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Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:50 pm



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She really does look pretty!
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Yes she does look pretty.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:59 pm

What a disaster. Oversized tail artwork, with the bullet holes in the logo and billboard titles really obvious. Would someone please save this monstrosity from our skies?   

The only plane I've seen this livery work acceptably well on are the T-tailed regional jets.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:01 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):

What a disaster. Oversized tail artwork, with the bullet holes in the logo and billboard titles really obvious. Would someone please save this monstrosity from our skies?

I couldn't agree with you more. This is hideous.

Why didn't anyone think about the windows when designing this livery?
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
What a disaster. Oversized tail artwork, with the bullet holes in the logo and billboard titles really obvious. Would someone please save this monstrosity from our skies?

Will the outside-facing surfaces of the window shades be painted to establish a bit more continuity of the livery?
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:04 pm

This is awful. American wanted to look unique. It looks uniquely horrific. I know they had to change due to increasing numbers of CFRP aircraft, but they could have gone with another look.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:04 pm

FUGLY.....for some reason I think it works on the 737
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:05 pm

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 4):
Will the outside-facing surfaces of the window shades be painted to establish a bit more continuity of the livery?

LOL, who knows. Imagine, a bullet hole almost square and center in the 'flight symbol'. It's almost like someone set this up as a 'kill me now' joke.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:07 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Would someone please save this monstrosity from our skies?

The only plane I've seen this livery work acceptably well on are the T-tailed regional jets.

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:10 pm

It looks ok to me... But that's just my opinion. Looking closer at the photo (its not the best) it appears to be MSN 5678.

A bit off topic but another new aircraft has been spotted in the new AA livery:

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:14 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 9):
A bit off topic but another new aircraft has been spotted in the new AA livery:

Now see, that looks a lot better, mostly because they didn't put the titles across the windows. That was a major failure on the 319 livery.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:18 pm

Is it just me or does it look tail-heavy?  
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:18 pm

Cool to see an American A319 but man that livery is just absolutely dreadful

Hope a lot of people were fired for coming up with the scheme.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:31 pm

Still not a fan of the livery, but the E-Jet looks 100 times better than the A319. If anything, it's just weird to see a stumpy short AA jet. All their airplanes, even their smallest narrowbodies, are long airplanes. There's something off about a squat, tall A319 in an AAL livery. Oh, and obviously the mangled swiss-cheese titles.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:33 pm

Quoting foppishbum (Reply 11):
Is it just me or does it look tail-heavy?

When aircraft are being towed with this type of tow tractor, the nose gear is actually up on a ramp and off the ground so the tail will look lower because it is lower. Nothing wrong with this aircraft.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:34 pm

As posted in the identical thread by the same OP.


I think the design on tail makes it look too striking and therefore large and out of proportion with the rest of the aircraft. This livery makes the aircraft look shorter than it is.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:34 pm

If anything they should take the word American and stretch it across the whole plane like Frontier & Ryanair
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:37 pm

Still cannot believe people care so much about the windows. I don't even notice them unless they're explicitly pointed out. And even then, I don't find it detracts at all.

Of the planes repainted so far, it's probably my least favorite example of the new livery, though. I find it works better on longer aircraft, so it doesn't appear so cluttered. I saw this photo, and felt like I was looking at an A-318.

With that said, the new livery looks quite nice. I sincerely doubt it will be changed when the merger goes through, but who knows?

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:42 pm

I like AA's new livery and it looks amazing on their 737's but for some reason that livery is not working on this A319 and it could just be the camera angle but from this picture that plane looks horrible in AA's new livery. Hopefully it will look much better once seen in person.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:46 pm

Okay.. that 319 looks "stumpy" and just off-sized.. but the E75 looks good (except for that Gawd Aweful tail livery)...  
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:46 pm

A friend of mine was at DFW and snapped a shot of 3 planes in the new livery together and said it looked awesome. Im actually kinda getting used to the new tail.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:58 pm

The new livery was growing on me ....

.... until it came to a screeching halt right here.

I think the A319 looks pretty bad. The new livery definitely suits longer aircraft better, but it's the bullet holes that really just put the nail in the coffin for me.

The E75 looks so much better. The livery still seems a bit compressed to me, but without the windows in the way it looks a lot cleaner and less out of place.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:10 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 3):
I couldn't agree with you more. This is hideous.

Why didn't anyone think about the windows when designing this livery?

This livery in general is a tragedy. I understand the need to paint the fuselages but the scheme on any aircraft looks terrible; this one just looks worse. I was on the ramp yesterday at LAX and a newly painted 738 was parked next to an older (but immaculate looking) 763 and the contrast is staggering. It made me miss the old scheme so much more...
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:13 pm

Oh...wow...I, uhh...oof...um...yeah...that's uhh...that's...just...just no. Alright? No!
I may not like US Airway's paint, but I definitely don't want those A320s getting painted into this.

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:13 pm

An Airbus with AMERICAN written on it is just wrong...
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:14 pm

When all of those windows go down... Everyone's going to be like "WOW!!! It doesn't look that bad after all!!"
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:15 pm

It looks like a freighter A319F  
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:17 pm

the horror..........
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:19 pm

Quoting Tristan7977 (Reply 26):
When all of those windows go down

You mean when the shades are pulled down? Because they are already pulled down. Perhaps when they're opened and the windows appear darker, it MAY look better. But, it's doubtful.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:23 pm

It looks very short, almost like an A318. It might be the paint scheme.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:23 pm

Quoting N328KF (Reply 5):
This is awful. American wanted to look unique. It looks uniquely horrific.

