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So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 9:28 am

Hi Guys, fairly new here, but joined up to join the conversation! Hello everyone!

I was just browsing twitter and noticed the judges at thedesignair.net announced their top 10 liveries for 2013.

http://thedesignair.net/2013/05/07/t...esignair-top-10-liveries-for-2013/

10. Air Tahiti Nui
09. Porter Airlines
08. Island Air
07. Thai
06. FastJet
05. Starflyer
04. Asiana
03. O'hana
02. Hawaiian Airlines
01. Fiji Airways

I agree with most of them but it's interesting to see most of them are pacific based airlines. Does this mean that the rest of the world's liveries are becoming more bland? With recently Avianca ...

New Livery For Avianca (by KarelXWB May 3 2013 in Civil Aviation)

... producing a fairly rubbish livery (IMHO) I can't help but feel the best liveries are fast departing... Is it that airlines no longer feel it is important to invest in their liveries?

What is your favourite livery? Who is still getting it right?

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Wed May 08, 2013 10:03 am

Asiana?? Really??? Seriously????

I am happy to see Fiji Airways right there where it belongs but I would also add the following:

- Air Seychelles
- Air Madagascar

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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 am

Garuda Indonesia has got a pretty nice livery out-there. Would say the same for the traditional Cathay Pacific, Saudi Arabian and current Aeroflot livery, they should clearly be in the list.
The new AR livery is a failed attempt to-make-it-better, looks almost like low-cost colour-scheme, disappointing (but still better than the likes of TK, AF and others).

On a side note, i would rate Iran Air as having the best Cargo livery:
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iran-...d=23ece2e6d7a16f6dc1826b4c889eec01



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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 10:35 am

I agree with the top ten, though I think that Air Tahiti Nui should be number one. Its nice to think that while many large airlines (such as Avianca) seem to be making their liveries more dull, some of the smaller ones like Fiji Aiways, O'hana, Island Air and FastJet are moving in the right direction.

Quoting aviasian (Reply 1):
Air Seychelles
Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 2):
Garuda Indonesia has got a pretty nice livery out-there.

  

Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 2):
On a side note, i would rate Iran Air as having the best Cargo livery:

   TNT's is rather good also. I love all that orange.
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Wed May 08, 2013 10:39 am

How can they forget Air India and Etihad? I know AI as a company may not be good, but they have the best look liveries out there!
So does Etihad. Fantastic Airline,and a brilliant livery on the aircraft.
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 11:10 am

We've all forgotten Sri Lankan. Beautiful livery. Should have at least got an honorable mention
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 11:12 am

EI. The only green planes in the sky!!
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Wed May 08, 2013 11:16 am

Aeroflot for me - nice to see airplanes that aren't mostly white.
 
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 11:26 am

Such a ranking is almost pointless given the inherent subjectivity of liveries. And, of course, fundamental national bias.  

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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 11:26 am

Fiji Airways' livery is really not that spectacular, IMHO. I mean, it's nice, but I can think of a few that are better, in my own opinion, of course namely:

LAN
Air Malta
Aeroflot
Air Seychelles
Caribbean Airlines
Kulula

And for those that are no longer with us:

bmi
TWA
Northwest
The old United
South African Airways' old "Flying Springbok" scheme.
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Wed May 08, 2013 12:16 pm

Seeing that American Airlines did not make it to the list, it makes the list VALID.

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Wed May 08, 2013 12:33 pm

As much as I like PD (Porter).. I dont think they belong on the list.. They have one of the plainest liveries in N. America.
 
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 12:44 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
EI. The only green planes in the sky!!

The EI livery must be the most under-rated livery out there, it never seems to get any credit outside of Ireland!

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Wed May 08, 2013 12:53 pm

Quoting eicvd (Reply 12):
The EI livery must be the most under-rated livery out there, it never seems to get any credit outside of Ireland!

And it's normally only advocated by members of the Aer Lingus Fan Club.    
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 12:55 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
EI. The only green planes in the sky!!

Don't forget S7 - they don't get much greener than their livery.
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 12:56 pm

Quoting eicvd (Reply 12):
The EI livery must be the most under-rated livery out there, it never seems to get any credit outside of Ireland!

Not true, I quite like it.
I just hate how the cheatlines/stripes don't wrap around the cockpit.
It breaks the look.

Now, if they were to bring back that retro looking B742 livery they had...
THAT, would be spectacular!
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 14):
Don't forget S7 - they don't get much greener than their livery.

Ah, there's another one! I knew I was forgetting one. The TU154s looked great in that.

Quoting DexSwart (Reply 15):
I just hate how the cheatlines/stripes don't wrap around the cockpit.
It breaks the look.

Yeah it's a bit odd.

Quoting DexSwart (Reply 15):
Now, if they were to bring back that retro looking B742 livery they had...

The green one? Have you seen the retro A320, it's quite nice but would've been epic on an A330.....
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 1:24 pm

Ohana for me out of those options. Some of them are terrible choices.. Porter really? Just writing your name 183273287 times on the plane is a top livery?
 
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 4:25 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
Quoting eicvd (Reply 12):

I love Aer Lingus's livery. Seeing their A330s at BOS/JFK always makes me wanna go with it instead of my usual 757.  

I'm surprised Oman Air don't make the list... I love their color mix! Especially in golden sunset rays...   

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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 4:30 pm

I am surprised to not see Nolinor Aviation on that chart.

http://www.liladesign.com/work/files/Nolinor-Aviation.png_2
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
EI. The only green planes in the sky!!

There's probably a reason for that   they look like flying bogies!

I must say though, Air Tahiti is probably my favourite livery of any airline in the world, their A340's are painstakingly beautiful.

