than the Dove livery. I hope they paint a few more planes with something interesting on. IIRC Air China had 4 shorthual aircraft painted (B737-700s), and at least one A330 for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 4:37 pm

Quoting iain2012 (Reply 30):
Looks terrible !!

Sorry BA - Its worse then the "dove" livery and that in itself was awful !!

What do you want ?

Its a symbolic flame trailing as it would from the torch and from a normal viewing distance looks pretty damn effective.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 4:38 pm

Wow! I love it! It's realy nice!  

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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 4:57 pm

Looks like the jet flew into a giant roll of yellow cellophane and it's now wrapped around the front 2/3rds of the airplane.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 5:00 pm

As noted this aircraft is wearing the Coat of Arms, and I also noted that the pattern of the 'golden' flame section somewhat resembles our uniform ties and cravats...



I am much happier with this one than I am with the dove.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 5:23 pm

Seeing this, oh my ! I actually like the doves scheme. This was done very badly. They did this because of the gold medals? Please give me a break. This looks like dung infused with curry or jaundice. Were the people in charge of hiring using illicit drugs when they hired these artists??? I'm quite shocked with BA.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Looks ok to me - I like it more than the dove.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 5:42 pm

How an earth do BA keep thinking of these disastrous special liveries? Brings no pride to Britain to have the flag carrier coming up with these bizarre liveries which serve no purpose.

If you want to celebrate a sporting event with a special livery - this is how you do it!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-N...d=f06a9729bc1aff7f573682a1d7372117
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 5:50 pm

Quoting Mike909 (Reply 39):
How an earth do BA keep thinking of these disastrous special liveries? Brings no pride to Britain to have the flag carrier coming up with these bizarre liveries which serve no purpose.If you want to celebrate a sporting event with a special livery - this is how you do it!http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-N...d=f06a9729bc1aff7f573682a1d7372117

Despite being a middle aged stick in the mud, I like the latest BA Olympic offering, the ANZ plane you like though is horrible.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 6:02 pm

Quoting laca773 (Reply 37):
They did this because of the gold medals?

If you have read any of the other posts you would have noticed that this is the airplane that will be carrying the Olympic Flame to the UK, and that is the reason for this livery.
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 6:24 pm

It's definitely better than the dove. Even though it looks like somebody dipped this plane nose-first into a giant bucket of egg yolk... 
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 6:33 pm

I do like this livery but I think BA have a missed a trick, really. Their A/C could've been seen all around Europe (or potentially the world) to be "flying the flag" for the olympics and it surely would've been good publicity for them?

Instead it seems it was a last minute thought (I'm not suggesting it actually was) and the horrible pigeon jet doesn't even work.

Strange does seem like a good word!
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 6:47 pm

Who designed this stuff? It's awful!
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 7:21 pm

I like it! It's interesting and unusual.   
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 7:28 pm

Talk about a roll in English grass... Well, getting noticed is what counts, I guess.
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 7:35 pm

The design is an Olympic thing. Check this image of the BMW car.

http://www.london24.com/polopoly_fs/...tives/landscape_490/1367203786.jpg
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 8:01 pm

It has the Olympic logo, it carries the BA crest, it's eye catching in a good way.

Why was that so difficult to do for G-EUOH, or the flying fish?
 
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RE: Another "Different" BA Olympic Livery (photo)

Wed May 16, 2012 8:30 pm

This is better than the Dove but not spectacular. It's challenging to read (in the pic anyway) the "Our Moment to Shine" tag. Here's what I'd like to see somewhere. 
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