Yeah, but it's still unique, right? Blech....

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 9):
A bit off topic but another new aircraft has been spotted in the new AA livery:

How can one plane look awesome and the other look so horrible?

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 19):
Okay.. that 319 looks "stumpy" and just off-sized.. but the E75 looks good (except for that Gawd Aweful tail livery)...  

This livery makes the A319 look like the A318, short and stumpy. Had they limited the tail scheme to the tail only, it would look much better on most planes. The planes would look longer and sleeker.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Oh no! I can't watch! Somebody gouge my eyes out please, I beg you! It is hideous, they got rid of a classic livery which was one of America's icons. It only looks good on American Eagle. In the AA/US merger, they should keep the US livery (must admit I think it is beautiful!) with American titles! American you have the most horrendous paint job in the skies!  vomit 

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:26 pm

What is that near the top of the tail? Upper left in the blue?

This livery is probably why Kim and Kanye named their baby after Northwest and not AA
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:29 pm

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 1):


Absolutely terrible. And the A319 is a good looking plane, otherwise. This is a complete disaster, and should be banned from the sky. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:30 pm

It looks like a mouse walked over and ate big chunks of cheese. Ugly! Who approved this disaster? And when will Airbus make an aircraft (except A330/340) that has a decent looking nose section? I can't decide if A320, A350, or A380 is uglier.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:30 pm

Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 33):
What is that near the top of the tail? Upper left in the blue?

German flag. Required due to D- registration, I understand.

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 31):
Had they limited the tail scheme to the tail only, it would look much better on most planes.

You've got a point there. It's like floor to ceiling curtains. No one does that these days. In a modern design it looks dumpy.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Its Here Finally! The American A319!

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Please turn it OFF!!!   

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 4):
Will the outside-facing surfaces of the window shades be painted to establish a bit more continuity of the livery?

It would look better if the window shades were up.


I have to agree with some of the other posters who said the E75 looks better than the 319.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
What a disaster. Oversized tail artwork, with the bullet holes in the logo and billboard titles really obvious. Would someone please save this monstrosity from our skies?

Please and thank you.

[quote=N328KF,reply=5]This is awful. American wanted to look unique. It looks uniquely horrific. I know they had to change due to increasing numbers of CFRP aircraft, but they could have gone with another look.[/quote
LOL Couldnt have said it better.

On the big birds it looks OK... on the smaller aircraft this livery is horrendous. AMERICAN titles are waaaaaay to big, which in turn makes the aircraft look stubby and the tail is just well... a mess. God I hope Doug Parker saves us from looking at this in the future. Theres a lot of US airbuses that will look like this eventually, plus all of the AA orders. Yuck. I know liveries are not a priority, but good grief maybe they could use a better livery at a lower cost and justify it that way.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:33 pm

Looks great! Especially with the sharklets.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:33 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 9):

I agree, it just looks stumpy, maybe the angle of it. I think the american eagle in that livery in that picture looks fantastic. Hopefully, with the longer a320 and 321, it won't nearly awful as it does here.

Quoting awacsooner (Reply 25):

couldn't agree more.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:33 pm

Awful...the 320 family is (IMO) already not much to look at, but this takes the cake. Not to mention that an Airbus with "American" written on the side is the a.net equivalent of an oxymoron...

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:33 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
with the bullet holes in the logo and billboard titles

That just looks wrong...

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 9):
A bit off topic but another new aircraft has been spotted in the new AA livery:

That livery, taking otu the 'bullet holes,' looks much better.   

Quoting D L X (Reply 10):
Is it just me or does it look tail-heavy?

Yes, the new AA livery on small aircraft is too much 'aft color.' It makes the aircraft look tail heavy on narrowbodies.


I'm normally not into livery that much... but this one is definitely a fail.

Quoting AirbusGeek (Reply 32):
Oh no! I can't watch! Somebody gouge my eyes out please,

   It is that bad...

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 31):
How can one plane look awesome and the other look so horrible?

"bullet holes" really mess up the livery.

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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:35 pm

The angle in which it was shot and the telescopic lens used probably didn't help making the plane look pretty. Surely more attractive shots will come out soon.

Nonetheless, it'll never look like this:
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:36 pm

I like it! Never thought I would see AA with a 319/320!
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:37 pm

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 35):

That is a discussion for a whole different thread. But I definitely agree. At first, I didn't really like the new AA scheme, it just was sad to see the classy, historic livery and scheme come to an end. Now, when I have finally gotten to like it, I have to see this?!?!
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:37 pm

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 42):
Quoting D L X (Reply 10):
Is it just me or does it look tail-heavy?

Yes, the new AA livery on small aircraft is too much 'aft color.' It makes the aircraft look tail heavy on narrowbodies.

I did not write that.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:42 pm

I´ll disagree here. I don´t mind this A319 so much. My biggest gripe with AA´s new livery is the rather large, featureless and bland grey fuselage. On the A319 we don´t get so much of it, and, at least in this picture, the fuselage looks more silver than grey.

The E175, on the other hand, does look grey.... is it the picture? Or is the finnish different?

Quoting Jalap (Reply 43):

Now, THAT looks good.
 
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:51 pm

Well all the window shades are down, so no wonder it looks freighter-ish.

Then again. It's just wrong.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:54 pm

Here it is. Many thought we would never see another Airbus in AA's livery. Looks like WN will be the only major with an all Boeing fleet.
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RE: Its Here Finally! The American A319!

Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:00 pm

Can anyone do a photoshop of how it would look in their old, classic livery ?


I bet it would look great.
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