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Wed May 08, 2013 5:41 pm

This thread is worthless without pics  
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 5:41 pm

You just gotta love the Green mean flying machine, better known as Shamrock!!
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 5:42 pm

Not a fan of Porter, but the rest are pretty nice... Don't know about the best. This does seem pretty pacifocentric... I like Aeroflot & Lan more than most on this list... Hawaiian is very nice too. And the Skyteam livery works very well too.
 
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 5:45 pm

Quoting Jalap (Reply 22):
This thread is worthless without pics

As you wish...

Ethiopian Airlines

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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 6:06 pm

Quoting Jalap (Reply 22):
This thread is worthless without pics

So here we go

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08. Island Air

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07. Thai

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06. FastJet
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04. Asiana

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03. O'hana
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02. Hawaiian Airlines

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If you ask me this top 10 is rubbish.
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Wed May 08, 2013 6:12 pm

Isn't that island air image the old livery?
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 6:32 pm

Way too subjective. The blogger basically aggregated liveries he liked, based off of no measurable metric.
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 6:34 pm

Quoting DexSwart (Reply 9):
And for those that are no longer with us:

bmi
TWA
Northwest
The old United
South African Airways' old "Flying Springbok" scheme.

I'd add PSA's fuschia and smiling face and Air California's original Sunjet livery with the black over the top of the flight deck.

For current liveries, I still think AS is a classic.
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 6:58 pm

No Royal Jordanian?! Qatar's is pretty smooth too. TAAG Angola's looks incredible on the 77W as well Biman Bangladesh's on the 77W, despite the fact that their liveries each have a lot of white.
 
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 7:02 pm

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 18):
I wonder if the worst 10 livery list looked like this:

1 American
2 Some African airline with 1x dash 7
3 American
4 Some defunct airline from 1936
5 American
6 A made up livery by a 6 year old kid
7 American
8 National Airplane Transport for the Blind
9 American
10 American

You forgot Porter and Starflyer. They belong on the 10 worst, not the 10 best.
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 7:28 pm

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 18):
I wonder if the worst 10 livery list looked like this:

1 American
2 Some African airline with 1x dash 7
3 American
4 Some defunct airline from 1936
5 American
6 A made up livery by a 6 year old kid
7 American
8 National Airplane Transport for the Blind
9 American
10 American

Not the old 1960s orange and silver livery. IMHO that was an excellent, but simple livery.


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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 7:31 pm

I think most of you are missing the point...

a lot of these liveries (but certainly not all) easily connect the airline to the location they hail from.

Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji, & Hawaiian are probably the best examples of this

I concur with the rest that Porter is a very strange choice. I see nothing super there

Half the other ones mentioned are just some nice colored paint thrown on a fuselage with some writing.

Aer Lingus, as mentioned above, probably would have been a good choice too. I AGREE
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Wed May 08, 2013 7:49 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
The only green planes in the sky!!

Unless you count this one  
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Wed May 08, 2013 7:57 pm

IMHO these airlines should be on the list:

- Ethiopian
- KLM (!!)
- Jetblue
- the old Germanwings (The silver, purple and yellow)
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Wed May 08, 2013 8:01 pm

Quoting boeingrulz (Reply 34):
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
The only green planes in the sky!!

Unless you count this one

There have been others:


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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 8:06 pm

I would also add (re-add):
South African
Caribbean
MEA
Thai
Definitely Air Seychelles
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 8:07 pm

Of course... I'm partial to livery of an airline that no longer exists.  
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Wed May 08, 2013 8:18 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):
EI. The only green planes in the sky!!

Ummmm... S7, Kulula

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Wed May 08, 2013 8:52 pm

IDK, most of the liveries look different for sure, most look ugly to me IMO. As for my favorite livery, my bias has gotten the best of me and I gotta say Delta 
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Wed May 08, 2013 9:12 pm

No Nok?   


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Wed May 08, 2013 9:23 pm

I know the intent of this thread wasn't necessarily to discuss special liveries, but this one is hard to beat.


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Wed May 08, 2013 9:37 pm

Simplicity is what I love in airline liveries.

Past: Pan Am. If I saw the white and blue, I automatically thought of Pan Am.

Present: Air Canada. Again, simple. White and red with the Maple Leaf.
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 9:44 pm

Coming from me this probably sounds like a biased statement, but dare I bring Southwest into this conversation? If not for the fact that people are just probably so jaded from seeing it so often, I really feel like Southwest's canyon blue and red is one of the most bold standard liveries flying. And they certainly have most airlines beat when it comes to the special liveries. Before you laugh it off, honestly try to imagine seeing the Southwest livery for the first time in your life and how does it compare to the ones listed above?
 
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Wed May 08, 2013 9:51 pm

I'm partial to this most recent Thai scheme. Emirates too. A bit disappointed that the Rising Blue livery from before the United merger has all but ceased to exist.
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 9:57 pm

Quoting displane (Reply 43):
Present: Air Canada. Again, simple. White and red with the Maple Leaf.

Ummm...

Air Canada is currently Green/Blue (minty) with the red leaf...


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Wed May 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 40):
IDK, most of the liveries look different for sure, most look ugly to me IMO. As for my favorite livery, my bias has gotten the best of me and I gotta say Delta

I agree. Some of them are ugly...

I have always loved the widget. The current style is my favorite livery. A darker blue coupled with reasonable red is my favorite color combination in general.
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Wed May 08, 2013 10:02 pm

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 18):
2 Some African airline with 1x dash 7

Which airline is that? SA Express? Airlink?
I can't think of any airline like that...
Or was that post in jest?
 
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RE: So The Best Liveries 2013 Have Been Announced.

Wed May 08, 2013 10:03 pm

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 30):
No Royal Jordanian?!

   Royal Jordanian, Air Tahiti Nui & Aeroflot should never change their liveries.